Monthly Archives: July 2011

Will the US ‘roll back’ its hard nosed policy towards North Korea?

Smiling faces on a 15 second shot on American television of North Korea’s top nuclear negotiator and vice president Kim Kye gwan as he deplaned at JFK aeroport on Sunday 25 July for preliminary talks with the US on breathing … Continue reading

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Jobs: the centre is not holding

Barack Obama addressed the nation last evening, to make his case for raising the US’ debt level, bring in spending, and raise much needed revenues. He was quickly followed by John Boehner, speaker of the lower house of the US … Continue reading

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The DBS campaign spotlights TIAA-Cerf

TIAA-Cref is, as its website tells us: a Fortune 100 AAA rated finance service and insurance company’ investing pension funds for a fee, and good returns. TIAA is also the object of pressure from the worldwide Boycotts Divestment Sanctions movement, … Continue reading

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Timber! James Mudoch’s fall from grace

Labour MP Tom Watson has referred James Murdoch’s case to Scotland Yard for false testimony before the House of Commons select committee looking into the News Corp’s telephone hacking scandal. Not to put a fine point on it, Murdoch is … Continue reading

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Has the US a more nuanced approached to North Korea?

Lord love a duck: US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has never relaxed a muscle when it comes to confronting North Korea at a time when, once again, Pyongyang has called for reconvening six party talks in Beijing, in abeyance … Continue reading

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Roil, moil, bubble and trouble for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang ROK?

After the announcement weeks ago that the International Olympic Committee awarded South Korea the 2018 Winter Games to be held in Pyeongchang mountainous district on the country’s east coast, trouble is brewing. Banished from memories of the fanfare and the … Continue reading

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Alfred E Murdoch says What me worry, I am not responsible

We substituted K. Rupert Murdoch’s surname for that of ‘Mad Magazine’s’ iconic non worrier Alfred E. Newman. Anyone watching yesterday’s questioning the media mogul and heir apparent son James would have tasted the bitter cup of tea of falsehoods the … Continue reading

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