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A number of folk have noted that both R and D VP nominees have sons in USMC. To the best of our knowledge, nobody has gone into much detail about just how seemingly odd that really is.
See, USMC is a relatively small group. In this nation of an estimated 316 or so millions of people, counting every individual still alive that has ever been a member of that group comes up at substantially less than 1% of the population.
Current active duty Marines number about 180K, a little more than one-half of one tenth of one percent: we suspect that fewer than 10% of those are officers. That would mean that each of the 2 [of some 316 million] individuals selected by major party candidates as running mates, has a son that has a qualification shared by perhaps only 18K in the entire 316 million population.
We suspect the odds of winning Power Ball twice back to back might well be more likely.
BTW, does everybody understand what Hillary was noising about in the assertion she made about her running mate having experience with the military? His time in The Senate? We thought it a weird remark, since it did not specify a branch. As far as we know, he is not a veteran.
Quite a reach, even for Hillary. But for her anything goes if she thinks it might get her mileage [footage? an inch?] in the given situation.
We continue to petition to The White House in support for “Hierarchy of Law”,
designed to keep UN & similar attempts against US
sovereignty, as regarding arms and the Law of the Sea Treaty, from ever
allowing the UN or others to dictate to the US, while still allowing the
US to adopt positions in line with such. Do you really want the UN
telling us what to do about an invasion at our border, for example?
Please help this effort to protect US Sovereignty and The US Constitution. More, here. Or, take our word for it and immediately go to The White House site to sign: https://wh.gov/iFb6M
[making use of the WhiteHouse.gov site ensures that nobody need leave any information here, potentially saves us a lot of work, and provides opportunity for visitors to also choose from a variety of other petitions that they may also wish to support...or not].
Let’s get this thing over the 100K signatures-in-30-days threshold for a response…in record time.
We need 100,000 signatures, and would rather have twice that -- how about a half million? -- by August 15, 2016.
We've a companion petition at https://wh.gov/iFb6t with the objective of
maintaining and even improving this petition access as a tool for responsive
government [novel concept, huh?]. Signatures also requested for that one.
September 17, 2011, Constitution Day: we begin another effort at blogging. Previous efforts have ended unceremoniously for a variety of reasons; for the most part we simply have not found it appropriate to pretend that we had something of significance to say publicly each and every day, too easily then neglecting for too long, distracted by daily life rather than making such an effort a part of daily life.
This process may well be subjected to similar problems but should result in a different end: for this blogging has a new intent added to the old, one of being an exercise in and a marking of self discipline [do not expect perfection; we don't, though we will strive for minimal evidence of our imperfections]. A daily entry is a part of our objective: it may be as brief and seemingly dismissive as " Nothing today", "We, too, sometimes need a break: this is one of ours.", or " Have noted news; gathering thoughts", but we are committed to at least checking in each day, and ask readers consider doing likewise. [Entries may or may not be keyed to or even linked to other parts of the site, but we will endeavor to minimize choppiness.]
Too often, we may go on too long. We may try to cover too many bases, resulting momentarily in a light treatment of heavy material, but we believe longer treatments will be available elsewhere on or at least through this site.
One of our objectives is to not waste a visitors' time. We don't mind even offending folk, if it is all honest and above-board; but we would be disappointed if, having visited, somebody left feeling they'd wasted their time [much as we don't mind somebody leaving our table not being uncomfortably full, but would feel badly if they left hungry despite their efforts to become at least reasonably satisfied].
That will have to do for today: life interrupts.
Addendum, October 4, 2011
Any post more than a week old will be subject to being moved from this page and archived. For the immediate future, the Archive will be available on another page on the site.
Addendum, October 6, 2011
We will, from time to time, review and edit for typos et al, so that later readers may not be subjected to them.
Addendum, December 9, 2011
We have reorganized [again] so that the single most recent blog entry is readily available without having to mess with a slide bar much. Recent entries will go to another page, eventually to archives, though those pages will be as we read, oldest first. We hope this makes things easier for visitors.
Our goal is to follow the above plan in our lives and our business, thus being a part of returning our country, The United States of America, to the Republic it was envisioned and designed to be and The Great Experiment -- the Rule of Law -- brought to the world by the Founding Fathers.
We ask readers -- and others -- consider doing likewise.
Taking no ads, the only revenue to keep this site going is out of our own pockets and should arguably
be going to other things, from the few items sometimes in our store, and whatever
donations might be put in the tip jar on our Comment/Support page.
To the extent that you think reasonable
-- and please think for a moment about how long it would take you to put something like this together,
and what it would cost you, in energy and money, to then make it and keep it available on the web --
we ask you consider contributing to our delinquency.