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Forget ObamaCare, Let's Do Syria

It is not good to be in a habit of cynicism, and I try to stay away from it. Let's forget the ObamaCare mess. Now we are going to change the subject and create the Syria mess.

 

Well Done, Mr. President

“… there is the United States’ self-appointed task of world policeman. Wars have always been major but temporary causes of spikes in government debt/GDP ratios. The winners in the post-WWII period grew their way out of their war debt while the losers defaulted. But the US policeman function seems to be a chronic condition and adds to the US government debt/GDP ratio. Since the end of WWII, the country has been involved in what seems like a continuous series of expensive and not always small wars.” ...
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Globalization, Accelerating Technology & Stars

The Four Phenomena Which Will Determine Long Run Investment Performance in the Coming Years ...
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Quantitative Easing - Do The Markets Understand It

Japan and the US – Contradictory Reactions to QE ...
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Bronx Congressman Serrano Mourns Hugo Chávez’ Passing

Earlier today, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died after an extended bout with cancer. Needless to say, Mr. Chávez, a prominent opponent of United States foreign policy whose critics accused him of dictator-style thuggery at home, will not be fondly remembered in many corners of American politics....
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Famous Villain Back In The News

My father taught me the line when I was a child: “A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!”...
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Head Of Hamas Military Wing Killed

The Isreal Defense Forces (IDF) has released video of the strike that killed Ahmed al-Jaabari earlier today. In response Hamas has declared open war....
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Help Palestinian Farmers Grow & Export Their Crops

A small donation of just $25 will buy 50 pepper seedlings for the farmers. Please offer your contribution and help make a difference in people's ...
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Beirut Design Week... A First of Its Kind

The MENA Design Research Center is proud to announce the launching of the first “Beirut Design Week”, a press release said earlier today....
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The Euro, What Should Have Been

"I think more of the little kids from a school in a little village in Niger who get teaching two hours a day, sharing one ...
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Axing A Lot Of Nuclear Power Plants

Energy is the lifeblood of modern economies and there’s no more amazingly useful form of energy than electricity....
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A Different Way Of Looking At China

Hard landing, soft landing, civil unrest, dominant economic superpower – the forecasts flow freely regarding China....
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Bronx Men's Shoes Beard Growing Billboard

Bronx Shoes SA pioneers world's first interactive growing billboard The 3rd of April sees the unveiling of the world's first interactive beard growing billboard in Cape Town. Bronx Men's Shoes, the "Man Enough" brand in South Africa, through Bletchley Park, Cape Town....
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India - A Bric Hitting A Brick Wall

“If you see a Brahmin and a snake, kill the Brahmin first.”         - Old South Indian proverb The Fatal Attraction of Indian Populism India, one of the ...
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Vulture Stalking A Child

Sudan, March 1, 1993....
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Steps Forward & Back For The World’s Nukes

My household has no less than three nightlights that give good service to me and mine. Perhaps you have a nightlight or two yourself. And beyond those useful little devices, of course, there are the regular lights that a person may switch on in the middle of a windless night....
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Ceaseless Change Dominates Our Dynamic Planet

Nothing about Earth history is static or unchanging. That’s particularly true of climate, and thereon hangs more than one interesting tale including recent news of a scientific advance in understanding how past climate has changed....
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More Money, More Instability

Another Wall of Money on Its Way...
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Happy New Year 2019

Dear Friends,
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Damage American Technology Program

The 90 day “truce” agreed to in the G20 dinner between Presidents Trump and Xi is certainly a plus. The world has been spared, at least for the moment, an acceleration of a destructive trade war between the world’s two largest economies.

American Constitution Trumped

Once upon a time Americans were very sensitive on the subject of taxation. They even dumped British tea into the Boston Harbor as a protest against British taxes. And the American constitution was written to give an elected Congress the primary power to impose taxes.
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Happy New Year!

Another year of success and happiness has passed.
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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

Adolf Hitler’s murderous campaign during World War II took the lives of six million Jews.
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Happy New Year

New Year’s Day, which according to the Gregorian calendar falls on January 1, is one of the most popular occasions around the globe. Beyond religion, ethnicity, caste and creed it is a common festivity enjoyed by all. The culmination of the long holiday season, it marks a new beginning, symbolising new hope and a fresh start.
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Finally

Fidel Castro, Cuba's communist dictator for decades, responsible for the murder of many thousands of his fellow citizens, is finally dead at the age of 90.
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The Coming Destruction Of Hong Kong

Hong Kong as I write this is being paralyzed by demonstrations led by idealistic students and left wing Occupy Wall Street types. I spend a lot of time in Hong Kong. But I have to admit. I didn’t see this coming. I never thought this would get this big.

A Collection Of Sayings

-To remodel a house takes one year. To remodel a soul takes a lifetime. -Connecting with nature is connecting with God because God is in nature. -To

How Many British Governors Were Elected By The People Of Hong Kong?

The answer to the above question, for those who did not know, is none. In 1841 under duress the Qing Dynasty ceded Hong Kong Island to the British. From 1843 until 1997, when Hong Kong was handed back to China, all Governors of Hong Kong were appointed by the British government. Nobody cried, nobody complained. But now the so called “Occupy Central” people are holding Beijing to a higher standard.

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Kiran Alvi

is working towards her M.S. degree at Columbia’s Journalism School with a specialization in digital media, covering the neighborhood of East Tremont. Kiran has previously worked for Nile TV in Cairo, Patch.com in West Hollywood and Redondo Beach, and Annenberg TV News and NeonTommy.org in Los Angeles. She graduated with honors from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 2011 with a degree in broadcast journalism and Middle East studies.