Monday, January 25, 2010

Boy Are We Dumb

" [The underwear bomber] spoke openly about what he'd done and why, and provided valuable intelligence...But when they read him his legal rights nearly 10 hours after the incident, he went silent. "

I'm starting to feel sorry for those East Coast Nazi Sabateurs now, clearly they had rights we violated.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Object Lesson

I think it is best not to really know what goes on with "helping the homeless" etc, etc, etc. Every once in a while you get a glimpse of the ugly side of it.

I'm not saying to quit giving, I'm saying it comes with the territory and you can't think about it if you are going to try to help people.

Sue and I will give something to some organization to help Haiti. But we got treated to watching a reporter go in to Port-Au-Prince, and he was talking about how riots could break out easily. He finally showed some irate guy they were having to deal with, and it turned out he was vigorously objecting to the MRE's being past expiration date. Turned out he was wrong. But what the hell was he doing? People are starving to death and he's going ape over the expiration date? The reporter didn't seem to see the irony, at least it wasn't in the report.

Clearly this guy was just some trouble-maker with God knows what motivation. Another case, no doubt, of the help not going where it was needed. I am quite convinced he himself did not actually need anything to eat, perhaps just had some plan to profit from getting the supplies.


Yep, best just not to know what really goes on.

Friday, January 8, 2010