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Should the End Ever Justify the Means?

Posted on 30 Sep 2019
Category: Politics
Author: Steve Vail

To answer that question should be an extremely simple task. So I'm going to take a stab at it. "NO!" Wow, that was indeed quite simple.

However, In our country these days, we have a particular political party that consistently justifies their actions (means) to reach their end game. There end game is to undo the 2016 presidential election and they will lie, cheat, steal, blackmail, extort, and there's more to this list, but I'll just stop here. This political party's (I'll refer to them as the dems) double standard and hypocrisy is so blatant, that if anyone says they can't see it, it's only because they are as determined to go the way of the Dem party leaders. They hate the current POTUS and will do and say anything to bring about his undoing. To prove my point take a look...

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What is better - Capitalism or the Alternatives?

Posted on 26 May 2019
Category: Politics
Author: Steve Vail

Throughout history from the earliest records of the earliest known civilizations, great governments and kingdoms have risen and fallen. Many of them have victoriously conquered others only to later find themselves conquered by another. While the idea of an evolved utopian-like society (or world for that matter) where bullies and would-be conquerors are non-existent is very appealing, I'm afraid it's also untenable and a pipe-dream at best.

There are those among us, however here in the good old US of A, that believe if you give the government enough control and power, they (the government) via their awesome benevolent nature (I'm being sarcastic) will bring about or at least speed up the evolution toward the aforementioned utopian-like society.

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Leaders - Great And Not So Great

Posted on 1 Oct 2018
Category: Leadership
Author: Steve Vail

There are many factors associated with great leaders. Some of the more crucial ones are:

  1. Great leaders communicate honestly
  2. They know and take care of their people.
  3. They are loyal to their superiors as well as to their subordinates.
  4. People choose to follow great leaders, whether they have been assigned a position and/or title or not.
  5. Respect and loyalty is freely and enthusiastically given to great leaders.
  6. Great leaders lead from the front.

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Morris Island Lighthouse Lighting And COA Eco Tour

Posted on 4 Oct 2016
Category: Ecology
Author: Steve Vail

Saturday night October 1, 2016, at 7:30pm, the Morris Island Lighthouse once again pierced the darkness and illuminated the north end of folly beach and surrounding areas. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1962 and has remained dark since. This ceremonial lighting was the first time the Morris Island Lighthouse beacon has been lit since that time. Realizing the historic significance of this lighting, I began making plans to attend as soon as I heard about it. My first plan was to walk down the old Coast Guard Road at the end of north Folly Beach and view the lighting from the beach there. However, anticipating the crowd my wife began looking into tour boats that might be covering the event. Charleston Outdoor Adventures (COA) fit the bill perfectly. We reserved our seats online and...

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