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What a Disaster

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

It's always something. A cyclone wallops Myanmar or Burma or whatever the hell else they're calling themselves these days and close on its heels, an earthquake rattles the fillings from a quintillion Chinese teeth. Both are totalitarian regimes, neither has a long history of doing much for their people as they ...

Gas Prices, Gas Bags, & The Gas Chamber

Monday, May 19th, 2008

No doubt the current energy crunch is a complex equation. A number of factors likely contribute to the rising price of gasoline in the United States. As I understand it, they include the rapidly expanding consumer demand (including China and India), the fact that the U.S. hasn't built a new ...

Drill For Oil: It’s The “Environmentally Friendly” Thing To Solve Our Energy Crisis

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

You have got to love the President unscripted when he has to answer questions that the public doesn't usually get to put before them and rely on the seasoned press pool to do. When he's answering questions, you find out what he really thinks and means. For example, ...

The Olympics: Burning Desire To Make It What It Isn’t

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

The recent Olympic flame protests show that everyone has a burning desire for the Olympics to be something it isn't. For those who condemn China's human rights record, the flame is a symbol of hate and violence. For those who love the Olympics, the flame symbolizes the peoples of the ...

Boycott The Olympics?

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

It’s a tough call. Should we boycott the Olympics in Beijing this summer? This column explores both sides; the pros and cons of boycotting the Olympics. And this column is in favor of a boycott. A boycott would ruin everything for the athletes who’ve spent their lives training for this event. ...

Diplomacy Good.

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

It may be that six party talks have been successful in North Korea. I say "may be" because North Korea is famous for agreeing to something and then, almost immediately, within hours or days, reneging on some parts or all of their promises so it's too early to proclaim this ...

North Korea Ups the Ante

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

By now you’re aware that North Korea fired multiple test missiles on July 4, 2006 as part of their growing nuclear program. Claiming to have up to 8 nuclear weapons in stock, with the new test launches North Korea is trying to show that they can strike the United States ...

China’s Growing Deserts

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

And they say that man has no major effect on nature. Tell that to China. Environmental experts in that country are searching for ways to halt the expansion of two major desert regions in its northern districts, deserts whose expansion of 1500 square miles a year (about the size of ...

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