Warrior Wheatman

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I peruse the news to see where the state of the world is at. Am dismayed at the rantings and knee-jerk reactions of 'Editorials'. I am impressed and thankfull of your mission; the future of democracy depends on the filtering of vitriol. As a taxidriver I've met our society, and its underbelly. As a sailor at 16 I've seen the utter poverty around the world before globalization took hold. As a paratrooper in the 101st I've learned the wholehearthedness with which we must defend our democracy. I now see the world as tethered to a machine owned as private property - and 6 billion people wanting to live and polute like us. Imposible: a new concienceness has to dawn: Stewardship - the way primitives shared common resources.

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Location: California, United States
Occupation: retired San Francisco cabdriver
Affiliations: NONE.
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Education: Some college
News: 30-60 minutes a day
Internet: 30-60 minutes a day
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Address: CA, US
Last Visit: Aug 30, 2014 - 4:46 PM PDT
Last Edit: Jul 16, 2010 - 2:21 PM PDT

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Warrior commented on this story – Aug. 30, 2014

The conflict by East and West over Ukraine has been waging for years. It even resulted in opposite ideologies from its elected presidents.
Now, a Western backed mutiny has taken the presidency by force – causing Eastern enclaves to revolt.
The solution all-along ... More »

Warrior commented on this story – Aug. 28, 2014

Because of a common alphabet and common theology, all Muslims can read it as if it’s their own language; we should be so lucky!!
Ever since the Oil-Embargo, the Shagh of Iran, Qadafy, Sadam Husaen, and then the Muslim Brotherhood, have frothed at the mouth to unite and ... More »

Warrior reviewed this story - Aug 28, 2014
Warrior's Rating
3.4

The current strategy for Iraq is correct - though it may take time. Strike-bombing the Iraq-Syria border, prohibiting convoys and armament going or leaving, allows the new fledgling Iraqi government to prove its worth by creating a common identity. If that fails, a breakup of that nation is better than an endless interceding between factions.

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Warrior posted this story - Aug 2, 2014
Warrior commented on this review – Jan. 25, 2014
Sirajul Islam
4.4
(NT Rating: 4.2)
Reviewed by Sirajul Islam - Jan. 24, 2014

This is a good journalism because it's written professionally by Edward Wong who quoted a study published by a prominent American science journal that quantified how air pollution in the United States is affected by China’s production of goods for export and by American (and global) consumer demand for those goods. The study authored by nine scholars based in three nations and was published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Balanced and informative report; shows context.

Jintai Lin, the lead author of the paper, said in an interview that he and the other scientists wanted to examine the transborder effects of emissions from export industries to look at how consumption contributes to global air pollution. Well, good. He also said that powerful global winds can carry pollutants from China across the Pacific within days. It can also be just reversed, as well, such as, powerful winds from the U.S. can carry pollutants across the Atlantic or so. The study ... More »

“We’re focusing on the trade impact,” said Mr. Lin, a professor in the department of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at Peking University’s School of Physics. ... More »

Warrior Wheatman Comment:

Excellent reviews. Glad to be following you.

Warrior posted and reviewed this story - Sep 26, 2013
Warrior's Rating
4.5

Extremely well written article pointing to the cultural transformation we will adapt to, if we are to have a wholesome open natural and inclusive future.

Note the traditionalist male-dominated religious ban. If we are to evolve society, surely we will accept all things natural.

“Women,” as Chris Bobel says, “are expected to keep their periods hidden and silenced.” Something that the runner Uta Pippig was not able to do when she won the ... More »

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Warrior posted this story - Jul 15, 2013
Warrior commented on this story – Jun. 1, 2013

This was a great article well worth reading. Comparing the present to the Spanish armada days was enlightening. And just as journalism is radically changing due to everyone having access to the Internet, so too is cyber-security affecting our daily individual lives. Hacking, like ... More »

Warrior commented on this review – Jun. 1, 2013
Randy Morrow
3.4
(NT Rating: 3.8)
Reviewed by Randy Morrow - May. 29, 2013

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Warrior Wheatman Comment:

You are probably right. He is not one to parade as a constant winner.

