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Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Those of us who are bi-cultural - that is, those who take a visceral interest in the social and politicol fabric of both the United States and Canada, see no way forward with viable, let alone inspirational leadership. This is not to say that we merely represent yet a few more pulses in the mass of resigned (or unproductively, habitually angry) protoplasm that defines our geographic populations. On the contray. Both the functional and the best minds around are worried sick, and they, we have historic and current evidence that much concern is warranted. We are non-participatory citizens in societies and economies that are in trouble. Uncertainty is at hts highest point since the months after the crash of 1929. The political landscapes - those we all share on this tiny planet - are wastelands waiting for someone with a secondary school vocabulary, a weak B.A., acceptable teeth, good hair and a tan (and male) to convince us that someone has arrived to help us get back on our contextual f...

Saturday, 29 December 2012
The so-called "festive" season was marred this year by the killing of 20 children and two adults at the Sandy Hook School in Connecticut. However, the massacre and its aftermath took more away from our basic humanity than it did unite us in it or highlight it. As the pundits claimed, the world watched in horror as little bodies were mourned on street corners, in livingrooms, and at front doors where relatives of the victims were willing to talk to the cameras and diplay their grief globally. Poignantly, the next day and the next, an unarmed soldier stood guard by the flag outside an elementar...
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Too many years ago to admit, I had the privilege and persistence to study economics and political theory with the best minds of the time. When these renown, experienced intellects cited post-WWII economics, pre-WWIII economics and the future, they drilled into our tired minds the inevitability of the critical situation that we face today. Even Galbraith, as a professor and in person, a relative moderate, would become furrowed with worry over a future he continued to feel wretched about as he settled into old age at his bucolic home and property in Vermont. He foresaw, and lived to see, a defic...

Syndicated news 1
Ahead of a face-to-face meeting between Russia and Ukraine, an estimated 300 people attacked a Ukrai...
With each passing minute, the possibility of survival diminishes.


The founder of the Orion Post is author, psychotherapist and keynote speaker
Dr. Lauren Kennedy-Smith.

Syndicated news 2
Ukrainian Security Forces Kill 3 Pro-Russian Protesters
The clash in the eastern city of Mariupol underscored the deteriorating security situation in eastern Ukraine a day after government forces were humiliated by protesters and militants.
Video: Times Minute | What Will Stop Russia?
With tensions between Kiev and Moscow at new heights, two approaches are being tried in Geneva and Washington this week to calm the crisis.
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Concerns persist about microblogging service’s slowing user growth
Quality control issues have added to concerns that Japan's big companies may not be able to con...