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Conflict Spiral

by Eubie on June 20, 2014

If you are a fan of peace (or rather, a ‘man of peace’), the news is not good. After 60 continuous Cold War-ish years of ever-increasing peacefulness here on Home Base Alpha, we’re now in the midst of a seven-year slide, so says the just-released 2014 Global Peace Index put out by the Institute for Economics […]


Oh, How the Mighty Have Fallen

by Eubie on December 12, 2013

The news coming out of North Korea is that Jang Song Thaek (장성택), Vice Chairman of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK), a.k.a. North Korea’s National Defense Commission, husband of former ‘Dear Leader’ Kim Jong-il’s (김정일) sister, Kim Kyong Hui (김경희), and uncle of current ‘Baby Leader’ Kim Jong Un (김정은), has been ‘re-educated,’ ‘corrected,’ […]


Why, other than the fact that this story involves a high-profile woman accused of domestic violence, are we featuring it here? It provides an opportunity to teach. Megan Welter, Iraq War veteran, recently signed cheerleader for the Arizona Cardinals, is now accused of domestic violence, but the twist is that she was the one who […]


What’s Wrong With the Media

by Eubie on May 12, 2013

The Fourth Estate is ***ked! That’s the verdict of this article from the website MarketWatch. Why? According to article author Brett Arends, what’s driving today’s media market is to blame: 1) the speed at which stories go to press… or to cyberspace; 2) declining revenues in an era of free information and information overload; 3) […]