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.
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 | 413 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 | 916 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 | 295 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 | 319 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 | 251 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 | 375 views
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1 Oct

Netanyahu Instructs Obama On Negotiating

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the United Nations today was a very polite and diplomatic lecture to the President Of The United States. He instructed President Obama on methodology of international negotiations when confronted by a serious and capable enemy such as Iran. Netanyahu seems to be one of the rare, if perhaps the only world leader, capable of commanding respect from a podium through forthrightness, clarity, and an inescapable quality called leadership.

Posted in Barack Obama, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Libya, Middle East, Syria | Tagged , , , , , , | 16 Comments | 453 views
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8 Sep

The Line Of Courage and Determination In The Sand

2181 years ago a Roman consul Gaius Popillius Laenas, delivered one of the earliest known “Line In The Sand” ultimatums against King Antiochus IV of Syria. Is there a message buried in a two millennium old event that might inform Barack Obama as he rattles the military might over which American voters handed him title of Commander In Chief (CIC)?

Posted in Barack Obama, History, Middle East, Military, Russia, Syria | Tagged , , , , , | 43 Comments | 676 views
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7 Sep

Barack Obama’s Syrian Distraction

Who would ever have thought that examination of the continuing dire economic struggles distressing most Americans would completely disappear from headlines and from public discussion? Who would have believed that America’s stature in the world would be shaken over a failed state like Syria? But here we are. Americans are scrambling for part-time jobs, while listening to dictators insulting the resident of their most powerful office – the office they revere above all others.

Posted in Middle East, Military, Politics, Syria | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments | 794 views
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15 Aug

Generational Gapping – $222 Trillion Worth of Schism

“Since the masses are always eager to believe something, for their benefit nothing is so easy to arrange as facts.”  This scornful observation of our human nature is attributed to Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, an astute politician and long persevering … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Politics | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments | 589 views
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