Wednesday, June 20, 2018

For Gary Ford (1936 - 2017)


  1. I just got back from Baltimore National Cemetery.

    1. Gary was my father-in-law. He suffered a stroke toward the end of last year and died shortly thereafter. The US Air Force funeral ceremony took place on this last Monday and we got home on Tuesday.

      It was a touching ceremony complete with the ceremonial unfolding of the flag and the playing of "Taps."

      I am not exactly a military kinda guy, but if there is one thing that the US military understands it is respect.

  2. Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

    “It is true that the American legal system derives much of its content from the Old Testament [also known as the Jewish Bible or Tanach]…

    When we were growing up, my friends and I would take great pride in discovering the Jewish sources of American laws, such as: the privilege against self-incrimination, the requirement of two witnesses for certain types of crime, and the very idea that punishment must be proportionate to the crime committed.”

    SOURCE: Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz
    (chapter 10, page 318) published in year 1991
    by Little Brown & Co ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374

    Did Captain Kirk believe in negotiating with terrorists?