I notice that our educational system promotes critical thinking and critical inquiry, but that this can have negative side-effects among intellectuals, professionals and the like.
People…Blog Critical Thinking 2 Likes How Obsolete Warplanes Have Altered the Cours Blog How Obsolete Warplanes Have Altered the Cours 2 Likes Who were the Saxons?
Sometime back, I took an Ancestry.com DNA test, which said that my genetics were 62% similar to modern-day inhabitants of Great Britain, and 32% similar to those from Greece and Italy. Due to the…Blog Who were the Saxons? 7 Likes
For the past 20 years, I've heard Republican, free-trade, free-market hacks talk endlessly about Adam Smith and global economics. They've been big on talking about how countries should specialize…Blog Adam Smith, Free Trade and China 3 Likes Yorzeit (Repost)
I posted this a year ago today. I’ve edited one word (“fifth” became “sixth”). This is just obviously on my mind and we tend to talk about what is here. And, of…Blog Yorzeit (Repost) 5 Likes
I have owned and managed this site since 2010. When Open Salon went away, I offered the site as a place for people to join and connect with one another. At that time,…Blog Houston, We Have A Problem 9 Likes Strategy and OODA Loops
One interesting thing in strategy that I recently read about concerns the concept of OODA loops.
It has to do with the cycle of acquiring information, making…Blog Strategy and OODA Loops 3 Likes An amazing sentence hidden in an article abou A friend forwarded me this article this morning:…
Excerpt from Jefferson's draft of the Declaration of Independence:
"(H)e has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating it's most sacred rights of…
A TALE OF TWO ADDICTIONS
We’ve all heard about a “Tale of Two Cities.” Well, I’m going to talk to you about a “Tale of Two…Blog A Tale of Two Addictions: How Racism Threaten 6 Likes A Recipe for Disaster
Nearly a year has passed since the perplexing and nigh-inexplicable ascendance of Donald of Orange to the throne of this fair land. Most thoughtful and informed…Blog A Recipe for Disaster 6 Likes My Barber, "Mr Eddie", Is Gone Blog My Barber, "Mr Eddie", Is Gone 5 Likes
Lately, I have been reading a lot about the contributions South Asians made for the Allied cause in the Second World War. Over two million south Asians, many of them Muslim, served fought on the…Blog South Asia in WW2 4 Likes
When I ran for Safety Patrol at Shoemaker Elementary School a boy called Georgi Natsoskaya, an…Blog When I Was Offered Dirt on An Opponent I Did 6 Likes The Rise of Elizabeth Warren
I am reading much about Elizabeth Warren, lately, and I am impressed.
Like Teddy Roosevelt, she sees that the major economic problems of our era are caused by cronyism, monopolies and…Blog The Rise of Elizabeth Warren 6 Likes GOOD NEWS! I Passed My Dementia Test. Wait..
I have recently been engaged in some very interesting leisure reading (at night time, after Jiu Jitsu classes). For the past 2 weeks these have consisted of some works by Howard Zinn, W.E.B. Du…Blog Reconstruction and the "Lost Cause" Mythology 10 Likes Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
I find this to be the greatest inaugural address ever given in American…Blog Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address 4 Likes