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Political Terrorism Language

So, what exactly is a “Weapon of Mass Destruction?” The Boston bomber has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction for setting off a homemade explosive made from black powder and nails. We’re told that we never found Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, and we assume that means nuclear or chemical weapons.… Continue reading Political Terrorism Language

Just musing

The Year of Living Cancerously

"We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones.” - Richard Dawkins "What will you wish you'd done before you died?" - Chuck Palahniuk “The trouble is, you think you have time.” - Jack Kornfield 13.7+ billion years ago, the universe came into existence via the Big Bang. The first of the… Continue reading The Year of Living Cancerously

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Adversity lessons in youth should be embraced, not avoided

Growing up in the 70's, I thought long lines at gas stations were the norm.  Having double-digit home interest rates was the status quo.  The misery index started at 10.57 when Richard Nixon took office in 1969 and climbed steadily to 16.26 by the time Jimmy Carter's presidency was winding down.  In my world, growing up,… Continue reading Adversity lessons in youth should be embraced, not avoided

Current Events, Just musing

Reconsidering the Game of RISK

North Korea says, “We'll rain fire down upon the White House.” North Korea says, “We'll test missiles whenever we want.” North Korea says, “We're closing the North/South border.” North Korea says, “We're moving missiles around, preparing to strike.” North Korea says a lot of shit. And South Korea yawns and says, “North Korea does this… Continue reading Reconsidering the Game of RISK