Putin’s curious response to the MH17 tragedy

It is absolutely amazing that Putin once hailed as an international statesman has descended to the ranks of petty African banana republic dictators by publicly denying Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysian flight 17 and claiming that it was all the fault of Ukraine. To make matters worse Russian pro-government media have pushed their …

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More to Bowe Bergdahl Taliban Swap than Meets the Eye

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s recent release by the Taliban has garnered both support and condemnation. On the surface it looked like the Qatari government used its connections to leverage release of the lone US POW and the Taliban got five top officials in return. The Qatari’s may have got more out of this bargain and the …

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US China Cyber Charges A Shot Across the Bow

Several key events occurred in May. On May 1st,  China moved an oil rig to the Paracel islands, long disputed with Vietnam.  On May 13th in Vietnamese street riots erupted against China, several Chinese nationals were killed and many others were seriously injured leading eventually to over 4000 Chinese being hastily evacuated. On May 15th …

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NBA Rules: Sterlings certain to forever lose the Clippers

According to some leading sports attorneys, the NBA owners will meet at the end of the current 2013-14 NBA season, to end Donald Sterling’s ownership of the Clippers. They predict that the process used and the parts of the NBA constitution to be cited will be designed to ensure that Shelley Sterling, Donald’s estranged wife, …

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Even More to Sterling Clippers Mess

Latest is that Sterling girlfriend V. Stiviano 31 was busted twice at 19 and 21 for shoplifting at an Old Navy’s and Ross Dress For Less. She was known then as Monica Gallegos. In the meantime Stiviano is being investigated for alleged extortion in relation to the famous leaked audio of Sterling. Sterling has vowed …

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Oklahoma: Botched Execution fuels debate

States have the right to impose the death penalty. The law forbids cruel and unusual punishment. At least 4% of death cases could be innocent – Michigan Law School Study released Monday. 1973-2004, 7,500 death sentences,  4% possible innocent is 300 plus. Issues Death penalty has not been shown to be a deterrent. Possibility of …

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Iowa GOP Ousts Ron Paul Libertarians from Headquarters

Today control of the Iowa GOP headquarters has shifted from Ron Paul’s Libertarians to more more mainstream and evangelical conservative Republicans. Ron Paul Libertarians took control of the state party headquarters in 2012. As in other states where the Libertarians led the machinery, this resulted in rifts with mainstream conservatives.  Libertarian causes were usually at …

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Cliven Bundy said the same as Obama

On Sunday June 15 2008 at Chicago’s South Side, then Senator Obama gave a blistering attack on the culture of absentee fathers in black America. “We need fathers to realize that responsibility does not end at conception.” “Too many fathers are M.I.A, too many fathers are AWOL, missing from too many lives and too many …

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Democrats have 2:1 advantage over GOP with Hispanics

Gallup polls indicate that Hispanic support of Democrats is twice that for the GOP. Party support among Hispanics is 32% for Democrats versus 13% for the GOP with a large 50% claiming independent status. However the Democrat leanings amongst  Hispanic independents is a high 51%  with  GOP leanings at only 24%. Going purely by these numbers, …

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Hispanics Grows from 12% to 17% of US population

The Hispanic numbers and proportion in the US has increased greatly over the past decade. From 2000 to 2011 Hispanic proportion of US population has grown from 12% to 17% while the White proportion has declined from 69% to 63%. The Hispanic vote cannot be ignored any prospect of winning the White House  

Elizabeth Warren the 2016 dark horse to watch

Elizabeth Warren’s recently released memoir “A Fighting Chance” speaks volumes about her vociferous denial that she would not be running in the 2016 presidential elections. The release of a memoir is considered a prerequisite for the presidential run. After handily beating Scott Brown for the Senate seat Warren declared that she would strive to be …

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Obama Milks Keystone for All Its Worth

It has become patently obvious that the lack of decisions on the Keystone XL pipeline is due primarily to political considerations and not based on environmental concerns. In 2008 when Keystone was proposed, around 1 million barrels per day of the same Canadian tar sands was being shipped by rail and other means to the …

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Focus on Silver Bullet for Obamacare

GOP needs to remain focused on why Obamacare needs to be opposed. We all sense that the clock may be running out on attacking Obamacare. The Dems had briefly wavered in their support of the ACA with near panic in some quarters immediately following the failed roll-out. In recent days however the Dems have regained …

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S Korea Ship Captain First Off Boat

Its  been reported that the captain of the S Korean ferry that sank last Wednesday with 474 people abroad was one of the first off the ship. Captains abandoning ships is not new but this ship was carrying mainly children from one school. There are only 300 confirmed survivors. Captains of ships and likewise captains …

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