Socialism’s fundamental flaws | Washington Times


.. “governments are instituted among men” only for the purpose of securing unalienable individual rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

via O'DONNELL: Socialism's fundamental flaws – Washington Times.

A timid response to crisis across a terrified globe | Washington Times


Tragically, America is easily influenced, manipulated and drawn into others’ costly, unwinnable conflicts.

What have we learned from the expenditure of our blood, irreplaceable youth and trillions of dollars?

Little.

via POTEAT: A timid response to crisis across a terrified globe – Washington Times.

Too Much Body Fat is Bad for the Brain | TIME


“The more we understand about [body fat], the clearer it becomes that belly fat is its own disease-generating organism”

via Too Much Body Fat is Bad for the Brain – TIME.

Obama: Media makes you think ‘world is falling apart’ | TheHill

The event, held at the home of Robert Wolf, an occasional Obama golf partner and former president of UBS Investment Bank, was the second of three fundraisers the president was slated to attend on Friday.

Tickets to the event began at $15,000 per couple

via Obama: Media makes you think ‘world is falling apart’ | TheHill.

Ransomware Tells Small Business Owners, ‘Your Money or Your Files’ | Businessweek

.. so-called ransomware infections have surged, encrypting billions of documents.

Hackers demand hundreds or thousands of dollars to provide the key that unscrambles files so you can view and use them again.

One particularly virulent strain, called CryptoWall, has infected about 625,000 systems and encrypted more than 5.25 billion files since mid-March, according to new research from Dell SecureWorks.

via Ransomware Tells Small Business Owners, ‘Your Money or Your Files’ – Businessweek.

Why you need a healthy amount of uncertainty in an economy | Quartz

Economic growth comes from employing labor and capital more efficiently.

That comes from people working hard and innovating.

Each of these requires motivation.

Thus, motivation is the foundation of success.

via Why you need a healthy amount of uncertainty in an economy | Quartz.

What I Wish I Knew About Creativity When I Was 20


Become a culture sponge, a content sponge, a role model sponge.

via What I Wish I Knew About Creativity When I Was 20.

Moscow Strategists View World as War Theater | Bloomberg View


“In the 21st century there is a tendency to erase the differences between the states of war and peace.”

“Wars are no longer declared, and once they start, they do not follow the customary mold.”

via Moscow Strategists View World as War Theater – Bloomberg View.

Arm Ukraine If You’re Ready to Fight for It  | Bloomberg View


.. the U.S. and European powers signed a security guarantee for Ukraine in 1994 in exchange for the government in Kiev giving up its large nuclear arsenal

via Arm Ukraine If You’re Ready to Fight for It  – Bloomberg View.

Arm Ukraine If You’re Ready to Fight for It | Bloomberg View


.. the U.S. and European powers signed a security guarantee for Ukraine in 1994 in exchange for the government in Kiev giving up its large nuclear arsenal

via Arm Ukraine If You’re Ready to Fight for It – Bloomberg View.