Archive for February, 2016

No Lies, Just Stupid?

February 17th, 2016 Comments off

America’s unlearned lesson: the forgotten truth about why we invaded Iraq


Abstract and radical neoconservative ideas that had developed during the Clinton years, bouncing around a tiny echo chamber of like-minded idealists who had little desire to challenge one another, had suddenly and with no real public debate become the basis of a war that would quickly cost many thousands of lives.

But those ideas are still very much a part of America’s foreign policy discourse, and some day, even as soon as this January, their adherents could return to the White House.”

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End the Nuclear Threat

February 11th, 2016 Comments off

Treaties pledging not to be first to attach don’t work; no one would ever suggest they would be the first, but only in retaliation.  Promises to anihilate an enemy who uses against the promiser are empty threats, as the enemy supposes the anihilated would be unable to carry through on the threat.

Perhaps, the only thing that might work is a world-wide agreement that, if one nation (or entity) used an atomic weapon, than that nation/entity would be henceforth and evermore an international pariah, ineligible for participation in any sort of trade with the rest of the world.

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Why Male Circumcision?

February 10th, 2016 Comments off

Two words:

  1.  Zippers
  2. Smegma



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February 10th, 2016 Comments off
adjective: bumptious
  1. self-assertive or proud to an irritating degree.
    “these bumptious young boys today”
    synonyms: self-important, conceited, arrogant, self-assertive, pushy, pompous, overbearing, cocky, swaggering; More

    informalsnooty, uppity
    “our bumptious cousin thinks she’s God’s gift to men”
    antonyms: modest
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Haidt et al. On Today’s Parties

February 6th, 2016 Comments off

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