Economics 101

While I have not been shaken from my belief that much of the debt crisis thingy was about both parties ganging up to send the teaparty into needed retirement, I must admit concerns about the agreement reached, with the apparent approval of president Obama.  And it’s not because House leader John Boehner’s boasted that “We […]
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Inna deep hole? Stop digging!

Let’s get one this straight in this ‘debt ceiling crisis thingy’.  There is no crisis.  Both houses will vote to raise the debt ceiling.  The worse that can happen is that the president has the power to do so and will.  There is far too much at stake. What is interesting is how Obama got […]
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I’m back.

I’m back.  I guess I could hype and say “I’mmmm baaaaack!”.  But no, I left quietly and without fanfare and will return the same way.  So why did I stop blogging in the first place? After a while, it seemed so useless… rant after rant without anything changing.  Not that I expected to change the […]
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Deficit Thinking

 It has been a long hot summer and its not finished.  Someone pointed out a common thread in my recent blogs… my constant references to the low intellectual quality of a substantial percentage of Americans. Its not that I hate Americans, but c’mon, its really not difficult to find a prominent story of someone […]
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Of state repression and class apartheid

The People’s National Party was vindicated on their position regarding the extension of the State of Emergency, with the unfortunate but brutally public extra-judicial killing of Ian Lloyd in Buckfield, St Ann.  Yet, it is more than distressing how many people rush to qualify and condone the murder. No matter what Lloyd did, no matter […]
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Moving to the ridiculous

Jingoistic ego and pomposity are bad allies in a war.  Take Afghanistan and the arrest of the taliban’s #2 man, mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. Baradar was arrested in Karachi by Pakistani authorities who were tipped off by American intelligence (always a contradiction of terms).  Great job!   Welllll, not so fast my friend. Evidently, Baradar was […]
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Not in my backyard

Was talking with my sister (she’s Canadian) the other day about the ‘Not in my backyard’ mentality of many people, not just Americans.  She was telling me about plans for alternative energy sources through windmills and how homeowners in an area slated for windmills were against the idea because it would bring their home prices […]
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It seemed like a good idea…

Was gonna rag on Tiger Woods a bit more (what the heck, its the Christmas season) but another distraction came up. Though giving him a pass this week, I must say that from all reports, if he doesn’t go back to golf, he could be a budding porn star, the first cablasian one to boot. […]
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If you stick a knife 9 inches into my back..

Am I going through writer’s angst or is there nothing really interesting to blog about? It’s so bad that I’m taken to book reviews, even though they are really informative books. In high school the only things I was good at were English and history. I love reading history. History is the path leading us […]
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Overdosing on nyquil

Order was slowly being restored… then I walked into a wall… the flu. Man, am I the only person suffering from this? I feel so crushed. Last weekend I ingested so much cough medicine, I could have easily been running a Nyquil drip. That surely can’t be a good thing. But it was between chemical […]
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