Don's Blog: January 2012

Clay Shaw/Man of a Million Fragments: The True Story of Clay Shaw/Dueling Voices/I Lost It at the Beginning/101 Reasons Not To Murder The Entire Saudi Royal Family/He Knew Where He Was Going (?)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

John Kerry, Teddy Kennedy, and the Iraq War

Teddy Kennedy once said that his vote against the Iraq War resolution was the one of which he was the most proud. Yet his fellow Senator, John Kerry, voted against it.

Teddy said that he found the arguments in favor of it unpersuasive. Kerry was planning on running for President, as was Hilary. Did Kerry vote for the resolution solely because he was planning on running for President? I suspect so.

Many liberals voted against the resolution. So what separates those who voted for it from those who voted against it?

Did John Kerry and Teddy Kennedy ever discuss the issue, and did John Kerry say that he wanted to vote against it, but didn't dare because he was planning to run for President? I suspect he did.

If so, what does that say about the character of a man who would vote for a war that would cost so much in terms  of human lives, money, and pure divisiveness, in order to be President?


Why Is Dentistry So Much More Consumer-Friendly Than Medicine?

Why is going to the dentist so much more pleasurable than going to a medical doctor? The personnel in a dentist's office, from start to finish, are so much more consumer-friendly than those at a doctor's office. And so is the dentist.

But why? Is there some difference between the two professions that medicine could learn from?


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

13th (Thirteenth) Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Why does the 13th (Thirteenth) Amendment to the Constitution nor disallow a military draft? It prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. It clearly had in mind both governmental and individual actions.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Clay Shaw and Office of Strategic Services (OSS)

Some have alleged that, in addition to being a contact for the CIA from the late 1940's through the mid-1950's, Clay Shaw was also in the Office of Strategic Services, or OSS, during World War II. Some have said that he assisted in bringing the Nazi scientists over to the U.S.

Does anyone out there know the real truth of the matter?


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Clay Shaw and Possible Personal Involvement With Jim Garrison

Clay Shaw's involvement with Jim Garrison continues to be an issue of speculation and controversy. Does anyone know to what extent Shaw and Garrison knew each other before Shaw was first investigated, and under what circumstances?


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Breaks Clay Shaw's Defense Received During Case

It is generally acknowledged that Clay Shaw's defense team received a number of breaks, without which Shaw MIGHT have been convicted. One, of course, was the Sciambra memorandum, with its errors and omissions. Can anyone name another or two?