Stalin Issues Order No. 227

By | July 27, 2014

[July 27, 2014] Much has been written here in these pages about Socialism and its failure as an economic model (see links here, here, and here). It does function around the world as a strong political force and seems to be very prevalent even in democratic nations, especially in Europe in a milder form. It’s debasement of humans… Read More »

Military Leaders Defend Prisoner Exchange

By | July 27, 2014

[July 27, 2014] It is incumbent upon military senior leaders to help set the right tone for their organizations. All leaders should be doing it and is absolutely the right thing to do. That was the bottom line of an article in the most recent U.S. Army’s magazine entitled “Military Leaders Defend Prisoner Exchange.” The magazine’s editor in… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

By | July 26, 2014

[July 26, 2014] The war on terror that the United States has fought since the shocking events of September 11, 2001 has been directed at al Qaeda and its many affiliates throughout the world. But, the war began before America even knew it was at war. Today’s reading list choice is about one of those attacks pre-dating the… Read More »

Core Values: Walgreens

By | July 25, 2014

[July 25, 2014] In the late 1950s when our family traveled to a big southern city (population 10,000) to go shopping, there were two places we always went. We never missed a trip to the Piggly Wiggly grocery store and to Walgreens. I remember two things about each one. First, they each had air conditioning. Second, the workers… Read More »

A More Divided Nation?

By | July 24, 2014

[July 24, 2014] Military commanders know that they are personally responsible for what does or does not happen inside their unit and also in “unit cohesiveness”. Leadership at all levels means building and maintaining teams, building and maintaining a togetherness, a cohesiveness that allows the group to accomplish things far greater than any individual can accomplish. The worst… Read More »

The Brooklyn Bridge Mystery

By | July 23, 2014

[July 23, 2014] While driving over the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday morning, a number of commuters noticed white flags flying atop both bridge towers. The mystery is who put them there and for what reason. Clearly this was a planned effort despite our city politicians saying it was “allegedly” planned. There is a lot of conjecture to why the… Read More »