Category Archives: Politics

Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

I am admittedly am an extremely slow reader.  I started Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt in April 2014 and I am only now finishing it up.  I highly recommend the book.  The book is around … Continue reading

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Rob Ford & Canadian Politics

Rob Ford – I’m not sure what the great accomplishment of this Politico that makes Rob Ford one of more memorable Canadian men of government.  Memorable Canadians of government, how many are there?  I vividly remember around ten years ago … Continue reading

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Remove Jackson: Victory!

Harriet Tubman set replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill.   Remove Jackson was launched on December 3, 2011 and it quickly put the gears in motion for yesterdays announcement of the removal of Andrew Jackson and replacement with Harriet … Continue reading

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New York Self-Parody?

I admit I am sort of a collector/hoarder of Newspapers.  I particular like free papers which I pick up and then put in my bag and don’t get to for a few months.  One paper which I picked up in … Continue reading

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Finance, Drugs, Money, New York and AIDS.

Finance, Drugs, Money, New York and AIDS. Also young man from a blue collar family background determined to make it big with his American Dream.  Only one movie: I thought Wall st. was a pretty good film.  Oliver Stone grew … Continue reading

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About Those Syrian Refugees…

The World is a Mess. It does not seem like a crazy idea to me that a group like ISIS who have expressed a strong interest in carrying out attacks in the west could blend into refugees fleeing the war … Continue reading

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No Good Options…

Taliban or Child Molesters?

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When Not to Put the Law First

…. OK I admit I am a little slow at reposing this response to a July 2 column from the Austin American Statesman writer Ken Herman. I take issue not with gay marriage but with the idea of blindly following … Continue reading

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Greek Thoughts from NOV 2013

I sent this in an email on November of 2013 to another person that attended a conference on the Euro Zone.  It was also attended by Yanis Varoufakis ( before famous leather jacket and motorcycle ) and Alexi Tsipras.  I … Continue reading

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Obama Malaysia and Indiana

I recognize different situations many times need to be treated differently.  Yet avoiding the charges of hypocrisy are sometimes  difficult.   Obama criticizes Indiana Governor Mike Pence over the recently passed State “religious freedom law”.  Which is claimed (probably so) … Continue reading

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