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The Lexicans · 12h ago

Belgium without the Beer

Posted by lex, on June 28th, 2011 US foreign policy in Afghanistan now seeks to mimic the Congress of Vienna and turn the central Asian “nation” into peaceful oasis at the center of Great Ga...
The Lexicans · 12h ago

Corporate Army

By lex, on June 28th, 2011 After 9/11, the Army directed its Pentagon troops wear combat utilities even in the button-downed hallways of the Five-Sided Wind Tunnel. The reasoning was to emph...
The Lexicans · 16h ago

A couple of data points

  By lex, on September 28, 2008   The limits we impose on our Vargas for dogfighting are +/- 60 degrees of bank and +/- 30 degrees of pitch. Any more than that and we’d be in aerobatic fligh...
The Lexicans · 22h ago

Images of Germany 1973 – Bernkastel Weinfest

As promised, here’s a few pictures of the Wine Fest held every fall at Bernkastel. Whenever  I could, I hopped on a bus and traveled. Bernkastle, on the Mosel (Moselle) River, is a large win...
The Lexicans · 23h ago

My Deficit is Why You Can’t Have Nice Things

By lex, on June 29th, 2011 During his speech today outlining the country’s debt crisis, President Obama singled out the military for spending cuts while excoriating hedge fund managers and “...
The Lexicans · 23h ago

Not the Problem

By lex, on June 30th, 2011 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates steps down from office Thursday, and with the clock ticking on his four and one half years of stewardship, is at liberty to speak...
The Lexicans · 1d ago

Credit where it’s due

By lex, on August 28, 2008   It’s easy for many of us to stand apart the better to fleer and scorn at the  solemnities of Democratic Party as Barack Obama accepts the burden of their standar...
The Lexicans · 1d ago

Images of Germany – 1973-74 – Saar region

I thought I would post a few more pictures of my Army time in Germany – 1973-1974. Hard to believe it has been that long. I love to travel – have a wanderlust gene apparently. I am running o...
The Lexicans · 1d ago

Tribalism

By lex, on August 5th, 2011 Courtesy of occasional reader Zane, a blog essay on why European tribalism faded, while the Oriental variety did not. Church law against consanguinity, it is prop...
The Lexicans · 1d ago

Toy Truck

By lex, on August 5th, 2011 A hobbyist provided a toy truck with a wireless video camera to Staff Sergeant Chris Fessenden, a veteran of multiple tours forward. Fessenden credits the truck w...