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Navy Pronoun Training

| June 22, 2022 | 87 Comments
Navy Pronoun Training

Naval Sea Systems Command Inclusion & Engagement Council’s Diversity Pronoun Training Team U.S. Navy Releases Video Training Sailors to Use ‘Right’ Pronouns, Not ‘Misgender’ Colleagues JOSHUA KLEIN A newly-released Navy training video teaches sailors to use the “right” pronouns, “show that we’re allies,” and create “a safe space for everybody,” while instructing service members on […]

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Milley: Ukraine war likely to last for years

| April 6, 2022 | 20 Comments
Milley: Ukraine war likely to last for years

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley Adjusting his prior prediction of a 72 hour Russian military take-over of Ukraine, General Milley also contradicted White House assertions on the efficacy on the deterrence value of economic sanctions. White House press secretary Jen Psaki had stated “Sanctions are not an end to themselves. They serve a […]

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A Superb Cover – and an Amazing Original

| March 27, 2022 | 6 Comments
A Superb Cover – and an Amazing Original

Got back from a long road trip a couple of days ago. And yeah, I guess that means this article is a musical “walkabout”. You have been warned. (smile) . . . I’ve previously discussed the Rolling Stones here at TAH. And yes, during the trip they were one of the artists whose music helped […]

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Yer Weekend Chuckle: A “Thanks” for the Ages

| February 5, 2022 | 32 Comments

Johnny Cash was a legendary figure in American music. I’ve mentioned him previously in comments to articles at TAH, as well as featuring one of his late-career collaborations in this article. And yeah, that means I’m about to go on another music-related walkabout. You’ve been forewarned. But if you read on, I think you’ll get […]

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Gun Crime Causation-Correlation Fallacy

| January 10, 2022 | 17 Comments
Gun Crime Causation-Correlation Fallacy

The spike in violent crime last year was a marked departure from crime patterns over the last several decades. In fact, 2020 was likely the deadliest year for gun-related homicides since 1999. According to the Gun Violence Archive, more than 19,000 people died of gun violence in 2020. This spike was particularly acute in major […]

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Repost: A Modern Thanksgiving Tradition of Sorts

| November 25, 2021 | 29 Comments
Repost:  A Modern Thanksgiving Tradition of Sorts

From several years ago. Happy Thanksgiving, all. —– Because of the date of the original incident, this song has become a minor Thanksgiving tradition on many modern radio stations. This should also bring back a few memories for our Vietnam-era readers; hopefully, at this point, the passage of time has made them reasonably mellow ones. […]

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Super-Spreader?

| August 9, 2021 | 41 Comments
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Super-Spreader?

Sturgis, South Dakota David sends. A massive motorcycle rally rumbles into South Dakota. Attendees should stay outside, health experts say. Edward Segarra Bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts have descended on South Dakota’s Black Hills for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, again raising concerns that COVID-19 will rapidly spread among the hundreds-of-thousands expected at the event. Last […]

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Remembering Thunderfingers – Redux

| July 25, 2021 | 5 Comments
Remembering Thunderfingers – Redux

I’ve been listening to a bit of classic Who lately.  One of the albums I’ve listened to was their 1973 release Quadrophenia. Yeah, you guessed it:  what follows is another musical “walkabout”.  You have been warned.  (smile) . . . IMO Quadrophenia is generally the “forgotten” studio album from The Who’s peak decade (1969-1978).  The […]

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