Monday, December 21, 2015

Let us Dance the Dark Morris

Solitice will occurs this year on December 22nd at 04:49 Hours GMT (Universal time) or December 21, 20:49 Hours PST.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Well, that was unexpected....

From the Forward, which really does some good reporting, we have the surpise new: Poland Turns Hard to Right — and Jews Wind Up in Crosshairs.

Wonder when NPR will cover this?

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A Speech I Wish Someone Would Give: Four thousand throats.

It is often said that we need more people who speak truth to power.

I, however, would rather have power speak truth to people.

The hopeless non-sense spoken by everyone about recent terror attacks miss a single point:

We can minimize attacks, but we can't stop them.

I wish to Hell -- which seems appropriate -- that someone would say this.

Yes we can improve intelligence, control weapons, strike an bases.  And a good strategy might improve safety, limit gun crime, prevent radicalization.

But it won't stop it all.  As the font of much wisdom pointed out "Four thousand throats may be cut in one night by a running man."*

People in power should state firmly we aren't going to eliminate the risk -- live with it.  Then we can talk about mitigation, cost, and benefit.

No one, not the Reactionaries, not Obama, not Hollande, not Clinton, not Sanders, no one is will to tell the truth.

*(Star Trek, 'Day of the Dove').