Don’t underestimate Vladimir Putin
One of the worst mistakes you make in life is underestimating your opponent. Too often we allow our adversaries to succeed because we disdain them, their beliefs, or their methods and fail to give the Devil his due. A prime example of this is evident in an op-ed in Politico by our former ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul titled Putin the (not so) Great. Vladimir | Read More »
Tales of Heartbreak from the Israel-Gaza Conflict
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Victoria Coates to discuss her upcoming book, David’s Sling, the tragic stories from the Israel and Gaza conflict and what the world may do with a feisty Putin.
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Tech at Night: Russia is still on the move. Where is Snowden?
Edward Snowden’s Russian asylum is set to expire, but he’s going to try to stay there rather than come back to America, despite his stated willingness to serve his time.
Edward Snowden could show the courage that the women have shown, who quit their jobs with RT to expose Vladimir Putin’s lies for what they are. He has chosen not to. Why is that?
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US and EU impose new sanctions on Russia.
The smart set running what passes for diplomacy in US and the EU have released a new array of sanctions against Russia. These are a belated response to Russia’s fomenting a bloody civil war in Ukraine but in reality were only brought on by Russian armed, Russian trained, and Russian led ‘separatists’ shooting down a Malaysia Air passenger jet. In a press conference at the | Read More »
Tech at Night: Just what are Snowden and Putin up to?
Last time in Tech at Night I linked to stories about Edward Snowden and Russia in suspicious and/or hostile positions with respect to the Online Privacy crowd that celebrates Snowden.
The hits just keep on coming though, so at this point we have to ask: Just what are Snowden and his paymaster Putin up to?
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Ron Paul, Rand Paul, and the probable Russian shooting of MH17
With Rand Paul almost certainly running for President, it’s very important we evaluate just what his views are on the issues of the day, and what influences shape what his gut instincts are, which will shape his reactions to the unforeseen issues that crop up during any Presidency.
Given the younger Paul’s constant support of his father’s candidacies, and his currying of favor from his father’s supporters, this means we must continue to look at what Ron Paul says, and look to Rand Paul to support or deny those remarks.
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Could Tensions in Ukraine and Israel Spark Wider Conflict?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the downing of MH 17, what the world’s response will be toward Russia and if this could be a Franz Ferdinand moment.
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The Korean Air Flight vs. The Malaysian Air Flight
President Obama spoke for 38 or so seconds yesterday after learning that a Malaysian Air flight had been shot down over Ukraine. In the process, he said in those 38 seconds that a plane falling from the sky “may be” a tragedy. Conservatives were quick to point out Ronald Reagan’s response to the Korean Air 007 flight in 1983. The shoot down was September 1, | Read More »
Barack Obama On A Shot Down Plane Vs. Ronald Reagan
People say the meanest things about Our Glorious Lead, Oops I mean President Barack Obama. They accuse him of golfing too much and caring too little. Some have even suggested that he has checked out 2 ½ years before he’s supposed to relinquish the Presidency. Today he had a chance to change all that. A Malaysian Airliner was shot down over Ukrainian airspace and it | Read More »
Russia sends aircraft and trainers to Iraq
Nature, it is said, abhors a vacuum. The aphorism applies as equally to politics as it does to science. Back in 2011, the New Yorker had this insightful article on Obama’s disinterested foreign policy: Nonetheless, Obama may be moving toward something resembling a doctrine. One of his advisers described the President’s actions in Libya as “leading from behind.” That’s not a slogan designed for signs | Read More »
Russia is at work destabilizing Poland and so is Obama
While Barack Obama is fixated on his golf game, the United States is undergoing a strategic roll-back in virtually every area of the world. Libya is an al Qaeda haven. Syria seems doomed to partition. Iraq is on the verge of complete and irretrievable break-up. Ukraine has been carved up by the Russians. China is resurgent in the South China Sea. Iran is seizing a | Read More »
Jen Psaki accuses Russia of #WarOnWomen
The state run Russian press has taken to poking fun at State Department spokescreature Jen Psaki. Psaki is probably best know for doing ridiculous things such as the juvenile #UnitedForUkraine hashtag campaign that substituted for an actual US policy. From ABC News: The State Department spokeswoman has turned into Russia’s boogeyman (boogey-woman?) and favorite punching bag as relations with the United States have deteriorated over | Read More »
If Outsourcing is the WH’s Foreign Policy, Then at Least SHUT THE DANG DOOR!
Remember how the Left ranted and raged over American companies outsourcing jobs to other countries? So much so that the Democratically controlled House and Senate introduced bills in 2010, H.R.5622 and S. 3816 that claimed to reduce outsourcing and bring jobs back to the United States. Thankfully they both failed. So where is their outrage over the president outsourcing U.S. foreign policy to the likes of | Read More »
Tech at Night: No privacy regulation until we see evidence people want any.
We missed Tech on Monday because of Memorial Day, but I was sick anyway so it wasn’t happening. Still getting over my cold though, so this tech is about 2 hours late.
Here’s your periodic reminder that kids and teenagers shouldn’t be online unsupervised. Adult sexual predators are actively hunting them to take advantage of them.
Keeping data Internet-accessible is inherently dangerous to your privacy. Internet security is spotty but still users don’t actually quit services that gather their data, as their outrage is always short lived. People want convenience and innovation so I reject calls for bigger government to try to use FTC to enforce a privacy few actually want.
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A Marine’s View of Memorial Day and America’s Defense Programs
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by retired Lt. Colonel Dakota Wood to discuss his meaning of Memorial day as a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Marines, the public’s changing view of our military and the drastic trimming of America’s defense budget.
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