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Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Obama And the Ever Increasing Deficit

August 25, 2009

The AP article headline reads White House, Congress projects record deficits. Honestly, does this surprise anyone? Both the White House Office of Management and Budget and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicted the budget deficit this year would swell to nearly $1.6 trillion, a record, and far above the then-record 2008 budget deficit of $455 […]

Remember Me

December 18, 2007

I am off for Christmas. My internet will be spotty at best. And, i wanted to take a minute and bring us all to remembrance. It’s good to remember. Any Soldier Take time this Christmas, and throughout each year, to let a soldier know they are not forgotten. Visit Any Soldier to find out how. […]

12/07 Morning Report

December 7, 2007

The good news? Employers added 94,000 jobs in November, and unemployment held steady at 4.7%. The bad news? The jobs report showed a loss of 33,000 jobs in goods-producing industries during November while 127,000 jobs were created in service-providing businesses. Manufacturing industries continued to shed employees, cutting 11,000 jobs last month on top of the […]

Where Were You…

September 11, 2007

Everyone is asking each other these days, “Where were you? Do you remember?” AS if we could ever forget…. I was driving into work. I remember it was the day of the week I usually spent the morning in quiet prayer. I wish I could say I was doing some super spiritual thing–praying protection for […]

How Are YOU Going To Deal With Fanatics?

July 26, 2007

(…this is from my email box…you may not like what it says…but it still leaves the question to be answered…) A man whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide […]

Sodier Angels, And Other Stuff

November 14, 2006

While poking around this morning, I found out something really cool. Valour-IT actually brought in more than $184,283.07 due to non-team donations! check out the breakdown here Oh…yeah…The real number? $204,096.07!!! Thanks to John at Castle Argghhh. He also provided the link for this video: If that inspires you, check out holiday for Heroes. It’s […]

In The News

October 23, 2006

Given my recent series of posts on election thoughts and issues, I found some news items today that gave me pause. Maybe they will give you some, too. I thought this was interesting. It’s some historical perspective on warfare from the Boston Globe. We should remember stuff like this when we ask the question of […]

Oh, How We Have Been Had!

October 5, 2006

I read a series of posts on the Yugoslavian Civil War of the 90’s, and just wanted to get sick. I have to admit, that I bought the media coverage through all of this time frame. I believed it was the Bosnians (i.e. Muslims) who were being mis-treated through the whole thing and needed help […]

SFC Paul R. Smith–Someone You Should Know About

September 28, 2006

KUDOS to MSNBC for putting out a series on the heroes in our military in 60 second vingettes. The first one, about SFC Paul Ray Smith, recipient of the Medal Of Honor, has been cross loaded to YouTube. Check it out. There are a lot of amazing details about the engagement that cost SFC Smith […]

The Wonder of Nietzshe?

September 21, 2006

Personally, I find Nietzsche disturbing. I found a quote that sums up what disturbs me about him. Nietzsche did some really focused study and application of the Greek philosphers and mythology. Speaking of the Dionysian spirit (which he felt was the most desirable thing), he says, “It is an ecstatic affirmation of the totality of […]