The First Order Complains

Official complaint logged by Human Resources Division, I Division, Stormtrooper Corps Dear Sir/Ma'am/Alien/Droid, This is a closed complaint from troopers of the I Division, who wish to remain numberless, for very obvious reasons. This complaint is being registered in accordance with General Order Number 139, Complaints and Open Door Policy for First Order Personnel, Starkiller …

Seven Military Leadership Lessons from Calvin and Hobbes

When I was seven, my mother did the worst thing I could conceive of: she took my Calvin and Hobbes books away from me. Why, why would she do such a horrible thing, I asked her at the time, probably kicking and screaming and waving my tiny fists. It was a very simple answer: I was acting too …

First Order After Action Review for Operations on Jakku

After Action Review – Operations on Jakku Scene: Platoon room for 1st Platoon, 2nd Company, 4th Battalion, 225th Legion, First Order Stormtrooper Corps. Platoon sergeant SG51 is conducting the after action review for operations on Jakku. SG51: Alright, settle down troopers, settle down. Let’s get this whole AAR finished so that I don’t get an ass-chewing from …

Three Times Massachusetts Earned the Title Masshole

If you’re from the Northeast, you’ve most probably heard this term before: Masshole. Some clever person coined this expression to describe, most probably, the person from Massachusetts who had just cut them off in their horse and buggy. Since then, it has come to be a term describing anything annoying that comes from the Bay …

Land Rights and the Formation of the U.S. Army

Land use and land rights within the United States have always been touchy subjects. Just ask the first colonists who landed and were confronted by the natives; for that matter, ask the natives. Right now, ask the armed occupants who are effectively "squatting" on Federal land in Oregon, who state that, "This isn't going to end …

The Oregon Insurrectionists and the Whiskey Rebellion

As it stands right now, an undetermined number of persons have taken over several buildings in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns Oregon, to protest what they see as the unconstitutional activity of the Federal government's use of land. Many of the protesters are self-professed "militiamen," who are armed and profess a desire to hold …