Robert Farley, LG&M

Robert Farley


Lexington, KY, United States

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Past articles by Robert:

Madness! With the Marching! – Lawyers, Guns & Money

We have once again arrived at what many of you refer to as the Peonage-Ball Tournament. For those who choose to participate, the passwords for the Men’s and Women’s tournaments are identical: * League Name: Lawyers, Guns and Money * Password: zevon Join us if you need an extra reason to detest Grand Canyon University! Also that Duke vs. Oral Roberts game is gonna be a tough call for those who… → Read More

AUKUS – Lawyers, Guns & Money

HMS Ambush. By © Crown Copyright 2012, OGL v1.0, Big news today is the details of AUKUS, the technology sharing arrangement between Australia, the US, and the United Kingdom that will result in Australia getting some nuclear subs. I have some thoughts: > If all of this works out, Australia will have a world-class fleet of nuclear attack submarines thanks to AUKUS. The RAN’s overall… → Read More

Latest Maintenance Post – Lawyers, Guns & Money

Hey all, We’re still getting reports of unwanted pop-ups. I’d appreciate if you could detail your experience in comments so that we can forward along to folks on the technical side. This includes browser, OS, and a clear description of the problem. We’ll see if we can get this sorted out in the short term. Best, Management PS: The LGM Tourney Challenge groups are now alive and awake. → Read More

Senior Senator Down? – Lawyers, Guns & Money

> McConnell’s injury is the latest incident of a Senate member requiring hospital treatment. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, 89, was taken to hospital last week to be treated for shingles, with Pennsylvania’s John Fetterman, 53, who suffered a stroke during his campaign in 2022, currently being treated for clinical depression. “This evening, Leader McConnell tripped at a local hotel… → Read More

NordStream Revisited – Lawyers, Guns & Money

By Gabriel Ziegler – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, > New intelligence reviewed by U.S. officials suggests that a pro-Ukrainian group carried out the attack on the Nord Stream pipelines last year, a step toward determining responsibility for an act of sabotage that has confounded investigators on both sides of the Atlantic for months. U.S. officials said that they had no evidence President Volodymyr… → Read More

Governing Kentucky – Lawyers, Guns & Money

For some reason there’s a gubernatorial election in Kentucky this year, and the Republican challengers to Governor Andy Beshear just had a debate. Some of them, anyway. The primary contenders are Secretary of State Daniel Cameron, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, former US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft, Auditor Mike Harmon and Somerset Mayor Alan Keck. In the interests of full… → Read More

Tom Sizemore RIP – Lawyers, Guns & Money

By indiefilmfan – (cropped), CC BY-SA 2.0, A couple of nice appreciations of Tom Sizemore, who passed away yesterday from complications from a brain aneurysm. Seitz: > Part of his power came from the cognitive dissonance of seeing one of cinema’s scariest sleazebags cast as a soft-spoken guardian of civilization or a nuanced antihero with good qualities. There would be a period where you’d… → Read More

Maintenance and Upkeep – Lawyers, Guns & Money

By Churcher01 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Hey all, We are receiving some reports that the incidence of pop-ups (especially on Android) has gone up again in the last few days. Please report in comments if you’ve seen any kind of significant change. FWIW, we are planning a major revision of our ad and funding strategy in order to help reduce these kinds of problems in the future. In other news: * If… → Read More

“If you win 20 in the show, you can let the fungus grow back and the press’ll think you’re colorful.” – Lawyers, Guns & Money

Votto is nearing the end of a pretty successful career. I have wondered whether it would amount to a Hall of Fame career, but he’s pretty darn close; JAWS has him as the number 12 first baseman of all time, and everyone ahead of him (apart from Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera) is in the Hall. Most of the players just behind him who aren’t in the Hall are either still active or have steroid… → Read More

“IP Lawyers as Cape Clad Superheroes” – Lawyers, Guns & Money

Gratified to see that someone has actually read my book and even more so that they kinda vaguely seemed to like it: > It is at this complex interplay of candor and concealment that Patents for Power draws out new suggestions on how civil patent systems have shaped the marketplace of military technology. The book’s coauthors are from two complementary fields: international relations and… → Read More

