About

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

Obama/Clinton

Dominant Obama/Clinton Memes – You Are Racists and Sexists

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In a continuation of her need to create division and hate within the Nation during Monday’s debate, Hillary Clinton blanketed all of America’s justice system and police departments as being infected with the mythical blight of racism.  Then she went on to claim that the affliction was systemic nationwide, so apparently we’re all racists.   Clinton’s… Read more »

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Libya – Clinton’s Biggest Albatross

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Lest voters forget, the Clinton cheerleading attempts to make a name for herself in an anemic and paralyzed Administration all failed, and no attempt is more revealing of her naivety, and inability to make astute decisions, than the calamity we now know as Libya.  She championed the devastation of Africa’s most successful nation and  stable… Read more »

Too-Big-To-Fails

Wall Street Wealth Addiction and National Leadership . . . To Where?

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This week we were treated to insight into extensive banking corruption as Wells Fargo fired thousands of employees for creating fictional client accounts and moving client money into such accounts, without permission.  The so-called “cross-selling” and opening of as many as 2,000,000 such accounts, some for non-existing clients, has resulted in the terminations of 5,300… Read more »

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Clinton and Goldman Sachs — Why Such Duplicity?

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We are witnessing the disintegration of globalist plans for supranational authority over us from some unknown distant locale. In Europe, with spasms of stupidity, they attempted to instil fear in the hearts of Brits to no avail.  Donald Trump’s support has come in large part to his pushback on globalism and its principles of trade… Read more »

Lagarde & Clinton

Bankers, Oligarchs, and The Left’s Erosion of America’s foundation

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Many conservatives are concerned that the future of the Supreme Court is paramount, however, IMHO, the most profound threat to the great American ‘Experiment’ rests in the threat to its economic foundation.   Understand that senior bankers and senior globalists are happy to see a socialist in power.  Socialists don’t build economies and don’t care… Read more »

Obama & Clinton

Brazil’s Luiz “Lula” da Silva & Dilma Rousseff = Obama & Clinton

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We witness Obama’s relentless attacks on Trump, even while standing beside a foreign leader, and the media cannot help itself. The first President on the way out the door to ever insinuate himself into a Presidential election not only gets a pass, he gets rationalizations from the MSM.  His desperation to prevent an unravelling of… Read more »

Donald-Trump & Dana White

Trump’s Most Powerful Endorsement

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Amongst all of the crises we have swirling around us, financial, security, national, or international, all affecting our lives very directly, a powerful trend our media is ignoring is the very acute decline in business startup rates during the past decade.  This trend is a continuation of the general drift we have endured for over… Read more »

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For Those Undecided Trump Fence-Sitters

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Someone close to me has recently spent some months confronting the abject incompetence of government bureaucracy.  The lunacy of bureaucratic cover-my-back-side inactions is something most of us have experienced in frustration, regardless what corner of the government we have dealt with.  Each and every time I have found myself confronting the blundering inefficiency of the… Read more »

Obama

Obama Admin – Arrogance Soaked in Ignorance = Experts In Lying

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Last week we read with some confusion a long-winded self-congratulatory piece in the NYT that Obama lied about, . . . well, lied about pretty well everything particularly anything pertaining to his ‘historical’ Iran Deal.  He lied about the Iranian leadership.  He lied about the negotiations. He lied about Iran’s nuclear status.  He lied about… Read more »

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“Nationalist” – A New Insult Hurled At The Patriotic

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In the age of Obama we have witnessed attacks from the left which have refashioned conventional words into insults. The terms are twisted into slurs usually intended to demean the target, when no intelligent or rational argument can be constructed to counter a position. One such word, nationalism, has achieved prominence in use as an insult in only eight years.