Monthly Archives: July 2013

Tunisia – Is There A Way Out From Permanent Bloodshed In The Middle East And North Africa? – If So, It Will Be Discovered In Tunisia – 30 July 2013

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23496929 Tunisia could end up being very important in the potential resolution of the conflicts threatening the Arab Spring movement in the Middle East and North Africa. As I’ve noted here before, unlike the case in Egypt, a broad “second” … Continue reading

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US – Part Of A Response To Poverty Must Include Admitting That Poverty Is Now A Good Deal More Mainstream Than It Has Been – 29 July 2013

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/exclusive-4-5-us-face-near-poverty-no-work-0 This is one of those articles that you know right off the bat will be read different ways by different people. The headline-grabbing part of this article is the “4 out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near … Continue reading

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US – Mitt Romney – Responsibility Is Also Owning Up To What You Say – 29 July 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/mitt-romney-47_n_3670600.html?ncid=txtlnkushpmg00000037 Oh, I’ll never convince him to take personal responsibility and care for what comes out of his mouth…

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Syria – Okay, Don’t Send Weapons – But Don’t Think You Can Avoid Dealing With The Refugees, Then – 28 July 2013

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/24/syria-refugee-crisis-world I wonder how critics of sending Western military aid to rebels in Syria propose to deal with the extent of the refugee crisis caused by hundreds of thousands people fleeing Syria? It is sufficiently unnerving to me that military … Continue reading

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US – Some Guy Named Jimmy Says America Has No Functioning Democracy – Since That’s The Case, I Refuse To Call Him “President Carter” – 28 July 2013

http://www.care2.com/causes/pres-carter-says-america-has-no-functioning-democracy.html _America_ has no functioning democracy?! Said someone who was elected President? Shall we start by invalidating your election, Jimmy? (Since America has no functioning democracy, I have no need to call you “President Carter” any longer. I mean, it … Continue reading

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US – Bradley Manning – Yes, He Was Naïve – That’s Kind Of The Point – 27 July 2013

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/wikileaks-source-bradley-manning-a-naive-whistleblower-not-a-traitor/story-e6frg6so-1226686742728 This is the defence argument? If the defence wins, I would consider that an absolute vindication of my own view of the matter. Of course, Bradley Manning was naïve! That’s really kind of the whole point. If he were … Continue reading

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Egypt – Syria – How Is Sending Syrians Back To Assad The Spirit Of The Arab Spring? – We Need To Take A Much Closer Look At Tahrir II If That’s What It’s All About – 25 July 2013

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/25/syrian-refugees-suffer-backlash-egypt Unbelievable. Syrian refugees come to Egypt, home of the Arab Spring, thinking that will be the one place where they would be safe from the madman running their own country, who declared war on his own people for having … Continue reading

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