Monthly Archives: August 2012

Marines begin patrolling Guatemala to stop drug trafficking

The Marines have landed and the situation is in hand.

Wait. Scratch that. I got all World War II-like there for a moment in my patriotic, Marine-like mind.

The truth is 200 hundred Marines have landed in Guatemala to partrol their coast to help slow down drug trafficking. And more than likely, they’ll barely make a dent in it.

Full story here.

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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P.P.S. Thanks to all who continue to make my novels a success. Little Man, and the Dixon County War  has gone as high as No. 16 on the Amazon UK Paid List (see here and here), and Sold Out has already gone as high as No. 81 on the Amazon Paid List for the category of War (see here and here). Learn more about both books here.

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Sen. Jim Webb, a Democrat, advocates hard line against China. War, as well?

I’ve been writing about our growing cold war with China for months now, and arguing we should seriously consider avoiding this build up/possible war. (See here: http://stanrmitchell.com/2012/06/07/america-wake-up-you-bunch-of-stupid-morons.)

Now, Sen. Jim Webb has written about the issue in an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal. Webb — a Democrat, keep in mind — advocates that America should maintain its “uncomfortable but necessary role as the true guarantor of stability in East Asia.”

I’m not sure why he just said “East Asia.” Seems to me he should have said “much of the world.” And nowhere in the column does he mention the benefits to America for this build up/possible war with China. Sure, it helps folks in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Japan, but I missed the part where this will help America. Oh wait, he doesn’t mention that…

Here’s his column.

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. Please accept the greatest gift I can give.

P.P.S. Thanks to all who continue to make my novels a huge success. Little Man, and the Dixon County War  has gone as high as No. 16 on the Amazon UK Paid List (see here and here), landing smack dab between a Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey book. And Sold Out has already gone as high as No. 81 on the Amazon Paid List for the category of War (see here and here). Learn more about both books here. And thanks a million to all my friends and fans who peddle my stuff like street pushers.

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Our technology catches up to Star Wars

I loved Star Wars, but I’m not a science fiction nut. Really, I’ve seen or read very little science fiction. And that won’t change anytime soon.

But, I’ll never forget the hoverbike, or Biker Scout. (Photo.)

It was so cool that I bought a small model of it, which would probably be worth something if I knew where it was. But I’m digressing here, which my writing books say I shouldn’t do.

My point to this poorly executed blog post is that there’s a working model that closely resembles this awesome machine I dreamed of back in the day. Check out the video below!

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. Please accept the greatest gift I can give.

P.P.S. Thanks to all who continue to make my novels a huge success. Little Man, and the Dixon County War  has gone as high as No. 16 on the Amazon UK Paid List (see here and here), landing smack dab between a Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey book. And Sold Out has already gone as high as No. 81 on the Amazon Paid List for the category of War (see here and here). Learn more about both books here. And thanks a million to all my friends and fans who peddle my stuff like street pushers.

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The power of now

No excuses. Do this.

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. Please accept the greatest gift I can give.

P.P.S. Thanks to all who continue to make my novels a huge success. Little Man, and the Dixon County War  has gone as high as No. 16 on the Amazon UK Paid List (see here and here), landing smack dab between a Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey book. And Sold Out has already gone as high as No. 81 on the Amazon Paid List for the category of War (see here and here). Learn more about both books here. And thanks a million to all my friends and fans who peddle my stuff like street pushers.

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What’s your first firefight like?

One year ago, Pfc. Timothy Workman stood on the yellow footprints in Paris Island — a recruit without an ounce of training. Now, he’s duking it out with the Taliban.

Read about his first firefight in Afghanistan here.

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. Please accept the greatest gift I can give.

P.P.S. Thanks to all who continue to make my novels a huge success. Little Man, and the Dixon County War  has gone as high as No. 16 on the Amazon UK Paid List (see here and here), landing smack dab between a Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey book. And Sold Out has already gone as high as No. 81 on the Amazon Paid List for the category of War (see here and here). Learn more about both books here. And thanks a million to all my friends and fans who peddle my stuff like street pushers.

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