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GEN Stanley McChrystal. Ninja Warrior by all accounts. Apparently, not afraid to speak his mind? The article goes on to paint McChrystal as a man who “has managed to piss off almost everyone with a stake in the conflict,” including … Continue reading

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The Problem with Ego

I’ve been watching the BP interrogation Congressional hearing with interest for one reason and one reason only, to see the arrogance of American Congressmen and women. Democrats and Republicans alike repeatedly accused the embattled British corporate chieftain of refusing to … Continue reading

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Amazing

Absolutely amazing. A World War II Battlefield discovered in Papua New Guinea untouched. unseen by any but the Gods of those who perished there. Although the site was known to local villages, jungles reclaimed it after the battle of Eora … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

We are so proud of our guarantees of freedom in thought and speech and worship, that, unconsciously, we are guilty of one of the greatest errors that ignorance can make – we assume our standard of values is shared by … Continue reading

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Selection Results

The FY-11 CO/XO selection board results are out. It’s a very stressful time in the career of a submariner, as failure to screen leads to all sorts of things. Congrats to the folks who are selected from amongst the “best … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Dear Madam,– I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel … Continue reading

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Parting

There are some universal moments we can all share. One is the parting of a family pet. These last few days she takes no joy in life, and when I petted her last night I discovered wasted spaces where strong … Continue reading

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