Monthly Archives: June 2012

Iceland – Economy – Review of Cenk Uygur on “The Young Turks” – A Selective Reading of the Evidence, But I Agree, Iceland’s Stand Against Austerity is Worthy of Support – 30 June 2012

http://www.upworthy.com/bail-out-the-bankers-iceland-arrested-them-and-look-what-happened?c=ufb1 I was asked to review a clip of Cenk Uygur’s show “The Young Turks” featuring Uygur commenting on Icelandic economic policies.  What appears below is my review: Anyway, I watched the clip – it’s kind of selective evidence, marshaled … Continue reading

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Iceland – Economy – Review of Cenk Uygur on "The Young Turks" – A Selective Reading of the Evidence, But I Agree, Iceland’s Stand Against Austerity is Worthy of Support – 30 June 2012

http://www.upworthy.com/bail-out-the-bankers-iceland-arrested-them-and-look-what-happened?c=ufb1 I was asked to review a clip of Cenk Uygur’s show “The Young Turks” featuring Uygur commenting on Icelandic economic policies.  What appears below is my review: Anyway, I watched the clip – it’s kind of selective evidence, marshaled … Continue reading

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US – Politics – Bernie Sanders Is Not Only The Conscience of America, But Someone Who Understands Practical Reform – 28 June 2012

http://www.politicususa.com/bernie-sanders-obamacare-decision-call-medicare.htmlVintage Bernie. Love it. Senator Sanders shows, in these remarks, why he remains the voice of America’s conscience.Can I draw your attention to this part of his comments, though? “In my view, while the Affordable Care Act is an important … Continue reading

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US – Politics – “Fast and Furious” is a Scandal Only to the Slow and Incredulous – 28 June 2012

http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2012/06/27/fast-and-furious-truth/  Speaking of Eric Holder…Well, if you were speaking of US Attorney General Eric Holder, after today’s ludicrous declaration in the majority Republican House of Representatives that he is in contempt of Congress, check out this article to see if … Continue reading

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US – Politics – "Fast and Furious" is a Scandal Only to the Slow and Incredulous – 28 June 2012

http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2012/06/27/fast-and-furious-truth/  Speaking of Eric Holder…Well, if you were speaking of US Attorney General Eric Holder, after today’s ludicrous declaration in the majority Republican House of Representatives that he is in contempt of Congress, check out this article to see if … Continue reading

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US – Protest Politics – Occupy Likes John Lewis’s Congressional Walkout Today? – Great…So Why Did Occupy Atlanta Actively Refuse To Hear Him Speak Last Year? – 28 June 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaBFhRsi4Gw  I dare anyone to sit through this extended bird-flipping to one of America’s greatest heroes.It turns my stomach. The idea that Occupy Atlanta protesters could value their anti-politician fetish more than an opportunity to learn from one of the … Continue reading

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Argentina – Foreign Policy – Falklands Dispute Yet More Proof…That Right-Wingers Can Invent Crises – The Difference Is That Fernández is a Democratically-Elected Leader and Galtieri Was a Dictator – 28 June 2012

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/06/27/stephen-edwards-falklands-dispute-yet-more-proof-that-obama-is-a-lousy-ally/  Here’s another one of those “Oh, brother” columns. We’re supposed to take seriously that Barack Obama is not doing enough to resist Argentina’s expressed desire to integrate the Falkland Islands into the country, even though the author of this … Continue reading

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Egypt – Politics – The New President Takes a Resounding Stand Against Iran’s Heavy-Handed Propaganda – 27 June 2012

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/06/27/egypt-to-sue-iran-news-agency-over-fabricated-interview-in-which-morsi-pledged-to-revise-israel-peace-treaty/This is my favourite news story thus far in 2012. An Islamist wins election to the presidency of Egypt, but Iranians are still so creeped out by the idea of democracy in Egypt that they have to fake an interview … Continue reading

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US – Politics – Support Sen. Bernie Sanders Effort to Override the Citizens United Decision – Sign His Petition – Win or Lose, His Fight Is Good For Democracy – 26 June 2012

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/petition/?uid=f1c2660f-54b9-4193-86a4-ec2c39342c6cBefore I get hip-deep in analysis here, I’d just like to cut quickly to the chase. I have an online petition linked here I’d like for my American friends to sign, supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders and his initiative to pass … Continue reading

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Europe – Alle Europäische Menschen Werden Brüder? – Or Is It “Europeanise the Profits, Nationalise the Risk”? – 25 June 2012

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_UnionThe Wikipedia article on the European Union describes it as a “union or confederation”. That’s a fine definition. I have a problem only with the conjunction. It is a union _and_ a confederation.It is essentially an agreement on the part … Continue reading

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