Category Archives: USA Politics and Economy

Guns in America and the Washington Talkathon – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine + video

Extra point: Dale Hansen on school shootings

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Guns in America and the Washington Talkathon

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine  (published on June 25, 2016)

NOTHING HAS CHANGED – GUN INCIDENTS INCREASE

Guns in America

Here’s a suggestion: Let gun control be the main policy issue in the 2016 presidential elections. In this way the American public will get the chance to decide on policies regarding gun control.     Continue reading

The danger in what others wish for in Venezuela – By David Jessop

The View from Europe: The danger in what others wish for in Venezuela

David Jessop

February 16, 2018 – By David Jessop

A few days ago, the International Energy Agency reported that oil production in the US was undergoing extraordinary growth. The OECD-related body for net importers of oil said that the increase meant that US “production could equal global demand growth” largely because of its rapidly expanding shale output. This meant that US production would probably reach 11 million bpd by late 2018, outstripping Saudi Arabia and offsetting OPEC-led supply cuts aimed at increasing energy prices.      Continue reading

Violence in America – By Hubert  Williams (written in July 2012)

Violence in America

By Hubert  Williams (written in July 2012)

In 2016, The US had over 300 million guns – nearly one for every member of the population

Boston, Massachusetts, July 27, 2012 – – Every time some idiot takes a weapon(s), which the United States Constitution gives him the legal right to have, and murders people he has never met, this nation rises up in remorse, but then settles back comfortably to await the next appalling repetition.

From the way the public speaks, the possession of deadly weapons is a prerogative many Americans treasure.   Continue reading

How many US school shootings have there been in 2018 so far? – Eight – videos

How many US school shootings have there been in 2018 so far?

The Guardian – February 15, 2018

Attack on a Florida high school is the eighth shooting to have resulted in death or injury during the first seven weeks of the year

Just seven weeks into 2018, there have been eight shootings at US schools that have resulted in injury or death.          Continue reading

Why Public Transportation Sucks in the US – Video

Why Public Transportation Sucks in the US – Video

 

Unpaid Black Labor Built the United States | #CreateBlackHistory

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Unpaid Black Labor Built the United States | #CreateBlackHistory

We built these damn things…Be informed. … The other side of the story.

To the Media: Words Matter. Stop Normalizing Trump – By Robert Reich

To the Media: Words Matter. Stop Normalizing Trump.

Robert Reich

Robert Reich | truthdig: digging beneath the headlines

Now that Donald Trump has been president for almost a year, it’s time the media called his behavior for what it is rather than try to normalize it. Here are the six most misleading media euphemisms for conduct unbecoming a president:

1. Calling Trump’s tweets “presidential statements” or “press releases.” “The President is the President of the United States, so they’re considered official statements by the President of the United States,” Trump’s first press secretary, Sean Spicer, said last June when asked during his daily briefing how his tweets should be characterized.

Wrong. Trump’s tweets are mostly rants off the top of his head – many of them wild, inconsistent, rude, crude, and bizarre.    Continue reading

 The US Presidents Meet Queen Elizabeth II … since 6 February 1952 – Photos

The US Presidents Meet Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Today marks the 56th year since Elizabeth II became Queen.

Elizabeth II – BornApril 21, 1926,  has been Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand since 6 February 1952. Additionally, she is Head of the Commonwealth and queen of 12 countries that have become independent since her accession.

Are you a little shocked by the pictures when it penetrates your brain as to how long she’s been around. She gives new meaning to the phrase “Long Live the Queen”.
In all, she has met 11 US Presidents, starting with Truman and ending with Obama.
The 12th will be President Trump when he makes his first official visit to London.
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USA Racism: James Baldwin delivers earth shattering speech at Cambridge University (1964)

Black History Month – February

James Baldwin delivers earth shattering speech at Cambridge University during a debate with William F. Buckley (1964)

More info on James Baldwin below:

James Baldwin – Wikipedia  <click

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Baldwin

U.S. President Donald Trump – first State Of The Union address to Congress

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his first State Of The Union address to Congress delivered on January 30, 2018.

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