David Knights' Weblog

March 14, 2019

Wise quote of the day

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:41 am
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You can vote your way into socialism, but you have to shoot your way out.

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March 11, 2019

A good person

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:58 pm
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Here is the story of someone with God-given talent who is using it to make the world a better place.  I wish there were more such people.

 

I don’t believe it

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:15 pm
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Story here.  Frankly, I have noticed a number of these stories in the last 6 months.  The Defense Department and the defense industries aren’t above pushing stories like these to get increased appropriations.  IMHO, the military is will funded, but the funds are wastefully spent.

March 6, 2019

KC-46 woes

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:24 am
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The Air Force, which just started taking deliveries of the KC-46 is now stopping, due to tools and trash being found in aircraft being delivered by Boeing.  This is stupid and Boeing needs to clean up its act (literally) ASAP!

March 4, 2019

An interesting idea

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:00 pm
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A charity wants to acquire the retired USS Nassau (LHA-4), a retired Tarawa class assault landing ship and convert it into a mobile disaster relief ship.  This seems like a good idea to me and one the government and the USN should support.  In addition to all the good work it could do, the ability to call the ship back into service on short notice would be a benefit to the navy.

February 28, 2019

India-Pakistan

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:05 pm
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Looks like things continue to be hot on the border, but it doesn’t seem like they are escalating.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

February 19, 2019

Jamaica Defense news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:03 pm
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The government is making a substantial investment in the Jamaica Defense Forces facilities.  The biggest part of this is the completion of the new barracks near the Montego Bay airport.

A Russian fast one

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:07 am
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The Russians tried to pull a fast one to claim that they aren’t violating the INF treaty.  I think pulling out of the treaty was the right thing for the administration to do.  While I think Russia is a paper tiger, I do think it is important to be seen as holding treaty partners to their word.

 

February 18, 2019

Another one for Jim

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 10:37 am
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As Washington State’s leading libertarian lawyer, I am surprised that superlawyer Jim Bates is not heavily involved in this litigation.  I think an amicus filing is in order.

February 14, 2019

WTF?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:55 am
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Story here.  I am not above believing this is a cover story to convince Iran that the defection is real while actually planting a spy.  Interesting.

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