Daily Archives: September 25, 2017

Why Cede the Flag to Trump? – David Frum | The Atlantic

Why Cede the Flag to Trump?

Colin Kaepernick and other athletes have a better claim on the United States’ symbols and their meaning.

David Frum | The Atlantic

President Trump apparently slept on it overnight and woke up early on Sunday morning thinking: “Yes, I will fight a cultural war against black athletes.”

In two Sunday morning tweets, Trump urged a boycott of the National Football League until owners punished players who refused to stand for the national anthem, in protest of police brutality and racial injustice — capping a weekend of taunting and trash-talking that began at his Alabama rally last Friday night.   Continue reading

The great Saudi sell-off: why bankers and lawyers are flocking to the Gulf

The great Saudi sell-off: why bankers and lawyers are flocking to the Gulf

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By Frank Kane in Dubai  – The Guardian UK

The kingdom’s privatisation plans dwarf those of Thatcher or even the post-Soviet ‘Wild East’. And they will change the country out of all recognition

Don’t even think about getting the Sunday morning flight from Dubai to Riyadh. The same applies to the Thursday afternoon slots going back.

Both – and many in between – are booked solid by investment bankers, corporate lawyers, accountants, consultants and PR advisers who appreciate the weekend comforts of the UAE, but who know the big business is to being done in Saudi Arabia.

Read more: The great Saudi sell-off

The Climate Swerve: Reflections on Mind, Hope and Survival with Robert Jay Lifton and Bill Moyers

From the blog by Rosaliene Bacchus…

Three Worlds One Vision

Atomic bomb mushroom cloud over Nagasaki - Japan

Dotard & Rocket Man
play nuclear war games
while Frankenstorms rage.

Bill Moyers, managing editor of Moyers & Company and BillMoyers.com, recently sat down with 91-year-old Robert Jay Lifton, a renowned American psychiatrist and historian. They talked about his just published book, The Climate Swerve: Reflections of Mind, Hope, and Survival. Lifton borrowed the term “swerve” from Harvard humanities professor Stephen Greenblatt who used the term to describe a major historical change in human consciousness. Lifton has turned his attention to climate change, which, he says, “presents us with what may be the most demanding and unique psychological task ever required of humankind.”

I share with you some excerpts from Lifton’s responses to Moyers during the interview.

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A Poignant Question Wrongly phrased? – By Yvonne Sam

A Poignant Question Wrongly phrased?

Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

From the selection, the election to the detection—How time has trudged.

Since November 8, 2016 to present, from the studios of Fox News and CNN to the barstools of the local watering hole amateur psychoanalysis has become America’s favourite pastime.  There have been dozens of theories in circulation all geared at answering one question: What is wrong with President elect Donald Trump?  Now it is my firmly held belief that such a question misses the point.

What’s wrong with Donald Trump?  should be appropriately phrased– What’s wrong with US  (us)?     Continue reading

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