Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Here is a list of hot spots or places not to plan for a vacation.
I am trying to find the odds for the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl. Time to put a bet on them to win it all again!

Back in the states I used snowboard all the time, but England does not have much natural snow, so I might be heading to Austria or Italy this winter to carve on my snowboard. Here are the only two web sites that you need to read if you want to fast on your snowboard. Here and here

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Over at the Expat Yank (Scroll down a little), Robert writes about the British Police officer who was murdered by some shitbag American who was living in Leeds. I hope the police catch the asshole and extradite him to the US to be tried for murder. Why, because here in the UK, there is no death penalty. I know it will not happen, but an English co-worker said he wish that would happen, but in reality the guy will get a life sentence and only serve half of it or about 12 to 15 years.

Monday, December 29, 2003

While in Ireland for Christmas and St. Stephens day, I went out for some Irish craic or a fun at a pub. I had to stay sober since I was driving home and everybody was talking about their Christmas dinners. All were having fun until some friends of a friend came in and told us about their house being burglarized while going to Christmas church services. To ad insult to injury thieves just did not steal 650 Euros worth of cash and gifts; they trashed the place and drank a few bottles of beers and booze. The wedding ring of the widow's husband was even taken.

I stated the thieves were idiots to do that since they must have left finger prints or DNA around. Everybody nodded, but I was told that the Garda or Irish Police said that it would take three to four weeks to process the evidence and few more weeks to arrest the perpetrators. A few said the police would never arrest anybody or they would the perps would walk away doing no jail time. One of the fellows said everybody knew who did it, and before the Good Friday Agreement, certain republicans would make sure this type of crime would have never happened or if it did the perps would not be walking for a long time. They now stated that now crime is rampant and the police can not do anything about it. It is sad when decent people talk of terrorists fondly, but are now openly part of the crime problem or just politicians.

"Amateurs talk about tactics, professionals talk about logistics." Lessons from Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Thursday, December 25, 2003

I like to wish everyone happy Christmas and St. Stephens day. Also I like to put a plug out to my father in law who is letting us stay at his place. It is a great four star hotel and does he let the wine flow and stuff you with food! Nollaig Shona duit!

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Ralph Peters tells the true meaning of the capture of Saddam

Sunday, December 21, 2003

Failte! I am back from Killarney today. Last night we went to Wifey's friends wedding at Muckcross House and the Cathedral. It was pretty nice. After being here for a few days and talking to people it seems to me that the Celtic Tiger is slowing down and dissent is showing with problems being aired. It looks like the infrastructure is starting to show its age under the pressure of an expanding economy. Will write more from Dublin soon! Slan!

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Another reason CNN is a joke.

I will be in Dublin and Mullingar for Christmas holiday, Cheers!

Monday, December 15, 2003

The Russian veiw of events in Iraq.

Saturday, December 13, 2003

Life as an infantryman/citizen soldier. I can relate to some of this since I was an infantry Platoon Leader, Company Commander and a 13 Bravo (cannon cocker) as an enlisted troop. 21st century Hemmingway as a grunt. Excellent reading!
How the US Army took down Baghdad. The future of Armor!

Friday, December 12, 2003

Here is the future, by the CIA
Want to learn about the politics of America and how it really works? Read this.

Migs-29 vs F-15 over the Med!

Sorry for not blogging lately. I was in Heidelberg, Manchester and Newcastle last week.
It is interesting driving to Heathrow Airport in London on the M-25 and leaving Frankfurt on the A-5 autobahn. Switching sides and no speed limits is interesting. Especially when the Mercs are screaming at 140 mph or faster.

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

More after action reviews of Iraq and what may happen in the future. Here and here.

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