You should have the next few days off for Christmas. Spend time with family. If you have spare time, read these links.
No New Cold War – You cannot have a Cold War when the other side is your supply chain. You cannot have one when the ruling party is in hock or compromised by them. You cannot have one when an administration is going to cooperate with them to put your space assets at risk.
Personality Cults – This is a short book review of a short book, but also discusses why personality cults flourish with authoritarian commie regimes.
West Point Cheaters – Biggest cheating scandal at West Point since 1976. I’ll assume no one is disciplined. They molded and allowed a commie to graduate a few years back. Would love to see yearbook photos of the cheaters.
Living With Karens – The media goes after a lesbian who was a bit Kareny for the new blacks in the neighborhood. I’d love to see articles like this about the reverse where it is the new black family who moves in and well, the neighborhood changes. Just read Next Door app posts.
Corn History – Interesting read on the ancient DNA that is aiding researchers looking at the history of the Americas.
The CIA’s Afghan Death Squads – There is no real reason we are still in Afghanistan. No American has a reason to see us waste men and money there. CIA has a reason: killing random 8 year olds. Sure the Afghanis do it, but they do what we tell them. This is an infuriating read.
Shkreli the Seducer – This reporter had a nice life in Brooklyn with a well paid husband. She threw it all away to have a relationship with Martin Shkreli. This article is a goldmine both for her worldview, her behavior, it capturing the zeitgeist and small details. I can envision Heartiste having a field day with this.
DNA Doesn’t Matter Until It Does – A little DNA from the neanderthals may leave carriers more at risk to covid than others. There is evidence some genes from the thals may give protection, too.
CW2 Snipers – This is why they want your rifles. It is not about gun violence, because handguns pose no threat to the garbage, credentialed elite. A rifle does. Four of the top five teams at a sniper contest were from National Guard units, not the Marines or Army. Keep up with your practice. If we do get a large second round of government checks, look for a precision rifle, a scope and a proper supply of ammo. Practice practice practice.