Within the last twenty years, I've seen video games get more violent. The graphics and the capabilities of today's games are mindblowing. They can portray blood and gore better than at any time before. Violent games are also more popular than ever. One could even call them a rite of passage for kids. Everybody gets … Continue reading Violent games, war and PTSD
On DC's beltway, you can easily spot trucks carrying concealed military equipment. All you have to do is to go about your business, and you will pass one or two semi trucks every day, each carrying some big payload wrapped in canvas. While the trucks are generic, the canvas isn't. You will almost certainly find … Continue reading You can always count on pride
This is how they can tell which fighter jet pilots are going to make it through training: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2765681854456894446
Just read an article written by someone at AP and published on MSNBC, entitled "World feels China's growing thirst for oil". I wish they'd publish author names as well! This was a very well-written article, and full of insights into the issue. If you thought China's energy demands are small still compared to the US, … Continue reading China's growing energy problem, and the US policy quandary
Just found out from a Congressional Report that the US Military disposed of chemical weapons in the oceans from World War I through 1970. The report is frank about the quantities and make-up of those chemical weapons. It's funny (in an ironic sort of way) how at first, they dumped them fairly close to shore, … Continue reading Has your fish tasted funny lately?