Monthly Archives: August 2016

Dear @POTUS: You’re still high on my list of admired Presidents. Your family is admirable, but something’s wrong. What’s in store for US?

It’s globalism, the U.S. Constitution and it’s applicability to refugees isn’t it? How does Merrick Garland weigh in on the dilemma of colliding worlds? What about that GDP metric and climate change, transboundary air pollution? https://johnrubens.wordpress.com/2016/08/29/dear-potus-youre-still-high-on-my-list-of-admired-presidents-your-family-is-admirable-but-somethings-wrong-whats-in-store-for-us

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What Does Each #Refugee Seek [After the Refuge is Dealt]?

2 1 a #kibbutz, to another a #slave camp, to a third a #sanctuary with #bike paths to more #places than they’ve ever seen before. #Refugee x # of https://johnrubens.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/what-does-each-refugee-seek-after-the-refuge-is-dealt  

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What Do You Think’s Gonna Happen to the Refugees? @ForeignAffairs #RecentBooks #ReviewerofReviews

All review citations are to the publication Foreign Affairs, Volume 95, Number 5, [aka September/October 2016]. Juicy: International Monetary Cooperation: Lessons From the Plaza Accord After Thirty Years, Edited by C. FRED BERGSTEN AND RUSSELL A GREEN. Peterson Institute for International Economics, … Continue reading

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#TheWizardofTwitter: U dare ask us for payment? #Tweep: Yes Sir, I mean, yes your Honor!” #TheWizardofTwitter: SILENCE! #Baum #Poe #CharlesDickens

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Sometimes @POTUS means #JimmyandRosalynCarter & #BarackandMichelleObama2

When 1 sees want & death around oneself, if ur like us, the senses get deadened to much misery. Some, like #MotherTheresa @POTUS don’t tire of doing good. Potus can be many of the Presidents we’ve had in different ways … Continue reading

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#SpeculativeFiction Dear @POTUS:

I thought of a novel that will probably never get written, at least not by you.  It’s about an incursion of refugees, fugitives, vagabonds and thieves into the United States and the “Second Amendment people” or “Alt-Right” people of which … Continue reading

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One Needn’t Always Take What Is Offered #Review of #RichardNCooper #BookReview on #EhsanMasood’s #TheGreatInvention: [#GDP]

“[Masood] explores ongoing efforts to develop a satisfactory substitute, [supplement or corollary to the Gross Domestic Product number] that would yield a more accurate picture of economic activity and its effects.” From Cooper’s book review of The Great Invention: The … Continue reading

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NICKCARRAWAY: Yes, Gatsby was always watching me and the eyes of God watched us all. #TheGreatGatsby On Demand

#ELIZABETH [#TheGreatGatsby]: No thanks, I feel just as good without nothin’ at all. [New York Historical Fiction] A Film based on the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald “I decided to get roaring drunk.” Nick Carraway, narrator.           … Continue reading

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#BookReview by #AaronKlein #TheRoadTaken: #TheHistoryandFutureofAmericasINFRASTRUCTURE [Federalism Allows Major Improvements for Less]

Foreign Affairs, Sept/Oct 2016 Issue at 149; The Road Taken: The History and Future of America’s Infrastructure by Henry Petroski. Bloomsbury, 2016 336 pp. It’s time to take into consideration global warming and energy waste before, during and after the … Continue reading

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But Mr. Trump…

“You can call me Mr. President.  Has a nice ring to it don’t you think John?” JOHN: [sinking feeling, but too brief to be sad] TRUMP: What, John, you “#withher”? JOHN: Only in my dream. TRUMP: Dream? JOHN: A blonde, … Continue reading

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