History is still talking,are we still listening?

This is one of those just type the thought out kind of post. I am a huge proponent of the importance of history and there are so many events unfolding that begs the titles question. Europe and Russia are running along lines that are replete with historical references. Yemen is offering history lessons from multiple…

Spheres Alive!

If I were to say only one thing about the recent agreement upon a framework of a policy in the P5+1 drama it would be Spheres Alive ! Anglosphere The United States and the United Kingdom are parties to the talks and have a vested interest in the outcomes both for international and domestic reasons. The…

ValleyViews Weekender 5.17.14

So in2theweekend I have a few stories that are on my mind and wanted to share. The VA Scandal The real scandal isn’t really being discussed. Although many folks are out to get Obama in any way they can the truth of the Veterans Administration is bipartisan and a source of shame for all Americans….

Dragon Shake:Tastes great

I am an avowed panda basher and I am ok with this. I refer of course to smacking down China when and where it deserves it. I am also in my biased opinion fair in my view on China. I respect its sovereignty and its lawful pursuit of economic vitality. It is really only when…

My 2014 Predictions:Sinosphere Edition

Inspired as it were from the various pundits offerings of predictions I have elected to offer my own. My offerings are coming via the sphere model. Sinosphere Although this sphere looks at Asia in its entirety not just China it gets its name secondary to the undeniable central character. China will continue its international moves…

Speaking of spheres…..

In that I am a subscriber to spheric politics it is interesting to see the concept in action. Of varying interest the happenings are: Sphere/region   specific country (ies)  happening & potentials Africa: Mali: French preparing to withdraw.Islamist potential to counter.Arab Spring fallout still to bring some suffering in the Sahel. Asia:North Korea:various players: Tension continuing…

Does corporate greed make you hungry a half hour after you eat it?

That is a great question and one that deserves an answer. I know the answer and it is for that reason why I am a Panda Basher. I also bash the stupid American (and other westerns) who foolishly enter into the insidious ” share with us you’ll make billions” mantra that the Beijing Boyz are…

Happy NEW Year…

It is a new year,well at least per the calendar but will 2013 actually be new? I am by nature a pessimist but one that is willing to look forward just the same. In that vain I forge ahead here with some questions,observations and predictions for 2013. The calm before the storm The writing is…