Category Archives: Iran

With Friends Like These

It seems to me…. “Middle East history is replete with examples of missed and lost chances to make peace.” ~ Richard N. Haass[1]. The Middle East has been a major conundrum for the U.S. since approval of the Balfour Agreement … Continue reading

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Celebrating Christmas

It seems to me…. “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” ~ Calvin Coolidge[1]. While they … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Christmas, Christmas, Druid, England, Family, Friends, Gift Card, Greece, Greece, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Kwanza, Marduk, Marduk, Mesopotamia, Mithra, Mithra, Pagan, Persia, Romans, Rome, Salvation Army, Saturnalia, Traditions, Travel, Winter Solstice, Yule | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recession Anxieties

It seems to me…. “Keynes’s contribution was not just to advocate spending government money in the middle of a recession. Every government had done that going back to the days of the Irish potato famine. What he gave to us … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Asia, Bonds, Brazil, Brexit, China, China, Daimler, Debt, Debt, Deficit, Deficit, Economic, economic growth, Economics, Economy, Employment, Europe, Europe, Factor Intensity, Federal Reserve, Federal Reserve, Financial, financial crisis, France, France, GDP, Germany, Germany, Gini Coefficient, Gini Coefficient, Gini Index, Globalization, Globalization, Great Britain, Great Britain, Gross Domestic Product, human capital, India, Inequality, Inequality, Iran, Iran, Italy, Italy, Japan, Japan, Jobs, Liquidity Crisis, Liquidity-Trap, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, Michael Polanyi, NAIRU, National, Nestlé, Physical Capital, Post-Industrial, Productivity, Recession, Recession, Stimulus, Swizerland, Technology, Total Factor Productivity, Trade, Trump, Wages, Xi Jinping, Xi Jinping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Send Me A Letter

It seems to me…. “As a result of the digital age and the decline of first-class mail, there is no question that the Postal Service must change and develop a new business model.” ~ Bernie Sanders[1]. A mail or courier … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon, Benjamin Franklin, China, Communications, Courier, Egypt, FedEx, India, Internet, Mail, Parcel Select, Persia, Pharaohs, Postage Stamp, PTT, Rome, U.S. Postal Service, Universal Postal Union, UPS, USPS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Last Real Republicans

It seems to me…. “Too often, it seems, conservatives have scorned experts as incompetent, biased, or otherwise worth ignoring because they came up with answers that didn’t fit their politically desired answer. Often, they proclaim experts have a liberal bias. … Continue reading

Posted in Asylum, Budget, Budget, Campaign, Conservatives, Debt, Debt, Deficit, Deficit, Deficit, Department of Education, Dwight Eisenhower, Eisenhower, Elections, Equal Pay, Fannie Mae, Federal Housing Administration, FHA, Freddie Mac, Government-Sponsored Entities, GSEs, Guatemala, Iran, Minimum Wage, National, New Deal, Paycheck Fairness Act, Platform, Presidential, Refugee, Republican, Ronald Reagan, Social Security, Taxes, Taxes, Taxes, Unemployment, Unions, Washington, Whig Party | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Middle-East Conundrum

It seems to me…. “If we’ve learned anything from 15 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s that local people and nations have to secure their own communities. We can help them, and we should, but we cannot substitute … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, al-Qaeda, Aleppo, Arab, Assad, Bagdad, Bahrain, Bashar al-Assad, Bekaa Valley, Bush, Change, Climate, Climate Change, Crops, Daesh, Donald Trump, Drought, Drought, Education, Egypt, Egypt, Europe, Farming, Farms, François Georges-Picot, George W. Bush, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, Islam, Israel, Jihad, Kurds, Lebanon, Levant, Middle-East, Migration, Military, Muslim, Obama, Ottoman Empire, Palestine, Protest, Raqqa, Refugee, Sadam Hussein, Saudi Arabia, Shi’ite, Sir Mark Sykes, Sisi, Suez Canal, Sunni, Sykes, Syria, Taliban, Trump, Wahhabi, Wahhabi Salafism, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2017 – It Was A Year

It seems to me…. “And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke[1]. Another year – 2017 – has now passed. When young, New Year’s was an excuse to party but … Continue reading

Posted in AI, AI, Alexa, Amazon, Apple, Apple, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous, autonomous vehicles, Bush, Canada, Cassini-Huygens, Change, Clean, Climate, Climate Change, Cortana, Cortana, Crime, Donald Trump, Driverless, Education, Egypt, Energy, England, Environment, Fossil Fuel, France, France, Google, Healthcare, Home, Huygens, Immigration, Inequality, Infrastructure, Iran, ISIS, Istanbul, Las Vegas, Manchester, Mexico, Mexico, Microsoft, Microsoft, Mogadishu, Myanmar, Nevada, North Korea, Opioids, Photovoltaic, Power, Renewable, Rohingya, Russia, Saturn, Sinai, Siri, Siri, Solar, Solar, Somalia, Speech Recognition, Syria, Technology, Terrorism, The Onion, TPP, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trump, Turkey, UNESCO, Vehicle, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments