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America’s Landlord (It’s Not Who You Think)

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

According to one theory, oil is the international currency. Might as well be. Now, putting aside all feelgood rhetoric and wishful thinking, let’s ask the unspeakable question — how much is America worth? According to this calculation, the United States of America is worth 400 billion barrels of oil. And it just ...

Do It In The Name Of Heaven, We Can Justify It In The End?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

When we hear the terms Fatwa or Jihad, we often think about radical Middle Eastern extremists whose intention is to impose their religious beliefs upon those they define as infidels. As Americans, we find the declarations of those leaders (Mullahs, Imams, etc.) who support such actions to be offensive and ...

9 Out Of 10 Say High Gas Prices Will Cause Serious Hardship

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Can I get a "No Shit Sherlock" from the group? A recent AP-Yahoo poll shows that consumers don't have a rosy outlook for their financial futures any time soon. Because of high gas prices. From cancelled vacations to finding new jobs, people are struggling to cope with the high price of fuel. ...

Trying to force a regime change in Iran the old fashion way-through covert ops.

Monday, June 30th, 2008

The old fashioned way is using clandestine and/or covert ops by various US governmental agencies. The usual agencies are the CIA and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Seymour Hersh addresses these operations in his latest article for the New Yorker. Mr. Hersh received the information on new covert ops against ...

More On That Plan For A Theocracy…How About Anarchy?

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Take a look at the following video and tell me you can't imagine that extreme religious groups in America could ever trigger the same sectarian strife that currently plagues the Middle East. I don't think the thought is that far fetched...and I'm convinced that the evidence supports the contention that ...

Know Your Enemy

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

After the attacks on 9/11/2001 many Americans pulled their heads out of the sand and began to ask why anyone would want to do anything so horrible to us. Bill Maher famously asked the same questions in what seemed to a too sympathetic way, by going against the common wisdom ...

The Fundamental Problem With Gasoline Pricess….is…..

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

The fundamental problem behind high gas prices is that the supply of oil has not kept up with the rising demand across the world. I Call Bull Shit here - Demand isn't increasing, it's shrinking as prices go up. There has to be more to this than the old ...

Religion, Vets, Teen Moms, Oil, And Mars-Friday Free For All

Friday, June 20th, 2008

We don't do a lot of "open threads" here at BIO, but sometimes it's nice to just open the gates and see where things go. As I browsed through this mornings various news sources, several topics drew my eye, so I thought I'd toss them out here for discussion. Pick ...

At Least America is Still Manufacturing SOMETHING

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Don’t listen to those doom-and-gloom liberals. America does TOO manufacture something: Refugees. According to the United Nations, the number of worldwide refugees went way up in 2007. The ongoing quagmire in Iraq is responsible for a large part of the increase. Afghanistan and Iraq were the two leading countries of origin ...

A Helluva Way to Run a Democracy

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

President Bush's diplomafacatin' negotiators have been working on a new status of forces agreement with Iraq. The negotiations have, for the most part, been behind closed doors - both US and Iraqi. These negotiations also show El Jefe's deep commitment to the concept of negotiating - "I'll tell ya what ...

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