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November 13, 2019

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.

November 5, 2019

Pigs

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

October 27, 2019

Wexit?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:43 am
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Canada’s recent elections seem to show it every bit as divided as the US.  Will there be a Wexit?

October 23, 2019

What a mess

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:55 pm
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More Venezuela news.  While a tank of gas for a few pennies, sounds great, the economic distortions brought about by the government are why folks are having to pay with food stuffs.  Que Lastima!

October 16, 2019

Leverage

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:51 pm
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Pigs, it turns out, could lead to the denuclearization of North Korea.  The present US administration has made a resolution of the North Korea problem one of its top priorities.  North Korea teeters on the edge of starvation, at least for the vast majority of its population.  Now, North Korea has apparently been hit with “pig ebola” that has already struck neighboring China.  North Korea gets 80% of its protein from pork.  If this hits North Korea as hard as it has hit China, then it may provide an opening for the US to trade pigs for denuclearization.  Time will tell.

October 10, 2019

They need us…

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:22 pm
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…more than we need them.  This has been obvious for a while now, but only in the current administration have we begun to use this leverage.  It discomforts many companies in the US with strong interests in China (i.e. NBA, Nike) but that should not be our governments concern.

October 9, 2019

The NBA sucks

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:43 pm
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I hate NBA basketball.  While I enjoy the college game, the NBA is boring.  Not only is their product boring, but now the NBA has shown itself to be cowardly money-grubbers.  With the current controversy over the NBA, China and Hong Kong, this happened last night, not in China but in Philadelphia. 

September 23, 2019

Socialist revolution

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:19 pm
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in the United States.  Well, it was in 1917.  An interesting tidbit from history.

September 19, 2019

Hotspot

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:49 am
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As you know the South China Sea is a hotspot I watch closely.  However adjacent to it, in the  Sea of Japan (North China Sea) a little tussle is developing between North Korea and Russia.  These two nuclear armed, third-rate powers are apparently scrapping over fishing in each other’s waters.  Both countries are economically desperate and North Korea simply has to have as much protein as they can find so I could easily see this one flaring up.  Stay tuned.

September 18, 2019

Naming Navy ships

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:49 pm
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The Navy has made a report to Congress on plans for naming upcoming ships.  You can read it here. This is a pet peeve of mine. I hate the developing trend of politicians naming everything after themselves and their buddies.  The absolute pinnacle of this abomination is the late Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia who basically named everything in the state after himself.

I firmly believe that no ships should EVER be named after a living person.  With certain rare exceptions I don’t think that ships should ever be named after politicians ( I make rare exception for long dead persons of historical significance such as Lincoln and Washington)  Carriers should be named after battles, or historic previous ship names. Boomers should be named after States, Attack subs should be named after  major cities. APDs and the like should be named for smaller US cities and counties.  CGNs, DDs and FFGs should be named after naval heroes.  None of them ever should be named for living people, especially living or recently deceased politicians. <end rant>

 

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