Who Wins Wars?

Who wins wars? More importantly – can a war, today, really be won? In the “old days,” war was simple…populations were smaller, weapons were less effective for mass killing…so you fought and killed and then took over the population that remained.  Rape and pillage were, of course, part of the deal. In some instances, the…

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How Sure Are You?

How sure are you? How sure of anything are you? Look – having opinions is critical – no one likes a waffling whinge…. Having a POV at least gives you a place to begin a discussion and makes conversation interesting. And driving a stake in the ground to anchor an argument can help keep you…

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What Do We Really Vote For?

Four years ago – on Election Day in the United States, November 8, 2008 – Twitter was elated when the company saw a total of 1.8 million tweets related to the event of the day. Fast-forward four years: The first so-called US Presidential Debate 2012 – between Obama and Romney – showed 10 million Tweets…

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Did I Really Believe It?

Did I really believe it? Did I really believe that a hurricane would actually wreak havoc in my city – New York? How could it?  It was a Force One – not even, in fact, when it hit. New Orleans was hit by a Force Three when Katrina took that city out – but after…

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