The Patriot Act — RIP: Bill of Rights

February 15th, 2011

I regard the Patriot Act as the greatest threat to individual freedom in the history of the US. It was created in good faith, and justified as a means to track down terrorists and defeat the terrorism threat.  But, it can just as easily target US citizens.

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Egypt’s Slippery Slope; will it be like Nicaragua’s?

January 30th, 2011


The intellectual establishment and glitterati see the protest movement/chaos in Egypt as the first step to democracy.If the history of such movements holds true, there are powers behind the scenes who would manipulate these demonstrators and will likely eliminate any capable democratic leaders and plug in their own.

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Kissinger blocks reinstatement of GEN Lavelle’s reputation

December 23rd, 2010

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The Future of Ford – and the US Auto Industry

December 19th, 2010

Ford seems to be doing something right.

[For one, they don’t have Rick Wagoner and his legacy to deal with].

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The Passing of a Luminary

December 14th, 2010

The Richard Holbrooke Beatification ceremony by the Washington Post appears to be in the works.  He was an energetic and clever fellow, who, under other circumstances, would likely have been assigned to the dustbin of history.  Read the rest of this entry »

Ending LBJ’s Experiment in Socialism: The Great Society

December 10th, 2010

“After 58 years, the once-sprawling Cabrini-Green housing complex [in Chicago] closed its last high-rise today as the last tenant moved out.”

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Vulnerabilities of WikiLeaks

December 9th, 2010

The greatest danger in these WikiLeaks releases is the identification of sources of information, whether casual or clandestine. 

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WikiLeaks Embroglio

December 8th, 2010

I’m not defending Assange or his actions, but these are some thoughts to consider on calls for his prosecution:

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Lethal Warriors

December 8th, 2010

Lethal WarriorsDavid Philipps will discuss his new book Lethal Warriors at the National Press Club on Monday, Dec 13 at 6:30 PM in the Bloomberg Room.

Call 202.662.7523 for reservations.

A topic in need of review; the author has done his homework.  [I recommend]