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The July Crisis of 1914

scott s. Wrote: Jul 30, 2014 2:05 PM
In other words, like letting Israel set the US' foreign policy in the ME.
The problem is that the Constitution provides the power to create copyrights for limited times. Unfortunately Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which expands copyright way beyond what the founders intended.
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Putin, Obama and Flight 17

scott s. Wrote: Jul 26, 2014 2:40 PM
So, where is this "mounting evidence"? Youtube videos? Twitter feeds? John Forbes Kerry?
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George Patton's Summer of 1944

scott s. Wrote: Jul 24, 2014 2:50 PM
August also marks the D-Day invasion of southern France. 7th Army's advance up the Rhone was every bit as dramatic as 3rd Army's. But George C Scott never played Patch in a movie.
since the battle of Gettysburg was just before Independence Day, I suppose there is that tie-in.
ISTM if a sports team wants a Lanham Act trademark registration from the Feds, it is putting itself at the mercy of the pols. Don't see that conservatives need to get into that fight. Common law/state law trademark should suffice. scott s. .
Probably a mistake to single out "sharia law". Just state that the common law will be used in suits and leave it at that.
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Thad Cochran's Voting-Rights Victory

scott s. Wrote: Jun 30, 2014 5:50 PM
What law did they violate? MS Code 23-15-575 has already been used in the past and the US 5th circuit ruled that the political PARTY has to take action prior to the primary election before it can even be taken into court. Going through the voter books is a waste of time and effort.
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WWI and the Second Fall of Man

scott s. Wrote: Jun 28, 2014 10:36 AM
An interesting aside (well for me anyway) was the rise of "communications" at echelons below corps. Wire communication at the strategic level (corps and above) was practiced since the US civil war, but now extended down to the tactical level of battalion. Maintaining wire comms required commanders to locate themselves away from the battle field in largely static positions (difficult to move wires) and also created the need for large staffs to service all the data flow. This change in the conduct of command and control would contribute to the loss of tactical and operational mobility.
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WWI and the Second Fall of Man

scott s. Wrote: Jun 28, 2014 10:27 AM
I largely disagree,at least as concerns the "western front". If any thing, the Franco-Prussian War and Prussian - Austrian War formed the basis on which von Moltke would build. The resultant Schlieffen Plan as implemented by von Moltke the younger, was strategically valid (and really formed a basis for Germany's operations in France in WWII) but von Moltke underestimated the strategic logistics problems of operations through Belgium. As it was Germany came very close to succeeding before the advance stalled out. What probably was missing was an appreciation of operational art, which would come later as the Soviets developed the concept of "deep battle" that would play out in WWII as "blitzkrieg" before the USSR turned the tables on Germany.
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WWI and the Second Fall of Man

scott s. Wrote: Jun 28, 2014 10:03 AM
Should have added France/GB v Ottoman, the impacts of which we see playing out today in Syria and Iraq.
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