A strange twist of economic news occurred a few days ago—the International Monetary Fund, an organization that earned the unofficial title of global austerity spokesperson given its track record, more or less called the United States’ current budget austerity sequestration policies a dumb idea! From IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde: “The $85 billion in […]Read More ECONOMIC SURREALISM AND THE IMF
In case you didn’t get the notice, water is the new oil, and we could see a war between Egypt and Ethiopia over the not-so-slick stuff flowing through the Nile River. Hearing Egyptian President Mohamad Morsi’s version of the story – a version that I’m sure is partially driven by the prodding of his government colleagues and his desire […]Read More EGYPT AND ETHIOPIA’S WATER WAR
I pasted from the NY Times the White House’s official statement on Syria’s suspected use of chemical weapons during the country’s civil war. Forget for a moment how the UN’s investigation found that the Syrian “rebels” have used chemical weapons – doesn’t this whole thing sound like the Iraq War, Syrian Remix? Read on: […]Read More BHO AND SYRIA, 2013 = GWB AND IRAQ, 2003
While President Obama moves closer to deciding whether or not the US will “officially” provide the Syrian rebels with lethal military aid above and beyond the “unofficial” lethal aid the CIA is already providing, an interesting news development regarding the Syrian people’s opinion about their full-on civil war didn’t seem to make the mainstream American […]Read More ALL THINGS RELATIVE: FAT-FISTED ASSAD IS LOVED
How about this for rewarding bad leadership: you’re a CEO who ran your organization’s brand name nearly into the ground; you coincidentally announced your resignation; yet you remain in the CEO position 10 months later – with a 64 percent increase in pay. Nice world, if you can find it, huh? Welcome to the recent […]Read More NANCY BRINKER – ACTING LOW BUT LIVING LARGE
(Laughing) Just when I was telling one of my friends not too many late nights ago about how President Obama is meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping so that the People’s Republic will chill on the alleged cyber attacks against the United States, and I was then wondering why it seems the United States always […]Read More OBAMA AND JINGPING’S CYBER TRICKS
Let’s see…online dating website eHarmony sponsors a study that concludes not only married couples who met online have happier marriages than the couples who got together offline, but the marriages spawned from online dating yield happier marriages when compared to their offline counterparts. And I’m supposed to believe a study sponsored by an online […]Read More eHARMONY STUDY: WE HELP YOU STAY HAPPILY MARRIED!
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Reading the latest UN re-declaration of its refusal to accept the idea of North Korea possessing nuclear weapons makes me think of my earlier thoughts about the poor country being treated like a ho (here and here) drives me to the conclusion that Kim Jong Un’s tenure as DPRK’s leader is not long for […]Read More 40 MORE YEARS OF KIM 3.0?
There’s no doubt Brooklyn, or more specifically Fort Greene, is changing. For example, there was a church off DeKalb Avenue that used to hold services with its doors open so you can hear swinging Gospel tunes – and God’s word, of course. No one ever complained about the sounds until years later where the church […]Read More BILL LEE AND THE NEW BROOKLYN