Monthly Archives: December 2011

Thank you

Ten weeks into this little blogging experiment, and on the edge of a new year filled with new challenges and new hopes, I wanted to take a moment to say “thank you“ to all of you who have taken the … Continue reading

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Burning Down the Constitution … An Update on NDAA 2012

As expected, President Barack Obama backed off  his veto threat and signed the NDAA 2012 into law.  So, as of this moment, it is now legal to detain American citizens indefinitely without access to either a hearing or a fair … Continue reading

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Empire in Decline: The Poorest of the Poor

Three months ago, in September 2011, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a new study on income disparity and economic stability. While this may not seem like the kind of thing that I might be prone to discuss on a … Continue reading

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“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” (2011): A One-Minute Film Review

Literary debuts don’t get any bigger than the Millenium trilogy authored by Swedish journalist, Stieg Larrson.  With worldwide sales of over 53 million copies, it was only a matter of time before the books would inevitably be turned into American … Continue reading

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“Margin Call” (2011): A One-Minute Film Review

In 2008, on the eve of the globalized economic meltdown, a young analyst at a Lehmen-Brothers-esque financial institution, comes to a startling conclusion.  His firm is dangerously over-leveraged with cancerous assets and is only weeks away from a complete and … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

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“Calvin and Hobbes” and the Joys of Snow Sculptures

Genius comes in many forms, including a six-year old boy’s awesome ability to craft truly deranged and nightmarish snow scenes!  Oh, how we miss you and your beloved tiger, little man. As for those of you who found yourself smiling … Continue reading

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