Warrior commented on this review – Jun. 1, 2013
Jack Powers
4.0
(NT Rating: 3.8)
Reviewed by Jack Powers - May. 27, 2013

“If counterattacks against hackers were legal, there are many techniques that companies could employ that would cause severe damage to the capability” of the Chinese or ... More »

Warrior Wheatman Comment:

failure at defense, so offence? Explain.

Warrior commented on this story – Jun. 1, 2013

Interestingly, the administration has downplayed this problem as if we’re too far ahead of them. Instead, concerns of avoiding brinkmanship or conflict in South China Sea, and getting mutual military and naval familiarity seems to top the list. I don’t have the links at ... More »

Warrior reviewed this story - May 28, 2013
Warrior's Rating
4.2

This report illustrates the difficulty of diplomacy in addressing Intellectual Theft for which China is thought to be two thirds of the problem. A two day meeting in seclusion between the two presidents is scheduled for June 7 to avoid a trade war. Several options are listed as considered, should this meeting not be successful. " But the authors of the report also say that if the damage “continues at current levels,” the government should consider allowing American companies to counterattack — essentially taking cyberwar private."

Intellectual Property ownership will be at the core of political ideology in the very near future. A global consensus would have a World Trade Organization collect taxes on commercial use of properties defaulting to public ownership.

Former ambassador to China: “China is two-thirds of the intellectual property theft problem, and we are at a point where it is robbing us of innovation to bolster ... More »

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Warrior posted and reviewed this story - May 27, 2013
Warrior's Rating
2.8

This is a short news update on the effect that the new Chinese leader has on neighboring concerns. Nepal hopes to be a bridge between India and China. Chinas vision seems to inspire a regional awakening.

It seems Xi Jinping, China's new leader delivered a stimulating speech. Did he echo Obama's? I would love to come across it.

Bhattarai, a Communist ideologue, told the official Xinhua news agency that the Chinese dream was entirely different from the western dream, which thrived on colonization ... More »

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Warrior posted and reviewed this story - May 26, 2013
Warrior posted and reviewed this story - May 22, 2013
Warrior's Rating
4.2

The realm of news journalism is changing rapidly. Anyone can now broadcast a news-article across the globe, to be picked up and reported. But who is to be believed? These ethics are a must for truth and stability. Consensus must be build on trust. A carrier must be build on professionalism.

'Truth' is beholden to ethics, as 'Free speech' is beholden to survival. A registered alias is beholden to no-one except an employer. Imposters can be sued.

Subtitles of SPJ Code of Ethics - Seek Truth and Report It - Minimize Harm - Act Independently - Be Accountable - More »

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Warrior posted and reviewed this story - May 22, 2013
Warrior posted and reviewed this story - May 5, 2013
Warrior's Rating
4.0
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Warrior commented on this story – May. 4, 2013

Without political integration, taxation (and avoidance) are ungovernable. The industrial North will increase the cost-of-living to the detriment elsewhere. A draught, or a hick-up in tourism can be devastating.
With a parallel currency there might be devaluation, but ... More »

Warrior commented on this review – May. 4, 2013
Warrior Wheatman
4.1
(NT Rating: 4.2)
Reviewed by Warrior Wheatman - Mar. 30, 2013

This is breaking news on what may be a model for the future of the European Union. Though not explicitly stated, it hints at parallel currencies.

Percieve this as a parallel Euro system. The Euro will remain legal tender but the Cyprus-Euro will become the proper currency for taxes and living needs. Banks will do exchanges, but a heavy exchange-tax and inport-tax and a heavy cross-border fanancial-instrument tax will keep Cyprus within the Eurozone.

“The imposition of capital controls has led economists to warn that a second-class "Cyprus euro” could emerge, with funds trapped on the island less ... More »

Warrior Wheatman Comment:

They too could have a dual currency, so could the Scots. The Scots could have their own currency as second currency on par with the Sterling. This provides a cushion for their independence.

Warrior posted and reviewed this story - May 4, 2013
Warrior posted and reviewed this story - Apr 3, 2013
Warrior posted this story - Apr 2, 2013
Warrior reviewed this story - Mar 30, 2013
Warrior's Rating
4.3

P Krugman gave a good overview of the capital freeflow conundrum: "But the best predictor of crisis is large inflows of foreign money:....the foundation for crisis was laid by a rush of foreign investors, followed by a rush out."

Unification of East and West Germany seems to have been succesful. I would say it is the lack of autonomy of local control that is the problem - much like colonization. Taxing the outflow of value is needed for weaker nations.

