Posts filed under “War/Defense”
Above you see the results from our Egypt Poll.
The widget I used is pretty cool — from a company whose Board I am on called Democrasoft. Their Collaborize product is a unique mash up of a survey and comment system. It allows the normally rambling, non-resolved comment stream to produce an actual result.
I think its very neat — and the widget is available to any blogger.
Potentially, the next step would be to set this up so it can substitute for the normal comment plug in for Word Press, Blogger or Movable Type blogs.
When protests started in Egypt last week, mainstream news outlets cried “democracy!” and compared the situation in Egypt to the Berlin Wall and Tienanmen Square. Meanwhile, STRATFOR (an intelligence company I’ve followed for years) spoke of a different possibility. At the time it may have been counter-intuitive for most institutions to draw parallels to 1979…Read More
The situation in Egypt continues to rivet news watchers. How might this end? What does this mean for the rest of region, for the concept of Democracy in the Mid-East, for other strongmen holding on to power, for the global economy, the price of Oil, and for stock markets? Please write what you think is…Read More
Former Director of the CIA’s Counter-Terrorism Center: American Policy in the Middle East is Failing
Washington’s Blog strives to provide real-time, well-researched and actionable information. George – the head writer at Washington’s Blog – is a busy professional and a former adjunct professor. ~~~ Former Director of the CIA’s Counter-Terrorism Center: American Policy in the Middle East is Failing Because the U.S. Doesn’t Believe in Democracy: Robert Grenier – a…Read More
Fault Lines: Ride of the Valkyries Jawad Mian 1 February 2011 > The following was written by Jawad Mian, Portfolio Manager based in Doha, Qatar ~~~ The script hasn’t changed. It always begins with an economic crisis that weakens social and political orders. People erupt into violent protests as problems surface to an extent that…Read More
Is Twitter a Driver of MidEast Revolution?
Fears of Suez Canal Shutdown, Radical Islam “Overblown,” Eurasia’s Sabra Says
Yahoo Tech Ticker Jan 31, 2011 01:06pm EST
As the markets slid south 1-3% on Friday, I got a phone call from a journalist looking for a quote about Egypt: “What does this mean to the markets?” My honest answer was “I have no idea.” While Egypt isn’t an oil nation, maybe there is a contagion effect of regional destabilization. I have no…Read More
My friend (and Washington State money manager) Carl writes about our three trillion dollar war post: The biggest reason the U.S. is marching towards receivership—-the U.S. refused to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Instead of raising taxes like we did to pay for WW 1 —we lowered them. Instead of having a…Read More
Speaking of costly wastes of money: This colorful graphic via Perceptual Edge, shows the outrageous costs of war in Iraq: > click for truly ginormous infographic > Whenever I hear a a congress critter discussing deficit spending, the first thing I do is check their vote on the Iraq war to see if they are…Read More