Breaking: Report of Russian Troops In Moldova and Near Romania
Mar19

Breaking: Report of Russian Troops In Moldova and Near Romania

An anonymous source in Moldova has reached out to inform me that, beyond current reports that Russia might be taking Moldova, in point of fact Russian troops are already there, near the city of Cahul, and only about 3 kilometers from the Romanian border. I can only release these photos asking that readers believe me when I say my source is reliable. It very much appears that these are legitimate, folks, although I have no current...

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“Crimea has always been a part of Russia.”
Mar18

“Crimea has always been a part of Russia.”

Holy crap. When Walter Russell Mead wrote that Vladimir Putin has been working right out of the Hitler playbook, I found the point provocative but perhaps overstated. Although I have been cynical about diplomatic efforts to get Putin to back off Ukraine, because I don’t think Putin cares what anyone thinks of him, I didn’t expect him to be this bold and this blatant this quickly. He has declared that Crimea has always been...

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Putin bets Western powers will blink
Mar02

Putin bets Western powers will blink

It appears that Vladimir Putin has decided Ukraine belongs to Russia, and if they don’t like it, too bad. My bet would be that Putin wins this little gamble. Obama will indeed blink first, and so will the rest of the NATO powers. No one will use military force to counter Putin, and not much else will deter him either. A de facto Russian Empire will slowly become a reality. This will serve to demonstrate, for some observers, why...

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Beirut car bomb kills anti-Assad former finance minister
Dec27

Beirut car bomb kills anti-Assad former finance minister

A critic of the fascist Assad regime has apparently been killed in a car bombing in Lebanon. While most people I know who watch Middle Eastern politics in a casual way are still insistent that the problems in this part of the world are mostly due to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, events of the last few years I would think would put that nonsense to rest. The Israelis were always the convenient whipping boys of authoritarian regimes...

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To our Veterans: you honored us and you deserve better
Nov11

To our Veterans: you honored us and you deserve better

Unlike my good friend Paul Elam, who is himself a US Army veteran, I do not believe the majority of wars America has fought in the last 75 or so years (the real ones, not the phony ones like the War On Drugs) have been fought for commerce or imperialism or any of those other things we commonly hear asserted in “liberal” and libertarian circles. Indeed, I find it incredibly naive to believe that any dictatorship anywhere in...

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Revelations: when women sexually abuse men
Sep07

Revelations: when women sexually abuse men

Erin Pizzey is back from the hospital and rarin’ to go, so we hope you’ll all join us this today at 11am Eastern as we interview Philip W. Cook, author of “When Women Sexually Abuse Men: The Hidden Side of Rape, Stalking, Harassment, and Sexual Assault. This is one of our culture’s greatest taboos, and a show you won’t want to miss! Philip’s latest book is “When Women Sexually Assault Men, The...

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Lyme Disease: More Common Than Once Thought?
Aug20

Lyme Disease: More Common Than Once Thought?

According to the US Centers for Disease Control, Lyme Disease may be 10 times more prevalent than once believed. Although according to their report, most of the cases are still to be found primarily in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and...

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Domestic Violence Revelations
Jun22

Domestic Violence Revelations

Join us today, Saturday 22 June 2013, at 4:00pm London time, 11am Eastern US time, 8am Pacific US time, for Episode Four of Erin Pizzey’s Domestic Violence Revelations. This episode will feature selected readings from Chapter 3 of her classic suppressed book, Prone to Violence, read by Diana Davison. We will be discussing in particular the issue of the effect on children of violence and abuse, and how their experiences of...

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Domestic Violence Revelations 3
Jun08

Domestic Violence Revelations 3

Join us TODAY (Saturday, 8 June 2013) at 4:00pm London time, 11am Eastern US time, for the next episode of Domestic Violence Revelations with Erin Pizzey. Episode 3 we will feature readings by American Phetote Mshairi, English legend ManWomanMyth, ideological bullying of men in Domestic Violence advocacy communities like Linkedin, men’s own tendency to view other men’s pain as unimportant, men’s tendency to accept...

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Domestic Violence Revelations: Men, anger, and grief
May25

Domestic Violence Revelations: Men, anger, and grief

Join us on Domestic Violence Revelations with Erin Pizzey, episode 2: Men, anger, and grief. Discussion will center around how men react to abuse and pain and grief, and how men process their emotions. Our special guest this week is noted men’s scholar and psychotherapist Tom Golden, author of Swallowed by a Snake: the Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing and its followup The Way Men Heal. He is also proprietor of...

