Monthly Archives: December 2023

The 29 December missile and drone strike on Ukraine

This is what the Ukrainian Armed Forces put out shortly after the 29 December Russian missile and drone attack:  Critical infrastructure, industrial and military facilities were attacked in the latest massive Russian missile attack on Ukraine. Unfortunately, there are dead … Continue reading

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What Does the Space Force Do?

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Staring at the computer screen in an office complex not too far from Schriever and Peterson Space Force Bases, a Guardian had a rapidly diminishing timer with only eight minutes left to carefully type in the … Continue reading

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Open Thread – 28 December 2023

Places to go and people to see, again. As Colonel Lang would say, “Amuse yourselves.”

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“What I did over Christmas vacation”

This was often the first essay assignment after returning from Christmas vacation. But this isn’t about me. It’s about what the Ukrainian Air Force did in the last week. That includes the Anti-Aircraft Missile Forces. First, it appears the newly … Continue reading

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The Huron Carol – reposted 2023

“When we’ve been there ten thousand years,Bright shining as the sun,We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise,Than when we first begun.” Amazing Grace “Twas in the moon of wintertime, when all the birds had fled,That God the Lord … Continue reading

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The beauty of Christmas through music in a concert with three tenors

By Robert Willmann This is a repost of what I placed here last year on 25 December 2022. A timeless concert from 1999 — The Three Tenors Christmas — with Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and Jose Carreras. Pavarotti passed away … Continue reading

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“The story of ‘Carol of the Bells,’ a Christmas classic born in Ukraine” – reprinted 2023

“Shchedryk” (from Ukrainian: Щедрий вечiр, “Bountiful Evening”) is a Ukrainian shchedrivka, or New Year’s carol. It was arranged by composer and teacher Mykola Leontovych in 1916, and tells a story of a swallow flying into a household to sing of … Continue reading

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Operation Prosperity Guardian

This is by far the craziest story I have reported on in the 15 years I’ve been CEO of @gCaptain. BREAKING NEWS: Confirmation From Dr Sal on the news about @cmacgm and the French Navy I posted to my video … Continue reading

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Bill Harris, The Bulge and Christmas 1944

“Near-complete surprise was achieved by a combination of Allied overconfidence, preoccupation with Allied offensive plans, and poor aerial reconnaissance. The Germans attacked a weakly defended section of the Allied line, taking advantage of heavily overcast weather conditions, which grounded the Allies’ … Continue reading

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My favorite Nativity scene – reposted 2023

I bought this one in Bethlehem from the Palestinian Christian who carved it.  God bless you every one.  pl

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