It’s All Putin’s Fault… But Still He Wins

As a counterpoint to the 24/7 Russophobia oozing out of the US and the UK, Vladimir Putin is all but guaranteed to be re-elected for a fourth presidential term this Sunday. Beyond the foregone conclusion, what’s really hanging in the balance is the 70:70 equation: whether Putin can be assured of a 70% voter turnout …

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Drums Along the Potomac

The amateur psychologist in me suspects that the more the USA heaps Russia with censorious opprobrium and punishments, the closer this floundering polity actually is to completely losing its shit. Friday morning’s front-page headline in The New York Times appears to have been written by Pee Wee Herman: I can just hear Vlad Putin blowing a …

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WW3? The U.S. Threatens to Bomb Syria While Putin Promises to Retaliate

The replacement of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo signals a hawkish shift in the administration’s foreign policy that is clearly intended to prepare the country for a confrontation with Russia. Pompeo was not chosen for his diplomatic skills or his nuanced grasp of foreign relations but for his hardline approach …

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War with Russia? Is This Really What They Want?

It was said of Roman senator and rigorous proponent of Roman virtue, Cato the Elder, that he would end his speeches in the Senate with the mantra, Cathargo delenda est (Carthage must be destroyed). For Cato and his supporters, the very existence of the North African seafaring merchant power was a dagger pointed at the heart of a …

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WMD Lies Strike Again: The Skripal Incident

As the West rallies around recent allegations by the UK against Russia regarding the alleged poisoning of former Russian military intelligence officer-turned British spy – Sergei Skripal – it is crucial to point out the alarming lack of actual evidence involved. It is also important to point out the history of the accusers predicating entire …

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These Bottled Water Brands are LOADED with THOUSANDS of Plastic Particles: Is Your Favorite on the List?

Many people try to make a better choice by drinking bottled water instead of tap water since the municipal water from our faucets is loaded with all sorts of chemicals and pollutants. Unfortunately, bottled water may not be that much better. It’s old news that some brands of bottled water are little more than tap …

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