Security Lapse

July 18, 2012

G4S, a private security firm reponsible for the 2012 Summer Olympics, comes up short on staffing just days prior to the start of the games? How do you fumble on such a grand scale with years to ramp up? Testifying before Parliament, Nick Buckles, CEO, still feels his firm is entitled to full payment: However, […]

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June 6th 1944

June 6, 2012

D-Day. Just the beginning of the Battle of Normandy, a costly fight by all estimates but the free world was on the line. The personal and national sacrifices made by all are the foundation of who we are today. Life could be so different if it were not for the determination of young men to […]

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Honor Our Fallen

May 26, 2012

They are the reason we have Monday off, earn our wages in dollars, and still speak English. Take a minute at 3pm Monday afternoon to remember them as is our national custom. Photo by 2LT James Wirthlin, USAF, courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery.

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Aviation Antiques

May 18, 2012

No, not me, not yet anyway. I do love an office at the local airfield. You never know what’s going to show up. Today I made a U-turn. A Ford Tri-motor and a Stearman. Where was my big camera? On the dining room table, where else?

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Mother’s Day

May 14, 2012

Me and Mom, in a park somewhere in Europe, Paris is my guess but who cares at that age – there’s ice cream! She got the card on time but I didn’t find this in the archives until this morning.

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May 8, 2012

T’was no crash, but a clever criminal act. I was suspicious from the beginning, as I’ve been trained to be, but what I was seeing looked like a legitimate attempt by Windows to diagnose and repair a hard drive malfunction. But it was not Windows nor my Webroot product doing the detective work – where […]

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Hard Drive Crash

May 6, 2012

What a great way to begin the day! Luckily I’m still within my 2 year Best Buy coverage on this Gateway laptop which, until now has been relatively cooperative. We’ll see if it’s fatal or not. Might be time to go Apple, although I’m not impressed with the whole cloud thing.

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Farm Labor

April 27, 2012

The kids’ summer jobs are safe for this year or, God forbid, the end of Obama’s reign. I for one would not mind revisiting this issue with a new President next year. Glad to see the President is worried about the farm vote. The DC is claiming responsibility for the quick reversal but it must […]

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Oil Economics

April 26, 2012

I feel obliged to share this even though it will undoubtedly bring me grief at home because until I read Mr. McQuain’s piece on oil speculators I truly thought they were to blame at least partially for high gas prices. After all, it’s easy to point a finger at paper traders that never get their […]

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Down on the Farm

April 25, 2012

More help from Big Government: A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm  chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress.  But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves. Under the rules, children under 18 could no longer work “in the storing,  marketing and transporting of farm […]

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