Tag Archives: Politics

Commemorative medal

I think this is what an old-fashioned commemorative medal would look like if something like the Nine Years’ War took place today, with Barack Obama as William of Orange. They seem to share a similar self-perception: “IOVI TONANTI” (Jupiter the Thunderous). We’re in for trouble if there … Continue reading

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Resistance to Change

Here’s a timely article from the August edition of Token Publishing’s Coin News about the seeming inability of the US to migrate from the dollar bill to the dollar coin: US CONGRESS has reopened the debate yet again on the future of the much-loved one … Continue reading

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Feel the pain

Yesterday I walked around the Tidal Basin in Washington DC and found out that the little buttons they hand out as souvenirs every year at the for the National Cherry Blossom Festival aren’t available this year “due to the sequestration.” … Continue reading

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Rethinking the mattress

Maybe putting your money under the mattress isn’t such a bad idea after all: Bank depositors in Cyprus learned today of a planned heist on their funds. It was a well organized one that will take 6.75% of all small … Continue reading

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I’ve seen some things, man, and some stuff…

The stereotype of the disturbed war veteran, originally created by opponents of the Vietnam War and handily resurrected by opponents of the Iraq War, is clearly the image Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has in mind when she thinks of our veterans. Feinstein’s … Continue reading

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Crisis du jour

“When in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout” – Herman Wouk, The Caine Mutiny A pretty good description of almost everything you hear out of  Washington DC, but we get more than one crisis du jour these … Continue reading

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They Were Expensable

One of the many less-fun things about being an employee of a defense contractor is the constant reminder that you are expensable. You and your salary and benefits are an operating expense, one of the items on the accounts payable … Continue reading

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