Category Archives: Open Threads

Veterans Day Weekend 2017

Saturday is Veterans Day, a day on which we honor and salute all who currently serve as well as all who have served in defense of our nation down through history.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Connections of a Saudi Prince

The Saudis are in the midst of political turmoil. An anti-corruption purge took place this past weekend, resulting in many arrests: [emphasis added to quotes]

Saudi Arabia‘s newly formed anti-corruption committee has arrested at least 17 princes and top officials, according to a list obtained by CNN and cited by a senior royal court official.

The list includes Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the billionaire businessman who owns 95% of Kingdom Holding, which holds stakes in global companies such as Citigroup, Twitter, Apple and News Corp.

Continue reading

DOJ May Charge the Russian Hackers?

A story in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) claims that Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors may charge actual Russians for the “hack” of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) that occurred in early 2016. [emphasis added to quotes]

The Justice Department has identified more than six members of the Russian government involved in hacking the Democratic National Committee’s computers and swiping sensitive information that became public during the 2016 presidential election, according to people familiar with the investigation.

Continue reading

Halloween Cultural Appropriation

Colleges and schools across the country are instructing students how to not commit the crime of “cultural appropriation” this Halloween.

What is cultural appropriation? Apparently, it’s

the taking of intellectual property, knowledge, and cultural expression from someone else’s culture without permission. [emphasis added to quotes]

Continue reading

Some Lives and Some Names

Country of Niger in pink.

Some lives seem to be more valuable than others, and some names seem to be more important to remember–at least to the mainstream media.

A few weeks ago, four young men lost their lives in the service of this country. Do you know all of their names? Does the media? Can George Stephanopoulis name them?

Continue reading

End of a Crazy Week

What a long, strange week this has been. We’ve been treated to some of the weirdest and most infuriating events over the past few days. What is becoming of our country?

Continue reading

Ides of October Open Thread

Today is the Ides of October. So many negative things are happening in our world. Let’s take a moment to savor the beauty of October. Peak autumn color arrives soon in most of the United States (if it’s not there already in your neck of the woods). October is the time to enjoy pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider and crisp, bracing weather. Before you can say “Boo!”, it will be Halloween, and then Thanksgiving and the Christmas holiday season.

Continue reading