Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

down the slippery slope of the golan

Well, he was supposed to be the savior of Canada. They, the liberal party dragged him out of Harvard and basically said it would be cake-walk to 24 Sussex Drive, a formality, get inside to Ignatieff’s ego and off they … Continue reading

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buy and sell: homecomings and goings

Jesse Livermore was a well known Wall Street stock broker in his time who made fortunes and lost them on a recurrent, even casual basis. His exploits were best documented in Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, from Edwin Lefevre, which … Continue reading

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putin: land of toska and dousha

Russians have always had a thread of excess, showing itself strong and clear against the somber texture of their existence. Extreme activity. Extreme laziness. Extreme appetite. The extremely excessive. The extravagant Slav temperament seems to be traced to all classes … Continue reading

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release from moderation

Nothing exceeds like excess. It colors a somber Russian landscape¬† and its offshoot eccentricities perhaps aided and abetted by the extreme and often inhospitable climate. For Russia whether Czarist, Communist and new Czarist appears to have no middle ground, only … Continue reading

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the too real to be true deal

We seem to be on the verge of a new era of populism, a search for someone to rise up on behalf of the little guy and gal like- Obama was rhetorically pining to do before getting knock-kneed- and defying … Continue reading

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they don’t like mondays

Are wars simply a matter of sex and psychology: irrational alpha males grabbing the bananas and lovemaking at the top of the tree with his submissive sweet fruit? Or in conflict conducted in a purposeful manner by thinking and reflective … Continue reading

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from russia with blood: soul on ice

A Russian soul on ice somewhere freezing somewhere in a clearly unromantic wasteland of the north?Valery Popov: “he killed six people, but his soul was pure.”¬† Russian history, its tragedies, sufferings and near fatalistic natures can lead one to conclude … Continue reading

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america the brave: toga party on the potomac?

Is America a country on the precipice before the fall? Is America in decline and a decadent society and how anxious should that make us? There is no better example of framing an answer than to begin by comprehending the … Continue reading

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