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December 2, 2019

I predict you will see more of this

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:00 pm
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Story here.  When government stops doing its job, the citizens will take matters into their own hands.

November 27, 2019

Polish defense upgrades

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:27 am
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It appears that Poland will upgrade its submarine force by purchasing second hand Swedish subs.  You don’t think much about Poland having a naval presence, but it has a significant Baltic coastline.

November 22, 2019

Trade war

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:15 am
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The administration might have been right that the US held the stronger hand if a trade war developed between the US and China. Story here.  Of course many people have made the same point for years and have wondered why previous administrations haven’t used the same leverage.

November 13, 2019

What is missing from this story?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:07 pm
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Story here.

Tightening the screws

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:36 am
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The US is exerting more influence to tighten the sanctions on Iran.  Latest here.  The US needs to continue to press other countries to takes these actions.  The same goes for North Korea.  The common thread in this is that China is assisting in thwarting these sanctions.  There is where the real screw tightening needs to occur.

F-35 update

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:27 am
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The per unit cost of the F-35 continues to fall as more are purchased.  Latest here.

November 11, 2019

F-35Bs for South Korea?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:22 pm
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Maybe.  It only makes sense, and with the South China Sea becoming such a flashpoint, it is unsurprising that Japan and South Korea would feel the need to strengthen their capabilities at sea.

Undersea spying

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:16 am
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Are the Russians tapping into undersea cables?  Is this ship involved?  I’d bet the answer to both questions is yes.

November 7, 2019

Holy mother of God.

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:06 pm
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This story.  How could any American do this to their country? (h/t Jeff “Inch High” Groves.)

November 5, 2019

Pigs

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:45 pm
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I am going to leave this right here.

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