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Arshad M Khan is a former Professor. Educated at King's College London, Oklahoma State University and the University of Chicago, he has a multidisciplinary background that has frequently informed his research. He was elected a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Chartered Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers. He has been a CPA and CMA in the U.S. as well as a Registered Professional Engineer. For many years he has contributed occasionally to the print and electronic media.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 30, 2017
a Chilling Documentary, the UN Discusses the Rohingya and an International Judges Tribunal Declares Genocide A chilling documentary completing famed French director Barbet Schroeder's Trilogy of Evil looks at a Rohingya instigator. The UN takes up the Rohingya issue for the first time in eight years. An international tribunal declares genocide. And Aung San Suu Kyi's portrait is removed at her Oxford alma mater.
Bashar al-Assad, From WikimediaPhotos
(50 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 9, 2017
Assad Is Not an Idiot Discusses the details of alternative claims in the current war of words in the Syrian Chemical attack. Why would Assad do such a thing?
global warming graphic based on word frequency, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Trump Tweets Scorn As Weather Disasters Sweep World Trump scorned global warming and the world hit a temperature record according to scientists. Here are some facts and also what scientists expect will happen in the Arctic regions.
Ambassador Nikki Haley visit June 2017, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 24, 2017
Is the U.S. Losing Its Clout? A look at the UN votes on Jerusalem, the threats made and ignored by the vast majority of countries, as well as Trump's misguided tweet threats. Why is no one listening?
From pixabay.com: American Flag Images ? Pixabay ? Download Free Pictures960 × 504 - 269k - , From GoogleImages
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 6, 2018
Oh Say Can We Really See ... Independence and hegemonic powers is the subject of this article.
$Trillion dollar boondoggle F-35, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 7, 2019
Unusual Independence Day Military Display -- An Iran Bluff or Could It Signal a War? A discussion of America's military power and how it is projected. Is Iran in the sights now?
U.S., France Celebrate Alliance at Bastille Day Parade, From GoogleImages
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 16, 2017
Trump Escape, Washington Troubles, and Clorox for Democrats Trump's Paris trip ends and he returns to Washington and his son's gaffe. The Democrats are hardly squeaky clean. What should they do next?
(54 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Climate Change and Human Activity: Proof for the Skeptic This article discusses some effects of climate change and furnishes proof of human activity contributing to it. It explains the science of measuring delta13C, the change in an isotope of carbon, and how it signifies human involvement.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 23, 2019
The Real Reason Trump Backed Off on Iran Article discusses reasons, political and military, why Trump called off the war against Iran.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 12, 2019
Is Bait and Switch a Signature Trump Move? As on the border wall, Trump has a habit of saying one thing and then deftly switching it -- the Mexicans were going to pay for it and now we are. The same is true for other issues.
Live | Teenage activist Greta Thunberg gives speech at UN Youth Climate Summit Subscribe to our channel: youtube.com/c/euro news?sub_confirmation=1  Watch our LIVE here: youtube.com/c/euro news/live  Subscribe ..., From YouTubeVideos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 23, 2019
Thank you Greta -- the young lead in the Climate Crisis From strikes to personal determination, Greta Thunberg is an example for the rest of us. The damage we cause just by our way of life is inordinate. We have to change. And some of the changes are actually good for us ... like eating less red meat.
Greta Thunberg at the Parliament, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 27, 2019
The Climate Action Summit Fiasco Article dissects the climate action summit in New York.
Trump Administration Cho Cho, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 3, 2018
The Nightmare that Is Trump Trump's ridiculous proposals, proclamations, bombast, threats, and tweets. The White House railroad junction of comings and goings, and Putin lays it on the line. Ouch!
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Thanksgiving Also Means Giving Thanks for Our Planet Article looks at the state of our world in light of the new emissions report from the UN. What we have to do now.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 3, 2017
Did the U.S. Teach North Korea's Kim a Lesson? A look at Kim Jong Un's thinking as he confronts the U.S. nuclear weapons have become a form of insurance for small states. Kim Jong Un has seen what happened to Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. He abandoned his quest for nuclear weapons in exchange for economic progress and rapprochement with the West. It was a fatal miscalculation. Libya was destroyed and he lost his life.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 3, 2017
U.S. Healthcare Fails to Deliver The article looks at the U.S. system in comparison with other countries, observing that good healthcare is ultimately good for the country as a whole.
The Rapture, From FlickrPhotos
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 25, 2017
Two and One Half Minutes to Armageddon The article looks at a general climate of violence within and without, and the high stakes game being played against Russia. The Union of concerned Scientists is certainly concerned enough to have moved the minute hand of its Doomsday Clock.
recycle bin, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 3, 2019
Can Recycling Really Solve the Environmental plastics Problem? Article reports on recycling of plastic waste, its pervasiveness in general, landfills and composting, its presence in oceans not just on the ocean surface, as is often assumed, but at depths to more than 1000 meters, and possible solutions including biodegradable plastics.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 8, 2018
Who Is Smarter, Dogs or Cats? And a Word on Raccoons ... New scientific research on carnivore brains reveals interesting results.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 17, 2017
The Grenfell Horror: What's a Life Worth? The article discusses the London fire and why it grew so rapidly. The reason turned out to be cheaper insulation behind new cladding. It raises the question of regard for human life?
Old Man Standing on Edge, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 3, 2019
Suicide and Happiness Article examines the painful statistics of suicide and compares them with happiness.
Venice, Italy, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 18, 2019
Venice Is Flooded-A Look at Our Coastal Future In view of the recent floods in Venice blamed by the city's mayor on climate change, this piece looks at the future of coastal flooding based on the latest research. It is not a comforting story.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 1, 2019
On Monopolies -- from Standard Oil to Google and Amazon Standard Oil was so large, it had to be broken up into 34 companies. What is the future for the likes of Google?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 23, 2019
Trump's Tariff War, Brexit and East Asia Spats ... Stocks Plunge Brexit problems, South Korea and Japan acrimony, and Trump's tariffs--the final straw for the stock market. Does Trump know what he is doing?
Bahamian destruction, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 7, 2019
Hurricanes, Melting Greenland Ice, Rising Sea Levels and a Teen's Courage The record hurricane Dorian, the record ice melt in Greenland and sea levels at new highs are all part of the reason a teen is devoting her young life to spearheading young activism on climate change.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 8, 2020
An Acquitted Trump Deploys New Nuclear Weapon and Democrats Start the Self-Flagellation of Primaries A brief look at a week of the SOTU address, impeachment trial result, and leading Democratic candidates. Believe it or not there is a new nuclear weapon that could actually trigger a nuclear war, and Trump has already deployed it.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 16, 2019
The Microplastic Threat to Life This article examines the threat of microplastics to health.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 28, 2019
Dying Wildlife on a Warming Planet Puffins, fish, polar bears, sea turtles ... If fish decline, so does a food source for humans and the water birds that feed on fish, and as insect pollinators decline, so do our crops and the plants around us.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 26, 2019
When Boris Became Prime Minister ... Looks at the new cabinet and many more than usual firings as Boris takes revenge. Perhaps not the smartest move given the thorny issues facing him.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 29, 2017
How much Do You Trust NPR? The Venezuelan Referendum The opposition in Venezuela held a referendum of its own prior to the scheduled vote to elect delegates for constitutional change. The article analyzes NPR reporting.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 7, 2019
Two Cases -- Impeachment and Genocide Article discusses the Trump impeachment case and the Rohingya genocide case to be heard next week at the International Court of Justice.
