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Trump has an opportunity to beat Reagan; system change in North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, China, and maybe Russia, without firing a shot

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A historic thing is happening, but no one is talking about it. America has a chance to defeat a whole lot of our long-time enemies. The enemies in question are horrifically weakened and ripe to be thrown out of office by their people:.They are: .North KoreaCubaVenezuelaIranChinaand maybe Russia..Trump could replicate and exceed Reagan’s winning the Cold War..Shots probably need to fired in Iran. .But in the rest of them, just demand they clean up their act and behave like peaceful, non-threatening, good neighbors. Cut them no slack. Make them behave like Switzerland or Japan or Canada. .How can anyone complain about that? Another...

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Heads-up football plays that look like trick plays

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Except for the first play, these are all in my books on football coaching. I was not aware of the rule in the first two.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZgICeN3Oc8 . My punt returners practiced picking up an ignored scrimmage kick and running it back for TD. But the only game where I saw it happen was on of my youngest son’s freshman games where I was in the stands as a father. I kept screaming “Live ball” to the players after a field goal attempt fell short of the end zone and stayed in the field of play. One of the other fathers...

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What is really change-your-life important, is rarely covered in the media, and what they do cover is chose solely for its ability to get ratings.

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I recently did a post saying that too many people are all excited about unimportant stuff that the media emphasizes and not excited enough about truly important matters. . I said judge and justice appointments are among the not-important things. A reader said he “begged to differ.” Fine. Tell me how Gorsuch and Kavanaugh have your life or mine since they were confirmed. So far, he offers nothing. . Like I said. . I cannot find a single US Supreme Court decision that changed my life since I turned ten years old in 1956. Yes, there has been a ton...

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Cadet killed in ‘training accident’ at West Point

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I got a text this morning that a cadet died at West Point and 20 other cadets and two trainers were hurt in a tip over of a five-ton Army truck..TV video seemed to show it happened on the highway from the West Point cadet area to Camp Buckner which is on the reservation west of the barracks, classrooms, and parade field..I was trained to be an Army truck driver at West Point during my first two months there. I got an Army drivers license. We drove deuce-and-a- half trucks---half the load-carrying capacity of a 5-ton..The training lasted half a...

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The big D-Day screw-ups that have been covered up for 75-years

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Today is the 51st anniversary of my class’s graduation from West Point. General Dwight Eisenhower’s son David graduated from West Point, the following day, in 1944: D-Day. General Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, the commander of D-Day. (He was West Point Class of 1915. He and I exchanged a salute at his 50th reunion at West Point when I was a freshman.) . Like everyone else, I am awed by the scale of the invasion—still the largest ever. I am also awed by the courage of the infantry and the paratroopers. . But I am also reminded...

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