The End of the Empire?

Historically, there’s always an inflection point where one can point to as the critical factor contributing to the fall of a great power.  For Great Britain, it was the end of World War II and the devastation it faced.  These conditions made it unwieldy for Great Britain to maintain its empire.  The dying days of the Roman empire were marked by moral depravity, the unwillingness of Roman citizens to fight in wars of conquest and, again,... Read More

A new reason for US Asylum–Fleeing from Gangs

Now this is an interesting story about a family seeking safety in the US to escape the clutches of a central American gang.  Like the US, much of the existence of gangs in central America is fueled by the drug trade.  I wonder what sort of precedence this sets for us already here in the US.   Will our families be able to seek asylum in an escape from the gangs here and where exactly are they going to go?  Beyond the economic crisis this nation... Read More

The Next Big Bailout?

This in from one of my favorite financial soothsayers. This guy has been spot on in predicting the financial crisis that has engulfed our nation. Here’s what he has to say about social security. Social Security crunch coming fast Here’s a frightening prediction: The public pension system’s trust fund could go into the red in the next year, far sooner than expected. Will it get the next huge bailout? By Bill Fleckenstein The debate... Read More

Race in Not the Only Reason for Jump in Assassination Threats to Obama

This in from a blogger and commentator I’ve been following for the past few years, Earl Ofari Hutchinson President Obama has gotten more death threats in a shorter period of time than any other president in US history. The legion of right side talk radio gabbers, the GOP induced professional mobsters who commit orchestrated mayhem at health care townhalls,... Read More

Misinformation, Mayhem mar Debate on Healthcare

From the USA Today There’s an old proverb that says a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still getting its boots on. That’s surely true when the lie instills deep personal fears, and lies appear to be in full sprint as the nation’s health care debate goes local. A06-EDIT-10 Some August town hall meetings... Read More

The Birthers

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been reading about this birther situation with Obama.  For those who may not be aware, the Birthers are the people who claim that Obama should not be president because they don’t believe he was born in the USA .  Let me just go on record and say that I don’t agree with the administration on everything it’s done (the bank bailout is my main problem), but there are those who simply go beyond mere... Read More

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