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Helmut Schmidt – German Chancellor

Unpublished and written sometime ago… German Chancellor Helmut Schmitt died a few weeks ago at 96. I had not read much about Helmut Schmitt before his death but after reading a bit about the man I found him be an … Continue reading

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Titman v. Austin

Please go to TitmanvAustin.com for all updates and info on my legal battle. Why I’m Suing the City of Austin, Texas On September 15, 2016 I filed a lawsuit against the city of Austin and members of the Austin Police … Continue reading

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Swiss Tunnels and Infrastructure Spending

I have become more and more skeptical about how strong the links are between infrastructure spending and economic growth/strength.  What got me thinking about this recently was the opening last June of longest and deepest tunnel in the world, the … Continue reading

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Some more Refugee thoughts with video

I have been thinking again about the controversy in the United States around the issue of Refugees.  The United States recently hit Obama’s goal of bringing in Syrian Refugees. I wrote some thoughts on this in November last year in the … Continue reading

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Some EU Brexit Thoughts

Well the Brits now seem to be on their way out of the European Union.  A lot of things still need be worked out and its probably going to be a confusing mess for those involved in the logistics of … Continue reading

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Rob Ford & Canadian Politics

Rob Ford – I’m not sure what the great accomplishment of this Politico that makes Rob Ford one of more memorable Canadian men of government.  Memorable Canadians of government, how many are there?  I vividly remember around ten years ago … Continue reading

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Remove Jackson: Victory!

Harriet Tubman set replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill.   Remove Jackson was launched on December 3, 2011 and it quickly put the gears in motion for yesterdays announcement of the removal of Andrew Jackson and replacement with Harriet … Continue reading

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Finance, Drugs, Money, New York and AIDS.

Finance, Drugs, Money, New York and AIDS. Also young man from a blue collar family background determined to make it big with his American Dream.  Only one movie: I thought Wall st. was a pretty good film.  Oliver Stone grew … Continue reading

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About Those Syrian Refugees…

The World is a Mess. It does not seem like a crazy idea to me that a group like ISIS who have expressed a strong interest in carrying out attacks in the west could blend into refugees fleeing the war … Continue reading

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When Not to Put the Law First

…. OK I admit I am a little slow at reposing this response to a July 2 column from the Austin American Statesman writer Ken Herman. I take issue not with gay marriage but with the idea of blindly following … Continue reading

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Greek Thoughts from NOV 2013

I sent this in an email on November of 2013 to another person that attended a conference on the Euro Zone.  It was also attended by Yanis Varoufakis ( before famous leather jacket and motorcycle ) and Alexi Tsipras.  I … Continue reading

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The Most Ridiculous Border Crossing: San Jose to Bocas del Toros

Other Post from my 2014 Central American Trip:  San Jose, La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano. After a good three day trip to the Volcano town of La Fortuna my companion and I traveled back to San Jose for a night’s stay.  … Continue reading

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Stopping Bad Logic is a Start

From the New York Times Room for Debate: Justice and Fairness in Campus Rape Cases Wagatwe Wanjuki starts us off with “Believing Victims Is the First Step to Stopping Rape”.  There are some issues that come to mind with this, like … Continue reading

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Kim Jong Film

Ok I know I am a little late on this… I guess about two months ago it was widely claimed that North Korea hacked into the computers of Sony’s film division and released thousands of sensitive documents and some unreleased … Continue reading

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Hong Kong and Democracy

A little late on this but I was reminded that I had already written this when the United States had its own elections.  I believe I wrote this on October 8 in response to a Jeremi Suri article about the protest in … Continue reading

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