The Five Senses: Smell by Adriaen Brouwer Circa 1631 (cropped)
Economics

“AN EXTREMITY OF NOMINAL DEMOCRACY”

Vassar Bushmills Barbara Tuchman was one of my two favorite historians, (the other is still alive). She published The First Salute in 1988, then died of a stroke early the next year, so this book was to have been her last salute. I have three well-underlined volumes on my bookshelf, and this last [Read More]

Culture

Forum: What Will Be The Midterm Results?

Every week, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: What Will Be The Midterm Results? Rob Miller: I see the Republicans increasing their lead in the Senate to [Read More]

Economics

You Gave Facebook Your Number For Security. They Used It For Ads.

Electronic Frontier Foundation by Gennie Gebhart Add “a phone number I never gave Facebook for targeted advertising” to the list of deceptive and invasive ways Facebook makes money off your personal information. Contrary to user expectations and Facebook representatives’ own previous statements, the company has been using contact information that users explicitly [Read More]

Tom Arnold In HAWAII 5-0, 2010
Conspiracies

The $100,000,000,000 (Trillion) Plot To Take Your Stuff

I’m presenting juxtapositions in this article—a plot taken mostly from very well established sources. Among these are recent comments from ZeroHedge.Com: “Wealth Of Top 1% Surpasses $100 Trillion: More Than Global GDP And All Central Bank Balance Sheets “Back in March, when looking at the latest political wave sweeping across [Read More]

Donald Trump

Trump’s Downsizing of the EPA.

“We propose to shift responsibility for environmental regulation from the federal bureaucracy to the states and to  transform the EPA into an independent bipartisan commission, similar to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, with structural safeguards against politicized science.  We will strictly limit congressional delegation of rule-making authority, and require that citizens be compensated for regulatory takings.” (Republican Party Platform 2016, [Read More]

Economics

NIKE SWOOSHES AMERICA

  Vassar Bushmills So many pieces, so little time. An awful lot of points of national survival converge from this little misstep by Nike in re the Matter of Colin Kaepernick as their new #JustDoIt poster boy. The first piece of the jigsaw is why do so many corporations these days get away with [Read More]

Culture

Forum: Are China And The US Headed For War?

Every Monday, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: Are China And The US Headed For War? Jeffrey Avalon Friedberg: War? No. One thing China is not: is [Read More]

Conspiracies

Who The Hell Is US Senator Diane Feinstein? Her Link To China Is “Much More Than An Alleged Office Spy….”

  The Odd Case of Diane Feinstein and Red China…. By Jeffrey A. Friedberg   From Ben Weingarten /THE FEDERALIST EXCERPT: …This Is About Much More than a Chinese Spy Let us review the facts here. China has for almost 40 years cultivated warm relations with Feinstein. Feinstein has uniformly [Read More]

Original Photo Unknown, JAF IMAGES
Celebrating Greatness

WHO THE HELL IS THIS ANTI-TRUMPER, JOHN BRENNAN?

By Jeffrey A Friedberg PRESIDENT TRUMP, quoting Dan Bongino on BusinessInsider.Com: “John Brennan is panicking. He has disgraced himself, he has disgraced the Country, he has disgraced the entire Intelligence Community. “He is the one man who is largely responsible for the destruction of American’s faith in the Intelligence Community [Read More]

Economics

Credit Card Theft is Nothing New But the Issuer’s Reaction Is What Scared Me

I do all the right things when it comes to online transactions. I use multiple, hard to guess passwords. All my cards are chipped. I track my spending carefully and have alert on my credit lines. I’m careful when I pay for transactions online, making sure the website is trusted [Read More]

Economics

TRADE BRINKSMANSHIP, NOT TRADE WAR, VERSUS GLOBALISM

Vassar Bushmills “Trade War” is a term the enemies of Donald Trump use to denigrate his proposals for restoring a balance to American trade policies. Only it’s not “trade war” but trade brinkmanship, which, as it was first used to define JFK’s strategy against the USSR in his years in the White House, were intended [Read More]

Economics

The Facts About the Individual Mandate Repeal and the Increase in Premiums

The Daily Signal by Doug Badger It turns out sabotage might be overrated. A new study by the Center for American Progress argues Congress’s repeal of the individual mandate and a proposed Trump administration rule that would expand the sale and renewal of short-term policies will have a devastating effect on 2019 [Read More]

Culture

Socialism in Venezuela | Serial (video)

An outstanding video by Glenn Beck on the illusion, revelations, pain and suffering under socialism in Venezuela. Definitely worth sharing with the useful idiots in one’s life. Published on Jul 11, 2018 by TheBlaze Venezuela has been the Utopian bastion held up by the Left for decades as the example of [Read More]

Economics

Mexico’s Election And What It Means

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or Amlo as he’s colloquially known is Mexico’s new president, having won a landslide victory on July 1st in Mexico’s election. Obrador is essentially a far left populist. A former mayor of Mexico City who twice ran for president and lost, in 2006 and 2012, Obrador [Read More]

Economics

Country Time Comes to Rescue of Kids’ Lemonade Stands Across USA

Okay, I get it. The title of this post sounds like an advertisement for Country Time Lemonade. Guilty, as charged. Why? Because a corporation is finally taking a stand against the regulation nation for their young customers and parents who children receive fines for selling lemonade on a hot summer [Read More]