All Sorts of Things

Random posts on all sorts of things designed to inform and provoke.

United States: Delaying Implementation of IMF Requested Financial Transparency Regulation

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has blamed the United States for not implementing regulations that would stop the use of shell and front companies as recommended by the Financial Action … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Greece: The Eurozone is Better Off Without

Greece continues to test the patience of the eurozone and I cannot find any objective reason why it should remain a part of the European Union (EU). It’s never a … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · 6 Comments

United States: Confederate Flag Issue is a Distraction

Faced with yet more reason to resolve two major issues, the United States has once again shown it’s astounding ability to focus on immaterial issues. After the terrorist assassinations of … Continue reading

July 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Movies: Will Smith’s Focus Shows his Strength

The new Will Smith movie, Focus, opened below expectations over this past weekend and entertainment experts started salivating over the prospect of the decline of yet another box office superstar. … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Politics: Jeb Bush Loses at CPAC and the Republican Party Should be Worried

As improbable as it sounds, the presidential election season has started and last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) gave us a glimpse of individuals who will not be running … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Terrorism: ISIS and the Marketing Proposition

Everyday brings a new story on how ISIS has plunged into previously uncharted depths of depravity. It’s obvious that things have got out of hand when that bastion of credible … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Afghanistan: Exchange for Sgt Bergdahl Sets Up More Kidnappings

Over the past few decades, US foreign defense policy has lurched from one self-made disaster to another; the most recent example is the exchange of five Taliban commanders who had … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 1 Comment
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