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 »
Putin Twists the Knife in Obama’s Side
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss Vladimir Putin’s NYT Op-Ed, Obama’s credibility on Syria and what may happen next in the hostile Middle East.
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Vladimir Putin Trolls America
Vladimir Putin has decided to troll America with an op-ed in the New York Times. He gets the better of Barack Obama with much of his op-ed, including pointing out that if our rule is we won’t touch countries with nukes it is just going to incentivize countries getting nukes. But he ends with this: My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked | Read More »
Obama Deserves Impossible-to-Prove-a-Negative WMD-Dance with Hans Blix
The President still emphasizes the “credible threat of military action”, but does anyone think Obama won’t seize upon the Russia-Syria WMD proposal as the preferable way out of his red-line corner than congressional vote gambits? Probably not, and given the character of the man Americans inexplicably re-hired to wield our nukes (and continue to wreck the economy), the Putin proposal that Assad turn over control | Read More »
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, Bill Clinton
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, Hans Blix
, Hillary Clinton
, Iraq War
, John Kerry
, Saddam Hussein
, Vladimir Putin
Will Obama Take Credit for Russia’s Potential Syria Deal?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Jim Carafano to discuss the potential chemical weapons deal Russia has brokered with Syria, what this means for tension in the region and what to expect from Obama’s speech tonight.
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Scandal in Putin’s Russia
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a dramatic scandal at the Bolshoi Ballet, what it says about Putin’s Russia and we answer a listener question.
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Responding to Russia’s Adoption Ban
Before the fiscal cliff nightmare came to a head, families across the globe were celebrating the holidays; thoughts of politics being far from the minds of many. Spending extra time with family is often one of the beloved highlights of the holiday break. Yet for so many families in the United States, this past season was heartbreaking. 46 families in particular were forced to focus on | Read More »
ROMNEY WARNS PUTIN or “I Vill Transmit Dis to Vladimir II”
When Barack Obama chose to send a message to Vladimir Putin this spring at the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Korea, he couldn’t have know the mic was on as he conveyed words meant to be privately relayed to the Russian strong man. If a Republican President had done what he did on that day in March the US media would have never let it go and the | Read More »