Nuclear Grunge Symbol, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 24, 2017
Is Trump about to start another war? If Trump keeps up the pressure imposing further sanctions, how soon before the extremists in Iran secure an upper hand and the deal falls apart? Could an unwinnable war (Iraq and Afghanistan are living examples) and/or a nuclear Iran be the consequence?
Women's March on NYC 2019, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 19, 2019
Rebukes and Worries for Trump The piece looks at how trump fared with the 'squad of four' and his worries through his own game playing with Iran.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 10, 2020
If You Like Wars You'll Love Joe A brief analysis of Joe Biden's activities throughout the years ... by no means complete.
Hurricane, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 21, 2017
Seven Good Reasons Why Climate Change Is No Hoax, Mr. Trump Looks at hurricane intensity, data from across the globe and new research to show climate change can not be a hoax.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 29, 2019
Warming Ocean Currents Affect Weather and Environment The article explains the ocean currents circulating water around the globe, and how they affect our weather.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 7, 2019
Scandinavia Veers Left plus D-Day Reflections as Trump Storms Europe Elections in Denmark show reduced tolerance for immigrants. D-Day ceremonies, Trump in hog heaven with the royals, and some thoughts on peace.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 24, 2020
Trump and US Foreign Policy -- What's Happened? A brief survey of US foreign policy in recent years and its shortcomings.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 19, 2019
The Turkish Gambit The article reviews the thinking behind the Turkish invasion of Syria, and the uncertainties of war coupled with its unexpected consequences.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 6, 2017
The Story of 'O' The article describes how zero originated and its importance in modern life.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 5, 2019
Trump Impeachment and a Boris Brexit Article discusses simultaneous challenges to legislatures on both sides of the Atlantic. Trump challenges Nancy Pelosi to hold an impeachment vote. Boris Johnson defiant on Brexit but may come around ... or maybe not.
Boris Johnson, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 1, 2019
Will Boris Be the Last Leader of a united Britain? A look at the current political situation in the UK.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 19, 2019
From West to East a Somber Week Death and strife in a week that saw one tragic result of plastics in the seas; Kim firing off missiles in pique at the slow progress of his deal with the US; an effort to oust Boris in the UK; and the perennial problem of Kashmir where the stakes have been suddenly raised and two nuclear-armed nations are facing off.
Trump & Modi!, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 9, 2019
Schweitzer's Reverence for Life in the Age of Trump and Modi Article examines Schweitzer's 'Reverence for Life' in the context of present-day leaders like Donald Trump and Narendra Modi.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 26, 2019
Climate Risks and Wildfires, Glacier Melt, Flooding plus ... an Antelope Climate change exacerbating earth disasters and threats to wildlife.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 16, 2020
A World in Distress Article discusses wildfires in Australia and COP26 in Glasgow, with a passing reference to the meeting on safeguarding species in Kunming, China. Links are given for those wishing to explore the topics further.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 13, 2019
Do You Know Your Wealth Number? Did you know people are assigned a wealth number based on net worth? This article looks deeper into it.
FEMA - 34534 - Horses in a flooded Missouri pasture, From WikimediaPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 26, 2018
Weather Disasters, Climate Change, Human Options Increasing frequency of global warming enhanced disasters, and resource depletion leave few rational options for humankind.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 21, 2020
Can Anyone Beat Trump? A look at the different Democratic candidates for viability following the debate on Wednesday.
From flickr.com: .We came, we saw he died, ha, ha, ha., From Images
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 25, 2017
Following Obama's Legacy yet Poll finds Trump an Idiot Surprisingly Trump is following Obama's legacy on many counts though not health care. It gives him a defense against liberals who refused to criticize Obama for similar actions.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 16, 2017
Effect of Incresed Carbon Dioxide Levels on Diet -- Poor Populations Worst Hit We have heard about the global warming due to increasing levels of CO2, but there is another aspect -- faster plant growth leading to a significant decrease in their nutritional value. This piece explores these detrimental effects in detail.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 14, 2018
Eight-Year Old Raped, Tortured and Murdered to Terrorize Community - A Dysfunctional Democracy? Minorities are being terrorized in India. The latest cases make one cringe, as reported by the BBC. Scholars confirm the allegations.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 19, 2017
Trump's Sneak Change in China Policy but Climate Madness Continues A look at China policy, the COP23 in Bonn and its significance, and dealing with climate-change deniers.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 30, 2017
A Year of Horrors Best Forgotten Addresses the major events of the year: the human catastrophes, the natural disasters and the man-made, including those bearing the Trump hallmark.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 5, 2017
How Trump Could Have Fought the Russian Sanctions; Laughing at Trump The article discusses a possible strategy that could have been used to fight the sanctions and the response of the targets. It also looks at the burgeoning laughing-at-Trump industry.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 14, 2019
Unwinnable Wars The article looks at unwinnable battles and wars. We fight some for good reason, others not.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 13, 2017
An Apoplectic Trump -- Any Sense in the North Korean Madness? Is there any sense in what Trump is doing about North Korea? The article explores the possibilities.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 18, 2018
Quiet Does Not Flow From This Don -- A Week of the 'Pathetic Inadequate' A look at Trump's week ... the trip to Europe, his general style and the atmosphere in this White House with its premium on personal loyalty. Not surprisingly he has run afoul of major European allies and is alone with his Iran policy.
Trump, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 4, 2019
Trump's Bonhomie, Bombast and Bullying Article gives examples of Trump's style of politics nationally and internationally. Will it work in the long term?
walking fool, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 27, 2017
Is Trump a fool or a Wily Coyote? An analysis of Trump's trip to Europe yields interesting insights
Forest on Fire, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 14, 2019
Floods, Fires, Coups and Impeachment Make a Busy Week Article describes important events of this week with emphasis on the impeachment and the coup in Bolivia.
Myanmar/Burma: Little hope for Rohingya IDPs, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 18, 2017
New UN Report as Rohingya Horror Continues and Aung San Suu Kyi Fails to Act The Rohingya genocide continues as horror details again repeated in a new UN Report. Ms. Aung San continues to be stripped of honors while the Nobel committee remains mute. Bob Geldof in an angry speech branded her "one of the great ethnic cleansers of our time."
Convair/General Dynamics Tomahawk, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 17, 2019
The Iran Question Discusses briefly the possibility of war with Iran.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 6, 2018
Tweeting Trump(et) Blowing Allies Away Analyzes the effects of Trump's tweets on allies as well as some of his ridiculous responses to 'Fire and Fury'.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Minority Abuse: A Slice of Life in Modi's India Article gives a vivid example of the abuse of minorities through what happened after a children's play was put on in a school in Karnataka. Other examples are cited briefly.
