We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Nation recently published as a cover story an extensive article written by Christian Parenti on the Venezuelan regime led by Hugo Chavez. Hugo Chávez and Petro Populism ."It offers readers a biased and sugary version of what is already a populist dictatorship in the tradition of Castro, Peron and Velasco Alvarado. I read the article feeling like the mosquito flying over an elephant and thinking: I know what I have to do, but where do I start?" The Nation Magazine does Venezuela | www.vcrisis.com Gustavo Coronel, a Venezuelan petroleum geologist and political consultant picks apart the liberal Left's analysis on the Venezuelan situation which in light of the present oil prices bears reading. For in formation on the current oil market check out the Wall Street journal's latest report. WSJ.com - Oil Prices Hit Records In New York, London As Gas Futures Rally