The US news media has focused on the Hype and Circumstance of political celebrities and weather crisis to the tune of keeping America distracted. Personality wars mean ratings. Ratings mean advertising. AND advertising means money … that’s what its all about. So, American voters are still saturated with fluff and nonsense …
This image speaks more to the insanity of building a fence along the Texas border with Mexico.
This wall project has more “un-intended” consequences than have been seriously studied.
If you consider the human factor in this region, the resources for assistance is uneven. The further north this damage goes, the further away […]
UN raises Burma cyclone estimate The UN has sharply increased its estimate of those severely affected by Burma’s cyclone to 2.5m people.
The figure was revised up from the 1.5m previously thought to be in need, following the storm 12 days ago.
Since Cyclone Nargis struck, hardly any foreign aid workers […]
Iran moving into the big league Kaveh L Afrasiabi
Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s three-nation tour of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India and the welter of agreements and understandings reached between Tehran and these governments serve notice beyond the mere issue of energy security and Iran’s expanding role in the sub-continent’s […]
After watching the PBS/National Geographic Documentary: Strange Days on Planet Earth
I tried to remember what kind of educational preparation I received ages ago. I was taught to memorize boring charts about how US Government was arranged. Whitewashed snippets about American History and how […]
It used to be oil for food. Now, its oil substitute OR food. Super Powers are focusing on a dying concept. Cheap energy the old fashioned way is no longer viable. […]
The US State Department rejects wannabe immigrants who have gambled their lives to help Americans. The stories are endless and tragic. Americans promise the world to Iraqis and Afghanis, winning their allegiance and support. Often recruiting them for dangerous translator positions, sometimes making outrageous promises they know can’t be kept. Some collaborators dies […]
Bhutto was key to US plan
Benazir Bhutto was central to American hopes of broadening out Pakistan‘s government from the figure of General Musharraf. Washington helped engineer the political deal that saw her return and now it has seen that lead to disaster, with the loss of one of […]
Cheney: No bailouts, no tax hikes…more oil
The vice president wields considerable power on economic policy. In a Fortune exclusive, the free-market fan weighs in on the credit crisis and his biggest fear. more
• Cheney’s brain trust
• Dick Cheney does the economy