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Thirty Something Rolling Thunder

May 29, 2018

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Thirty Something Rolling Thunder

It is getting hard to see the point of Rolling Thunder, through the fog of self-congratulatory patriotism. It has always seemed like a Vietnam thing to me. It might very well outlive Artie Muller, the Fourth Infantry Division veteran who has made Rolling Thunder his life’s work but it is hard to anticipate what it […]

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Memorial Day 2018

May 25, 2018

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Memorial Day 2018

Memorial Day remains a black moment of grief just before the bright celebration of summer. Memorial Day should remind every American that we are a free and happy people because some free and happy boys set down their bats, balls and gloves to die for all the rest of us – in the Civil War, […]

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Dear Igo

April 26, 2018

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Dear Igo

On April 26, 2018 Igo wrote: Let me see if I’m getting this. SO, IF we use the example of “Red Sox Nation” in place of “Mongol Nation”, then that would include (by the courts finding of one in the same) ANY PERSON that had the least hint of ANY trace to the name (a […]

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On Checking Reality

March 29, 2018

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On Checking Reality

In 1949 the gossip columnist Walter Winchell asked the sportswriter Red Smith if he found it hard to write a story every day. “Why no,” Smith replied, according to Winchell. “You simply sit down at the typewriter, open your veins, and bleed.” To the numerous readers who responded to the story “Reality Check” published last […]

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Reality Check

March 26, 2018

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Reality Check

For the second time in about 16 months I have to ask readers whether The Aging Rebel matters or whether it is time for it to disappear. Over the last 115 months The Aging Rebel has published about 2,000 posts and about 85,000 comments from a broad cross section of readers including drifters, mechanics, policemen, […]

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Dear Brad H.

February 15, 2018

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Dear Brad H.

In reference to a story titled “Getting Weird Again” published here on February 13 you write: “Actually, a good defense lawyer should be able to get any videos of this man excluded from evidence on the grounds he is not in any way connected to BMC Northern Hemisphere, has no connection to Mr. Pike or […]

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Biker Brawl

November 2, 2017

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Biker Brawl

The current prosecution of Dallas Bandido Christopher Jacob “Jake” Carrizal offends justice. It is a malicious prosecution based on numerous calculated lies. Four weeks into the Carrizal trial, after 30 months of investigation, based on conversations with multiple eyewitnesses including members of both the Cossacks and the Bandidos Motorcycle Club and others knowledgeable about what […]

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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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