Beware Big Brother’s Solutions

July 21, 2012
Beware Big Brother’s Solutions

Beware Big Brother’s Solutions — by Polydamas I completely concur in the cogent analysis by Odysseus and in the rational solution he proposes in “It’s Not About Guns or Insanity; It’s About Publicity”. However, I want to address the wrong Big Brother solutions that I predict will wind up carrying…

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It’s Not About Guns or Insanity; It’s About Publicity

July 20, 2012
It’s Not About Guns or Insanity; It’s About Publicity

—by Odysseus As the news trickled out overnight about the mass killing in Colorado, the publicity engines started up. The gun control fanatics started crafting their tweets and sound bytes while the National Rifle Association and the millions of law-abiding gun owners started preparing to defend themselves yet again. The…

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President Obama’s Bastille Day Speech and the Olympics

July 18, 2012
President Obama’s Bastille Day Speech and the Olympics

President Obama’s Bastille Day Speech and the Olympics — by Polydamas On July 14, 2012, on the 223rd anniversary of Bastille Day, the start of the French Revolution, American President Barack Obama gave a very insightful speech (http://bit.ly/SsI24B ) to his supporters in Roanoke, Virginia, and proclaimed the following: “There…

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The Global Warming Mirage

July 13, 2012
The Global Warming Mirage

The Global Warming Mirage — by Polydamas In one of the previous posts here at The Cassandra Times, titled “The Prostitution of Science in the Service of Politics”, we pointed out how science ceased to be an objective and dispassionate quest for the unvarnished truth about the universe we live…

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The Great Experiment is Nearly Over

June 29, 2012
The Great Experiment is Nearly Over

  —by Odysseus Today, the second to last line of defense for the Republic collapsed. This regiment has never had the strongest reputation for bravery nor has it enjoyed a storied history of holding the line against the growth of absolutist, omnipotent government. In fact, its history is speckled with…

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The Prostitution of Science in the Service of Politics

June 25, 2012
The Prostitution of Science in the Service of Politics

The Prostitution of Science in the Service of Politics — by Polydamas In 1957, Ayn Rand wrote her most influential novel “Atlas Shrugged”. One of the threads of her novel concerns the misuse of science to serve a social and political agenda. One of the characters in her novel, Henry Rearden,…

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