When dreams are lost

By Joe America It is unusual to speak to both Filipinos and Americans and have the same message. Are you feeling dismayed or angry much of the time? Do you think leaders are betraying your nation? Betraying what you know to be good, and right? Does government seem better at generating division and anger than … Continue reading

National debt – a tale of two cities


By Chemrock US national debt is now $19.7T and there are many who hold the view that it is still manageable due to the size and strength of the economy. There are yet others who maintain that debt is not a concern because the US can simply print money and pay it off no matter … Continue reading

War gaming the Western Pacific: what it means to the Philippines


By Joe America The Philippines is a chip in the Western Pacific, not a player. But it is a sentient chip, with a brain and the ability to spin itself about on the war table. Where the spinning chip lands is up to the President. And maybe the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Look at … Continue reading

China’s 9 dash lines and the demise of the $ (Part II)


  By Chemrock Nov 2016 I wrote on the high possibility of the huge US debt crashing the economy.  I went to great length explaining economics, money, the special strength of the $ as a world reserve currency, how the loans were affected through issue of Treasury Bills which have never ever been repaid as … Continue reading

Scarborough Shoal. It’s not about fishes or oil. It’s about power.


  By A Distant Observer Some time ago, I offered to contribute here with an article about Scarborough Shoal, its political and legal aspects. While The Society of Honor was discussing matters of various kinds, the country with the most powerful military in the world just elected a demagogue Hitler himself would be proud of. Hence, … Continue reading