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“Rebuilding Islands in the Chesapeake Bay” – TTG

Saw this on the local news yesterday. What an excellent use of the Corps of Engineers and Baltimore Harbor dredgings. In fourth grade, we did an in-depth study of the Netherlands including how the dikes and polders were built. The … Continue reading

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The thylacine will walk the earth again.

The project involves several complicated steps that incorporate cutting-edge science and technology, such as gene editing and building artificial wombs. First, the team will construct a detailed genome of the extinct animal and compare it with that of its closest living relative … Continue reading

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Redoubts 9 and 10 – Where the US was born.

(Reposted)   Without the service of the French Regulars, Cornwallis would never have surrendered.  Anthony Wayne’s Continentals and these men captured these two strong redoubts in night bayonet attacks.  There are a whole lot of these fellows buried out in … Continue reading

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How to stop the Mexican and other cartels …

Many years ago, I gave my opinion here on this subject. My opinion is based on: 1- The belief that even cartelistas fear death, 2- The US possesses a strong, well experienced set of commando forces in SOCOM, 3- The … Continue reading

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“Batteaux set off from Lynchburg” – TTG

Fifteen batteaux set off from Lynchburg down the James River to near Richmond Saturday morning as the 37th annual James River Batteau Festival got underway in Lynchburg. The festival will continue through next Saturday, June 25, when the boats come … Continue reading

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“Lugs and Jibs: An “Autumn Leaves” Update” – TTG

The Shallow Water Sailors are an informal collection of small boat nuts who for over 40 years have been gathering on the Chesapeake to cruise. I’ve had the privilege of joining their spring or fall retreats from time to time. … Continue reading

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“Drizzly Days in the Shallows” – TTG

An overnight cruise in early Spring, deep in the shallows of the Rade de Brest, featuring lots of drizzle, wading about on muddy saltings, cooking and musing on American and European table manners. Comment: I like this guy, a quirky … Continue reading

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A Return to the River – TTG

A part of ancestral homelands on Fones Cliffs is restored to the Rappahannock Tribe  Nearly 400 years after the Rappahannock Tribe was forced from their lands along the Rappahannock River, they finally got a piece back. It all culminated in … Continue reading

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“The economic case for Scottish independence has collapsed completely”

“Babcock, which bought Rosyth from the Ministry of Defence in 1996, has said that its single biggest customer is the UK Government. Its main Scottish business consists of building five Type 31 frigates for the Royal Navy, which Mr Lockwood … Continue reading

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Notes on the 3 January DC snowstorm – TTG

The nightly news on 2 January showed the lines of plows and salt trucks ready for the expected storm. The first inkling that things weren’t going to go as planned was the announcement that no road pretreatment could be done … Continue reading

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