Category: war is waste

Thoughts on Anthropology and the Middle East

An understanding of what it means to be human provides an understanding of the self first and foremost and at the same time, it also allows one to see the self inside of others. Whether it is from looking at the common origins of our most remote ancestors or...

Thoughts on militarization

Published Nov. 27, 2008 When a society becomes militarized, it begins to see itself as more important than any other society that it exists among. A militarized society first convinces itself that it is more important than other societies and then begins to make decisions based on that self...

Thoughts on violence, war, and terrorism

As human beings we are, by nature, social creatures. We live in groups, work in groups, and most of us spend our free time in group settings as well. If someone chooses to have less interaction with the society of humans in their day to day lives than most...

News that caught my eye today….

Gulf War Syndrome is Real. Wow…what a surprise..I’m convinced that all those injections they gave me in bootcamp back in December of 1990 did some weird shit to me. They wouldn’t even tell us what they were, but there were dozens of them. Freeing the Cougar…not exactly the story...

The Promised Land? Obama, Emanuel, and Israel

One of the best pieces of political commentary I have read in a while. Read this and know that you have a better understanding of the world than if you don’t. ~cd (admin note: 11/10/08 first two paragraphs updated, see comment below) November 7 / 9, 2008 The Promised...

Bad Tippers, Policy Today, and Air Force General commits suicide

First of all, check this out. Now for our first installment of Ask the Terror Suspect: Dear Terror Suspect, What is the appropriate amount to tip for services other than dining? My grandfather always tipped a clean fresh dollar bill. Is that still a good tip? ~GWB Dear GWB,...

I'm going to vote for Ralph Nader- Maybe you should too.

Compare the issues among candidates here. I had been considering voting for Obama. It’s created this sort of nauseated feeling in my gut as I’ve watched him swinging to the mainstream (sic. moderate Republican) view of things lately. A few examples are his recent support of a conservative supreme...

'Frequency Hopping' Showcases Screen Siren's Smarts

Hedy Lamarr was the teenage trophy wife of one of the world’s most notorious arms dealers. She used the information she picked up at his elegant dinner table to later patent a means of encrypting information for her adopted country, the US. A new play uses this technology, “frequency...