Stocks End Week Lower As Govt. Shutdown Deadline Approaches U.S. stock indexes fell on Friday as the September 30 deadline for an emergency budget deal in Washington to avoid a Government shutdown […]
Lifelong student with interests a mile wide and an inch deep. Autodidact. Pedant, hopefully of the slightly more pleasant sort. Sharer of things learned along the way. Lately of a creative bent.
Is James “The Liar” Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, on the way out?
Every once in a while, I like to check the Federal Register. This is a vice I should indulge more frequently, apparently. This evening I indulged, and discovered this: Designation of Officers […]
Aren’t crippling sanctions and regime change what we seek against enemies?
Seriously. If one searches on the terms effect of crippling sanctions, one finds over 800,000 results at Google. A quick review of the first great many confirms, at the very least, that […]
Progressives don’t vote Hillary
Disclosure: I have never been a fan of Hillary Clinton, so I’m just going to wear my bias on my sleeve right here and now. My opinions are my own and are […]
This “just” in: Jabhat al-Nusra rebels claim chemical weapons attack in Ghouta with an oops
Jabhat al-Nusra Rebels Admit Responsibility for Chemical Weapons Attack Paul Joseph Watson, Global Research/Centre for Research on Globalization September 1, 2013 Militants tell AP reporter they mishandled Saudi-supplied chemical weapons, causing accident […]
PSA: “Communism” means something. Dictionary doesn’t say, “see also: Obama.”
Name calling–It’s all the rage. Unfortunately, people like to call other people names without first learning what the name means. If it were stupid names like spleendorper (which in some non-existent urban […]
What will you name your Brain-in-a-Jar(TM)?
Lab-Grown Model Brains In an Austrian laboratory, a team of scientists has grown three-dimensional models of embryonic human brains. These “cerebral organoids” are made from stem cells, which are simply bathed in […]
Syria and chemical weapons attacks: “Just trust us,” says everybody.
Today, as covered by nearly everyone, Secretary of State John Kerry said: “The indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral […]
Prediction: President Obama announces NSA panel on…
If you caught my article about President Obama’s picks for the NSA review panel somewhere in the last 24 hours, or if you’ve spotted other posts on the subject elsewhere (a mixed […]