Category Archives: Current Events

Thoughts On Events In Iraq

There seems to be a lot going on in the world recently.  We could spend hours talking about the Bergdahl swap, or Hillary’s comments regarding domestic terrorists, or Obama’s non-comments about anything meaningful.  What does Cantor’s loss in the Virginia … Continue reading

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McRaven to Grads: To Change the World, Start by Making Your Bed [Watch] | The Alcalde

It is commencement time in the US.  Every year, speakers have an opportunity to bore the audiences with an inspirational / educational message at higher education establishments across the nation. An exception to the rule this year seems to be … Continue reading

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Operation Pouty Face | Monster Hunter Nation

NY Times, bestselling author Larry Correia put together one of those “tough” messages today on the realities of life.  This one was prompted by current events in Nigeria and Hollywood.  It’s worth 10 minutes of your time to read it. … Continue reading

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Mobile Killers

Another recent analysis from Active Response.  This time an interesting change in tactics and approach of your active shooter. Did you know that there was a gunman loose in Paris? Mobile Killers | Active Response Training. Like this:Like Loading…

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Sandy Hook Analysis

It has been almost a year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  Recently the police report on the incident was released.  Over at Active Response training, Greg has broken out some of the highlights of the report and … Continue reading

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When Old Is Again New

It has been 34 years since the fall of the US Embassy in Tehran.  While that is an event that many of us have placed in the dustbins of history, we received a reminder of the event as “tens of … Continue reading

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Entitlement Reform

Here is an approach for you. WRITTEN BY A 21 YEAR OLD FEMALE. PUT ME IN CHARGE . . . Put me in charge of food stamps. I’d get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for Ding Dongs or … Continue reading

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Shutdown / Debt Crisis

So how’s that for a headline?  That one get your alarmist hackles up?  It should. A friend of mine quoted The Economist this morning and it kind of sent my blood pressure up: The Economist on the government shutdown. Key … Continue reading

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Where You Do Not Want To Be

At some point in our lives we have all been fascinated by “Storm Chasers” but, have always wondered if any of them ever intercepted a storm the way that they really expected to. Over at No Silence Here, they have … Continue reading

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Field Medicine for Terrorist Attacks | Active Response Training

This is a good basic article about what to do when faced with traumatic injuries. Field Medicine for Terrorist Attacks | Active Response Training. A couple of notes to pay attention to.  “Get out of Dodge”.  The risk of secondary … Continue reading

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