Monthly Archives: February 2016

The problem with lawyers and law; truth and justice are many and varied, and not at all what we might otherwise think. Consider the following observations:

King Ferdinand, when he sent colonists to the Indies, wisely provided that no students of jurisprudence should accompany them, for fear that lawsuits might breed in this new world, this being by nature a science generating altercation, and division; judging, … Continue reading

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From the Diary of Virginia Woolf comes an entry about children born of watching a little girl named Ann:

“They have what no grown up has ─ chatter, chatter, chatter, on Ann goes, in a kind of world in her own, with its seals and dogs; happy because she’s going to have cocoa tonight, and go black-berrying tomorrow. The … Continue reading

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An extract from the book, Punchy Company…

“I knew a field grade officer, the commander of HHC, I Corps (GP), who dug himself a hole so deep that he fell in and never got out.  Like so many others, he’d taken to revelry in The Ville, but … Continue reading

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Thinking of Republicans and Democrats, but Especially Post-Modern Democrats, there is an Undeniable Truth:

“Politicians had always been good at giving away what belonged to other people, and they probably always would be.” From H. W. Brand’s The Reckless Decade, America in the 1890s, Copyright © 1995 by H. W. Brands, University of Chicago … Continue reading

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Programming or Education? Which is it?

“Government schooling is inevitably an exercise in statist brainwashing, not genuine education; and it is hardly “moral” for a large gang (government) to (legally) rob one segment of the population, keep the loot, and share a little of it with … Continue reading

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Peering into the mind of a WWII Soldier…

““…they believed in one another. Camaraderie offered a bulwark against what Scannell called “this drab khaki world” with its boredom, cold, exhaustion, squalor,  lack of privacy, monotony, ugliness and a constant teasing anxiety about the future.” Like those at Kasserine … Continue reading

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