October 22, 2017

THOSE INCREASING STORM SURGES OF RAMPANT NATIONALISM… (…are cultural backlashes against changes within existing conglomerate unity) The post WWII Franco/German entente (pragmatic if not cordiale) hammered out between President Schumann of France and Chancellor Adenauer of West Germany, laid down

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CALIFORNIA IS STILL BURNING… (…and going up in smoke) California is still burning…and going up in smoke, well, most of the northern part of the state that is. Every year the same cycle seems to repeat itself…rain and mudslides in

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PUERTO RICO… (still being treated with disdain and contempt as a step-child nuisance) Ever since we grabbed it from Spain back in the 1890’s, we’ve never figured out what to do with it, or how to really make it a

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HUGH HEFFNER… (the apostle of a hedonistic revolution) Hugh Heffner quietly passed away last week. He was 91. Like many of us he was born between the “Lost Generation” from WWI and the “Greatest Generation” of WWII, thus missing out

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WHAT HAPPENED IN VEGAS… (should never have happened in Vegas) This latest killing rampage by a lone gunman, shooting down from a top story of one of the major casinos in Las Vegas, to slaughter some 58 people and wound

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AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A BOLD STRATEGIC MOVE… (…to stabilize an unstable region and enhance US interests there) The Kurdish people recently held a referendum about what should be considered a historic moment…they’ve openly declared their intent to ultimately become an

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YOU’VE ALREADY BEEN PERMANENTLY GLOBALIZED… (…you just haven’t realized it yet) There seems to be a ground swell of anti-globalization going on these days. Not just here in America, but everywhere else in the world as well. What was once

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THE TRUMPY BEAR… (…or how to cash in on pollical controversy) A lot of folks are wasting their time with all sorts of “resistance” and/or “protest” about President Trump’s method and style as President. Berkleyites (including their university mentors) are

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