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The Obama endorsement may be good news for Oprah who always seems to need a cause and good news for Obama who needs all the help he can get. It is bad news for the rest of us including some liberals and Democrats.
An exploration of contradictions between American work habits and productivity and American's slipping competitive position in the global workplace.
Hypothesizing about what a presidency under Republican Ron Paul might look like. It might be surprising.
As news was breaking that Senator Larry Craig had pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct (a misdemeanor) for allegedly attempting to solicit sex in a men’s restroom at Minneapolis Airport the first thought that went through my head was, “Here we go again!” But I held back in commenting because my spider sense was all a tingle.
Where and how do doctors decide what drugs to prescribe? From drug company representatives of course. They haunt offices of physicians offering bribes in various forms. This is blatant conflict of interest.
The election of Abdullah Gul as President of Turkey on 28 August 2007 is controversial because of his Islamic background. Now that both the Prime Minister and President have religious backgrounds, his election is widely viewed as a threat to the secular ethos of the Turkish State.
No matter how bad it gets on our tortured planet, you will predictably see George Bush grinning and waving as he goes from chopper to White House.
The really well orchestrated game of France and England started with the Entente Cordiale, to which all other countries are to be outsiders: according to the game's rules, France and England respect each other's zones of influence; they support each other against a third party, and they divert (theoretically, ideologically, academically, politically) all the rest from the nucleus of the Anglo-French colonial machination of eternalizing situations favorable to their interests.
For the Paulbots, trying to defend his use of the Constitution as toilet paper simply has not flown as well as they would have liked. So now they are now trying to convince conservatives and libertarians that the liberaltarian ways of Ron Paul are still best because they are "more" Constitutional than other candidates. Call me skeptical of that.
Thomas Jefferson stated that United States democracy would only last about two hundred and fifty years before the people must decide to rebuild it or let it revert back to totalitarian rule. We have been at it for two hundred and thirty four years now, with sixteen years left to decide.
When most people think about mass genocide, they usually envision brutal dictators intentionally killing their own citizens. Few people, however, consider indirect causes of genocide, but these indirect causes are no less abominable. Without a doubt, the greatest indirect link to mass genocide is Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.
Too many blacks and self-hating, defeatist whites have a problem with white people in elected positions of power and see red until they see black replace white.
The unraveling has begun, watching the talking heads the only thing they seem to agree on is the money being pumped in by central banks around the world isn’t getting to where it needs to go. That’s an easy one, everyone wants to help the leper’s but no one wants to go do it personally.
China is keen to project a positive image with the 2008 Olympics just around the corner. Crackdowns on the press, the closing of NGO's and the arrests of free Tibet protesters and AIDS activists, doesn't help to create the best impression. Nor does the requirement that the press report "only good news" in the lead up to an important meeting of the Communist party.
Is there honor among terrorists? They may not abide by international law or the Geneva Conventions but there is one measure they can never entirely avoid, and that is the standard each of us brings to bear when observing the actions of another. A standard based upon a common sense of human decency and fair play.