9 Years Ago, Today.

Two of my fellow cavalrymen gave their all. Keith and Jason were shot down and killed while on patrol just outside of Camp Taji, Iraq. They gave up their lives protecting their wingman after coming under heavy fire from a pre-planned enemy ambush. Rest in peace gentlemen. You are not forgotten. ATTACK!

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Thursday Open Thread

In my Humanities course yesterday we started talking about the Enlightenment… laying the foundation with Locke and Montesquieu which of course lead to a brief presentation on the importance of the concept of natural law and natural rights.

All This Time, The River Flows...

Likes.com has an interesting list of cities that have changed over time. Of particular note is the comparison of the Seoul River in South Korea.

Here it is in 1961, post-communism:

And here is the same river in 2011, 50 years later, after several decades of capitalism:

This is what capitalism, regulation, […]

Saturday Open Thread

I’m giving a talk this afternoon on the insanity defense. The above depicts Congressman Daniel Sickles killing Peter Key… Grandson of Francis Scott Key for sleeping with Mrs. Sickles. Sickles mounted and won the first temporary insanity defense in American law. He was a scoundrel of immense proportions.

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Friday Open Thread

Paul Before Felix by William Hogarth

Monday Open Thread

Now, what is the difference between the two? How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To […]

From The Trailer Park - Free State of Jones

The story of Newton Knight, a Mississippi farmer and disillusioned Civil War veteran who led a rebellion against the Confederacy. Stars Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Directed by Gary Ross (Seabiscuit).

From The Trailer Park - Elvis & Nixon

Stars Kevin Spacey, Michael Shannon, Colin Hanks, Johnny Knoxville.

Wednesday Open Thread

The year 1930: Two dancers in costume stand between the columns of Poseidon's Temple in Greece. Flashback 128 years into photographic history as we bring you images from the NatGeo archives. See more at natgeofound.tumblr.com. @natgeocreative Photo by Maynard Owen Williams

Saturday Open Thread