Feb 112011
 
A Casualty of Our Society - A Sense of Humor

Whether it be due to their outrageous cost, or the huge audience that watches them, making television advertisements to show on the Super Bowl represents one of the highest stakes biggest challenges for corporations and their advertising agencies. A 30 second Super Bowl ad in 2011 cost about $3 million to show, and it probably had over a $1 million budget to produce.  Add other fees, agency charges, and whatever else, and these ads are […]

Feb 102011
 
Who Do You Believe - the Director of National Intelligence?  Or me?

The executive branch of the US Government is falling over itself to push Egypt’s President, Hosni Mubarak, out, and are assuring us that this will be a Good Thing for Egypt, for the US, and for the world as a whole. Apparently we should ignore the fact that for almost 30 years, Mubarak has been a sensible force for good and moderation in the Middle East.  He was the first leader in the region to […]

Feb 092011
 
Why a Good Shot is Not Necessarily a Good Role Model

I went shooting with an acquaintance the other night for the first time.  He could out-shoot me every which way, and did an excellent job of getting rounds close or exactly on the target bullseye, at quite impressive ranges. But.  And it is a big but.  Although he could shoot very accurately, he would not be a good person to take lessons from in learning the art of prudent firearms-based self defense. Firstly, he was […]