I don't know if it's the advent of summer or simply mental fatigue. But I've been going through a blogging dry spell. Most likely it's my schedule. For some reason I have been on the road for one reason or another. All of it necessary, none of it particularly fun. A couple of interesting things to ponder, and possibly post as new topics.
1) The actual text of Iran's letter to the USA. Some sources claim that the end wording is a classic Islamic phrase roughly translating to "you're going down".
2) The NSA kerfluffle (anyone have the origins of that phrase?) is only about six years old. We have been seeing the impact of our electronic society for years (remember the Net with Sandra Bullock in 1993?) Somehow, I doubt the American public will get very excited over this.
3) The economy. It's blasting along, but consumers are depressed. I'm perplexed
4) Thailand's southern border with Malaysia. Not a pleasant place to be.
5) The 2006 mid-term elections. My predictions, everyone gets reelected.
6) A recent Op-Ed in the AJC (world's worst newspaper) cited the lack of America's rich serving in the armed forces as a reason for concern. Again, perplexity sets in to my brain. No statistics were sited, I am supposed to buy some book in order to find out the "real" story. The only figure quoted was that when family income rises above $60,000 then the likelihood of joining military service decreases. Hmm. Sounds like economics.
Anyone who wants to dive off into one of these pools, drop a note and I will gladly follow suit. Otherwise, it's emergency protocol 417.