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Covid-19: Some Perspective

| March 31, 2020 | 179 Comments
Covid-19:  Some Perspective

The media – and much of the public – appear to have collectively lost their ever-lovin’ minds over Covid-19. Specifically, many are IMO hugely overreacting; they’re all but screaming, at the top of their lungs, “The end of the world is at hand!” Well, here’s some data that should shed light on the actual impact […]

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The gun sales surge accompanying the conronavirus pandemic is overwhelming state and federal background checks

| March 23, 2020 | 85 Comments
The gun sales surge accompanying the conronavirus pandemic is overwhelming state and federal background checks

Governor Ned Lamont’s (D-Conn) ‘stay at home’ order closes non-essential businesses, but lists gun stores as “essential,” allowing them to continue to operate. That this sent shock-waves through both Pro 2A and Gun Control camps is a given, with Pro 2A organizations applauding the Governor’s Executive Order, and Gun Control groups panning it. Interesting times […]

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Greyhound- Battle of the Atlantic Movie

| March 13, 2020 | 32 Comments
Greyhound- Battle of the Atlantic Movie

Guardedly optimistic. Visceral hatred for Das Boot, and U-571 was just pathetic. I’ll view with interest, and critique at leisure.

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Gladys Mae West and The GPS

| March 4, 2020 | 13 Comments
Gladys Mae West and The GPS

She was the person behind the development of the GPS system, something that we take for granted now. Yes, there were other people involved in it, and she was involved from the start of it as a code writer and programmer. (You try doing all that coding that way. Go ahead.  I dare you.)  Her […]

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Search for the Missing

| March 2, 2020 | 17 Comments
Search for the Missing

Four Convair F-106A Delta Dart flight interceptor aircraft in flight. The fighter jet served as the U.S. military’s primary plane to intercept attacking enemy aircraft for three decades. Maj. Vinopal piloted the jet as part of the 71st Fighter Interceptor Squadron out of Selfridge Air Force Base (now Selfridge Air National Guard Base) in Michigan. […]

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Valor Friday

| February 28, 2020 | 5 Comments
Valor Friday

Distinguished Service Cross Continuing on last VF’s theme, Mason relates the heroism of unique recipients of valor awards. Six of them. Mason Last week I spoke about Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, the only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor. She served with the Union Army during the Civil War and fearlessly rendered aid […]

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Yer Midweek Funny: The Fart That Brought Down a King

| February 26, 2020 | 9 Comments
Yer Midweek Funny:  The Fart That Brought Down a King

Most here at TAH are familiar with Monty Python’s famous “I fart in your general direction” taunt.  But it appears that at times, truth is indeed stranger – and funnier – than fiction. Because it appears that the Python skit could be based, very loosely, on a real incident that far predates King Arthur.  This […]

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U.S. Marine pilot whose heroics helped stop 1973 New Orleans sniper dies at 84

| February 20, 2020 | 31 Comments
U.S. Marine pilot whose heroics helped stop 1973 New Orleans sniper dies at 84

A decorated U.S. Marine Corps pilot who risked his life and career to help New Orleans police during the Howard Johnson’s hotel sniper attack that claimed seven lives in 1973 died Feb. 13 of cancer, according to his family. Retired Lt. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Pitman Sr., whose heroics in piloting a helicopter that allowed police […]

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