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.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Thoughts On ISIS And The EPA
I have been thinking about ISIS/ISIL lately. The standard line on their origin (from the administration) is that it is Bush's fault because he invaded Iraq, creating an unstable state and drawing al Qaeda into Iraq which then morphed into ISIS.
I have a slightly different theory. I blame Obama... because he had bin Ladin killed. Essentially, he cut off the "head of the snake" and weakened al Qaeda, making it less attractive to the Jihadists. In that vacuum of radical Islam, ISIS evolved.
And now we are faced with an even greater threat. Unintended consequences and all that.
Now let's look at the EPA's desire to further regulate the U.S. airline industry... to make them more efficient and reduce fuel consumption. Good idea? Sounds like it but since it only applies to those airlines based in the U.S. I wonder if it is a good idea. How many merchant ships are now flying the U.S. flag? They left because of taxation and regulations. Why do we think US air carriers won't also leave?