War on Peace : NPR: https://www.npr.org/books/titles/603311486/war-on-peace-the-end-of-diplomacy-and-the-decline-of-american-influence

Ronan Farrow: ‘I Was Raised With An Extraordinary Sense Of Public Service’ : NPR: https://www.npr.org/2018/05/23/613495834/ronan-farrow-i-was-raised-with-an-extraordinary-sense-of-public-service

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[2018-05-26] From NPR News: A Wall of Poppies Honors Fallen Soldiers On The National Mall https://n.pr/2GSvdOY

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My boss texted me tweet made by the U.S. Army today —

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived”. — George S. Patton

Great quote. Total agreement.

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As we honor our departed Defenders this Memorial Day weekend, and think about the price in “blood and treasure” paid for our freedoms and liberty, some food for thought:

Preamble to the U.S. Constitution [the “mission statement” of document founding out federal democratic-republic]: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

What the Ancient Greeks Can Teach Us about the Realities of War – The New Yorker Radio Hour – WNYC: https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/what-ancient-greeks-can-teach-us-about-realities-war/

In Ancient Dramas, Vital Words For Today’s Warriors : NPR: https://www.npr.org/2008/11/25/97413320/in-ancient-dramas-vital-words-for-todays-warriors

The War Prayer – Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_Prayer

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[2018-05-27]

What Does Patriotism Mean To You? : NPR: https://www.npr.org/2018/05/26/614640331/what-does-patriotism-mean-to-you

Technical Foul | On The Media | WNYC Studios: https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/on-the-media-2018-05-25/

Google Employees Resign in Protest Against Pentagon Contract: https://gizmodo.com/google-employees-resign-in-protest-against-pentagon-con-1825729300

Surveillance Valley | Yasha Levine: https://thebaffler.com/latest/oakland-surveillance-levine

Personal opinion: As a nation, we have to keep pushing the technological innovation envelope. If we don’t, someone else will, and they might not be altruistic about it. We need to do it, and we need to be gaming-out all the systemic impacts the innovations will produce as we go. We need to lead the way.

UPDATE:

From NPR News: Justice Department To Expand Internal Inquiry After Top-Level Meeting With Trump https://n.pr/2s0VdSV

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From NPR News: Trump Demands Review Of Russia Investigation Surveillance Tactics https://n.pr/2GBI9IS

With Prosecutors Zeroing In, Trump Ally Roger Stone Rails Against Mueller Probe https://n.pr/2GyKxjN

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IMO: FBI does what it legally must in order to safeguard our constitutional republic.

If Trump is innocent in all things, the process should prove that.