House Compromises Away Peace, Senate Stands By War Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

The House and Senate have agreed upon a catastrophic military spending bill. The House has happily tossed under the bus the following measures that had been in its version prior to “compromising” by going with what the Senate (and the campaign funders) wanted: Cleaning up Vieques. Justifying..

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West Point Professor Builds a Case Against the U.S. Army Saturday, December 7th, 2019

West Point Professor Tim Bakken’s new book The Cost of Loyalty: Dishonesty, Hubris, and Failure in the U.S. Military traces a path of corruption, barbarism, violence, and unaccountability that makes its way from the United States’ military academies (West Point, Annapolis, Colorado Springs) to..

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Ukrainegate’s Failures Sunday, December 1st, 2019

The weaknesses of Ukrainegate are on display in a new book by Neal Katyal (“with Sam Koppelman”) making the case for Ukrainegate, but titled “Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump.” It’s not, of course, the case against Donald Trump. This is the case against Donald Trump: The man is..

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Borat versus Social Media: Sacha Baron Cohen Comes out Swinging Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Having made a name for himself causing cringing controversy, forging alter egos with the ease of a spam producer, Sacha Baron Cohen (Ali G, Borat, Bruno) has taken a plunge into waters swum by every indignant activist, commentator and show pony worth column space in the media scape. The target is..

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Business as Usual: Evo Morales and the Coup Condition Thursday, November 14th, 2019

There is an inherent bestiality in the politics of the Americas that signals coup, assassination and disruption. No state is ever allowed to go through what is weakly called a transition, except over corpses, tortures and morgues. When a social experiment is conducted, rulers must ensure their..

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Why War Deaths Increase After Wars Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

I don’t know if somebody dumped a bottle of sanity solution into Rhode Island Sound or what the reason is, but Brown University, which has military contracts just like everywhere else, is the headquarters of a group of dozens of scholars and experts working to educate the public about the various..

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Incinerating Logic: Bush Fires and Climate Change Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Despite the Internet, connectivity, and linking technologies, distance has not shrunk the Australian sense of self, an often provincial appraisal of the world seen in slow motion and stills. Whether it’s the “flower revolution” or Michel Foucault, trends and ideas are often delayed, and seem..

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Russian Connections in Albion: The ISC Report Monday, November 11th, 2019

The UK election campaign has kicked off, and merrily confused are the major candidates. The chaotic scene was made a touch more interesting with the refusal on the part of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to clear the release of a report by the intelligence and security committee on claimed Russian..

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All You Need to Know About Cisco CCNP Certification Exam

Cisco is the most world famous networking company. It handles 85% of the Internet trafficking through its systems. It is a multinational co-operation that has 35,000 employees in 115 countries. They are the merit of computer networking systems. Cisco provides the IT certifications that can be used..

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President of Mexico Declines Trump’s Offer of a War Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), the President of Mexico, was not eager to accept Donald Trump’s offer to fight a war against drug dealers. The worst that could be, the worst thing we could see, would be war. Those who have read about war, or those who have suffered from a war, know what..

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Within the Trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Thursday, October 24th, 2019

DAY 1: Jury selection began at 9:00am with nearly eighty prospective jurors filling the courtroom; others were seated on metal folding chairs in a small overflow room watching on a 32 inch screen. Despite a few signal interruptions, we were able to follow most of the proceedings. By lunch break at..

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The Nobel Committee Is Doing Better Saturday, October 12th, 2019

The committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize was right not to give the prize to Greta Thunberg, who deserves the highest prizes available, but not one created to fund the work of abolishing war and militaries. That cause ought to be central to the work of protecting the climate, but it is not...

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Dashain Festival Commemorates Goddess Durga’s Prowess Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

In Hinduism, Goddess Durga is known as shakti and sometimes referred to as Durgatinashini, which literally means “the one who removes all kinds of pains and sufferings”. According to mythology, Durga was created by gods by pooling their spiritual powers together as they wanted to create..

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Dangerous Detentions: Julian Assange and Remaining in Belmarsh Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Much ink has been spilt in textbooks describing situations where autocratic states can behave badly. They abuse rights; they ignore international law and they ride roughshod over conventions. Liberal democracies may boast that they follow matters to the letter of the law, and make sure that..

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Cronies Everywhere Friday, December 13th, 2019

“Western market capitalism” is generally defined as a system in which many economic agents interact and compete in decentralized competitive markets, with the..

The Calm After Britain’s Brexit Election Friday, December 13th, 2019

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