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November 16, 2018

Jamaica gets an air force…sort of

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 1:33 pm
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Jamaica has just put into service a surveillance aircraft and two helicopters.  Now does anyone make a kit of a surveillance version of the King Air 350 in 72nd scale?

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November 14, 2018

Taxing online

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 10:33 am
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Looks like Chicago is going the extra mile to squeeze every last ounce of revenue from its beleaguered citizens.  What a bunch of crooks.

November 13, 2018

The decline of Russia

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:33 pm
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Russia continues to lose population.  My prediction is this leads to an attempt by China to grab part of the Russian far east at some point.

November 8, 2018

Norway loses a ship

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:00 pm
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This is bad news.   Ouch!   Hopefully it can be re-floated and repaired.

November 7, 2018

Russia’s carrier woes

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:50 pm
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I blogged on this previously.  It looks like the Russians may have more problems than at first thought.

November 6, 2018

The German military

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:27 pm
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is a mess.  I’ve noted this before.

November 5, 2018

The Bear flexes his muscles

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:23 pm
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Story here.  I am not overly concerned with Russian behavior like this.  It is more a sign of weakness than strength.

Correct analysis

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:35 pm
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I think this analysis is correct.  While normally I would encourage apologies, I believe we’ve gotten into a culture where demands for an apology is used as a weapon.

November 2, 2018

This isn’t right

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:57 am
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The U.S. Navy should report its accidents with the same clarity that the USAF does.

Kentucky gets a new National Monument

Filed under: Kentucky,Politics — dknights @ 8:53 am
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And it is a civil war monument to boot.  Great news.

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