Category Archives: Iran

Trump’s October Surprises

Trump’s October Surprises A so-far secret and unwritten middle class tax cut, to cut middle class taxes by 10%.  It can’t be voted on until after the election, so I suspect, we have to have a Republican Senate and House.  … Continue reading

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Penance, and a UN Solution to the Yemen War

Penance, and a UN Solution to the Yemen War All of the parties in the Yemen war are in trouble.  The main humanitarian problem is the impending famine of 13 million people there.  In religious countries, it is well understood … Continue reading

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Iran is the Real Target, and US Banks See a Risk

Iran is the Real Target, and US Banks See a Risk Apparently, I have been misguided in focusing on Saudi Arabia and its oil.  Trump’s real goal is to block the worldwide export of Iranian oil, as a punishment for … Continue reading

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Saudi Oil Among US and California Oil Imports

Saudi Oil Among US and California Oil Imports While our relations and the world status with Saudi Arabia are now being examined, that is far beyond my field.  I will just examine our use of their oil imports in the … Continue reading

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Is It Moral to Wipe Out the Persian Civilization Because of Trump’s Machismo?

Is it Moral to Wipe Out the Persian Civilization Because of Trump’s Machismo? The words “macho” and “machismo” haven’t been popular for a while. But we haven’t had a President who takes threats, which are just words, as a personal … Continue reading

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Isn’t It Time for the President to Get a Science Advisor?

Isn’t It Time for the President to Get a Science Advisor? Donald Trump is about to enter into face-to-face negotiations on perhaps denuclearizing North Korea, or the Korean Peninsula. Nuclear weapons development and testing, ICBMs, nuclear reactors, and nuclear fuel … Continue reading

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Trump’s Testosterone Trip

Trump’s Testosterone Trip Why should Trump, Fox News, and Trump’s new lawyer get all the fun in proposing conspiracy theories. Invoking the Quid Pro Quo amendment, we all can propose conspiracy theories. Mine is that in the past few days, … Continue reading

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The Unpredictability of Energy Policy?

The Unpredictability of Energy Policy? Many unexpected events and technological developments occur which can change energy outlook over the period of a decade. But in many areas, some people foresaw the occurrences, or just made good guesses. But not knowing … Continue reading

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UC Irvine Talk by Reza Aslan on Islamophobia

UC Irvine Talk by Reza Aslan titled:  “Fear Inc., Confronting Islamaphobia in America”.   He is a Professor at UC Riverside in the Department of Creative Writing. He is an analyst for CNN, and has a CNN show on religions … Continue reading

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Trump and Brain Drains

Trump and Brain Drains Somehow, Dictators are associated with Brain Drains.  In historical cases, it is not just dislike for dictators, not just secondary effects of a dictator’s policies, but actual purges carried out by the dictator against academics and … Continue reading

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