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A few random thoughts

by Greg Krehbiel on 6 February 2018

I had a colonoscopy, and a few months later had to have my appendix out. Coincidence? Colonoscopy can significantly increase risk for appendicitis (The story says the relationship is closer than a few months, by the way.)

I’ve heard this from too many sources to take it lightly. Clean up your desk to increase your productivity.

And, in general, unclutter your life!

At what point does “the intelligence community” become “the secret police,” and what mechanisms do we have in place to prevent it?

2018-02-06  »  Greg Krehbiel

Talkback x 5

  1. Scott Wicker
    6 February 2018 @ 7:05 pm

    1) Nope, just a coincidence.

    2) Nope. Proof: my desk is neat and orderly.

    3) Long before people start asking that question.
    3a) The only way to ‘save the mother’ is to ‘abort’ intelligence agencies as soon as Congress ‘conceives’ of them. After that, it’s too late and they all grow up to be like the KGB.

  2. Robin R.
    7 February 2018 @ 2:45 am

    The FBI was already out of hand under J. Edgar Hoover. But most so-called conservatives were totally okay with that because he was a hard-nosed anti-communist. Now they are crying foul because that agency is biting them in the ass. I don’t have much to say about Greg’s recent operation, but maybe he has some oxy left over to numb those clowns.

    And who needs creativity anyway, when you can just sit around intuiting God? You don’t have to think. You just appeal to God whenever presented with a difficult question.

  3. Greg Krehbiel Greg Krehbiel
    8 February 2018 @ 8:56 am

    Hoover left the FBI in 1972. Are today’s conservatives supposed to be responsible for what conservatives said in 1972? Are today’s liberals supposed to be responsible for what liberals said in 1972?

  4. Robin R.
    8 February 2018 @ 10:05 am

    Some of them do like to identify with conservatives of the distant past and take some kind of pride in certain individuals (e.g. Reagan) whenever it suits them. Liberals of course do the same. I like to keep my focus on the evils of all parties, peoples, and collective whatnots in the hope of disillusioning the proud and the stupid – with little success of course.

  5. William
    8 February 2018 @ 1:15 pm

    @Greg, wasn’t nostalgia a key part of the “Make America Great Again” campaign? Trump even referenced himself as the “law and order” candidate…a throw back to conservatism in the 60s – 80s. Of course, the same for liberals that reference and attempt to employ themes from the good ole days of JFK and Civil Rights. Either party should be held accountable “if” they proclaim they are acting in a manner to “restore” or in agreement with a past principle or practice.

    That said, there’s nothing inherently wrong with referencing and using the past as a guide…”if” it’s appropriate/effective within the current context.

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