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March 14, 2018

Item 4 – Mar 2018

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IT MIGHT JUST BE AN INVITATION TO ANOTHER DIPLOMATIC GAVOTTE.. (…and may not otherwise achieve any kind of meaningful outcome) Even when it occurs in its most byzantine and convoluted form, diplomacy generally is preferable to outright conflict, especially if

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March 8, 2018

Item #2- Feb 2018

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REFLECTIONS ON PRESIDENTS’ DAY (…and our abandonment of the ideals they tried to set for us) Old George and Honest Abe must be rolling in their graves about what we have become as a society and nation today, having apparently

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CLOSING OUT ANOTHER…ANNO HORRIBILIS… (and hoping that this next one will be slightly less so…) Not much we can say about this past year of 2017 other than…we’re glad we’re able to be closing out another…anno horribilis…and hoping that this

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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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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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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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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 TWO KOREAS (…residual victims of Cold War conflicts) Most people don’t know this but Korean history reaches far back in time when it was, perhaps, the most advanced culture and society in its region, with its influences reaching out

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A LATTER-DAY VERSION OF JACKSONIAN ERA REMOVALS… (…in support of a politically correct cause-du-jour) The continuing public furor over the events in Charlottesville, is now stampeding elected public officials…Mayors, State legislators, Governors, and members of Congress…to jump onto that bandwagon

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THE CLAMORS OF INTERMPERATE VOICES AND DISTEMPERED MINDS… (…which simply ignite these into mindless disunity and vicious violence)                                The tragic events of Charlottesville, Virginia, are

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