reached the mid-year 2015 mark. A good time to assess
life, events, and people. In an essay titled Anslingerís
100 year War, I take a look at Johann
the Scream, an investigation into the war against
drugs. That war began in 1930. If you are rusty on the
history of how the ball got rolling, this essay should
help you brush up on the origins of this war, the casualties,
the winners and loser, and the glimmer of a ceasefire
and finally toward a peace treaty post-Colorado and Washington
other articles of interest Iíd like to share.
Boomers in the West and their pension
fund managers chase after the dwindling opportunities
for dividends. This pursuit for yields is responsible
for the equity and bonds sticking at all time record highs
and yields at an all time low. Marc Andreessen says donít
look for a crash any time soon. Marc, a venture capitalist,
looks at the big picture where yields will remain low
into the near future.
scan tech advances have red lights flashing.
This article is a warning to us frogs in that nice warm
water. Like all frogs we fail to notice we are being cookes
as the water boils. Iris scanning should give you that
sensation of slowly not feeling a thing as the water heats
up. Blink once and they know where to find you. It's called
function creep. That's how we find ourselves in boiling
water one day.
set in Thailand. Many of novels set in Thailand
are published each year. Here are three novels to look
out for; the authors are on the A-list of those who write
novels about Thailand and with knowledge, experience and
in Black and White.
The novel has been recently published. Colinís sense of
humor is legendary, and he knows how to knot the rope
with enough tricks to keep you smiling and on the edge
of your seat. Donít miss Bleeding
in Black and White.
heavy slugger in the starting lineup is Timothy
Hallinan. Tim hits the ball over the fence with
Hot Countries (A Poke Rafferty Novel).
If youíve not read a Poke Rafferty Novel you are missing
a very special series of novels set in Thailand. They
are highly recommended.
the bases are loaded, the game is tied and it is the bottom
of the 9th Inning, it is time to send in John
Burdett. Johnís new novel titled The Bangkok Assets
featuring Sonchai Jitpleecheep, the iconic
luk-krung Thai cop in the lead role. Johnís deep
insight into the psychological and spiritual side of Thai
culture makes his novels memorable.
Hallinan or Burdett turn a shopping list into a memorable
reading experience; they are novelists whose books never
let you down and never look down on you as a reader. Thatís
something rare to be celebrated. Go to Amazon and pre-order
a good book still yields the best dividend. You will be
enriched in ways that money canít buy.