Russia and the West– On the Cusp of a New Cold War
I’ve never been a Robert Gates fan. I’ve always seen him a more of a pale, man-in-a-gray-flannel-suit-type apparatchik. My lack of enthusiasm for Gates and all his works was made more acute when he agreed to stay at Defense as a beard for Barack Obama’s decidedly un-masculine vision of the military. My views shifted a bit when his memoir hit the streets and refreshingly confirmed | Read More »
The G8 Suspends Russia: Too Little, Too Late or a Good Start?
Yesterday, the West took a small step towards recognizing Russia for what it is: a rogue state that will operate outside international norms to aggrandize power and territory to itself. The G8 officially suspended Russia from membership because of its ravaging of Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea. “International law prohibits the acquisition of part or all of another state’s territory through coercion or force,” | Read More »
Tech at Night: Commissioner O’Rielly makes a great point on reform. Tor users point out the mote in Apple’s eye.
FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly makes a great point about how to approach FCC and Communications Act reform. Assume regulators will abuse it and write defensively.
Yet another Tor child pornography ring has been caught, so why exactly should I cry if Tor users are claiming Apple is ignoring problems? These guys are ignoring the critical problem of serious crimes on their network, after all.
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Joe Biden Goes To Poland, Allies React With Dismay and Terror
The NATO alliance is facing the most significant test of its solidarity since the nuclear freeze movement of the early 1980s. Ukraine, not a NATO member but a participant in the NATO Partnership for Peace program, was invaded by Russia. A fake independence referendum was generated in a Russian majority enclave. The results of that referendum were used by Russia to annex a part of Ukraine.
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What La Raza Learned From Vladimir Putin About Barack Obama
Last guys don’t finish nice. -Saul Alinsky There is a lyric from an old Nine-Inch Nails song titled “Head Like A Hole” that describes how to properly negotiate with Barack Obama if you want him to respect your wishes. He understands power exactly the way Saul Alinsky taught him how to understand power. Here’s how you deal with a man who believes at his core | Read More »
Russia v. the Crumbling West
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Dr. Ariel Cohen to discuss the escalating crisis in Crimea, the economic ties between Europe and Russia that complicate this problem and why this may be a sign that the post-WWII Western power alliance is crumbling.
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Bibi to the Rescue
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com At first glance, it might seem surprising that a bunch of guys who loathe the military as much as Obama and his playpen pals do, are so obsessed with looking tough. But if you put it in perspective,it begins to make sense. Do you recall how those Choom Gang guys used to hang around the flag pole out in front of the high school, | Read More »
World Markets Watch Situation in Ukraine and Bitcoin Gets ATMs
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the reaction of world markets and the dawn of Bitcoin ATMs.
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The Ukraine, America and The GOP
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. Mao Zedong Every crisis contains two facets. There is, of course, the problem. This is why risk-averse, beneficent individuals would prefer that crisis periods occur as infrequently as possible. A crisis will also present an opportunity. This is why risk-hungry, non-benevolent individuals never want to see one | Read More »
Ukraine Looking for Financial and Political Stability in Wake of Revolution
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Ukrainian revolution, the financial state of the country and how Russia’s involvement in forging a lasting peace.
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Vlad to the Rescue
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com The wise folks who stuffed Obamacare down my throat decided I wasn’t capable of choosing my own insurance plan. Ever attentive to my needs, they established the Health Insurance Marketplace where I could go and find a federally approved plan. The last three days I have gone to the only place I am allowed to buy health insurance only to see this: “We have | Read More »
Arab Spring Cleaning
Arab Spring Cleaning by Michael Goodell http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com After watching last week’s events unfold, I have three comments to make about the remarkably nimble performance put in by president Barack Obama’s foreign policy team. 1) Over the years I have been known to criticize our president. Many have suspected that there was nothing he could do that would please me. Which is untrue. I can and | Read More »
Put Vladimir Putin’s name in the Little Book.
You know, the one with Later For YOU written on the cover. The United States and Russia agreed Saturday on an outline for the identification and seizure of Syrian chemical weapons and said Syria must turn over an accounting of its arsenal within a week. [snip] Senior administration officials had said Friday the Obama administration would not press for U.N. authorization to use force against | Read More »
Federal Court Rules ‘In God We Trust’ Will Remain on Coins and Currency
Lost in a busy news week dominated by Syria, Putin, Obama’s bungling, and the 9/11 anniversary, was an important federal court ruling on September 10, resulting in a victory so that the motto, “In God We Trust” could remain on all U.S. currency. The Associated Press reported: A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking removal of the words “In God We Trust” from U.S. coins and | Read More »
America’s exceptional faith
Today we got to enjoy Vladimir Putin’s critique of American exceptionalism at the New York Times: My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. | Read More »