Respect for Iran?

Michael Totten has written one of the most lucid commentaries on Iran.  A few excerpts: “Iran has also never paid for its various assassinations and bombings in Europe, the murder of hundreds of American marines and French soldiers in Lebanon

Scotland and Braveheart

I was perusing the news headlines on Yahoo and I came across this: “Ruling Scottish Party Backs Independence“.  I thought “wait a minute.  Isn’t this that fight that William Wallace started more than 700 years ago?”  Heck, Mel Gibson made a

Who Needs a Real Estate Agent?

During the “dot-bomb” era, everyone believed that the Internet was going to “dis-intermediate” all of the middle men in business transactions.  Of course, this didn’t happen quite as expected… Now, we’re finally seeing an interesting use of the Internet to

UFO Lands in New Mexico

Many of you will recall that on July 8, 1947, witnesses claimed that an unidentified object with five aliens aboard crashed onto a sheep and cattle ranch just outside Roswell, New Mexico. This is a well-known incident that many say

Convergence of Home Video and Photos

For all of our family vacations, I typically drag along our Canon SD 700 6-megapixel camera along with our Canon Elura 40 Mini-DV tape camcorder.  For the last five years, I’ve been searching for a decent quality unit that combines

Why Do Arabs Despair?

How do you like this AP headline, “Arabs Despair over Palestinian Violence“?  This is like a family that despairs over the criminal nature of their 43 year-old Uncle John… ignoring the fact that he committed his first crime at age 8,