Category Archives: News & Notes

Proverbs 18:17

Like most things, let’s take a step back and actually THINK rather than simply reacting to news stories from the Echo Chamber.

I was actually going to come back and do a show about this on Thursday, but a very great friend reminded me that (a) I am on vacation and (b) Ben is growing up really, really fast. So I decided to dictate some notes about it and I will leave with those being posted. Read the rest of this entry


“I Feel Pretty, So Pretty…”

Ben came to me yesterday and announced, “I feel like I am better than you.”

Well… you’re not, was my simple reply. “Sure,” he said, “But I feel like I am…”

As a society, we’ve become so focused on what we “feel” that we’ve lost what we actually are as individuals. It’s gotten to the point where the government is now required to confiscate money from half the population to pay for other peoples feelings. And… in at least one case, one person decided that he felt he was being hosed over, so he claimed to feel another way and suddenly they gave him a discount. A BIG discount. Which, of course, calls into question… well… a lot of things… Read the rest of this entry

Jumping the Security Clearance Shark

If you do not understand the difference between a “Security Clearance” and the “Need to Know,” then you might want to hold off on blowing up peoples clearances.

Seriously, being cleared for certain material is not the same thing as needing to be involved in that information. For example, once upon a time, I held a TOP SECRET-SIOP-ESI Clearance. That doesn’t even exist anymore. What it essentially meant was that I was cleared – after a long and serious investigation of my background that included a VERY uncomfortable discussion with my best friend in High School – to see material that could, if disclosed in an unauthorized manner, be “reasonably expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security” of The United States. Read the rest of this entry

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