Archive: January 2014 - Ruthenians.net

A Drop In The Bucket

  • January 29, 2014
A Drop In The Bucket

We recently took a tour of the (once) private quarters of the Hearst family at Hearst Castle, courtesy of the California State Parks. In this day and age dominated by subjects like climate change and income inequality, it was ironic to be standing in the private rooms of the scion of one of this country’s richest families – one that in its current corporate incarnation, still owns and operates a media empire rivaled by few, ranging from print to broadcast outlets to the internet (Mozilla), viewing a legacy gathered from around the world acquired at no small expense that at least in name, was now the property of the people of California, because of a deal struck in the late Fifties in which the State had acquired the property from the Hearst family for one dollar (and a huge tax write-off).
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The Enemy Of My Friend ….

  • January 20, 2014
The Enemy Of My Friend ….

A recent AP post decries the evidence culled from interviews with local soldiers, residents, officials and western diplomats, of a resurgence of al Qaeda activity in Southern Libya hysterically claiming local authoritites are “fighting a losing battle to stem the flow of armed militants with suspected links to al Qaeda who use (the area) as a freeway across Northern Africa”. The report further states that these insurgents are “restocking weapons and mining disaffected minorities for new recruits as it prepares to relaunch attacks” as a part of an historical pattern of retreating to remote areas to regroup.

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