Daily Archives: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Grover Norquist, Hypocrite on Ethanol

Normally, I generally agree with Grover Norquist’s calls to reduce the size of America’s bloated government. However, this recent article in The Economist made me furious. Mr. Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), an organization whose raison d’etre is to reduce the size and complexity of … Continue reading

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Posted in Business, Clean Energy, Clean Tech, Energy Security, Finance and Economics, Food Security, Investing, Policy, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

The Death of Common Sense

This video outraged me. The TSA continues to pat down and drug test random children. What’s the point? What ever happened to critical thinking in this country? There is no logical security reason to pat down children unless one has reasonable … Continue reading

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Posted in Defense, International Security, Policy, Politics, Terrorism | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Pakistan Is a Mess

Yesterday, The New York Times reported on Pakistan’s demand that the United States sharply reduce the number of CIA and Special Forces personnel operating in the country. Many of these personnel have been involved in the United States’ highly successful Predator … Continue reading

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Posted in Central Asia, Defense, International Security, Nuclear proliferation, Policy, Politics, War | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments