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Bob Herrschaft

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Due to the current credibility crisis in the mainstream media, I have increasingly been drawn to getting my news online. As a news junkie, I appreciate the journalistic integrity I've been able to find at the HuffingtonPost website and I am pleased to work together with the NewsTrust team to ensure its reliability.

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Location: Sonoma, California, United States
Interests: current events, travel, history, architecture,Euskara, finance,sociology
Expertise: I edited and self-published my own book( Low Risk High Tech)
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Journalism: None
Education: College graduate
News: 90 minutes a day or more
Internet: 60-90 minutes a day
Income: Decline to state
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Web Page: bobherrschaft.com
Address: Sonoma, CA, 95476, US
Last Visit: May 18, 2015 - 12:29 PM PDT
Last Edit: Jan 2, 2013 - 8:28 AM PST

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Bob reviewed this story - May 18, 2015
Bob's Rating
4.4

Matt Tabbi puts a spotlight on the probable motives for Obama's political posturing on TPP.

Is it better to move to the right to appear centrist for a presidential legacy or is it better to be right on an important issue affecting the country's prosperity? The President needs to be reminded that an elephant is on the other end of the see-saw and he has an obligation to put all his weight on the left

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Bob reviewed this story - May 12, 2015
Bob's Rating
4.3
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Bob commented on this review – May. 9, 2015
Bob Herrschaft
4.4
(NT Rating: 4.0)
Reviewed by Bob Herrschaft - May. 8, 2015

The details are in the links and all the links reenforce an argument that Bernie Sanders can take to the bank!

The Mondragon cooperatives are not so much an alternative to capitalism as an alternative to the vertical corporate structure within the system. The concept of executive compensation is particularly interesting. * worth noting... since the Democracy Now interview Patxi Lopez has been replaced by Iñigo Urkullu as head of the autonomous Basque region (Euskadi). He leads a Basque nationalist coalition that was made possible by the virtual dissolution of ETA. Although nationalist,the ... More »

90 percent of the profits, we reinvest in order to create employment. More »

Bob Herrschaft Comment:

The Mondrogon cooperatives are actually very technology oriented( there are no large scale farms in the Basque region) but that doesn’t mean the concept couldn’t be applied to agribuisness, The difference with the Soviet system is that management doesn’t come from ... More »

Bob reviewed this story - May 8, 2015
Bob's Rating
4.4

The details are in the links and all the links reenforce an argument that Bernie Sanders can take to the bank!

The Mondragon cooperatives are not so much an alternative to capitalism as an alternative to the vertical corporate structure within the system. The concept of executive compensation is particularly interesting. * worth noting... since the Democracy Now interview Patxi Lopez has been replaced by Iñigo Urkullu as head of the autonomous Basque region (Euskadi). He leads a Basque nationalist coalition that was made possible by the virtual dissolution of ETA. Although nationalist,the ... More »

90 percent of the profits, we reinvest in order to create employment. More »

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Bob commented on this review – May. 5, 2015
Francis Lilly
4.7
(NT Rating: 4.1)
Reviewed by Francis Lilly - May. 5, 2015

Very good journalism. Gives in balance the perspectives of antagonists of which the story focuses. Clarifies important subtle points such as: "The Texas State Guard, established in 1871, has 1,900 members. Unlike the Texas National Guard, it cannot operate outside Texas and cannot be pressed into national service by the president.". It demonstrates that perhaps some party members are no handcuffed by "shock-jock-driven hysteria" and that proper communications can lead to sane discourse and decisions. Of particular interest (and sanity that made me chuckle) is the factoid " the Pentagon, with some two dozen U.S. military bases in Texas — including Fort Hood, the nation’s second-largest, with 45,000 soldiers — wouldn’t ... More »

Our nation (perhaps 50%) has gone bananas. This story demonstrates that the phrase "Land of the free and home of the brave" needs some reflection. At least Texans (and their other 49%) don't think we are free and out of fear (especially of the Constitutionally designed specifically federalist government) respond to that fear by these insurrection preparations. I'm glad I am advanced in age! but sad that my grandchildren have to live through this.type of society. Would someone please ... More »

Bob Herrschaft Comment:

I believe American exceptionalism means that we’re “special”, a bit like emotionally challenged children.

