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Bloomberg Cautions Riots from Jobless – Especially Jobless College Grads

September 18, 2011


The prospect of future social unrest in America just got a boost and press compliments of Mayor Bloomberg of NYC.  When the sons and daughters of those who could afford to send their children to college end up suing their colleges for inflating facts and figures about job availability in the legal profession, you have […]

Obama’s Annoying, Calculated Silence

March 18, 2011


Has Obama learned a thing or two winging his way across the globe on his beloved Air Force One?  Is the country on auto-pilot?  This has been going on since last spring.  There was a period of frenzied activity and eloquent speeches for the fall, 2010 elections and then back to meetings with the Cabinet […]

Libya Bombs Cits. US and UN Forces May Have Legitimate Basis to Attack Gaddafi

March 2, 2011


Here in the US, we awoke to the disturbing news that Libya’s government forces have bombed its own citizens in the town of  al-Brega  in the rebel-held eastern part of the country. [CNN]  Surely the US and the UN cannot stand by and allow this to happen.  There may be legitimacy in their taking action.  […]

Tripoli, Libya: 600 Americans Stranded Aboard – UPDATE – 300 Leave on Ferry

February 24, 2011

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UPDATE:  (25 February 2011) Number of passengers varies but various news outlets are reporting today that the ferry has departed for Malta with about 300 American nationals on board.  High seas may slow the passage but ETA at Malta is estimated at 9:00 PM local time. The ferry has landed at Malta.  It has been […]

Slaughter of Innocents Escalates in Libya; Gaddafi Defiant. It’s “High Noon” 2/22/2011

February 22, 2011

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Tuesday 22 February and in Libya government forces continue their slaughter of unarmed protesters from aircraft and moving cars spraying the crowds with bullets.  Gaddafi’s son went on television to deny these reports as lies.  Gaddafi has not yet left the country and remains defiant in his first televised speech since the uprising began: ‘I […]

Why Wasn’t the Egyptian Army Protecting the Cairo Museum Earlier?

January 30, 2011

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Troops have replaced police and citizens in protecting the Cairo Antiquities Museum.  It is not out of danger yet.  Other sites across Egypt being secured remain in danger as well. The troops should have been deployed earlier for this but perhaps sending in a small unit may have been impossible.  Regardless, they are on duty […]

Citizens Circle Cairo’s Egyptian Museum to Protect Antiquities

January 29, 2011


Friday, Jan 28, 2011 20:26 ET Egypt’s military secures famed antiquities museum To prevent looters from getting inside, citizens form a human chain around the home of King Tut’s gold mask By DIAA HADID and MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press AP A fire at the ruling party headquarters next door threatened to engulf the Egyptian Museum, […]

China Limits Info on Egypt Available on Internet. Deletes Search Term “Egypt”

January 29, 2011


The Chinese government long interested in control of the internet in country has limited information from that source about  the uprising in Egypt.  It has removed “Egypt” as a search term in at a website similar to Twitter and has made information about the turmoil unsearchable. [CBS News] In published articles, only scant bits of […]

Iceland May be First Country to Jail a Head of State for Global Economic Crash

October 5, 2010


REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Thousands of Icelanders angry about the nation’s dire economy protested noisily outside the parliament on Monday, as Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir promised to do more to help the nation recover from its crippling financial crisis. In a speech to open Parliament, Sigurdardottir sought to reassure Icelanders who say the government has […]

Civil Unrest in Europe over Joblessness; Could Hit US

October 1, 2010


A UN report paints a grim picture of the future as economies in Europe, the US and elsewhere face a slow recovery.  Joblessness will be with us for a longer period than anticipated. Global employment will not recover to pre-crisis levels until 2015 if current policies are pursued, creating social tension, the International Labour Organisation […]

SamHenry on the Second American Revolution – or Have I Missed It?

August 4, 2010


When Jack Cafferty asked his audience today if  there will be a second American Revolution a certain number might have said yes; others no and still others might have quietly gone to the bank to take out all their savings, filled the car tank with gas, raided the grocery store and got home to clean […]

There Never Really Was a Melting Pot, Was There

July 27, 2010


YouTube videos of the Brown Berets, a Latino activist group, that arrive at Tea Party and other white protests with  megaphones and tell everyone to go home to Europe are unsettling.  But aren’t the Brown Berets at least 1/2 European?  Aren’t most Mexicans mestizo?  Not necessarily.  But most are and the native heritage seems to […]

Women of Iran: Private Lives; Private Spaces

July 26, 2010


I have not yet read the book, Reading Lolita in Tehran but a synopses of it will entice you to read it as it has me: Nabokov could not have wished for more attentive students than those who met on Thursday mornings in 1995 at the Tehran apartment of Azar Nafisi to study English literature. […]

Gates Affair Discussed More This Week Than in 2009 – Why?

July 23, 2010


You will remember that in the early months of the Obama Presidency, a distinguished professor at Harvard University who was a black friend of the President’s was arrested by the Cambridge Police.  Two men had been seen trying to break into Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates’ residence and the police were summoned. Gates himself was […]

Sorry, Barack. The Next Biggie is Immigration

January 20, 2010

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You can only feel sorry for Barack Obama.  Time and circumstance have not been on his side of late. Neither has is own inability to sort out priorities. He may have slowed the parade of his policies into the legislative halls in Congress, but much of his agenda is already in legislative form and ready […]