Politics

Dan on November 9th, 2016

As an avid reader of history, and a follower of the US political scene –  I have to rank last nights election of Donald Trump to the presidency as one of the most astonishing national events that I have witnessed.  Much will be written in the next days/months/years/decades about how this came about, so I may […]

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Dan on October 26th, 2016

When I read these two articles, I was reminded of the Seinfeld episode where George realized that he has been making bad choices all his life – so he should do the opposite of what he thinks is right. Case in point:  This article discussing how the budget deficit is now increasing due to stimulus points how […]

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Dan on September 29th, 2016

For all the internet has brought is in the last 20 years, perhaps overlooked the most is how much media has changed.  Pre-Internet – news was provided by the Big 3 Networks and your local newspapers or weekly periodicals.  Now you have thousands of sources of news, anybody can publish (for better or worse) info […]

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Dan on August 7th, 2016

It’s been awhile since I have had a US foreign policy rant, so I figured it was probably time.  While the US populace has been distracted by the US Election Show, the administration took the opportunity to expand our militaristic role in the Middle East. The US started bombing ISIS in Libya last week, apparently because […]

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Dan on February 20th, 2016

A surprising frank interview with Ray McGovern – an ex CIA Analyst who appears to be spilling the beans on the ‘Deep State’ running American foreign policy: http://www.salon.com/2016/02/07/intelligent_people_know_that_the_empire_is_on_the_downhill_a_veteran_cia_agent_spills_the_goods_on_the_deep_state_and_our_foreign_policy_nightmares/ The first half of this article is marginally interesting but provides some historical perspective – but the 2nd half picks up speed when discussing Ukraine, Syria and […]

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Dan on January 12th, 2016

A quick rant – though I know this article is over a month old. The latest foreign policy dilemma America is facing: Air Force burning through bomb stockpiles striking ISIL One would think this article is from the satirical site The Onion – but this is a serious new piece.   This quote from the article […]

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Dan on November 7th, 2015

In honor of CISA passing the senate, which is another nail in the coffin of the rule of law in exchange for homeland security,  I thought it would be a good time to post a lot of random stuff on how all the emphasis on intelligence by the CIA and others has grown over the last 60 […]

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Dan on October 26th, 2015

Interesting to see Carl Icahn is creating a $150 million Super-PAC expressly to lower taxes on foreign earnings. http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-10-23/icahn-says-he-ll-use-new-super-pac-to-help-america-and-himself Given his investments that will benefit from a lowering of foreign taxes, this seems like a no-brainer as far as return on investment.  The good news is he is being public and straightforward about his motives. […]

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Dan on September 13th, 2015

Financial media has been abuzz of late regarding Thursday’s Fed meeting where we find out whether or not the Fed raises the overnight interest rate a quarter point.  I am beginning to think this is the Trump-ization of the Fed – much like Trump has brought politics closer to the realm of entertainment – the […]

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Dan on July 19th, 2015

The Donald Trump candidacy has had me stumped as to what he is up to. Many observers believe his candidacy is being powered by some third party (Democrat or Republican leaning), and I can subscribe to that theory.  But what’s in it for The Donald? The one thing of late that has stood out as odd to […]

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