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Blood For Oil Gone Awry

sn't this the sorriest of outcomes with the loss of American blood and treasure in Iraq—to be scooped by the yen-manipulating Chinese and the increasingly belligerent Islamic Turks? Can someone tell us how much oil are we now getting from Iraq? Word is China has also bought into the Alberta Oil Sands, a major supply to the US, while the libs scream for a boycott of Canadian "dirty" oil.. Fred Kagan writes in No Blood For Oil: One would have thought that leading Democratic senators who claim to be interested in finding other sources of funding to replace American dollars...

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World Peace At A Glance

APPY 2010 WISHES to all our silent readers, and yes, we have them as our Live Feed attests, but thankfully few are the ones who actually waste theirs or our precious time begging to differ, or in announcing themselves in any number of other less tedious ways. But in a slow kickoff of the new year of Two-Fisted Quorum (despite the plethora of pungent events of late of which the national media has covered in various degrees of detail), here are a few skewered bits that may have missed your perusal in our quest for World Peace At A Glance:...


Big Oil's Long Goodbye To The Dollar

In an article by Robert Fisk published in THE INDEPENDENT, the crisis of the American dollar in oil dealings is explained a little deeper than was known the last time we visited this topic. More former allies have agreed to leave the dollar, thus hastening its demise. N THE MOST PROFOUND financial shift in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning—along with China, Russia, Japan and France—to end all dollar purchases for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in...


The Tao Of Strength

HE SUPERPOWER obsession, or finding comfort in one's own dog and pony show is mostly an American idiosyncrasy, in terms of nationalism and cultural hegemony, at this off peak point in time (Arabic-Islamic supremacism notwithstanding), although it might be said that Americans are uniquely afflicted if this observation by de Tocqueville can be extrapolated. Its only virtue is to lead, invariably, to recurrent quaintly absurd discussions that reveal few kernels of wisdom that are not connected to promoting the next big thing within the status quo. Put another way, the more things change, the more they remain the same, and...


Money On The Bonfire

AIT! ALL IS NOT LOST. The circumspect Harry S. Dingey writes for us once again: So. It is exactly like I have been preaching for the last 15 years since America joined NAFTA and the WTO. At some point the American working class will totally run out of money from having all the better jobs moved off shore to China where the international companies can hire slave labor for $2/day. American Workers have maxed out their credit cards and now working for minimum wages flipping hamburgers at McDonalds and Sonic. The Chinese workers who worked for slave labor can not...