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29 April 2015

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Patrick Bahzad

Pat, glad to hear you're better. Welcome back Colonel !

rjj

That's excellent. Was thinking give it a week, then see if the (time tested) bad behavior maneuver provokes an intervention.

turcopolier

All

In re the TV production of "Wolf Hall," I have no interest in the show other than as drama. It is a fine example of that. I was raised in the Catholic view of the period. For me, Thomas Cromwell, Cranmer, Henry and Ann will always be the villains. pl

Ishmael Zechariah

Colonel Lang,
I am glad you are back and healthy.
Ishmael Zechariah

William R. Cumming

Thanks to Dr. Silverman and thanks P.L. for your recovered health.

confusedponderer

Good to have you back!

Charles I

Good news, glad to hear it..

Further to questions about the Saudi succession and political prospects arising from the Yemen campaign comes this news:

"By making Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef, 55, crown prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman, 30, deputy crown prince, King Salman has effectively decided the line of succession for decades to come in the world’s top oil exporter.

. . . .The Yemen move, closely associated with both Prince Mohammeds, is seen by analysts as reflecting a more assertive approach to Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy under Salman and his ruling team.

“I think we’re going to see a more confrontational policy, faster decision-making and more long-term thinking. A leadership that won’t hesitate from any confrontation,” said Mustafa Alani, an Iraqi security analyst with close ties to the kingdom’s Interior Ministry."

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/saudi-king-resets-succession-to-cope-with-turbulent-times/article24161946/

ex-PFC Chuck

Glad you recovered so quickly.

alba etie

Col Lang
Welcome back -

Fred

Col.,

Welcome back. I wonder if Major Mason drawing his sword or sheathing it?

turcopolier

fred

Seems to have been a "draw the sword and throw away the scabbard" type. 9th great grandfather. This man arrived from England or Holland around 1631 and within five years was commander of colonial forces in the Pequot War. Most of his "troops" in that war were Naragansett and Mohigan Indians. The Pequots still hate him. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Mason_(c._1600%E2%80%931672)#Descendants
pl

BabelFish

Welcome back, Pat.

Farmer Don

This might interest your readers:

Exclusive: Saudi troops refused Yemen's ground invasion; deserted in large numbers

http://news786.in/article.php?id=MTU4OTE%3D

Stay Well,
Best regards
FD

Fred

Col.,

Wild Bill Hickok? Interesting family tree.

turcopolier

fred

Hickok is one of the milder figures in that tree. pl

Buzz Meeks

Glad to see your return and best wishes for future health.

Stephanie

Welome back, and thanks to Dr. Silverman for his sterling posts in your absence.

The Twisted Genius

Wow! I sure missed a lot over a week in Halfmoon... no TV, no internet and only an intermittent one bar of T-mobile cell phone service. But I did manage to catch the last five minutes of the Caps - Isles game 7 with a McDonalds WiFi connection on Monday night. Go Caps! Glad to hear you're feeling better, Pat, and welcome back. Adam, you did a kick ass job of picking up the flag and charging forward.

"Wolf Hall" sounds interesting. You might find another BBC series to of interest as well. "By the Sword Divided" was a two year historical fiction series following two familes during the English Civil War. I watched it at Fort Devens on PBS in the 80s. It's probably available on YouTube now.

The Twisted Genius

Pat, that statue of your ancestor has a "Solomon Kane" look to it. Life and war were certainly brutal in that time and place.

turcopolier

TTG

"A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do." Nobody, including other Indians, liked the Pequods. The present tribe has been painstakingly constructed by lobbyists from a handful of people of limited Indian blood for the purpose of obtaining recognized tribal status for the "tribe." From that recognition flowed federal and state licensing and permits for the casino empire now owned by "the Pequods." To hell with them. pl

Cee

YOU'RE BACK!!!!

optimax

It's good to see you back, Colonel.

YT

Col. sir,

Like many others, I am gladdened by your Swift Recovery.

Please also send my regards to "Basilisk" as well.

[I know not how to reach him & hence have no inkling of his current state.]

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