Author Archives: Terry Welshans

About Terry Welshans

I grew up in Burbank, California. My dad worked at a company that made sub assemblies for about every airplane made in the 1960-1970 era, so it was only natural that the aviation bug bit me while I was quite young. I hold a commercial pilot certificate and fly as much as I can. I live in Bardstown, Kentucky with my wife, moving here after we retired. I am a Vietnam veteran and a cancer survivor. I like to keep politicians honest, and do so when they open an avenue where I feel they have erred.

Oh, the Irony

Today, in the Louisville, Kentucky Courier Journal newspaper  and USA Today , a story describing the new Coal Museum in Benham, a small (population 500) town in eastern Kentucky sent me into a laughing spasm. The museum, the pride of … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Energy Policy, Technology | 3 Comments

U.S.M.C. Facing a Readiness Crisis

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 “Red Devils” departs the runway at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 24, 2017. US Marine Corps photo. Pilots need practice to maintain proficiency. Pilots flying … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Aviation, Economic Policy, Government, USMC | 11 Comments

Customs and Border Patrol Warrantless Searches

Dating back to at least 2009, Customs and Border Patrol has detained pilots of general aviation aircraft and have conducted warrantless searches.  In a typical scenario, after a routine flight, you land at your destination, taxi to the ramp—and then … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Big Brother, Constitutional Law, DHS, Nazis, Terrorism, United States, War on "Terror", War on Drugs | 2 Comments

A Beginner’s Guide to The Utah Data Center

The Utah Data Center is also known as the Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative Data Center. The data center is alleged to be able to process “all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election, Big Brother, Congress, FBI, information Technology, NSA, Politics, Russia, Technology, United States | 8 Comments

US Naval Institute Publishes Report on Russia/US Interests

There is a 43 page report to Congress on U.S. interests in Russia dated March 1, 2017 from the Congressional Research Service. The  report has the sub-title “Russia: Background and U.S. Interests” this report has the names and other information … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Politics, Russia, United States | 12 Comments

Dereliction of Duty

On February 20, 2017, Lt. General Herbert Raymond “H. R.” McMaster was named as National Security Advisor following the February 13 forced resignation of Michael T. Flynn. McMaster is a combat veteran of the first Gulf War. His most notable … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Heroism, History, Politics, US Army, US Military, War, World History | 16 Comments

The Steel is Here!

First import of Russian steel arrives at new Paulsboro, New Jersey port. The Paulsboro Marine Terminal is open for business after the first ship, Doric Warrior, docked bringing steel and economic hope for Paulsboro. (Caitlyn Stulpin | For NJ.com) PAULSBORO … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy, New Jersey, Politics, Russia, United States | 4 Comments