Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Dumb, dumber, dumbest?

What's dumber than an amoeba on life-support?

A pol(itician.)

Sorry. That's what I get from watching the Sunday "Opinion-maker" shows: This Week, Face the Nation, Meet the Press.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Afghanistan bottom-line

“The entire COIN strategy [the COunterINsurgency strategy engineered by Petraeus and McCrystal et.al.] is a fraud perpetuated on the American people,” says Douglas Macgregor, a retired colonel and leading critic of counterinsurgency who attended West Point with McChrystal. “The idea that we are going to spend a trillion dollars to reshape the culture of the Islamic world is utter nonsense.” –-The Runaway General, Stanley McChrystal By Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone, Jun 22, 2010 10:00 AM EDT

Saturday, June 19, 2010

First aid kit - - -

The vaccine for worry:
"There were many horrible things in my life, but most of them never happened."
The universal antidote:
"This too shall pass."

Universal antidote

"This too shall pass." --Unknown but nearly universal

The better way

"When something goes wrong, the American way is to fix the blame, the Japanese way is to fix the problem. The Japanese way is better." --Sean Connery to Wesley Snipes in "Rising Sun"

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Where unfettered markets come from

Unfettered markets occur when governments protect sellers from buyers by passing laws. Almost  invariably, laws protect sellers more than buyers because sellers can afford lobbyists. Otherwise, buyers put unruly sellers out of business in short order by taking their business elsewhere. --L. Reichard White, Sunday, June 06, 2010 8:53 AM