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Not a Shocker: S&P Being Investigated

August 18, 2011

After giving the United States its first ratings downgrade, S&P is suddenly under investigation for ratings games they may have played before the mortgage crisis. I can’t say I’m shocked, but I have two minds on this.  First, I think all the ratings agencies should have been investigated as early as 2006, when it started [...]

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Libya: The Next Domino

February 21, 2011

The chaos enveloping the Middle East is approaching the breaking point in Libya.  Libyan dictator and retro-fashionista Muamar Qaddafi (or Gadhafi or Gaddafi), their leader since a 1969 coup overthrew a monarch, may have fled the country and is possibly en route to Venezuela, leaving his son behind who promises to fight “until the last [...]

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America Defends OUR Human Rights Record?

November 6, 2010

After I laughed a bit, I noticed that the UN wasn’t joking about this one.  Yesterday, America continued to allow itself to be subject to scrutiny regarding our apparently terrible human rights record by a UN forum on the topic.  Allegedly, we discriminate, racially profile, have overcrowded prisons, still have the death penalty, are religiously [...]

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What’s Going on in Honduras?

June 29, 2009

Apparently, the model for successful government in Latin America in recent years has been Hugo Chavez.  Even President Obama is trying to emulate Chavez’s slow buy steady nationalization/consolidation approach!  Confidence and success tend to embolden up-and-coming tin-pot dictators. Such was the situation in Honduras. The President of Honduras and the people, Supreme Court and military of [...]

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Columbia v. Chavez

March 3, 2008

According to the de facto Venezuelan socialist dictator Hugo Chavez, Colombia will not be permitted to “become the Israel of Latin America.”  I guess Hugo’s been hanging with Ahmadinejad a little too much! How did this all start?  Colombia received some intelligence that a FARC terrorist leader Raul Reyes was at a FARC base less than [...]

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