Monthly Archives: January 2023

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

Posted in fauna, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 16 Comments

The Cat’s Meow

Happy New Year Everyone! Now sit back and get ready to enjoy a new, new, story from the New CNN, Chat Noir News. Nine lives, many tales. Now I know you are probably wondering just where Ray Epps is vacationing … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Fred, government, Gun Control, Humor, Media Ignorance and Idiocy, Politics, Ukraine Crisis | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Soledar – TTG

Russian forces’ likely capture of Soledar on January 11 is not an operationally significant development and is unlikely to presage an imminent Russian encirclement of Bakhmut. Geolocated footage posted on January 11 and 12 indicates that Russian forces likely control most … Continue reading

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Remember. Members of Congress are not cleared for secrets – republished 2023

I have written on this often.  Members of the US Congress do not have vetted information security clearances.  They have access to government secrets because of their constitutional office as elected representatives of the citizens of the US.  This is … Continue reading

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The president is the sole authority on declassification – republished 2023

  I wrote this in 2015 concerning HC’s e-mails but it still applies.  Restating the case, the classification system in the US exists solely by Executive Order.  It does not exist by law.  All classifications of information are derivative from … Continue reading

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” … joint resolution to give Biden military authority to combat cartels”

“Crenshaw said the Mexican government “is fairly transactional and fairly prone to leverage” and said the joint resolution is “leverage,” adding the U.S. is “done having nice conversations where we all shake hands at the end and put our different … Continue reading

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Putin Replaces Russia’s Top Commander in Ukraine

“Russian President Vladimir Putin replaced the commander of his country’s forces in Ukraine. Putin named Gen. Valery Gerasimov to take over Russia’s troops, NBC News reported. Gerasimov replaces Sergey Surovikin, the Russian defense ministry announced Wednesday on Telegram. Three months ago, Surovikin became the … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, Ukraine Crisis | 26 Comments

Starlink Mission

” Scheduled for Jan 11, 2023SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, January 11 for a Falcon 9 launch of 51 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The instantaneous launch … Continue reading

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“Poland wants to give Ukraine Leopard tanks as part of coalition’

“Poland is ready to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine that Kyiv requested, Polish President Andrzej Duda announced on a visit to the eastern Ukrainian city of Lviv. Warsaw is willing to deliver the tanks “within the framework of an international … Continue reading

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