President Trump and PM May Joint Press Conference Washington, D.C.., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 12, 2017
The Left Surges in UK as Storms Gather for May and Trump Labor has gained a surprise 32 seats in a surge towards the left. The right is in disarray and the question now is how long can Theresa May and her government last. Can the same be asked about Trump?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 23, 2019
Demonstrations, Democrats, Failures and Fires Demonstrations across the world as fires rage early in Australia and Cop25 ends in failure.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 25, 2017
An A to Z of U.S. Meddling on Five Continents This article gives a list of U.S. interference in other countries' affairs. You are invited to add any inadvertently omitted.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 19, 2018
Trump the Proven Malicious Liar Has Difficulty Filling Jobs A former professor analyzes Trump's Lies as more frequent (much, much more) and significantly more malicious. Thus the comings and goings at his White House. Do people still want to risk career and reputation to work for him?
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 4, 2018
Fake or Real and the Vaccine Scare Why and how people can believe in the extra-ordinary, and its sometimes deadly consequences.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 28, 2019
Climate Chaos, the Science and Our Own Responsibilities After the blocking of the 1.5C report at the Bonn climate meeting, its contents is excluded from UN deliberations. One answer is to lay out the facts and rely on a democratic push by the public to encourage their governments to take action.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 16, 2017
The Slow Dying of Secularism in India The article explores the killings of dissident journalists, Muslims and Dalits, the minority rebellions across large swathes of the country, and the interference in dietary habits.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 24, 2021
Global Warming and COP26 -- Issues and Politics Article discusses the impending COP26 climate change meeting and the politics involved.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 31, 2019
To Impeach or Not to Impeach? In the wake of Robert Mueller's brief press appearance midweek, this piece appraises the situation.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 27, 2018
Davos Inequality U.S. Homelessness Oxfam's report on inequality at Davos is looked at through the lens of homelessness here in the U.S. She is "shocked" says the UN special rapporteur on adequate housing as she visits San Francisco -- not expecting to find such squalor and misery in such a wealthy country.
Outlaw, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 26, 2018
The U.S. Mass Shooting Epidemic: Is there an answer? Facts, figures and common sense negate the nonsensical Trump response. However, one can learn from others and develop a solution suitably modified for U.S. circumstances.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 12, 2019
Earth in Extremis while Trump Plays Ostrich From unprecedented rain and floods across East Africa to early bush fires in Australia, our earth is showing strains from climate change ...
Nobel Peace Prize winners President Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi., From FlickrPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Does the Rohingya Genocide Justify Revoking a Nobel Peace Prize? Over 400,000 Rohingya have fled the horrors described in several human rights reports. Evidence of genocide is now incontrovertible. Yet Aung San Suu Kyi refuses to try to prevent it or even to speak out. Looking at the terrified faces of children in the makeshift refugee camps, one wonders what has happened to Ms. Aung San.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 21, 2017
Is Trump Mad? Books, North Korea and a Psychiatric Panel Trump's erratic behavior, lies, dangers ahead facing Kim Jong-un, and now a worrying certification by a psychiatric panel.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Recent Reports Signal a Climate Crisis -- When Will Government Act? Recent research confirms human responsibility for climate change. Oceans are the warmest ever and sea levels are rising faster than anticipated. Can this government be persuaded to act?
working from home, From WikimediaPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 2, 2020
How the Coronavirus Has Changed the World of Work Examining the world of work in some enlightened industrialized countries and the impact of the coronavirus on working habits and the workplace.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 14, 2018
More Proof of Human Fingerprint in Global Warming -- If Nero Sang, Trump Tweets as America Burns More scientific studies prove the climate-change situation is worse. Yet Trump not only refuses to do anything but wants to increase the use of coal ... as does Congress.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 24, 2019
Oxfam Report and Davos -- Never the Twain Can Meet A discussion of the Oxfam 2019 report and samples of inequality and tax legislation to favor the rich.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 5, 2020
The Indian Ocean and the Subcontinent above -- Inviting the British? Rising sea-levels in the Indian Ocean and rising sectarianism on the subcontinent above. Should the British be invited to referee without pillaging the land?
United Nations, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 26, 2017
A Bellicose Trump, an Appalled U.N. and the Costs to the U.S. A look at Trump's speech, its truthfulness, the response of world leaders, and its political and economic costs.
From flickr.com: The War Goes On, From Images
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 8, 2017
A Tyranny of the Mind Connects Las Vegas and Niger Killings A glorification of war, its heroes, its violence, and the possibility of quick solutions to intractable problems. Las Vegas and the ambush of Special Forces in Niger ... how many of us knew we had them fighting there? The article examines connecting threads and proposes an equivalent of the Nobel Prize for War. Why not have the lust for war out in the open?
One ginormous banyan tree., From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 9, 2017
The Banyan Tree: How to Get Peace with North Korea The banyan is an Indian tree with a canopy that, astoundingly, can cover several acres. Its manner of expansion offers a clue towards a peace with North Korea.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 29, 2020
Trump Visits Modi and Delhi Erupts in Anti-Muslim Riots Trump visits the Taj Mahal, and its background. Also how the monument has been treated by Modi's choice of the leader of the state where it is located. Modi's discriminatory Citizenship Act and the worst riots and killings as a result in thirty years.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 15, 2020
Safoora Zargar -- A Requiem for Indian Democracy An unjust jailing of a young female university student for organizing a demonstration.
G-20, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 30, 2019
Two Meetings Ended this Week ... A brief commentary on G20 and the end of the UN climate change meeting in Bonn.
Barack Obama and Donald Trump, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 13, 2019
Billionaires, Vanity and Modern Democracy -- Cheeseburgers, Women and Golf Trump's shenanigans in light of former pal Epstein's new troubles with the law on his trafficking of underage girls.
Historical Pakistan, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 20, 2019
Reformists versus Hindu Nationalists in India Is an Old Story Article takes a brief look at the tussle between liberal reformers and Hindu nationalists starting at the turn of the 19th century.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Would You Like a Thirty-Hour Workweek? A brief history of the week and the formalized workweek, and a case for reducing it to thirty hours. There is ample evidence we do not need to work more.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 17, 2017
Fact and Fiction in a World of Denial From Trump to Ang San Suu Kyi, it is a world where facts take a backseat to fiction. The article takes a quick look at some of the more egregious denials.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 8, 2019
About Refugees and Burma -- It's not Just the Rohingya A record number of refugees in the world and Burma continues its ethnic cleansing of not only the Rohingya but several other ethnic minorities in the country.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Trump -- The Man and His State of the World Trump portrait and his policies as well as recent history of U.S. adventurism.
From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 7, 2018
Fear in Trump's White House and His Foreign Policy Looks at Woodward's new book with the most sensational quotes. All of which serves as an intro to his foreign policy. How is he doing?
CBP AMO surveys the damage wrought by Hurricane Michael, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 13, 2018
Weather and White House Turmoil as Elections Loom Performances in the White House and weather supporting climate warming. Elections are coming. Why does just half the electorate vote?
