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Some thoughts on this tweet from astronaut Scott Kelly apologizing for using a Winston Churchill quote:

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I’ll be out there in America soon in connection with the publication of the paperback edition of Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom.

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U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Juan Torres
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What’s the most ridiculous U.S. military operation codename you’ve ever come across? Is it the dank-as-hell Operation Juniper Cobra? Or the ever-so-suggestive Operation Viking Snatch? Or the naively optimistic Operation Iraqi Freedom? Well, take it from me: No matter how cool your badass covert op sounds in that recurring dream where you’re wielding dual M249 SAWs atop a bald eagle as your swoop down to immolate an ISIS commander, its name sounds horrible in real life — and usually even worse in retrospect.

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