“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.” Alice…in Wonderland
A study has found that if given the choice to travel back in time and kill Hitler, men are more likely to do so than women. And I asked myself, “Self, would you kill Hitler?” And Self said, “It depends.” Oh, Self. It’s Hitler! Explain yourself, Self. Okay, here’s my thinking: If it were […]
Today is the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki; three days ago marked the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. For a lot of people, this is the most horrific event in world history. I understand the impulse– it is horrific that we now harness such massive killing power. It may be because I would […]
Nicholas Oresko, the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, has died at the age of 96. Before the battle at the Battle of the Bulge where the Army Master Sergent took out two bunkers of German soldiers, Oresko prayed, “Lord, I know I’m going to die; let’s just make it fast, make it quick, because […]
The nation’s 18th government shutdown has begun and will likely continue for another two weeks. In past shutdowns, both sides have tried to make the other side look as bad as possible in public, while negotiating to end the shutdown behind the scenes. This time, there probably won’t be any negotiations between House and Senate […]
We got up at 5 am this morning to watch Mars get hit by a comet. Well, not really, but it would have still looked cool. Unfortunately, our eastern horizon is blocked by our neighbor’s trees. And while there’s a lot of great info at that link about seeing the sky, there’s nothing about looking […]
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s speech to Congress: “Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, of the House of Representatives: Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The […]
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