Monthly Archives: August 2011

Fireworks…

Well, we finally made it to the end of Ramadan.  And of course, the night of the Iftar has been full of plenty of celebratory fireworks, of course in keeping with the environment, in the form of tracer fire and … Continue reading

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Obama’s War…

This one definitely caught me by surprise.  It was only mid-February when I remember talking to a friend and explaining my predictions that the Qaddafi regime would not last more than a month.  Perhaps I was a bit naïve and … Continue reading

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Dare to have a pair…

I am not a political man by any means.  I have no party affiliation.  I have no desires for future office or even to work long-term for any government.  I hold my blue passport and military ID as a matter … Continue reading

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Fight the Long Fight…

They called it the “long war” the “global counterinsurgency” the “10-15 year fight” the “great crusade” and the “global war on terror”.  They said it would be a global conflict unlike any the world has ever seen.  They said it … Continue reading

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Here’s to the weirdos…

Here’s to the weirdoes, the oddballs, the visionaries, the renegades, the free thinkers, the die-hard believers, the fatal optimists, the square pegs stuck in a world full of round holes who would rather die building a world that fits them … Continue reading

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Time…

How we measure time tells a lot about our personal commitments and expectations from the work we do and the way we view our world.  Today marks the one-month mark of my tour in this country and while it is … Continue reading

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Humanitarian Space???

Another oldish one I wasn’t able to post right away… It appears we are approaching the end of innocence.  In a world where development in all its manifestations economic, political, and social is growing increasingly complex and dangerous, I don’t … Continue reading

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Youthful Angst…

Written a couple days ago in response to the riots in London and elsewhere…non-work Internet has been down for a while… In many respects, I fear we may be the lost generation.  We have greater access to education and information … Continue reading

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How to rescue a falling Empire…

It appears we are finally beginning to see the blood-writing on the walls regarding the fate of the American Empire.  With a  slumping economy resulting in a reduced credit rating, a ridiculously national financial deficit brought on in no small … Continue reading

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Body Count…

Warning:  half thought out, somewhat crude and vulgar, partially cold-hearted, and definitely non-proofread post about a potentially sensitive subject.  Read at your own risk and feel free to eat a large dick if you don’t like it… Incase you haven’t … Continue reading

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