The Sirens of war

Once the gates have been broken there are always monsters on the edges, the fog, the water, the forest, the other side of the wall. In the Odyssey the Sirens represent the damage of war. They are ruinous, and they call to the soldiers, who are broken and drawn to dangers, blinded by ego or …

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‘Arthritis can hit troops and vets hard. Here’s how advocates want to respond.’ Military Times article

From the article by Joshua Axelrod Veterans are more likely to develop arthritis than civilians, according to an October 2018 study. Other studies indicate that osteoarthritis is the second-leading cause of military discharge, behind combat wounds. Arthritis encompasses over 100 diseases, including mechanical (or degenerative) and inflammatory ones, the latter of which involves immune-system disorders …

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JOTL – Bradley and the Ants.

As the Bradley Fighting Vehicle sat on the hill, it seemed like hours went by as the 25mm bushmaster auto cannon spit out shells that tore through the advancing stream of ants. But it could not have been hours, the ammo in the chamber boxes ran out and the gun silenced. The smaller machine gun …

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Opinion – The phrase “they hate us for our freedom,” has some inaccuracy.

One statement that was delivered by the [then] President George W. Bush to Congress days after September 11, 2001, stated the following Our war on terror begins with Al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated. Americans are …

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Musings on war induced spit

My memory fails that far back, but an interesting symptom I have is the sheer amount of snot I create, anytime I drink or smoke or ear, I have to spit. Always told allergies but nothing has ever fixed it. It is a symptom of chemical weapons or any neuroweapon. That is why foaming at …

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