Category Archives: World

War in Korea? The Real Effects

Since North Korea sunk a South Korean ship, the two countries have been edging closer and closer to war. If there is a war it would likely take a massive toll on the populations of both countries. But screw that… the media knows what’s really important. How will this war affect my pocket book? Damn. […]

Crap.

Thanks Greece: As demonstrators took to the streets in Greece to protest the government’s austerity plan, traders, worried that the Greek debt crisis would spread, sent indexes into disarray for a second day on Wednesday. Indexes on Wall Street, which started the day sharply lower, had regained most of that ground by midday. The euro, […]

The Degeneracy Thesis

In the second half of the 18th century, prominent European intellectuals supported a theory claiming that “due chiefly to atmospheric conditions, in particular excessive humidity, all living things in the Americas were not only inferior to those found in Europe, but also in a condition of decline.” This was known as the Degeneracy Thesis, and […]

Earth still getting warmer

In the United States we keep getting hit by wave after wave of gigantic snowstorms. And yet global warming continues. Did you know that January 2010 was the warmest January on record? “January, according to satellite (data), was the hottest January we’ve ever seen,” said Nicholls of Monash University’s School of Geography and Environmental Science in […]

Exported Justice

It’s good to see that Goldman Sachs isn’t content with just destroying the American financial system. They’ve got global ambitions, baby! As worries over Greece rattle world markets, records and interviews show that with Wall Street’s help, the nation engaged in a decade-long effort to skirt European debt limits. One deal created by Goldman Sachs […]

Exclusive Footage From Haiti

Graphic footage only a day or two old from Haiti. Injured Child in Haiti Man With Crushed Hip Plea For Help

Not much else to say

Damn.

COP15: Tale of Two Speeches

Daniel H. was a youth delegate at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. He recently graduated from Rice University and has been studying energy policy as a Fulbright Scholar in Denmark. He blogs at Cheezy Danish. A few weeks ago, I took a short break from dashing around the U.N. Climate Change Conference in […]

Domestic Security, Terrorism, and Hasan

Addressing a recent post on Small Wars Journal: The massacre at Fort Hood is a reminder that the War on Terror is not fought just in south Afghanistan or Mosul. It is a global war also fought in an office building inside a military base in Texas. Many counter-terror analysts focus on the Pakistan connection […]

Guantanamo not closing on time

Soon after taking office as President, Obama promised to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba by January 2010. Well, now that’s not going to happen, at least on time. But I suppose it doesn’t matter much since we’re not going to stop mistreating prisoners if we close Guantanamo. As I noted before, […]