Monthly Archives: February 2019

Thanksgiving, Imperfect

Comparing The Thanksgiving the Jacks Built with The Thanksgiving the Other Jacks Built gives you an idea of how thinks look like, 3000 years into the future… from the perspective of 1950s America. Consider what a well-educated man in his … Continue reading

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Sludge

In even the rather pleasant, optimistic, light-grey flavour of the Imperium I favour, there’s going to be a good deal of sludge going on in the darker corners of Imperial worlds and space stations. “Sludge” is what I’m calling the … Continue reading

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Death of a Warrior

From Quora: Is dying in a battle or in a fight the best way for a person to die? Susanna Viljanen, works at Aalto University No. It is the oldest lie there is. (The second oldest is that “military makes … Continue reading

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Expanding Imperial Culture

Imperial Impact First, a brief preamble from the Quora article What was it like in Taiwan under Japanese colonial rule? Kang-Lin Cheng, studied at University of California, Irvine (2012) After Taiwan became part of Japan in 1895, one of the … Continue reading

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Electronic Warfare – The Unseen Battlefield

Quite a nice video. I admit, though, that I still think of hackers when the words “electronic warfare” crop up. More of a Chinese way of thinking, I suspect, observing their incursions to many classified systems around the world. There … Continue reading

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Imperial Deep Time

From North’s Leftist Fantasy: The Coming Collapse of Civilization (and the Central Planning Needed to Avoid It) In 1963, I was assigned extracts from a 500-page abridgment of Toynbee’s volumes for a course in historiography. It was written by D. … Continue reading

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So you finally made it here.

First: This would make a great climax for an epic Traveller adventure! Second: I ain’t bowing and worshiping. It’s obviously one of those impersonal, remote, uncaring gods that the pagans raise up for themselves… and so, by definition, is not … Continue reading

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Crossing the Rubicon

It’s one thing to hear the phrase “Crossing the Rubicon” or even “The die is cast”. It’s another to see what that actually means. Imperial Defense and Hardpoints The Hard Shell I have always preferred a non-Canon “hard-shell/defense in depth” … Continue reading

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Information Control, Bulking up, and the Superior Man

Information Control Just browsing North’s website, as I do on a daily basis, when I find this at the header: An Online Tool That Will Give You Bargaining Power in Your Next Negotiation With Your BossGary North – February 18, … Continue reading

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Battles Won

Just for fun the Referee may want to sketch out the 20 most violently aggressive major worlds in his sector… and two extra wild cards, just to spice things up. If he wants to get serious, then replace “major worlds” … Continue reading

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