How the Web Went from Benign to Malvolent & GDPR

The Web has been transformed from benignly hopeful just 25 years ago to an increasingly  dangerous place. There are key players silently vying for control of Web Space – the Nation-State cyber warriors almost all have been  armed primarily by an…

Champions League Final: FIFA Fails Again

I just abandoned watching the Champions League Final at the half between Liverpool and Real Madrid + The Referee. The Referee was bad enough ignoring Real Madrid dives, tripping and gouging. But then a crushing judo-like tackle by Sergio Ramos…

North Korea: China’s Protected Pitbull Terror

This Truthdig cartoon by Dutch illustrator Tom Janssen  encapsulates the true position of China as economic and political protector of the rabid rogue state of North Korea. Despite Chinese many protestations to the contrary, the aspiring new Responsible Nation in…

Its The Economy By The Stupidly Greedy

Make America Great Again has a half-life of about 1-2 years at most. Then disastrous economic decision making will have the  Political Fiddler on the Roof calling the End Tune. And nowhere has this become more obvious in the cobbled…

David Brooks Lamentation: The GOP Is Rotting

David Brooks has had a thankless task since 2000. He has had to defend the policies of the Republican Party first under George W. Bush and 9/11 and the Iraq War and then Wall Street Housing Collapse. This was quickly…

GOP Bought Out by NRA, NBD

The New York Times has done the leg work to show how the GOP lawmakers have been bought by the NRA in both Houses of Congress. The list is of the top ten beneficiaries of NRA money first in the…

The Republican Partisan Wall

This reviewer did a story 7 years ago about Obama Hitting the Republican Partisan Wall. The recent Charlottesville Travesty has exposed the underlying bigotry embraced by President Trump and seen as a defining flaw by the Economist as seen in two…

Venezuela: Inequality Precursor

The Venezuelan economy is contracting quickly in part due to the halfing of oil prices [oil is Venezuela’s largest export] . But also social and political unrest as seen in the video is also a cause for the following economic…

Trump and Russian Collusion

This weekend on the Sunday News talk shows the following idea got repeated over and over– “There is no direct evidence of Trump colluding with the Russians during the Presidential campaign”. The meme was repeated by Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow…

North Korea: Trumps First Big Success?

After a disastrous last 2 weeks domestically, President Trump may be securing an improbable success in foreign policy with his changes in strategy for dealing with China over North Korea. In the past year with its nuclear detonations and ballistic missile trials,…

Who is the Crooked One?

Original image – Daily Journalist An MBA Buddy and Your Editor were discussing today another Day of Maximum Chaos courtesy of the Trump White House Demolition Derby Team.Donald Trump started the rollback of Wall Street Financial Regulations to the pre-Great…