Archive for October, 2006

Godly Men’s Conference. (Satire)

A participant (Wynne R) in the wonderful Castlecops forum provided this link to a story about an organization for Christian men only, as in no females allowed. The idea is that participating fellows can be real guys, let down their hair as far as their crewcuts allow, and level with each other without the sissifying influences of the distaff side of the human race. Guys can talk cars, rock-and-roll, barbecue, etc. Oh, and no preachers are allowed to talk, just the regular guys.

But I would really be afraid of attending that God-man thingy, and I am a big guy. Moreover, I would certainly would discourage my sons from going. There is too much risky behavior in such venues. It sounds like it may be a place where young guys could easily contract the dreaded medical condition called MBMAS (Male Brain Migration Arrest Syndrome). Read the rest of this entry »

Legacy of Vietnam and Iraq Wars

Lately, pundits, politicians, and even President Bush have drawn parallels to the Vietnam war and the present war in Iraq. But there is another, not-talked-about parallel, and it is much more important. Read the rest of this entry »

Nuclear Arms Race and North Korea

According to this CBS news story, former South Korean president Kim Dae-jung is afraid the current UN-North Korea flap over nuclear arms will cause a military conflict. This is a real possibility. After much browbeating, arm-twisting, and probably not-so-subtle US threats of unilateral action, the UN unanimously approved a resolution to block military and luxury-item shipments in and out of North Korea, in effect making such shipments illegal.
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I originally wrote this in December of 2004. This is the first part

Dec, 26, 2004, reposted October 20, 2006
Dealing With Terrorism-What Is Terrorism-1

The USA has been in a war on terrorism now for several years. And yet, it appears that the USA does not have a legal definition for terrorism. As a consequence, people in the USA are not officially charged with terrorism but other crimes. There is quite an interesting breakdown of this oddity on a web page maintained by the North Carolina Wesleyan College (NCWC) here. Read the rest of this entry »

I had mistakenly labeled this as part 1 previously. It is part 2

January, 4, 2005
Dealing With Terrorism-9/11 In America

Like most Americans, I’ll never forget September 11, 2001. I got up early in the morning to go to work and heard about the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center. I figured it was a freak accident. As I was getting ready for work, I had on my portable radio set, listening in fascinated horror when the second plane crashed into it. Of course, by then it was obvious this was a deliberate attack. I woke my British-born wife to tell her about it, and at first she thought I was making a bad joke.

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