Monthly Archives: November 2022

” … How the U.S. Totally Misjudged the War in Ukraine”

“The war in Ukraine isn’t going the way Russian President Vladimir Putin expected. And he’s certainly not the only one who was caught by surprise—the U.S. expected a rapid Russian success, with the Kremlin’s tanks inside Kyiv within days. Many U.S. officials from the … Continue reading

Posted in Intelligence, My books, Russia, The Military Art, Ukraine Crisis | 6 Comments

“Hakuto-R M1 & Lunar Flashlight” launch

First mission of the Hakuto-R commercial lunar lander developed by private Japanese company ispace. Rideshare includes Lunar Flashlight, NASA’s cubesat that will search for water ice at the Moon’s South Pole Space Rider – Wikipedia Lunar Flashlight – Wikipedia

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“Whole Foods decision to pull lobster divides enviros, pols”

 “Environmental groups are once again at odds with politicians and fishermen in New England in the wake of a decision by high-end retail giant Whole Foods to stop selling Maine lobster. Whole Foods recently said that it will stop selling … Continue reading

Posted in The economy | 28 Comments

A county in Arizona wanted to count all midterm election ballots by hand. The Secretary of State’s office said doing that would be illegal!

By Robert Willmann Cochise County, Arizona has a population estimated by the U.S. Census to be 126,050. In order to do its part to support democracy and have an honest election, it wanted to hand count the ballots in the … Continue reading

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“Protests erupt across China …”

“Protests erupted across China on Saturday, including at universities and in Shanghai where hundreds chanted “Step down, Xi Jinping! Step down, Communist Party!” in an unprecedented show of defiance against the country’s stringent and increasingly costly zero-Covid policy. A deadly fire at an apartment … Continue reading

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“Artillery Is Breaking in Ukraine. It’s Becoming a Problem for the Pentagon.” – TTG

WASHINGTON — Ukrainian troops fire thousands of explosive shells at Russian targets every day, using high-tech cannons supplied by the United States and its allies. But those weapons are burning out after months of overuse, or being damaged or destroyed … Continue reading

Posted in The Military Art, TTG, Ukraine Crisis, weapons | 23 Comments

“Vladimir Putin’s plot to freeze Ukraine into submission looks destined to fail”

“The obvious aim is sap morale and force Ukraine to negotiate – but so far, it’s having quite the reverse effect. As far as opinion polls can ascertain, Ukrainian public opinion is to keep fighting until every inch of Ukrainian … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, Ukraine Crisis | 49 Comments

“This is how Vladimir Putin’s dismal rule ends”

“Back in the 1990s, when Europe experienced another eruption of barbarous violence in the form of the Yugoslav conflict, there was a similar mood of pessimism that those responsible for committing genocidal horrors, such as the Srebrenica massacre, would ever … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, Ukraine Crisis | 41 Comments

Thanksgiving in the Field – 1863 from “Death Piled Hard” reposted 2022

One of my pre-occupations is the cycle of novels that I wrote concerned with what I think I learned in life.  It is set in the American Civil War and called “Strike the Tent.”  Why?  If I knew why perhaps I could … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Prose | 67 Comments

Unsolved mysteries: The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963

By Robert Willmann For the record. On 22 November 1963, President John F. Kennedy was murdered on a public street in broad open daylight in Dallas, Texas by a sophisticated operation. An equally sophisticated coverup and whitewashing of the crime … Continue reading

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