Tempo: May 7, 2015

Vladimir rolls tank parade, loses control of spacecraft. US Navy stops accompanying commercial ships in Strait of Hormuz, still present. Yemen calls on UN. Jerusalem has itself together after elections. Tesla is taking off, up 4%, ahead of scheduleDengue: the new outbreak panic headline—Mutant ‘GMO’ mosquitoes to save the day. Comic relief: Shaq is too big for the studio  · · · →

Tempo: May 6, 2015

Room for a third party in British Parliament! Ferries to Cuba. Hillary doesn’t like the anti-Hillary book. Newest Republican member of Congress: Eric Garner prosecutor. Google has a new service: NoSQL. IBM marketing with Facebook. Western Union talks to buy MoneyGram. Be creative: Meet the Anti-Fashion Clothing Company That Turned Down $200,000 on ‘Shark Tank’  · · · →

Tempo: May 5, 2015

Congressional support for Obama’s TPP trade deal is secret. Hillary’s email isn’t secret, she goes to committee. Neurosurgeon, Ben Carson runs, GOP. Carly Fiorina runs, GOP. Huckabee leaves FOX, to announce by spring. Anti-Muhammad proves fatal, social media preceded the shooting. To boldly brew where no man has brewed before: Italian astronaut makes first espresso in space  · · · →

Encore of Revival: May 4, 2015

Encore of Revival: May 4, 2015

Police, vitamins, children… all invite solutions without Jesus. Nannying through Liberalism and political correctness seem to be the best most can do. As Western society slips into sophistry, Islam is preaching the wisdom of virtue and morality; the most virtuous will survive because, essentially, virtue is about survival.

This is the best kept secret on Sunday Morning. Churchianity is sleeping and doesn’t wake up to tell people to wake up. SCOTUS talked a little about survival as a species during oral arguments on homosexuality and how to have children. Few voices are providing real solutions to our problems.

Maybe it’s good to have society break down, given other choices people won’t reverse. Churchianity wants to keep paying pastors and building buildings instead of paying missions and outgrowing buildings too fast to build new ones. Preachers are talking about positive mental attitude rather than the approaching crisis. Society talks about their “rights” rather than how to survive.  · · · →

Cadence of Conflict: May 4, 2015

Cadence of Conflict: May 4, 2015

Japan gets US nod to respond in Pacific warfare, no longer needing Pentagon permission. An otherwise introspective week with analytical articles and lack of startling headlines, probably because Michael Cole wrote little.

China copied military tech, again, and claimed it’s superior to the US, again. Chinese corruption and environment shared headlines, again. More articles agree with foreseeable change in Taiwan’s 2016 politics; Beijing is angry, again. Reports show China’s influence in money and trade, again, this time, wine and Wal-Mart.

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The Battle for Taiwan’s Soul: The 2016 Presidential Election

…This could mean war! US and Beijing attempts to influence Taiwan’s elections probably won’t work; likely DPP victory in 2016

Chu trumpets fake ‘consensus’

…Taiwan’s own media openly calls KMT-Nationalist rhetoric “fake”

Japan

U.S., Japanese Officials Announce New Defense Guidelines

…Buried in the details, Japan can respond if China attacks Japan or one of its “friends” [such as Taiwan].

China

China’s advanced J-11D heavy fighter jet takes maiden flight

Crackdown on corruption at Chinese environmental risk assessment agencies

…Corruption and environment cross paths again in China.  · · · →