Category Archives: Whatever

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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Happy New Year -2023

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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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My brother, the swift fox ….

“Native species such as swift foxes and black-footed ferrets disappeared from the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation generations ago, wiped out by poisoning campaigns, disease and farm plows that turned open prairie where nomadic tribes once roamed into cropland and cattle … Continue reading

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The voyage of the Sarimanok – TTG

In 1985, a seacraft named the ‘Sarimanok’, a 20-meter long double outrigger canoe adzed from a single tree in the Southern Philippines, was constructed to re-enact the migration from Indonesia of human settlers on Madagascar (based on archaeological evidence) some 2,500 … Continue reading

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“La Grande Fete de Merci Donnant” Buchwald – reposted 2022

“They landed at a place called Plymouth (once a famous voiture Americaine ) in a wooden sailing ship called the Mayflower (or Fleur de Mai ) in 1620. But while the Pelerins were killing the dindes, the Peaux-Rouges were killing … Continue reading

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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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“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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