FAA trying to prevent drone rescues in America

  The FAA is out of control with this.  Drones are out of the barn and taking an aerial photo of these luddites trying to close the doors. A Texas group that searches for missing people is fighting a Federal Aviation Administration order to stop using drones These guys are out trying to help people […]

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If you appreciate an excellent performance, you must see this

I spent last week in Washington D.C. as part of Storm the Hill 2014 but I’ve written about it on TexVet and will write more.  There is a lot going on at my work.  I’m having fun with new hobbies.  But – this performance intrigued me: and I found it after watching this transcendent documentary […]


List of Media from Storm the Hill 2014

Miami Herald: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/27/4022345/vets-demand-action-to-address.html David Dickerson sent this note: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/mar/26/iava-storm-hill-curry/ The New York Times on the Day of Action: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/28/us/using-flags-to-focus-on-veteran-suicides.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0 Stars and Stripes piece: http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/flags-display-senate-bill-put-focus-on-veteran-suicides-1.274960#.UzizSq1dUw7 The CBS News video piece: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/flags-on-national-mall-represent-veteran-suicides/ Yahoo Video: https://tv.yahoo.com/video/flags-national-mall-represent-veteran-191544943-cbs.html Vimeo of Duane: http://vimeo.com/90267499 and Ann http://vimeo.com/90370491 and David in Oklahoma http://vimeo.com/90370490?utm_source=email&utm_medium=clip-transcode_complete-finished-20120100&utm_campaign=7701&email_id=Y2xpcF90cmFuc2NvZGVk   Politico ran a nice gallery of pictures: http://www.politico.com/gallery/2014/03/veteran-suicides-a-call-for-action/001722-024445.html UPI’s […]


Is everyone lying about the “rogue CIA op”?

With statements like this (and yes, I understand & encourage media outlets to cooperate when the government asks for time on ongoing operations) it is hard to tell who’s lying.  Maybe this is all part of yet another orchestrated campaign to free this guy.  Who can tell? The New York Times has known about the […]


The 6,000-Page Report on CIA Torture Has Now Been Suppressed for 1 Year

There’s no excuse for holding this report up, except for what seems to be behind the classification of way too much material – embarrassment and political expediency.   Senator John McCain.”What I have learned confirms for me what I have always believed and insisted to be true—that the cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment of prisoners […]


Hypocrisy and U.S. Foreign Policy

Farrell and Finnemore point out some awkward truth for American foreign policy practitioners in the wake of Wiki & Snowden leaks. Secrecy can be defended as a policy in a democracy. Blatant hypocrisy is a tougher sell. Voters accept that they cannot know everything that their government does, but they do not like being lied […]

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Whedon Sheds Light On “Serenity’s” New Day – Comic Book Resources

Cool news and an informative interview about the Serenity comics.  The future of Firefly is mostly in these comics. CBR News: “Leaves on the Wind” picks up after “Serenity.” How much time has elapsed? What can you tell us about where this next chapter might take Mal and Serenity? Whedon and Jeanty’s “Serenity: Leaves on […]

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Merrill Newman in happier times

State news: American Merrill Newman ‘deported’ from North Korea – CNN.com

I really don’t understand how this gentleman could have been so naive or over-confident.  But – everyone repeat with me – “The North Koreans are not like you and me.”  Theirs is probably the most isolated, and possibly criminal regime and country on earth.  They will shoot you, they will lock you up.  You aren’t […]