Monthly Archives: March 2015

That Saying About: “Too Good To Be True ..?” In Western Democracies …

There were radio quiz shows that provided impressive prize money to successful participants. We recall one called: “The $64,000 Question” at which the prize was said to be that amount of money, handed out on the spot to its winner. … Continue reading

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News Media’s Movie Set, Financial Reality and Echoes of Palm Sunday

Well, let’s see: The ‘news’ media is helping the Obamafolk hide Russian’s invasion of Ukraine and Chin’s invasion of the Spratly Islands behind ISIS on the Iraqi/Syria border. The media and likely the White House are using the Chinese water … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

A week full of significance, we believe; see how it strikes you … Uber is targeted in Germany and under fire in Paris. (We don’t need no stinking new business models!) A Woman was shot in the head in a … Continue reading

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Does The Middle East Model The World?

It requires a strong grasp of reality to deal with the Middle East. The classic story is of the frog and the scorpion on the bank of the Nile. The scorpion asked the frog to convey him to the other … Continue reading

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Yemen: Arab Invaders, Local Rebels, Iranian Meddlers and Qat.

Ancients today may remember the lyric: “Bloody Mary’s chewing betel nut” from the musical “South Pacific.” Pacific Islanders chewed it for the low grade high it provided, ignoring, as it is addictive, the accompanying red smile it produced. In Yemen, … Continue reading

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Israel Can Handle Enemies; Who Will Save It From Its ‘Friends?’

WWII Axis powers being big time anti Semites, the somewhat less anti-Semitic (and less public about it) victorious Allies magnanimously offered Europe’s remaining Jews their ancient homeland, recently liberated from the Turks. Neither Jews nor Moslems already in residence were … Continue reading

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The Long Road And Short Progress Of Homo Sapiens’ History

Most of us are aware at least vaguely, of Rome; an empire some two thousand years in our past. We marvel at its running water, supplied by aqueducts. At its six story apartments, its fast food joints, paved streets and … Continue reading

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Education Without Scholarship: A Modern Illusion

President Obama’s wish to buy yet more votes with your money presently includes a wish for ‘free’ community colleges for all. Conservative columnist George Will picked at that in a recent column. This gave rise to some thoughts of our … Continue reading

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Wealth Redistribution: The Wages Of Corruption Is Poverty

Confronted by ISIS, an amateur assemblage of semi-trained youngsters riding pickup trucks, the Iraqi Army collectively dropped its tanks, planes and artillery and ran away. That may be a bit hyperbolic, but it conveys the situation. What remains, is why? … Continue reading

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Food Stamps: More than 46 million Americans remain on Federal food stamps after 40 months of our ‘recovery.’ Paying for this is a drag upon the economy, right? (We know, we’re not supposed to notice that.) A Man, thinking to … Continue reading

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