"Given the rate of psychopathology, I don't care what people think of me." - Day Brown
by Kevin Alfred Strom
IT WAS 45 YEARS AGO this Summer. Expo 67, the World’s Fair. I remember it very well — though I was just 11 at the time. My family — my Mom and Dad, my brother, and our little part-beagle-part-terrier Cookie — drove up from Virginia in our blue ’64 Belvedere.
"When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong." - Buckminster Fuller
MY WORK CITED: I’m pleased to note that my essay on the arrest and prosecution of “Russian” oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, “The Khodorkovsky Affair,” has been cited in The Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law.
The Khodorkvosky Affair [...]
"Demagogue: One who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots." - Mencken
RUSSIAN INVENTOR’S FLYING CAR: A young Russian inventor, Alexander Begak, has developed a flying car that can travel 50 mph on land, 100 mph in the air, and has a range of over 2,000 miles on a tiny tank of fuel. The car weighs less than most of its potential pilots. It also has [...]
"Law is a bottomless pit; it is a cormorant, a harpy that devours anything." - Jonathan Swift
MORE WAR RUMBLINGS: It seems that the oligarchs of the so-called “West” (actually, Russia seems to stand for traditional Western values more than America or the EU does these days) not only want to conquer Iran, but to surround and intimidate Russia as well. According to South Ossetian political scientist Irina Kadzhaev, “Georgia’s war [...]
"Beauty is necessary for the development of the soul." - Willow Rowan
USA NOW MARXIST?: I suppose it had to happen sometime after the accession of Barack I, but it’s still an historic moment: a writer on Russia’s Pravda has described the U.S.A. as “Marxist” and called for Russians to rethink their American investments.
Pravda has quite a bit of courage and some good articles these [...]
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon him not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair
RUSSIA FAVORS EURO OVER DOLLAR: According to Pravda, “the U.S. dollar is not Russia’s basic reserve currency anymore.” Though dollar-based assets at Russia’s central bank are still substantial at over 40%, they are dropping and have now been exceeded by Euro-based assets.
"The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now." - Anonymous
THE JEWISH CONTRIBUTION TO ‘ANTI-SEMITISM’: Pravda online just published a rather even-handed article with that daring title by Dr. Peter Baofu. I applaud their courage in doing so, and they do outshine the nominally American press in many areas, but I wish they would stop damaging their credibility with articles by anti-evolution cranks and junk [...]
"Governments under democracy… are at the mercy of financial or class interests on the one hand, and of an electorate fed by falsehoods from Press and Party on the other. Leadership under such conditions becomes impossible; it must turn coward and opportunist even to endure." - A.K. Chesterton
MORE WHITE CHILDREN: According to the Daily Telegraph, encouraging a higher birthrate in his country is Russian President Medvedev’s pet cause. Among other measures, Medvedev (pictured) instituted the “Order of Parental Glory” for Russian families who bring four or more children into the world and provide them with a healthy environment. Russian birthrates grew [...]
"The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living." - Henri Poincaré
UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE DAY: The BBC reports that Georgia likely committed war crimes in South Ossetia; Human Rights Watch concurs. We get nothing but silence from the US establishment, of course; and Fox News has also blacked out this story.
"With the Jews getting Whiter and Whiter, and the White remnant getting more mixed all the time, it is conceivable that a time could come in which a bunch of mulatto-mestizo hybrids still calling themselves 'White' will be railing against 'Jews' who are almost as White as Robert Redford. Will the genetic essence of Jewishness, whatever that might be, and the Jewish ethnocentric survival strategy, somehow survive this genetic sea-change? I don't know. But I know that the essence of our own White race will not survive the amalgamation with other races that the Jewish elite is forcing on us." - Kevin Alfred Strom
WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK: If you like music and, like me, want to avoid supporting the Evil Empire’s economy, you may enjoy the superb AVRO Klassiek from Holland. Also try 101.ru from Russia: a huge selection of genres at 128 kbps. Their ‘Cyber Space’, the sometimes wacky-lounge ‘Easy Listening’, and ‘Pop Classical’ have [...]