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Well Said, Sir

  No comment necessary But you know, the Admiral’s speech wasn’t bad either.  

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Freedom of the Seas

We are the world’s most prolific trading nation, we inherited this title someplace in the late 19th century from Britain, the traditional “Nation of Shopkeepers” Why is this, how did it occur and what does it mean? Note that my title does not refer to the UN Law of the Sea or anything other than […]

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Of Danegeld and Iranians

From Fortune Magazine The controversial $400 million payment that the U.S. sent to Iran in January, just as four American hostages were released—a planeload of Euros, Swiss Francs and other currencies—was only the first of three American cash deliveries to the country, the Obama administration reportedly told lawmakers on Tuesday. During the 19 days following […]

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Reflections from the Comments

Yesterday, on my post Rattlesnakes and Kings Trevor Nagle made a comment that brought something out that we should talk about some, because it is important. Here is his comment. Trevor Nagle, ABD says: November 4, 2013 at 11:06 am This isn’t an Obama thing at all, rather a several decades move to reduce the individualism expressed […] . . . → Read More: Reflections from the Comments . . . → Read More: Reflections from the Comments

Rattlesnakes and Kings

And so we have a kerfuffle. It seems that the President , or at least someone in the executive branch has ordered the US Navy Sea. Air, Land (SEAL) Teams to quit wearing a patch depicting what is commonly referred to as the “First Navy Jack”. The patch is a subdued replica of the jack […] . . . → Read More: Rattlesnakes and Kings . . . → Read More: Rattlesnakes and Kings

I’m One Of The Lucky Ones – My Dad Is My Hero

While I am not one who usually writes about personal feelings and experiences, the current events of my family require me to shout from the highest mountain tops about a man I call my dad. Every man has a story about a hero in their lives who has made a great difference in how they […] . . . → Read More: I’m One Of The Lucky Ones – My Dad Is My Hero . . . → Read More: I’m One Of The Lucky Ones – My Dad Is My Hero

Leviathan

From Wikipedia Leviathan: Mythical creature Leviathan is a sea monster referenced in the Tanakh, or the Old Testament. The word has become synonymous with any large sea monster or creature. From Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan Sometimes a man desires to know the event of an action; and then he thinketh of some like action past, and the […] . . . → Read More: Leviathan . . . → Read More: Leviathan

Midway

I mentioned yesterday that we are going to do quite a bit of history this week, I wasn’t kidding. This is a week that plays host to several battles that changed the course of history, or didn’t, which can, of course, be as significant. Yesterday was one of those. because of the British (plus Canadian and Australian) […] . . . → Read More: Midway . . . → Read More: Midway

The Skagerrak

We’ve talked several times here of Trafalgar and the importance of “those distant storm-tossed ships” on the modern world, and it is nearly impossible to overstate. One could make the case that Trafalgar was the sunrise of Victorian England with all the changes in the world that wrought. Today we are going to discuss tea-time […] . . . → Read More: The Skagerrak . . . → Read More: The Skagerrak

The Skagerrak

We’ve talked several times here of Trafalgar and the importance of “those distant storm-tossed ships” on the modern world, and it is nearly impossible to overstate. One could make the case that Trafalgar was the sunrise of Victorian England with all the changes in the world that wrought. Today we are going to discuss tea-time […] . . . → Read More: The Skagerrak . . . → Read More: The Skagerrak

The Skagerrak

We’ve talked several times here of Trafalgar and the importance of “those distant storm-tossed ships” on the modern world, and it is nearly impossible to overstate. One could make the case that Trafalgar was the sunrise of Victorian England with all the changes in the world that wrought. Today we are going to discuss tea-time […] . . . → Read More: The Skagerrak . . . → Read More: The Skagerrak

Friends and Allies

I can’t speak for you but, I had gotten the memo that said that Jess is an Americanophile, obviously it is part of the reason I asked her to write here. Another part of that is that I’m an Anglophile. In truth if you saw our correspondence as we plan our posts you would be […] . . . → Read More: Friends and Allies . . . → Read More: Friends and Allies