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A Soldier’s Story

A Soldier’s Story

    By Michele Weslander Quaid On Memorial Day, and always, we remember, honor, and teach about those who have served in the military and sacrificed for our freedoms, and for the families they left behind. Today, I share with you a story that is very personal to me and my daughter, Sophia. It is […]

Ravens are so smart it’s actually kind of disconcerting, new study finds

Ravens are so smart it’s actually kind of disconcerting, new study finds

Unlike so many of us, they actually plan for the future. Dark wings, dark words Pixabay A flock of ravens ravaging a carcass may technically be called an unkindness, but the real unkindness is using that term. Everyone is always hating on the smarty pants, but ravens are not terrifying. Do they have sharp, curved […]

James Clapper, intel chief: North Korea has restarted plutonium reactor

North Korea is expanding its uranium-enrichment activities and has restarted a once-shuttered plutonium reactor, according to the Obama administration’s top intelligence official, who told lawmakers Tuesday that Pyongyang is “committed to developing a long-range, nuclear-armed missile that’s capable of posing a direct threat to the United States – although the system has not been flight-tested.” […]

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE: Skin Deep

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE: Skin Deep

By L. Neil Smith A while back, I wrote a piece about Gwyneth Paltrow (you probably know her as Pepper Potts from “Ironman” or as Viola de Loesseps in “Shakespeare In Love”– which she won the Academy Award for) lamenting the fact that such a lovely creature can make completely stupid remarks, politically and economically. To paraphrase Julie Brown, […]

Intelligence = Common Sense?

Intelligence = Common Sense?

Anthrax–the next attack is only a matter of time

Anthrax–the next attack is only a matter of time

Multiple intelligence agencies: a blessing or recipe for failure? Part 3

Multiple intelligence agencies: a blessing or recipe for failure? Part 3

by Dov Lachman

Multiple intelligence agencies: a blessing or recipe for failure? Part 2

Multiple intelligence agencies: a blessing or recipe for failure? Part 2

by Dov Lachman The first part in this series on multiple intelligence agencies in the US listed 17 different bodies and cited their huge, cumulative, annual budget (over $70 billion). Upon closer inspection of each of the 17 members of the US intelligence community, it is clear that each of them has a specialized, highly […]