Patrick L. Smith: US & NATO Restart Cold War + NATO RECAP

Patrick L. Smith

Patrick L. Smith

We restarted the Cold War: The real story about the NATO buildup that the New York Times won’t tell you

Our leaders and media push time-worn nonsense about American innocence, while taking aggressive moves. Look out

EXTRACT

As of this week, leaders who know nothing about leading, thinkers who do not think and opinion-shaping poseurs such as Tom Friedman are confident enough in their case to sally forth with it: The Cold War returns, the Russians have restarted it and we must do the right thing—the right thing being to bring NATO troops and materiel up to Russia’s borders, pandering to the paranoia of the former Soviet satellites as if they alone have access to some truth not available to the rest of us.

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Jun 28

Stephen E. Arnold: Is Amazon Self-Destructing?

Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Amazon, Pages, and Research

Phi Beta Iota: Net net is that Amazon cannot be trusted. There is an opening here for authors creating their own publishing paths that assure integrity of their work while cutting out “service providers” who lack ethics and lack an appreciation for how knowledge works.

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Jun 24

SchwartzReport: US 34 out of 35 on Child Poverty in Developed Nations

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

I find it fascinating that the Republican Party puts Paul Ryan forward as their leading economist in the Congress. I find his budget and policies naive, incompetent, and heartless. Partly as a result of thinking such as his American children by the millions are in poverty. Here are the facts.

U.S. is second-worst of 35 developed nations when it comes to child poverty

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Jun 23

Berto Jongman: US-Russian Combat Losses Over Arctic in March? Repeated in May?

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

It is Sorcha Faal so have to take it with a grain of salt. But it would be  frightening stuff if it was really true.

US General Who Stopped World War III After Massive “Arctic Sky Battle” Targeted For Death

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Jun 22

SchwartzReport: USG Held in Low Esteem

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

No government, particularly no democracy, can long endure when it is held in contempt by the people whose interests it is supposed to represent. Yet month after month, and now year after year that is exactly what is happening, as this Gallup study makes clear.  And yet the subject is hardly mentioned by media or campaigners.

Confidence in U.S. Branches of Government Remains Low

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ confidence in each of the three branches of the U.S. government remains low, with confidence in Congress and the Supreme Court near their all-time lows reached last year. Currently, 33% of Americans have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the presidency, 32% are this confident in the Supreme Court, and Congress is still well behind, at 8%.

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Jun 17