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 2, 2020
Formal Recognition of Rohingya Genocide Article deals with the ICJ ruling on the Rohinyan genocide putting the Burmese government on a sort of parole.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 24, 2020
Sea Level Rise Could Sink the U.S. Southeast and What Can Be Done Without Trump Sea levels are rising due to global warming. How high are they expected to reach, and what can be done by individuals on their own in the age of Trumpian ignorance.
Koalas, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Scientists Warnings and What Humans, Bees and Koalas Have in Common? The article delineates scientists' warnings to humanity. Unheeded there is an ever-growing disaster including the demise of some lovable, some necessary species.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Global Warming: Does the New IPCC 1.5C Climate Report Offer Hope? The IPCC issued its report on what would happen to our earth if the Paris agreement target of 2 degrees C was followed. Not good it turns out. The new target is 1.5C. Even this affects coastal regions and coral reefs. The article discusses the state of the earth and the basics of the report.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 14, 2019
Compromise and Trump's Border Wall -- Why the Immigrants Keep Coming Why we need compromise in a democracy, why an issue of the border wall, and why the immigrants keep coming.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 29, 2020
The China Syndrome -- Some Points to Note The challenges the US faces with China and vice versa.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 15, 2017
The Distressed State of the U.S. and its Consequences The article looks at recent happenings: the U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO, the Iran deal, the sex scandals and shootings, the military actions and consequences.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Earth Day Bestowed a Fiftieth-Anniversary Gift from the Coronavirus Article discusses the benefits of the coronavirus on climate change noting that this cloud has at least a silver lining. What Earth Day resolutions can we make to delay warming?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 4, 2017
Does Trump Have a Foreign Policy? A look at Trump's actions to determine any strategy or cohesion in his foreign policy.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 1, 2019
The Existential Crisis of Global Warming -- Is Carbon Capture the Answer? Article discusses global warming and the means to alleviate it by proactive carbon removal.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 12, 2018
Peace Theme at Winter Olympics Contrasts with Wife-beating in Trump White House Article looks at the peace and harmony theme at Pyeongchang, then the physical abuse by Trump's present and former staff, drawing conclusions about Trump himself.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 21, 2020
China and India -- A Brawl on the Tibetan Plateau A brief history of the border conflict and an analysis of recent events.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 17, 2020
A changing world of Work -- Why Unemployment Is Not Even Higher Article examines our economic circumstances and the new world of work in a changing technological environment.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 13, 2019
Choosing Weird, Uncompromising Leaders -- Why? Examines the election and performance of Trump in the US and now Boris Johnson in the UK, although the latter was only by rank-and-file conservatives as a party leader was being chosen. Is their erratic behavior a metaphor for these democracies?
From flickr.com: Donald Trump - Caricature, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 4, 2017
Trump Crude: Climate to Racism It's too High a Price The Paris Accords have voluntary guidelines, not mandates, so the withdrawal was showboating. The article looks at Trump's behavior and finds a new coarseness in the USA stemming from it. Recent deaths as a result of racism is one consequence.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 21, 2018
When the Corrupt Shoot the Messenger, Peace Is not the Intent There is a reason for the abuse heaped on Russia. Peace takes a back seat in the face of corruption.
John Bolton, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 31, 2018
Ups and Downs: Iran Heats up as North Korea Cools Kim Jong Un travels to China and what it means. A dangerous new National Security Adviser and no grownups minding Trump as McMaster departs. Bolton's background and what it signifies. Trouble ahead?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 8, 2017
On Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem -- Nose to Nose with a Con Man Explores the political calculation behind Trump's decision to move the embassy.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 9, 2017
Extending Sympathy to Senator Rand Paul Why a note of sympathy for Senator Rand Paul injured following an attack.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 24, 2020
Some Information About Vaccines and the Controversy In point form, a series of items about the vaccine controversy.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 1, 2018
Con Man or Magician? Trump's SOTU Address Trump's sleight of hand in conning the general public. Super salesman yes, truthful reporter of the state of the union, certainly not. Here's why.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 7, 2014
Where is our moral compass? The article examines the lack of moral clarity in our actions and policy at home and abroad.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 26, 2020
India's Rape Problem and Legislator Impunity Article discusses the issue of rape in India. It also addresses the legislator cast of mind in many instances that appears to show little respect for the law.
President Trump & the First Lady's Trip to Europe, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 14, 2018
Delusions of U.S. Hegemony -- Trump Visits Europe Article examines U.S. foreign policy goals in the light of present-day reality, and a brief note on Trump's UK visit and 'Trump baby' a giant parade balloon.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 16, 2018
Throwing Out Failed Leaders and Why Mass Shootings in the U.S. From how Churchill somehow inadvertently came to power to why it is so difficult to get rid of Trump. And how to stop mass shootings altogether.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 15, 2018
Trump's Vilification Disregards Facts Discusses Trump's latest aspersions on African countries and Iran. Assesses U.S. responsibility. Then examines the sorry state of the U.S. across a variety of social measures in comparison with its peers.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 16, 2019
Trouble with Brexit The problems brexit is having in the British parliament and how it is divisive.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Do U.S. Wars and Anti-Terrorism Policies Produce Terrorism? The wars initiated by the U.S. have become the principal cause of growing hatred against it.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 12, 2020
COVID-19 and the Self-Sacrifice of Nurses and First Responders The risk of COVID-19 infection for nurses and first responders is intuitive. Yet the numbers getting sick and dying is still especially painful given the nature of their work.
Wheat, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Wheat Shortages due to Ukraine War Also Affect Africa Article discusses wheat shortages stemming from the war in Ukraine and how these are affecting the poor in Africa.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 15, 2019
Phasing Out Coal Is a First Step to the Green New Deal Coal is just about the worst polluter. Here is a way to phase it out and be carbon neutral.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 6, 2017
War and Peace as North Korea Gives Trump a Poke in the Eye Trump's tweets in the wake of the North Korean missile launch is no answer. The fact is one man's finger on a trigger can destroy the world as we know it. When the man is Trump and the Russia- girdling ABMs put the Russians on a hair trigger, we have a serious problem.
COW, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 2, 2017
Trump Meets Modi: Violence and Hate Article discusses the violence following Trump and Modi -- violence stemming principally from their rhetoric. In India there is an epidemic of lynchings; in the U.S. hate crimes are hitting new highs.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 8, 2018
The Midterm Election and the True Consequences! The midterm elections are over. What can happen and what did the last time Democrats had control. Any surprises in store?
north-korea-nulcear, From Images
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Is It War or a Theater of the Absurd Is Trump going to war with North Korea? Would South Korea be on board for such a venture? How dangerous would it be for the South Koreans? These are some of the questions explored as our mainstream press refuses to educate the public.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 19, 2019
Ground Wars and Space Wars Trump fights Nancy Pelosi, who fights back. How long before it ends as Trump starts another front. This time it's back to star wars as Russia warns of a new space arms race. What next?
