Translation Required

OK, here’s the text to translate … Source #1 was approached by an identified U.S. Person, who indicated to Source #1 that a U.S.-based law firm had hired the identified U.S. Person to conduct research regarding Candidate #1’s ties to Russia. (The identified U.S. Person and Source #1 have a long-standing business relationship.) The identified…

Two Decades of Diminishing Hatred

As many folks know, inter alia I’m a numbers guy. I figure if I can measure something, I can understand it. In that regard, I got to thinking about “hate crimes”. These are crimes where the motivation is deemed to be hatred of some group. The FBI has statistics on hate crimes against various racial,…

No Easy Answers

Back in the 1950s when abortion was illegal, my mom had already had four young sons and was pregnant again … and she and our father were not even married. She was running a 280-acre cattle ranch mostly on her own, and she knew that she was already very near to her breaking point. It…

Can The Truth Be “Racist”?

I’ve been involved in a most curious discussion that brought up some important issues. An online acquaintance of mine, very well educated, a UK citizen working in the Netherlands, claimed that foreigners with Residence Permits should be allowed to vote in local, not national but local, elections where they are residing. That seemed crazy to…

Reds Under The Bed

Last year during the election campaign, the servers at the Democratic National Committee were penetrated by still unknown actors. From early on, I’ve held that the Russian Government did NOT hack the DNC computer. I have not seen any evidence that says otherwise. Here are two equally probable Russian suspects with no ties to Vladimir…

Illegal Weapons and Gun Laws

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach With the recent school shooting in Florida have come increased calls for further gun control laws. So before considering new laws, I thought I should look to see what the current laws are regarding who can legally purchase and own guns in the US. Here’s what I find: Purchasing A…

The Warm And The Wild

After two days traveling, I’m finally back with my family for Christmas. It’s wonderful to be back here from my travels. I love to go out into the wide wild world … and I love coming home to my gorgeous ex-fiancee. It’s got me thinking about the odd life I’ve led, and rather than write…