Family Jewels (Central Intelligence Agency)

This. The infamous series of reports officially admitting to & describing secret illegal activities conducted by the CIA between 1959 and 1973. Most of these were declassified & released in 2007 due to FIFAs filed by the National Security Archive. These are copies of the original photocopied "secret" level memos & reports compiled at the …

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Some Hard Facts and Words about COVID-19, the U.S. Response and What Actual Reality Is and Will Be

This 3,000 word article was published on Medium yesterday. It contains a lot of information, statistics and cold realities most Americans haven't been told and aren't aware of. Recommended reading for those who feel frustrated by the denials, inconsistencies, lies and hypocrisy coming out of our federal government, among others. THIS LINK will take you …

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SpaceX Goes Gonzo On ESA Satellite This Week!

Here's one for all you SpaceX haters out there (and I know there are a lot, because many of them send me messages!). Monday, the ESA (European Space Agency) actually had to remotely maneuver one of its satellites out of the way of an oncoming SpaceX satellite that seemed well on its way to hitting …

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Book Review: Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning

Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning by Andrei Martyanov My rating: 2 of 5 stars I have to admit I bought this book because the title and premise were intriguing, matching some of my own concerns about the recent, current and future state of the US military. But, wow, what a crazy …

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It’s Not Just Huawei and ZTE…

I published an article on my LinkedIn page today. This is the gist. There are other technology-based companies in China, some much bigger & wealthier than Huawei, that *could* be capable of things some accuse the more famous companies of while hiding beneath the surface. Here is the link to it if you're interested: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-just-huawei-zte-scott-holstad. …

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Book Review: The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest

The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America's Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest by Walter A. McDougall My rating: 2 of 5 stars I didn't like this book. And my criticisms are probably unfair, because the author most likely accomplished what he set out to do. I think I merely misinterpreted or misunderstand the …

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Certain Comments For China-Watchers

I published a new article on LinkedIn today and some of you may find it interesting, particularly those interested in foreign relations, and most especially China. What has gotten the Chinese government so anxious, so upset about Michael Pillsbury's controversial book, The Hundred-Year Marathon,​ published several years ago, that they would publish an op-ed last …

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