I am involved in debating the value of U.S. military spending, as sponsored by U.S. World and News Report:
Oh, my 17November2011 blog posting is entitled:
...a parallel treatment of this same subject.
I just have to add that I had my regular lunch on Magic Island with a Chinese plate lunch of cold ginger chicken, hot roast duck, bok choi and rice, enhanced by a bottle of chilled Tsingtao beer...and this was my view:
I show this second photo because, if you search hard enough with some imagination, you will see the head of a large endangered Hawaiian green turtle. He/she visits me almost ever time I'm here (or it could be because turtles need to breathe and no doubt this is home for him/her).