Random ramblings of a mind damaged by years of disuse and abuse. Also a place to go to be bored to tears.
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Words to live by...
"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."
(The right to looseness has been officially given)
"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."
Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
What A Mess
The next president of the U.S. will inherit a real mess... sides are being chosen; Saudi Arabia (Sunni), Bahrain (mostly Shia), and Sudan (Sunni) have aligned against Iran. Iran is mad at Saudi Arabia for executing a Shia imam.
Is this the start of a major war in the Middle East? Who knows? If it is, it could mean a morass that the U.S. could get sucked into. And there is little we, the public, can do about it. This is something we leave to our leaders. This conflict might take years, or just months, to develop and more players might become involved, the UAE has cut ties to Iran and who knows how many others will follow suit. There is an old Chinese curse that goes, "May you live in interesting times." These times will certainly be interesting.