Thanksgiving Dinner, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 4, 2021
The Turkey and the U.S. Holiday Season A look at turkeys and the holidays: how much we consume; how much is wasted; what happens to the waste and so on. .
Who are the Rohingya? - BBC News After centuries in Myanmar, it's estimated that half their population has fled to Bangladesh with horror stories of rapes, killings and house burnings. But who are ..., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 22, 2018
Will There Ever Be Justice for the Rohingyas? In the wake of the UN report on the genocide and ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas in Myanmar, six senior generals are accused of crimes against humanity, the International Criminal Court has started a preliminary investigation, and there are calls for Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize to be revoked.
Boris Johnson kicks off G7 with plea to tackle inequality - BBC News The G7 summit has started in Cornwall, England, From YouTubeVideos
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The Leaders of the Western World Meet The annual G7 meeting is taking place in St. Ives, Cornwall, an area known for its scenic beauty. Hosted by the UK, the meeting this year includes four nonmembers. The article discusses the agenda.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 4, 2020
The Free and the Fettered On Independence Day, the article reminds us of some of the people in the world wanting autonomy without success.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Xinjiang? A Minority Haven or Hell An examination of the conditions endured by minorities in Xinjiang province based on a new report by Amnesty International.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 4, 2018
The Why of Trump and His Policies The article raises the issue of culture and ancestry in one's make up, and applies it to Trump in the wake of new research. It also relates this supplemented by decision research to try and explain his policies and reversals.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 21, 2020
The Miinority Issue in a Democracy -- The U.S. Example Black in America and the issue of adequate representation.
Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 27, 2020
Covid-19 Exposes the Good and the Coldly Indifferent A priest gives his life to save others and a president with greater concern for business than the living.
Bumblebee, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Raging Oceans, Dying Pollinators and then the Coronavirus A look at the latest research on environmental catastrophes on the planet.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 28, 2018
Mass Gun Killings: An Historical Perspective Article addresses mass shootings and traces their incidence from the first recorded one in 1915. After being a very rare occurrence, there has been a significant escalation in the last half century. There is a proven solution not easily applied in the US, yet possible given will and public support.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 18, 2022
Is US Influence Waning in Latin America? Article explores the US's declining influence in Latin America, and the emergence of China as a rival in the region.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 22, 2017
Trump Wrestles with MidEast in a Difficult Week for U.S. Adventurism Iran takes further control over Iraq; Afghanistan suffers nearly 180 dead in numerous attacks countrywide demonstrating the impotency of the government. And Trump wrestles ...!
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Culture and Behavior May Clue Climate-Change Response Human behavior appears linked to ancestral occupation, explaining Trump fairly well. It leads on to a discussion on climate problems and Trump's truculence. It shows how there are places where climate-change effects and the battle for scarce resources could lead to war. When will the world prepare to deal with such situations?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 18, 2018
In the Belly of the Beast -- The 'Girthers' Is he merely overweight or flat-out obese? That is the question about the vainglorious Donald. Are we being conned about his BMI because he is super vain? These questions have answers and you can calculate the Trump BMI here to decide for yourself.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 13, 2020
The Indian Subcontinent -- Independence and Beyond A brief look at the Indian subcontinent and extremism after 73 years of independence.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 10, 2020
Coronavirus Blues Thoughts on the coronavirus -- a poem. Please feel free to add a stanza or two.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 9, 2018
Trump's Week Rough--Until Rescue by South Koreans A key economic adviser departs and Stormy sues. Relief comes by way of South Koreans.
Angela Merkel, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 9, 2020
COVID 19 -- What Germany Did Rtght and Trump Did Not Germany's prompt reaction to the coronavirus contrasted with what Trump did and did not do.
Immigrants Arriving at Ellis Island 1911, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 24, 2022
The Move, the Migration Article looks at migration even family moves and how people have viewed such events in history.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 6, 2020
Hiroshima and After and the Peace of the Bomb The bomb and its aftereffects on war and war strategies and the kind of MAD peace it has brought us.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 21, 2019
A Calamitous Week Article examines the calamities this week from the shootings in New Zealand and the Netherlands to historic storms and cyclones.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 7, 2022
The Snowbirds: An American Phenomenon Article describes an American phenomenon -- that of retirees from the northern U.S. moving to the warmer south but only for the winter and returning back to their northern homes in summer, a time that can become unpleasant in places like Phoenix.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 17, 2018
The Death of Indian Democracy? Following up on the murder of prominent journalist Shujaat Bukhari, this article discusses the pervasive influence of extreme right-wing organizations promoting a religious cultural hegemony.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 12, 2021
The Two Impossibles: Greta Thunberg's Dream and Our Way of Living It is impossible to reconcile Greta Thunberg's dream and the way we live now. It is also difficult to visualize a world where people are willing to give up their long ingrained habits.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 1, 2018
On Improving Relations with Russia and a Word for Democracy What will define a successful summit with Russia? Did Trump outmaneuver the anti-Russian lobbyists? And a word for democracy in view of what just happened in North Korea.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 4, 2020
Coronavirus Social Distancing Doesn't Mean Emotional Distancing In developing countries like India and Pakistan, lockdowns can be dire for poor day laborers -- 450 million in India alone - living hand-to-mouth and depending on a day's wages to eat that day. Hence the problems of social distancing.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 3, 2021
The Cop26 Summit and How We as Individuals Can Help Reduce Global Warming What can each of us do to alleviate global warming? It bypasses the bickering and quarreling between states about who has done what to whom in the past and the grievances of less developed countries.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 20, 2019
Pointless Colonial Massacres and Postcolonial War Killings on the Indian Subcontinent This year is the centenary of the Amritsar massacre. This article points to others and also the results of postcolonial wars and now the descent towards greater communalism.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Disasters Made Worse by Warming and Crumbling Infrastructure -- ASCE U.S. Report Weather-related disasters continue, exacerbated by climate change affecting infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers' latest (2017) report on U.S. infrastructure is, to use one of President Trump's favorite words, horrible.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 14, 2019
I love the Green New Deal but ... This piece looks at some implementation issues with the Green New Deal.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 21, 2021
The Private and Public Joe Biden: Belief and Policy Joe Biden is a religious man. Article discusses his religious belief and policies.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 7, 2018
Twin Repressions: Palestine and Kashmir The firing at demonstrators in Gaza and in Kashmir has been lethal and unjustified. The callous nature of dealing with civilian demonstrations in both places is explored.
