“In a word, corruption”

Sean Bell with Sky News is one of my favorite commentators. Generals Keane and Patraeus are excellent also. Then there is the former ambassador from Bozeman (McFaul). The absolute best, right down to his wardrobe and wristwatch, is William Burns. These people are worth listening to. They know what they are talking about. This is …

Ukraine, Part 2

http://mgoblogging.blogspot.com/2022/02/ukraine.html The first week was kind of cool–all this all this teaming-up of the mostly Western allies, the huge payments, the generous humanitarian efforts, and even the protests. This is what I still check as a measure of the defense. The news we could see said it was going well for the Ukrainians: the convoy …

Walmart and others: void where prohibited

If you want to be good at it you have to want to do it. It is not the same as enjoying doing something. It could be work. It must be worthwhile. And it is always something that just needs to be done. 5. Walmart is the hardest, or at least most time consuming, so …

The DNL

65 DNL is the administrative construct the FAA uses as a general indicator of excessive noise. More specifically: “The FAA uses the DNL metric and the 65dB noise threshold to make policy assessments.” (https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/policy_guidance/noise/history/) These things are incredibly complicated at first glance. Once you understand them they are quite simple. In this case, as it …