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USCG Recruitment Woes

| November 5, 2022 | 21 Comments
USCG Recruitment Woes

Every branch of the U.S. military is struggling to meet recruiting goals, as noted in any of several articles posted here by the usual suspects. Stands to reason the malaise has reached the smallest service, too. Mick sends us an article on what lengths the Department of Homeland Security is willing to go to fill […]

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First it was murder hornets

| October 19, 2022 | 50 Comments
First it was murder hornets

Sit, Ubu! Canis latrans has expanded its grounds to parts of the East Coast over the past century. They’ve traveled from the Midwest to the Appalachians and north through Canada, then down to the South. Coyotes now inhabit the East Coast from South Carolina to New York City and even to islands off the coast […]

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New Zealand wants to tax cow burps

| October 17, 2022 | 16 Comments
New Zealand wants to tax cow burps

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, she of the gun bans and loonie left ideas, is back: On Tuesday, New Zealand’s government proposed a tax on farming emissions. Al Jazeera reports “Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told reporters the proposal would make New Zealand’s farmers not only the best in the world but the best for the world.” […]

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Not enough Lithium to meet targets – Mining CEO

| September 8, 2022 | 66 Comments
Not enough Lithium to meet targets – Mining CEO

  Keith Phillips, CEO of Piedmont Lithium, as an interesting view: Essentially, will we have enough lithium to meet our transportation needs? Sure. Eventually. Will we have it by the time all these ambitious goals like California’s “no-internal-combustion engines (ICE) by 2035” ? Uh, no. “Yes, we’ll [eventually] have enough, but not by that time,” […]

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FBI Raids Mar-A-Lago

| August 8, 2022 | 162 Comments
FBI Raids Mar-A-Lago

Trump’s Mar-A-Lago, Palm Beach FL In a stunning development, the FBI executed a search warrant on former President Trump’s home in Florida on Monday. It was neither immediately clear what evidence was gathered during the search, nor what convinced a Federal Judge to issue the search warrant in the first place. FBI Raids Former President […]

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New Hire

| July 14, 2022 | 56 Comments
New Hire

TAH/VG Editorial Staff News Room Our staff bench just got a bit deeper here at TAH. Welcome David to the fray. He’s a long-time contributor, and is a Cold War Army linguist. I approached David some time ago to see if he was interested in stepping up, and if so to ask permission to begin […]

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Hank Knew

| July 14, 2022 | 8 Comments
Hank Knew

Henry VIII knew what a woman was, although he seemed occasionally to prefer some shortening modifications to the basic model. But the Church of England he founded is a bit confused nowadays and after several centuries of “see, that one there has breasts, she’s a girl, and that one there has a beard and is […]

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It’s Deja Vu All Over Again

| January 26, 2022 | 15 Comments
It’s Deja Vu All Over Again

It looks as though Vlad Putin is getting something like ants in his pants about Ukraine and Belarus and is considering sending in Russian troops to “help out”. https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/26/biden-and-putins-ukraine-crisis-gets-personal.html The US seems to be responding – in a vague way – but here are the key points in the attached article: Key Points: – The […]

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