Junior Ganymede
We endeavor to give satisfaction

“Police declined to press charges”

July 21st, 2014 by Vader

And I laud their exercise of prosecutorial discretion.

It would be a shame, though, if “Buzz” Aldrin’s application of rough justice compromises the libel suit.

And, on a related note, is anyone else as disturbed as I am over the amazing lack of attention paid to the 45th anniversary of the first Moon landing?

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July 21st, 2014 08:46:47

Captain Telemachus USA

March 31st, 2014 by Vader

In the closing days of the Second World War:      (more…)

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March 31st, 2014 11:23:07

Birkenhead Drill, Mother’s Edition

March 20th, 2014 by Vader

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March 20th, 2014 10:52:26

“Wild Bill ” Guarnere

March 10th, 2014 by Vader

Is dead.

And when he gets to Heaven,
To St. Peter he will tell:
One more Airborne reporting, sir,
I’ve served my time in Hell.

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March 10th, 2014 10:14:08

Birkenhead Drill, Anonymous Tramp Edition

February 24th, 2014 by Vader

As observed by science fiction writer Robert Heinlein:    (more…)

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February 24th, 2014 09:59:40

Remembering James E. Talmage

February 13th, 2014 by Vader

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February 13th, 2014 12:22:08

The modern rich young man

December 11th, 2013 by Vader

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December 11th, 2013 09:21:18

Birkenhead Drill, Special Skydiving Edition

December 02nd, 2013 by Vader

I was looking down at the ground to see where we were headed. It’s pretty much a farm area, so there’s houses, barns, barbed wire fences, all kinds of things you can hit that it’s going to kill you. I had a brief thought about, “Well, this is my fate, oh well.” You know, the primary thing now is to make sure that at least one of us survives, and that one person that needs to survive is the student. And I figured what I would do is swing my body underneath hers, so that way she would land on me. The last three seconds just as we were spinning in, I told her to raise her legs.

Miraculously, the jump trainer survived.

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December 02nd, 2013 17:13:32

One of the deepest human passions

November 25th, 2013 by Vader

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November 25th, 2013 09:53:13

Civil disobedience

October 02nd, 2013 by Vader

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October 02nd, 2013 07:58:52

Fatherhood

August 17th, 2013 by Vader

I should have liked my father to have lived long enough to see that I made something of my life.

— Winston Churchill, when asked by his daughter Mary towards the end of his life if there was any honor he felt he had missed out on.

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August 17th, 2013 15:46:00

Testosterone

August 02nd, 2013 by Vader

And andrenaline. A potent mixture.

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August 02nd, 2013 10:40:59

To stand and be still to the Jellyfish Drill

July 12th, 2013 by Vader

Is a darn tough bullet to chew.

(I’ll save the more pungent expletives for situations where the man doesn’t survive the drill.)

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July 12th, 2013 22:02:16

Seventy years ago today

November 14th, 2012 by Vader

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November 14th, 2012 23:14:15

Angels and the Problem of Evil

August 31st, 2012 by G.

Why does God let bad things happen? Why did God let some jerk break into my home and violate my sense of safety? Easy. Because that jerk has free will. (more…)

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August 31st, 2012 09:48:21