Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


In 1776, a 21 year old man paid the ultimate price when the British executed him for spying for his country, the fledgling United States of America. Nathan Hale’s famous words, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country" are a hallmark to his patriotic legacy.

Flash forward 230 years to today. A 21 year old man is held in a U.S. Navy brig for committing treason. He stole a Navy computer with classified information, and he peddled the information to the enemies of this country. If guilty, I hope that Petty Officer 3rd Class Ariel J. Weinmann receives the same fate as Nathan Hale.