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Random Thoughts
Creators Syndicate, by Thomas Sowell

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Posted By:Judy W., 8/19/2014 12:45:45 PM

Random thoughts on the passing scene: I don´t know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determined on television -- and even punishment is being meted out by CNN´s showing the home and address of the policeman accused in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting.(Snip) It is amazing how many otherwise sane people want Israel to become the first nation in history to respond to military attacks by restricting what they do, so that it is "proportionate" to the damage inflicted by the attacks.

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At age 84 Sowell has all of his marbles and maybe some that other commentators have lost.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: august9, 8/19/2014 1:26:43 PM     (No. 9972043)

Reading this article raised my blood pressure 30 points-----------because it is 100 percent spot on!

.......and speaking of Ted Williams---Dr´ Sowell hits it out of the park every time!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Melody, 8/19/2014 1:28:54 PM     (No. 9972047)

His last thought in the article ends with ´´it would be money well spent.´´ You sure got that right, Dr. Sowell. But we wouldn´t do that to Israel.

From another of his Random Thoughts articles a long time ago, was this: ´´For university presidents, as for politicians at all levels, one of the most valuable talents for the success of their careers is the ability to say things that make no sense, with a straight face and a lofty tone.´´ Or, I hear, for lower level jobs, just carry a clipboard. You can get away with anything if you carry a clipboard.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: fayebeck, 8/19/2014 1:42:42 PM     (No. 9972066)

Sowell is wrong about two things. America was the first nation in history to restrict what the military in fighting a war. Korea comes to mind. Also, Ted Williams did not volunteer for a 2nd term in the military. He went after his legal attempts to avoid Korea failed.

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