(from Feb 6) Imran Aliev, a Chechen blogger critical of Putin and Ramzan Kadyrav of Chechnya, was found dead in a French hotel where he had been living in exile. Business Insider reports the French authorities believe this to be a “politically motivated murder.” In a world where the most powerful nations appear to be run by totalitarian regimes, is the formation of a One World Government a good idea? The manifestation of such a political power today would certainly mean a World Dictatorship rather than a World Democracy. Continue reading Another Hit?
Watching the debates, a laborious affair, I noticed Biden talked about cutting oil subsidies. Oil subsidies? Oil is one of the most profitable industries in the world. How can you screw that up? Unless you are George W Bush an … Continue reading Oil Subsidies
Common protestant criticism of the Catholic Church revolve around it’s wealth and the “worship” of saints, which they consider idolatry. The church has extravagant churches and vast land holdings. It also has saints which can be requested to protect, heal … Continue reading Criticism of Catholics in History
There are common threads in the Bible; stories that reappear throughout the history of the Jews. The reason is the people in them are reincarnating like everyone else. Unsurprisingly, other religions also have common threads. What’s interesting is when these … Continue reading Fillicide
One of the most intriguing verses in the New Testament is The Gospel of John 8:44. This verse has been hacked over and intellectualized over and over. Heads spinning, objectives contemplated and safety considered. It’s one of my favorite stories … Continue reading Father of Lies
There’s a lot of hype in right wing conspiracy circles about the “fiat currency” of the United States. They call for a return to the gold standard; attaching the value of the dollar to the price of gold. That’s a … Continue reading Returning to the Gold Standard
American and Mexican agents have uncovered the identity of El Padrino, the leader of a narcotics cartel. His name is General Salvador Cienfuegos (BD News 24), one of the leaders of the governments fight against organized crime. What a racket. … Continue reading General Leader of Mexican Cartel
Colonel Anwar Raslan, a former Syrian official, and prison guard Eyad al-Gharib are on trial in Germany for War Crimes (NPR). The 2 came to Germany posing as refugees. A year later German officials researching records discovered their true identities … Continue reading Syrian War Crimes Trial
John Bash, appointed by the DOJ to probe the “unmasking” of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn by the Obama administration completed his investigation with no charges and no public statement (NY Post). Conspiracy theorists claim Flynn was unmasked by … Continue reading Barr’s Unmasking Probe
Theda Bara (July 29, 1885 – April 7, 1955) was an silent film actress who is considered one of the first sex symbols of American theater. She changed her name from Theodosia Burr Goodman. Many of her films were lost … Continue reading It’s Case Study 33 ( with Ted!)
This is Christian Lous Lange (17 September 1869 – 11 December 1938). He was a Norwegian politician and historian. Lange won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1921 for his efforts for world peace in the aftermath of World War I. … Continue reading It’s Case Study 32!