The million dollar napkin and other lessons from the dot com boom

We recently began sorting through the accumulated memories of a wide and varied collection of pictures, clothes and other such items upon which the ideal garage sale is built. In short, trying to determine what of our junk would be considered a treasure to someone else. Interestingly enough, many of the items that Jennifer and … Continue reading

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Did a wrong decision in 1952 put America on the wrong side in 1979 . . .

The whole theme behind my posts and commentary leading up to the Wednesday, February 23rd 49th Parallel Forum show “Were the wheels for 9/11 put in motion back in 1952?,” can best be summed up in two words: Unintended Consequences! The fact is that in 1952 under the code name Operation Ajax and, at the … Continue reading

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Unintended consequences: Like Vietnam which triggered the Six Day War, is the present day Mideast crisis an unintended consequence of U.S. policy regarding Iran?

In her book “Vietnam, Jews and the Middle East: Unintended Consequences,” Judith Klinghoffer contends that the Six Day War, which transformed the Middle East, split the left and gave birth to Neo-conservatism, was an unintended consequence of the Vietnam War. Her conclusions were based on the premise that in 1967 Moscow created the crisis in … Continue reading

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Are First Amendment Rights Becoming The Ultimate Excuse For Bad Behavior?

From Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s capricious on-air use of the “N” word, to the accused suicide serial killer William Melchert-Dinkel, who by his own admission has insidiously encouraged at least two people over the Internet to take their lives, their claims that their First Amendment Rights have somehow been violated seems like a pathetic attempt to … Continue reading

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