Wednesday, January 16, 2013


You know, it's a funny thing...  I've never had a problem that could be solved by a government hit team.  Or any other hit team or even a DIY murder.

For about 45 years of my life I was happy to see the Troops go into action, but I never really understood how that could be the correct response to any given event.

Military action doesn't have a better success rate than any other government program.  It was the right answer to the Barbary Pirates, but...  Well, I can't think of another action that couldn't have been resolved better another way.

Christians are still, apparently, waiting for the Holy Spirit to hand out His Fruit.


Supertree Grove

Friday, January 11, 2013

Alan Gottlieb, Second Amendment Foundation

"These anti-gun politicians were not elected to positions of royalty," Gottlieb said. "They are citizens, with no more rights than any other citizen. They were elected to serve the public, not treat the public like serfs. If they want us to put our safety at risk, they should drop the pretense and give up their guns and guards before daring to suggest that anyone else do the same."

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Don't go to war.

Article: Moral Injury:
...[N]ew ideas are vying for legitimacy, a whole new theory of war’s worst ravages. It’s called “moral injury,” and it comes from clinicians who spend their days speaking with soldiers who have been in battle. These veterans rarely mention fear. Instead they talk about loss or shame, guilt or regret. They had tried to be heroes, to protect the weak, save their buddies, take the hill. But then they mistakenly killed civilians, forced themselves to drive past wounded children, sometimes missed their moment of truth. Even after the Battle of Fallujah, in 2004, where William Nash served as a combat psychiatrist, fear wasn’t a factor. “Survivor’s guilt, moral injury, feeling betrayed by leaders,” says Nash, the lead author of the current Navy and Marine doctrine on stress control, “That’s what I saw every day.”

Here's a Wonder of the World

The new Genghis Khan Statue in Mongolia.  I don't know how I never heard of it.  It was completed in 2008.

Definitely on the list of things I want to see.  Put it on my bucket list (whoever's doing that for me).

No, I don't honor the murdering scumbag as such, and don't think anyone should obey a leader to the point of being a murderer for him - or a thief or a rapist, which his soldiers were all of - but...  It's a cool statue.