March 30, 2009
Predictable

I haven't looked at what people are blaming today's market downturn (DJI -254.16 points) on, but I could've told you Friday this would happen. Why? This is why: Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. NBC's "Meet the Press" — Geithner We're lucky that the market […]

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March 30, 2009
Not exactly an Apollo 13-level attitude

The space shuttle Atlantis almost blew up in 1988 due to an identical problem -- damaged heat shield tiles -- that ultimately brought down the shuttle Columbia 15 years later. The exhaustive attention NASA now devotes to making sure shuttle heat shields are damage-free and safe for re-entry is a direct result of the 2003 […]

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“Assault weapon” and “hate speech” are similar in that both don’t mean anything specific and the term exists mainly to try to limit rights.

“I don’t want to ban guns, just ill-defined assault weapons.”

“I don’t want to ban speech, just ill-defined hate speech.”

Reading through Donald McNeil's account of his ouster at the times and amused by his "God and Adolph" anecdote. I had a similar sort of experience at the SDUT.

https://donaldgmcneiljr1954.medium.com/nytimes-peru-n-word-part-one-introduction-57eb6a3e0d95

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