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57 year old Californian male - I've lived in four different countries, USA, Switzerland, Mexico, Venezuela - speak three languages fluently, English, French, Spanish - part-time journalist for Empower-Sport Magazine. I also write four newsletters.

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Friday, June 20, 2014     

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Jogo Bonito - Brazil's World Cup
(11 comments) The biggest sport in the world, Jogo Bonito, is hosting the biggest sports tournament in the world, the World Cup, for the world's largest fan base, 3.5 billion people, and the US could care less.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014     

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Crimea River – The West Wets Its Pants Over the Ukraine
(45 comments) The real story about the current "disaster" in the Ukraine.

Friday, February 21, 2014     

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Nicaragua and China to Build New Canal
(8 comments) The Panama Canal is 20th Century, Theodore Roosevelt technology. The Nicaraguan Grand Canal is now a fact.

Monday, March 18, 2013     

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They [Fill in Nation Invaded by US] Don't Appreciate Our Sacrifice
(1 comments) US indignation at other nations' lack of subservience in the face of American hegemony continues unabated.

Friday, November 9, 2012     

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"Splain, Lucy
(3 comments) Fox News had a victory, nay a landslide victory for their boy, Romney. Oops

Tuesday, September 25, 2012     

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US Mideast Policy -- Everything Old is New Again
(4 comments) We have been singular in purpose in our foreign policy and nowhere is that more apparent than in MENA. This is known as blowback.

Friday, September 14, 2012     

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Romney Suffers From Foot-In-Mouth Disease
Our elected officials have had their share of faux pas in the past, but Romney brings a whole new level of insult to the fore.

Thursday, September 13, 2012     

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Romney's Foot-in-Mouth Disease is Terminal
(4 comments) Mitt Romney can't see to shake his continuing ability to say the most inappropriate things at the most inappropriate moments.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012     

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The End of Free Money, Or How the World's Biggest Welfare Nation Lost Its Privilege
(5 comments) How the US arrived at this point in its history and the inevitable results.

Friday, June 1, 2012     

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Rare Earth Metals and the Petroleum Fight of the 21st Century
(5 comments) Rare Earth Elements are becoming the new battleground of the 21st Century.

Thursday, April 5, 2012     

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Plot to Kill Venezuelan President Chavez's rival Capriles
(6 comments) Brewing controversy in Venezuela to sow dissent and civil unrest before the October presidential elections.

Friday, January 20, 2012     

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The new and revised Preamble to the Constitution
(14 comments) In accordance with the changes in our American way of life, I felt it important to rewrite the Preamble to the Constitution to reflect said changes.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011     

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The Strange Case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn
(1 comments) Beyond Belief - When the news is stranger than truth. Dominique Strauss-Kahn is not only a leading cog in the elitist world, he is the mild-mannered member of the opposition.

Saturday, March 19, 2011     

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The Other Tsunami -- worldwide economic pain
(4 comments) What will happen in the world with the current crisis in Japan.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011     

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Egypt and Tunisia Refresh the Tree of Liberty
watering the tree of liberty comparison between Tunisia, Egypt and the US.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011     

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Egypt and Tunisia Refresh the Tree of Liberty
The Tree of Liberty as seen by an American within the current context of world protests.

Sunday, January 30, 2011     

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The First Ever Internet Coup D'Etat
(2 comments) Tunisia will be known as the first ever internet coup d'etat. Will Egypt be number two?

Monday, October 18, 2010     

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What if They Gave a Sale and Nobody Came?
(1 comments) We all know that Bernanke is going to unload trillions on the world. What if there were no takers?

Friday, October 1, 2010     

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Ecuador - Another Right Wing Coup in Progress
(96 comments) The coup d'etat in Ecuador is just another sign of the right-wing's total disregard for the rule of national and international law.

