Alexandra Leaving, Alexandria Lost

Suddenly the night has grown colder. The God of love preparing to depart. Alexandra hoisted on his shoulder, They slip between the sentries of the heart. ... ... ... Even though she sleeps upon your satin; Even though she wakes you with a kiss. Do not say the moment was imagined; Do not stoop to … Continue reading Alexandra Leaving, Alexandria Lost

Across the Borderland

"When you reach the broken promised land Every dream slips through your hands And you'll know it's too late to change your mind 'cause you pay the price to come so far Just to wind up where you are And you're still just across the borderline Now you're still just across the borderline And you're … Continue reading Across the Borderland

Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow

We reproduce the statement issued by Edward Snowden from Moscow via Wikileaks in the hope that the pressure of public opinion will be strong enough to prevent damage being inflicted upon him. Monday July 1, 21:40 UTC One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for … Continue reading Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow

TYReads “Snowden’s future”

Snowden’s future @ Financial Times With this article brimming with doublespeak, the Financial Times tries to convince the western and the global public opinion, shocked by the realization that the old USA is no longer a democracy but "something else", into believing that Edward Snowden is a criminal and not what a growing body of public … Continue reading TYReads “Snowden’s future”

TYR reads “those who care, have known about this for a long, long time.”

Government Is Tracking Verizon Customers' Records @ The Wall Street Journal. Some excerpts: "The National Security Agency is obtaining a complete set of phone records from  all Verizon U.S. customers under a secret court order, according to a published account and former officials." "Verizon is required to provide NSA with "all call detail records" of customers, … Continue reading TYR reads “those who care, have known about this for a long, long time.”

Wasteland of the Free

In 1996 Iris DeMent released The Way I Should, an album containing ”Wasteland of the Free” a blunt indictment of the right-wing political and social agenda dominating in the US. As Richard Phillips reports, “ Iris DeMent explained that “Wasteland of the Free” was a difficult song to perform because it was so direct. “But I can’t keep quiet about these things,” … Continue reading Wasteland of the Free

Bernanke & Hockey Stick Inflation

Yesterday, in his biannual testimony to the USA Congress, the president of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, asserted that inflation under his and Mr. Greenspan's mandate was no more than 2% a year. While this might be "true" using Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, please check ShadowStats for a true picture of inflation in … Continue reading Bernanke & Hockey Stick Inflation

Ron Paul bids farewell to the USA Congress & America loses a true hero

Perhaps the most outstanding USA political figure of the last  2 generations, certainly the most underappreciated & misunderstood, two days ago Ron Paul bid his farewell speech to the USA Congress after 23 years of service. Notice the reluctant applause at the end of the speech, a reliable sign that some truths were uttered. Best of … Continue reading Ron Paul bids farewell to the USA Congress & America loses a true hero

TYR reads “The Real Reason Behind War”

by James E. Miller of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada First some excerpts, then a comment, and finally the article. The excerpts: "As economist Joseph Salerno notes: We thus arrive at a universal, praxeological truth about war. War is the outcome of class conflict inherent in the political relationship – the relationship between ruler and ruled, … Continue reading TYR reads “The Real Reason Behind War”