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Friday, February 8, 2013
Dr. Benjamin Carson
Dr. Benjamin Carson - At the National Prayer Breakfast
President Obama is sitting there and you know what he's telling himself - "I shouldn't be here." First, Dr. Carson doesn't have a teleprompter, which makes POTUS look bad because if he speaks without one, he goes 'off message'. Start the video at 18:10 if you want to hit the heart of the matter as Dr. Carson takes issues with President Obama's policies. Dr. Carson is not a utopian socialist.
Flat Tax; Asking EVERYONE to pay their share of taxes; Individual Responsibility in health care -- NOT ObamaCare; and One Nation under God - doesn't play well with POTUS.
Virtual Mirage - What's on the other side of the mirror? Ask Alice how deep the rabbit hole really goes.
This blog is an extension of MY JOURNEY because sometimes my journey needs more explanation, and sometimes there is more to be said than can be expressed on one ordinary blog.
Sometimes it's politics (very serious), sometimes I address the human condition with a dose of humor, and other times it may seem as if the track is headed in a unique direction. I can be a complicated guy at times.
There are a few things you'll find I consider:
* Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
* Sometimes the questions are complex but the answers are simple.
* Love is the only condition where the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
* Steers do not sign treaties with meat packers. (think on that)
* Taxes are NEVER levied for the benefit of the taxed.
* The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no victory possible in defense.
WHITE POWDER (Novel)
There is something intoxicating about a secret.
THE OLD WHORE (NOVEL)
In the peculiar cultural of the Central Intelligence Agency, "old whores" are people who will do whatever it takes to get the job done, irrespective of the cost.
THE BLACK SCORPIONS
A Novella Series available on Kindle. $2.99. The sequel to "White Powder: A Novel of the CIA and the Secret War in Laos"
Today, I balance work and play as much as anyone can. All things remaining equal, play is more important. Life is short - it's important to make every day count for something, if only to yourself.
I'm a former tinker/tailor/soldier/sailor who has now decided that maybe it really wasn't all done for nothing.
The Iraq insurgency: A response to Michael Ware
*Derek Woolner is a Visiting Fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies
Fascinating as Michael Ware's post is, it remains a fantasy. Its na...
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