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Day of the Woman



 

 

It is International day of the Woman. Once again we are told that America sucks for women, but does it really? Compared to places where women are told they cannot drive because they encourage being raped by doing so?

And as women make gains in our society, particularly the military, including being members of the crew on submarines or in combat teams for the Marines, are we learning to be more accepting of the presence of women in traditional male roles or are we balking and saying “nope, nope, nope???”

And what does it say about our beliefs when the Marines are rocked by a scandal in which Marines and Vets shared pictures of females Marines, with outrageous comments being made about the women?

Did we forget how to be men of honor?

 

 

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In The Line of Duty

If you thought that all the drama and angst over the 2016 election with its divided country and confusing rhetoric was over, stand by. The real political nonsense is just getting started. Over the next four year we are going to see allegations and investigations that will make the Benghazi stuff look tame. And each and every time someone says “That ain’t right,” it will be met with the excuse that “You did it to Hillary and Obama.”

Can you imagine what the next 50 years is going to look like with this back and forth tit-for-tat nonsense? It’s like a Star Trek episode where the guy who is black on the left side keeps chasing the guy who is black on the right side through time and space. All the country really wants is to have government that isn’t sticking its nose into every corner of our lives and taking all of our money, but instead what we get is The Magnificent Bickersons and more and more consolidation of power and authority.

Yay us.

Among the issues that the Military is facing is the question of whether or not suicides are to be considered “in the line of duty” or not. This is one of those sure to divide people issues, mainly because of the varying religious beliefs about the act of suicide and the general social phobias we have about talking about it. Read the rest of this entry

A Community in Mourning (UPDATED 11/15)

I spent about two hours yesterday evening writing a brilliant (IISSM) piece about the so-called “popular vote” and why it doesn’t matter.  I had numbers and percentages and spreadsheets and all kinds of vote counts – none of which are the same – and a bunch of logic that showed that claiming that Candidate A won the popular vote can’t actually be proven to matter.

Literally. Two hours I spent writing that blog entry. I still have it, a page away from this one, where it will remain unseen and unpublished. Why? Because of one simple fact that cannot be changed:

The popular vote does not now and has never mattered. Period. Read the rest of this entry

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