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Freedom and Power
I've been posting for eleven years at Dreams Into Lightning on Blogger . I'm now moving my current events and political writing onto Freedom and Power at WordPress. All my new posts will appear there.
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General Nagata and the Secret Sauce
 WASHINGTON — Maj. Gen. Michael K. Nagata, commander of American Special Operations forces in the Middle East, sought help this summer in solving an urgent problem for the American military: What makes the Islamic State so dangerous? In
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Gays and Society
Social conservatives typically imagine that gay people and gay organizations are trying to destroy society. They are wrong about gay people as individuals, of course, but they're not completely wrong about gay organizations - most of which are Leftist in o...
Social conservatives typically imagine that gay people and gay organizations are trying to destroy society. They are wrong about gay people as individuals, of course, but they're not completely wrong about gay organizations -...
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Light Posting Until Next Week
I'm traveling, and I have spotty internet service.
I'm traveling, and I have spotty internet service.
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Iraq
Charles Moore at the Telegraph: People blame the new horrors in Iraq on the American-led invasion in 2003. But the exact reason why the country is in civil war today is because the Americans are not there. If US troops were still present, the fanatical ISIS...
Charles Moore at the Telegraph: People blame the new horrors in Iraq on the American-led invasion in 2003. But the exact reason why the country is in civil war today is because the Americans are not there. If US troops were s...
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דֿא קאעט אין דֿא האעט
דֿא סאְן דיד נאָט שײַן. איט ואז טוּ ועט טו פלעי. סוֹ וי סאעט אין דֿא האוס אֿל דֿאעט קוֹלד, קוֹלד, ועט דעי. אײַ סאעט דֿעֿר ויתֿ סאעלי. וי סאעט דֿעֿר, וי טוּ. אנד אײַ סעד, "האו אײַ ויִש וי האעד סאְמתֿינג טו דוּ. טוּ ועט טו גוֹ אוט אנד טוּ קוֹלד טו פלעי באֿל. ...
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Happy New Year
Or Sylvester as it's known in some parts.  Ring out the old, ring in the new, and don't do anything dethpicable.
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The Future
The Federal and state governments will likely go broke, and people who depended on government benefits will feel a lot of hurt. Social Security will be long gone. Big liberal states like California will be hardest hit. Infrastructures will suffer and things...
The Federal and state governments will likely go broke, and people who depended on government benefits will feel a lot of hurt. Social Security will be long gone. Big liberal states like California will be hardest hit. Infras...
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Source Bias Checklist
1. identify sources 2. assess source's reliability 3. get specifics 4. avoid vendettas 5. first-hand knowledge 6. ideological orientation 7. financial interests 8. debts and favors 9. bias of intermediaries 10. past experiences 11. psychological factors 12....
1. identify sources 2. assess source's reliability 3. get specifics 4. avoid vendettas 5. first-hand knowledge 6. ideological orientation 7. financial interests 8. debts and favors 9. bias of intermediaries 10. past experienc...
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"The firewall was very one-sided ..."
Woodbury, Connecticut high school student Andrew Lampart noticed something odd about the behavior of his school's internet firewall: To start with, the senior at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Connecticut, said he couldn’t access the National Rifle Asso...
Woodbury, Connecticut high school student Andrew Lampart noticed something odd about the behavior of his school's internet firewall: To start with, the senior at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Connecticut, said he couldn’...
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I Feel Good
From Orim Shimshon. Happy Friday and Shabbat Shalom. Post by Mohammad Zoabi .
From Orim Shimshon. Happy Friday and Shabbat Shalom. Post by Mohammad Zoabi.
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