Almost everybody these days is making a statement about Israel and Gaza. And many of those who haven't said anything are being attacked for "keeping silent." I don't need to worry about that, because nobody cares enough about what I say to call me out for not saying it.Furthermore, even though the conflict has been going on for my entire life, the historical rights and … [Read more...] about My Statement On Israel and Gaza
I've moved on to the 9/12 world, but yesterday Charles Stross wrote: Twelve years ago today, a cell of angry, highly committed, and (by the standards of their peers) extremely well trained young men executed the simultaneous hijacking of four airliners, and used them to mount a suicide attack on those they perceived as their enemies.What have we learned from this? I … [Read more...] about So What Have We Learned?
I've been skeptical of the 9/11 memorial project before -- it's bigger than the World War II memorial in D.C. -- and it turns out the costs are pretty outrageous. … [Read more...] about The 9/11 Memorial Is a Joke
Are some people still stuck in the 9/11 world? Over at Nobody's Business, I explain why there's no room for them here in the future. … [Read more...] about Welcome To the 9/12 World
I've written a few posts about 9/11 over the years. My wife used to work for Aon, which lost over 170 people on 9/11, and she'd met at least one of them, a nice guy named Jim Berger. And a few years ago, I stumbled across the memoral for U.S. Navy Commander Dan F. Shanower in Naperville. Then last year, I wrote about my discomfort over the 9/11 memorial in Manhattan, and I … [Read more...] about A Few Thousand Other People Worth Remembering