Monthly Archives: November 2018

Suicide by Noble Sauvage

Often my mind doesn’t work fast enough to say interesting things in real time. I need to think about things a short time and then let them shift down into my sub-conscious where they stew and then I finally can … Continue reading

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In Which Our Hero Comes to a Chilling Conclusion….

I was thinking of writing about Macron’s nationalism vs patriotism rant but couldn’t figure out what I wanted to say. Then I saw this and realized “That’s right! I have no idea what riots in France are about and no … Continue reading

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New Header Picture: Dancing Spanish Schoolgirl Edition

Nothing too creepy, honest. But I was in the Parque de Malaga, next to the port and these girls were practicing some kind of dance number in anime-ish costumes. The were in a building across the road so the music … Continue reading

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Strategic Saudi Killing Games…

No one’s especially asked about what my opinion on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, almost certainly on the orders of the current Saudi monarch, but here it is: Sorry, I don’t much care. I’ve thought about it…. and just cannot … Continue reading

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My Mexican Border Policy

Thinking about the caravans of today (and the many more caravans of the future) I decided to sketch the outline of a comprehensive policy for the US-Mexican border. You are welcome. These are the broad outlines, of course the details … Continue reading

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Pictures of my Food: Central European Salsa Edition

Leczo was one of the foods that helped me adapt to food in Central Europe. Originally Hungarian (lecsó) it spread to neighboring countries (German: letscho, Czech: lečo). It tends to be different in different places but the version I first … Continue reading

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Past versus Future

“How are Muslims better than Chinese for Putin?” In the social science it’s called ‘longterm orientation’ (or future time orientation and there are other names too) Muslim societies tend to not have much in the way of future orientation and … Continue reading

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