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Who is minding the launch codes?

Nuclear football. The President carries the launch codes to make it work

Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday the 5th day of March in the year of our Lord 2021. Today I will be talking about whether the President of the United States is physically and mentally capable of doing the job he holds. That job includes the retaliatory launch of nuclear missiles when an enemy launch is detected, a concept known as launch on warning.

Texit war game 5 – remember the Texas!

USS John C. Stennis CVN-74 (Johnny Reb) could figure in a Texit war game.

As the Texit war game has shown, the Texas Exit will have casualties. CNAV does not expect the Biden-Harris regime to let Texas go quietly. Texans must prepare to accept the fortunes of war—and, like the Founders, “[rely firmly] on the protection of Divine Providence” and “mutually pledge to each other [their] lives, [their] fortunes, and [their] sacred honor.” But Texans can achieve victory, which is no less likely than it was when the American War for Independence began.

Texit war game 4 – hostilities

USS Texas would figure in any realistic war game for Texit

Texit, the Texas Exit, could make history. But this history will not be tame. William Barrett Travis, Jim Bowie, David Crockett, and their fellow martyrs could tell you that, if they could speak. In the spirit of the Battle of the Alamo, CNAV continues its Texit war game series.

Texit war game 3: expulsions

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) figures in the Texit war game - he might have to bug out.

Kyle Biedermann and Dan Miller have started something, called Texit, that represents a kind of divorce. But divorce between two incompatible peoples disputing the same real estate is not pretty. Ask a Middle Easterner if you doubt that. In this installment of the Texit war game, Texans and non-Texans start to sort themselves out, as each side prepares for war.

Texit war game 2: prelude

Samuel A. Alito figures in a war game for Texit

On 25 January, Texas State Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg, Comal Co.) introduced his Texas Independence Referendum Act – the Texit Bill. After the Texas House reconvenes, the debate will begin. For Texit to succeed, the bill must first pass, and then the people of Texas must vote Yes. And if they do vote Yes, the Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the State House appoint a committee to work out Texit. So that’s two votes that must take place: legislative and popular. How can Rep. Biedermann and his ally Dan Miller of the Texas Nationalist Movement score their goal? By convincing their fellow Texans that they can do this. To do that, they need a war game. Herewith an attempt at one – the beginning of a saga that would lead to Texas independence.

Texit – the war game

Chess - a centuries-old war game

Now that Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg, Texas) has introduced his Texas Independence Referendum Act, let the war games begin. Anyone contemplating secession must make a plan to achieve it, and to count the prices of failure and success. For success in anything must come at a price. But not everything a nay-sayer might count as a price, actually is a price. And one often does not know the true cost of success without trying. Still, as Jesus says, no commander goes to war without a plan. And no one has invented a better way to plan, than the war game.

A text without context

God of Israel, god of war. (And a need for context.) A memorial to the last time Israel was ever on any real offensive: the Six-day War Memorial. (A Jewish Jedi warrior would be quite at home at such a time.) Calling something a Nakba doesn't make it tragic.

In her book, The Shepherd’s Granddaughter, Anne Laurel Carter drops her young readers into the middle of a land without its history, a situation without context, and a story without perspective. But she intends her message to influence innocent students. It is a tutorial in subterfuge, a tale woven on an invisible loom, where the circumstances are unseen, the actions undefined, and the slander insidious. This is my seventh children’s book review and it has left me reeling.

The Destruction of Cities

This B-32 Dominator never figured in the destruction of any cities, but perhaps in photographing them.

Destruction of cities usually figures in war. But it can also occur, and far more quickly, through political malfeasance. Like New York today.

Afghanistan Exit

Camp Etchberger in West Afghanistan, once known as "The Quiet Place."

The long war in Afghanistan is about to end. Afghanistan will revert to status quo ante 9/11. Or will its new leaders build the peace they say they want?

75 Years After Auschwitz And Not Much Learned

Europe died in Auschwitz.

75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, the Jews haven’t learned the most important lesson: active self-defense. And anti-Semitism is rising again.