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July 9, 2020

A-29 down

Filed under: General,Politics — dknights @ 3:32 pm
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An Afghan A-29 apparently went down in Afghanistan due to mechanical issues.  A US instructor pilot was on-bard, but ejected and was rescued.

Buried in the story is the nugget about US based training of Afghan pilots being wound down because the Afghan trainees go AWOL when they get into the US.  Why would we continue to bring members of certain foreign military forces into the US for training?

June 5, 2020

Good news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:49 pm
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Australia and India are committing to closer joint military cooperation.  Both countries realize the danger the CCP represents.  Taking these steps now may prevent worse problems later.

June 4, 2020

Time to wake the heck up

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:29 am
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The CCP is not our friend.  It is vital that the USN get its head out of its butt (i.e. LCS) and figure out a strategy and a build out to meet this threat.

June 1, 2020

It gets worse

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 4:28 pm
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I posted earlier about this story here.  It turns out the person that was killed was a local business owner whose business was next to where the crowd had gathered.  From the story it appears that the police have a suspect in the initial shooting, but don’t know how or who shot the business owner.

I am sure this will make things calmer

Filed under: Kentucky,Legal — dknights @ 11:14 am
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Story here.  God have mercy.

May 28, 2020

Naval construction

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:56 pm
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An interesting perspective.  If the economy bounces back to pre-pandemic levels quickly, then a wave of retirements really will result in a shortage of skilled workers.  Given the pay and employment security, these should be highly sought after jobs.

FBI

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 9:28 am
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The FBI needs to be less involved in politics and more involved in finding people like this.  I have a gut feeling this is a bigger problem than we know.

May 22, 2020

A question

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 8:36 am
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Shouldn’t the FBI and CIA be concentrating on preventing this type of stuff?  Seems like they’ve been a bit distracted of late.

May 14, 2020

Police unions should be illegal

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:21 am
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As should all public sector unions.  Latest example here.

April 23, 2020

Covid-19 (The Wu Flu)

Filed under: General — dknights @ 11:23 am
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An extraordinarily clear eyed assessment of our current situation.

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