Month: May 2004

Shake well before using

Rising milk prices coming too late for many farmers This story includes a rundown of the new Hautboy Hill Farm brand specialty “creamline” milk in Connecticut. Before retail milk prices began their run to $4 a gallon (they’re already there in New Mexico), many smaller milking operation had to fold due to government price caps. […]

Rick Rescorla

If you haven’t read the account of Rick Rescorla, the soldier pictured on the cover of the book WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE, AND YOUNG and a security manager in the World Trade Center on 9/11, you should. I’ve mentioned this post on the Mudville Gazette before.

I’m glad they cleared that up!

Are they trying to say that some intelligence may not be 100% accurate? No way. We only accept info when it’s concrete and indisputable. And Newsweek has apparently noticed that there are politics involved with the terror alert system. Really. So here we are, two and a half years after 9/11, and terror alerts are […]

Mustard stains

Yesterday ACE posted about a company of 82nd Airborne paratroopers who received their “mustard stain” combat jump badges for a classified jump into Afghanistan in February of 2003. Balckfive (the Paratrooper of Love) also noted it, though I didn’t come across his post until today. Among the goodies pointed out: The paratroopers had been in […]

Effect, meet Cause

When Morons Have Typewriters Chuck Simmins at You Big Mouth, You notes an AP story about the fact that the population in US prisons grew by 2.9% last year to 2.1 million inmates. That’s very bad, isn’t it? The inmate population continued its rise despite a fall in the crime rate Gee. Prison population UP […]

Bring back the draft? Why?

Army on track to meet recruiting, retention goals In a serious blow to peace-mongers, reports of the Army’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. The active Army has achieved 98 percent of its year-to-date mission, the Army Reserve has achieved 96 percent of its YTD mission. The National Guard has retained almost 130 percent of its […]