Monthly Archives: March 2017

Falcon 9’s first stage has come home again.

  "A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soared off a seaside launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center here today (March 30) on an unprecedented second mission to deliver a spacecraft into orbit, proving the booster's reusability.  The two-stage, 23-story-tall rocket … Continue reading

Posted in Space | 18 Comments

Senator Mark Warner is Dead Wrong on Russia by Publius Tacitus

     Almost all of the readers of this blog, I suspect, do not remember the House UnAmerican Committee hearings investigating communist subversion in the 1940s. I know that Colonel Lang was a youngster back then and does remember, but … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, Russia | 127 Comments

The Battle for Mosul: IS’ swansong or yet another shapeshifting ? (part 3)

By Patrick BAHZAD Chatter is getting louder these days about the Mosul offensive against IS nearing its end. Considering the significant territorial gains achieved by Iraqi forces, this is obviously a positive development. The coming victory however will come at … Continue reading

Posted in Iraq, Middle East, Syria | 46 Comments

Yes, Obama’s People Were Spreading Classified Intel on Trump by Publius Tacitus

  A fascinating and disturbing time in Washington. An anti-Russian propaganda campaign is running at full tilt and we find Democrats, most of the media and some Republicans spreading innuendo and outright lies about Donald Trump and his alleged ties … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars | 52 Comments

“… relaunching a used Falcon 9 rocket.”

"On Thursday, SpaceX is set to launch yet another satellite into orbit from the Florida coast — but this mission will be far from routine for the company. The Falcon 9 rocket that SpaceX is using for the launch has … Continue reading

Posted in Space | 23 Comments

Open Thread 27 March 2017


Posted in Open Thread | 142 Comments

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Posted in Vietnam | 54 Comments

When It Comes to Meddling in the US Election, Was it the UK? by Publius Tacitus

I learned a long time ago that when you are close to the truth the opposition, if there is any, springs into action and launches a desperate counter attack. That appears to define what happened in the wake of Fox News … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 90 Comments

What is Schumer trying to do in SCOTUS?

I don't get it.  Many will think that is my problem in a lot of areas of thought.  Nevertheless, Schumer's stated decision to resist Gorsuch's confirmation to the bitter end seems strange to me.  The Republicans have the numbers in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 24 Comments

Discipline for dogs (and kennel masters)

  "Israeli warplanes reportedly delivered airstrikes against Syrian army targets in the Qasioun Mount region near Damascus early on March 22nd. Israeli jets allegedly carried out four rounds of airstrikes. There were no reports about casualties or damage suffered by … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Russia, Syria | 36 Comments