Category Archives: Peace


We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

USA, Newsday: “Rob Yogurt Store At Gunpoint”

So, which flavor was stolen?

Russia,Moscow Times: “No Easy Solution”

Have you checked with Ben Carson, he always had the easy solution.

France, Connexion: “Leaning Tower Approved”

For Republicans,that means lean to the right.

UK,Guardian: “Free Advice From Notary”

Pay your taxes?

Sweden, Local: “Town Hall Set On Fire”

The Tea Party handles getting rid of government.

Slogan Diplomacy

The emergence of Republicans to power in Washington D.C. has been accompanied by the resort to a slogan in order to resolve any and all problems in the world. Just shout a one liner and–poof, away goes the problem.

“Bomb Iran.” At no time did Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, or Ronald Reagan urge bombing our enemies. They relied upon diplomacy.

“Shoot them down.” Bib Netanyahu’s answer to the Palestinian issue is to resort to violence. The last time there was an Intifada, thousands of Palestinians died, along with over a thousand Jewish Israelis.

“Give Everyone A Gun.” People with guns kill people. Australia, after a mass shooting, ended the use of automatic weapons. Gun violence went down.

“Cut taxes.” During the 1950s the top tax rate was –91%! It was a boom time for jobs and wages.

“Arm Everyone.” How about kindergarten kids?

Sheriff Carson Warns Bad Guys

Ben Carson, by all accounts was an excellent surgeon who understood the process of making people healthy. Since he began pontificating about the world of politics, gun violence and world affairs, it is quite clear this man would have been the last one that a western town would have appointed as their Sheriff. He insisted that he just had to say something about gun violence and the death of several in an Oregon town.Here is the sage of the Republican party: “I would not just stand there and let him shoot me. I would say,’Hey guys, everybody attack him. He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all.”

Very brave statement from someone who has never confronted people with guns. A famous study by S.L.A.Marshall regarding American troops fighting in Europe revealed that one third did not fire their weapons in order not to reveal their position. The world of facing those with guns is frightening.

Oh, Ben wants kindergarten teachers to be trained in self defense. Huh?

Angela No Longer Angel

Chancellor Angela Merkel has definitely placed her head on the chopping block because this refugee from Communist East Germany has made clear that her country WILL accept those fleeing from the chaos in the Middle East. Even as I write these words, thousands of people from Syria or Iraq or just about any place in the Middle East are heading towards Germany.The latest estimate is by the end of the year nearly one million refugees will have reached Germany. Naturally,the backlash is growing as German politicians wonder whether their country can absorb so many immigrants.

Reality–there is no question that Germans will rebel at the arrival of one million people from the Middle East. Even the Turkish immigrants who have been in Germany for over fifty years will become upset. The logical solution is to distribute the refugees among all nations in the European Union. Most probably,that will not happen. So, what is the future? Frankly, I do not have a clue and neither does Angela Merkel.

Why Not Me, President?

Aung San Suu Kyi has been the leader of most people in Myanmar but she is not allowed to run for president because military leaders know that if she ran, they would lose the presidency. So they inserted a clause in the Constitution that prevents anyone married to a foreigner to become the president–her dead husband was born in England. So, Suu Kyi has come up with a novel idea. “I’ve made it quite clear that if the NLD wins the election and we form a government, I’m going to be the leader of that government whether or not I’m the president. Why not? Should you have to be president to lead a country?”

I assume that she wants to make Myanmar just like the good-old USA. After all, in the coming presidential election, if Republicans win, the Koch Brothers will be president and, Sheldon Adelson will handle foreign affairs, particularly in the Middle East. Now, if Jeb wins, which of his donors gets to be the guy running the show?


We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.


I wonder if someone out of the blue will cast their name into the Republican race–Dick Cheney?

So, what ever happened to Rand Paul– a lot of silence?

So, what does Scott Walker now do–take on Planned Parenthood or the AA group?

I would so love to hear what a wealthy guy says to a Republican seeking his money.

I know that guns in hands of good guys halt shootings, but how does one define a “good guy?”

The Oregon shooter had a wonderful mom, she even loved guns more than he did.

What Exactly Would Occur Under President Trump?

There is a line spoken by actor Robert Redford in a film entitled, The Candidate. He has just won an unexpected victory as US Senator from California. He turns to an assistant and inquires: “now what do we do?” So, let us assume that Donald Trump does become the next President.

1. Would any Congress vote to spend billions building a wall on the border of Mexico?

2. Exactly how, would Trump get Mexico to pay for this wall?

3. So,what is ACTUALLY the PLAN for Syria? Send in more boots on the ground? And,if they arrive, what exactly would they do that was different from fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan?

4. I assume President Trump wants to bomb someone or something? Exactly who or what would be bombed?

5. OK, so assume Donald pushes through his tax deductions. That means another $800 billion deficit each year. Sorry, Donald, your “fortune” will not cover that debt.

6. So Donald wants to round up 11,000,000 people. Where would he put them while they await going back to Mexico? Who would now be doing the jobs of these illegal immigrants? So, exactly, how many native born non-Hispanic immigrants actually want to pick peaches and apples?

7. Donald, remove 11,000,000 people and what they purchase every day would not be bought. Milk, cheese, meat, cars, etc..

My hunch is that on day one, Donald would turn to someone and say: “So, what do we do now?”

March On Mother Russia

Latest reports indicate that Russian troops are now in combat alongside their Syrian buddies. Of course, their allies in this glorious war to defend Mother Russia against the hordes of Islamic terrorists, are troops, who for one reason or another, support the regime of their glorious leader, President Assad. As Karl Marx once said, history all too often repeats itself as farce. It was thirty five years ago that Russian troops, then representing the Soviet Union, marched with happy looks on their faces into Afghanistan to support Communist leaders. Today,they march to assist the incompetent, authoritarian, un-loved government of President Assad.

Vladimir Putin is the Donald Trump of Russia. He has a “plan,” he knows how to win, he is a job creator, he will win because he has always won. Only,this time, thousands of Russians will die. Western infidels will NOT defeat Islamic believers. So, march on and on and meet the doom that awaits Russian soldiers in Syria.

Gun Madness Never Stops

There are moments when I initially encounter a story about some shooting involving young people, my mind has to make convoluted changes in order to comprehend what I am reading.

1.Two eleven year old children were playing, a boy and a girll

2. They were playing in her mobile home.

3. The children, like most kids, got into an argument over whether the boy could play with the girl’s puppies.

4. NATURALLY, the boy returned to his mobile home,and got his dad’s shotgun. This is America. This is the land where macho boys MUST use a gun to demonstrate they are no wimp. Imagine, a girl telling a boy, he cannot play with puppies!

5. NATURALLY, the NRA will note that if the 11 year old girl had a shotgun, this tragedy never would have happened. Most probably, both would be dead, but at least she killed the boy who shot her.

So, Who Bomber Kunduz?

There is one thing very clear–American planes bombed a hospital in the city of Kunduz in Afghanistan. According to General John Campbell:

1. US forces were being attacked by the Taliban and called in an air strike. The pilot of AC-30 gunship had difficulty in locating the target.

2. Afghan forces were under attack by the Taliban and called in the air strike.

3. Well,that was not exactly it. According to General Campbell: “Afghan forces had not directly communicated with US pilots in the AC-130 gunship.

Anyway there are now dead doctors, dead nurses, and several dead patients.

In other words, no one is to blame except the Taliban which started the fight.