Bob commented on this story – May. 5, 2015

Oliver keeps on getting better with his satire as he exposes the detrimental effects of corporate standardized testing on education. Comedy, however is difficult to rate since questions like “are experts sited or "is it well written” have little relevance.

Bob reviewed this story - May 4, 2015
Bob's Rating
4.2

What we should have learned by now about trickle-down economics is that nothing trickles down. More »

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Bob reviewed this story - Apr 28, 2015
Bob's Rating
4.7

The frightening scenario in the MidEast is becoming ever more hopeless and the Obama administration is becoming increasingly powerless as religious zealots take over foreign policy both at home and abroad. The Isis- Al Qaeda-Saudi Arabia-Israel connection will create a bloodbath in Syria as religious fanatics seem to be the only ones driving policy and advancing on the ground, compounded by the Saudi air strikes in Yemen and the chaos in Libya...and no one wants the refugees!

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Bob reviewed this story - Apr 23, 2015
Bob's Rating
3.7
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Bob posted and reviewed this story - Apr 12, 2015
Bob's Rating
3.8

This is a conscious decision on the part of the Obama administration that diverges from all similar crises that mandated govt. assistance in evacuating American citizens from areas besieged by violent conflict.Considering that Yemen was invaded by American "ally" Saudi Arabia only exacerbates the need for assistance in evacuating American citizens. The fact that people were warned to stay out of the area is of little consequence and frankly, strikes me as being unnecessarily ... More »

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Bob posted and reviewed this story - Apr 12, 2015
Bob reviewed this story - Apr 9, 2015
Bob's Rating
4.3
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Bob posted and reviewed this story - Apr 3, 2015
Bob's Rating
4.3

Sirota delineates the growing schism among Democrats and pulls no punches on those that suck up to Wall Street benefactors in exchange for favors.

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Bob posted and reviewed this story - Apr 3, 2015
Bob reviewed this story - Mar 27, 2015
Bob's Rating
4.4
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Bob reviewed this story - Mar 20, 2015
Bob's Rating
4.6

...I would only add that the article's apt description of the current state of the nation somehow conjures up one of those old sci-fi horror movies (perhaps "invasion of the Body Snatchers) where the alien invaders look normal while they suck up the lives of everyone around them... and we all know that corporations are now people, just like us!

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Bob reviewed this story - Mar 20, 2015
Bob's Rating
4.4
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Bob commented on this story – Mar. 12, 2015

Although I haven’t read Piketty’s book, his views seem to be in line with other major economists I respect i.e. Robert Reich, Paul Krugman, and Joseph Stiglitz. The point about privatization is well taken and it has already led to the cannibalization of a large slice of ... More »

Bob reviewed this story - Feb 28, 2015
Bob's Rating
4.1
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Bob commented on this story – Feb. 21, 2015

I, for one, will be very disappointed if this isn’t brought up at Loretta Lynch’s confirmation hearing.

Bob commented on this review – Feb. 11, 2015
Samuel W. Velsor  IV
3.0
(NT Rating: 2.0)
Reviewed by Samuel W. Velsor IV - Feb. 11, 2015

No needs expansion and the photographs were great but without captions of who/what/where were looking they lose all value. There are other important dates.

Briefest of coverage should have been longer and all the photos should have had captions.

Bob Herrschaft Comment:

Yes Samuel, the article is hardly worth commenting upon…but the map can tell us a lot more!

Bob commented on this review – Feb. 11, 2015
Ben Ross
1.2
(NT Rating: 2.8)
Reviewed by Ben Ross - Feb. 11, 2015

This is a biased hack job....no scope of the situation or the parties involved.

The NATO threat is great ....yet unmentioned. Total demonetization of Putin.... EU and US missiles pointed at Moscow

Bob Herrschaft Comment:

Ben, I find it surprising that this article comes from CNN via the Guardian, which can generally be trusted. The references to threats to Poland and the Baltic states have no relevance to the current crisis.

