Trying to have fun with friends and family by discussing important issues that we are facing.

Foreign-policy domestic responsibility rant response.

In response to this post by Captain Rodriguez If we adjust our foreign policy so that we weren't intervening covertly in the matters of sovereign countries we would drastically reduce the risks to Americans.  Behaving morally and peacefully and honestly takes all the wind out of extremism arguments. We should be taking action to improve our foreign policy before debating the finer points of

Frontline documentary on national debt

James recommended that I watch this frontline documentary (  produced by the public broadcasting system  ) and I was expecting it to be more about the current economic crisis and its causes.  Instead it was a hard look at the reality of the United States national debt. In the beginning of the documentary there is a slow zoom into the all seeing eye sitting atop

Obama’s free-trade position… part one.

How is globalization and free trade working for the United States? What does Obama think about it? Obama's position on NAFTA from his website: Obama spokesperson Bill Burton says that Obama all will work to make NAFTA a better deal for American workers.  Including amending NAFTA to include labor and environmental standards. In the Democratic debate on February 27, 2008: paraphrasing... Obama said that

Chomsky on Obama

Noam Chomsky gave his first speech since Obama was elected. I watched it on the democracy website and found that I agreed with most of his comments. I will paraphrase his comments here: Obama is a candidate in which many special interests have invested and will be expecting many favors once he is in office. The public-relations firms that were hired successfully focused on

Thomas Jefferson Nails it

I thought this was appropriate again: "The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin. If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and

Load More Posts