Falling Out Of The Sky

Lion Air out of Indonesia then Ethiopian Airlines each suffered an airliner falling out of the sky, killing all aboard. Cause? Unknown. Probable cause? Malfunction of the autopilot, possibly due to a faulty sensor, possibly compounded by pilot’s error. Political...

Seduction By Socialism

“The problem with socialism is socialism; the problem with capitalism is capitalists.” -Milton Friedman (1912-2006) Excerpt from the novel, Retribution Fever:      Mass ignorance and early indoctrination over decades had numbed most Americans’ minds, especially those...

Korea: Deal? What Deal?

President Trump, the self-declared master of the deal, bargained in Hanoi with Chairman Kim Jong-un to rid the Korean Peninsula of Kim’s nuclear weapons. No joy! To date, Kim has been generally affable and unusually agreeable in words. In deeds? As is often the case,...

Definitions & Assumptions

Many commentators complain. Few offer solutions. More troubling, fewer provide definitions of their terms or state their assumptions. Every proposition is composed of terms that require definitions and is based upon a set of assumptions that should be stated. An...

“Presidents’ Day”

“Presidents’ Day” again befalls us. This paid-holiday for governmental employees and a few others derives from an Act of Congress in 1879 to honor the Father of our country on the anniversary of his birth, February 22nd not February 18th. It has become a...

Today, Yesterday, & Tomorrow

“I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings.” -Jeremiah 17:10 According to Prophet Jeremiah, consequences of behavior are more important than behavior itself. That admonition...

Americans The Obese

“Eat too fast . . . Eat too much?” and “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!” Two, classic commercials for an antacid. We Americans eat too fast, eat too much, and eat the whole thing. Consequences? Obesity leading to diabetes mellitus leading to complications...

My Pet Is Your Problem

The Americans with Disabilities Act combined with the Air Carrier Access Act essentially allows persons to label themselves as “disabled” and to proclaim dogs as well as other animals necessary for their well being; thereby, forcing the airline to allow the animal...