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Posts on 02/07/16

Alexander, Part III: The Dogfight for the Persian Empire

(A. J. Cave, USA, 02/07/16 3:25 pm) Blame Aristotle and his Poetics (c. 335 BCE)--not poetry, but rather a framework for developing creative content--dated to around the time Alexander, his star pupil, was razing Thebes to ...

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Martin Shkreli and Pharmaceutical Price Gouging

(Bienvenido Macario, USA, 02/07/16 5:23 am) Turing Pharmaceuticals former CEO Martin Shkreli was subpoenaed by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform after his company raised the price of the medication Daraprim from $13.50 to $ ...

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Single-Payer Health Care for US?

(Massoud Malek, USA, 02/07/16 5:02 am) The Constitution of Bhutan charges the Royal Government with ensuring a "safe and healthy environment," and with providing "free access to basic public health services in both modern an ...

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Posts on 02/06/16

Hillary Clinton`s Cattle Futures; from Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 02/06/16 7:55 am) Ric Mauricio writes: Regarding Hillary's success in cattle futures (see Massoud Malek and Mike Bonnie, both 5 February), her financial windfall was not based on a ...

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Bernie Sanders; Gerrymandering in Arizona

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 02/06/16 7:22 am) In response to Ric Mauricio (5 February), I agree with Bernie Sanders' view that we have a serious problem when wealthy private interests try very hard to control the government electoral process ...

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Coloureds, "Bastaards," and Identity

(Jose Manuel de Prada, Spain, 02/06/16 6:43 am) Responding to John E's questions of 3 February, yes, "Coloured," in the southern African context, means a person of mixed descent, but normally people who have some European blood in the ...

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Posts on 02/05/16

A Memorable "Tip"; Hillary Clinton`s Scandals

(Mike Bonnie, USA, 02/05/16 4:00 pm) This is in response to JE's comment on investing in cattle futures.  (See Massoud Malek, 5 February.) I wasted sound advice and missed my chance to jump in when jumping was prime. I'm r ...

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Hillary Clinton`s E-mails

(Clyde McMorrow, USA, 02/05/16 12:48 pm) I don't understand why people consider the use of a private e-mail server to be an issue. First, I doubt that Hillary Clinton has the skills to set up a secure server and I am fairly certain that ...

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Hillary Clinton`s Scandals

(Massoud Malek, USA, 02/05/16 10:19 am) Should we elect someone who wants to obliterate a country as our Commander-in-chief? http://www.reuters.com/a ...

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Sanders and the Financial Transaction Tax; from Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 02/05/16 5:20 am) Ric Mauricio follows up on his post of 4 February: If I understand John's question correctly, he is referring to Bernie Sanders' proposed Financial Transaction ...

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