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id I tell you that I hate WordPress? I hate it more everyday. They keep trying to dig money out of my wallet for services I don’t want.

But, what I really want to talk about is The New York Times.

They seem intent on prosecuting former wars with information everybody knew about except for them.

I once worked for a newspaper whose newsroom joke was, “If it’s news, it’s news to us..”

That seems to fit the Times to a T right now. First, I know what they are trying to do. They want to win as Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting so they are doing an extremely long take out on drone warfare, bad intel, collateral damage and not being transparent with the American people.

Oh really?

All of this has been covered again and again in movies, books and long form television. Sure, some of it is fiction. But, fiction is based on the truth.

And, since when is the military supposed to be transparent about combat moves?

I even have a problem with the so-called phrase collateral damage. A war is a war. Trust me, those of us who have actually been in a war want nothing to do with one.

But, consider this. The United States hasn’t won a war since World War II. Fighting a war means total war, not picking and choosing.

I don’t want war, but as long as you are going to use drones and other methods of intelligence gathering you are going to have twenty year long wars when nothing but death is achieved.

The New York Times should know better. But, young editors needs stripes so they can move up the editing chain. Hopefully, they will learn as they go.

I fear not.

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made this picture out of a couple of others. I don’t care and neither you should you.

It’s just more crap on a soon to be defunct WordPress page.

You know one of my reasons for leaving. I think that I laid it out pretty clearly next door.

There is one more reason. The best one. I haven’t taken a good picture in months. And, months.

And, I don’t think that I can. My day is done.

That’s too bad.

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