The Monument to Sunken Ships in Sevastopol Harbor, located in Crimea and Sevastopol

Crimea and Sevastopol: 1 Week of Living Dangerously?

Crimea and Sevastopol: My 2015 Trip [updated July, 2024] Between May 13-20, 2015 I took a trip to Crimea and Sevastopol, on the Black Sea. It is at the center of the controversy and sanctions against Russia these days. Sevastopol is a major seaport on the Crimean Peninsula, and I was interested to see for myself what is going on there, especially in light of the historical connection between that city, and Sebastopol, Sonoma County, which is named after it.  I used to live near Sebastopol, so I had a personal interest in seeing this historic city. And Sonoma County, …

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The Decline of the West Revisited

Following the catastrophic folly and hubris of European elites known as the Great War, or later as World War I, Oswald Spengler, a German author and analyst, created a study of how Empires rise and fall, and used those lessons to predict the “winter” of the Western Empire project. Here I offer my thoughts on some of the lessons to be learned from this book, The Decline of the West, or in German, Der Untergang des Abendlandes My role here is to spread awareness. So, please consider visiting my Shops and buy a T-Shirt with a message. They are conversation starters …

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collective unconsciousness: buried memories of US presidents

Collective Unconsciousness: The Buried Memories about US Presidential Histories

There is Collective Unconscousness about How These Three American Presidents Died Collective Unconsciousness: Recovering Historical Memory about US Presidents’ Assassinations and Rigged Elections US Electoral Politics Explained in Two Minutes Introduction The purpose of this article is to wake people out of their collective unconsciousness, and to awaken historical memory of our dysfunctional system of Presidential elections, and in extreme cases, of violent termination of Presidents who ‘don’t follow orders’. Selective Prosecution Has anyone ever noticed how Presidents or candidates that the other side doesn’t like get prosecuted on irrelevant stuff, while NOT prosecuting them on serious actual crimes? Nixon …

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Too Often, Google Fails Badly as a Search Engine: It Omits Inconvenient Information

All Too Often, Google Fails Badly. Why? All too often, a search in Google fails badly because it omits inconvenient information, that’s why. And it’s why you must question everything. Let me explain. Since the coming of the ‘information messiah’, Google, the very notion of seeking information, or even ‘the Truth’, has become immortalized as the new verbal imperative, “Google it”. You’re told that if you want to know about something, just go to Google or Google Chrome, or even some of the other search engines built on Google, such as Duck Duck Go, or even Brave. And you’re ‘sure’ …

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rockin in the free world. A homelss person sleepng on a bench with a US flag as a blanket.

Tony Blinken Rockin in the Free World: American Schizoid

Tony Blinken: Rockin in the Free World or American Schizoid Man? In Kiev, Ukraine, Tony Blinken sang the chorus to the iconic song by Neil Young from 1989. Only, he didn’t bother to sing the actual lyrics—a total indictment of everything Blinken stands for. There’s colors on the street Red, white, and blue People shuffling their feet People sleeping in their shoes There’s a warning sign on the road ahead There’s a lot of people saying we’d be better off dead Don’t feel like Satan, but I am to them So I try to forget it any way I can[Chorus] …

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pacifist's dilemma-- an approaching army

The Pacifist’s Dilemma: What If The War Comes to You?

The Pacifist’s Dilemma: What If The War Comes to You?   The Ukraine War Has Created a Moral Problem for People in the Peace Movement   On February 24th, 2022, following a resolution in the Russian Duma, or legislative body which recognized the two breakaway regions of Ukraine, Donetsk and Lugansk as independent of the Ukraine authorities, Russia invaded Ukraine. I had several phone calls with my long time peacenik friends condemning Russia, presumably for its ‘unprovoked aggression’ against the ‘legitimate government of Kiev.’   As a pacifist since my teen years, the attack certainly raised questions as to whether …

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Comparing Treatment of Iraq with Israel: Shameful Differences

To view the video, click this link below Comparing Treatment of Iraq with Treatment of Israel Einstein Letter to the NY Times Introduction Comparing the treatment of Iraq with Israel, and how it is treated, reveals a number of interesting, if not disturbing, paradoxes and contexts that are governing our current situation. Recent Attacks by Israel: Violations of Both Humanitarian and International Law Many of you may have heard about several serious attacks that Israel has engaged in recently. One was an attack on people who are serving food to starving people. It’s called the World …

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Vladimir Putin's approval rating over time

Putin’s Approval Rating: Open Response to Seymour Hersh’s Post on Putin’s Landslide Victory

Seymour Hersh on Vladimir Putin’s Approval Rating and Resounding Victory: An Open Response Recently, renowned journalist, Seymour Hersh questioned Putin’s approval rating and poll results, which he posted in an article on his Substack.  I, as a free subscriber, received an email, which was truncated, since I don’t pay for a subscription. There are many great journalists, and I just don’t have the money to support everyone. But I was struck by his opening: Forwarded this email? Subscribe here for more THE IRON-CLAD PIÑATA Putin is an enemy the West cannot topple—so why does Biden keep swinging? The Russian president’s …

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Angry Uncle Sam. His plot failed again

5 Big Victories: Vladimir Putin Wins Landslide Election

Curses, Foiled Again! Western Attempts to Oust Vladimir Putin and Subjugate Russia Fail Again–Big Time! Well, it’s really teeth gnashing time, big time. Vladimir Putin wins in a landslide election. It’s Putin’s 5th election win.  And Uncle Sam, who’s been diligently trying to undermine the ‘evil dictator’ Vladimir Putin, has failed, with the Russian President re-elected yet again, and this time with an overwhelming 87% Yes vote, in a record 77% turnout. The Communist Party, which usually comes in second in Russian elections, scored only about 4%. The next best result was the New People’s Party, which scored slightly less. …

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