Sunday, July 26, 2009

On Work

Why make a virtue of something unnecessary? Why Dignify Drudgery? Why care about that which must be done to survive? Why care about the product? Why do no more than you have to? Why bury oneself? Why seek satisfaction from something inherently unsatisfying? If one is trapped, why move to a bigger trap? Why pretend one is free? Why is motion necessary? Why is stagnation seen as progress? Why bring it home? Why see a beggar's bowl as anything but? Why seek blood from a stone?

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The incorrigible may not be firmly fixed, but it can be broken.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Does an error in language make one mistaken about the facts?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"I think, therefore I am," means that one is capable of making the statement. Why is that such a big deal?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Something valuable is not always precious.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Financial independence? Is working your life away really freedom?

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Crook or incompetent, which one is it?

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Winning Hearts and Minds?

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The video came to my attention a few years back. It is a US gunship attack video from Afghanistan in 2002 or so. In this type of war, where non-state forces fight state forces, sometimes referred to as 4th Generation Warfare (4GW), it's been said that the moral component of war is the most vital to win. Is so, then this is not the way to do so.

Download Video. (Includes an extra minute at the beginning that was cut to keep the blogger upload below 100 Mb.)

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Confusion may be temptingly exploitable, but it must be worth the cost. One will be labeled an opportunist afterward.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Green shoots are sometimes weeds.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Over extension is akin to addiction: it's hard to quit.