Communal Capitalism and my friend, Nancy Siy!

My friend, Nancy, whom I met at a Beijing Social Club dinner, and who I wrote about in my Saipan Tribune column, sent me this email. Hi Walt, Hope you are well! Since that time that we shared a meal, a lot has happened. I have discovered what I truly want to do- teach Jivamukti […]
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The U.S. Supreme Court is a Hotbed of Politics

I was not surprised to hear Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (photo above, left) compare the individual mandate in the health care reform law to forcing Americans to buy broccoli. Disgusted yes, but surprised no. And I was not shocked to find out he did not know the so-called Cornhusker Kickback was no longer included in […]
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How the Koch Brothers Pursue Their Sinister Ends

  Charles and David Koch (left to right, above) are rich, powerful men who are using their money and power to change America. They seem to represent some dark spirit, some evil force intent on reversing centuries of civilization and reinstating the law of the jungle.  While they are often described as Libertarian, they seem determined […]
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Perhaps the Justices Will Do America a Favor

I wasn’t behind the closed doors when President Obama made a deal with the health care industry but I think I can guess what happened. Being the reasonable man that he is he probably agreed not to go for a single-payer system if the industry would help work out an arrangement providing affordable health insurance for […]
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People Google the Darndest Things! (Narcissism Alert!)

Okay, so I’m mad at Google. In the past, I’ve been elated when someone searched for “I want to date a Jamaican in China.” That was cool. But, yesterday, someone googled “a picture of a healthy Jamaican middle age man” and my blog showed up. What the—?!! I mean, come on! See? Click to see […]
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Xishuangbanna Summer Afternoon

Sounds like the name of a song, doesn’t it? Here’s how I spent many a sunny, summer afternoon while I was in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China. I would visit one of the jade shops on the main thoroughfare and hang out with my friend, Rohanna. Rohanna is from Myanmar, and he introduced […]
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Candidates’ Comments Reflect American Sickness

  The current crop of Republican presidential candidates has attracted a grotesque following. And instead of renouncing the ugliness, the candidates continue to play to it.  I’m sure you know what I mean. As the Republican standard bearer, John McCain had the decency to set a dizzy old woman straight when she suggested Barack Obama was an Arab […]
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A few things we bet you didn’t know about Usain Bolt

1. He loves Skittles and Pringles. 2. He is afraid of deep water. 3.  His choice of Playstation game at the moment: Call of Duty. Find out more here>> OTHER TRACKNEWS Usain partners with Visa for Olympic television ad Don Anderson lauds discipline of Olympians  The Bolt Effect: How chasing Usain Bolt made the world run […]
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