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President Promises Executive Action on Gun Control

January 15, 2013

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With fears being ramped up in some quarters about all guns being taken from citizens the way the Nazis seized the guns of their citizenry in 1928, President Obama is, in many minds, shadowing Hitler in promising executive action on gun control. Many believe that armed Jews would have prevented the holocaust.  But the specter […]

In 1994, SamHenry Read About Today in “The Atlantic Monthly”

November 11, 2011


Robert D. Kaplan is a visionary. Highly controversial but with a well-informed historical perspective, in a seminal article in the Atlantic Monthly (February, 1994) titled “The Coming Anarchy,” he wrote about survival in a post-cold war world. I never forgot it and, in point of fact, have moved that issue of the Atlantic with me […]

Enough! Now You’re Prejudiced If You Worried About Gov Christie’s Weight – CNN

October 8, 2011


Rebecca Puhl, Director of  Research at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale has coolly”observed”  what she termed “media frenzy” over Governor Chris Christie’s weight during the period of his considering a run for President.  She drew a parallel with other types of stereotyping such as  gender and race lending “weight” [pun […]

China Investors Taking Over Europe – Taking Advantage of Economic Turmoil

August 5, 2011

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The Muslim militants in Europe talk a good game and pull off terrible, costly attacks but the Chinese “invasion” may, in the end, be more debilitating. Consider that the Chinese are investing in the most troubled, peripheral countries Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal.  40% of Chinese investment in Europe is in these countries: Why pay […]

Al Qaeda Establishes An Emirate in Libya.

February 24, 2011

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In the midst of the chaos raging throughout Libya, al Qaeda has quietly established an emirate within its borders.  According to the Bing dictionary, an emirate is a political territory that is ruled by a dynastic Muslim Monarch styled emir.  We are more familiar with the UAE or United Arab Emirates consisting of Abu Dhabi, […]

Demonstrations Friday in Iraq; Ahmadinejad Predicts Upheval Spread to Europe and N. America

February 23, 2011


Iranian leader/oppressor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has predicted that the Upheval in the Middle East Will Spread to Europe and North America.  He should read On My  Watch. SamHenry has been predicting this in a couple of recent posts.  Caution: you don’t need to get a graduate degree in geography with a minor in migration to see […]

US Press Could Spark A War In Their Enthusiasm for a Good Old Disaster

January 28, 2011


This afternoon, Wolf Blitzer almost lifted off the ground with excitement at events unfolding in Egypt and Jordan.  He kept repeating how serious it was in a tone that suggested that the winds of war were so strong, he might just get his kite out of the closet and fly it. This evening, there was […]

Nasty Disconnect: Todd Palin’s Alleged Affair Will End Sarah’s Political Career

January 24, 2011


Google Todd Palin and Affair and you will find multiple articles concluding roughly this: Accusations of infidelity are nothing to toy with and have prevented more than one hopeful for seeking a presidential seat. In the 2008 presidential election, two of the main Republicans speculated to run prior to the primaries, Rudy Giuliani and Newt […]

China and Commodities: The Americas Do Not Want to Be the Next Africa

January 13, 2011


These are the latest headlines compliments of Wikileaks: WikiLeaked: China’s next president lashed out in Mexico against ‘well fed foreigners’ Posted By Josh Rogin Wednesday, January 12, 2011 – 6:21 PM Share Not much is known about Xi Jinping, the expected next president of China, but according to a newly public WikiLeaks cable, Xi has […]

Oil Prices – The “Whys” Behind the Rise

January 13, 2011


One very excellent theory is based on the fact that the dollar and the price of oil ARE connected. Oil is priced in US dollars. As a result, when the US dollar gets weaker against other currencies, it becomes cheaper for oil to be purchased in other currencies. As a result, falling dollar values, which […]

If You are Intolerant, This is Not the Blog for You

January 13, 2011


SamHenry has observed events since the shootings in Arizona.  In the past tragedies of this scope have brought us together.  Now they only serve as platforms for further political insults and worse. As we grow more intolerant, SamHenry has tried to keep a footing and watch the compass.  It is difficult.  Disapproval of the views […]

Let’s Leave John Edwards and His Children Alone to Adjust and Bond

December 8, 2010


It was Elizabeth Edwards’ greatest wish that her children with politician John Edwards (from whom she was separated) look to him when she was gone.  Six months ago she sat down with  Larry King and took on this and other issues in preparation for her leave-taking (transcript of the July 4th interview is here).  She […]

Bill Maher: When Did He Become a Respected News Analyst?

December 5, 2010


Fareed Zakaria is a very bright individual.  Mumbai produces thousands of them and they all hit our shores at one time or another only these days they opt to go back to Mumbai.  His Sunday morning program, Fareed Zakaria GPS, is a joy because he goes out of is way to engage people from around […]

Sarah Palin Misstep Alert #2 for Election 2012: Encouraging The Sarah, Michelle and Rowland Menage a Trois

November 25, 2010


During election 2008, Sarah Palin repeatedly took a tack that saw her running against Michele Obama or some other non-elected DC “celebrity.”  She was in a fight for the Presidency/Vice-Presidency not for head of a commission on lifestyles or eating  habits.  She’s still at it having recently taken off after Michelle’s program “Get Moving.”  Why?  […]

Further Fiscal Meltdown From Union Wages, Unemployment, Rising Commodity Prices

November 20, 2010


The lame duck Governor, Chet Culver of Iowa has agreed to an unbelievable union contract presented three days after the November 2 election. It will cost residents over $100 million: The wage hike plan would give members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, better known as AFSCME, a 2 percent across-the-board […]