Category Archives: Obscured motives

In the Wake of Pearl Harbor

During the months that followed the attack on Pearl Harbor, detention camps were built and filled with Americans of Japanese decent. Furthermore, Japanese expatriates aided the Imperial Army’s takeover of Luzon, as those living in the area of Port Arthur had, 37 years earlier, aided the Imperial Navy’s bringing Russia to terms at the Portsmouth Naval Base in Kittery, ME.

I conjecture that, at this time, FDR twice applied his warning “The only thing to fear is fear[‘s distractive nature] itself”: first, by continuing to withhold any witness of what had occurred during the Imperial Army’s march to and occupation of Nanjing; and secondly, by withholding a newly acquired recognition that, not detaining those of Japanese descent living on the West Coast would have seriously risked a total loss to the Axis. That risk being unabated were even 100% of those being considered for detention known to be patriotic. Forget any active risk; there had been a far more dangerous passive risk in leaving them as they were.

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Freedom (III): Illuminating Ghostly Conclusions

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Immigration: Law and Border

I have known undocumented foreigners and would not affect scorn towards them in place of the affection I feel. Many willingly close their eyes to a felt warmth, feigning instead a suppose-to bitterness. What is needed is to drop the cosmetic anger and deal with the problems generated by this trickle invasion. Anger only distracts from our, true warrant, sifting through the litany of half truths about us as a people. Continue reading

A Penny Saved Is a Penny Earned

In an ideal world, employees should be paid according to the effort made, the risk taken, and the benefit brought to the company. It must be difficult for management to set pay standards for the lower ranks, but for themselves it is impossible: their contribution is unique as is their personal interest in that setting.

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Why Ask? Why Tell, Period?

Shame (OMD song)

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For centuries, homosexuals had been harassed into separate closets and were more recently told that a military demand for confidentiality was about returning to that situation. Crusaders instilling shame and defenders from it imagined that this policy was about their own holy wars. It was not, but rather it asked whether homosexuals would be allowed to move on to that or any non-disclosure without being stigmatized as having acted in shame.

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Sharia Compliant Finance

Long before the founding of Islam, the charging of interest on loans had been broadly forbidden. Early encounters with interest bearing loans had often led to impoverishment and in response community by community condemned the instrument. Beginning with England under Henry VIII, many non-Islāmic countries began recognizing the value brought to the borrower in a loan’s temporal empowerment.

Countries with Sharia rule.

Sharian Rule by Degree

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Iraq: A Rushed Decision

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Friendly or Fauxy

In early 2003 Saddam Hussein had, at the very least, access to materials and designs for the production of weapons of mass destruction; furthermore, he would soon have had at his disposal the unfettered wealth of Iraqi oil fields. At that time President Bush appeared to be faced with a dilemma: either live with the coming critical mass of oil wealth and homicidal mania, or launch a preemptive war.

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