Archive for the ‘America’ Category

April 15th, 2019 - 1:44 am § in America

We Need a Wealth Tax

I am not all that interested in a progressive income tax. For one thing “income” is very easy for the rich to hide.  For example, money earned as stock options may never be taxed until they are exercised but it can be used to take loans at low rates .. and the interest on those [&hellip[...]

April 9th, 2019 - 11:36 am § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

Trump Effs Baseball, Embargoes Cubans From Playing in the MLB

“Yep! when asked whether the move was “more effort to pinch Cuba” Trump’s Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo,  said the administration was “going to do everything we can to pull [Cuba] out” of Venezuela. “ In his last year as President, Barack Obama, a Chicago White Sox fan, [...]

April 8th, 2019 - 9:01 am § in America, China

AFTER TRUMP: China is now Germany’s Leading Trade Partner

China for the first time became Germany’s most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the United States, which fell back to third place behind France, data showed on Friday. German imports from and exports to China rose to 170 billion euros ($180 billion) last year, Federal Statistics O[...]

April 3rd, 2019 - 11:10 am § in America

On the Death Penalty

I agree with the Supreme Court that there ought not be a requirement that execution of criminals be painless.  I also oppose the death penalty.   I suspect that death is for many murderers neither a punishment or a deterrent.  Arguments against the death penalty are overwhelming.  Certainly our[...]

March 28th, 2019 - 9:38 am § in America

U.S. Projected to Add 1.5 Billion Illegal Aliens to Population this Year

(Story adapted in a spirit of sarcasm from original text on Breitbart)  The United States is projected to add about 1,500,000,000 illegal aliens to the American population by the end of the year, should current rates of Catch and Release, border crossings, and visa overstays pan out. This year, the[...]

March 22nd, 2019 - 11:43 am § in America

W. Virginia cops beat a teen senseless and toss his limp body into a ditch

But that’s what he gets for crashing into a police car. Three West Virginia cops took the law into their own hands last November after a teen driver struck a police car, then tried to flee the accident scene. When they caught him, they dragged him from his car, kicked and punched him unconscio[...]

March 15th, 2019 - 12:42 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

Is America Christian?

Many American Christians define themselves by their spiritual commitment to Jesus as the deity made man.  To be a Christian they say you need to accept Jesus as your “savior.”  In the age of Trump. as an American whi is ntio Christian, I find that idea bizarre.  I doubt that Trump see[...]

March 15th, 2019 - 1:24 am § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

Fox Movies to Make New Version of “The Ugly American”

® Walt Disney subsidiary®,  Fox Movies®,  has announced its  intention to release an updated version of “The Ugly American.”  The new version will star Donald Trump in the signature role once played by Marlon Brando. The original “The Ugly American” was produced by Uni[...]

March 10th, 2019 - 1:09 am § in America

A figure in a translucent kimono coyly holds a fan. Another arranges an iris in a vase. Are they men or women?

As a mind-bending exhibition that opened Friday at the Japan Society illustrates, they are what scholars call a third gender — adolescent males seen as the height of beauty in early modern Japan who were sexually available to both men and women. Known as wakashu, they are one of several examples i[...]

March 8th, 2019 - 5:53 pm § in America, Donald Trump

Border Patrol accused of trying to force Muslim detainee to eat pork

A Muslim man who entered the U.S. legally and married a U.S. citizen was detained by the Border Patrol without any apparent justification, although their motivation is clear from the fact they interrogated him about terrorist ties. Adnan Asif Parveen was born in Pakistan, grew up in Spain, and has l[...]