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World Military spending 1

Last night I was trying to find a correlation between the amount of military spending and resentment towards a country with large military expenditures. So I consulted the 2006 CIA World Factbook to see if I could find anything. The current Middle East conflict provoked my thoughts, and you will notice the United States and ...

Inconsiderate ignorance

I have been reading through CNN anchor Anderson Cooper’s blog, and he asked his viewers to share their comments. I couldn’t believe the inconsiderate ignorance of most Americans who responded to his article. In general, most of the respondants seem to think that Israel is “doing the right thing” and all terrorists in the world ...

Terrorists in the Media

When I was in the United States last weekend, someone we had met had mentioned that she was in Toronto when “Canada’s 9/11″ was supposed to happen. I was a little bit awe struck when I realized that this person was referring to the arrests of the 17 terrorist wanna-be’s the other week in Toronto. ...

War etiquette 7

One thing in war that I’ve always found to be hypocritical and even sometimes amusing is when an army bombs a target with the intent of eliminating (assassinating) that target and then attempting to save that person’s life after the raid. Such was the case in the Abu Musab al-Zarqawi hit last week in a ...

Bush regrets cowboy rhetoric

From this Yahoo News article, referring to a recent White House news conference along with Tony Blair. In unusually introspective comments, Bush said he regretted his cowboy rhetoric after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks such as his “wanted dead or alive” description of Osama bin Laden and his taunting “bring ‘em on” challenge to Iraqi ...

Iraq war deadly for journalists

In addition to the 2,414 US soldier deaths in Iraq and the official 17,648 soldiers wounded, the Iraq war has been extremely deadly for journalists. (Casualties in Iraq) According to Freedom Forum, (a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to freedom of the press) there have been 74 journalists killed in Iraq since 2003. This CBC news article ...

Software Engineer top job in America 3

In a recent MONEY Magazine and Salary.com review of careers, a Software engineer was rated the #1 job in America. Jobs were rated by their growth, pay, stress-levels and other factors. Here were the top 10 jobs in America including their 10 year job growth and average US salary. 1 Software engineer 46.07% $80,427 2 ...

Bush on a tear

There is no stopping this Texas cowboy. He is on a rampage and his global bullying policy isn’t stopping with Iraq. Even while Iraq is escalating into a potential civil war, the US debt is reaching an all-time high; Bush is still spewing his venomous threats toward Iran. Bush preaches using diplomacy to resolve the ...

US hits another low 3

Racism in the US has hit an all time low with the recent uproar by the media and senators on Capitol Hill. A United Arab Emirates company (Dubai Ports World) is set to purchase a British firm which manages some of the major ports in the U.S. Normally, a business transaction as such would appear ...

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