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And there were various D-Days in Europe including Operation HUSKY (Sicily) AVALANCHE (Salerno) SHINGLE (Anzio) and DRAGOON (St Tropez) in addition to OVERLORD. None were a "walk in the park", though aside from Sicily in the movie "Patton" there seems to be little recognition of any other D-Day in the popular media.
You seem to ignore the possibility that CO2 represents a forcing function. A small amount of change in CO2 can result in an amplified water vapor signal. Unsophisticated arguments like this do nothing, but you are right that prudence dictates not running around like chickens missing heads.
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Remembering D-Day

scott s. Wrote: Jun 05, 2014 4:34 PM
I really don't think that Overlord (one of many "D-Days") was in any way the most brilliantly conducted invasion in military history. Its success is more a tribute to the officers and men rather than brilliance in planning or executing.
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Remembering D-Day

scott s. Wrote: Jun 05, 2014 4:29 PM
Well, it's always difficult to analyze "might have been" but I think it is pretty straightforward to say that tieing down units by a threat of invasion is not the same thing as having to mount an actual defense against invasion. Some forces were moved east in early 1944, but much of what might be considered a strategic reserve was committed to the west as was what tank production Germany could muster. Likewise the OKH had to consider threat of D-Day invasion in southern France (Operation Anvil) which was delayed until August (Operation Dragoon). Against this backdrop the Russian Operation Bagration was able to destroy Army Group Center, and it is hard for me to believe Hitler would not have committed more troops east in response had there not been Operation Overlord.
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Petty Annoyances

scott s. Wrote: Jun 04, 2014 2:19 PM
That's why you put a slash through the "zero". Wouldn't mind having a font that does that now that I think about it.
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A General's Farewell Salute

scott s. Wrote: Jun 03, 2014 8:24 PM
At least in the Navy, for command-at-sea you don't even have to be "negligent". Just a "loss of confidence in ability to command" by the superior is enough to get you fired.
Nothing is more dangerous than someone with power seeking to create a legacy.
I suppose it's like a lot of things. You have to search out some info for yourself. I don't know how it was after WWII, but today I think it isn't that hard to figure out that it's best to apply for a rating from the VA within 90 days of separation. Otherwise there is going to be more question of "service-related". Undoubtedly most troops after the war just wanted to get out of uniform and back home. It is true that there was a fire at the St Louis records center (run by the Archives) in 1973 that resulted in the loss of many WWII vets' records. Without records it is more difficult to establish cause of medical conditions. From personal experience (granted "modern") vets' organizations (in my case Disabled American Veterans) were very helpful in navigating the system. At our VA center there is a row of offices just as you come in the front door that VA makes available to these organizations just to help vets.
Aside from the high likelihood of abuse, I would like to see the evidence that a mental health "screening" is a reliable predictor that someone would use a firearms for illegal purposes.
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The Ambassador and the Post Office

scott s. Wrote: Jun 03, 2014 7:35 PM
Establishing Post Offices is an enumerated power of Congress. When Congress gets out of everything that is NOT an enumerated power, then I will worry about the Post Office.
Enough with the neocon BS.
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