Tag Archives: United States

Vacations

President Barack Obama is getting flak for being on vacation and playing golf while the world is, seemingly, going to hell in a hand basket. It’s predictable. I can recall the same complaints about every president in my lifetime. Such … Continue reading

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Traitor or Patriot? Initial Impressions.

Contrary to my normal inclinations and following the historic NBC interview with the most controversial figure in the history of U.S. intelligence, I feel a need to express my initial impressions of Edward Snowden. Prior to the interview I had … Continue reading

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Word Play

Written communication among people has increased in recent years because of the popularity of blogging, but what about its quality?  Is the quality in decline, or is this just an effect of the internet? After all, writing no longer requires envelopes, stamps, ink, or days of transmission time. … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

Fellow blogger, A Frank Angle recently treated us to a review of Carl Sagan’s famous video clip on “the blue marble”. It is one I never tire of.  Thanks, Frank. I too greatly admire Carl Sagan. He was not only … Continue reading

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Is Ukraine Another Austria?

In thinking about the situation in Ukraine I can’t help but to compare it to pre-WW II when Adolph Hitler began the takeover of Europe: Similar: Invasion of one country by another country, by force for hegemony and economic gain. Invading … Continue reading

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Splice the Main Brace!

My online friend and co-blogger, Pied Type, ran an interesting post a few days ago regarding the author Tom Clancy’s inspiration for music and singing in the movie, Red October. It got me to thinking about the role of music … Continue reading

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On Money

Money is something we take for granted, but economics is complicated and it’s not as intuitive as it seems. I’m no economist, my background is engineering, but since I’ve been blogging on politics I’ve realized that misconceptions about money and … Continue reading

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