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The Monday After





I have always been a pragmatist. I make my argument until it no longer matters. Then I move on. I am not given to the “I told you so” mentality.

So, where are we now after Friday evenings military excursion? Can we deduce anything from the Presidents statement – delivered just as the first missiles landed – as to what the next move may be? Read the rest of this entry

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A New (C)old War

  





A new Cold War seemingly hangs its pall over the joy that was Opening Night of the 2018 MLB Season, which is already missing one of the best things about it for me.

The Neo-Soviet Russians aren’t just taking the Diplomatic slap across the face from the US and the rest of the world. Yesterday they retaliated and reacted in the most predictable way. Now there is deepening concern that they will go even further.

Seattle is in a uproar over a California Supreme Court ruling that Coffee is “dangerous.” And we’ll take a look at some of the lighter side of the news on a Friday episode of Plausibly Live

Egypt


 

 


The Rabbi’s teach that everyone – me, you… everyone – *must* “come out of Egypt.” There is a great deal of spiritual depth in that idea.

The United States and a bunch of other countries expelled a whole bunch of diplomats and closed the Consulate in Seattle. The claim was made that the Consulate was “helping” to spy on Naval Base Kitsap.

Does this whole brouhaha spell an entirely new Cold War?


The City of Chicago experienced a “spike” in its murder rate in 2016. Most of us knew that, but now the University of Utah has prepared (but not yet published) a study claiming that *THE* reason for the spike was simply the lack of “Stop & Frisk” by the Chicago Police Department.

So… it is as simple as that? Just give the Police more power? Or is my own bias about Utah at work here?

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