Wednesday, July 30, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court forces Argentina into Default

It turns out that the Supreme Court of the United States does not rule over the sovereign nation of Argentina.

A couple of weeks ago, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the nation of Argentina had to pay a huge amount to a small, privileged group of American vulture capitalists who bought defunct bonds for practically nothing.

This made it impossible for Argentina to arrive at a settlement with the vast majority of the other bondholders.

Two points:

1) There was no reason for the US Supreme Court to hear this case in the first place.  The court declines to hear cases all the time.  This was a big favor to a few political cronies.

2) Argentina is an actual sovereign nation.  I checked.  The Argentines don't work for us.  If the full power of the US Government is going to force Argentina to do something, I want them to get me an apartment in Recoleta, a table at a tango show, and a nice big steak with a bottle of Mendoza red.

Argentina's 2014 bond default was created by the United States government. That's a fact.

I wonder if the bigger picture here is what happens in world opinion.  Other nations must have noticed by now that the United States bullies its allies and steals from foreign criminal banks while protecting US criminal bankers.  Aren't these nations going to work to isolate the United States in order to curb this never-ending drive for world domination?

Just wondering.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Review for Brand Loyalty - Thank You, Pricilla Benton

Even though people enjoy them, it is a rare thing for someone to take the time to review both books.  I cannot tell you how much I appreciate this when it happens.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Humor and mystery well doneJuly 29, 2014
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This was a great book that I felt had a bit of everything in it. I'd recommend it to a wide audience because it's part mystery, thriller and adventure with a very satisfying conclusion. The characters are well-written and of course Matt Rommel's distinctive voice makes each page a pleasure to read. The book has a unique humor in it that balances perfectly with the dire situation that is created around Carolyn and her daughter. I would recommend this author and this book series.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Latest Review for Beyond the Law - Thank You Pricilla Benton

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic series with larger than life characters July 26, 2014
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This is a well-written book that kept me turning the page. One great feature of the book is the dark and sarcastic dialogue. Right up until the last page you just never know what's going to come out of Matt Rommel's mouth. All of the characters were created well, realistic but with a larger-than-life quality.

This book was a pleasure to read and anyone who likes military stories will love this book. Author F.M. Kahren is a talented writer and this is a great series that I'd recommend.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A New Interview on My First Novel - Brand Loyalty

Being Interviewed by fictional character I.B. Nosey is a whimsical experience to say the least, but there is a long queue of writers hoping for the opportunity.  So, thanks to Miss Mae for making it happen.

Is this really my photo?  Sure it is.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

U.S. Government Manipulation of Internet Social Media to Isolate Dissent and Promote Government Agendas

This article comes from a blog I've never heard of (not that that means anything).  In addition to new revelations from Edward Snowden, the blog reports intense traffic from a U.S. Air Force base in Florida.  The purpose of this traffic, to manipulate a site called Reddit.  Again, I have no idea what Reddit is.

However, what is clear is that corporations like Facebook as well as agencies of the U.S. Government are engaged in psychological operations against the American public.

Their objective: to make dissenters feel as if no one else shares their feelings and opinions and that government approved perspectives are those of the public as well. 

This seems similar to the Russian Revolution.  A tiny party named itself the "majority" party and ferociously seized power.  The Russian word for majority - Bolshevik.

The American Bolsheviki seek to overwhelm the masses with individual isolation and mass broadcast of lies.

Seems like a bad thing.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Latest Review for "Beyond the Law" - 4 out of 5 stars - Thank You, J.S. Wong

Latest Review for "Beyond the Law" - 4 out of 5 stars - Thank You, J.S. Wong

"This latest book by Mr. Kahren is a much more riveting than his first book. The story took off from the very beginning and till it ended on the last page. It has caused me to lose sleep on a couple of nights and I just could not put it down till I finished it. I hope Mr. Kahren publishes his next book soon." 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A new review for Beyond the Law - Thank you, M. A. Miller

A new review for Beyond the Law - Thank you,  M. A. Miller

"This is the second book in what I hope will be a long-running series. Mr. Kahren writes a ripping good yarn--an engaging mystery/thriller, that is full of interesting military and business information as a bonus. The characters are well-written and I particularly appreciate that the women are strong, smart and independent and play a real role in the plot. Matt Rommel is a character I want to know better. With his imposing physical size and strength and military background he might remind you of Jack Reacher--but Rommel is a much more well-rounded character, who has already shown some growth and change since the first book. I'm looking forward to the next adventure."  M. A. Miller

I can't say it enough, it is a kindness when a person takes the time to post a book review. Thank you, thank you.