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September 30, 2015

I admire brave men

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:23 pm
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These are certainly brave.  I also think it isn’t unrelated to China’s more aggressive foreign policy posture in the East China Sea.

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Illinois

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:59 pm
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It will be the first state to go broke.  It makes California look positively well run.

F-35

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:58 am
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Not often you see good stories on the F-35.

September 29, 2015

KC-46

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 10:56 pm
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Hopefully these will get in service soon and be as good as the aircraft it replaces.

Water on Mars

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:56 pm
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Just one more reason we should get there. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

September 26, 2015

Norway’s Fairchild PT-19s in Canada

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:35 pm
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Photo from March 1943 National Geographic

PT-19s

PT-19s

Well, this could get interesting

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:17 am
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Looks like the Chinese intend to get into the SSBN game.  That will make the South China Sea an even more interesting place.

September 25, 2015

Doing the right thing

Filed under: General — dknights @ 3:33 pm
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Here is an example of it.  I can’t believe the school would suspend the kid and kick him off the football team.

September 24, 2015

Mystery tunnels

Filed under: General,Technology — dknights @ 6:28 am
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Neat story.

September 23, 2015

Unbelieveable

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:59 pm
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Frankly, I’d love to defend any soldier being disciplined for defending a child from a rapist, ally or enemy.  Even if in direct contravention of an order, I think the soldier has a good defense.  Heck, I’d say it was a moral duty, just like the duty to disobey an unlawful order.

 

Related: The President is the commander in chief.  He sets the policy and thus he should be able to say at any moment if a particular thing is US military policy or not.

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