American super imperialism – delivery of democracy


In public opinion in many countries, especially in Europe, it is believed that those who speak or act against US interests, or culture, or world view, in fact acting against the welfare and security of the whole world. In fact, such a lack of critical thinking to the policy of the United States is the biggest threat to the well-being and safety of the same world.

Constant needs Empire (Empire) for colonies in which people are forced to be subjects leads to imperialism. It is domination capitals that are trying to conquer the market and impose their rule a distant country. Thus, a complete copy of today’s world, aka the extension of American society. In such a world are mostly individuals and communities willing to embrace American culture and values, considering it as something desirable, what is meant as a kindness. Interestingly, this same America actually violent hyper-power. Indeed, America’s…

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Tiny NYC Kitchen Chronicles: Ladies’ Night In Fall Cocktail

Someday (soon?) I will return to New York. Well, really Brooklyn, but if the L Train continues the same. When I do, I will depend on you.

Mary in Manhattan

Warm cinnamon aromas, fresh apple and citrus flavors and a rich, cozy red wine…that’s what I call Fall in a Glass.

I had my first ladies’ night in of the season last week (when it was actually cold outside), and made a super easy, seemingly complicated fancy cocktail. Yes, and I did it all in my tiny NYC kitchen. Here’s what you need:

apple cinnamon sangriaApple Cinnamon Sangria

1 bottle red wine (Astoria “Primo Rosso” Red Blend IGT recommended for its full bodied berry flavors)

1/2 cup brandy (Soberano Brandy recommended – it’s a classic brandy, with a caramel finish)

1 cup apple cider

1 Golden Delicious apple, diced (reserve a few slices for garnish)

1 Honeycrisp apple, diced (reserve a few slices for garnish)

1/2 orange, sliced

1/2 orange, juiced

2 cinnamon sticks (plus 1 for garnish)


red wineAnd here’s what to do before the ladies arrive:

1) Fill…

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5 Random Thoughts I’ve Had Today #65

How To Get Things Done in 10 Ways

My weekly post for some entertainment; for myself and all of you!

1. Until about 2 weeks ago I always thought it was an “A” track. Not an “eight” track. I figured, “Oh, A, because there’s an A and B side. That makes sense.” I guess it didn’t make sense enough!

2. Well you guys…we did it! We joined a gym. We will see how well this works….But 2 days down already and I think we’re looking pretty good!

3. I almost just watched Top Gun for the first time. YES. The first time. It was actually kinda really lame….? I don’t know. It just couldn’t keep my attention. But then again, nothing ever does.

4. Isn’t it funny how when you actually need something, like a need to buy new sheets because a gigantic hole has appeared in yours, you can barely bring yourself to spend money on it?…

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Who Will Buy Florida East Coast Railway???

As we recently reported, Fortress Investment Group LLC is considering a sale of Florida East Coast Railway (FECR). As well as having been completely modernized (motive power, etc), the roadbed has been upgraded to accomodate Brightline passenger trains (still owned by Fortress).

Candidates I have heard about are CSX, NS and Genesee & Wyoming. CSX owns trackage that competes against Florida East Coast, but it is not as high quality as FECR. NS owns nothing South of Jacksonville (Northern terminus of FEC). Genesee & Wyoming is not a participant in the Florida race.

FECR has exclusive access to the top two container seaports in the state of Florida, perceived competitive advantages may block any deal for Class I’s.

Fortress has an investment valued at around $3.5 billion. But the sale of FECR does not include real estate, logistics and telecommunications assets. It is unclear as to the portion of valuation specifically tied to FECR.

My idea: CSX buys FECR and sells much of it’s existing property (Jacksonville to Miami) to G&W or another large regional/short line company.