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Christmas

    Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt,  pull up a chair, pour some eggnog, have some Christmas cookies, or whatever means Christmas/Yule/Hannukah/any of the other winter solstice holidays to you.        The day before yesterday as I write this was the shortest day of the year.  Life as we know it, with some exceptions that…

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Journalism

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt,  pull up a chair, pour something, and let’s talk.     I was hard put to find something I wanted to talk about today.  I think I’m going to discuss what passes for journalism these days.  Look journalism used to mean “reporting the facts.”  Now it seems the dictionary has…

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Short Cuts 2

  Welcome back to the scuttlebutt. There’s a lot of targets today, but not a column worth on any of them, so I’m just going to service them as I get to them.  Ready?    Let’s start with the Marine Corps. (oh don’t worry, the rest of the branches are going to catch it too,…

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