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Month: July 2014

Was the atomic bombing of Japan necessary?

Was the atomic bombing of Japan necessary?

I talked to a liberal recently about the atomic bombing of Japan at the end of World War II. To this man, it was an undeniable fact that dropping the bombs was morally and ethically wrong. Destroying the two cities and killing¬†hundreds of thousands of “innocent civilians”, was, in his mind, one of the great crimes of the last century. He said it was “self evident to anything thinking person” that it was a crime of the highest magnitude. I…

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Every little stupidity enshrined forever for all to see

Every little stupidity enshrined forever for all to see

I remember, long ago, when you could do something stupid or silly in public and not have to worry about it. Yes, your friends had a good laugh at your expense, and it might even have been scandalous, but¬†the accounts were all verbal, albeit occasionally someone took a photo, if they happened to have a camera. The photo was on film, had to be developed (which took days usually) and was difficult to copy and distribute. Those were the days!…

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No whining allowed

No whining allowed

I used to have a sign over my desk at work which said, “No Whining allowed.” It was effective, much of the time, but it sure didn’t win me any popularity contests. My boss at the time had his own sign which stated, “Your lack of planning is not my emergency.” I found it interesting that his sign was not adopted by his replacement. Whining is the realm of losers and, worse yet, saboteurs (those who seek to undermine and…

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