United States
October 16, 2018

Item 26 – Oct 2018

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TODAY’S AMERICAN POLITICAL COMBATS (…are now being waged on the battlefields of our minds) American political warfare has always been waged in a wide-open no holds barred style (and best characterized as the epitome of “sleaze”), but, for the most

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August 22, 2018

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A NEW CLASS OF MAFIA-TYPE DONS (emerging from the matrix of today’s oligarchic mobs) In almost every part of the world, including our own, there is a new class of mafia-type Dons emerging from the matrix of today’s oligarchic mobs.

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August 22, 2018

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DON’T CARE MUCH FOR OTHERS’ CONSPIRACY THEORIES (…so trying our hand at coming up with one of our own) There are all sorts of wild conspiracy theories floating around these days, especially on the Internet, and in what some call

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August 22, 2018

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REFLECTIONS (on yet another of those Fourth of July’s) It’s another Fourth of July, as we greet it with our usual American excessive bombast for it with…parades…choral fanfares…grandstanding oratory from elected officials…booming fireworks…neatly packaged with patriotic displays of red, white,

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May 10, 2018

Item 12 – May 2018

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RESETTING THE NORMS FOR INTERNATIONAL DEAL-MAKING… (…by threats of economic blunderbuss blasts and corrosive quick-lime invectives for emphasis) President Trump’s executive order to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal has reset the norms for international deal-making. Rather than applying conventional

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April 30, 2018

Item 7 – Apr 2018

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MOVING EVER CLOSER TO A FUTURE WORLD CALLED RUSSINIA (as the unintended consequence of present-day actions) The current punitive diplomatic and trade imbroglios with Russia and China are further evidence that the structure of the post-WWII world order, established to

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April 30, 2018

Item 6 – Apr 2018

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A PARTIAL LIST OF PROFILES… (…of some key international players from today’s news headlines) We should never believe that the subject of -international affairs- is either dull or un-intriguing. Far from it because it seems to be a never-ending soap

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April 30, 2018

Item 5 – March 2018

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A CLEAR CASE OF…L’ETAT…C’EST MOI… (…and keep that Congress and Constitution stuff out of his way) At one point during the 2016 presidential campaigns we characterized Mr. Trump’s candidacy as being that of…a man who would be Caesar…but we were

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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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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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