Showing posts from January, 2013

Libyan Weapons, Turkey, Syria, and the Strange Death of Chris Stevens

Was the death of US Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi related to the running of Libyan weapons stockpiles through Turkey to Syrian freedom fighters? Circumstantial evidence makes it a strong possibility. Here's what I've found so far.

The Problem with Egypt

Two years following the initial Arab Spring protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square, Egyptian progress toward reform and liberty is a bit stagnant.  But it's moving, albeit slowly, forward.

What Do Albert Einstein, Joseph Smith, and Lehi Have in Common?

I came across something from Albert Einstein the other day that sounds suspiciously similar to something attributed to the prophet Lehi in the Book of Mormon, as well as to something alleged to have been revealed to LDS prophet Joseph Smith as contained in the LDS Church's Doctrine and Covenants.  The quotes are presented below. Are all three talking about the same thing? Let me know what you think.,

What's Really Wrong With Greece?

What's wrong with the Greek economy? In a word, they're lazy. If the Greeks had been responsible, they would  not have had to practice the austerity measures that they're living through now. To claim that the Greek economy needs more stimulus is to misunderstand what caused the problem in the first place.

Do You Worry for Them? Why Don't You Love Them Instead?

"I worry for my children who aren't doing the right things," I often hear  Mormon parents say of their family members who are not making good choices. Such worry often turns into an inability to love our children as much as we once could.  We worry unduly because we misunderstand the scriptures. To be more specific, we worry, because we misunderstand the mercy of God. Rather than worry, which creates negative energy, why don't we, rather, love them and hope for them instead?