From NPR News: Alan Bean, Apollo 12 Astronaut Who Walked On The Moon, Dies At 86 http://n.pr/2ktQ2Z6
[2018-05-26] From NPR News: A Wall of Poppies Honors Fallen Soldiers On The National Mall https://n.pr/2GSvdOY
My boss texted me tweet made by the U.S. Army today —
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived”. — George S. Patton
Great quote. Total agreement.
As we honor our departed Defenders this Memorial Day weekend, and think about the price in “blood and treasure” paid for our freedoms and liberty, some food for thought:
Preamble to the U.S. Constitution [the “mission statement” of document founding out federal democratic-republic]: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
What the Ancient Greeks Can Teach Us about the Realities of War – The New Yorker Radio Hour – WNYC: https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/what-ancient-greeks-can-teach-us-about-realities-war/
In Ancient Dramas, Vital Words For Today’s Warriors : NPR: https://www.npr.org/2008/11/25/97413320/in-ancient-dramas-vital-words-for-todays-warriors
The War Prayer – Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_Prayer
What Does Patriotism Mean To You? : NPR: https://www.npr.org/2018/05/26/614640331/what-does-patriotism-mean-to-you
Technical Foul | On The Media | WNYC Studios: https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/on-the-media-2018-05-25/
Google Employees Resign in Protest Against Pentagon Contract: https://gizmodo.com/google-employees-resign-in-protest-against-pentagon-con-1825729300
Surveillance Valley | Yasha Levine: https://thebaffler.com/latest/oakland-surveillance-levine
Personal opinion: As a nation, we have to keep pushing the technological innovation envelope. If we don’t, someone else will, and they might not be altruistic about it. We need to do it, and we need to be gaming-out all the systemic impacts the innovations will produce as we go. We need to lead the way.