Leave it to me when it comes to peppering America’s Independence Day celebration with quick dive into how the country reconciled its slave-owning system of production with a statement for liberty and independence from Britain’s rule. Like most other chapters in American history were the narrative of virtues cruise closer to B.S. territory, the nation […]Read More Deleting inconvenient contradictions: US Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson and Congress
I guess Russia — and now China — are fed-up with the roles America, Turkey and the Gulf Cooperation Council have been playing to overthrow the Syrian government through supporting terrorists disguised as rebels. In addition to Russia’s military buildup in Syria to fight the Islamic State (ISIL), Al-Qaeda, as well as the myriad […]Read More CHINA’S NAVY JOINS RUSSIA TO END SYRIA BLOODSHED
The Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 is another piece of legislation the US Congress managed to push through before year’s end—in addition to that banking oligarchy-scented spending bill. “Freedom?” This should be Ukraine’s signal to run away… Who—other than Congress—believes a bill authorizing President Obama to enact additional economic sanctions against Russia and provide […]Read More FREEDOM – DEADLY WHEN EXPORTED
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?
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
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 oil refineries? I also kept thinking about something I posted four days ago: This brings up […]Read More BOMBING SYRIA, LIKE THE WAY I FIGURED
I thought you would be interesred in Russia’s 2008 prediction about the consequences of Ukraine becoming a NATO member. According to Wikileaks, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov considered Ukraine joining NATO a military threat. Lavrov also said that the NATO move would split Ukraine in two, start a civil war, and force Russia to consider […]Read More RUSSIA’S 2008 RED LINE IS STILL A RED LINE
How can the Governor of a US state which the University of Montana-Billings, WalletHub, Education Law Center (pdf), and the US Department of Education has ranked near the bottom of national student achievement or state effort lists, gather the nerve to sue the Obama administration over the fear of a federal government education mandate? […]Read More JINDAL IN SCHOOLS TRYING TO GET A REP
I don’t know of many instances where the US militarily intervened in another nation’s affairs which had nothing to do with economics or American hegemony. That’s why I don’t completely buy the current US humanitarian intervention in Iraq. ISIL has been burying Yazidi women and children alive, as well as literally crucifying Syrian rebels […]Read More OH, IT’S NEVER ABOUT OIL!
Look, I’m not an obsessed conspiracy theorist who labors in a grandmother’s basement day and night until he can connect every news item to some American grand scheme for world domination. (Laughing) I’ll offer my previous post as partial evidence. Most people who meet me would say I’m a rational guy who likes to ask simple […]Read More UKRAINE: NOT ABOUT DEMOCRACY