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June 18, 2021

Read everything….

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Professor Glenn Reynolds writes.

May 25, 2021

Belarus

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The country of Belarus has apparently seen the movie White Knights.   For those of you who haven’t seen it, Mikhail Baryshnikov plays a Russian dancer who defected and while flying to Tokyo, his plan is forced down in the Soviet Union.  It is an OK movie.

Apparently a leading Belarussian dissident was on a Ryanair flight flying over Belarus.  The government reported a bomb threat to the plane and sent a fight to escort it to land in Belarus.  Once on the ground there, the dissident was pulled from the flight and appears to have been imprisoned.

As you can imagine, this isn’t going over well with other countries.  Airlines are avoiding Belarus airspace and airlines are cancelling flights in and out of the country.  Some are pointing out that if they get away with doing this, other countries will do it too.

May 18, 2021

This can’t possibly be true

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Chinese pilots training in Canadian airspace?

March 29, 2021

Read Professor Reynolds

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As I have said previously, I recommend everyone read everything Professor Glenn Reynolds writes. This is no exception.

February 15, 2021

What the h*ll?

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What the heck is wrong with the USN acquisitions system?  First the LCS and Zumwalt debacles and now this?  Is there anyone up there who knows what they are doing?

January 30, 2021

The recent stock market shenanigans

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The article is the best take I’ve seen on the recent goings on in the stock market. A lot of folks in business and government need to wake up. There is a revolt brewing.

December 21, 2020

Remember when I said the US should

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sell NASA to Elon Musk for a dollar?  It is because of things like this, and this. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who’d be as mad as I am at idiocy like this.)

You’d have to have a heart of stone….

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Not to laugh at this.  It is richly deserved, thought you feel bad for the common citizen.

December 18, 2020

Sell NASA to SpaceX

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For a dollar.  Then give SpaceX 3/4 of the budget we give NASA each year.  The government saves money, and we get a competent space program. Story here

December 15, 2020

Chinese moon rocks

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A Chinese probe is bringing back rocks from the far side of the moon.  It is a very impressive technical accomplishment.  The Chinese are serious about space.  Thank God Elon Musk is, because the rest of the US government seems oblivious. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who would agree with every word)

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