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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

Trump

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.

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Pretence of Superior Intellectual Morality and Our Paralysis

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During a recent five participant discussion which had slipped from the metaphysical to the political, one supposedly educated individual blessed with a Phd whom I’d asked three times to provide facts to shore up his simplistic statist ‘talking point’ blurted out in foundering frustration, “Are you a climate change denier?” I was not so much shocked as I was seriously disappointed. Here was an ostensibly intelligent member of society, who, in a weak moment and showing insecurities, defaulted to the use of personal slight, thinking that retreating to the redoubt of his moral high ground might put me in my place.

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Cuban Military Abuse Mirrors The Oppression Of America

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Air Force One landed in Havana this weekend, delivering an homage from America to the Cuban dictatorship. In servile acquiescence to his fascist hosts, Obama posed for pictures with likenesses of Che Guevara and Jose Marti, even placing a wreath on Revolution Square in remembrance to Marti. Such undisguised and significant spectacles of validation for oppression reflect an indisputable state of mind — an acquiescence to despotism. It mirrors the suppression of America and its rule of law, which this Administration has successfully imposed through the protection of seniors bankers who violated and vandalized American taxpayers, and America’s middle class and then, for good measure, kicked the poorest of the Nation into permanent poverty.

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Trump – Why Bankers, Politicians Left and Right, and Lobbyists, Fear Him . . .

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Donald Trump has turned the whole of the Washington ‘establishment’ for miles around the ‘beltway’ into a fearful and muddled morass emitting noxious gas, hoping it asphyxiates all sources of energy propelling Trump toward the White House.   The majority of the MSM pretends it is only the Republican establishment which hates Trump, although it… Read more »

Tim Cook

Obama vs. Apple — The Road to Tyranny

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The ABC interview with Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook on Feb. 24, 2016, unintentionally revealed a CEO under siege, a CEO behind the eight ball, and a CEO who felt he had been betrayed by Obama. He had been double-crossed by a politician he had helped elect. Cook earnestly and effectively stated Apple’s quandary, nevertheless, he could not help but look like the deer in the head lights. He plaintively stated that he felt he should have received a heads-up from Obama.

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America’s Existential Challenge.

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  The most extensive theft of our cash has been imposed by our own Federal Government. The politically motivated and seemingly endless printing of dollars has reduced the value of our cash. With a rapidly ascending National debt already stepping over the $19 trillion mark, an economy visibly slowing having been in a depression since 2007,… Read more »

Keystone-Pipeline

Obama’s Kenyan Pipeline Hypocrisy

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Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline two months ago in a strictly political move pretending that such a project would undercut America’s ‘leadership on climate change’.  His politically driven agenda ignored the upside that newly employed thousands would bring to a starving economy – in North America.  So why is Obama promoting, even arranging financing,… Read more »