By lex, on July 5th, 2011
An AP report on the man who hunted Osama bin Laden ** through eight years and three CIA directors:
Was in the WSJ today. According to them, James Mattis resigned after being blindsided by President Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria.
James Mattis is one of those men whose leadership style should be emulated by those wanting to be great leaders. Lex, who I think was also one of those rare leaders, admired James Mattis with an anecdote.
By lex, on December 20th, 2010
And we are prepared:
Two bottles Cabernet Sauvignon (Yellow Tail, Oz), two oranges (peeled and sliced), one half cup of brandy, 15 cloves, one and one-third cup honey, half a dozen cinnamon sticks, 2 teaspoons fresh ginger.
Combine all ingredients in a deep pot and warm gently – don’t let it boil! – stirring occasionally until blended and steamy.
Serves eight normal people, or four naval aviators.
This little YouTube video has become viral with over
18 43 million reads. Just don’t anger this NASA engineer.
I couldn’t stop laughing.
H/T to CG-23 Sailor.
I have an appreciation of history, despite a number of teachers who did their best to quell it. Most teachers want the student to memorize names and dates. History becomes sterile. Those history teachers are legion.
We are where we are because of the past – some very small but consequential events, some cataclysmic.
And, one would think, that the subject of diplomatic history – the study of treaties – would be the most boring of all.
In 1973, OPEC – the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries – had simply decided to not sell us oil, and we had a huge dependency on them *. I was trying to find the percentage and could not readily find it, although 40% seems to come to mind.