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.
14 Sep

Obama & Holder: At War With Corporate America

In this celebrity-comicon world where teleprompters send us uncomplicated pablum of feel-good lies that big government will take care of all our ills, let’s pluck some of the mainstream assessments out by the roots before the sand coagulates and our necks get permanently imbedded. There is much false nonsense to rip out of the dark morass it comes from, nevertheless observing a couple of deplorable pieces of social truth will make a good start.

Posted in Barack Obama, Economy, Law, Law Enforcement, Politics, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 5 Comments | 110 views
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12 Sep

Obama: The Message Is The Strategy

Fifty years ago the brilliant and always challenging philosopher of communication theory, Marshall McLuhan, wrote Understanding Media, in which he exclaimed, “In a culture like ours, long accustomed to splitting and dividing all things as a means of control, it is sometimes a bit of a shock to be reminded that, in operational and practical fact, the medium is the message.”

Posted in American Exceptionalism, China, Europe, Foreign Policy, Israel, Media, Middle East, Politics, Russia, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments | 161 views
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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 | 716 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 | 250 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 | 731 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 | 430 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 | 436 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 | 940 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 | 303 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 | 337 views
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