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A Grain of Salt–Spy Ships, Officials, and Russian Missiles

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard Big Media, Big Politics, and Big Business all profit financially and politically when they keep the public worked up in fear and/or outrage. They are not our friends. Let’s take some of their power back [...]
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Outrage and a Grain of Salt–NSC, Bannon, and The Washington Post

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard The Unholy Threesome of Big Media, Big Politics, and Big Business is never happier than when the public is outraged. Outrage means profits. Outrage means political steam. Outrage means the propaganda of foreign [...]
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Analyzing Media: How to Consider the Source

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes After Trump’s surprise win, many people realized a biased political media had slanted polls, rigged debates, and buried important facts. Some of those people asked Bayard & Holmes how [...]
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Pfc. Desmond Doss–The Medal of Honor Recipient Who Wouldn’t Fight

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes During WWII, dozens of the bloody campaigns raged around the globe, involving millions of US military personnel. Four hundred sixty-four of those Americans received the Medal of Honor — two hundred sixty-six [...]
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Gaza and an Exercise in Subtle Intelligence

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Intelligence work is usually thought of as being conducted by costly and sometimes high tech methods. A glance at the intelligence budgets of the US, Russia, China, and a few others would confirm that view. For [...]
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The Lockheed Martin Offer to India that Pakistan Can’t Ignore

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes For the last few years, military and foreign policy aficionados around the world, not to mention very excited governments and corporate accountants, have been following the Indian government’s fighter procurement [...]
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Washington’s Fears for America Fulfilled

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard Many Civil War historians will tell you that partisanship in America is more heated than it has been since 1860. We are regularly smacked in the face by evidence that both major political parties put their [...]
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Turkey and The Little Coup That Couldn’t

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes One of the most pressing national security issues for the US and NATO is the recent coup disaster in Turkey. Along with the people of Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, NATO state citizens, Americans, and the Putin gang [...]
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Clinton’s Intent — What Difference Does It Make?

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard FBI Director James Comey basically said today that Clinton was negligent with top secret, classified, and confidential information, but she did not “intend” to commit any crimes, so they recommend [...]
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Some Thoughts About the Nature of “Consent”

by Jenny Hansen Stanford University: Site of former student, Brock Allen Turner’s, sexual assault of an unconcious woman. Apparently I’ve been living under a rock, because I just heard about the whole Stanford sexual assault trial this [...]