Saturday Snippet: a fake nun in the Army in Northern Ireland

The late Australian author Russell Braddon was one of the most extraordinary writers to emerge from World War II.  His prolific output includes “The Naked Island“, his world-famous and best-selling account of his experiences as a prisoner of war under the Japanese;  “Cheshire VC“, a study of the wartime career and post-war conversion of one of the top bomber pilots during the war (who is currently being investigated, along with his wife, for possible canonization as a saint by the Catholic Church);  “Nancy Wake: World War Two’s Most Rebellious Spy“, a true account of an extraordinary woman and her exploits with the French Resistance; 

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I can see how this may backfire spectacularly . . .

The new US Space Force is looking for a descriptive name for its members. The U.S. Space Force is looking for feedback from U.S. military space professionals on what Space Force members should be called – similar to how the Air Force refers to its members as ‘Airmen’ or the Army refers to its members as ‘Soldiers’. Given the significance a name has to the identity and culture of an organization, the Space Force is taking a deliberate approach to ensure Space Force member titles and ranks appropriately convey the nature of the newest Armed Forces branch and the domain in which

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Saturday Snippet: a fake nun in the Army in Northern Ireland

The late Australian author Russell Braddon was one of the most extraordinary writers to emerge from World War II.  His prolific output includes “The Naked Island“, his world-famous and best-selling account of his experiences as a prisoner of war under the Japanese;  “Cheshire VC“, a study of the wartime career and post-war conversion of one of the top bomber pilots during the war (who is currently being investigated, along with his wife, for possible canonization as a saint by the Catholic Church);  “Nancy Wake: World War Two’s Most Rebellious Spy“, a true account of an extraordinary woman and her exploits with the French Resistance; 

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The not-so-sweet smell of political success?

Just in time for this election year, here’s the perfect gift for the politically minded persons in your life – a candle made with (and smelling like) Kentucky horse doo-doo.  Just keep it out of your own home! Ahh, politics. United, divisive, and smells like the same old s***. Burn it down and start over with a revolutionary new scented candle! Featuring a subtle bouquet of profits over people, nothing ever changes, well whaddabout, also guns are actually people, and if you don’t like it maybe you should move to Canada!  between layers of actual real deal dehydrated horse s***. There’s more

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OK, the coronavirus has a name!

It’s provided by commenter “elysianfields” over at Aesop’s place, in a comment to his latest article on the subject. Is it possible that the virus (to be referred to as “the sniffles” or maybe “kung flu”, might remain active in the body? “Kung Flu”.  Brilliant! Peter

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Quote of the day

From comedian Owen Benjamin on Gab: When you own goats you understand why celebrities worship the goat. The male goat spends all day peeing on his own face, trying to fornicate [with] literally anything, and yelling incoherently. It’s the celebrity spirit animal. It’s hard to argue with that insight! Peter

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