Archive for March, 2007

Income growth and inequality

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

i am an avid surveyor of economic news and data. hence, i am always watching wage and income announcements. i have found it interesting that recent info coming out of the economic waters has shown that income/wages are rising despite some inflation worries over food and energy (read an optimistic article here). What I find [...]

Quick note on Madeline Albright’s appearance on the Daily Show

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

i was amazed last night when ms. albright echoed what i have been saying for a long time about Iran and the Mid-east. she said that most people who talk about what is going on over there in the persian gulf region are completely ignorant about the long and sordid history we have with that [...]

Coast Guard makes teeny, tiny, minuscule, imperceptible dent in drug war

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

the coast guard reported today that they had seized some 20 tons of cocaine off the coast of Panama. combining that bust with another a few weeks ago and the coast guard is celebrating taking some half a billion dollars of cocaine off the market. well, it is no secret that i have always thought [...]

Gitmo Tribunals Provide Terrorist Confessions to…

Monday, March 19th, 2007

just about every goddamn thing that ails US foreign policy. News agency reports are saying that more confessions are coming out of the many gitmo detainees, thereby validating the important policy of detaining men and women of every ethnic origin that is anywhere closely related to Muslim faith or Arabic descent. the Pentagon is reporting [...]

An interesting note on terrorism and poverty

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

it seems an accepted fact that poverty feeds terrorism. well, here is an article that examines some studies done on potential and actual terrorists. to sum up, it seems that would be terrorists are actually more educated than less. interesting.

Scooter Libby Convicted aka Damn those guys are good

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

So my boss and I were watching the verdict get read on tv in the case of United States v. Libby, otherwise known as scooter Libby, former chief of staff to VP dick cheney. Immediately my boss remarked how angry he was that libby was essentially a scapegoat and that the real perpetrators are getting [...]

Ann Coulter makes an ass of her self, again

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

dumbass…read about her use of faggot in reference to prez candidate john edwards here and the financial fallout that is probably gonna happen as a result, here. knockemdown and i went and saw this woman speak once not too long ago. christ, can’t these conservative folks find someone that can make a valid and cogent [...]

A flaw in Kant’s democratic peace theory

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

I have been saying for sometime now that wealth has destroyed the idea of democratic peace theory (you can read about that here). basically the idea, in the original context, was that the spread of democracy would decrease the chance of war. the theory being that since the people are the ones to make the [...]