Friday, July 9, 2010     

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Elecricity for Venezuela - Chinese Funding
(9 comments) Here is a special edition of Electricity for Venezuela where I am publishing a newsletter I was sent by friends who work at Sidor.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010     

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Elecricity for Venezuela - Rednecks in Chavezland
(43 comments) My adventures in Chavezland

Monday, May 31, 2010     

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Electricity for Venezuela - The Strike
(1 comments) I am in Venezuela working on a thermoelectric power plant construction site and posting my daily events

Monday, May 17, 2010     

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Electricity for Venezuela - It's Too Dangerous to Walk Home
(2 comments) Electricity for Venezuela is my attempt to chronicle the events that take place during my work here.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010     

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Elecricity for Venezuela - Breakfast Electric
(3 comments) Electricity for Venezuela is my attempt to chronicle the events that take place during my work here.

Thursday, May 6, 2010     

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Electricity for Venezuela - The Arrival
(5 comments) My trials and tribulations in Venezuela

Thursday, March 25, 2010     

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The Shock Doctrine III - a book review
(8 comments) This is the third part of a three-part series of articles which review the book The Shock Doctrine, by Naomi Klein

Tuesday, March 16, 2010     

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The Medicare Option - How the US Health Care Is Worse than Cuba's
(1 comments) This article is a reprint of my original article from May 12, 2009, and gives compelling evidence that Cuba's healthcare system has surpassed the US system.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010     

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Naomi Klein's Shock Doctrine - a review part 2
(1 comments) This is part two of a three-part review of Naomi Klein's book, Shock Doctrine.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010     

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Is America Worth Saving? Part 3
(1 comments) This is the third in a three-part essay on the question, "Is America Worth Saving?"

Wednesday, February 3, 2010     

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Is America Worth Saving? Part 2
Part II, where I discuss the Domestic Policy, how we got here, some bumper-sticker statements (sorry, these were the ones that came to mind. I know there are many others, Hollywood's influence and edjamacation.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010     

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Is America Worth Saving?
This is a 3-part article which asks a basic question of international import. I think it needs to be addressed in a professional and logical way and the ramifications discussed. Part two will be on the domestic policy and post WWII events. I will outline my premise and give my conclusions in part three.

Saturday, January 9, 2010     

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The Shock Doctrine - the rise of disaster capitalism, a review
(2 comments) This treatise will be in three parts and will review the definition of the term Shock Doctrine, its origins and mutation over time, and what the future holds in store for both camps, those that are still victims of Shock Doctrine, and those who have survived and moved on

Wednesday, December 16, 2009     

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America's Disconnect with the World
(6 comments) A review of the recent Pew Research Poll from two French publications as well as my own.

Sunday, November 29, 2009     

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Will the Growing Unemployment in America Lead to Civil Unrest and Revolution?
(2 comments) What are the effects of increased unemployment on the sociopolitical front of the US?

Monday, October 26, 2009     

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Villa and Zapata – A History of the Mexican Revolution, Part 3: the Civil War and its aftermath
This is a review of the book Villa and Zapata by Frank McLynn. This is the third part of the review which discusses his writing on the civil war itself

Wednesday, October 21, 2009     

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Villa and Zapata – A History of the Mexican Revolution, Part 2: Villa and Zapata – the main players
(5 comments) The second part of a three-part review of the book, Villa and Zapata – A History of the Mexican Revolution by Frank McLynn. This part focuses on the main players as described in the book.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009     

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Part 1: Mexico at the Turn of the Century
A review of the book, Villa and Zapata, a history of the Mexican Revolution, part 1, Mexico at the turn of the century

Wednesday, September 16, 2009     

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US DOLLAR AS CURRENCY OF LAST RESORT
A review of the SDR and one possible scenario upon its implementation

Saturday, September 12, 2009     

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Chapters Twenty-six, Twenty-seven and Twenty-eight: Cuba Today, Summing Up Life and Revolution and After Fidel, What?
(2 comments) The final review of Fidel Castro's audio autobiography, Fidel Castro, My Life. A review of his life's work and the future post-Fidel.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009     

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Chapters Twenty-three, Twenty-four and Twenty-five: Cuba and Spain, Fidel and France, and Latin America
(2 comments) A review of chapters 23,24 and 25 of Fidel Castro's autobiography, Fidel Castro, My Life.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009     

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WINNABLE VS UNWINNABLE WARS (Why the US has already lost in Afghanistan and Iraq)
(2 comments) A critical review of the difference between winnable and unwinnable wars

Wednesday, September 2, 2009     

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Chapters Twenty-one and Twenty-two: The Arrest of Dissidents in March 2003 and the Hijackings in April 2003
(2 comments) Review of chapters 20 and 21 of the book, Fidel Castro, My Life, by Fidel Castro and Ignacio Ramonet.

