>Country VS Realm VS Region


>One of my pet peeves is the misidentification of a realm or region as a “country.” For example, what raised my ire was an Apple iTune podcast description for the show, “travel geography.” The premise of the show invites people who have traveled abroad to discussion their journey. A description of the show is posted…

>Iran and the Debates


> I hope everyone has been watching the debates. They are informative in their content, and, conversely, informative in what they do not contain. Listen for comments about China and India. Are there any ??? Let me be clear, I am not going to use this venue to support either party. I do want to…

>Space Imperialism on the Horizon


>An article in Christian Science Monitor pulls together details from multiple sources, outlining China’s apparent interest in militarizing outer space. On or about January 19th, China destroyed one of its own satellites. Military experts view this as the beginnings of militarizing space. Once a country has the ability to shoot down satellites, then the ability…

>Four Tiers of Growth and Prosperity


>Former World Bank President James Wolfensohn makes a good pitch in this recent article. Within, he describes the transition from our traditional First World, Second World, Third World mentality – which within the last decade or so has migrated towards High Income, Middle Income, Low Income nomenclature – to a new paradigm. The world now…