Wow! Did the Sun rise this morning? In HEEUUUGE and shocking fashion, and in the face of a great majority of the political polls and pundits, Donald Trump has proven his detractors and doubters wrong! Donald Trump prevailed and is now President-elect Donald Trump, and he is scheduled to take […]
Watch Boeing’s 787-9 Dreamliner Complete A Near Vertical Takeoff, Together With Some Very Sharp Turns! Wow! I have flown a great deal lately and admit to still worrying about the safety of commercial jets. This was evident on a recent flight when the pilot informed the passengers that it “may […]
The Syrian Civil War has been raging since March 2011. Approximately 250,000-300,000 people are dead, while another 11 million are displaced and continue to migrate to various parts of the Middle East and Europe. All the while, ISIS continues to acquire and hold territory throughout northeastern Syria and northwestern Iraq, realizing their objectives of 1) establishing a Caliphate, 2) enforcing 7th-century Sharia law, and 3) initiating the end-of-the-world Apocalypse by fighting a final battle with the Christian armies of Rome in Dabiq, Syria.
The Keystone XL Pipeline (“XL”) is the 4th phase of the original Keystone project. What the press rarely seems to mention, is that phases 1-3 are already complete and transporting Alberta tar sands bitumen oil all the way to Illinois and Texas refineries. The XL portion is essentially a 2nd wider pipe from Hardisty, Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska, only this new pipe will take a more direct route across Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska. The XL route to Steele City will be much shorter than Phase-1, provide for larger volumes, and enable additional oil from Montana and South Dakota to be added to the mix.
The town of Ferguson Missouri is in crisis after police shoot an unarmed 18-year-old with no criminal record. The St. Louis County police force has fired Tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters, and they also wrongly arrested two legitimate reporters for no clear reason. The police SWAT teams look ready to enter the battle of Fallujah, hardly a force ready to protect and serve their community.
Modern humanity risks eventual extinction from any number of causes, but the most likely will arise from a failure to manage our limited resources, or alternatively, to intentionally destroy each other. Are we the next dinosaurs? Are we the next inhabitants of earth to prove unable to sustain our species and civilization?
Is it unreasonable to view the current developments in Ukraine simply as a natural progression of the Soviet Union dissolution? Of course we can declare outrage, violations of International Law, and disrespect for sovereignty; but after ignoring these bedrock principles in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and elsewhere; are we simply reaping what we have sown?
Does the West prefer Russia to be an Evil Empire? Unfortunately we are now unsure which Empire the West desires, a perceived arch-enemy, Cold War style evil Russia; or a United States hegemony, once again embracing the Neocon dream of another evil Empire—our own?