Islam in a Nutshell

From an email I received: Islam in a Nutshell Islam, not the Chinese or the Russians, represents the greatest threat to the world and might be the fulfillment of the book of Revelation in the Holy Bible. Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: “Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat,” Islam is…

The Declaration was a Legal Document

THE RULE OF LAW: The Declaration of Independence and American Revolution were not Acts of Lawlessness The American Revolution was not a revolt in the sense that most revolutions are an act of lawlessness or anarchy.  The Declaration of Independence was actually a legal document enacted by independent and duly elected governments.  The Colonies were all…

The Father of History

I have a friend who is reading The History of Herodotus written 440 B.C. by, unsurprisingly, Herodotus. If you are so inclined, you may also access it for free at MIT’s library of Classics here. Herodotus (484-ca. 425 BCE), the ‘Father of History,’ wrote this account of the ephocal conflict between the Greeks and Persians between…

I’m Not a Nut Job, Bro

Just so you guys can feel safe…know this: we got Bigfoot. He was here. In Texas. And he apparently can’t resist ribs bought at Wal-Mart. If Rick Dyer is right, this is the zoological find of the century. “No blurry pictures. No trying to hide anything,” Dyer says while shooting video of his treasure. “This…

Moar Capitalism!

Tom Edsall’s NYT editorial about the need for a global wealth tax to save democracy triggered a thought: Capitalism, according to Piketty, confronts both modern and modernizing countries with a dilemma: entrepreneurs become increasingly dominant over those who own only their own labor. In Piketty’s view, while emerging economies can defeat this logic in the…