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The Geoeconomic Implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

“China’s belt/road, Silk Road, analysis by former ambassador Chas Freeman, the most sophisticated and enlightened analyst in the world today, is a must read to understand the future economics of the world. It also underscores the silliness of the U.S. continuing to bog itself down in the swamp of the Middle East. The hubris of the president and the Congress will deny us a role in this great future.”

By |February 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on The Geoeconomic Implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

America’s system of checks and balances might struggle to contain a despot

“The troika of countervailing centers of political power (legislative, executive and judiciary) developed by Montesquieu and adopted by our constitutional Framers was made vulnerable to abuse with the rise of party politics.   Political parties, initiated by Jefferson and Hamilton in Washington’s first administration, are anathema to honest government. It is now obvious that  when one party controls all three departments of government, the partisan abuse becomes extreme and destructive of representative government, which we flatter ourselves to call a democracy. This gordian knot can only be severed by direct democracy: a political/electoral process whereby citizens are empowered to deliberately exercise the central power of government — lawmaking.”

By |February 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on America’s system of checks and balances might struggle to contain a despot

THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF CANNABIS AND CANNABINOIDS

This new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers an excellent review of relevant scientific research published since 1999. The report summarizes the health impacts of cannabis and cannabis-derived products.

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF CANNABIS AND CANNABINOIDS

Scientists to Government: Make It Easier to Study Marijuana

The use of herbs and plants to minister to human ills has been around since the beginning of civilization. That we are so ignorant to still deny the obvious research needed to improve the quality life is literally criminal on the part of government and the politicians who make stupid public policy. Even as more and more states allow their

By |January 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Scientists to Government: Make It Easier to Study Marijuana

The “Beatification” of Barack Obama. The “Good Guy” Storyline is Set…

“With Barack Obama’s exit the US is losing a saint.” writes Simon Jenkins in the Guardian, whilst Ann Perkins praises his “grace, decency and defence of democracy”. Lola Okolosie rhapsodises on his legacy of “warmth, love, resilience”. Already the storyline is set – Obama was a good man, who tried to do great things, but was undone by a Republican senate, and his own “sharp intelligence”.

By |January 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on The “Beatification” of Barack Obama. The “Good Guy” Storyline is Set…

US Sen. Warren seeks to pull pot shops out of banking limbo

BOSTON (AP) — As marijuana shops sprout in states that have legalized the drug, they face a critical stumbling block — lack of access to the kind of routine banking services other businesses take for granted. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, is leading an effort to make sure vendors working with legal marijuana businesses, from chemists who test

By |January 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on US Sen. Warren seeks to pull pot shops out of banking limbo

Nationalized Ukrainian Lender Privatbank Has $5.6 Billion Hole in Balance Sheet

This article shows the folly of the U.S. policy of regime change. Our state department engineered the coup that overthrew an elected president of the Ukraine. As they say you break it you own it. This article gives an indication of what American taxpayers will be paying in the years ahead to sustain a failed country created by a failed

By |December 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Nationalized Ukrainian Lender Privatbank Has $5.6 Billion Hole in Balance Sheet