Year Two – Lawyers, Guns & Money

By Viewsridge – Own work, derivate of Russo-Ukraine Conflict (2014-2021).svg by Rr016Territorial control sources:Template:Russo-Ukrainian War detailed map / Template:Russo-Ukrainian War detailed relief mapISW, CC BY-SA 4.0, Some thoughts at 1945 on the next year of a war that most doubted would last a month: > Much of the rest of the conflict will depend on foreign intervention, but foreign… → Read More

On Security Guarantees – Lawyers, Guns & Money

Photo : Anton Zelenov Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, I would describe my discussion with Emma Ashford and Stephen Wertheim a little bit differently than Cheryl characterizes it. Rather thank think in terms of hard or soft, or try to sort through Putin’s brain, my main consideration is on how to prevent Russia and Ukraine from having another war while maintaining Ukrainian sovereignty and opening up… → Read More

Russia and Empire – Lawyers, Guns & Money

The issue of Russia and imperial studies is complicated, but it has a lot to do with structures of Western academia: > Shortly after the breakup of the Soviet Union into its constituent republics in 1991, Russia set about reestablishing its empire, piece by piece. These efforts included Russian-instigated separatist movements in neighboring countries, military invasions, illegal annexations,… → Read More

Is Russia Still a Great Power? – Lawyers, Guns & Money

By Attributed to Jean-Marc Nattier – The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Public Domain, 1945 asked me to write on Russia’s great power status, and I mostly stuck to the practical side rather than interrogating what it means to be a “great power”: > Russia’s nuclear weapons remain its most important military advantage. Russia has no worse than the second most lethal nuclear arsenal in the world.… → Read More

Valet – Lawyers, Guns & Money

By MrWalkr – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, I hope that this is the worst thing that ever happens to this fella at work: > Many car enthusiasts would rather walk a mile than have a valet park their car. But when it comes to high-end vehicles worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, more money can translate into the need for more convenience. That’s how one valet got behind the wheel of an ultra-rare… → Read More

On Russian Atrocities – Lawyers, Guns & Money

By National Police of Ukraine – ;set=pcb.306555414947829 (the whole post), CC BY 4.0, > Their theory of occupation was not new. Soviet soldiers entering the territory of eastern Poland or the Baltic states during World War II also arrived with lists of the types of people they wanted to arrest. In May 1941, Stalin himself provided such a list for occupied Poland. To the Soviet dictator,… → Read More

McCarver – Lawyers, Guns & Money

By Tim_McCarver_with_fan.jpg: Bret Linfordderivative work: Delaywaves talk – Tim_McCarver_with_fan.jpg, CC BY 2.0, I dunno if Loomis has an obit prepared, but rest in peace Tim McCarver: > Tim McCarver, the All-Star catcher and Hall of Fame broadcaster who during 60 years in baseball won two World Series titles with the St. Louis Cardinals and had a long run as the one of the country’s most… → Read More

On Hersh – Lawyers, Guns & Money

By kees torn – Pioneering Spirit ( ex Pieter Schelte ), CC BY-SA 2.0, I’m awfully skeptical about Seymour Hersh’s account of the Nordstream attack. At the very least, it’s important to acknowledge that simply waving My Lai and saying “Pulitzer Prize!” ought not to incline one towards giving Hersh all of the benefit of all of the doubts. > But Seymour Hersh’s history as a reporter is hardly… → Read More

WWIII Revisited – Lawyers, Guns & Money

By 日本防衛省・統合幕僚監部 – , CC BY 4.0, The peeps at 1945 asked me to update a piece I wrote back in 2014 on what war between the United States and the People’s Republic of China might look like. To be clear I think that war would be horrible for both sides, but in part because of that I think it’s worthwhile to contemplate the course of the conflict. If the Russia-Ukraine War has demonstrated anything,… → Read More

From Ordinary Villainy to Ordinary Villainy – Lawyers, Guns & Money

> It was after dark when George A. Santos approached the farmer in Pennsylvania’s Amish country looking to buy at least eight puppies. He promised a wire transfer of more than $5,000, the farmer said, but it never appeared. He said Santos ended up writing a smaller check — and driving off with four golden retrievers. “Something inside me said I just cannot trust him,” the farmer told The… → Read More