Monthly Archives: January 2023

Open Thread – 28 January 2023

This is what I think of when I hear open thread. DIE. DIE. DIE. TTG

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A good yarn by Electra Rhodes – TTG

It was six years ago, and my mate, Pink, had just been told he was going to die. He accepted the news with a grace I can only marvel at, but he said he’d a list of things he’d still … Continue reading

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Tanks are on the way… finally – TTG

Der Speigel is reporting that Scholz has decided to sent “at least” a company (14 tanks) of Leopard 2s to Ukraine. It’s still not official official … but that seems official. On Tuesday morning, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that … Continue reading

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A retired FBI agent is charged with crimes along with a former Soviet diplomat, and separately after getting mixed up with men from Albania and Bosnia

By Robert Willmann Before retiring from the FBI in September 2018, Charles McGonigal was the Special Agent in Charge of the Counterintelligence Division of the New York Field Office, after being appointed by former Director James Comey on 4 October … Continue reading

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“Civil War general’s remains come back to his hometown” – TTG

The final resting place of Civil War Gen. A.P. Hill has been anything but that, as his remains were put in the ground, dug up and moved, three times in the 19th century. Then, when the city of Richmond decided … Continue reading

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Mick Ryan on Ukrainian tanks – TTG

From the beginning of the Russian invasion, arguments over provision of different weapons & technologies to Ukraine have been waged in Europe and the US. Perhaps the most long-standing, and important, is provision of American or European tanks. My aim … Continue reading

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VA hospital to drop Confederate name – TTG

The Department of Veterans Affairs has changed the name of the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veteran Affairs Medical Center in south Richmond, dropping the name of a Confederate surgeon. The facility’s new name: Richmond VA Medical Center. It’s the latest instance … Continue reading

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In for maintenance – TTG

I talked with Colonel Lang a short while ago. He is in hospital for what I would call depot level maintenance. He is in good spirits and will return. His instructions are to carry on with this committee of correspondence. … Continue reading

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The Santa Fe, New Mexico District Attorney will say on 19 January whether a criminal case will be brought against Alec Baldwin for the shooting death on a movie set

By Robert Willmann At 9:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time tomorrow in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the local District Attorney, Mary Carmack-Altwies, will announce whether a criminal case will be brought against actor Alec Baldwin, who fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins … Continue reading

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“Ukraine credits local beavers for unwittingly bolstering its defenses” – TTG

Local beavers are helping Ukraine defend itself from a potential new front in Russia’s invasion, Reuters reported on Thursday. The animals are unwittingly helping Kyiv by building dams that keep the ground marshy and impassable, a military spokesman told the … Continue reading

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