An interesting experiment is underway in New York. As a result of two policemen being executed, for which we express all condolences to the families of all who have been murdered by guns, the Police are working-to-rule (a Union term for Going Slow), and their productivity has plummeted.
However, the already very low crime rate […]
This week New Zealand, home of the Kiwi and having more sheep than humans, becomes the 24th founding member of the Asia Infrastructure Bank (AIIB).
The first “developed country” to join the institution – although we’d not call New Zealand ‘Developed,” but would agree it has Western Values. Superior values because it plays Rugby, 45 […]
Obama recently listed what he’d like to accomplish in his last two year, or as he referred to it as his last quarter. It’s a given that congressional support for any policy of Obama’s short of re-introducing slavery, indentured servitude or other actions rolling back both the 20th and 10th centuries will be opposed by […]
The US is blaming North Korea for damaging Sony, thereby executing the best PR campaign for a limited release “B” rated movie ever seen.
This follows the Hollywood mantra “There is No Such Thing as Bad PR.”
Before this incident many had not heard of, nor intended to see “The Interview “and it was scheduled […]
In a new long range weather forecast designed to predict the spread of Neo-Imperialism from West to East, a severe new cell of potential Neo-Liberalism is being reported in the Caribbean, and is expected to make landfall on Cuba, so Batistering the Island Nation into a Neo-Liberal dream.
The Bateristing of this new Ukraine […]
Is the United States fascist? Is it becoming a Fascist state?
Such accusation are freely offered, and thrown around, often without the discussion of the full meaning of Fascism. We need to start with a definition, because the term ‘fascist’ is often misused, leading to confusion. Here’s what George Orwell said, in 1944:
…the word […]
Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests..
(Palmerston, who was no slouch when it came to Imperialism).
Let’s examine the evidence:
Middle East in Chaos US Pushing NATO to Russian Borders US Oil & Gas Production rising sharply Russia major energy supplier to Europe & China Middle East Oil […]
Rebuttal to BroadbandforAmerica’s letter to the FCC regarding Regulation for the Internet We have responded by appending our comments to their letter. Our comments are below:
For more than a decade, America’s broadband companies (including companies that depend on the broadband ecosystem) have worked to ensure that their customers can enjoy access to world- […]
Huge college debt, poor no job prospects and declining wages is no recipe for success.
And while we are at it, Where are the Prosecutions on Wall St, Single Payer, Jobs, Ending Wars Quickly, Control of the Intelligence Community, Full disclosure of trade Treaty Drafts, and Amnesty for Immigrants?
All these are Executive (Presidential) Actions. […]
We believe there is a strong case for Internet Providers to be regulated as “Common Carriers” by the FCC. Our reasons follow.
Over the last several years, there has been some controversy over the role that the FCC should play with regard to telecommunications companies. In part, this controversy has been fuelled by the right-wing’s […]
This is the centrist viewpoint (from the Nelson Report) in DC regarding the Ukraine:
SUMMARY: the only unambiguously good news we can report on Ukraine is that US Embassy dependents and “non-essential” staff seem to be safely evacuated, many to Warsaw, where by all accounts US Emb Warsaw has done a fabulous job setting up […]
Interesting presentation of the history of the Syrian conflict. Meyssan reports from Damascus
Truth as an Issuez by Thierry Meyssan VoltaireNet Nov 21, Creative Commons
French President Francois Hollande and President Barack Obama full of themselves
What has been happening in Syria for the past three years? According to NATO and GCC media reports, […]
Via New Security Beat:
Did Hurricane Sandy change the discussion about climate change in the United States? In this latest episode of the Wilson Center’s Dialogue program, Senior Wilson Center Advisor and Ohio University Professor Geoff Dabelko joins host John Milewski to discuss the potential impact of Sandy on climate policy and dialogue in the […]
Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Hugh White, author of The China Choice: Why America Should Share Power, talks Asian-Pacific geopolitics with Anatol Lieven:
David Cenciotti on “the first successful arrested landing on the Liaoning, China’s first Aircraft Carrier by a made-in-China Shenyang J-15, a multi-role Gen.4.5 plane“:
Purchased in 1998, the Kutznesov Class 60,000 ton aircraft carrier, previously named “Varyag”, will be used to test qualify Chinese pilots flying with the navalised J-15 as well as to […]