Tag Archives: Europe

US Racing Industry Selling Doped Horses Abroad for Human Consumption

Being a child of WWII I recall eating horse meat after the war.  I couldn’t really tell the the difference because being of tender years I didn’t have much gastronomic perspective and the only difference I could discern was that … Continue reading

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The Battle Over Austerity: Where Is It Going?

 November 14th was a date for Europeans to get some attention for the condition of society on the other side of the Atlantic.  For many Americans Europe might as well be on the other side of the planet instead of … Continue reading

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Who Really Profits From the Drug Trade?

For the last 40 years we have spent millions on eradication with defoliants on foreign soil, turning youth into felons, and enriching those who profit from prohibition. Some countries have decriminalized, legalized, or tolerated use and offered therapy to users. … Continue reading

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Assange Does Simpsons!

The Simpsons’ 500th Episode, Starring Julian Assange: A Look Back at a One of America’s Most Politically Relevant Shows February 19, 2012  | Assange is one of the most prominent political figures the show has ever scored.  The weird tale of … Continue reading

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How the US Uses the UN Veto – and How it is Used by Russia and China

I understand the use of  the veto to advance national interests but it is interesting to see what these interests were/are.  The 1970s were a long time ago but the ratio of  US vetoes vs China’s and Russia’s vetoes is … Continue reading

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Obama’s “European-Style Welfare Culture”

  The Republican Myth of Obama’s “Entitlement Society” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012 One of the few things Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich agree on is that President Obama is turning America into “ European-style welfare culture.” In his standard stump speech … Continue reading

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Northern Europe: Perhaps America CAN Learn From Europe; or Are We TOO Special?

I’ve been to Iceland – not exactly mainland Scandinavia but close enough for me to have experienced some of the culture.  The weather was good thanks to the Gulfstream’s licking at its shores.  The people are some of the best … Continue reading

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