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Wed, 17 Mar 2010 02:35:28 +0000Success is hard to define. We think we know it when we see it. But we seldom do. In fact, more often than not we actually misidentify things such as material abundance, popularity or power as “success.” They can in fact be correlative with success, but they are not success or even necessarily proof of […]
Fri, 26 Feb 2010 21:35:04 +0000About a month ago I published a lengthy discourse, doomed to obscurity, in which in my somewhat pedantic way I tried to tutor my Dean’s World buddy, the often open-minded Aziz Poonawala, on what he should and should not be sensitive to–in his role as Islam’s ambassador to the rest of us, I suppose–in terms […]
Fri, 26 Feb 2010 02:02:57 +0000I’m not someone who wants to see a killer whale killed just because it killed someone. It’s what killer whales do, and of course Dawn Brancheau, the Seaworld trainer who was killed by an off-kilter orca yesterday, knew that well. Still and all, there’s something not only circular but disturbing about the reasoning displayed in […]
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 18:17:36 +0000Not mine, mind you. I send John Hawkins down to round everything up for me. If I were to attend in person, the whole mystery persona would be shot! Look what happens to Ron Paul, for example, when people actually look under that rock. Yeah, there goes my putsch strategy. So that’s right out. But […]
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 13:50:54 +0000My friend Aziz Poonawalla, via Insty who, interestingly, links to the story guilelessly (I can’t buy a link these days–should I get a turban?), lays it right out: Today is the one-year anniversary of the landmark stimulus bill which most economists agree has staved off a second Great Depression. The evidence that the stimulus has worked […]
Tue, 16 Feb 2010 13:08:52 +0000New York Times: U.S. Encounters Limits of Iran Engagement Policy Well, let’s be sure and learn all this stuff from scratch. Each time.