GW-Rotterdam-DSC 0208, From WikimediaPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 20, 2017
Trump a One-Termer Prez? His Dutch Soulmate Loses Badly Looks at Dutch election, Trump's foreign visitors and his constant mantra where his success is likely to be limited.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 27, 2022
Ukraine: How Biden Blew It and Putin Slew It A brief look at the Ukraine crisis without the gory details of war.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 18, 2020
The Illusion of Delusions -- Question Time for a President Trump has been playing down the threat of the coronavirus since January. Now the country has come to a full stop and America leads the world in deaths from it. Where are we headed?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 16, 2018
Typhoons and this Week's Typhoon of Sex Abuse Scandals Sex abuse on three continents in the Catholic church reported this week, plus prominent corporate executives in this country ... plus Trump's SCOTUS nominee.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 29, 2018
State Department Posts report on Rohingya Atrocities as UN Forms Agency to Assist ICC The State Dept posted its own report on the Rohingya massacres this week and the UN announce Thursday it will form an agency to collect and consolidate evidence if their investigations with a view towards helping the International Criminal Court.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Climate Change and the Out-of-This-World Trump Administration Discusses climate change particularly the effects in the Arctic and Trump's new executive order on coal.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 18, 2020
Whither India's Democracy? A look at the prejudice against the lowest caste Dalits held by upper caste Hindus. In particular the story of a distinguished Dalit professor now languishing in jail for speaking out for Dalits and being critical of prime minister Modi.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 1, 2021
A German Success Story Article traces German economic success and acceptance of refugees.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 12, 2018
The Eclipsed Iran Deal -- Truth and Consequences As the Iran deal dies, some things to note: the recent US record on treaties, some history, and what is likely to happen. What are Iran's options?
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 2, 2018
One International Conference Ends and Another Begins -- What to Expect Article summarizes G-20, and explores the information overload and frightening data on climate change as COP24 begins.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Global Warming and the Danger to Coastal Communities Global warming and the frequency of extreme weather events, their causes and consequences.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 24, 2021
Gaza Bombings -- Who Benefits? An analysis of the Gaza bombing by Israel and the Palestinian response.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Are Biden's Troubles of His Own Making? Article looks at the recent 'Quad' meeting, and principally the Ukraine crisis.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 1, 2022
High-Capacity Battery Storage and Renewables How can one store energy? Renewables like solar have a tendency to produce power during the day while peak demand is in the evening from 6 to 10 pm. Hence the need for viable storage. The article examines some methods used both surprising and not so.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Whither Ukraine? The piece explores what is likely to happen next in Ukraine.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 29, 2019
Honor Among Thieves? Article discusses Trump, Cohen and Netanyahu, including the latter's pending indictment. It also addresses the current fiasco in the UK parliament.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 14, 2021
The Man Who Warned Us First about Climate Change The article discusses a man who was among the first to warn us of climate change. A man of numerous accomplishments he was a fixture in Britain for over a half century.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 19, 2018
Dissembling and Dismembering Trump faces Elizabeth Warren on her proven Native American heritage. From Istanbul disturbing and gruesome news. Was Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the present Saudi regime, murdered.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 22, 2018
Of Animals and Bees and Flowers Wild on Earth Day Few people know that March 3 was World Wildlife Day, or this Sunday (April 22) is Earth Day -- perhaps Trump sucking up all the media oxygen is responsible. The fact remains, world wildlife is under serious threat, and in ways we can't even imagine -- not forgetting the eventual disaster due to climate change, unless the world wakes up.
Farm workers picking cotton - NARA - 280050, From WikimediaPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 17, 2017
Trump's Wall? They really Wanna Go Home -- The Story of Mexican Migration Describes history of Mexican migration showing a wall is not the best idea.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 25, 2019
Modi Wins, May Loses A summary of elections in India and May's reversal in the UK.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 29, 2018
Meat and Consequences: More Bad News for Climate Change Meat and other protein sources compared in terms of greenhouse-gas emissions. Reports on the state of GHGs and global warming in advance of the COP24 meeting in Poland next week.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 14, 2021
An Airplane Dilemma -- Convenience versus Environment A discussion of the drop in airline travel due to covid19, subsequent conversion of passenger jets for cargo use, and air pollution plus radiative forcing caused by airplanes. .
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Developing Country Issues at COP24 ... and a Bit of Good News for Solar Power and Carbon Capture Developing countries have their own unique problems with meeting climate-change targets of the Paris accord. That and the general outlines of COP24 draft are outlined. Plus some good news for solar energy increasing solar towers' competitiveness against fossil fuels, and huge new carbon-capture projects in the UK.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 14, 2022
Coral Bleaching and Climate Change The phenomenon of coral bleaching and its causes are described. It turns out warmer waters are putting corals under stress.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 4, 2022
Can We Still Stop Global Warming? How are we doing with global warming? The article assesses the situation.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 3, 2018
Weather Disasters and Climate Change: The Potential for Conflict Extreme weather events across the world are multiplying in severity and climate is responsible for stresses that can lead to conflict. The article identifies flash points.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 1, 2020
Stimulus Checks and Stimulated Candidates Article looks at the presidential race and the stagnant economy.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 25, 2017
Politics and Why It Is Difficult to Wrest Power from the Elite Discusses the hearings of the judiciary and intelligence committees this week, demonstrating how the questions cater to a prescribed agenda masking inconvenient facts. Their behavior tied to campaign contributions which negate the importance of their constituents.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 27, 2021
Without Mercy Article traces a lack of mercy against oppressed peoples. Also notes the similarity with nature itself and the universe.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 30, 2022
The More Things Change... Human strife -- ethnic cleansing, Ukraine, the Palestinian tragedy, and the current focus in Israel.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 11, 2022
Putin's War and Modi's Peace A look at the potential for war in Ukraine coupled with the fraught peace among communities in India.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 3, 2022
Global Warming Impacts Antarctic Glaciers and U.S. Wildfires A look at the effects of global warming on the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica and the wildfires in Colorado. .
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 25, 2021
Floods in Europe, China, India and Turkey An incredible week of flooding in disparate parts of the world seems more than a coincidsnce.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 4, 2022
A Heat Wave Grips India and Pakistan A heat wave sweeping across the northern Indian subcontinent is unusual in being too early in the year and also not so many years after the previous one -- symptoms of climate change?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 9, 2018
On Celebrity, Trade War and Nuclear Peace Power of celebrity, the prospect of trade war with Europe and peace with North Korea are analyzed.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 5, 2021
A 'Good News/Bad News' Story for Our Planet A look at vulnerable and recovering species plus other climate-change problems.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 27, 2020
From Intellectual Powerhouse to Playing Second Fiddle Describes the sad decline of a major European power.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 27, 2021
A Good Transport System Is a Supercharger for the Economic Engine A discussion of the U.S. transport system in view of the Biden infrastructure bill.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 19, 2021
Russia or China -- Is Biden Right in Targeting Russia? A discussion of Russia and China as rivals to the U.S.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Human Misery Amidst Good News For Major Pollinators The worsening environment threatens pollinators but there is some good news. Not so for humans.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 25, 2020
India's Modi: Messiah or Menace The article looks at Indian prime minister Modi's background and his anti-minority political agenda.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The Plight of Birds and the Hand of Man in the Sixth Mass Extinction This article looks at the serious decline in bird populations and gives some reasons why. It reminds us that according to the latest research the sixth mass extinction is underway, and of man's responsibility as to cause and alleviation.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 14, 2021
How a Democracy Can Be Undermined -- Some Lessons Article discusses inherent flaws that allow unscrupulous leaders to undermine democracies.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 7, 2018
Disastrous US Policy Gave Iran Its Influence and War would Be Another Disaster How US policy starting with the Iraq war has resulted in the current Middle East with Iran's influence over a wide swathe. Another war would bring chaos and the possibility of other ISIS-type actors, who would again cause havoc in the region and be a danger even to the US mainland.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 31, 2020
Hajj in the Age of the Coronavirus A description of the highly restricted Hajj pilgrimage this year -- the first in its 1400-year history.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 14, 2022
The Tragedy of Ukraine backdrop of the Ukraine tragedy which describes how it all came to be, and the U.S. involvement.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 28, 2018
Elections in Pakistan Bring a Former Sports Hero to Power The Pakistan elections have swept away the dynastic political parties which have ruled the country off and on for decades. What is the new agenda? Is there hope for a real peace with India?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 11, 2021
India and Pakistan -- Leaders Then and Now Article compares leaders in India and Pakistan now and at inception. It is not difficult to guess how the countries have fared. .
