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66 Years Later! Hiroshima Versus Detroit!

What happened to the radiation that lasts thousand years? HIROSHIMA 1945                                 We all know that Hiroshima and N agasaki were destroyed in August 1945 after the explosion of atomic bombs. However, we know little about the progress made by […]

January 12th, 2012 | Posted in Current,Energy,International,Military,Paul Smith,Political,Republican,Sacramento,United States | Read More »

That Day On 9-11

The day started out like any other day for many. Traffic, school, making lunches, an angry cabby, a cross word, a fresh peach at a stand, coffee at Starbucks. No one in this country gets up and has to fear the unknown. We have the assurance we can safely go about our business without car […]

September 11th, 2011 | Posted in Current,International,Military,Paul Smith,United States | Read More »

Is Libya the first “video-game war?” Lawsuit has been filed.

The Justice Department on Friday asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit by Dennis Kucinich and ten members of Congress filed demanding that U.S. military support for the NATO operation in Libya be terminated because President Barack Obama’s orders violate the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution. The problem for Obama is that […]

August 21st, 2011 | Posted in Current,International,Military,Paul Smith,Political,Republican,United States | Read More »

Even in death Ronald Reagan is Formidable!

  USS Ronald Reagan! OMG! Top speed exceeds 30 knots, powered by two nuclear reactors that can operate for more than 20 years without refueling. 1. Expected to operate in the fleet for about 50 years 2. Carries over 80 combat aircraft 3. Three arresting cables can stop a 28-ton aircraft going 150 miles per […]

July 15th, 2011 | Posted in Current,International,Military,Paul Smith,United States | Read More »

Afghanistan: What Have We Done?

 I wrote this piece almost a year ago.  Today we learn of this: A brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday at his home in Kandahar in a brazen attack that the Taliban quickly claimed credit for “as one of our biggest achievements” and which could destabilize a key region in U.S. […]

July 12th, 2011 | Posted in Current,International,Military,Paul Smith,Political,United States | Read More »

This one will probably get me a visit from the Secret Service!

I am growing frustrated day by day watching the “un-declared” war go on in Libya.  Here’s why. This country is broke.  And under our Constitution we elect Representatives and Senators to represent us and our interests in Washington.  When I watch a President send in our troops and equipment to fight another country without Congressional […]

June 24th, 2011 | Posted in Current,International,Military,Paul Smith,Political,United States | Read More »

America Has Nothing To Apologize For!

America Has Nothing To Apologize For!   At a time when our president and other politicians tend to apologize for our country’s prior actions, here’s a refresher on how some of our former patriots handled negative comments about our country…. JFK’S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60′s when DeGaule […]

May 27th, 2011 | Posted in Current,International,Military,Paul Smith,Political,United States | Read More »

Memorial Day: Why did we go to a Cemetery?

 How I grew to understand Memorial Day. Part 1.  In part 2, I have included at the conclusion of this piece information about Afghanistan. When I was seven my friend Tommy had four older brothers.  I met them when they  came home on leave from Vietnam or officer school.  Rusty was the 4th oldest and he was about […]

May 27th, 2011 | Posted in Current,Military,Paul Smith,Political,United States | Read More »

Do we need a $1 Trillion Fighter Jet?

The new F-35 fighter jet fleet is projected to cost the U.S. taxpayer $1.35 trillion dollars over the next 50 years.  Can we afford it and will it be worth it? The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, fifth generation multirole fighters under development to perform ground attack, reconnaissance, and […]

May 26th, 2011 | Posted in Current,International,Military,Paul Smith,Political,United States | Read More »

Did Obama violate the 1973 War Powers Act?

Congress did not approve or fund the 112 Tomahawk Missile attack on Libya yesterday.  Is this a clear violation of the War Powers Resolution? While I agree we needed to smack Gaddafi around, we did so without the consent of Congress.  So I ask you, did the bombing violate the WPR? Update: The following is […]

March 20th, 2011 | Posted in Current,International,Military,Paul Smith,Political,United States | Read More »

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