BEAUTIFUL ARIZONA DESERT

THEN AND NOW: WHAT A MONSOON SUMMER DOES TO NATURE IN SCOTTSDALE Everybody knows that the lower Arizona is a desert. And what does the term 'desert' connote in your mind? Sand dunes like those in Sahara, right_ Well, think again. The Arizona desert is like nothing that you have ever seen before. It's like …

AN AMERICAN IN SERBIA: WHAT LIVING IN BELGRADE IS LIKE AFTER 50+ YEARS IN AMERICA

Three years ago, I arrived in Serbia. The idea was to see what living in my native city for about six months would be like after spending half a century in America. Well, the best laid plans of mice and men… Three months after my arrival, a temporary living arrangement became a permanent wedlock. I married my landlady. I grew a beard. I still wear it. I lost some weight. Healthier food and lifestyle, I suppose. Those were some of the good things. The rest… well, it was a culture shock. So much rudeness. So much senseless bureaucracy. So much unnecessary regulation. So much intolerance. Now we have been back in Belgrade for a fourth summer/fall in a row. I’ve already shared with you a number of stories which document the progression of Serbia into a police state and an economy driven by washed up drug and human trafficking money. And slowed down by nonsensical regulation. Now I want to share with you some of the good sides of the Serbian capital – Belgrade. Such as its beautiful location at the confluence of two big European rivers – the Danube and Sava.

SERBIA: THE MOST RECKLESS COUNTRY

of the highest vaccinated countries in the world. Now Covid is raging in Serbia while vaccinations seem to have slowed. As a result, Serbia is now the worst country in terms of the anti-vaxxer index. What makes Serbia the worst country? First and foremost, recklessness and ignorance of the anti-vaxxers. But there's also a possibility that the Chinese vaccines, which are the most prevalent in Serbia, may not be as effective as the American Pfizer or Moderna ISRAEL PUZZLE: A HIGHLY VACCINATED COUNTRY WITH HIGH COVID INFECTIONS

AN AMERICAN IN SERBIA: WHAT LIVING IN BELGRADE IS LIKE AFTER 50+ YEARS IN AMERICA

Three years ago, I arrived in Serbia. The idea was to see what living in my native city for about six months would be like after spending half a century in America. Well, the best laid plans of mice and men… Three months after my arrival, a temporary living arrangement became a permanent wedlock. I married my landlady. I grew a beard. I still wear it. I lost some weight. Healthier food and lifestyle, I suppose. Those were some of the good things. The rest… well, it was a culture shock. So much rudeness. So much senseless bureaucracy. So much unnecessary regulation. So much intolerance. Now we have been back in Belgrade for a fourth summer/fall in a row. I’ve already shared with you a number of stories which document the progression of Serbia into a police state and an economy driven by washed up drug and human trafficking money. And slowed down by nonsensical regulation. Now I want to share with you some of the good sides of the Serbian capital – Belgrade. Such as its beautiful location at the confluence of two big European rivers – the Danube and Sava.

9/11 – 20 YEARS ON

MISERABLE FAILURE AND TERRIBLE COSTS OF "WAR ON TERROR" The US "war on terror" has cost the taxpayers some $5.8 trillion, not counting the cost of hundreds of thousands of lost lives. What else could have the US government achieved had it spent it on peaceful purposes.

AFGHANISTAN: A DON QUIXOTIC WAR ENDS IN AMERICAN DEFEAT

TALIBAN CELEBRATIONS, REPRISALS FOLLOW DEPARTURE OF LAST U.S. PLANE The last U.S. plane left Afghanistan late Monday, ending a 20-year occupation that began shortly after Al Qaeda’s attacks on 9/11, cost over $2 trillion, took more than 170,000 lives and ultimately ended in shameful defeat, leaving behind thousands of Americans and allies to the mercy …

“ETHNIC CLEANSING” THE AMERICAN WAY

THE BROWNING OF AMERICA Washington's demographic war on white Americans enters the sixth decade, and the results are devastating. This morning, I perused the latest statistics from the 2020 US Census. In a nutshell, the data from the US Census Bureau show the percentage of white Americans declining sooner than demographers expected, while Asian, Hispanic and Other categories are on the rise.

THE TERRIBLE LEGACY OF TOKYO OLYMPICS: DEBT AND DISEASE

A two-week TV sports extravaganza with no local spectators is leaving Japan in a huge pool of debt and with soaring Covid infections THE GOOD, BAD AND THE UGLY AT TOKYO OLYMPICS THE GOOD... The athletes are all lined up at the starting line. The tension is high. The 400m hurdles Olympic gold is at …