Grego

My public profile can be found on LinkedIn.com:
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Among my many favorite quotes, the following from W.H. Auden stands out:

“I and the public know
What all school children learn,

Those to whom evil is done
Do evil in return”

Joined since July 18, 2010

AVÓ

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

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In Greece, “The Fat Lady Is Singing”

Monday, June 20th, 2011

European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet, left, and European Commissioner for the Economy, Olli Rehn, wait for the start of a meeting of the European Stability Mechanism in Luxembourg on Monday. (Virginia Mayo/Associated Press)

The basket case that is the Greek economy and its sovereign debt (the lowest ranked in the world) is playing out like a classic Greek tragedy on the minds of European heads and their finance ministers. (more…)

AS “ROME BURNS”, US TURNS ON YET ANOTHER MIDDLE EAST ALLY – YEMEN

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Yemeni anti-government protester chants slogans during a demonstration against President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen. Photo Credit: Ahmad Gharabli/Getty Images

In another stunning reversal of policy, the U.S. now seeks the removal of Yemen’s besieged president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a long supported and key ally of Washington in the fight against al-Qaeda in the strategic Arabian Peninsula. (more…)

A “Tienanmen Moment” Approaches in Egypt

Friday, February 4th, 2011


A tense calm prevails in Tahrir Square of the Egyptian capital, as Mubarak approaches the proverbial fork in the road as Egypt faces its “Tienanmen Moment“. (more…)

On Burning the Holy Quran and Defacing the Holy Virgin Mary

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Both equally protected by the U.S. Constitution, both equally insensitive to many people throughout the world, but both not equally treated by the White House, the media, nor even the ACLU. (more…)

The Hypocrisy that is Mexico’s Immigration Laws

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Marginalized settlement "Colinas del Río", in the municipality Benito Juárez of the State of Nuevo Leà Credit: Benito Juárez del Estado de Nuevo Leà Mexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon continues to demonize Arizona’s new immigration law as he has since his official state visit to the U.S. last May. (more…)

America Has Abandoned Afghanistan’s Women

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

The one year anniversary of the Afghanistan Shi’ite Personal Status Law passed without even a whisper from the U.S. media. Apparently, daily stories of oiled-soiled pelicans are vastly more important and newsworthy to CNN and FOX, as well for the alphabet soup of “news” of organizations vying for the attention of the coveted U.S. population. (more…)

Marines Continue Needless Incursion Into Marjah

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Over 11,000 U.S. and Afghan troops encircled an area in southern Afghanistan called Marjah to defeat a just few hundred Taliban fighters. (more…)

Putting all that cash in perspective

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

With all the chatter in the media about Congress spending $500 Billion for this and $500 billion for that, we thought it worthwhile to put all that cash in perspective. I have held a few $20 bills in my hand, so I can imagine what a few hundred dollars would look like, or perhaps even one thousand dollars. But a million dollars? A billion dollars?

This is $10,000 in $100 bills.

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On Pinky and Rubicon

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

What it Means to Have a Majority White America Elect a Black President

Can you choose your color today, or must others still do that for you? Can anyone of us with mixed heritage be predominantly called by just one name? More importantly, what does that say about the heritage you choose (or is chosen for you), and the heritage not chosen? It appears to me that regardless of your standing in society, regardless of your accomplishments or natural talents, you still must choose a color – or one will be chosen for you. (more…)

A Lion Passes

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Senator Edward Kennedy (1932-2009)
[Photo Credit: AP]

In regards to civil rights, health, and the economic well-being of the average American, few elected officials anywhere have accomplished as much. (more…)

Something is very wrong with this picture

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

“Throw in a few billion here and a few billion there, and before you know it, you are talking about real money…” . I don’t recall who first coined that phrase, (I think it was in the late ’80s), but when I first heard it, it was Millions not Billions! (more…)

It’s the law: For Afghanistan’s “women”, the word NO is NEVER an option.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Photo credit: Ahmad Masood/Reuters[Photo credit: Ahmad Masood/Reuters]
Without much of a fuss made by the media, if even reported at all, last month Afghanistan’s new Shiite Personal Status Law was put into effect. The law grants Shiite men the legal right to starve their wives if their sexual demands are not met. These sexual demands are not defined or limited by the law. The law also requires Shiite women to obtain permission from their husbands to even leave their home. Parental custody is solely the father’s or, in his absence, the paternal grandfather. Incredibly, the law also allows a rapist to avoid prosecution by paying “blood money” to a girl who was injured when he raped her. That payment, of course, is offered to the father, paternal grandfather or the brothers of the raped girl. (more…)

“She” can’t have a beer with “the boys”, because …

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Henry Louis Gates, James Crowley and Barack Obama (“the boys”) hoisted some cold suds on the South Lawn of the White House today in a carefully orchestrated event for the whole world to experience. This was, as the White House called it, a “teachable moment” on race in America.AP NEWS: Beer Sumit We couldn’t be happier for them, you know, the boys – for they have suffered so much. (more…)

Racist remarks by adult club members bring tears to children

Friday, July 10th, 2009

The Creative Steps Day Care, a Philadelphia-area day care center, said Thursday, that members of a private swim club the organization had paid to attend, made racist comments about the center’s children to the point of bringing some of the young children to tears. Not to be outdone by its racist members, the swim club then quickly canceled the swimming privileges of all the children – from the day care center! (more…)

Real World Principle of Relativity

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

In physics, the principle of relativity is the requirement that the laws of physics in the observable world have the same form in all admissible frames of reference.

Now observe this photo of two little girls standing on the balcony of their home in Rafah, Gaza Strip – their observable world.
MIDEAST-ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN-GAZA-CONFLICT (more…)

Hypocrisy, not infidelity, is the career killer for today’s politicians.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Sex continues to unravel many political careers, so much so that I submit we are painfully bored by the news unless it details news ‘off the beaten trail’. For example, I submit for your consideration Larry Craig, the Idaho senator whose “wide stance” whilst using the public toilet led to what he characterizes as a “miss understanding” of his intentions to an undercover Idaho State Trooper. The latest tryst exposed for our entertainment is the republican governor from South Carolina, Mr Mark (don’t cry for me Argentina) Sanford. (more…)

Life Created By The Hands of Man vs. GOD. Is there a difference?

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

I have been giving this question some thought ever since my daughter shared with me an article describing the work of researchers at the Scripps Research Institute who created molecules that self-replicate, evolve and compete to win or loose.” (more…)

THE EXTORTION OF US TAX PAYERS (a.k.a., the Detroit Bailout)

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

THE EXTORTION OF US TAX PAYERS (a.k.a., the Detroit Bailout)

Let’s do the math and perhaps put it out to a poll. I’ll focus on GM, you can do the same for Ford and Chrysler. GM employs about 252,000 people globally. The company website totals its US work force at 97,624 across some 87 US zip codes. (more…)

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