Saturday, July 12, 2014

No end of fun can be had with this...

Certainly beats taking your AR15 to the restaurant.

The agency that brought you the Internet has created a self-guided bullet
government's military research agency, DARPA, says it has demonstrated a
bullet capable of locking onto a moving target from up to a mile away.

Friday, July 11, 2014

An interesting position to consider

The Daily Beast article Why Progressives Shouldn’t Support Public Workers Unions - The Daily Beast


Monday, July 7, 2014

Not a great idea

This article on the Forward website,Jewish Wedding Symbolizes Revival in Poland City of Wroclaw –, is supposed to be a feel good article.

I am sorry that I will not feel that way. I see them as glorifying a mistake. 

It is a fantasy that we can restore something of Jewish life to Eastern Europe.  Understanding the Holocaust as an aberration, is not supported by history.  (Communism is an aberration, the anti-semitism there was part of a calibrated policy, not a popular sport.)

We have been the other a long time in Europe, and still are: just look at the polling (Attitudes Toward Jews in Ten European Countries).  This even in countries (like Spain, Poland, and Greece) with negligible Jewish population: a new invention anti-semitism without Jews.

Anti-semitism without Jews, that I can live with. I cannot be happy by creating new hostages.