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I think he needs a math lesson

From CNN we get this story about Chevron getting tossed out of Chad: N’DJAMENA, Chad (Reuters) — Chad ordered U.S. energy giant Chevron and Malaysia’s Petronas on Saturday to leave the country within 24 hours for failing to honor tax obligations, in a move apparently motivated by a desire to earn more from its oil. …

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Ruminations on 8/11/06

And quickly too….it’s late……been a long week already NewsBusters reports:   Where Are We Going Wrong Helping Homegrown Terrorists Integrate Society? Posted by Mark Finkelstein on August 10, 2006 – 15:45. Made-in-the-UK Islamic radicals are trying to murder people – and it’s the UK’s fault for not doing a better job integrating them into society. …

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Burton “combs” the district, trolling for votes

The July 22nd Foster’s Online tells us that Executive Councilor Ray Burton took his campaign for re-election to the streets Friday afternoon when he toured Laconia and Belmont in his orange campaign bus.  If re-elected, this would be Burton’s 15th term on the New Hampshire Executive Council and his ninth on the Grafton County Board of …

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The changing nature of war, or is the West only just starting to catch up?

The kind of war that most of us remember, and that most history books contain, are wars against nations. Armies, navies, air forces – all are the forces of nation-states use to either conquer other nations (re: Iraq taking over Kuwait) or to protect its citizenry (e.g., America after being attacked by Japan in WW …

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Frequent Flyer

I used to do a lot of flying…a LOT of flying.  First for Digital Equipment in the early to mid 80’s and then again with my present company from the late 90’s up to about a year ago.  How much?  For a few years, I was a member of United’s Premier Executive level.  Kinda nice, …

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Aviso! Don’t Drink the Water!

In a July 6th posting, I wrote Over the Independence Day weekend, I visited Hampton Beach for a time and attended the midnight fireworks show at the Weirs. At both locations, when watching and listening to those around me, I found myself faced with the reality that we are fast being swarmed by a foreign …

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