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The venerable comic strip Pogo once made the telling observation that "We have met the enemy ,and it is us." No truer words have been spoken. So now after the turn of a new century, we are faced with a stagnant economy and a declining standard of living, the result of domestic policies that do not work and will never work. We are saddled with empire without the psychic benefits of empire. Our schools are ...

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Last updated 1 week, 1 day ago.
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Last comment by Passinthru 1 week ago
Why is the Islamic World on Fire.

Why is the Islamic World on Fire?

I served in the Egyptian Sinai Desert in 1983-1984 and the Gulf War in 1990-91. What I experienced was a part of the world forgotten for hundreds of years by the West suddenly rediscovered by the West because of the need for oil. The Middle East was colliding with an influx of Western workers in their oil industry, tourists industry, and businessmen. This exposure ...

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Last updated 4 weeks ago.
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Last comment by Bryant 1 week ago
Scotland:Yes or No?

UPDATE: Scotland Overwhelmingly Votes to Stay UK!!
UPDATE: Alex Salmond to step down as First Minister!!

Honestly, a year ago no one was thinking of anything like what may not happen even being a remote possibility....

that is, Scotland pulling away from Great Britain and setting out for its independence...the vote is on September 18th...

Scottish National Party First Minister Alex Salmond, from ...

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Last updated 1 month ago.
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Last comment by Regional 1 month ago
To or not to do - what

I watched the Sunday morning news shows (NBC and CBS) and listened to supposedly qualified pundits – experts, knowledgeable people, or whatever term you prefer – discourse on what we should do about ISIS and the Ukraine. Not once did I hear anyone dare raise the issue of whether we should do anything or not! That these are issues of national security is apparently beyond question.

We interfered in Iran in the ...

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Last updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago.
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Last comment by Passinthru 1 month ago
Map Story Of Ukraine Conflict

why all the fighting in the ukraine....from what started as an internal disagreement turned into a total breakdown of rule and order....

this obvious loss of control over the far away eastern region, long ignored by kiev politicians and feeling very upset about conditions in their cities...

these feelings gave rise to the nascent prorussian proclivities of many of eastern ukrainian residents...now, russians from across the border in rostov-on-don ...

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Last updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago.
Posted in Politics.
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