Syrian Motivations

A great interview with Barry Rubin, who just wrote an insightful book “The Truth About Syria“.  A few excerpts: “While the Syrian regime poses as being desirous of peace and engagement with the West, in fact its institutions, ideology, propaganda, and

A New Holocaust Diary Discovered

According to an article from the Associated Press, “The diary of a 14-year-old Jewish girl dubbed the ‘Polish Anne Frank’ was unveiled on Monday, chronicling the horrors she witnessed in a Jewish ghetto — at one point watching a Nazi

Palestinian Logic

If you’re like me, you’ve met people whose lack of logical thinking confounds you…  It’s hard to believe that an entire population of people could fall prey to “illogical syndrome”, but evidently the Palestinians all have been drinking the same

Digg… a grave for the crappy web site

At one time, I used to like the Digg web site for some of the links to emerging technology and unusual news.  Today, I came to the conclusion that the content appears to be populated by bored children and techno-spam-wannabees.   Digg has

Dating Terms Explained

More humor from StrangeCosmos… The game of dating: EASY: A term used to describe a woman who has the morals of a man. EYE CONTACT: A method utilized by a single woman to communicate to a man that she is

Real Gladiator Discovered

This is for you fans of the movie “Gladiator”… A chance discovery by archaeologists has brought to light a mosaic nearly 2,000 years old depicting what may have been a real-life version of the Roman combatant played by Russell Crowe

Leonard Wins Oratorical Contest

Son Leonard won the Southwestern District speech contest at Optimist International.  This is an annual Optimist Club contest where the student has to write and deliver a 5 minute speech in front of a panel of judges.  The topic this year