Monthly Archives: October 2011

Obama: Campaigning Like It’s 1936

Share on Facebook The following piece was taken from a comment by Carlos Lumpuy to an article entitled “Obama: Campaigning Like It’s 1936” by Merrill Matthews, on The comment stands on its own but read the article for a … Continue reading

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A Little Dinner Party in Ba Ria…

In August, 2011, my lovely wife, Hoang Thi Lan, and I were honored by a visit from some family members from Quang Nam Province, near Da Nang. There was her mother, Ly, one of her cousins, one of her sisters-in-law … Continue reading

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The ubiquitous hotdog vendor is a perfect model of Capitalism at work. “Gimme a dollar… Here’s a hotdog.” Let us perform a few thought experiments by altering the model to make it more “Sociable” and see what happens. In the … Continue reading

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Chilling Report from Holland

In a generation or two, the US will ask itself: “Who lost Europe ?” Here is the speech of Geert Wilders, Chairman, Party for Freedom The Netherlands , at the Four Seasons in New York, introducing an Alliance of Patriots … Continue reading

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