August 23, 2013

THAT RED LINE IN THE SAND… (…means zilch on the ground…) The report of a recent chemical weapon attack in Syria on a rebel held suburb of Damascus, against non-combatant civilians, complete with vivid videos of its effects on them,

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EGYPT…GOING THROUGH BIRTH PANGS FOR DEMOCRACY (…or heading into a violent miscarriage of it instead?) Egypt appears to be falling apart, much like many other countries who heralded the so-called –Arab Spring -.and, instead, is moving in retrograde towards a

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CRIME AND PUNISHMENT USA (… to get away with murder just snitch…part time… for the FBI) James “Whitey” Bolger was finally convicted in a Federal Court in Boston last week. He was found guilty of 17 of the 19 charges

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THE IMPACTS OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES ON OUR INFORMATION AGE (…raising questions about…whither journalism now?) The recent sale of print-media icons like the –Washington Post – and the –LA Times – etc., demonstrates the impacts of new technologies on our information

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AMONG LINGERING WISPS OF COLD-WAR AIRS                                                                             (…as Frosty-the-Snowman Putin and Sam-the-Candyman Obama do a bit of sparring…) Let’s reverse an old adage here by saying: Diplomacy…is the art of warfare by more genteel and less bloody means. So, here we

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