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Warrior posted and reviewed this story - Mar 30, 2013
Warrior's Rating
4.1

This is breaking news on what may be a model for the future of the European Union. Though not explicitly stated, it hints at parallel currencies.

Percieve this as a parallel Euro system. The Euro will remain legal tender but the Cyprus-Euro will become the proper currency for taxes and living needs. Banks will do exchanges, but a heavy exchange-tax and inport-tax and a heavy cross-border fanancial-instrument tax will keep Cyprus within the Eurozone.

“The imposition of capital controls has led economists to warn that a second-class "Cyprus euro” could emerge, with funds trapped on the island less ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Warrior posted and reviewed this story - Mar 30, 2013
Warrior commented on this review – Feb. 24, 2013
Ariel Achatz
3.6
(NT Rating: 4.2)
Reviewed by Ariel Achatz - Feb. 18, 2013

This is a very relevant story that pertains to all of us. I think it is well-written but I would of liked to see some interviews with regular people as well as interviews.

Warrior Wheatman Comment:

This report is almost a year old; still relevant though. Religions are still set against allowing women contraceptives, forbidding abortion, subjugating them to male authority. The Third World is rife with conflict, poverty, and hunger. Our factory farms leaves their local produce too ... More »

Warrior posted and reviewed this story - Feb 12, 2013
Warrior's Rating
4.2

An ongoing investigation into rumers that young girls were enslaved in Irish laundries run by the church contracted by the state. This macabre story got started when multiple gravestones were unearthed all with the same name on them: Magdelene. This was the graveyard for a Catholic institution for wayward girls - and their progeny. Some claimed their babies were stolen and sold. An official statement will come forth on Tuesday Feb 19 2013 after investigative reports have been studied.

The law of the land is derived from cultural ethics. When a dominant religion influences those laws, it can do now wrong. The state becomes the rubber stamp of the church.

Despite the McAleese report finally rubber-stamping a fact that has been known for years — that the State was involved in all aspects of the Magdalene Laundries — no ... More »

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Warrior posted this story - Feb 12, 2013
Warrior posted this story - Feb 12, 2013
Warrior posted and reviewed this story - Feb 12, 2013
Warrior reviewed this story - Feb 10, 2013
Warrior's Rating
3.1

This blog for the UK Guardian is well written but redirects statements with its own bias, leaving one wonder what is and what should be the case. While the drone issue is a feast for lawyers, this article plays into that, leaving one to wonder about legality.

A higher power needs to be authorised to defend the accused non-millitary combatants. UN World Court affilliates? Who do the Palistinian protesters appeal to?

“Neither Congress nor the president has the power to create a legal justification for killing in violation of the law of war.” More »

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Warrior posted and reviewed this story - Feb 9, 2013
Warrior's Rating
4.7

Very timely and well-written article on the economic conundrum the world faces. More links could have been provided for those that need to be convinced and do not see the larger picture. But even as just an opinion, this is an eye-opener - and a warning on the near future.

The world is faced with the immeadiate challenges of population stabalization, and the distribution of the technological wealth that has so far been usurped by capitalistic means. This calls for taxation of past intellectual properties as royalties for the distribution of a Guaranteed Minimum Income, for the survival of the poorest and the increasing cost of living of citizens everywhere.

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Warrior posted and reviewed this story - Feb 9, 2013
Warrior posted this story - Feb 3, 2013
Warrior posted this story - Feb 3, 2013
Warrior commented on this review – Feb. 3, 2013
Paul-André Raymond
3.7
(NT Rating: 4.2)
Reviewed by Paul-André Raymond - Feb. 2, 2013

This story does raises an old question and puts it in a modern light, but I feel is a little pessimistic and inconclusive. I felt it posed the problem but failed to address it.... or to point to a place where to read more.

Warrior Wheatman Comment:

Here is another: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/01/the-end-of-labor-how-to-protect-workers-from-the-rise-of-robots/267135/
And another: http://www.newsvine.com/news/2013/01/24/16670500-practically-human-can-smart-machines-do-your-job?last=1359012898&threadId=3652550&sp=0&pc=25#last1<br... <a="" href="http://newstrust.net/stories/9110633/reviews/188700#p-2939" class="more_url">More »

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