WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE DRONE WAR?
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McClatchy News is out with an insightful and illuminating report including data on the kill rate of US drones under the command of the Obama administration.
We, the US, have eliminated more than top commanders of Al Quaeda. Others, including non combatants, have also been killed.
Drone strikes are a lethal reach in modern war, but they are the source of a complex and thorny debate. Precise, but not perfect, the control, use and implication of drones are something in which every American has a stake. What do you think?
GOING PRO BLUES
I wonder what Dr James Naismith would think of the game of basketball that he invented in 1891 while teaching at a YMCA school. And I wonder how he'd think about college players, dropping out of school to turn professional.
It's that time of year when college stars are dashing the hopes of fans and coaches as they announce they are entering the NBA-going for the big bucks.
All season I've been telling friends that Victor
Oladipo, IU's sensational junior would make a great NBA Player. I just didn't want to see him leave yet. He announced he is making himself available to be drafted. I've also been sounding off about another Hoosier standout and scorer-
7 foot Cody Zeller. I think the kid has great potential, but he's not there yet. His two older brothers, Tyler and Luke are already in the NBA but Cody needs another year in college ball to gain skills that he presently lacks. His disappointing performance against Syracuse in the NCAA demonstrates his need for more strength, more finesse and more seasoning. Other big men can make him look like what he is, a 20 year old kid. He's got to learn to "play bigger" and to quit lowering his shoulder when he drives, and a few other skills that would make him a better pro. Too early for Cody, I fear. The lure of big money is a curse to the young athletes. Some leave school too early and have only middling careers as players.A GOOD YEAR FOR LUPINE
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See you down the trail.