Category Archives: Society

The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy

America is not well. What’s worse, the problems facing the nation appear to come more from within than without, and the minority of citizens paying attention find it frustrating that the political system appears incapable of change. I recently read The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy by Jim Marrs, and found it in agreement with many of the […]

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Happy Fourth of July!

The fireworks here in Japan are among the best I’ve seen anywhere, but there’s no meaning behind them. They’re just fun. America’s day of fireworks brings a story, a history, and it goes something like this: O! say can you see by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last […]

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Don’t Boycott the Frog!

A friend of Red Frog Coffee, the shop that I co-own with my sister, Emily, in Longmont, Colorado, found the following on Craigslist: Red frog coffee boycot [sic] Jason Kelly a well known stock scam promoter is involved with the Red Frog Coffee shop. He mislead thousands of investors for his own benefit. PLEASE BOYCOT […]

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Most People Aren’t Rich

Ads show us opulent lives. The entertainment industry makes it seem like everybody lives in a mansion and spends their time deciding whether to get the new Maybach model or settle for the new Benz. All shopping happens on Rodeo Drive or Fifth Avenue. All restaurants involve reservations. All happiness comes from consumption. Then, everybody’s […]

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Dawdling Into The Abyss

The estimable Robert Samuelson wrote in The Washington Post last month: What we’re seeing in Greece is the death spiral of the welfare state. This isn’t Greece’s problem alone, and that’s why its crisis has rattled global stock markets and threatens economic recovery. Virtually every advanced nation, including the United States, faces the same prospect. […]

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