U.S. Navy Projects Power, Mexican Navy hunts sharks

Akula (“shark”) is the NATO code name for a class of Russian submarines (Ivan, of course, calls them something else).

It was the task (among many others) of the U.S. Navy during the Cold War to track these and other Soviet vessels.

The end of the Cold War, I’m sure, did not end such patrols. So while the U.S. Navy projects power around the world and keeps track of the vessels of other nations, the naval forces of my native México are doing what?

Not hunting/tracking Akula-class subs but hunting the real deal: sharks.

That’s right, actual sharks, as in cartilaginous, carnivorous creatures not nuclear-powered Russians subs. Here’s the story,
Mexico Navy hunts for sharks after attacks

One chomps at the bit to know just what La Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (The Mexican Defense Department) has in store for fugitive circus lions or el chupacabras.

Oh, what my country is reduced to because we don’t live in an Absolut World

[If you haven’t checked out the riveting PBS series, Carrier, click here]

New Addition to the Blogs Section

A soldier recently left a comment in an old post,
Patriotism, an Introduction.

Come to find out that Joe (the soldier) has a blog here on WordPress,
Sandbox Adventures.

Here is the About page,

This is the story of one guy serving as a Soldier. Nothing more.

Shortly I’ll be going to the big sand box and decided to blog about the train up and deployment experience on this blog, thus the title “Sandbox Adventures”.

Knowing that the only thing I know is that I have no idea how this will all turn out, this blog makes for a great way to capture the emotions before, during, and after in real time and keep family and friends informed at the same time.

For security reasons, don’t expect to get a lot of updates on the war itself. Instead this will be more of an introspective look at a journey 1.6 million of my closest friends have already taken and how my feelings and perspectives compare to theirs.

I welcome your thoughts, comments, prayers and debate. Thanks for reading.


Go check out Joe’s blog and thank him for his service.

Those Bitter Small-Town People are at it Again…

Senator Barack Obama’s words regarding small-town people,

And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

The following story,
3 small-town jr. high kids suspended for sitting during pledge,
perhaps indicates that the good Senator might have missed one other thing that small-town people cling to.

On a related/unrelated note, why is it that Americans cannot show patriotism without them being called,
a) racist
b) arrogant
c) imperialists
d) all of the above

Whereas when say, us Mexicans show love for our country it is never identified with any of these?