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January 22, 2019

Failed mutiny?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 1:19 pm
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As regular readers know, I have a special interest in watching the developments in Venezuela.  I’ve predicted for a while now that the situation cannot last and that either internal or external pressure would build and bring down the government.  Apparently an abortive uprising of national guardsmen has been put down.  I will be interested to see if this is the spark of a new revolt or the crushing of one in its cradle.

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January 20, 2019

Jamaica news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:07 am
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Jamaica had the best performing stock market in the world last year.  Interesting to see the turn around in the Jamaican economy.

January 18, 2019

Yellow vests

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:38 pm
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An interesting take on the Yellow Vest movement in France and its causes.

More on French speed cameras here.

January 17, 2019

Heart-wrenching

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:58 pm
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Just heart-wrenching.  How many times does man need to learn the lesson of socialism’s failures?

January 13, 2019

TV review: Project Blue Book (2019)

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:47 am
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I will say up front that I am a UFO skeptic.  However, I have an open mind, and I love a good TV show.  I was a big X-Files fan.  I first became aware of the USAF program, Project Blue Book, from the 1978 TV show Project U.F.O. which was supposedly based on the files of Project Blue Book.  I used to like the show.  So naturally, I was excited to see the History Channel was coming out with a new series based on the same premise.

I watched the first episode and it is….OK.  Nothing great.  Its no X-Files.  The stars don’t really bring anything to the table.  Based on the first episode, they plan on taking great liberties with the underlying actual UFO incidents.  I’ll watch at least a few more episodes, and give it a chance.

January 12, 2019

Cuba

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:01 pm
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I have spent a fair amount of time lately on the crisis in Venezuela, but we should not forget the other socialist hellhole in the western hemisphere, Cuba.  Here is an article on how folks scrape by there.

January 10, 2019

It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:10 pm
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The sorry saga of the Zumwalts

January 9, 2019

Two seemingly unrelated stories

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:27 am
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But they are.

USN doing more freedom of navigation trips in the South China Sea

and

China’s population declines for the first time in 70 years.

January 7, 2019

Venezuelan Supreme Court

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 4:04 pm
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Looks like one of the Venezuelan Supreme Court Justices has fled the country and denounced President Maduro.  I suspect the end is coming soon for the current government.  It can’t come soon enough to end the suffering of the people.

January 6, 2019

Dunn’s River Falls

Filed under: Family,General — dknights @ 6:24 am
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I’ve been to it and it is beautiful.  Do to liability and environmental issues, you’d never have an attraction like it in the US.  Like many things in Jamaica, it is apparent suffering from mismanagement. Unfortunately the news story is very short on details.

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