The Art of Tetman Callis

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November 29th, 2022 · No Comments

“At last we camped, and when the camels were unloaded and driven out to pasture, I lay down under the rocks and rested. My body was very sore with headache and high fever, the accompaniments of a sharp attack of dysentery which had troubled me along the march and had laid me out twice that […]

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Tags: Politics & Law · T. E. Lawrence · The Great War

November 28th, 2022 · No Comments

“It is blood that makes the cash grow green.” – Justin King, “Let’s talk about new defense spending on Ukraine” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Tags: Economics · Politics & Law · The Forever War

November 27th, 2022 · No Comments

“Even in situations of poetry the French remained incorrigible prose-writers, seeing by the directly-thrown light of reason and understanding, not through the half-closed eye, mistily, by things’ essential radiance.” – T. E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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November 26th, 2022 · No Comments

“Your good and my good, perhaps they are different, and either forced good or forced evil will make a people cry with pain. Does the ore admire the flame which transforms it?” – T. E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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November 25th, 2022 · No Comments

“Men have looked upon the desert as barren land, the free holding of whoever chose; but in fact each hill and valley in it had a man who was its acknowledged owner and would quickly assert the right of his family or clan to it, against aggression. Even the wells and trees had their masters, […]

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit · Politics & Law · T. E. Lawrence

November 24th, 2022 · No Comments

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.” – T. E. Lawrence, Seven […]

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November 23rd, 2022 · No Comments

“When we achieved and the new world dawned, the old men came out again and took our victory to re-make in the likeness of the former world they knew. Youth could win, but had not learned to keep: and was pitiably weak against age. We stammered that we had worked for a new heaven and […]

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November 22nd, 2022 · No Comments

“Even simple farmers are capturing Russian soldiers every day, and all of them say the same thing: They don’t know why they are here. These are not warriors of a superpower. These are confused children who have been used. Take them home.” – Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine, March 3, 2022 Share this… Facebook Pinterest […]

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Tags: The Forever War

November 21st, 2022 · No Comments

“Men with small money will still impress each other over beer, men with medium money will find ways to barter, and men with large money will slice this country like cake if they get sad enough, bored enough.” – Eloghosa Osunde, “Good Boy” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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November 20th, 2022 · No Comments

“You, reading this, you’re here, alive, because your parents synced and you showed up. That’s it. Even if they planned for a child, it was still a raffle draw. A hand went in a bowl and picked you. The tree shook and a fruit fell down. If it pains you to read, then cry. It’s […]

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November 19th, 2022 · No Comments

“I’m not the kind of guy who believes in hell, or in a god who imagines a lake of fire. I just can’t see it—you have a mind that’s wider than the sky and that is what you use it to picture? To me, that sounds too petty, too human, too undivine to be real. […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Verandah

November 18th, 2022 · No Comments

“The most dangerous thing in the world is a second lieutenant with a compass.” – Justin King, “Let’s talk about a BBC analysis of Russian personnel” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Tags: Verandah

November 17th, 2022 · No Comments

“It is evident that there is considerable operator bias introduced in designing fuzzy networks. This may not be satisfactory for complex problems where the actual relationships are not understood to begin with.” – H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia, “Neural Networks in Materials Science” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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November 16th, 2022 · No Comments

“Sir Steward, the Bailiff, Robert by name, who is here, complaineth of William of the street, who is there, that against the peace of the lord, he sent Thomas, his son, on such a day, at such an hour, in the year that now is, over the wall newly built and erected, and commanded him […]

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November 15th, 2022 · No Comments

“There be three kinds of unhappy men: He that hath knowledge and teacheth not ; He that teacheth and liveth not thereafter; He that knoweth not and doth not enquire to understand.” – Sir Edward Coke, Commentary on Littleton Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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November 14th, 2022 · No Comments

“A right cannot die: trodden down it may be, but never trodden out.” – Sir Edward Coke, Commentary on Littleton Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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November 13th, 2022 · No Comments

“Hope is the dream of a waking man.” – Sir Edward Coke, Institutes of the laws of England Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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November 12th, 2022 · No Comments

“There is no greater injustice than when under colour of justice injury is done.” – Sir Edward Coke, Institutes of the laws of England Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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November 11th, 2022 · No Comments

“There is no knowledge (seemeth it at the first of never so little moment) but it will stand the diligent student in stead at one time or other.” – Sir Edward Coke, Commentary on Littleton Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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November 10th, 2022 · No Comments

“Pedantry is a useless display of learning, or perhaps a display of useless learning—at any rate, the term involves the double idea of display or affectation and uselessness.” – John Marshall Gest, The Lawyer in Literature Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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November 9th, 2022 · No Comments

“Now, if a man wants to have his estate properly settled, it is absolutely necessary for him to die. It is not enough for him to disappear, no matter for how long, if he neglects this simple preliminary. When he comes back unexpectedly, and makes himself generally disagreeable, his return to the scene of his […]

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November 8th, 2022 · No Comments

“That every man must work out his own damnation, is not merely a profound theological dogma and a practical rule of life, but also a fundamental canon of literary art.” – John Marshall Gest, The Lawyer in Literature Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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November 7th, 2022 · No Comments

“Search for downed plane conducted 16 through 20 Nov 50: Patrol attempted to get to area of crash on 16 & 17 Nov without success due to impassable terrain i.e. cliffs, dense timber, no trails etc. . . . On 18 Nov 1st Lt. Perry W. Wales, Co C, 31st Inf, patrol leader, and 9 […]

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Tags: Politics & Law · The Forever War

November 6th, 2022 · No Comments

“At Singpung-ni civilians reported 2 battalions of NKPA passed through there about one month ago. One half of them were wounded and all that could not walk they shot. They had 100 trucks and one American car. Trucks were loaded with rice, clothing, typewriters, papers and canned food carried from Seoul. . . . 200 […]

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Tags: Politics & Law · The Forever War

November 5th, 2022 · No Comments

“Chinese Communist and North Korean forces left Yongdong-ni two nights ago by railroad N to lake ferry. . . . Chinese Communist forces took all civ workers with them when they left town. The civ did not want to fight. One hundred workers were shot two (2) days ago because they refused to fight. Ten […]

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Tags: Economics · Politics & Law · The Forever War

November 4th, 2022 · No Comments

“The people on this area are in dire need of clothing, this however, seems to be predominant in all of North Korea. There also appears to be a short supply of salt. The food situation is satisfactory. The diet consists primarily of barley and potatoes of which there is a sufficient quantity to last until […]

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November 3rd, 2022 · No Comments

“Is it forever that the sword must devour? Do you not know that it will be bitter afterward? Until when will you not bid the fighting-people to turn back from going after their brothers?” – II Samuel 2:26 (trans. Everett Fox) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Tags: Other Stuff · Verandah

November 2nd, 2022 · No Comments

“A glass is a nonequilibrium state of matter between that of a solid and a liquid. It is a non-crystalline amorphous solid that has a nanoscopically and microscopically disordered structure but many of the mechanical properties of a solid. Glass is a nonequilibrium, non-crystalline state of matter that appears solid on a short time scale […]

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November 1st, 2022 · No Comments

“Solid ice is stable to over 200 GPa and 4400 K in a body-centered cubic structure, near the melt boundary in water-rich Neptune-like planets. This may be responsible for the increased electrical conductivity that may promote the generation of multipolar magnetic fields. Due to the fluidity of the protons in Ice XVIII, and in contrast […]

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October 31st, 2022 · No Comments

“Poets should always study law, as [Sir Walter] Scott did, but if more of them did so, there would be less poetry written.” – John Marshall Gest, The Lawyer in Literature Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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