Phil Richardson: Climate change – the greatest concern

Phil Richardson: Climate change – the greatest concern

By Phil Richardson It is real and it threatens extinction of life on our planet, perhaps sooner than we imagine, if the trend line toward global warming is not turned around. One doesn’t need to be suffering the loss of a home from a wildfire or flood nor be breathing throat-rasping smoke, nor be one […]

Phil Richardson: The Silk Road Group

Phil Richardson: The Silk Road Group

By Phil Richardson The title evokes images of Marco Polo, the Italian explorer who became an aide to the mighty Mongolian Kublai Khan, ruler of most of Asia some 700 years ago. Traders who followed Polo’s track with long lines of camels laden with trade-goods, brought back the prized silk materials, woven of a material […]

Phil Richardson: Russian reprise—Chapter II: Beginning to connect the dots

Phil Richardson: Russian reprise—Chapter II: Beginning to connect the dots

By Phil Richardson You may find some of this stuff intriguing or boring, according to how great an interest you have in geography, real estate development and willingness to spend long hours chasing down the backgrounds of people with names like Mikheil Saakashvili, recent President of Georgia—the state south of Russia, where incidentally, one Jozev […]

Phil Richardson: Russian reprise

Phil Richardson: Russian reprise

By Phil Richardson On May 17th, 2017, former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed a Special Counsel with a directive from U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to “Oversee the previously-confirmed FBI investigation of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters.” That is a verbatim quote. I took special pains to […]

Phil Richardson: Terrorist NeoNazis came to Charlottesville spoiling for a fight

Phil Richardson: Terrorist NeoNazis came to Charlottesville spoiling for a fight

By Phil Richardson An Austrian native was the world’s worst race-hating terrorist of all time. Adolph Hitler became a hero by promising Germans he would make Deutchland Aber Alles (the greatest) again. He fell in with a relatively small (probably 100-200 person) group of National Socialist (Nazi) right-wingers about 1927. They first met in beer […]

Phil Richardson: Let’s get out of Afghanistan

Phil Richardson: Let’s get out of Afghanistan

By Phil Richardson In the past nine years, there have been 2,386 American military deaths and 20,049 wounded in Afghanistan. There would have many more, if military medicine had not made the advances it has since 1970. Beyond this awful price, what has the $4.79-Trillion the Watson Institute of Brown University says the US has […]

Phil Richardson: Health care in New Zealand

Phil Richardson: Health care in New Zealand

By Phil Richardson The United States is the only industrialized nation without Universal Health Care. One of the reasons is that we currently have the most expensive healthcare system in the World. The average annual cost per capita here is $7,290. I picked one of the best plans in use in another country for comparison—The […]

Phil Richardson: Thoughts following the annual meeting of anarchists or lost in translation – The G-20 Summit

Phil Richardson: Thoughts following the annual meeting of anarchists or lost in translation – The G-20 Summit

By Phil Richardson The battalions of polizie fought the rioters to a draw, but barely. There were times when the hordes of Goths and Visigoths appeared to be close to pillaging Hamburg. I think Grossmutter Merckel demonstrated an abundance of restraint in her treatment of both the crazies and the foreign representatives gathered there. It’s […]

Phil Richardson: Climate change

Phil Richardson: Climate change

By Phil Richardson In all of my 90-year lifetime, I have never seen weather that even begins to compare with what we are experiencing worldwide. Never before in my experience has their been the swarm of tornadoes and high winds such as those spawned continually, wreaking almost unrelenting havoc, death and billions of dollars of […]

Phil Richardson: Inferno!

Phil Richardson: Inferno!

By Phil Richardson “EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT THE WEATHER, BUT NO ONE DOES ANYTHING ABOUT IT” – Mark Twain All temperatures herein are based upon a scale calculated by German physicist Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, about the year 1700. It was 86 degrees at daybreak today in Tucson, Arizona—two degrees lower than yesterday at the same time. […]

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