Monthly Archives: September 2014

Is The Economic Sky Falling, Or Settling Gently Upon Us?

Eminent financial guru Bill Mauldin is a professional pessimist; his sky is always falling. And he is as knowledgeable as financial folk get. So when he predicts an eventual end to debt and deficits as a transitional  whimper rather than … Continue reading

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The Business Of America Was Business (Now, It’s Government)

The U.S. is widely known for its wealth, compared to the rest of our planet and that is just as widely attributed to the economic system called “capitalism,” for short. In America, the production of wealth is considered an attribute … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorrected)

Bits and pieces of the recent reality (and unreality) of human experience, arrayed for your information and analysis. A tapestry of current human affairs … The Khorosan Islamic terrorist group that President Obama felt a need to attack in Syria … Continue reading

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The U.S, Russia and China: How Long Can A Weakening Lion Hold Off The Jackals?

Russia and China are threats; ISIS is an annoyance. It is one of some hundreds of such groups, including al Shabab, Abu Sayaf, Boko Haram, the Taliban and many others around the world. It is receiving enormous publicity because it … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t Wars Be Won, Not Just Fought?

After WWII, the U.S. has fought one war after another and so far as we can see, has nothing whatever to show for it excepting South Korea. That is a visible, positive accomplishment. After that: nothing or a situation worse … Continue reading

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Do You Beoeve Your Media And Your Government Today?

In now unnewsworthy Ferguson, MO where Michael Brown, a young black man, was shot by police recently, we read today that, after a candlelight vigil for Brown, the new Brown Memorial burned and that was followed by a crowd invading, … Continue reading

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Will Obama’s Successor Be Murphy? (Or Will We Luck Out Again, Somehow …)

We were ruminating recently upon Murphy and his well-known law, one that like Obamacare, Congress will not repeal regardless of rhetoric. Unlike Obamacare thoug, Murphy’s is a simple law: “What can happen, will happen.” That seems built into our universe … Continue reading

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Have U.S. Stock Prices Repealed The Law Of Gravity?

We have read in the last few days, that the world’s billionaires are buying up a lot of gold bars and now, that they are hoarding cash. We add to that: “He wo has eyes to see, let him see.” In … Continue reading

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Why Do Racist Guns Kill More Blacks Than Whites?

We’ve noted that Chicago regularly posts among the largest numbers of shootings in the country and also has among the most restrictive gun laws. We note too, that an excessive number of victims are black people. We’re told that black … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorrected)

Another week having somehow escaped us, the accumulated bits snared for you are: Chicago  Seven shot dead; twenty-nine wounded. One death was a 16 year old honor student, a black girl who didn’t fit the stereotype. Now of course, she … Continue reading

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