Monthly Archives: September 2011

Open Homosexuality in the Military: Unintended Combat Consequences

last updated 2011.10.04.1407z Having more than one person think about an issue generally improves analytical productivity. One individual just cannot think of everything. That’s why we have think “tanks” and focus “groups.” I was once again reminded of this when … Continue reading

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Open Homosexuality in the Military: Doin’ the Tranny Twist

last updated 2011.09.29.1606z From yesterday’s Washington Times: After demise of ‘don’t ask,’ activists call for end to military ban on transgenders By Rowan Scarborough The Washington Times Wednesday, September 28, 2011 With homosexuals now able to serve openly in the … Continue reading

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Open Homosexuality in the Military: Some Observations

The Washington Times “National Security” newsletter for Wednesday, September 21, included the following four items: Military warned not to harass openly homosexual troops The nation’s highest military leaders warned troops Tuesday not to harass gays who emerge from the closet … Continue reading

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The Modern Morality Morass: Some Thoughts

A few days ago I sent out an email broadcast of the following article from the New York Times: September 12, 2011 If it feels right. . . By DAVID BROOKS During the summer of 2008, the eminent Notre Dame … Continue reading

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Job Creation Status Report

from a pilot training classmate who happens to have his MBA from Northwestern: —– Original Message —– From: fastfac To: dsevakis@ Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2011 4:11 PM Subject: Jobs Sent you an AOL article with a lot of unemployment … Continue reading

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When Gerrymandering Bites Back: Weiner scandal and the Dems’ loss of NY’s 9th District

last updated at 2011.09.19.2152z Michael Barone, often cited as America’s most knowledgeable political analyst, has a very interesting post up at the Washington Examiner about the election of Bob Turner to replace ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner, nudist Twitterer, to represent New … Continue reading

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Unsolicited and Breathless Political E-mails: A short italicised analysis of a longer analysis

Last updated 2011.09.18.1400z If you do a Google search for ‘palmisano obama health care‘, which a number of people must have done since that search sequence shows up as a suggestion, the first result shown is the following: Posted: Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Debt Debate Update

Yesterday, there was a two-hour kerfuffle on the House floor reported as follows by The Hill: House approves resolution opposing $500 billion debt-ceiling increase  By Pete Kasperowicz – 09/14/11 08:11 PM ET The House on Wednesday passed a resolution disapproving … Continue reading

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Connecting Nuclear 9/11 Dots That Aren’t in the Headlines . . . or Ever Have Been. (updated)

Last revised 9/14/2011 15:03 Dear Reader, This telling will take a bit of time, so please be patient. In conversation with a fair number of persons, I’ve learned that not many have even an inkling of the implications of what’s … Continue reading

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“The Incredible Shrinking Federal Workforce”: Not so fast!

Analysis by “Sevakis Skeptilytics” Late yesterday afternoon I received the following from one of my B-School buddies: The forwarded email included the following description: The Incredible Shrinking Federal Workforce Another myth debunked: Contrary to your belief that the Federal government … Continue reading

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