Perhaps it’s just the waning warmth of summer closing around me like a blanket on a fall day, but I’ve had a feeling lately.  Events have conspired to make me think about the long term perspective on what is going on in our world, the bigger picture that I like to think is what I do best.   Digging into this feeling with a series of internet searches uncovered a wealth of information that I have to share so that, if nothing else, you can all make your own conclusions about things.

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