A constituent of the vast baby boomer generation with a career which has been fortunate to know the ponderous corporate worlds, as well as the intimately pressurized, and invigorating entrepreneurial domains of high tech and venture capital, I have harvested my share of mistakes meandering through corridors of enterprise from Silicon Valley, to London and endless, colourful, sometimes praetorian points in between. The voyage has provided an abundance of fodder for a pen yielding to an inquisitive keyboard, a foraging mind, and a passionate spirit. Whether political or business or social or economic or personal, is it not all political? It is a privilege to write, and an even greater privilege to be read by anyone, and sometimes with the wind at my back the writing may occasionally be legible. I do not write to invite scorn, nor to invite respect, but if I get really lucky the writing can stimulate thinking. I also write for the very selfish purpose of animating my own processes, and engaging the best of what life offers. Above all, whether biting fire or swatting shadows, I am grateful to be gifted the freedom to write and publish whatever flows down to the keyboard. To all those who enabled this freedom, and to all those standing guard to preserve it, I am indebted.

Posts by James Raider

Assad : Putin

Putin Goes To War . . . Real War . . . Again. Where Is Obama?

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Obama today ran to the podium using a horrendous crime at a college in Oregon to rail against guns. As traumatic as these insane killings are, when Obama addressed the Nation, barely any information was available from Oregon. What was he up to? Was he throwing a shiny object, gun control, out there for the media to goggle at while, . . . while what?

Hollywood Hypocrisy

Liberal Hypocrisy Unleashed On All Women

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Democrats have for years accused conservatives of conducting a war on women. Seeped in hypocrisy and oozing with deception, this assertion has been conducted with help from a witless media, and with assistance from the influential socialist enclave of Hollywood. I use the term “hollywood” inclusively here — herding into this corral, both the players and the products of the entertainment industry.

Roatan, HONDURAS:  Agents of the Direction of Fight against Narcotrafic of Honduras arrange two thousand Kilos of seized cocaine to be destroyed in Roatan, 08 November  2006. According to authorities Naval Forces seized the drugs shipment in Roatan, Islands of the Bahia in the Caribbean of Honduras 07 November. Twelve people four of them Colombians were arrested during the operation.   AFP PHOTO  (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

A Drug Addled Society — Who Has The WILL To Act?

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Twenty five years from now, where will our society be, given the ever expanding, persistent and destructive invasion that harmful illicit drugs are imposing on us? Will drug-clattering minds become the dominant impression indelibly stamped on our ethos for the ages? This infectious disease is affecting our families, our newborn, our businesses, our homes, our personal safety, our productivity, our creativity and all of our social constructs, plus it is delivering homelessness, spreading infectious diseases, and straining emergency rooms. Does anyone have the will to act?

Obama & Pope Francis

Obama and Pope Francis vs. America’s Middle Class?

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We await a heavy-handed anti-capitalist measure of therapy about to be unleashed on the world from the supreme seat of power, the Oval Office, as two world leaders link their voices, trumpeting the global redistribution of wealth. The Argentinian Pope, Pope Francis, with as much pomp and pageantry as this Administration can muster, will be revered and burnished by our uninformed and un-inquisitive media.

Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina speaks during the Women's Conference of Florida luncheon held in Tampa, Thursday, March 19, 2015. Fiorina is founder of the Unlocking Potential Project a conservative based political action committee. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Octavio Jones)  TAMPA OUT; CITRUS COUNTY OUT; PORT CHARLOTTE OUT; BROOKSVILLE HERNANDO TODAY OUT

Can Fiorina Change and Become A Counterweight To Wall Street?

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Most American taxpayers observe large business mergers and acquisitions with a sense of amazement as hundreds of millions, even billions of dollars get moved around in a seemingly complex game where the players are supposedly brilliant negotiators, capable of erecting complicated structures.   The reality, of course, is far from the the self-serving PR with… Read more »

TRUMP & Flag

Trump — Key To Ending Wall Street’s Devastation Of America’s Middle Class

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Wall Street and its senior bankers have laid America down to sleep. They have done it in less than one generation. They lost their way and corrupted their role in our capitalist society, having used wealth to control and manipulate the political process, producing ever increasing obscene wealth.

North African Waves

Obama / Clinton Arab Spring — A Betrayal of Europe and The West

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The Obama Administration’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood revolutionaries in the Middle East, beginning with deposing Mubarak in Egypt then spreading destabilization to Tunisia, Libya and Syria, ignited an out-of-control fire that has consumed practically all of North Africa and the Middle East.   The inferno still rages and is imposing irreversible consequences on the West…. Read more »

Obama /  Jarrett

The Obama/Jarrett Plan For Re-election In 2016

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Addressing a gaggle of dictators comprising the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Obama feigned a weak lament that although he considered himself a good president, he could not run again. That pesky thing called a Constitution that his Administration has trampled on for six years was in the way.  “I cannot run again.  I can’t run… Read more »