José Figueres abolishes the armed forces of Costa Rica – part five

September 18, 2018 at 12:47 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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José Figueres abolishes the armed forces of Costa Rica – part four

September 8, 2018 at 9:09 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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José Figueres abolishes the armed forces of Costa Rica – part three

August 5, 2018 at 2:13 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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José Figueres and the abolition of the armed forces of Costa Rica – part two

August 5, 2018 at 2:19 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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José Figueres and the abolition of the armed forces of Costa Rica

August 5, 2018 at 2:00 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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another test . . .

August 2, 2018 at 2:20 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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This is a test . . .

August 1, 2018 at 3:38 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

 

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Nothing to worry about here

February 14, 2017 at 1:58 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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A weapons system at the University of Dayton

October 12, 2016 at 2:27 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I haven’t looked at what UDRI is up to, recently. I wonder if the new president still says they don’t build weapons there . . . 

“University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $12,098,382 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development. Contractor will provide development and application of conceptual, preliminary, and detailed vehicle design processes to current and future aerospace systems, weapon systems . . . “

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/795646

 

Review of a “poetic” game about the suffering of war

June 3, 2016 at 2:31 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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I know there is a very limited audience for this: a long video by a professor who could stand a haircut talking about a table game. But I find this all heartening. It is heartening that someone designed this game, The Grizzled, which is a cooperative card-based game about six WWI soldiers trying to help each other survive. It’s heartening that a professor — Marco Arnaudo, who teaches in Indiana — would make such an in-depth video about it. It is heartening that there is enough of an audience, at least, to provide several thoughtful comments about the video.

This also may be interesting if you were not aware that there is a community of gamers who are proud to be “unplugged” and who look for face-to-face table games. I found this video on the site Board Game Geek, which is all about this attitude.

Video review of The Grizzled from BoardGameGeek and Marco Arnaudo

 

 

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