About the site

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Joseph Wouk, Editor in Chief

I’m the youngest son of the novelist, Herman Wouk (Caine Mutiny, Winds of War, War and Remembrance.)

I’m a graduate of Columbia Law school in NYC and have produced film, TV and theater for 10 years in Hollywood and in Israel.  I am now a writer and have published two books, Scuds, Duds & Tyre and Google LDN !

Born in NYC, I moved to Israel after graduating law school and volunteered to go into the Israeli navy where I fought on a patrol boat during the first Lebanon war and the first Gulf War.  I currently reside in Eilat, on the Red Sea.

Dan Miller, Editor

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I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains.

I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.

Charles (Manos) Artaxes, Editor

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Born to Greek parents, I live since my earliest childhood in Germany.
After having worked for about a decade in different jobs I completed my education and got my university-entrance diploma.
During the following side tour in university life, the world of science and higher mathematics I decided to abandon the pursuit of an academic career and instead pursue my lifetime passion which is the programming of computers. A choice that suited my fascination with the abstract world.

Since the late 90s I have been developing software architecture and programming software as a software developer for different companies and industries like manufacturing, trade and educational institutions with a focus on database-, internet- and advanced .Net applications.
Currently I’m working as a software developer for a big multinational company on a permanent basis.

Other than that I enjoy nature, hiking, good food and intellectually stimulating conversations in good company.

The aftermath of 9/11 caused me to study the causes of islamic terrorism and resulted in my awareness and keen interest in Israel’s political situation especially vis a vis Iran.

After having created my own blog I ended up spending most of the time commenting and participating on this site.

That fact and my interest in Israel’s and therefore the West’s future convinced me that I might as well become an associate editor on this great site.

David King – Editor

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G’day everyone, my name is David King. So who am I? I live in Melbourne, Australia and work as an economist for the government. I have a gym at home and like doing weightlifting, and listening to music (various kinds of metal, heavy dark stuff) while working out. I also used to do boxing for a short while, and might get back into it

. I like to follow the Wallabies, the Australian national rugby team. And I am a huge fan of the UFC and love nothing more than to watch a good ol’ drag down and drawn out cage fight… The attached photo shows me standing next to a life sized poster of Ronda Rousey in my gym at home!

For hobbies, I enjoy wargaming with miniatures and boardgaming. I also still collect a few comics. I like watching military themed documentaries, such as about historical wars, military technology and so on. I quite like reading about the exploits of the Mossad and the Israeli special forces. Oh, and I own just about all of the IDF and Mossad t shirts and wear them as often as I can, I especially like the ones featuring female IDF soldiers.

I came across Joseph’s blog many years ago, as I was very interested in following the developments regarding a potential attack on Iran by Israel, and how all those careless Iranian scientists kept on having “accidents” and getting themselves blown up… I have followed his blog ever since, and while I haven’t been a frequent contributor to comments, I have been a close follower of the material posted.

I am passionate about the care for animals and own a lovely cat. At my house I also feed birds in the morning and possums in the evening. I also feed another cat which drops by in the evening and has made friends with my cat.

And I am also a passionate supporter of Israel and Judaism. On the other hand, I am also a strong believer in the dangers presented by islam. I don’t believe this nonsense about “a minority of people misunderstanding the peaceful teachings of islam.”

I am not religious myself. I consider myself to be agnostic. However I do find the teachings of Judaism to be useful, and I find the wordly example set by Jews and Israel to be worthy of admiration. The proof is there for all to see of the merits of each religion: Jews are life affirming and earning Nobel Prizes, muslims are life destroying and purveyors of wretchedness.

I hope in my own small way to further the cause of the just, and am fully prepared to stand shoulder to shoulder in the shield wall of the righteous, defending Israel against the forces of destruction.

I am proud to be given the chance to help further the admirable work Joseph has begun, and thank him for the opportunity.

AM YISRAEL CHAI!

Louisiana Steve, Editor

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I promise to keep this brief since you probably have much better things to do like mopping the floor or taking out the garbage.  So here it goes:

Back in 1951, my mother was told she was having a child…..too far back? Ok, I’ll give it another try. How about where I am now and how the heck I got here in the first place.

It all started with 911. The world looked like it was going down the crapper and I felt compelled to save the world from itself. Since then, I’ve scaled things back a bit and occasionally offer my opinion if I think someone is listening. Of course, being a part of this website has helped. Unfortunately, many of you are now condemned to put up with my diatribe.

As a once registered Democrat, then Republican, then independent, I’ve found comfort in knowing I made all the right choices, although some may disagree.

By now, you must be telling yourself and anyone else who cares, ‘Enough of the interesting stuff, Steve. What qualifies you to be an editor?’

Well, OK.  Just pay attention since we’ll be having a pop quiz on this stuff:

Bachelor’s in Business Administration – Nicholls State University
Post-Bacherlor’s study in Accounting – University of Houston
Roughneck
Mechanic
Musician
DJ
Past 3 Year President and Founding Member of Cajun Corvette Club
Hotel Manager for Holiday Inn
Computer Programmer
Cost Accountant and Internal Auditor for a Fortune 500 Company
Accountant for CPA Firm in Houston
CPA practicing solo for nearly four decades.

How this qualifies me for the position of editor is something Stephen Hawking would have found difficult to explain. But it is what it is.

However, I do hope you find my posts informative and somewhat entertaining.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Stephen Varvaro
aka Louisiana Steve