Week 39 of 213: Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war

Cubicle Warrior’s blog, week 39 of 213 (1,186 more days to military retirement). Today’s quote comes from Shakespeare. Usually this quote is used to decry military action as foul deeds. I would turn this around as now the liberal media are turning the death of a former Navy SEAL on a gun range into an assault on the Second Amendment. What is a more foul deed–a sniper killing over 150 bad guys in the name of national security, or dishonoring a man’s life by exploiting his death to promote a political agenda? Cry havoc? I cry foul!

RIP Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle

RIP Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle

Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war
William ShakespeareJulius Caesar Act 3, scene 1, 270–275


  • RIP Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle. This is tragic. The record holder sniper, former Navy SEAL, and author of “American Sniper” survived some of the most dangerous missions on the planet and gets killed after getting out of the Navy. RIP Chris Kyle. Meanwhile, the media turns this death into an assault on the Second Amendment. [READ MORE] on the life of Chief Petty Office Chris Kyle.
  • RIP (Major) Luc Gruenther. Captain Luc Gruenther’s body was recovered in the Adriatic Sea on Thursday. His wife is due with their first child in a few weeks. He was only 32 years old. The mishap is under investigation. [READ MORE]
  • Job “promotion”. Hooray for sequestration! I got a new job, but no budget to do anything, and I may lose contractor support. I am both excited about the new job, and sad that I am losing resources to do this job and my two other jobs.
  • Filmstrip. Arianny Celeste
  • Mash-up of J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars and Star Trek: 
  • Manti T’eo’s e-Harmony advertisement: 


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  • STS-107 Columbia

    Remember the astronauts that have died in the name of space exploration. Today marks 10 years since we the lost STS-107 Columbia and her seven-man crew. NASA has selected this day to remember all the astronauts that have died during missions. [READ MORE]

  • The dung beetle: resourceful navigator. What a crazy world we live in. The common dung beetle can navigate the universe better than the average human. This reminds me of a study that shows the economic impact (up to $67 billion/year) if we lost GPS and related systems. We are very much dependent upon precision navigation and timing provided by GPS, Glonass, and Galileo for transportation, trade, banking, computing, and communications. Here comes the dung beetle as it navigates using the stars. [READ MORE]. Cue dung jokes in 3, 2, 1…


  • Super Bowl 47. Rumor has it that there was a football game and a family feud. Somewhere in there the power went out. Too bad the power did not go out during Beyonce’s half-time show.
  • Go Gators! The #4 Gators faced their toughest SEC test so far, but beat #16 Ole Miss 78-64. 210 more days until football season. [READ MORE]
  • Go Gators! 209 more days until college football!
  • Victory! Anthony “Showtime” Pettis

    UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson, Jan. 26, 2013, United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

    • Demetrious Johnson def. John Dodson by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 48-47).
    • Glover Teixeira def. Quinton Jackson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
    • Anthony Pettis def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (body kick, strikes) at 2:35 of Round 1.
    • Ricardo Lamas def. Erik Koch via TKO (strikes) at 2:32 of Round 2.
    • T.J. Grant def. Matt Wiman via KO (elbows) at 4:51 of Round 1.
    • Clay Guida def. Hatsu Hioki via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28).
    • Pascal Krauss def. Mike Stumpf via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
    • Ryan Bader def. Vladimir Matyushenko via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:50 of Round 1.
    • Shawn Jordan def. Mike Russow via TKO (strikes) at 3:48 of Round 2.
    • Rafael Natal def. Sean Spencer via submission (arm triangle) at 2:13 of Round 3.
    • David Mitchell def. Simeon Thoresen via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
  • UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar, Feb. 2, 2013, Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Jose Aldo def. Frankie Edgar via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47).
    • Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Rashad Evans via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
    • Antonio Silva def. Alistair Overeem via TKO (punches) at 0:25 of Round 3.
    • Demian Maia def. Jon Fitch via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
    • Joseph Benavidez def. Ian McCall via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
    • Evan Dunham def. Gleison Tibau via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
    • Tyron Woodley def. Jay Hieron via knockout (punches) at 0:36 of Round 1.
    • Bobby Green def. Jacob Volkmann via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:35 of Round 3.
    • Isaac Vallie-Flagg def. Yves Edwards via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
    • Dustin Kimura def. Chico Camus via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:50 of Round 3.
    • Francisco Rivera def. Edwin Figueroa via TKO (strikes) at 4:20 of Round 2.

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