Category Archives: E.U.

Choices We Ignore That Our Leaders Cannot (And We Pay Their Prices)

Europe is quietly (so far as U.S. news reports are concerned) declining to improve economically. It remains Stuck   in its Greatest Depression and can no more find its way out than can the U.S. But there is one very significant difference … Continue reading

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Does Ukraine Have A Chance? Only Putin Knows For Sure …

A bit over a thousand years ago, the Vikings had taken control of northeastern Europe as well as raiding and settling in what is now Great Britain and France. One of them was the ruler of Kievan Rus, known now … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Passing Scene… (Politically Uncorrected)

Our Saturday selection of representative people and events for your amazement, amusement and meant to stimulate something resembling thought… Determined to get to the bottom of its toilet paper shortage, Venezuela has tried price controls, regulations and new law. All … Continue reading

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Gleanings from the Passing Scene…(Politically Uncorrected)

Our passing scene has seemed rich with events that could have occurred on no other planet; we spread this sampling before you for you, not we, to evaluate though our feelings may leak through here and there. Please enjoy! We’re … Continue reading

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Who Will Not Read History, Is Condemned To What?

A large selling point for the European Unions’ formation was the history of endless hostilities in the region. Once WWII was out of the way, the place has been uncharacteristically placid, attesting to the success of the E.U. idea…unless of … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Passing Scene…(Politically Uncorrected)

Israel is getting the business from its ‘friends’ in the E.U and the U.S. Both are pushing Israel to give up its territory, moving back to indefensible borders that existed before it was attacked by its neighbors. This, in favor … Continue reading

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Gleanings from the Passing Scene: (Politically uncorrected)

A potpourri of current stories for you to arrange into a picture of the times in which we live: Bedbugs: vanished with the arrival of DDT; the government outlawed the poison when agricultural use threatened wildlife. The critters have returned … Continue reading

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Obama’s Fudge-it Budget…

The Presidents’ new  Budget is remarkable for two reasons: First, it is the first serious public statement from  a political leader to state unequivocally that benefits cannot be afforded and must be cut, for which unpalatable truth the Prez deserves full marks. … Continue reading

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Test Question (Pick One): We are in RECOVERY or in RECESSION or in DEPRESSION

Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder. Do you know whether we are in recovery (Dems) or stuck in recession (GOP)? The White House clearly states that things are getting better; we’re in recovery. Of course, they’ve been … Continue reading

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Will “The Rape of Cyprus” Be Playing Soon In Your Neighborhood?

When future history notes that financial collapse marked the early years of both the 20th and 21st centuries, the “Rape of Cyprus” may serve to model what followed 2013; at least some highly qualified observers have predicted it. Cyprus reports the latest … Continue reading

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