Monthly Archives: December 2014

What Next? And Next?: A shorthand history of America at war Part V The Korean War, 1950-53

The United States government blundered into a war that it said it was not going to fight. Then, after joining the war, it ignored various warnings as the war expanded. In Korea, the U.S. government once again took a dangerous course and had a new war. America fought its way right up to the North…

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Why Are So Many People Sick of Pols?

News Item: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces the state will impose a ban on fracking, a relatively new but controversial technique of extracting oil from rock. Fracking is being used in numerous states, including New York’s neighbor, Pennsylvania. What’s wrong or right with fracking? I don’t know and I don’t profess to know. However,…

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What Next? And Next?(i) : A shorthand history of modern America at war Part IV World War II

In the late 1930s, under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the United States would start taking the steps to the back door of war, even though most Americans wanted the nation to remain neutral. FDR was an admirer of President Wilson and had been a member of his cabinet. (ii) Indeed, a young Franklin Roosevelt, as…

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The “Disgrace” that Traps Many Young People

From childhood in many homes it is drilled into millions of impressionable young minds: “You will go to a good university. It is the pathway to almost everything that is good in life. We’ll get the money for it by borrowing.” So millions of young people, many with little understanding of what they’re doing and…

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What Next? And Next?: A shorthand history of America at war Part III America and the Great War (1917-1918)

President Wilson, at the outset of the war in Europe in August 1914, called for strict neutrality. “We must be impartial in thought as well as in action,” (i) he announced. He knew most Americans wanted to stay out of the war. The same was true some 25 years later at the start of World…

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Why Some Women End Up with the Wealth That Eludes Others: This holiday season will be a spending disaster for many women as well as men.

Title: Ladies With Loot: Subtitle: How They Spend, How They Save, And How to Be One Yourself! By Erica L. McCain, LUTCF (47 pages, available at Amazon.com) “Fifty percent off so buy now! You must act now to take advantage of these great offers. This is the greatest bargain sale we have ever offered! Call…

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