In just a couple of years, we'll be coming up on the 100th commemoration of the start of World War I. Whether you think of the 28th of June, 1914 or the 28th of July of that same year as its start, it was a war that left an indellible mark on Europe and on … Continue reading At the WWI Memorial in DC
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
A video compilation of various Peter Schiff TV appearances (2002-2009) is available on YouTube. The quality isn't that great, but the message is pure gold. He's been saying since 2002 that the US economy would collapse, and he gave solid reasons why it would collapse every time. His messages got more pointed with each appearance, … Continue reading Let's recap where we are economically
Signs of overpopulation are virtually everywhere -- and can even be seen when it comes to the basics of life, like food and shelter. Besides the obvious signs, like crowded cities and roads, and rampant consumption of our natural resources, there are other signs that may or may not be readily apparent, depending on your … Continue reading Signs of overpopulation
I was watching Rafter Romance a few months ago, when I saw Fritzie, the cab driver with a supporting role in the movie, and my mouth dropped. There, on the screen, in front of my eyes, was GW, in 1933! It was almost the same man -- the resemblance was uncanny. There it was: an incredibly … Continue reading George Bush is a dead ringer for Guinn Williams
Take a look at these two photographs of President Abraham Lincoln. One was taken in the midst of the Civil War. The other was taken after the Gettysburg Address, and after North had won and managed to keep the country together. Slavery had been abolished, and the goals that had been set out at the … Continue reading How pressure changes a man!
Last weekend, on a fiercely hot Sunday, my wife and I visited the Antietam Battlefield, located near Sharpsburg, MD. It's quite easy to get to it from DC. You take 270-N to 70-W, then keep going on 70-W until you see the signs for Antietam. Once off the highway, you've got another 8 miles or … Continue reading Photos from Antietam Battlefield
Stumbled onto this entry on Vinnie Lauria's blog, listing the bank balances of various world countries. At the bottom of the list... the US of A. Our bank balance: $ -829,100,000,000. Say what?! Yes, according to the CIA, so it's got to be true. How about the US Budget? How's that? Well, according to this … Continue reading The US has a negative bank balance of what?!
Just saw The Fog of War (2003), a documentary of Robert S. McNamara's time as US Secretary of Defense, and was blown away by the behind-the-scenes look at what goes on during troublesome times. What strikes me is how lonely, how isolated, these people who hold key positions of responsibility must feel. Sure, there are … Continue reading The Fog of War (2003)
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?