Showing posts from March, 2014

Moral Courage Considered

The piece below was forwarded by a friend with whom I share many parallel beliefs. While you may not agree with the conclusions - many don't - the subject and worth of "moral courage" is not something often discussed, much less contemplated. For those reasons, please consider the following. BW Last Thursday Chris Hedges opened a team debate at the Oxford Union at Oxford University with this speech arguing in favor of the proposition “This house would call Edward Snowden a hero.” The others on the Hedges team, which won the debate by an audience vote of 212 to 171, were William E. Binney, a former National Security Agency official and a whistle-blower; Chris Huhne, a former member of the British Parliament; and Annie Machon, a former intelligence officer for the United Kingdom.

Most Remarkable!

I've come to learn ZeroHedge is a unique place for info generally ingnored everywhere else. With an emphasis on things financial and/or impacting financial, it's not like Drudge or similar "general news" web sites; ZeroHedge doesn't post the Latest News on Whatever. That leaves space for articles that might not find a home or readership elsewhere. "George Washington" has submitted some of the best, most comprehensive stories on the site. If he doen't work withing "the machine", he has contacts to die for (maybe literally one day) and research that's spot on. Connecting the dots for a compelling read is his most outstanding talent. It's a tad long for ADD types - but the intel is well worth the read ... "In other words, the intelligence agencies are rogue...." BW

Thought for the Day

"“What’s unique about Socialism is the readiness of the State to deploy coercive force.” Daniel Hannan Of course, we have seen none of that here in our lifetime.  Here's a 10 minute short course worth every second... Socialism Does NOT Work - Daniel Hannan

Tanner, the Tea Party and You

Michael Tanner’s recent New Republic piece,  Why the Tea Party's Waning Not Winning  ,was posted recently on Facebook and immediately drew the fire and brimstone from the TP Faithful.  After mentioning my professional relationship with Mr. Tanner and our years of talk show conversations, some took the time to re-read his comments and lower the temperature of the rhetoric.