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September 21st, 2020 - 6:20 pm § in America, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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September 5th, 2020 - 2:51 am § in America, Donald Trump, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Politics

The wisdom of Smedley D. Butler

by Mark Adams “It has been estimated by statisticians and economists and researchers that the war cost your Uncle Sam $52,000,000,000. Of this sum, $39,000,000,000 was expended in the actual war period. This expenditure yielded $16,000,000,000 in profits. That is how the 21,000 billionaires and mi[...]

September 4th, 2020 - 2:14 am § in China, Foreign Affairs, Misc., Russia

Historians say Truman didn’t order Nagasaki bombing

Once the A-bomb was tested and worked, whether civilians or the military would control it became an issue. Thanks to Truman, it remained under civilian control. Today, the Department of Energy, not the military, is the custodian of America’s nuclear weapons. Everyone knows Truman ordered the H[...]

August 29th, 2020 - 9:37 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Russia

Russians will get in your face when they don’t like what you’re doing

“Two Russian aircraft made an ‘unsafe, unprofessional’ intercept of a US Air Force B-52 bomber on Friday over the Black Sea and in international waters,” according to the US Air Force. “The Russia pilots crossed within 100 feet of the nose of the B-52 multiple times and[...]

August 26th, 2020 - 8:31 am § in China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Israel/Palestine, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Schools & Colleges

The Unofficial 2020 GOP Platform

The GOP hasn’t released a platform (in case you didn’t notice), but that doesn’t mean they don’t have one. They simply don’t want you to see it. So, here’s an unofficial version from David Frum (photo), a conservative Republican and former Bush speechwriter, extra[...]

August 24th, 2020 - 3:22 am § in America, China, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs

What I think of Trump

This article is purely FWIW. I’m only 1 of some 330 million people in this country, which makes me just another person with an opinion, in a country with hundreds of millions of opinions. With respect to the coming election, most people already know who they’re going to vote for, and you[...]

August 5th, 2020 - 11:32 pm § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

Nuclear Taboo in the era of Trump

The Nuclear Taboo is the title of a book by Nina Tannenwald, an academic who specializes in “global security issues, efforts to control weapons of mass destruction, and human rights and the laws of war,” according to her profile here. She works at Brown University. Other people like her [...]

April 20th, 2020 - 9:02 pm § in Foreign Affairs

Questions about North Korean dictator’s health after heart surgery

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un reportedly had heart surgery on April 12, and some reports suggested he was “in grave danger” or at least “incapacitated,” but a U.S. official later clarified that “the concerns about Kim’s health are credible but the severity is [...]

April 1st, 2020 - 5:41 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, Saudi Arabia

Obama’s war

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February 24th, 2020 - 2:16 pm § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Misc., Russia

Why would Putin want Bernie?

Bernie’s foreign policy, based on his website, is at best vague. That worries me but, what I can tell from his history, would very much serve Putin’s interests.  Even where Bernie’s stands have been ones I shared of the last 50 years 2021, is not the 1960s.  Isolationism, opposit[...]