The interesting dynamic that is the relationship between Obama and Putin has a new twist, and it’s one we should welcome:
On Wednesday evening, when U.S. President Obama cancelled his upcoming visit to Moscow, the Russian reaction was perhaps most clear in the way that Vesti, the state’s main propaganda TV channel, conveyed it on [...]
In a recession whose genesis can largely be laid at their feet, Republicans have decided to own up to their responsibility by…wait for it…blaming the victims. Instead of determining how they might lessen the burden on the unemployed- especially the long-term jobless- Republicans have declared war on them.
It’s difficult to understand, much less [...]
The Obama administration is reluctantly upping its involvement in the Syrian civil war. Though the White House offers few details, reports indicate that American personnel will arm and train teams of rebel fighters on Jordanian territory, then send them across the border to fight the Assad government.
This is unlikely to bring a rapid turn [...]
The word Serf as defined by Collins English Dictionary;
Noun; 1. (esp in medieval Europe) an unfree person, esp one bound to the land. If his lord sold the land, the serf was passed on to the new lord.
vassal, slave, thrall, bondsman, varlet, helot, villein, and liegeman.
Serf as defined by The [...]
I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that there’s a vibrant and growing community on the Internet composed of allegedly lucid people who are unshakably convinced that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being framed for the Boston Marathon bombing. Despite the growing mountain of evidence against Tsarnaev and his late brother, and despite the fact that Tsarnaev has [...]
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Reports from the arc of the angry Tea Party movement indicate that, yes indeed, there is a FEDERAL government and yes, it does provide a big payoff to be in one of the five states that comprise Tea Party Homeland. Each and every one of the states on the map receives [...]
Russia is scrapping its agreement with Washington to cooperate on law enforcement and narcotics control, another sign of deteriorating ties between the Cold War-era foes since Vladimir Putin’s return to the Kremlin last year.
The order, signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and posted on the government website on Wednesday, said the agreement, which [...]
David Gregory is now a possible felon for showing an empty magazine, not attached to any gun, on TV. NBC checked, got conflicting answers, prior to the show. The conflict is pretty standard when dealing with multiple government employees. He was showing what they look like, which is information for those who’ve never seen one. [...]
From the NY Times:
Matt Romney, a son of the Republican presidential nominee, traveled to Moscow this week seeking Russian investors for his California-based real estate firm just days before his father is to wrap up a campaign in which he has vowed to take a tougher stance with the Kremlin.
…while in Moscow, Mr. [...]
It’s hilarious to watch Republicans fall all over themselves bashing each other for speaking French in the case of Mitt Romney and Chinese in the case of John Huntsman. Of course, it’s hard for me to get excited about a candidate that speaks a romance language. They are all pretty easy to master. I mean, [...]
Echoes of Pinochet as country’s top intelligence officer is arrested during official visit to Britain over alleged kidnap
When Mongolia’s spy chief stepped off an Aeroflot flight into Heathrow a few weeks ago, he expected a welcome befitting a foreign dignitary arriving for high-level talks with the British government on a new era of intelligence [...]
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych called on Tuesday for constitutional reform that would strengthen his powers and enable him to push through tough economic reform.
Yanukovych said the former Soviet republic needed a new, stable political system led by a “strong president” to guide it through potentially painful structural reforms.
“In order to achieve this we [...]
Over the years, I have traveled extensively. Thirty-seven countries and island nations now. It has been something I relish, and something I strive to do with my life. To engage life. To live. To understand that I Love Life and Life Loves Me. And it allows me to pursue my career as a photographer.
There aren’t many reports from Stratfor I pay much attention to these days. After the predicted that Iran might invade Turkmenistan it was pretty clear that most of their non-Russian analysis was amateurish, at best. But, one weekly document I pay pretty close attention to is the ‘Intelligence Guidance’ which is little more than a [...]
In the summer of 2003 I visited Georgia. I spent almost a week in Tbilisi. One of the most interesting visits I had there was meeting Alex Rondeli. I also met with a young man named Timur Iakobashvilli. The meeting with Rondeli was quite fascinating. He is wise to world in ways that Iakobashvilli was [...]