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What is really change-your-life important, is rarely covered in the media, and what they do cover is chose solely for its ability to get ratings.

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I recently did a post saying that too many people are all excited about unimportant stuff that the media emphasizes and not excited enough about truly important matters. . I said judge and justice appointments are among the not-important things. A reader said he “begged to differ.” Fine. Tell me how Gorsuch and Kavanaugh have your life or mine since they were confirmed. So far, he offers nothing. . Like I said. . I cannot find a single US Supreme Court decision that changed my life since I turned ten years old in 1956. Yes, there has been a ton...

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Cadet killed in ‘training accident’ at West Point

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I got a text this morning that a cadet died at West Point and 20 other cadets and two trainers were hurt in a tip over of a five-ton Army truck..TV video seemed to show it happened on the highway from the West Point cadet area to Camp Buckner which is on the reservation west of the barracks, classrooms, and parade field..I was trained to be an Army truck driver at West Point during my first two months there. I got an Army drivers license. We drove deuce-and-a- half trucks---half the load-carrying capacity of a 5-ton..The training lasted half a...

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The big D-Day screw-ups that have been covered up for 75-years

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Today is the 51st anniversary of my class’s graduation from West Point. General Dwight Eisenhower’s son David graduated from West Point, the following day, in 1944: D-Day. General Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, the commander of D-Day. (He was West Point Class of 1915. He and I exchanged a salute at his 50th reunion at West Point when I was a freshman.) . Like everyone else, I am awed by the scale of the invasion—still the largest ever. I am also awed by the courage of the infantry and the paratroopers. . But I am also reminded...

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Is an honest media organization possible today?

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The media used to be scrupulously neutral in the 1950s and 1960s. Now except for the Wall Street Journal, that seems to be a quaint, anachronism. If you scoffed at the idea that the Journal is neutral, I am guessing you do not read it and are going by some cliche about greedy Wall Street Capitalists. Read it and point out an error or omissions in facts or logic..Integrity is a special interest of mine. The Cadet Honor Code is the main thing that drew me to West Point. It was real there in the mid sixties. Now, to hell...

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Australia election the latest evidence that there are a lot more ‘deplorables’ in the world than the Left think

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The Australia election Saturday is yet another voting-booth indicator that the elite, establishment, media and politicians WAY OVERestimate the percentage of the voters who agree with them and WAY UNDERestimate the percentage of voters who like people who, and things that, appall the establishment..The Australia pundits and establishment predicted the Australia left was going to win the 2019 federal elections with the usual program of green energy, stop climate change, tax the rich, increased regulation..They did not..This seems of a piece with:.• Trump’s election in 2016• Brexit also in 2016• Republican retention of the Senate in 2018• various elections in...

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