When Governments Start Selling Air – Well, That’s When You Ought To Be Concerned
Do you remember when Enron fell, the company had a huge trading floor selling unconventional commodities, you name it they were selling, buying, and busy trading it, and no it wasn’t just energy units, or excess bandwidth. In fact, they’d probably have had a field day with this latest scheme to sell carbon credits, creating a whole new market basically selling air, or CO2, dirty air that is, well to human, of course the trees and plants need it to survive. But, don’t worry your little self with that, it’s a $10-50 Billion a year industry, and it will put the Chicago commodity traders of today to shame, you thought there was money in oil trading, sure there is but trading air, that’s a gas.What Was the Real Cause of the 2012 Summer Earthquakes in Iran?
It is amazing the number of rumors flying around in Iran right now after the 2012 Summer Earthquakes. Some people are claiming that there was an underground nuclear test. Others are claiming that the Americans used their secret earthquake weapon on Iran, and still others bathed in Islamic fundamentalism believe they are being punished by their God. Okay so, do any of these conspiracy theories or concepts hold water?Egypt’s New Islamic Republic Motif
During the Arab Spring when all the protesters came out in mass against the Egyptian government, people in the United States cheered. It was their contention that our social networks, along with the Twitter platform allowed people to communicate, organize, and stage incredible protests with hundreds of thousands of people. We saw this as “power to the people,” and democracy in action, or was it just a mass mob of hysteria with pent-up tension? Okay so let’s talk.Islamic Sectarian Violence – Can the West Help By Remaining an Enemy to the Middle East?
Ronald Reagan once made a very interesting speech while he was in Europe talking to the other leaders of the world. He said that it was too bad that humans couldn’t all get together in a common cause, perhaps defending against an alien invasion, as it would bring all nations together. That is an interesting thought, and there is a lot of truth to that. To build a team, sometimes it pays to have a common enemy. The problem is if the common enemy is a common human, now we have all the makings for a major conflict.What/Who Is Anonymous?
The question people have been asking is, “who or what is Anonymous?” People have asked if members of this hacktivist group are freedom fighters, vigilantes or terrorists. However asking about members is not the way to get at the meaning of this group. The real question is, on a metaphysical level, what is Anonymous? Or in other words, on a fundamental level, what kind of entity or being is it?China, Philippines, and Last But Not Least, USA
There are two main issues regarding Philippines that are surfacing at the moment; the first is the territorial conflict between the two nations mainly involving the Huangyen islands in the South China sea, while the second is the anti-governmental armed protests in Philippines by the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). One notable point in the two occurrences is that the Chinese believe that the United States of America is deeply involved in both issues – and in a very negative way.Will the Human Race Become Extinct?
Will the human race become extinct? What a joke, impossible. Our numbers runs into billions and the birth rates are not going to stop. I agreed with you all, but have you consider the family tree. In some countries it is diminishing and we are not talking about nuclear, earthquakes, tsunamis, war etc. Some families trees are becoming extinction due to choices made by the individuals…On Your Marks, Get Set, Africa!
Africa, with all its angst and chaotic history and struggle with social upheaval is showing a resilience and sense of survival at which we can marvel. South African Businesses are waking up and scrabbling in an attempt to expand into Africa as it continues to grow.Should Members of Fallen Regimes Be Allowed Safe Haven In the United States?
As the Tunisian, Egyptian, and Libyan regimes fell many members in their group defected prior to the fall, some had been loyal to the US, our CIA, and done business with major US companies here in the states. They may have appeared at times to be going along with the status quo, sometimes negative on America, sometimes not, nevertheless as those regimes came to a close, they couldn’t stay. Many had wealth, and business interests around the world, but where can they go?Should We Allow Family Members of Anti-US Foreign Leaders To Become US Citizens?
Did you know that much of Osama bin Laden’s extended family lived in the US and were quite happy to do so; yet, he himself waged war against the US and US interests. In the end we did get Osama, but he still wanted his offspring to get an American education and live in the US, not in the regions where he lived where there was little true freedom. He wanted the US out of Islamic Nations and their affairs, but he himself certainly liked all that the Western World has to offer.