Category Archives: Current Events

Shutdown / Debt Crisis

So how’s that for a headline?  That one get your alarmist hackles up?  It should. A friend of mine quoted The Economist this morning and it kind of sent my blood pressure up: The Economist on the government shutdown. Key … Continue reading

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Where You Do Not Want To Be

At some point in our lives we have all been fascinated by “Storm Chasers” but, have always wondered if any of them ever intercepted a storm the way that they really expected to. Over at No Silence Here, they have … Continue reading

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Field Medicine for Terrorist Attacks | Active Response Training

This is a good basic article about what to do when faced with traumatic injuries. Field Medicine for Terrorist Attacks | Active Response Training. A couple of notes to pay attention to.  “Get out of Dodge”.  The risk of secondary … Continue reading

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Chechnya: A History of Horrors | Fox News

With the manhunt ongoing in the Boston area, and the dynamic nature of the information coming from a variety of sources I have refrained from writing a post regarding the events.  Based on what we are learning this morning, the … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences

Over the last few years our society has spent a fair bit of time talking about “The Law of Unintended Consequences“.  While this phrase dates back to the 18th century (or earlier) it has really become an adage for describing … Continue reading

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The Long Slide Into Darkness

Many have used that phrase to describe the fall of the Roman Empire, the sunset of the British Empire, and so forth.  Today, I am going to use that phrase as I redirect you to another post. Author Sarah Hoyt … Continue reading

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Feel Good Story Du Jour

Here is your feel good story of the day.  It kind of aligns to tomorrow’s post and helps to put that one in a bit of context.  I hope you like them both. GLENDALE, Ariz. – Like a mouse creeping … Continue reading

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A Gem

Here is a nice little monologue piece about recent events.  It is a good story, a little long but it is worth it to listen and watch.  Make sure to stay tuned until at least the 7:30 mark, it is … Continue reading

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A Healthcare Perspective

Old NFO pulled this one out of his network of sources.  It’s too good not to present in total.  Enjoy it, and then go over to his blog and give some of his other work a read. by C. M. … Continue reading

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Legitimacy

An interesting argument being put forth in some circles regarding the Constitution.  Does it matter?  Is it truly a set of laws. or is it “…more of a guideline…”.  If it is a guideline, or doesn’t matter, what are the … Continue reading

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