First, let’s say you don’t work in the auto industry (ha), and you’re sitting on a large inventory of goods you want to sell. Common sense would tell you to stop adding to your inventory pile, right? Saudi Arabia has a good grasp of economics, but they have supported a cut in oil prices—currently by more […]Read More WHAT’S BEHIND THE SAUDIS’ OIL PRICE BEEF?
On the Ferguson Grand Jury decision to not indict Michael Brown’s killer, Officer Darren Wilson… My pen has been silent up to now. I’ve been sharing my thoughts online since Brown’s death, so I’m not sure what’s new to add here. I’m hurt by the lack of an indictment, but I’m not surprised. Not one bit. While […]Read More AFTER FERGUSON: WHY THERE WILL BE MORE BLOOD
The current immigration fight brewing between the Party of No Brains and the Party of No Guts-in-Chief is another example of why I think partisan politics is a weapon of mass distraction from bigger issues like income inequality, oversized bankers and geopolitical risks overseas. The difference between infants and adults is that the former will […]Read More IMMIGRATION GAME GOES ‘ROUND & ‘ROUND…
My problem with America fracking its way to energy independence—aside from research indicating that fracking is relatively expensive, and the productive lives of fracked wells drop precipitously after two years (See this and this; both are pdfs), thus forcing America to constantly find new territories within its finite borders—is the environmental risk presented to humans, […]Read More LEAVES ARE BROWN, SKY IS GREY – CALIFORNIA FRACKIN’
I want to post some thoughts about the latest APEC summit since most news agencies either ignored key events in the months prior to this meeting, or their approach to distribute “news bits” in the namesake’s most literal way possible prevents the grasp of an emerging new world: America’s status as the all-powerful world leader is being challenged, […]Read More APEC NOTES: WHAT’S LEFT FOR OBAMA, PUTIN OR JINGPING TO SAY?
I know that some of you are screaming “Game changer” in response to this new carbon emissions deal between the US and China, but I’m not nearly as hopeful for a number of reasons. One of my reasons pertains to the terms of the deal, as explained by CNN: Under the agreement, the United States […]Read More US-CHINA CARBON DEAL WILL NOT SAVE THE PLANET
A new release from Tony Allen, the drummer who arguably put the “Beat” in Afro Beat, and a 2-CD set from the unsung Bessie Jones are in my thoughts at the moment… TONY ALLEN FILM OF LIFE 2014 It’s hard for the general public to keep more than one name in their heads when it […]Read More AN ALBUM (OR TWO) IN MY HEAD THIS WEEK (0059)
Today, you’re going to hear two amazing stories on CBS News programs This Morning and Face the Nation—former US President George W. Bush will say that the Islamic State’s rise is his only regret about invading Iraq, and that he was surprised how now-deceased dictator Saddam Hussein remained in Iraq as a sign of disbelief […]Read More TWO STORIES BY BUSH THE SECOND TODAY
Some of you may be offended by me equating the Republican takeover of Congress with political instability—a reference that’s normally reserved for developing nations. But it’s hard to resist posting about the volatile chemistry between Party of No Brains’ new control of Capitol Hill and President Obama, the leader of the Party of No Guts. Just […]Read More POLITICAL INSTABILITY IN AMERICA (AND THEREFORE, THE WORLD)
Equipped with the CIA’s research that covert efforts to arm overseas armies have never, never, never, never, never, never, never worked, why is the US training Iraqi soldiers for an upcoming spring offensive against ISIL? We should say “retraining” since the previous multi-billion dollar investment in Iraq’s armed forces has been a failure. (Laughing) Not sure. Perhaps […]Read More SPONSORED DEATH IN IRAQ, REMIXED