Category Archives: USA

Annexation for dummies

Years ago Steve Stills penned a song in response to the November 1966 protest-riots on Sunset Strip. One of rock’s classic protest songs, its first line goes, “There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear . . .  You better stop! Hey, what’s that sound? Everybody look what going down.” A lot is […]

A time to be silent, a time to speak

Three thousand years ago King David’s son spoke these words in Jerusalem: “There is an appointed time for everything, and there is a time for every event under heaven – a time to tear down and a time to build up; a time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; a time to search and […]

Clarifying the Deal

  The U.S. ‘Deal of the Century’ was released in Washington D.C. on  Tuesday January 28, 2020. Here is some bite-sized perspective to help understand what is going on. “It’s for your own good” The phrase “it’s for your own good” usually means that you are being forced to do something which is neither enjoyable or desired. The […]

The deal of the century

“Like any dealer he was watching for the card that is so high and wild, he’ll never need to deal another” (Leonard Cohen, Stranger Song, © 1967 Sony/ATV Music Publishing). In 1987 Donald Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal”  was number 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list for 13 weeks. Some quotes: “I like thinking […]

By the rivers of Woodstock

  It’s fifty years on since a half a million young Americans flowed down the Interstates to converge at Bethel in western New York State.  Smack dab in the middle of Max Yasgur’s cow pasture, the Woodstock Aquarian Festival of Music and Art morphed into a muddy stage which would showcase the counterculture generation.  Hundreds […]

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