Bob reviewed this story - Feb 10, 2015
Bob's Rating
2.2
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Bob reviewed this story - Feb 10, 2015
Bob's Rating
3.9
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Bob reviewed this story - Feb 4, 2015
Bob's Rating
2.4

There is so much that is based on a false premise in this article, so that it is hard to know where to begin. First. the issue of Iran's nuclear project cannot be resolved unless ALL nuclear projects are rejected and dismantled. It is the only way iran's bluff can be called. Second, the reference to the Soviet negotiations in the 80's is misleading. What have we gained? Nuclear disarmament was never pursued and the ratcheting up of the Ukrainian conflict in today's environment makes ... More »

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Bob reviewed this story - Jan 29, 2015
Bob's Rating
4.3
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Bob commented on this review – Jan. 23, 2015
Samuel W. Velsor  IV
4.1
(NT Rating: 2.9)
Reviewed by Samuel W. Velsor IV - Jan. 7, 2015
Bob Herrschaft Comment:

Well Samuel, I can only say it takes a big man to change his mind on a rating. Our personal ratings have little to do with anything but sometimes the wording in slick propaganda(like this article) can easily make us think that something good can come out of the sinister intentions of ... More »

Bob reviewed this story - Jan 23, 2015
Bob's Rating
2.0

Bullshit! All this article shows is that many "top" scientists get their degrees from universities specifically funded by the fossil fuel industry to spread this kind of propaganda. There is nothing safe about nuclear power when all the neglected environmental considerations are not factored in; witness Fukushima! The fossil fuel industry loves nuclear power because it knows its real cost is not competitive.

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Bob reviewed this story - Jan 22, 2015
Bob's Rating
4.3

Good point...all. Ellison makes a significant break with the President when he talks about the murky negatives that are likely to develop from a fast track TPP agreement unexposed to congressional cross examination.

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Bob reviewed this story - Jan 19, 2015
Bob's Rating
4.4

The Laura Poitras interview is followed by an equally fascinating interview with Jeremy Scahill re the Blackwater verdict.

The NSA net appears to becoming entangled with some thorny facts that expose its overreach. The Blackwater verdict proves once again that the principle perpetrators are "too big to jail".

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Bob reviewed this story - Jan 7, 2015
Bob's Rating
4.2

the deal will also allow American corporations to outsource even more jobs abroad. More »

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Bob reviewed this story - Jan 5, 2015
Bob's Rating
4.5

All business titans have certain things in common—a steely determination to turn their dreams into reality, a gargantuan appetite for success and, as they grow older, a ... More »

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Bob reviewed this story - Dec 15, 2014
Bob's Rating
4.0

...first time I heard about her "collective"...the philosophy of the goddess of greed was evidently an extension of her personal character...as Mark Anthony proclaimed(Julius Caesar) "the evil that men do lives long after them"... I think Ayn Rand broke the glass ceiling on that one!

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Bob reviewed this story - Nov 24, 2014
Bob's Rating
3.9

An interesting analysis of how irrational and rational influences can conflict foreign policy decisions. By extension it could apply to countries beyond Iran and the Islamic world.

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Bob reviewed this story - Nov 9, 2014
Bob's Rating
4.7

revealing and revolting...and a real profile in courage of the young woman whistleblower, Alayne Fleischmann, as well as a definitive indictment of Eric Holder's timid tenure at the Justice Dept..

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Bob reviewed this story - Nov 5, 2014
Bob's Rating
4.3
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Bob reviewed this story - Oct 28, 2014
Bob's Rating
4.2
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Bob reviewed this story - Oct 27, 2014
Bob's Rating
4.2

I tend to believe the Republicans are not totally against government spending. They are playing a waiting game hoping that a Republican administration will come to power in 2016. Of course, the kind of government spending they would support means taxpayer dollars would be sucked up by massive projects that would go to no-bid contracts sponsored by their mentors in big business.

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Bob reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Bob's Rating
3.9
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Bob reviewed this story - Sep 17, 2014
Bob's Rating
4.1

...it seems the modern version of bread and circus is fast food and spectator sports

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