200 Dollars well spent

If there are only two news outlets you can subscribe to, I recommend the following: The Economist ($139.00/yr) and the products of STRATFOR ($99.00/yr). It is money well spent and when you think about it is just a years worth of Netflix and Hulu. STRATFOR recently published its 10 year forecast for the decade through […]

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The chance of precipitation just went up.

Not rain falling, but bombs. Dropped from Israeli planes. The western powers signed an interim agreement with Iran last night. As expected a certain, rather stubborn group of folks is not happy about that one bit: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu characterized the agreement signed with Iran early Sunday morning as a historic mistake. Directly contrasting […]

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Random thoughts.

When I think of yesterday's events. First of all, I hate it when someone prescribes, based on their own social conventions and biases, how exactly I am supposed to feel and react to such a horrific event. My values are not your values. So you will forgive me if I don't react in exactly the manner […]

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Worth two hours of your time.

Contrary to popular belief in America, there is something more important in the world than whether Ben Affleck will play Batman or Miley Cyrus' performance at the video awards. This 2+ hour video from C-span is worth your time. Yesterday was a bad day for David Cameron-but it was a great day for democracy. Its also […]

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No upside-only down sides.

To attacking Syria. All the usual suspects are lining up telling us how we have to "do something" in Syria. I really don't understand why. Apparently a lot of other Americans don't understand why either, judging by polls that say a majority of Americans are opposed to any intervention in Syria. It may be tragic […]

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The best favor we could do for ourselves.

Get the hell out of Afghanistan-as fast as we can. I would love to see that happen. If we can't afford to pay our employees their full salary, can't afford to buy the things the nation needs, can't afford to do the things the nation should be doing-then we don't have the money to pursue […]

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Even when they are right, they somehow get it wrong.

I swung a golf club today for the first time in 2 years. Actually had some good shots- all things considered. Its like riding a bike, it all comes back. ( Including the hooks and slices). It was a great weekend. The S.O. had to work for most of it-which gave me hours and hours […]

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Don't throw the baby out with the bath water.

In recent days the military journals have run stories of how Congress wants to strip commanders of their authorities to confirm or overturn the results of courts martial. This due to several high profile cases where folks did not agree with the final decision of the convening authority. On Capitol Hill, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., […]

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Bring out the usual suspects.

I was on the computer last night, surfing, when the S.O. ran into tell me the news was on with pictures of Boston. That it was all horrific-goes without saying. All I could think about was two things-one, how truly awful it must have been with flying metal all around and very little places to […]

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Will anything change?

The events in Connecticut are so horrific-it is just painful still to think about. 20 children-CHILDREN-and six adults all of whom got up and went to the Sandy Hook school thinking it was just another day. Now if the world were just, we as a nation would come together and craft a means to stop […]

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Don't think they are getting the point here.

 I want write about the abomination that is the Romney campaign-and the failed dirt digging that is the Liars Club and their reaction to a reasonable statement. John Cole framed it well when he voiced the same sentiment I have:   What a crazy position for an American President to take- to actually focus on […]

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Well count me among the surprised ones.

The Supreme Court actually got it right for once-but the fact it was a 5-4 decision is troublesome for many reasons. This should have been a no brainer for the Court. Of course to do that-you need high caliber Justices. The Supreme Court led by Chief JusticeJohn G. Roberts Jr. upheld the heart of President Obama's healthcare […]

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