Duly Noted - Self Imposed Limitations on Self-Defense.

Duly NotedBy public acclamation, the contemporaries of unfolding history “elect” their moment’s defining crisis. This has a welcome function to block out other trends. Thus, the event is viewed with one eye shut, which eliminates spatial perspective. As a result, the focus brings blindness for related problems, which […]

Duly Noted - What You Might Have Missed.

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Did you know that, the grinning international press reports on “America’s Humiliation” in Syria. It would make one feel good if this would be no more than hostile propaganda and as such transparently untrue. Alas, in Syria the shoe fits. Putin’s pie has landed on the […]

Duly Noted - Do Not Shoot Me For Bearing Bad News.

Duly NotedEurope’s collapses are reoccurring, such as in World War One, during the rise of the totalitarian dictators, and the “follow up world war”. Avoidable stumbles one could say. Americans are inclined to see Europeans as knowledgeable about the world. In truth, the Continent is often inept to […]

Duly Noted – When Killing is Fun and Virtuous

Duly NotedIslamists deserve praise for their tireless effort to serve their Allah. As a result, we get murder to save mankind from God and other bad habits. The killings are said to serve the salvation of those who survive the cleansing imposed upon their society. This amounts to […]

Duly Noted - Our Distorted Ways Are Our Problem.

Duly NotedAt times, you register news in an accidental sequence. While certain items were not intended to be related a link between them emerges in your mind. Indeed, you discover, a relationship exists because their cores are fused by a common denominator.


Duly Noted’s first case is […]

Duly Noted - The Temptations of Backward Looking Security

Duly NotedIllusions, especially if supported by selective evidence, can blend into a brew that gives a “feel good” sensation to its paralyzed consumer. Europe, which most define to be the western strip of the continent, offers a case study. The same applies to America; the difference being that […]

Duly Noted - Nazi Fascists Everywhere?

Duly Noted Powerful forces that exploit the media’s consumers, suggest an answer in the affirmative. Loose tongues unconnected to brains enhance the blame so that, without having done anything, you, too, can be condemned. Your inclusion is not a question of deeds, and it is not even dependent […]

Duly Noted - Beyond Greek Tales

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Re-examining a perennial topic.


You might have gotten tired of the “Greeks” who have dominated the news for the past six months. Since you were, without wanting to know it, closely involved in the consequences, you seem to be wrong. In case you overlooked […]

George Handlery - Migration’s Miseries

Duly NotedSome troubles stay perennially newsworthy. Hardly is the “last one” about them penned, they revive through unforeseeable issues and, by sanity’s standards, surprising scandals. These re-animations of the plot are of a nature that the rational brain could not predict without ingesting dope.

A growing number of […]

Duly Noted - Aid, Atonement, and Feeding Delusions

Duly NotedAlthough committed to exhibit proper behavior, your correspondent must notice a few disturbing elephants. This is so even if those that command us how to think place a PC rat to block the view into the foreground. Facing facts might be commanded by common sense: even so, […]

Duly Noted - Respond to a Lie: The Uses of the Income Gap

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Collectively experienced mental delusions haunt mankind. Such widespread notions resist evidence. For good reason. Due to their inebriating effect, lies are enjoyable and because of that, they will be translated into “politics”. Their attraction as ointments explains why those that diagnose their time’s ailment, land in […]

Duly Noted - Self-Demolition Through Neglect

Duly NotedWestern Civilization (and its non-western imitators) have achieved something unique. The accomplishment is that, for the first time in the record written by mankind, it liberated its peoples from hunger, maladies, suffering and ignorance. Thus, it achieved a decent material existence for all. These achievements enabled the […]

Duly Noted - EU and US: A Relationship of Concern

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Much to their detriment, Americans like to ignore the rest of the world. Accordingly, they do not appreciate reminders that, like it or not, the rest of the world is out there. Worse, some of its “leading leaders” have rabies and “bite.” Aware of the provocation, […]

Duly Noted - Perils and their Perspectives

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It is risky to take the rickety boat from Africa to Europe. Nevertheless, masses embark on a journey to a dream that dissipates once reached. Unshaken by the perils, the goal remains to enter an assumed paradise. The participants put themselves in harm’s way and antagonize […]

Duly Noted - Footnotes to the Big Picture



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Freedom is open to abuse by those that scorn the liberty of others. A British portal carries this title: “Extremists are setting up anti-British schools”. What does this tell us? The foes of liberty exploit the freedoms we grant. Thus, basic rights become instruments […]

Duly Noted - Make Tests Test, Make Schools School

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In the period that separated the Middle Ages from the modern era, the West’s civilization produced novel traits. While the gradually unfolding change was globally revolutionary, the cultural mutation must be attributed to a small area. Therefore, at first, this text used the word “Europe” […]

Duly Noted - Run For Peace?

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Does this sound like an admonition? Such as in “run for good health”. Since the writer has experienced the University of Oregon’s legendary Bill Bowermann, and since then has stuck to daily running and weight lifting interrupted by reading Russian, such a call would be […]

Duly Noted - What is Wrong Here?

Duly Noted Those that peruse numerous news sources run into reports that cannot be true, should not be true, but that are, nevertheless, true. In time, a bouquet accumulates to be shared with those that can laugh even if it hurts.

The “EU is ready with sanctions […]

Duly Noted - Justice and Common Sense

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For long, a plea for the recognition of a Kurdish entity has been in “Duly Noted’s” pipeline. The Kurd’s impressive valor and the injustices meted out to them to create “stable conditions” constitute a moral imperative to present this piece.

It is tempting to plead […]

Duly Noted - No Guns - Who Benefits?

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This column likes to assert that the threat to our way of life does not reflect the muscles of its enemy. Materially, the challenger is too backward to upset the world order. This applies, whether the identified foes are Marxists, traditional ethnic imperialists (Russia), religious […]

Duly Noted - Financing Failure

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Your teachers have bored you with ancient Greece through the rehash of her history. After a long time-gap, Greece is re-emerging as a topic. Those that follow global news know, modern Greece (little connects it to ancient times) is in trouble. Responsible are the political […]

Duly Noted - Paradise as a Peril.

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How our favored myths can bring self-destruction.

This will only state the obvious, which we are inclined to overlook. We search for enlightenment by looking far from where we happen to be. Thereby we can miss what is in front of us.

The road from […]

Duly Noted - Jihad’s Ace Cards Unmasked

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Advanced societies find it difficult to respond to Islam’s fundamentalists. The credit is not due to the fanatics. Yes, the cards they hold are used ruthlessly and cleverly and they score spectacularly. However, the real super-weapon of the radicals is their victim’s mind-set.

Our professional […]

Duly Noted - The Web of Soothing Lies.

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A lesson from mankind’s experience is that all past generations have lived “interesting times.” Popular amnesia likes to lose sight of this, therefore, we think our day’s vicissitudes are unprecedented. That said it appears that we are departing from the cast of the past in […]

Duly Noted - Breaking With the Past?

Duly NotedForgiveness not met by regret implies subjugation.


The practical use of history is its distorted exploitation. This abuse accompanies the following discourse about the present.


Perceived developments that disturb the world order and our holiday peace produce sundry responses. Some are echoes of a […]

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