Russians in Syria, US Backing Rebels: Will World War III be World War I Redux?

By: Sunday December 23, 2012 7:06 pm

Chemical weapons potential: Check.
Smaller nations and rebel groups used as proxies by Great Powers: Check.
Potential for other nations to be sucked into the conflict: Check.

 

Is This What We Are Wasting All That Money to Protect Ourselves From?

By: Friday April 13, 2012 2:40 pm

Yesterday North Korea decided to test one of the long range missiles and the result was a disaster for the despots ruling the small impoverished country. The rocket disintegrated soon after it launched. In a rare public admission of failure, the North Korea government admitted the satellite on the rocket had been destroyed.

Social Security “Fixes” Demonstrate Absurdity of Predicting 75 Years into the Future

By: Saturday April 30, 2011 11:00 am

Social Security currently is projected to be able to pay full benefits until around 2039, at which point current projections say it will start only paying seniors around 80 percent of what they should be getting. One would think having a program projected to be on a solid footing for the next 30 years would more than sufficient for anyone.

For some reason though, Republican politicians, Democratic politicians, cranky old reprobates appointed by Obama, and beltway pundits are actually claiming this is a serious problem that needs to be dealt with NOW because they think the program must have a full 75 years of projected solvency.

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