Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Hired Hessians

It seems to me…. “We shall listen, not lecture; learn, not threaten. We will enhance our safety by earning the respect of others and showing respect for them. In short, our foreign policy will rest on the traditional American values … Continue reading

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Fiscal Crisis Response

It seems to me…. “A clear lesson of history is that a ‘sine qua non’ for sustained economic recovery following a financial crisis is a thoroughgoing repair of the financial system.” ~ Janet Yellen[1]. Every major economy realized by late 2008 … Continue reading

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Educational Disparity

It seems to me…. “When you allow racial disparity and institutional inequity to affect one part of the country, eventually it’s coming back to get everyone.” ~ Tim Wise[1]. Many children for some reason continue to make very poor selection … Continue reading

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DR708-16 Mad River/Hayfork 8/15

It seems to me…. “Even when a person has all of life’s comforts – good food, good shelter, a companion – he or she can still become unhappy when encountering a tragic situation.” ~ Dalai Lama. To those of you … Continue reading

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An open letter to Senator Schumer

Originally posted on Fareed Zakaria:
By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, August 13, 2015 Dear Sen. Schumer, When you announced your decision to vote against the nuclear agreement with Iran, you explained your reasons in a nearly 1,700-word statement that is thoughtful…

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2016 Presidential Candidates

It seems to me…. “Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.” ~ George Bernard Shaw[1]. While I normally would support a presidential regime change following eight years of … Continue reading

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