The King of Kings is Dead

King of Kings crown collage

Three years after being declared “King of Kings” by over 200 African kings and rulers, Muammar Gaddafi has been killed by rebels that despised his rule. This title, King of Kings, was bestowed upon Gaddafi in August of 2008, during a meeting in the Libyan town of Benghazi. The purpose of the meeting was for Gaddafi to consolidate his power over the whole of the African continent. In his remarks Gaddafi declared:  “We want an African military to defend Africa, we want a single African currency, we want one African…

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The Search for a Purpose in Life

Chilean Volcano Eruption

Years ago I read the book by Orange County mega pastor Rick Warren, A Purpose Driven Life. The premise of the book is that successful lives are born of those people that make living Biblical principles their purpose. In other words, make God your main purpose in life and all else will fall into place. Pastor Warren and his book left me unconvinced that I should adopt his prescribed purpose into my own life. However this idea of humans needing a purpose to organize their lives has percolated in my…

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Osama bin Laden is dead, but Americans had to sell their soul to find him.

The sun sets on Osama bin laden. A terrorist is dead

The announcement of the killing of Osama bin Laden came as welcome news to most Americans. His life and work of organizing terror has taken our country down a path that lead to the anti-personal-liberty Patriot Act, two wars that were placed on the national credit card, and the moral abyss that is called torture in Guantanamo Bay and other undisclosed anti-terrorist prisons around the world. In many ways, bin Laden has succeeded in destroying the best things about America. For nearly ten years after he organized the terrorist attacks…

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The Libya Problem | To Remove a Dictator or Not

Senator Marco Rubios proposal of a senate resolution to remove Qaddafi i fraught with perils. Removal of a brutal power obsessed dictator such as Qaddafi is no easy task. Such monsters will not just walk away from power. Qaddafi has already declared that he will not go quietly into the night like Hosni Mubarak of Egypt.

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Was Obama Three Weeks Late in Libya?

President Obama Libya Speech March 2011

The military action is Libya is creating nonstop headlines. The general consensus seems to be that it was the right move. Qadhafi was slaughtering his own people, and the US lead by France and other NATO countries stepped in to stop the slaughter. In a recent speech President Obama also called for the Libyan leader to step down or be removed. Republicans like the action that has been taken, but from all corners of the talkosphere from Bill O’Reilly to John McCain, the talking points memo seems to be that…

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Emotions Lead The United States To Another War

We humans seem very good at using our our emotions to decide what is good or bad.  This emotional gut instinct or “common sense” is often based on large identifiable events or occurrences, rather than daily, incremental occurrences. Take the attack on the USA on September 11, 2001.  On that day a little over 3,000 people died. It was a tragic day, but in the ensuing wars that have followed we have lost over 4,500 of our soldiers.  We justify the deaths of our soldiers (more people) based on one…

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Why is there no looting in Japan?

There is a growing conversation among westerners asking the question of why there is no or little looting in Japan after the massive 9.0 earthquakes and tsunami. Contrast their calmness and order with the anarchist aftermath in New Orleans after Katrina, Haiti Chile who suffered their own tragic earthquakes, and one must ask the question of why. What is the difference, how can we develop some of those same attributes? Various people have posited various positions such as racial homogeneity, their culture of respect and honor, and their culture of…

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The Nuclear Power Option

Fukushima Nuclear Reactor

There was a recent headline at BBC news website titled  “What went wrong at Fukushima?” Uh, one of the largest earthquakes recorded since the invention of the Richter scale? To be fair, this short article is more of a technical answer about the actual failure of the system that the actual cause, which is obvious.  The partial core meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant is reinvigorating anti-nuclear power opposition in France and around the world; but we must remember that no single energy technology is without serious risks. Consider for…

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