Triple headshot

Triple Headshot

Three gunshots. All three fatal. Fired in the dark by three specially trained U.S. Navy SEALs as the pirates’ boat rocked in the water off Somalia.

“Phenomenal shots — 75 feet away,” said Navy Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, who oversees the region.

A senior defense official told CNN that each was a shot . . . → Read More: Triple headshot

Finance and the economy

I’ve had a recurring rant for a few years now, that I’ve been happy to deliver over a coffee or a cocktail. The short form goes something like this:

“Financial institutions don’t produce anything. Instead, they act as catalysts – enabling other entities to be more productive than they otherwise would have. Because of the . . . → Read More: Finance and the economy


I’ve been disconnected from the net (by choice) for a couple of lovely days with family out in Virginia.

I return to see that Israel is actually invading and conquering Gaza.

My first impression, which I’m sure will be moderated by reading the actual article rather than just seeing the headline is that this is . . . → Read More: War


Okay, what gives?

Castro resigns, AND Musharraf accepts defeat?

Something is out of whack.

Lungfish, and sick cows

Well, I’ve had The Cough for long enough that it needs a name: Its name is now “lungfish.”

In other news, the biggest meat recall in history is underway. 145 MILLION pounds of beef. That’s 1.45E8 for the geeks in the crowd. At between 500 and 800 pounds of meat (usable) per cow, that’s between . . . → Read More: Lungfish, and sick cows