Monthly Archives: September 2014

BOMBING SYRIA, LIKE THE WAY I FIGURED

After reading about the US bombing ISIL-held oil refineries in Ar Raqqah, Syria, I kept asking myself: “If the US can bomb militants away from an Iraqi dam—and not cause risky damage to infrastructure—why can’t bombing work the same way with Syrian … Continue reading

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SAVING YOUR LIFE BY BOMBING YOU TO DEATH

  Here we go again—the US is undertaking another “Bomb to Protect” humanity adventure, which has killed civilians. This time around, the objective is to free Syrians and the rest of the world from ISIL’s tyranny. I can’t say the seven civilian … Continue reading

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JOE SAMPLE – GROOVE SAINT

Joe Sample’s recent passing brought up a small debate about whether he or his group The Crusaders ever played Jazz music. The debate seems unfair to me since The Crusaders resolved the issue for audiences long ago by removing the “Jazz” … Continue reading

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AG HOLDER – WHO’S THE COWARD NOW?

Here I go again, offering a dissenting opinion about US Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to leave the Obama Administration. I think many of the mainstream news sources glossed over some important details about Holder’s tour of duty at the … Continue reading

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THIS CHART EXPLAINS WHY YOU CAN’T TRUST DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS WITH THE ECONOMY (IF YOU’RE NOT RICH)

Pew Research’s Conrad Hackett tweeted a disturbing chart by economist Pavlina R Tcherneva—the richest 10 percent of Americans has soaked up an increasingly greater share of average income growth during every US economic expansion since the 1950s. The 2009-2012 period can … Continue reading

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ISIL BITS

While President Obama and other world leaders converge on the UN General Assembly and clog New York City street traffic, It may be a good time to map a few of the latest ISIL news stories to the themes I’ve … Continue reading

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BIGGIE’S ‘READY TO DIE’ AT 20 – THE REMIX

Happy Born Day, B.I.G…. #Biggie A post shared by Baye Kambui (@bkambui) on May 21, 2014 at 6:46am PDT Wax Poetics—one of the few music magazines I think matters these days—and WhoSampled‘s DJ Chris Reed present another 20th anniversary album … Continue reading

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THE BEHEADING KINGS

  You thought ISIL holds the Most Brutal title with its beheadings of civilians? Wrong. This is what the United Nations‘ Human Rights office has to say about Saudi Arabia (emphasis mine): According to the experts, so far in 2014, … Continue reading

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A BETTER WAY TO DESTROY ISIL

My previous post about why I think President Obama’s ISIL strategy is lame will make most Obama defenders ask “Well, what’s YOUR strategy? ” This post serves as my answer. No matter how Team Obama markets its four-point plan to … Continue reading

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AMERICA’S ISIL STRATEGY LOOKS LIKE PICK UP STICKS

barack obama, isil, jihadists, syria, iraq, john boehner, war on terror, al qaeda, Continue reading

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