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The Friendlier North Korea

September 15, 2017

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The Friendlier North Korea

Waco is a pretty friendly place. I arrived with at least a half dozen friends and only a couple of real enemies. Despite my best efforts to even that up, I probably still left with more friends than enemies. The Uber driver who brought me into town from the Waco Regional Airport in a pickup […]

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Memorial Day 2017

May 26, 2017

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Memorial Day 2017

Decoration Day, which we now call Memorial Day, began spontaneously in the spring of 1864 as our national day of suffering. It was the inevitable result of the American Civil War in which at least 620,000 men died. Their survivors suffered from those deaths. About 576,000 men were wounded. Surgery was primitive. There were no […]

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Go Ahead, Make My Christmas

December 21, 2016

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Go Ahead, Make My Christmas

The truth may set you free but it is not free. Not here, at least. At least not at this end of here. The Aging Rebel is not a well known site but at least some of what you have been able to read here for free over the last eight years has been influential. […]

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Repent Waco Before It’s Too Late

December 9, 2016

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Repent Waco Before It's Too Late

It is no longer possible to be subtle or merely ironic about this. Abel Reyna is a lying son of a bitch who is making a career of obstructing justice. He is an embarrassment to himself, his family, the city of Waco, the state of Texas and to every prosecutor who doesn’t work for Kim […]

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Veterans Day 2016

November 11, 2016

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Veterans Day 2016

This day of reflection began as a remembrance of the Great War, the war to end war. The new technology of war that flowered between 1914 and 1918 included tanks, indirect artillery fire, aerial spotters, machine guns and the smokeless powder that made them feasible, telephones, electricity, topographic maps, rifles with interchangeable parts, hand grenades, […]

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Geofeedia Etcetera

October 24, 2016

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Geofeedia Etcetera

There is a big election in two weeks. Many people seem to be worked up about it. Some of them have been expressing themselves on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Vimeo. So it might be appropriate to briefly remind readers that you have no “reasonable expectation of privacy” on the internet and […]

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Waco Case Deadlines

September 19, 2016

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Waco Case Deadlines

It is unlikely that any of the Waco Twin Peaks criminal conspiracy cases will be resolved before Monday, July 31, 2017. That is the date when federal prosecutors now must present their witness lists to defense attorneys in a federal racketeering case titled United States v. Portillo et al. That indictment in that case never […]

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Our EPA Strikes Again

August 19, 2016

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Our EPA Strikes Again

Everybody who has been around American motorcycles long enough to have an opinion that counts knows what the Harley tax is. The Environmental Protection Agency thinks it means something else. The Harley tax is the price you have to pay to transform the brand-new Harley-Davidson motorcycle you bought into the bike you want to ride. […]

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Christie Still Liar, Thief

July 29, 2016

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Christie Still Liar, Thief

This page would probably just ignore George Christie’s soulless money grubbing and prattle if he would just stop blaming this page for it. Even Christie’s enemies think talking about him enriches and validates the shameless son of a bitch. But he keeps blaming this page for who he is, so in the fewest possible words […]

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Enjoy The Fireworks

July 1, 2016

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Enjoy The Fireworks

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which […]

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Disbar Abel Reyna

June 30, 2016

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Disbar Abel Reyna

Suits brought yesterday to disbar Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby and another against five prosecutors in Indiana raise the troubling question of why McLennan County, Texas District Attorney Abelino Reyna still holds a law license. There are multiple precedents for disbarring unethical prosecutors. George Washington University law professor John F. Banzhaf III, who brought […]

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You Can Comment Again

March 30, 2016

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You Can Comment Again

Although the front end of this site, the part people surf into and see, has remained up the back end of this site, the part where content is uploaded and comments are moderated has been down for two days. It wasn’t any of the usual suspects. A very fine, third party piece of software integral […]

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Justice In El Lay

February 11, 2016

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Justice In El Lay

It was 88 degrees in the motorcycle outlaw capital of America yesterday. Bikes threw up little rooster tails of crumbling asphalt as they put-put-putted down the rotting roads. The roads and the heat and the police and the $3.50 a gallon gasoline come with the territory. The rest of the country does not give a […]

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