Author Archives: James Raider

About James Raider

A constituent of the vast baby boomer generation with a career which has been fortunate to know the ponderous corporate worlds, as well as the intimately pressurized, and invigorating entrepreneurial domains of high tech and venture capital, I have harvested my share of mistakes meandering through corridors of enterprise from Silicon Valley, to London and endless, colourful, sometimes praetorian points in between. The voyage has provided an abundance of fodder for a pen yielding to an inquisitive keyboard, a foraging mind, and a passionate spirit. Whether political or business or social or economic or personal, is it not all political? It is a privilege to write, and an even greater privilege to be read by anyone, and sometimes with the wind at my back the writing may occasionally be legible. I do not write to invite scorn, nor to invite respect, but if I get really lucky the writing can stimulate thinking. I also write for the very selfish purpose of animating my own processes, and engaging the best of what life offers. Above all, whether biting fire or swatting shadows, I am grateful to be gifted the freedom to write and publish whatever flows down to the keyboard. To all those who enabled this freedom, and to all those standing guard to preserve it, I am indebted.
8 Aug

MSM: The American People Are The Reason Why Obama Appears Inept

In a week when we are treated to one of the best, but more depressing headlines of the year, Daily Mail’s “Obama’s Monsters Ball,” we have media apologetically rationalizing Obama’s announcement that he was ordering military action in Iraq, “if necessary.”  The … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Media, Middle East, MSM Bias, The Iraqi War, Uncategorized, War On Terror | Tagged , | 19 Comments | 706 views
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18 Jul

Making America Appear Impotent Is A Crime Against All Humanity

Perception is everything in international affairs, as in most things human.  Compared to any powerful nation in history, America has prevailed magnificently since WWII as its presence around the world has enabled most of humanity to live in a somewhat subdued … Continue reading

Posted in American Exceptionalism, Barack Obama, Politics, Russia, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments | 248 views
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7 Jul

School Children Teach The Obamas A Powerful Lesson

Every school-age child in America is getting a serious dose of what it means to be governed by arrogance. Our school-age children are getting a taste of what an Administration, weaned on hateful communist dicta of Ayers and Alinsky, can … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Michelle Obama, Socialism, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 17 Comments | 724 views
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13 Jun

Employee Of The Month – In Obama’s America

Unforeseen by most of us a decade ago, but predicted by many of us six years ago, the invasion of government into our lives is almost complete.  The use of the IRS to not only invade your financial affairs, but … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Communism, political correctness, Politics, Socialism, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 23 Comments | 429 views
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30 Mar

Heard On A Palace Phone Line In Russia

With the amount of surrupticious recording of everything we do and say, it is not surprising that a translated recording of a recent discussion has been made available for our enjoyment. Two world leaders discussing occurances and strategies, crutial and mundane depending on perspective, . . .

Posted in Politics, Russia, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 24 Comments | 434 views
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12 Mar

The Age Of The Great American Dissolve

America’s consciousness has shifted.  We live in a predominantly unstable and unpredictable world, a situation long accepted as the norm, however,  we also live during the first period of history in which America’s prominence in the world and its own … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Economy, Freedom, Politics, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 84 Comments | 937 views
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10 Feb

Stifling American Determination to Succeed

In an era of wealth redistribution during which no criticism of the Administration is allowed and consistently collides with the guarding media panderers at the gate and in a time when the vast government bureaucracies have become engines of political … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Americanism, Economy, Health Care, Indoctrination, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 39 Comments | 302 views
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6 Feb

Out Of Work? It’s Your Fault . . .

We admire, even revere statistics and statistician explanations, and when they pertain to our economic well being and are supported by anointed economists, they become gold. These statistics and explanations can only be elevated into the rarified domain of sanctity … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, MSM Bias, Obamanomics, Politics, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 19 Comments | 336 views
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28 Jan

America’s First Challenge

Washington has failed America. Washington’s politicians have allowed the siren song of greed to guide their actions and have learned to achieve re-election by burdening the taxpayers with additional debt.

Posted in Economy, Politics, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 20 Comments | 258 views
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24 Nov

Iran’s Strategy – From the Inside

The mainstream media is doing it best this weekend to extract the National disaster of Obamacare from the headlines. The crowbar it has been provided is the announcement by the Obama/Jarrett team of a deal with Iran. The MSM’s representations about the deal are about as useful as the Administration’s, “you can keep your doctor.”

Posted in Foreign Policy, Iran, Israel, Israel/Palestine, MSM Bias, Politics, The UN | Tagged , , | 27 Comments | 386 views
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