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It’s Getting Hard

To live here.

 

By Lex, on Thu – August 18, 2005

 

Traffic today, on the northbound 5. Like you’ve never seen before, a parking lot before we even got to LaJolla. Seems that there were earlier delays, and so many of those who finally broke free just couldn’t wait to race into their own accident. Jaysus but it was a mess.

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A July 4th Message from Lex

Happy 4th!

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Friday Musings 07/16/2004

By lex, on Fri – July 16, 2004

 

No telling where this is going to take us. Buckle in.

I’m almost entirely certain that I’m not going through a mid-life crisis. So let’s just get that out on the table.

I haven’t dyed my hair back to what I still consider to be its natural color. I’m not in the market for a liposuctionist. I’ve had motorcycles forever, so that’s not new, and am not shopping for a sports car. I am not actively seeking for, nor passively receptive to, a Replacement Hobbit.

One is quite enough to last a man a lifetime.

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Lead/Follow

 

Posted by lex, on February 15th, 2012

bit of a twist on the usual relationship between USAF and Navy, when it comes to UASs:

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The Latest Outrage

By lex, on January 12th, 2012

Third Battalion, Second Marines is in the headlines, and not in a good way:

The U.S. Marine Corps is investigating a video that surfaced online today in which several Marines appear to urinate on the corpses of suspected Taliban fighters.

The video, which is less than a minute long, appears to show four men in uniform looking around before urinating on three dead bodies, at least one of the men chuckles as they do so.

“Have a great day, buddy,” one of the men is heard saying, apparently to a dead body.

The Marine Corps responded quickly after reports of the video surfaced, calling for a full investigation.

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Beyond Parody

Posted by lex, on January 2nd, 2012

A Columbia University anthropology prof is offering a course on the Occupy movement:

The class is taught by Dr. Hannah Appel, who boasts about her nights camped out in Zuccotti Park.

As many as 30 students will be expected to get involved in ongoing OWS projects outside the classroom, the syllabus says.

The class will be in the anthropology department and called “Occupy the Field: Global Finance, Inequality, Social Movement.” It will be divided between seminars at the Morningside Heights campus and fieldwork.

It costs nearly $60k per year * to send an undergrad to Columbia. For this.

*06-22-18 Using Lex’s link, it is as of this date $74K – Ed.

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Cause of USS Fitzgerald Collision?

According to Robert McCain the 2 officers who should have easily kept her out of harm’s way weren’t speaking to each other.

During the early weeks after the USS Fitzgerald was speared by a lumbering Philippine container ship, it was noteworthy that the captain and a couple of admirals were publically named, but not the actual officer in charge, the officer of the deck. (OOD) The other person who should have kept the Fitz out of trouble is the person in charge of the combat information center, the Tactical Action Officer. That individual is supposed to be monitoring the combat radar, which can detect a swimmer at a distance of two miles.
Not until a year later, when the final reports are made public and the guilty parties have been court-martialed, does the truth come out. The OOD was named Sarah, and the Tactical Action Officer was named Natalie, and they weren’t speaking to each other!!! The Tactical Action Officer would normally be in near constant communication with the OOD, but there is no record of any communication between them that entire shift!

Quite an article – and simply for the sake of “gender integration” are the standards being lowered? And senior officers “knowing their promotions may hinge on enthusiastic support for “gender integration,” are reluctant to enforce standards for the women under their command.“?

Standards are there for a reason.

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