Another Death

September 21, 2016
These tragedies must stop. Police have stressful jobs. They must make life and death decisions in milliseconds. To often, though, they pick the wrong course, and someone dies, needlessly. All cops deal with the stress. Most make the right choices. Anyone can screw up, though they are good at their job, well trained and experienced. The price for the officer's error is higher, but we all pay the price.
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The Ukraine crisis threatens to spiral out of control

May 4, 2016
The Ukraine crisis threatens to spiral out of control. Each peace effort fails, as Russia fears loss of control of her border lands will again result in invasion, or loss of access to one of her few seaports. Past attacks were blunted by laying waste to her own motherland to stretch supply lines for her aggressors. Crude, but effective against Napolean and Hitler. After WWII, Stalin created a double buffer, first of the Warsaw Pact, then by the SSR's, including Ukraine and Belarus, and the Baltic States.
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