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Unmanned fighters in near future
May14

Unmanned fighters in near future

The US Navy has launched the first full fighter-sized robot plane from an aircraft carrier. Those of us who think growth in technology is linear rather than exponential often make the mistake of thinking this is no big deal because it hasn’t landed on a carrier yet. My prediction is they’ll have planes like this landing on carriers in fairly short time… and that by the end of this decade (which is only 6.5 years...

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Domestic Violence Revelations with Erin Pizzey
May11

Domestic Violence Revelations with Erin Pizzey

Saturday 11 May 2013 marks the first episode of a new radio show I’ll be doing with domestic violence pioneer Erin Pizzey: Domestic Violence Revelations with Erin Pizzey. The first show airs today (Saturday May 11th) at 4:00 pm (1600) London England time, 11:00 am Eastern US time. This show will be live and will include call-ins. Erin will be available to answer your questions about domestic violence and abuse, child abuse,...

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Who Was Earl Silverman?
Apr27

Who Was Earl Silverman?

This is who he was: Oh and by the way: Men’s rights are human rights. Erin Pizzey (who’s in a couple of pictures in that video) and I will be doing another Ask Me Anything session on Reddit today, starting at 11am Eastern. We will be dedicating it to Earl. Anyone interested is welcome to come and read and participate. It won’t all be about Earl of course, but it will be about what Earl devoted his life to. Please...

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Because nobody cares about men and boys
Apr26

Because nobody cares about men and boys

Earl Silverman, founder of the only abused men’s shelter in all of Canada, has killed himself. After 20 years of fighting for the forgotten, the overlooked, the marginalized, and the sneered at, he closed his shelter due to lack of resources, and today closed out his life, because no one gives a damn about men and boys. The last I spoke to him, he’d just managed to get some mainstream media attention in the face of the...

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Cost of War with North Korea
Apr15

Cost of War with North Korea

It may cost less in monetary terms to go to war than not, depending on how you calculate it, according to Daniel Altman, who looks at it from multiple points of view, and comes to the conclusion that, arguably, it may well be much less costly to go to war with them in the near future than it is to continue with the status quo and wait for them to start it themselves. My main problem with his analysis is he assumes both the South...

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Erin Pizzey: Ask Me Anything on Reddit
Apr13

Erin Pizzey: Ask Me Anything on Reddit

Erin Pizzey, founder of the international battered women’s movement and the world’s first internationally recognized Women’s Refuge, early member of the women’s movement on the 1970s, friend to feminist icons such as Betty Friedan and Susan Brownmiller, bestselling author of numerous books on domestic violence as well as several bestselling novels, Men’s Human Rights Advocate, and Editor-At-Large for A...

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What if Kim is serious?
Apr12

What if Kim is serious?

Michael Totten ponders: Kim almost certainly isn’t serious, but what if he is? How would we know? His attention-seeking theatrics are identical to the behavior of a lunatic hell-bent on blowing the region apart. If war breaks out next month, everyone who has been paying even the slightest bit of attention to the Korean Peninsula will slap their forehead and see, with the clarity of hindsight, that every warning we could possibly need,...

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Roger Ebert, RIP
Apr04

Roger Ebert, RIP

Film critic Roger Ebert has died. As someone who came of age in the 1980s in the Chicago area, I remember him and Gene Siskel being the first regular movie critics I ever watched on television. To be honest I more often disagreed with Ebert than I did his late cohost Siskel, and sometimes I felt Ebert let his politics intrude too deeply into his views of various movies–but at least he was honest and straightforward about this...

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Religion: A Natural Part of the Human Species
Mar31

Religion: A Natural Part of the Human Species

I long ago came to the conclusion that religious/spiritual belief is as much a part of human nature as the desire for sex or to eat good food; that for all the banging around religion gets, trying to beat it out of people is like trying to beat the desire to procreate out of them. Yes, some people have no desire to procreate, but they are a minority and likely always will be. The same appears to be true of religion. People will have...

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Game of Thrones Most Pirated TV Series in the World
Mar26

Game of Thrones Most Pirated TV Series in the World

…and its creator doesn’t much care, and has some thoughts on how the world’s distribution networks are part of the problem. Which of course they are. The harder you make it for people to get your content, the more incentive you give them to pirate. Despite all the futile condemning and attempts at shaming, the fact is that this Cartoon by The Oatmeal still illustrates why making it harder to get content hurts...

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