Saturday, September 22, 2018

This Should Be Fun

Girls und Panzer Director's New TV Anime Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai Releases Its 1st Teaser

No plot details as yet, but it looks like a Girls und Panzer type show with WW2 era Japanese fighter planes. This should be fun but I'd rather see the next Girls und Panzer episode first.

The Cool Things You Find By Accident

Disappearing Civil Liberties Mug
It's for sale online at the Japanese American National Museum website. Lots of other neat stuff as well.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Recently Read

Hitler's War by Harry Turtledove

This is the first in Turtledove's The War That Came Early series. I burned out on Turtledove a short time after How Few Remain was published. I loved his Guns of the South and Worldwar series but can pretty much take or leave anything else he's written. They seem to much alike to me. This one of his alternate histories. The point of divergence is Hitler invades Czechoslovakia before the British and French can roll over and give it to him for "peace in our time." It is to Turtledove usual quality which is way above average. If you like his stuff you will like this. Me, I'm still trying to decide whether I'll followup with the rest of the series. I'd also note that even at eight years old the publisher wants $11.99 for the Kindle edition. That's too high. Go to the library instead.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

That's the way it should be.

Pr. George’s police thought they were bursting into home of a drug dealer. They were at an innocent man’s door instead.
Two police officers were wounded during the entry. Local police have admitted they were in the wrong and no charges will be brought against the shooter. That's the way it should be.

Current Events

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

More Please

Nixing Regulations Saved Taxpayers $1.3 Billion This Year
Crumbs. I know, but you have to start somewhere.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Recently Read

Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan

This is the second book in his Gods of Blodd and Powder trilogy and wow. Once you start it's a page turner that hard to put down. The story continues as the heroes search for the god stones and deal with the Dinese invasion. Goods stuff. Next please. Highly recommended.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

If, Then

In [formerly] Great Britain

Crime Wave UK: Govt Moves to Stop Knife Sales as Blade Crime Hits 7-Year High
This should work out about as well as their gun control has. Their gun crime rate is up 44% per the story. In what reality will knife crime be any different? All it will do is punish the law abiding while the criminals ignore it. The same old story.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018