Sunday, August 23, 2009     

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Chapters Eighteen, Nineteen, and Twenty: Ochoa, Neoliberal Globalization and President Jimmy Carter's Visit
(3 comments) A review of the book, Fidel Castro, My Life, A Spoken Autobiography - Fidel Castro and Ignacio Ramonet, around the topic of the trial of General Arnaldo Ochoa, neoglobalization practices and American President Jimmy Carter's visit to Cuba.

Saturday, August 15, 2009     

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Fidel Castro, My Life - Chapters Sixteen and Seventeen: The Emigration Crisis and the Collapse of the Soviet Union
An indepth review of the autobiography, Fidel Castro, My Life

Wednesday, August 5, 2009     

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Fidel Castro, My Life - Chapter Fifteen: Cuba and Africa
(3 comments) An indepth review of the audio autobiography, Fidel Castro, My Life, by Fidel Castro and Ignacio Ramonet.

Monday, July 27, 2009     

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Fidel Castro, My Life - Chapter Fourteen: The Death of Che Guevara
(3 comments) An in-depth review of the book, Fidel Castro, My Life, examining in detail the life of one of the most enigmatic and influential leaders of modern times.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009     

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Chapter Thirteen: The Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962
(3 comments) A review of the spoken autobiographical book of Fidel Castro, "Fidel Castr, My Life."

Wednesday, July 22, 2009     

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Operation Miracle: Cuban Health Care Gives Sight to the Near Blind for Free
An article on Operation Miracle and Cuba's program to bring sight to those with ophthalmological problems at no cost.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009     

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The US National Soccer Team Wins in the Confederation Cup
A report on the recent American soccer team results from the Confederation Cup held in South Africa in June.

Sunday, July 5, 2009     

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What the New World Order Isn't
(39 comments) An essay on the New World Order

Saturday, July 4, 2009     

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Fidel Castro, My Life: chapter 12 - The Bay of Pigs / Playa Girn
(2 comments) A Book Review of Fidel Castro, My Life: Chapter 12 - The Bay of Pigs. The US invasion of Cuba from the Cuban perspective.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009     

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American Policy Shift in Afghanistan Opium Production, or is it?
(13 comments) A review of the current US policy towards Afghan poppy production from an historical perspective.

Monday, June 29, 2009     

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When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns, and how guns REALLY become illegal
(24 comments) An expos on ridiculous gun slogans and some reality behind illegal guns in America and Amercan's love affair with the gun.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009     

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Fidel Castro, My Life - Chapter 11: The Conspiracies Begin
(4 comments) This is a book review of Fidel Castro, My Life, a recorded oral autobiography of the life of Fidel Castro.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009     

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Guns don't kill people
(34 comments) Gun Control in America and the straw man arguments of the pro gun lobby. Here I discuss the argument that guns don't kill people.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009     

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Fidel Castro, My Life - Chapter 10: Revolution: First Steps, First problems (a book review)
(2 comments) A book review of Fidel Castro, My life, Chapter ten. This chapter deals with Cuba just after the victory of the revolution.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009     

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Fidel Castro, My Life - Chapter 9: Lessons from a Guerrilla War
(3 comments) A book review of chapter 9, lessons learned from a Guerrilla War, from the book Fidel Castro, My Life, a Spoken Autobiography, Fidel Castro and Ignacio Ramonet.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009     

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Fidel Castro, My Life - Chapter 8: In the Sierra Maestra
A book review of the autobiography of Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro, My Life, A Spoken Autobiography

Wednesday, May 27, 2009     

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Fidel Castro, My Life - History Will Absolve Me
A book review of Chapter 6 of Fidel Castro's autobiography, "My Life."

Wednesday, May 27, 2009     

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Fidel Castro, My Life - Chapter 7: Che Guevara
A review of the book, Fidel Castro - My Life, chapter 7, Che Guevara

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