On Superheroes  

  We saw the second Guardians of the Galaxy movie last weekend.  It provided another opportunity for my girlfriend to criticize my love for just about all things Marvel Comics.  Guilty!  Since my teen years I’ve loved Avengers, Conan, Daredevil, Captain America, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron [more...]

May 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Arrogance of Power

  This piece’s title may sound trite since you’ve probably heard the phrase before, so I apologize for that, but recent days’ events have delivered powerful examples of the phenomenon.  I also apologize for the couple of inescapable digressions that may distract from the main theme. [more...]

May 19, 2017 // 1 Comment

Malta Bank Employee Reveals Documents Linking Aliyevs to Bank Accounts

Continuing the series of articles we published in the last two weeks about corruption in Azerbaijan, we wish now to reveal additional scandalous details about funds deposited in a Malta bank by family members of Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev [more...]

May 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Yegparian: Turn, Turn, Turn

It’s not often I turn to musical references to make my arguments. In this case, it’s a biblically based song, which is an even more improbable reference. You probably recognized the song by name based on the title of this piece. The full name of the song is “Turn, Turn, Turn: To Everything [more...]

May 10, 2017 // 1 Comment

Aliyev Family Plunders Azerbaijan’s Oil Revenue

The government of Azerbaijan allocates its multi-billion dollar oil and gas revenue in four ways: Bribery; Theft by President Aliyev’s family and his cronies; Military purchases; Other budgetary matters. No wonder the majority of the people in Azerbaijan live in abject poverty, despite the [more...]

May 9, 2017 // 1 Comment

Ankara, Azerbaijan, and Abashment

Actually, it’s the opposite… The egos in power in the lands of Turks and pup-Turks seem to have absolutely no shame.  They are UN-abashedly pushing forward with actions and policies negatively impacting freedom of speech that are discrediting Turkey and Azerbaijan.  This piece is not meant to [more...]

May 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Azerbaijan Accused of Giving Millions in Bribes to Council of Europe

  For years, the government of Azerbaijan has been showering politicians and dignitaries from around the world with expensive gifts, such as silk carpets, gold, silver, caviar, cash, and all-expense paid trips in exchange for their votes in favor of Azerbaijan and against Armenia and Artsakh. [more...]

May 2, 2017 // 6 Comments

Time to Mature

It’s funny that just as in last week’s article, I feel compelled to explain the roots, the basis, of what I am about to assert, colloquially – “where I’m coming from.”  Otherwise, my views may seem contradictory, or, at least unlikely to lead to the conclusions that follow. [more...]

April 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

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