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Obama Plays with Fire in Ukraine

“The U.S. is sending about 600 ground troops to Eastern Europe … to ‘reassure’ allies there as Washington resumes its campaign of pressure on Russia over the Ukraine standoff.” — POLITICO

How many American parents would proudly send their sons and daughters off to kill or be killed in Slovyansk or Donetsk?  How many young men and women aspire to be the first American to fall in Kramatorsk?

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Indian 2014 elections

Indian 2014 elections

Fight between secularism and communalism

The campaigns for the ongoing elections have since become too shrill, acrimonious and bitter for ordinary citizens to stomach. Allegations, insinuations, innuendoes, et al, have been flying thick and fast between the two major contending political parties, the Indian National Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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What Should the Palestinians Do?

abbasby M.J. Rosenberg

The efforts to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have ground to a halt. The Netanyahu government clearly has no interest in any agreement that would require it to give up the West Bank. The Palestinian Authority has no interest in negotiating until the Israeli government demonstrates willingness to negotiate seriously over the West Bank. And the Obama administration has no interest in doing anything that would offend those donors to the Democratic Party who, in theory at least, would cut off campaign donations, if Netanyahu is pressured in any way.

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Johnny Racist and a White Jew With a Fat Arse

Johnny RacistA black musician friend told me a funny story the other day. Among his sins he regularly attends black comedy nights here in London. On these nights the comedians are black and the audience predominantly so. But the other night a big white young woman settled in the front row. It didn’t take long before one of the female stand up artists picked on her.

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Let’s Get Lethaler

Ben Affleck as Batman

You’d think that we Americans would have enough stuff to worry about. Severe drought desiccating a third of the country. A political system whose major talent is demonstrating stasis in action. The rich using the poor as fleshy paving stones for the road to mansions on the hill. Ben Affleck as Batman.

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