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Let’s Play “Whack a Mole” with the World

The saying is often noted but just as often ignored that “Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.”  — Santayana.   To this profound advice, I would argue that my following observation is equally true and that it has resulted in an equal number of policy disasters and misadventures.  3,019 more words

Arms Race

Even thought the new Arms Race record came out last year I didn’t really pay much attention to it until a couple of weeks ago.  I tend to open packages and pile up records on my desk so I can listen to them as I get them.   111 more words

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Simon Sinek Doesn't Understand Millennials

I’ve seen another viral video about Millennials doing the rounds. This one features Simon Sinek, a 43 year old who has leveraged a BA in cultural anthropology into a lucrative writing, speaking, and consulting career. 1,468 more words


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Trump has been a vocal supporter of nuclear proliferation, both the building of our own stockpiles and allowing additional countries to create their own, which is frightening and should not be our preferred nuclear policy. 57 more words


Stratfor explains why Russia won't join our arms race

Summary: Here Stratfor examines the arms race, one aspect of the propaganda campaign seeking to start a new cold war with Russia. Spoiler: it’s bogus, like the rest of the campaign.  1,241 more words


Clarity in the heavens, and maybe a little more here on Earth

Last night I stood in the garden looking at the sky. Despite the light pollution that prevents suburb dwellers from ever seeing the milky way, two light sources shone through with thrilling clarity: a crescent moon, and beneath it Venus, so big that it could never be mistaken for a star. 607 more words


Trump escalates, Putin congratulates

It started…

It started on 23 December, when President-Elect, Donald Trump made this unexpected, alarming  “tweet”;

With 115 characters, Donald Trump declared a return to a global nuclear arms race. 2,974 more words