It’s That Time Of The (Election) Year

To The Editor: Remember that story that consumed our news media three months ago about the U.S. Department of Agriculture manager who was accused of being a racist? Yeah, remember, she was caught on tape saying she wouldn’t be zealous in helping a farmer because he was white? And it turns out those quotes were […]

Culture War?

Copyright (c) 2010 Scott F Paradis The principle headline in the Outlook section of this Sunday’s Washington Post read: “The New Culture War”, the subheading continued: “On one side, the forces of free enterprise. On the other, an expanding and paternalistic government. It’s time to choose.” The author, Arthur C. Brooks, argues that a liberal […]

Light Bulbs Were Just A Warning Sign

Even after it has passed I still get a lot of emails from readers dumbfounded readers who are in such disbelief that Congress was even trying to pass off on Americans even more socialized medicine than we already have.  They are so shocked that not only had Congress rammed this abridgement of our liberties down […]

BP's Fatal Design Errors

Early in May, BP had built a Cofferdam intended to contain the oil spill. The device was lowered on top of the leaking oil pipes on May 8. After a short period of operation, it froze up. BP decided to remove it. A few days later another device, the Top Hat, was lowered and again […]

Sleepless And Tired East Clobbered By Perfect Storm Of S A D

The sleepless and tired victims of the 2009 and 2010 winter are now suffering the psychological effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). President Barrack Obama has declared the region affected by the “perfect storm” a disaster area and has promised the release of billions of dollars in federal assistance programs. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton […]

CHAOS – COULD THAT BE THE REAL AGENDA?

By G. Hugh Bodell I spent the better part of my professional life understanding and improving on operational processes in the financial services industry.  When a process appeared too complex or confusing close up, we had a standard phrase, “Step back and look down on it as if you were 10,000 feet above it.” The […]

Kyoto Protocol in the Limelight

Representatives of the 16 largest greenhouse gas emitting countries, who met in preparation of the upcoming Copenhagen Climate Conference 2009, concluded that they had settled on the architecture of an agreement in Copenhagen. They also admitted that a binding treaty was unlikely. The problems in Copenhagen are proving once more that the concepts, which are […]

US Military Adventures in the Middle East

US’ constant quest for the control of world’s energy, serves as the main motive behind its arms deals with several Middle Eastern countries. US economic interests can be summarized as to a steadfast quest for the exploitation and control of the world’s oil and energy supplies. This is the reason it invaded Iraq under the […]

Iran is Everybody’s Red Line

I don’t understand why Americans can’t realize that it’s not possible to attack Iran militarily let alone using nukes, short of total insanity. Iran is everybody’s red line on international geopolitical chessboard. It is a geo-strategic fact that neither the United States nor the other three major powers that are Russia, China or Europe would […]

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