Movie Review: World Trade Center

We recently went to see the new Oliver Stone movie, “World Trade Center“.  There have been various reviews — both good and bad — in the Washington Post, New York Times, etc.   Frankly, I must admit that I had a very

Israeli Soldiers & Politics

Sgt. Eran Perry, who lost his right leg above the knee, and Sgt. Evyatar Cohen, whose right hand is not functioning, spoke from the hospital on Israel Television late last week.  This interview in Arutz Sheva will provide you with

Radical Moslems and Sovereign Nations

Mark Steyn makes interesting observations in this article in the Chicago Sun-Times: Lebanon is a sovereign state. It has an executive and a military. But its military has less sophisticated weaponry than Hezbollah and its executive wields less authority over

Technology Comes to Tennis

Many of you may be aware that tennis now has the line “challenge”.  It allows a player to “incorrectly” challenge 2 calls per set (similar to football, it doesn’t take away one of the calls if the challenge is correct). 

What is “New War”?

In “The Puzzle of New War” in TCS Daily, Dr. Michael Vlahos writes that all of the discussion about new types of war — asymmetrical war, unconventional war, 4th generation war, etc. — is really not about new methods of

Strange War Logic

Daniel Pipes writes a very interesting article in FrontPage magazine… He contends that when the world’s mainstream media elected to take Hezbollah’s side in its war with Israel, the media inadvertently revealed a transformation in the logic of warfare.  Since the

Hosted File Sharing

I’ve discovered a web site known as that provides free hosting of file sharing.  The nice part about 4shared is that it’s user interface is very similar to Windows Explorer — i.e., hierarchical directories, file properties, searches, etc.  It also

More Interesting Quotes

1. “The only difference between doctors and lawyers is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too.” (Anton Chekhov) 2. “It’s not the people who are in prison worry me. It’s the people who aren’t.”