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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| February 3, 2023 | 82 Comments

Toilet bowl lid/seat in the down, or in the up position? Whichever position we prefer, or were taught, simple observation shows that they could be found either up or down. Most simply deal with it and lift it up when they need to lift it up, or lower it when they need to lower it. […]

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The U.S. agrees to send longer-range weapons to Ukraine

The U.S. agrees to send longer-range weapons to Ukraine

| February 3, 2023 | 58 Comments

The Ukrainians feel that if they could get their hands on long range western weapons, they could deteriorate the Russian Army’s ability to defend the territories they invaded. The Ukrainians have been persistent with their requests for these weapons. However, the US and other NATO countries were hesitant for fears that these weapons would be […]

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Extra dose of valor for your Friday

Extra dose of valor for your Friday

| February 3, 2023 | 5 Comments

I’ve previously talked about some recipients of the Dickin Medal, awarded by the British animal humane organization People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA). It is the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, the United Kingdom’s (and Commonwealth’s) highest honor, awarded only for battlefield gallantry. A US Marine Corps dog is the latest recipient of the […]

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Valor Friday

Valor Friday

| February 3, 2023 | 8 Comments

Part three on my exploration of Congressmen of valor. Thomas Wilson Bradley Thomas Bradley, an Englishman by birth, immigrated to the US when he was a small child. He came to the country with his mother Mary Wilson and the James Roberts family, just before his fifth birthday, aboard the ship Fidelia. Initially living in […]

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Chinese spy balloon floating over U.S.

Chinese spy balloon floating over U.S.

| February 3, 2023 | 88 Comments

This spy balloon is floating above commercial air traffic and doesn’t currently threaten things on the ground. Officials have taken precautions to protect against sensitive information collection. The Pentagon advised Joe Biden to not shoot the balloon down. From the Army Times: “Instances of this kind of balloon activity have been observed previously over the […]

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Friday FGS

Friday FGS

| February 3, 2023 | 5 Comments

CZ 452 Man describes himself as trespasser before being shot by Montgomery County deputies: sheriff’s office The man was rushed to a hospital in The Woodlands in critical condition, deputies said. Author: Michelle Choi, Jaime E. Galvan A man was shot by deputies in a neighborhood near Magnolia early Thursday, according to the Montgomery County […]

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A Modest Proposal II

A Modest Proposal II

| February 3, 2023 | 10 Comments

One of the unicorns of the gun-grabbing left is “universal background checks” – they want every gun transaction to have to be pre-approved by the government. They couch their version as a “gun safety” proposal to limit bad folks from getting  guns. Sort of like how the Brady bill was supposed to do it, and […]

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The U.S. secures additional access in the Philippines

The U.S. secures additional access in the Philippines

| February 2, 2023 | 45 Comments

The US received access to four more bases in the Philippines, allowing it to have more positions from which to monitor China’s activities from. Securing the deal with the Philippines completes a chain of nations in Asia that the US is closely working with to address the Chinese threat in the region. From the BBC: […]

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