the things we don't know we don't know

triumphant return

tuesday, november twenty-nine 2018

Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.

Donald Rumsfeld, US Secretary of Defense 2002

He gave that in response to a question about the lack of evidence connecting Iraq and weapons of mass destruction. As we know now, there was no evidence, and what the US government used to justify the war was fabricated...

Anyway, that isn't what this is about. This is an announcement. The blog is back. It's got a new look (entirely designed by me).

Let's see what happens.