Monthly Archives: April 2015

“Last Days in Vietnam,” Great documentary film, very painful, and yet uplifting.

Last night, I watched again the movie, Last Days in Vietnam, which I’d just seen two weeks earlier at a Yale South East Asia Association viewing. Great documentary film, very painful, and yet uplifting. The North Vietnamese communists won, but as … Continue reading

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Tom Friedman: On Trade: Obama Right, Critics Wrong

I am still looking for a synopsis of the new Pacific Trade agreement, but it is significant that Tom Friedman supprorts it. He writes:”With rising disorder in the Middle East and Africa — and with China and Russia trying to … Continue reading

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GOD SQUAD: You can thank Aristotle for the concept of the soul’s life after death

The stuff on Aristotle is fascinating. Howerever, GOD SQUAD: You can thank Aristotle for the concept of the soul’s life afterdeath. ends with another question about Heaven, which I loved. “Q: Something has been irking me for some time, although … Continue reading

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NATO should initiate a No Fly Zone and Protection area in the north of Syria for four million Syrian refugees.

Just a few days ago, the NY Times reported that four million refugees wanted to leave Syria for safer havens. The problem is that the Europeans and Americans don’t want these people.  Should the United States and its NATO allies … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman: Greece on the Brink!

Originally posted on Inconvenient News .Wordpress.com:
For retirees, who are dependent on the market, these dark clouds are worth paying attention to. There appears here, a sad echo between the damaging austerity climate in Europe, and the devastation caused…

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Images Show China Building Aircraft Runway in Disputed Spratly Islands – NYTimes.com

There goes the neighborhood. Images Show China Building Aircraft Runway in Disputed Spratly Islands – NYTimes.com.

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Video of Tom Friedman interviewing President Barack Obama.

This is the whole interview on video, 46 minutes. Not for all, but excellent. Friedman identifies an Obama Doctrine, from strength, engage your enemies in negotiations. Obama has recreated relations with Burma and Cuba. Iran is a bigger enemy to … Continue reading

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Barack Obama has been consistently excellent in foreign policy. The deal with Iran has great potential.

Barack Obama is great president. He has been consistently excellent in foreign policy. This new deal with Iran, might be great improvement for both countries. I have viewed the videos, they are inspiring. Here is the most recommended comment after … Continue reading

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David Brooks: Jews in Exodus depended on song and dance, as well as God.

David Brooks reports in his NYT column, that Jews in Exodus depended on song and dance, as well as God. Apparently, they sang: But if somehow you could pack up your sorrows, And give them all to me….. On Conquering … Continue reading

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A Promising Nuclear Deal With Iran – NYTimes.com

A Promising Nuclear Deal With Iran – NYTimes.com. My favorite comment following the editorial of the NYT: Mark is a trusted commenter Cheboyagen, MI 11 hours ago Let me add my thanks and congratulations to Sec Kerry and most of … Continue reading

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