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Two-Thirds of Latinos Consider Hispanic Their Race: Pew Report
Thu Jun 11, 2015
Unless you're talking solely about genetic distinctions, race is a political concept. In addition, outside of the United States, "race" (or related terms such as "raza") tends to refer at least as much to language and culture as it does to biological distinctions between groups of people who were li …
First Read: Is Jeb Bush Trapped on Iraq?
Tue May 12, 2015
I don't want to discuss my personal opinion on the subject, but I think that the American public is forgetting about the decision to invade Iraq and that the non-existence of WMD in Iraq is fading away as an issue because of the rise of ISIS. ISIS is perceived as today's security issue, and the Iraq …
'Masonic Fraternal Police Department' Ruse Foiled, Three Arrested
Wed May 6, 2015
I looked at their web site, and it shows a "badge" that says "Masonic Fraternal Police". It says that they offer services to Masonic Grand Masters, and it doesn't say that they are a real police force. Objectively, it says that they are not a real police force. It doesn't look like they were im …
German TV Shows Nazi Symbols on Helmets of Ukraine Soldiers
Tue Sep 9, 2014
This is, of course, what the Russians and the East Ukrainian separatists have been saying about the West Ukrainian nationalists all along. On one level, the West Ukrainian nationalists may have no idea what they are doing (however, Western Ukrainians did collaborate with the Nazis in World War II). …
ISIS Beheads American Journalist Steven Sotloff, Monitoring Group Says
Tue Sep 2, 2014
In reply to: ahmed__salam #38So What is the penalty when a non-Muslim cuts of the heads of Muslims solely to make a political point? Are the Muslims supposed to jump for joy and convert to the non-Muslim's religion? You make me sick.
Pro-Russia Rebels Shoot Down Ukrainian Fighter Jets Near Donetsk
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Well, it's a good thing those separatists don't have anti-aircraft systems. Otherwise, you might think they were lying about not shooting down MH-17.
Russian Troops Testing Ukraine Border: Officials
Thu Apr 24, 2014
Exercises like this could be a cover for sneaking people and equipment into Ukraine for clandestine operations related to the pro-Russian separatist groups. A lot of movement near the Ukrainian border will make it more difficult, even for vigilant watchmen, to notice a few people or vehicles going a …
Report: L'Wren Scott's company was nearly $6M in debt when she died
Tue Mar 18, 2014
It's unlikely that $6 million is debt was an insurmountable problem. With even moderate recognition of her brand, she could have sold the label to a larger house for assumption of the $6 million debt and her agreement to continue working for the buyer for a certain amount of time.
Experts Say It's Unlikely But Not Impossible Missing Jet Landed
Mon Mar 17, 2014
If it landed, could it have been landed at the airport from which it took off -- before its disappearance was noted? The satellite-defined arcs from which the airplane's last "ping" was heard appears to include the airport -- at least approximately. How many planes are landing at 3:00 in the morning …
Timeline: What We Know About Missing Jet's Last Hours Before Vanishing
Mon Mar 17, 2014
Elsewhere, it was reported that the co-pilot's signoff ("All right, good night") was, in addition to appearing very informal, not consistent with protocol in the region. He would have been expected to repeat the air traffic controller's instructions to switch to Vietnamese air traffic control when h …
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