Wiki 2016 Jun Barack Obama and PM Modi of India at Hyderabad House Jan 2015 Peter Souza public domain

India — The Joker in the South China Sea Poker Game

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes One of the most important US-Asia relationships is that of the US and India. Like the US, India has no territorial claim in the South China Sea. However, because of its size and its location on oil trading routes, [...]


Serendib Dance makes its debut at Wolf Trap with an exquisite performance of ancient Sri Lankan folkloric traditions this July   The Sri Lankan folk dance tale entitled “A Single Cycle of the Sun” [...]
vicki hinze, every move you make, public behavior, conduct

Every Move You Make

  Every Move You Make   By   Vicki Hinze     In a free and civil society, people can hold any opinion they choose, voice it or not, and agree to disagree with others. At least, those have been the hallmarks of acceptable public behavior [...]

He Caught a Child Predator…and is Being Sued for It?

  image from Anxiety War and GoFundMe I used to write about human trafficking and sexual predators a lot on Social In, and have since moved on to other topics. Doing so much research and writing on such a heavy topic just took such a toll [...]
Wiki 2016 Jun Obama and Vietnam Pres Tran Dai Quang at Presidential Palace in Hanoi 5-23-16 official WH photo Pete Souza public domain

US-Vietnam Relations — War Wounds and the Healing Power of Cash

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Due to Communist China’s aggression in the South China Sea, or as the Vietnamese call it, the Eastern Sea, the US has become interested in building a closer relationship with Vietnam. Despite strong emotions [...]
Wiki 2016 Jun CA legal AR-15 w:Stag lower receiver and fixed 10-round magazine TheAlphaWolf public domain

Kool-Aid 101: What is an AR-15?

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard Kool-Aid 101 Note: This is NOT a gun control post. This post is about propaganda.     The AR-15 is a small caliber rifle that looks really scary because it’s black and futuristic in appearance. [...]
Canstock 2014 Swimming with sharks

Summer Camp Cheerful — Attitude Adjustment for Adults

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes Inspired by the HAMAS and UN summer camps in Gaza, we are asking, “Why should Palestinians have all the fun? For that matter, why should kids have all the fun?” Summer should be a time [...]
Kardashian Tweet

An Open Letter to America’s Butt Impersonators…

by Jenny Hansen I’m a little concerned about America’s @ss obsession. I know 2014 was “The Year of the Booty.” I know J-Lo, Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj are raking in millions, partly due to the glorious ginormous junk [...]

For Those Who Love History . . . and Drinking

  Alcohol doesn’t exactly have a reputation for making us smarter. But I have to admit that when a cute bartender served me bourbon while telling me about the history and distillation process of said bourbon . . . it made me feel [...]
Vicki Hinze, Analysis Paralysis

Analysis Paralysis

  ANALYSIS PARALYSIS   By   Vicki Hinze     A great tool for those in business who want to stay in business is analysis, particularly of new projects. The objective is to minimize risks. To mitigate high risks.  Yet some take “high [...]