Category Archives: Current Events and Politics

Yes, The “Deep State” Exists, & That’s Unfortunate

Normally intercepts of U.S. officials and citizens are some of the most tightly held government secrets. This is for good reason. Selectively disclosing details of private conversations monitored by the FBI or NSA gives the permanent state the power to … Continue reading

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How To Avoid Poverty. It’s Easier Than You Think.

The War On Poverty has failed.  As a nation, we need to come to terms with this very simple fact.  If not, then the system will collapse of its own weight, because the current model is unsustainable. I’m from the government … Continue reading

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The Unhinged Left Demonstrates Why We Need The Adults In Charge.

This is the over-arching lesson we’ve gleaned over the weeks following the election and leading up to the inauguration. If we have learned nothing else, it’s that we need to put and keep the Adults in charge. Paul famously wrote … Continue reading

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The Reason You Lost – An Open Letter To The Left

You hate us.  You on the Left, really, really, hate us.  And you don’t even try to mask it.  I no longer puzzle over it.  I merely accept it.  You take your racism, your hate, and your immense self-regard, and you … Continue reading

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Why We’re Not In Space Yet.

“Because I don’t want to go to Space.” That’s how my wife answered the question. Of course getting her on a plane would prove a challenge, so there you go. I cut my teeth on Star Trek – an optimistic … Continue reading

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How The Federal Government Jacked With Your Retirement

Retirement – sounds so final, doesn’t it?  You’re not getting there.  Not the way you think. Or not the way you thought.  Remember the days of company financed pensions?  Yeah, neither do I. This post contains affiliate links.

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Trump’s Election: Struggling With Meaning.

This election week has been a struggle for me. That’s unusual, because I don’t struggle with anything. I make a serious effort to remain centered around my God which by default means I am also centered around my principles. The sorting … Continue reading

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A Functioning Society – How It All (Really) Works

Some Of Us Need Better Hobbies. This past week students advocating for segregation at the University of Berkley, CA attempted to block some of their fellow students from attending classes. You can read about it here.  It occurred to me: … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Reformation

Islam requires reformation. This needs to be said, therefore let’s stop dancing around the issue. To my knowledge Hindus, Taoists, and Buddhists generally don’t strap on bombs, and they don’t  seek out soft targets in the Western World. One could make a … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From My Years In Afghanistan

An Afghan Conversation “Sir, can you do without me today?  My family is headed to the Panshir Valley today and I have to stay and watch the house.”  While not the first time that Majeed (not his real name) begged … Continue reading

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