The Military Industrial Complex Is Undermining US National Security

"The ongoing problems with the F-35 and other military programs, stemming from virtually unlimited budgets, underline the inefficiency of the American military-industrial complex...This will certainly bare consequences for Washington’s present and future strategy of power projection."

Real Fake News: Science Used As Propaganda

"Fear sells. We are used to it in the media but don’t usually expect it from doctors and scientists. But they are humans too, and just as likely to push their agenda instead of the truth."

Politics Of The Next 4 Years: Part 3 (What's An Independent To Do?)

"I am not a Democrat or a Republican. I do not consider myself a libertarian, progressive, socialist, anarchist, conservative, neoconservative or neoliberal. I’m just a 38 year old guy trying to figure it all out...I still don't understand why any of us put up with Washington D.C. All 50 states should secede from it and start over."

Bitcoin Is Like The Internet In 1995

"On August 9, 1995, the internet had its "mainstream" moment. That’s when Netscape held its IPO and released its web browser, Netscape Navigator, to the world... I think we’ll look back at Japan’s legalization of bitcoin as its Netscape moment..."

Foxconn To Get $230,000 In Incentives For Every Wisconsin Job Created

The "incentive package" for the Foxconn deal will total $3 billion over 15 years, including $1.5 billion in state income tax credits for job creation; up to $1.35 billion in state income tax credits for capital investment and up to $150 million for the sales and use tax exemption. In other words, just over $230,000 for each new job that Foxconn may (or may not) create.

The Myth Of India's Information Technology Industry

"The Indian IT industry and most Indian businesses are run by people who are more akin to power-brokers and traders. In IT, they have just created a story and traded Indian 'coolies' for wage-arbitrage.  For them IT jobs are passports to get Green Cards and go to US...Inside the country, Indians have increased their gold hoarding...Those who can are moving their gold and wealth abroad."