So much here, now, seems to be a kind of competitive identity group-grievance and/or competitive identity group-back-slapping exercise. It's so…Blog For Our Salon 16 Likes US MILITARY SPENDING AND CIVILIAN GUN SALES
“I've got no opposition whatsoever to shooting, but for heaven’s sakes, I don’t think that the general population needs to have automatic weapons.”
Pat…Blog Monosentencical Monday: about gun control, an 3 Likes Authoritarian Reversion
In 1992, leading national scholar Francis Fukayama wrote "The End of History and the Last Man." In it, the author claimed that capitalism and western democracy won the ideological "battle royale"…Blog Authoritarian Reversion 3 Likes Critical Thinking
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