Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Read This Stuff (11/24/15; UPDATED)

Just a reminder. There have been no new donations since the weekend.

FUNDRAISING UPDATE: The goal is $1500 in sales and donations by November 30. As of today at 10:00 AM PT, there have been three donations of $135.00 and one sale for $10.99, totaling to $145.99. Thank you!

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Turks shoot down Russian Su-24 Oops. Ethnic Turks among Syrian rebels celebrate the shoot-down in an expected manner. Article says that the pilot had been warned, but ignored it. ADDED:  Also shot down: a Russian-made Search and Rescue/Recovery helicopter, flown by Syrians.

And, apparently, the pilot was shot and killed as he parachuted down.

American Universities Begin to Implode

No News is Bad News in the Bergdahl Case -- Yet another Charlie Foxtrot.

Inaction is an Action
"Don’t do stupid shit" was a synonym for "I'm not going to get trapped in a Vietnam". However Rothkopf observed that the most important Red Line in Obama's world could be crossed the other way around. You could get into Vietnam by backing into it. The administration's greatest weakness was failing to realize that inaction was also policy. Not doing something could also be "stupid shit" and passivity was no protection from landing ass backwards in a quagmire.

Dallas mayor ‘more fearful’ of white men than Syrian refugees

On Solitude

ONE MORE:  File this in my HUGE "glad I'm retired" file, Emails show DOD analysts told to 'cut it out' on ISIS warnings; IG probe expands. Toe the line!

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