Monthly Archives: September 2010

Aphorisms ( Part 2 )

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.    Lord Acton They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.  Benjamin Franklin If you once forfit the confidence of your fellow … Continue reading

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The High Cost of “Free” Trade

   Many Americans do not know a great deal about international trade between the U.S. and other countries.  What is called free trade is not free.  Here, in a nutshell, is how the Democrat Crooks and the Republican Crooks in … Continue reading

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Research and Satan

   Many individuals believe that fewer people read newspapers because the quality of reporting is poor.  Also, it is sometimes stated that the quality of journalistic research is lacking.  With this in mind, you probably can understand how delighted I … Continue reading

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Real Friends and Political Friends

   Several years ago, I was talking and said: ” I have five real friends.  These are people I know that I can count on and I frequently consult them when I need advice.  I wonder if five is enough?”   … Continue reading

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American Intelligence and Gross Stupidity

   In-Q-Tel is a venture capitalist corporation chartered in 1999 with the permission of the Director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and the Directorate of Science and Technology.  The Directorate of Science is one division inside the CIA.  If … Continue reading

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Charlie Wilson’s War?

   Toward the end of 2007, I read a book titled: CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR. I got a lot of laughs from reading the book and a friend recently invited me over to watch the movie version.  Here is a short … Continue reading

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Aphoristically Speaking

 Many people look for an alibi and avoid a true achievement.  An achievement does not settle anything permanently.  Once you achieve something, you must begin work on your next achievement.  But if an individual has an alibi for not achieving,  … Continue reading

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Federal Government: Friend or Foe

    If you were born in the U.S., you can be sure that the federal government will assign you a nine digit social security number that will remain with you throughout your life.  You will need this number to apply … Continue reading

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The Need for Third Parties in the U.S.

   The power of our Federal Government resides with all of the People in the U.S.  As I look at the U.S. Government today,  I am deeply saddened  to see that the People have failed to better monitor the irresponsible … Continue reading

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Dogs and the County Council

   Not too long ago, our County Council was considering an ordinance that would require all dog owners to spay and neuter their dogs.  I thought that this was just another example of politicians “barking up the wrong tree.”     … Continue reading

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