Syria scapegoating

Last week the U.S launched a retaliatory strike on Syria against alleged chemical attacks by the Assad regime upon a segment of their own citizens. This action is problematic on several levels and reverses President Trump’s assertions just a few weeks before that he would be “withdrawing our troops from Syria”. This action teeters on the brink of massive geopolitical consequences and the questions need to be asked: just exactly what is going on here? The whole premise of chemical attacks by Assad on his own people is specious from…

Islamic State, Islamic Empire? [Hub Debate]

The United States has said that the fall of Mosul, Iraq to ISIS poses a threat to the entire region. As ISIS continues to occupy areas of Syria and Iraq, allegedly conducting mass killings among the populations there, is there a role for American intervention? Why or why not? There is no easy answer to this problem. For starters, there isn’t anything that can be “done” short of an all out war, if we were to do anything. But they are truly threatening, and there will be dire consquences, for…

Salt City Throwdown Podcast: EP32 – Better Know a Candidate; Charles A. Stormont Edition

Its a new episode of the Salt City Throwown Podcast! This week we hit on a couple of important things before the show starts. And Smitty is also back on Track, so all in all it was a good week. First, we give a personal shoutout to one of the best guys a man could have. Simon Miller and his family are on the trip of a life time, so we sent them our best wishes and thoughts as they go to pick up their third adopted child from China.…

Utah Leads the World – Demographically Speaking

Demographics. Every business leader, personnel planner, political advisor and marketing maven has to be acutely aware of demographic trends to have any chance of ongoing success in their fields of endeavor. Demographics are the numbers that present us with realistic statistical expectations, both now and in the future. They define the imminent upcoming value of our most valuable resource: human capital. And in one simple demographic, Utah is dominating the rest of the world. We have the highest replacement rate of anyone in the United States, Canada or Europe. Replacement rate…