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    A most excellent idea! This isn't the first time...

    A most excellent idea! This isn't the first time that graphic novels have been used to train/acclimate troops and I'm glad to see it is now being applied to medical personnel.
  2. The whole thing is regretable really

    I feel a little bad about the fact that an otherwise promising officer had his career cut short over this issue, however it speaks to nature of our 'information society' these days. In an era of...
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    Thrawn clearly adopted Pellaeon as a protege IMO....

    Thrawn clearly adopted Pellaeon as a protege IMO. Pellaeon's actions in the aftermath of the disastrous rout at Endor proved that he was an Loyalist with no thought of exploiting the situation for...
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    It's actually a quote from a series of young...

    It's actually a quote from a series of young adult novels - Galaxy of Fear - in which Thrawn makes an appearance before his promotion to Admiral.

    I only really liked Timothy Zahn's take on the...
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    More Comics

    Hi all,

    A brief review of my posting history will reveal that I like comics and as a librarian, I'm a big believer in their power to educate as well as reach out to readers and patrons who may...
  6. A rippin' yarn

    Thank you Rex. I greatly enjoyed that resource.
  7. Aha, an oldie, but a golden one. I think the...

    Aha, an oldie, but a golden one.

    I think the sticking point is that with War in the Falklands, it's more obviously an abstract simulation/recreation of the event. When I've sunk your battleship,...
  8. The Politics of Video Games - military or otherwise

    UK Defence Secretary Calls for Medal of Honor Ban. Liam Fox 'disgusted' at EA's game.




    An interesting point of debate.

    When I was a lad, we had violent, militaristic video games too, but...
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    Sir, governments have never been able to...

    Sir, governments have never been able to completely control information. The advent of the internet and the "post-industrial information society" added a new dimension to narrative management and...
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    The practitioners of the Librarian's craft are...

    The practitioners of the Librarian's craft are always helpful or else we execute them at our Free Mason/Library meetings.
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    Collections Management

    There have been some really great posts here, articulating the needs of the patrons of this site. Schmedlap especially, you must have been Aristophanes in a previous life. Or at least one of his...
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    hi Marc! This is pretty interesting. I lack...

    hi Marc!

    This is pretty interesting. I lack the proper background and context to comment, I was wondering if you could clear 2 points up for me.

    First: I appreciate how you make the...
  13. Agreed. We're all paying a financial, political,...

    Agreed. We're all paying a financial, political, moral and social cost for the GWOT (or whatever it is called right now) to varying degrees, that's why I (and I reckon the average...
  14. Omission

    I forgot to place theGrass Crown in between Fortune's Favourites and Caesar's women. It focuses almost exclusively on Sulla's administration and restructuring of the Republic during his dictatorship.
  15. My two cents

    Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome series was pretty good.

    While not focusing solely on the military aspects of the Late Republic (although she does go into some great deal about the Marian...
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    Not exactly 'powerarmour' ...

    Not exactly 'powerarmour' now innit?
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    I take that attitude myself. I'm not a...

    I take that attitude myself.

    I'm not a soldier, but I have observed that defending forces, especially ones that defend a system that is unjust, will make no effort to give battle away from...
  18. Will Eisner and drawing for the US army.

    As a librarian candidate (2010), I often come across interesting collections and resources when doing my course work or undertaking professional development. I happened upon this lovely little...
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    Hi Rex, I'm going to have to agree with you on...

    Hi Rex, I'm going to have to agree with you on this one. Ethnic cleansing doesn't really do a good job, unless you root out and hunt down and eliminate every single last one of the people you are...
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    We're even more divided than you might think on...

    We're even more divided than you might think on this issue. I would argue that Canadians, myself included, are a very compassionate people (as all soft socialists are) who want to see the job get...
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    Perhaps we need an Official Secrets Act? ...

    Perhaps we need an Official Secrets Act?

    Everyone already suspects it of Harper, may as well fulfill their expectations.
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    Hey everyone, Well, the Ottawa Citizen, my...

    Hey everyone,

    Well, the Ottawa Citizen, my main source of news while scarfing down unhealthy amounts of bacon and coffee, said in one of the articles published on Saturday, 23 March, that the Han...
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    Wow

    Holy smokes Norfolk! Do you think we should check to see if the government has left the keys to the country in the ignition?
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    I'm sensing a disturbing trend here in Canada.

    Wow, that's almost as good as the time when the JTF2 guys had their van stolen from a Tim Horton's parking lot with disassembled pistols and their security cards inside. Or that one time the CSIS...
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    It's disgusting when the rats flee a floundering...

    It's disgusting when the rats flee a floundering ship with all their goodies securely snug in their jaws.
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