Category Archives: Japan

Olympics Withdrawal

It seems to me…. “I was obsessed with the Olympics. It’s so exciting to see that level of excellence and endurance.” ~ Lisa Bonet[1]. The Winter Olympics of 2018 are now over and it is somewhat difficult to realize that … Continue reading

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Positive Economics And International Trade

It seems to me…. “The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.” ~ Thomas … Continue reading

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Resolving National Conflicts

It seems to me… “Geography is destiny.” ~ Abraham Verghese (Cutting for Stone). While the major world powers believe they have the prerogative to arbitrarily change national borders or create nations without objection from those living in the areas affected; … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Arab/Israel Conflict, Balkins, Borders, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burma, Central Africa Republic, China, China, Crimea, Ethnic, Geography, Iran, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Japan, Japan, Libya, Moldova, Nation, Philippines, President Vladimir Putin, Religion, Rule of Law, Russia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, South Sudan, Turkey, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Time To Say “Enough” To Guns

It seems to me… “Now is the time for a national policy on guns that takes the loopholes out of the laws, the automatic weapons out of our neighborhoods, and the tragedies like today out of our future.”  ~ Boston’s … Continue reading

Posted in Ammunition, Assault, Assault-type, Australia, Automatic, Bullet, Connecticut, Constitution, Control, Crime, Firearm, Gabby Gifford, Great Britain, Gun, Handgun, Homicides, Japan, Loophole, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Rifle Association, Newtown, NRA, Ownership, Rifle, Sandy Hook Elementary, Schools, Shotgun, Show, States, Supreme Court, Swizerland, Violence, Violence, Weapon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

The U.S. Role In A Changing World

It seems to me… “It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts.”  ~ Bill Vaughan, journalist … Continue reading

Posted in Bangladesh, China, Conservatives, Democracy, Economy, GDP, Global, Governance, Growth, Human, India, Interaction, Japan, Modernization, Renminbi, Rights, South Korea, Stability, Vietnam | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment