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February 29, 2012

Even Canadian law students experience stress.

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 12:56 pm
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Story here.

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February 28, 2012

RCAF history

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:02 pm
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Mr. Bates has helped pen an excellent article on the first black officer pilot in the RCAF.  It is a great story.  Read here.

February 27, 2012

Midway TBFs

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:46 pm
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The battle of Midway was the first use of the TBF.  Only one of the VT-8 TBFs survived.  Here are a couple of photos of the one that returned.  Photos via US Navy.

TBF

 

Midway TBF

 

 

February 26, 2012

3000+ Models

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:23 pm
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Our intrepid corespondent, Jim Bates, recently traveled to Seattle, WA to attend a different kind of model show.  His report is here.

February 25, 2012

Over the top government

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:16 pm
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I really do hate writing these posts.  I get tired of it.  Now we have government inspectors determining if the lunch you send to school is up to snuff nutritionally?  Story here.  Don’t tell these folks that I let my daughter eat a cookie for breakfast before school the other day!

Speaking of the government and regulation of our food, this is a good article for pointing out the absurdity of it all.

February 24, 2012

Crazy Ohio lawyers, and judges?

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 12:46 pm
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This is not a story you see every day.  I’ve reached out to a prominent Akron, Ohio attorney to see if there is more to the story.

More here.

February 23, 2012

The reason for smaller government

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:28 pm
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We need a smaller federal government.  This story illustrates why.  Personally, I think drinking raw milk is dumb.  I think giving it to small children is even dumber.  However, people ought to have the right to do dumb stuff if they so chose.

February 22, 2012

WWI history

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:00 pm
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This is an interesting story.  I’d be interested in seeing more photos of what they’ve found.

February 21, 2012

Those crazy Canadians

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:19 pm
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Only they could come up with a sport like this.

OK, I admit it.  I’d love to see a game just to see what it is like.  I imagine it is like hockey, but with less violence.

February 20, 2012

Weird legal news

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 12:36 pm
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Apparently writing in your English composition class that you are hot for your teacher will get you kicked off campus.  Apparently no one in the administration has heard of the First Amendment.  I suspect they will learn.

Apparently in Saudi Arabia you can be convicted on the word of someone who claims to have spoken with the genie that was possessing you at the time you committed the alleged crime.

And, as everyone suspects, the police are the worst violators of speed limit restrictions.

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