Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Halt! Who Goes There?

“Halt! Who goes there, friend or foe?”  That has been the command and question sentries have used for centuries.  The United States would do well to obey the command in part because discerning friend from foe in the Middle East … Continue reading

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What Is About To Happen In Ukraine?

“There’s something happening here.  What it is ain’t exactly clear.”  Those are the first two lines of the 1966 Buffalo Springfield hit entitled For What It’s Worth which sprang from the pen of a then unknown Stephen Stills.  I, and … Continue reading

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Small World

A trio of events that occurred on three different continents this Sunday all caught my attention and I’d like to briefly explore them today.  They illustrated how interconnected our world is in the 21st century.

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Wasteful Stupidity

The way I normally come up with an article is I discover something that intrigues me and then I figure out an angle I want to approach it from.  I take great pride in often looking at an event from … Continue reading

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Saved By The Saudis ?

Main Street Americans have long been skeptical of the Saudis to varying degrees.  As they do with everything they don’t understand, the extreme right actually hates them demonizing their religion.  Most Americans acknowledge our basic ignorance of Islam without transforming … Continue reading

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More Chickens Than Pigs

I remember sitting in a sales meeting years ago when the speaker told a story about the bacon and eggs breakfast.  He said the chicken was involved, but the pig was committed.  He was trying to inspire us to push … Continue reading

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The Spoils Of War Have Rottened

Today is the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Austro-Hungarian Archduke Francis Ferdinand in Sarajevo.  That event is generally credited as the catalyst for World War I.  The war, (or its commencement for that matter), are not what I’m interested … Continue reading

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Apples And Oranges In The Other Guy’s Orchard

The best friends of a disinformation campaign are repetition and massive dissemination.  No industry on earth has more of the resources needed to execute a disinformation campaign than the energy industry and they prove it every day.

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Brats And Rats And Elephants

Wednesday President Obama taught a lesson to the House freshmen.  It was: if you act like a bratty child, expect to be treated like a bratty child.

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Numbers The GOP Ignores

Every once in a while you hear a statistic that just strikes you; it was that way for me earlier this week when I heard that according to the Census Bureau 46.2 million Americans are living in poverty.

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