Changing the subject, I read a very disturbing little article in Stars and Stripes. It seems the Department of Defense has uncovered an extensive ring responsible for selling over 2 million dollars worth of military equipment, including arms and ammunition, to street gangs across the United States as well as to foreign governments (who are not allowed to buy that gear directly) and possibly even to terrorist organizations. Details are just starting to come out but it appears that there are dozens of people involved, including uniformed military personnel. I do not know what they will eventually be charged with but I hope 'the powers to be' will consider treason. Providing the means to kill Americans, be they on the battlefield or on the streets of Chicago, is something that should punished in the harshest manner possible.
Changing again....... for you history buffs, here is an interesting piece of trivia. On this day in 1775, Benedict Arnold captures a British sloop and renamed her Enterprise, the first of many famous ships with that name. The irony, of course, is that Benedict Arnold would be the one to start the line of ships named Enterprise, which would serve the nation so proudly for over 200 years -and yet just a few years later he would become the most infamous traitor in American history.
Well, time for me to start my chores (the first one is to find an excuse for putting the others off). Have a good day and 'Ya all come back now, hear?
Live Long and Prosper......