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 9, 2019
A Billionaire's SOTU and Wealth Inequality Wealth inequality is getting worse. Is it endemic in the system?
JamalKahshoggi., From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 27, 2021
Getting Away with Murder -- The New US Intelligence Report on the Khashoggi Affair About the Khashoggi disappearance in the Istanbul Saudi Consulate. A new Us intelligence report presents an assessment including culpable actors.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 23, 2021
Goodwill towards All Men as the Spirit of Christmas Article pursues the idea of goodwill to all men as a year-'round phenomenon for the benefit of humankind. .
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 18, 2021
Major Modi Programs Meet Success ... and Failure A review of some major Indian government initiatives that were expected to improve the lives of poor and middle class Indians.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 1, 2019
Lipstick on a Pig -- Hot Warheads and a Cold Freeze ... Hot Oceans too The new low-yield nuclear warheads and the cold freeze in the Midwest. New research on global ocean warming shows it is accelerating. Turns out it is where 93 percent of the trapped heat is absorbed.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 2, 2018
How Power Changes People and the Chances of Peace in Korea A look at the impunity many of the powerful feel and their noisome behavior. How Kim Jong-un settled squabbles and the chances of peace in the Korean peninsula.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 19, 2022
Nuclear Weapons -- How Safe Are We? Article discusses the stockpile of nuclear weapons across the world and examines how safe we really are.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 7, 2014
Do You Have the GDP Virus? A satire on the GDP measure
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 17, 2017
Truth, Lies and Donald Trump The events of the week through the prism of truth, and consequences.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Is Racism and Its Consequences the Fate of the Human Race? Article notes the lack of interracial harmony across the world.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 1, 2021
The Afghan Debacle and Consequences A look at what has happened in Afghanistan and what can be some consequences.
Pangolins: The Most Trafficked Mammal You've Never Heard Of | National Geographic What are pangolins? If you've never heard of the pangolin, you're not alone. This shy creature, as big as your cat or dog, is the world's most trafficked mammal ..., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 19, 2019
Do the Harmless Pangolins Have to Become Extinct? The article describes what is happening to the pangolins, a timid creature whose fate is extinction unless the world can do something about the illegal and ignorant market in its scales.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 12, 2020
Global Warming - Past as Prologue to Future Article summarizes recent anomalous weather events and expectations for the future.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 11, 2022
The Perils of Plastic The article looks at plastic waste and the dangers to life it poses.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 3, 2018
A Tale of Two Countries It's an ill wind ... they say. Khashoggi's killing and the resulting PR problems for the Saudi rulers have brought largess for others to mute criticism. Pakistan profits though it has its own problems with religious extremists. What a contrast they are to the country's founder.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 26, 2021
Infrastructure Spending: The Gap between Necessity and Feasibility Article discusses the US infrastructure problem and the wide gap between what organizations like the American Society of Civil Engineers advocate and what is possible in Congress.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 22, 2021
A French Sub Deal Founders -- Is China a Threat? A muscular Chinese foreign policy has the Australians worried. They have signed a deal with the US and UK to build nuclear submarines.
Dawn Charles V Palace Alhambra Granada Andalusia Spain., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 6, 2020
Great Architecture Reflecting Multi-culture -- The Alhambra Article describes great architecture with a focus on the captivating Alhambra.
Donald Trump Believes Climate Change Is A Hoax |, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Can We Do Something about Trump's Climate Change La-La-Land? Looking at the unassailable evidence and outlining some possible steps one can take on a personal level to alleviate climate change.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 10, 2021
Whither India? A brief look at the changes underway in India that have led observers to question the state of India's democracy. .
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 19, 2021
On Deception and Us Humans Article takes a look at deception and its frequent use in politics and elsewhere. .
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 28, 2021
The Pitfalls of Doing Business in China The article explains the ethical reasons why several western brands are boycotting Chinese cotton from Xinjiang, and also the dire negative consequences to their Chinese sales and business.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 18, 2020
The Deep Abyss of History A look at two ancient civilizations and how long they lasted, their fates, cause and likely ours.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 8, 2021
U.S. Roads and High-Speed Rail A look at roads in the U.S. and the possibility of high-speed rail.
Storm Squad, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 25, 2019
Trump and His Superheroes News has it that Trump offered the presidency of the World Bank to his daughter Ivanka and even thought she would make a first rate Ambassador to the Un for this country. A discussion of some Trump associates past and present.
From youtube.com: Trump reveals details about meeting with top North Korean official After meeting with a top North Korean official at the White House, President Trump announced the summit he had canceled with the country's leader was back , From YouTubeVideos
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War, Peace and the Significance of Color A war anniversary, peace, and how different colors affect appearance mood and other human responses.
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The Big Secret -- Where the U.S. and North Korea Will Meet The piece explores possible venues and arrives at an unusual conclusion.
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Some thoughts on the Warmest Thirty Years on Record We have had the warmest thirty years on record. The article looks at the issues and also on how changes in individual behavior can make a difference.
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SIPRI and Peace -- Challenges on the Indian Subcontinent The problems for peace in general and on the Indian subcontinent in particular. .
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War, Anniversaries and Lessons Never Learned Article discusses wars and consequences -- often more wars.
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Whither China? Article looks at what China is up to and what its aims are.
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A Swan Song for the Olympics A look back at the Olympics that have recently concluded in Tokyo amid the travails of Covid19.
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A Harrowing Tale Article relates the torture and sexual abuse of camp internees in Xinjiang by the Chinese.
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The Allure of Winning A look at the Olympics and how money and fame rule. .
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The Human Price of Tea The difficult life of a tea picker in India can sometimes cost a life.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 21, 2021
A Most Unusual Inaugural It has been an inaugural like no other. A brief report on a muted celebration. Bring on the vaccines but watch out for Pfizer.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 10, 2019
New Environmental Studies Raise Alarms Danish scientists report on Greenland ice cap melting. Coal ash is leaking dangerous heavy metals. And microplastics are everywhere in Britain according to new findings. It means they are everywhere elsewhere.
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COP26: We All Live on the Same Planet A discussion of the Glasgow Climate Pact, as the new climate agreement achieved last week is called. .
