Corruption: A Handy-Dandy How-To

Since corruption seems to be all the rage and nearly totally accepted in our homeland, and since many in the West are unaccustomed to the sky-high levels and endless diversity in which this practice manifests itself, I thought I’d do some research and present my findings to Diasporan readers so [more...]

February 9, 2018 // 1 Comment

Don’t Regret… Do.

How does one avoid regret? If the person is a psychopath, it’s easy: Regret may not even arise, no matter how vile the behavior. But for most human beings, the path to overcoming regrets is paved with the gleaming white marble stones of doing the right thing. Other than the natural human aversion [more...]

February 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Teghut Tailings Travesty; Glendale Gas Grift; More Mining Mania

Surprise, surprise, surprise… Not! I was shocked, shocked, to learn from a very brief news item a few days ago of a breach in the Teghut (Teghout/Teghoud) copper and molybdenum mine’s tailings* pond, resulting in the toxic liquids’ retained therein flowing into the Teghut River, thence to [more...]

January 26, 2018 // 2 Comments

Turkey in Syria… and More

With the battles to eradicate the irremediable vermin known as Daesh/ISIS winding down in Iraq and Syria, other conflicts, subsumed and overshadowed by that effort, are now coming to the fore. Here, I’ll try to summarize what’s going on with the Kurds in Syria, largely by way of the huge role [more...]

January 22, 2018 // 10 Comments

Greece and Turkey Playing Nice?

So, a Turk walks into a bar… Oh wait, I’m not telling a joke. Rather, I’m writing an article. But that’s difficult to remember when the Turk in question is Erdoğan and the “bar” is Greece. Turkey’s First Couple signing the book of honor as the Greek President looks on (Photo: [more...]

January 12, 2018 // 5 Comments

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