• The Bookworm Beat (9/16/14) - Clearing the Spindle Part 1, and Open Thread
    I'm working away at my inbox backlog, and have lined up the first batch of interesting things I'd love to share with you. (Read more.)
  • The Bookworm Beat (9/16/14) - The Illustrated Edition (and Open Thread)
    I learned something today: our local indoor shooting range, Bullseye (a most delightful place), will not allow unaccompanied people to rent guns. When I first told I needed a companion to rent a gun, I thought it was because I had "amateur" written all over me. It turns out, though, that this is a suicide prevention measure. The theory is that, if […]
  • Libertarian or Conservative?
    Should these be considered diametrically opposed worldviews, or simply two sides of the same coin?
  • Understanding the Sigmoid Colon and Its Related Health Issues
    When we hear strange names, especially in the medical field, their unfamiliarity may cause us to just shrug and pass them off as something that's unimportant; besides, if it's something we should be worried about, wouldn't we have already heard about it?
  • Oracle Applications from JMR Infotech
    Oracle Applications comprise the applications software or business software of the Oracle Corporation. The term refers to the non-database and non-middleware parts of Oracle's software portfolio. JMRi provides oracle application based services to its Clients.
  • Anti Money Laundering Solutions
    Anti Money laundering is to prevent the process whereby the proceeds of crime are transformed into ostensibly legitimate money or other assets. However in a number of legal and regulatory system the term money laundering has become conflated with other forms of financial crime, and sometimes used more generally to include misuse of the financial system (invo […]
  • This Is What Colleges Today Have Become
    A Freshman at Vassar describes his experience at orientation, wherein he was informed of the evils of cis-hetero-patriarical Whiteness.
  • What passes for theater and theater reviews amongst New York's self-styled finest
    America's upper classes are now and have always been insecure. Lacking a hereditary nobility, social strivers have had to work hard to distinguish themselves from the masses when the only distinguishing feature, really, is cash. In the 19th Century, worried rich people formed "the Four Hundred" to distinguish the social "in-crowd" fr […]
  • Species Is Just Social Construct
    Despite actual genetic differences, i.e. the presence or lack of a Y-chromosome, "gender" is said to be a "social construct," unless it is convenient to say one is "born that way." There are physical and actual physiological differences between the sexes, but because reality conflicts with Progressive sexual ideology, those who […]
  • A few comments about the President's speech regarding the Islamic State
    Before I even get to Obama's speech, a word about nomenclature. Most Americans refer to an organization called "ISIS" ("Islamic State of Iraq and Syria"). Obama refers to an organization called "ISIL" ("Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant"). The latter encompasses more territory, so Obama is actually being more a […]
  • Thirteen Years Ago Today – NEVER FORGET
    Thirteen years ago today, America was attacked. Never forget the victims who died, and those who fought back.
  • Col. West, you're correct that, rather than wallowing in 9/11 memories, we must fight radical Islam - but how should we do it?
    As in past years, people who were older than about ten on September 11, 2001, have honored its anniversary. These social media acknowledgements of that fateful day tend to take two forms: (1) the "where were you then" form, as exemplified by George Takei, or as I think of it "the fly trapped in amber" approach ; and (2) the "9/11 sti […]