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India and Pakistan -- Independence and beyond A look at India and Pakistan as they celebrate Independence day. .
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Holy Cow Article describes the current situation in India following new laws prohibiting cow slaughter.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 11, 2020
India Food Fight Becomes a Matter of Life and Death Farmer protests in India -- the whys and wherefores.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 25, 2021
At Last a Malaria Vaccine and How It All Began An acceptable malaria vaccine has been developed for the first time promising relief and the prospect of saving hundreds of thousands lives annually. Also discussed is the history and origin of vaccines.
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The Stewards of Hate Article discusses minorities and the hatred of minorities as well as incitement to genocide and its illegality.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 28, 2020
A Covid-19 Update and an Unusual Consequence The new Covid variant and a quick start to the EU's vaccination program. Also an unexpected consequence in the (mis)treatment of Indian political prisoners.
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America's War of Choice A look back at America's war in Afghanistan. A lack of understanding of Pashtun culture was just one flaw in American understanding of Taliban actions. .
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 21, 2022
The Problem of Plastic and Why Sea Mammals Are Still Dying The world is inundated with plastic. The consequences are clear.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 30, 2021
Indian Farmers, Citizenship, and Modi An attempt to describe the farmers' protests in India and Modi's alienation of minorities.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 1, 2021
A Farewell to 2020 and a Glance at the Two Most Populous Countries in the World A look at COVID denial. Also at India's sickly economy and Chinese leadership succession as its Communist Party enters centenary year.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 23, 2018
Coat Messaging, US Politics and a Kashmir Tragedy Connection Messaging on a coat and the politics of immigration; a tenuous tie-in with an authoritarian in Kashmir.
Trump, From FlickrPhotos
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Will Trump Go Away? Trump's post-election activity suggests he thinks he can overturn the election result. what is he planning to do?
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 16, 2022
Grace and a Tennis Celebrity On the subject of grace in the context of a tennis player in the news.
Black Hole-Powered Jet Streams from Center of Galaxy M87, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 24, 2020
The Election Circus and an Event in the Cosmos The article describes our complicated election process and the significance of our travails in the cosmos.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 27, 2018
Could India Have Remained an Undivided Country? Article looks at the politics, maneuverings and alternate scenarios during a frenetic 1946 that finally led to the division of India ... the deaths of over two million and displacement of millions more.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 15, 2021
Narcissism Unbound Assessing Meghan Markle's claims against published facts.
Xi Jinping, From WikimediaPhotos
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The Chinese New Year, Biden and Xi in the new year of the Ox in China, a view of what is likely during the coming Biden and Xi talks.
Greece: Refugees suffering on Samos, From YouTubeVideos
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The Farce of Post 9/11 US Foreign Policy in the Middle East From refugees to the end result of US foreign policy in the Middle East, the whole story reads like a farce.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 31, 2020
Elections amid a Coronavirus Surge The surge in coronavirus infections makes a higher hurdle for Trump -- facts and figures.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 28, 2020
Taxing the Super-Rich to Help the Poor The article proposes a tax on the super-rich and using the money to shore up the poor. This helps the economy and reduced inequality.
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A Look at Sri Lanka Bombings and the Trump-Kim Summit The 'why' question of the Sri Lanka bombings plus an analysis of the Trump-Kim summit.
R. Hunter Biden, From WikimediaPhotos
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Townhalls and Betting Odds -- An Election Prediction A look at this week's townhalls and the betting odds being offered for the presidential election.
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Minor Successes and the Coronavirus Disaster -- Is Trump a Dead Duck? Article discusses latest polls, Trump's UAE and Israel deal and his chances in the election. Is he finished?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 3, 2021
Rails, Roads and Emissions Emissions from vehicles and railroads and the switchover to electric cars. How feasible is it? Plus the issue of where the electric power for these cars is generated.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Beating War Drums -- Pence in Munich, Modi in India As Pence seeks support from Europe against Iran and Modi in India tries to isolate Pakistan, can rationality be revived?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Of Friends and Countries Article looks at friendship particularly between countries. .
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Jostling for Status through Ukraine Article looks at Putin's motivation behind the Ukraine crisis.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 25, 2021
Murky and Rising Coastal Waters -- How Are We Affected and What Can We Do? Latest research reports show a record rise in coastal water levels and a continuing darkening and opacity harming marine life.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 21, 2019
India Lagging behind Counterparts Economically Following independence-day celebrations in India, taking stock of economic progress in seven decades brings a rude shock.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 8, 2021
COP26 Delegates and Their Partial Carbon Footprint Looking at the transport and food footprint of COP26 delegates in Glasgow for the conference on climate change. .
RNC Convention, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 30, 2020
Trump Accepts Nomination Discussion of Trump's major claims of accomplishment and their blatant falsity.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 6, 2019
Up the Wall Discusses walls being put up on both sides of the Atlantic. An amusing anecdote on the classification of officers by a German general happens to be a cogent way of defining our leaders. It could be interesting to see where readers put Trump!
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 9, 2020
The Election Winner and Possible Hope for the Environment the election is over. Will the loser lose gracefully? And is there new hope for the environment considering that melting polar ice can raise sea levels by enough to flood most of us out?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 6, 2019
Will Oceans Contimue to Absorb CO2 as They Do Now? Are oceans now releasing more CO2 into the atmosphere? It would worsen global warming if they are.
P083113PS-0545, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 12, 2020
A Biden Foreign Policy -- Obama Redux? War and peace explored particularly under Joe Biden's expected foreign policy.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 12, 2019
A Week of Elections and Assange A brief look at Israeli and forthcoming Indian elections. Modi is in for a fight albeit against ineffective opposition. Assange kicked out by the Ecuadorians faces jail time in three countries. Tough to be a whistleblower.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 4, 2019
Horse Races Looks briefly at a serious horse-racing problem. Then continues with a brief overview of the presidential race.
Presidential debate, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 2, 2020
The Presidential Debate? Discusses the farce of the first presidential debate.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 16, 2021
A Disintegrating Trump Administration? Article examines Trump's erratic behavior and the havoc caused.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 9, 2021
How Free is India? The latest Freedom House report on freedom across the world no longer classifies India as a free country.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 4, 2019
The Art of the No-Deal: Korea and India Article examines the strife in India/Pakistan and the Korean summit fiasco.
Ida_Flooding, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 9, 2021
Increasing Frequency of Cyclones and Flooding Portends Future Trouble Historical observation by scientists shows increasing frequency of extreme weather events and flooding exposing coastal residents to greater hazards.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 8, 2021
A Washington Convulsion Complicates Biden's Task The convulsion in Washington this week instigated by Trump makes it harder for Biden seeking to unify the country.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 23, 2020
Trump's Election Shenanigans Pale before the Threats from Melting Polar Glaciers and Ice Sheets Article focuses principally on the real threat from melting Antarctic and Arctic glaciers and ice sheets.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 2, 2022
Global Warming and the Future of Food Six foods that scientists believe could figure prominently in our future under global warming.

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