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Category Archives: World
Many of us watched in disgust the ministrations of our lawmakers as they preened, lied, cried, threatened, insulted one another and worst of all, showed their unbridled contempt for America as conservatives promised to shut down its government. The Tea … Continue reading
National elitism is a crock of shit. We are no better than the best and no worse than the worst among us. The same is true across the planet. The thing about exceptionalism that few of its adherents recognize is that when one is truly exceptional, he or she need not announce it to the rest of the world. Continue reading
If current urbanization and climate trends continue, by 2050 more than one billion city dwellers will suffer as a dearth of water creates global panic. A study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences predicts that by the middle of the century, an estimated 993 million urbanites will have to make do with a daily water ration of roughly a bathtub full (less than 100 liters [26 gallons]. Continue reading
BENGHAZI, Libya – Wondering why it’s taken the UN so freaking long to do so, Libyans celebrated today as the Security Council Approved air strikes to preempt Moamer Kadhafi’s imminent attack on rebels. The raids can start immediately. Their goal … Continue reading
Here are your compassionate conservatives reveling in Japan’s horror. These are some heartless bastards… Continue reading
Comparing the Japanese Tsunami, a natural disaster, with the BP Oil Spill (a man-made disaster), McConnell deduces, “I don’t think right after a major environmental catastrophe is a very good time to be making American domestic policy. My, how opinions on the right indeed seem to change “with the weather”. Continue reading
We talked at length about many things, the very least of which was politics (which we didn’t discuss at all) since they seem petty when compared with the daily drama played out in real-time by our troops. The bullshit ends there. Reality is ever-present, etched in the faces of our courageous troops and a civilization that while dramatically different from ours, nevertheless shares family, friends, fear, trust, suspicion and the full spectrum of human emotion. Continue reading
We’re often so isolated by the nature of our current military commitments that it’s easy to become preoccupied with petty, everyday things. Yet even as we do so, some of our very best and brightest are giving the full measure of their courage and commitment to preserve our nation. Continue reading