So, killing a few cartoonists will send a message to the rest of the world, thought the Islamist. So you sent your killers to Paris and took out 12 people at Charlie Hedbo, a tiny mostly irrelevant magazine with a circulation of 60,000 which probably includes a large number of issues that went directly to the trash.
Next week, congress will vote on SOPA (House version) and PIPA (Senate version). Both SOPA and PIPA will break both the Internet and your Constitutional rights by enabling private companies to jail you for up to five years for posting something they think might infringe on a copyright. Update: Even the SOPA author US Representative Lamar […]
I served in the Navy. I never once felt like I was doing a thankless job. It’s easy to serve when the you are working for the greatest people defending the greatest country in the world. Although it is nice to hear “Thank You” from time to time, I would much rather you keep on […]
Ever wonder why leaders don’t often ask for input more often? Leaders don’t often ask for input from their followers very often because unless you are willing to listen, asking for input is dangerous. Most leaders don’t listen very well and believe strongly in Sir Phillip Dormer Stanhope’s famous maxim: Many a man would rather you here […]
Here are the facts: Prior to the downgrade, S&P, Moody’s and even the IMF had told us exactly what Amercia’s problem was. The crisis was overspending. The solution was that we needed to shave $4 trillion from the deficit. There was no requirement to increase taxes or for that matter to do much more than […]