Sigmund Freud: US, Pakistan, Afghanistan & India
Jul30

Sigmund Freud: US, Pakistan, Afghanistan & India

Let me share my random thoughts…When lust takes center stage, the thinking and rational behaviour flies out of the window. We live in a promiscuous age/world where America provides, apart from huge arms and war material, 80 per cent of pornography world-wide. Now a question: Why is the USA pumping so much money in Afghanistan? It looks more like a case where a love-lorn or lust-stricken person puts at stake everything in life....

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Of Legacies, Reconciliation & Beer
Jul29

Of Legacies, Reconciliation & Beer

I finished the Open Yale Course on The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877 today. From the last of the 27 lectures, Legacies of the Civil War: Everything in history has a legacy. We use the term all the time, the legacies of this; the legacies of that; the legacies of that event; what are the legacies of World War Two? What are the legacies of the Civil Rights Movement? But what is a legacy? … Let me attempt a...

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Washington a Key ‘Villain’ in Crisis Facing  Honduras: La Prensa, Honduras
Jul29

Washington a Key ‘Villain’ in Crisis Facing Honduras: La Prensa, Honduras

In seeking to return ousted Honduran President Manuel Zalaya to office, is the United States doing the right thing? The Honduran Congress and military, who ousted Zalaya for violating that nation’s constitution by seeking another term, certainly have tremendous support. And according to columnist Gloria Leticia Pineda from La Prensa of Honduras, those who support the new government have a bone to pick with the Obama...

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Sotomayor Vote Tracking And Pool (Bumped/Updated)
Jul29

Sotomayor Vote Tracking And Pool (Bumped/Updated)

Now that members are beginning to announce their votes we can start tracking the total votes. The current count of yes and no votes are as follows, the remainder being undecided. Obviously we can assume most or all Democrats will vote yes but until they announce I won’t list them. We’ve also got a pool going in the replies. Feel free to chime in. YES: 22 votes (16D, 6R) NO:  24 votes (all R) Democrats are currently 16-0 on...

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Will a “Sotomayor Test” on the Next Supreme Court Nominee Work?
Jul29

Will a “Sotomayor Test” on the Next Supreme Court Nominee Work?

Dahlia Lithwick, a contributing editor to Newsweek and senior editor at Slate, is a brilliant Constitutional lawyer and scholar who has written extensively on the United States Supreme Court and on the Court’s cases and opinions. No wonder she has been intensely focused on what impact the recent elections will have on the composition of our country’s highest court. In fact, Lithwick was pondering that issue even before the...

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