Five Predictions for the U.S. Election

It is going to be a great night for American democracy. It is a humbling time to be in this country. Not for a hundred years have such a large percentage of people voted. They have voted in a time of a mass pandemic. They have voted when their society is under immense strain. They are voting when all their media and most of their journalists are telling them nose-stretching lies about the candidates. So in the midst of all...

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The Launch of ‘Crime Waves’ Podcast

“Its just very sad that because you speak out about these issues [Human rights] you have to live with a panic button besides your bed…” Enes Kanter is a star player for the Boston Celtics. He is also an international fugitive. His passport has been revoked. He has not spoken to his family in over four years. He lives with constant death threats and under police protection.His crime? Speaking about the arbitrary detention of tens-of-thousands of people - many of them...

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Joe Biden is Going to Break Your Heart

She has the same lunacy that inspired hundreds-of-thousands of our spiritual sisters to put mock vaginas on their heads. It is the same lunacy that makes many of my journalist colleagues claim that a vote for Trump will overturn American Democracy or bring about another civil war. It is the same lunacy, on the other side of the political fence, that convinces people to think about kidnapping their politicians.

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It was the best of trials. It was the worst of conferences.

It was the best of trials. It was the worst of conferences. Lets start with the best. In Paris, last week, a proverbial rocket hit the world of sport. The former head of the International Athletic Association Federations (IAAF) - Lamine Diack - was convicted of collecting millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.The actual scheme was shocking. Diack, along with many of his top aides - including his ‘thug’ son (his words) - was running a racket where athletes,...

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They are protesting the wrong war. The real story of July 4th, 1776 & slavery

They are protesting the wrong war. In this time of historical flux, when protestors pull down Confederate statues and the U.S. President Donald Trump speaks of ‘mob rule’. its time to tell the facts of the first, real, civil war of American history. The results of which are celebrated on this July 4th weekend. For, If we do not have a proper conversation about the war of 1776, the same myths that get...

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Tim Donaghy former Mob-Linked NBA Referee to speak at Launch of University of New Haven’s Graduate Certificate in Sports Integrity

Zoom Presentation, Wednesday, April 22nd - 18.30 pm (EST) “I was slowly learning that NBA referees had their own way of officiating a professional basketball game…” Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy will be delivering the first annual sports integrity address for the Investigations Program, University of New Haven. This event will launch the Sports Integrity Graduate Certificate. Tim Donaghy is one of the most controversial figures in the history of the National Basketball Association. A former top referee who was working with...

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Covid-19… Now for the Really Bad News

There are more - far more - viruses, like Covid-19 out there. That is the view from the scientific literature that - like many of the things during this crazy time - is really terrifying. One article tells of a group of dedicated Chinese researchers in the provinces around Wuhan discovering thousands of similar viruses. A few of these viruses are potentially as or more harmful to humans than the Covid-19. If unchecked, the...

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One of our Greats is Gone…

Harry Gregg is dead. Gregg was the best Manchester United player ever. He was the best, not because of his considerable playing skills, but because he was the hero of the Munich Air Crash. He ran back to the burning plane and pulled out the wounded before a massive explosion blew it up. He was a comrade, who corresponded with me for years. He was an inspiration for sheer courage and his indomitable moral...

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Strategic Deception and the Sporting World

How the UNODC and IOC have created a movement that purports to fight sports corruption but actually puts it in reverse. ”The West are wishful thinkers, we will give them what they want to think…” Feliks Dzerzhinsky - Founder of the Soviet Spy Services Back in the day, things were not going well for the Russian Bolsheviks. It was 1919, they were nominally in power in the newly established, Soviet Russia, but really were losing a land war to their bitter enemies...

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How to Survive an International Sports Integrity Conference

You ain’t in Kansas anymore Dorothy. Back in the day, international sports integrity conferences - like Play the Game, happening right now in Colorado Springs - were jovial affairs where independent journalists, saddened whistle-blowers and beleaguered sports officials could meet, chat, drink and sometimes dance. Now, everything has changed. Sports are battle grounds of geopolitical soft power. Hard power is the idea that you can conquer another country with tanks, planes and lots of death. Soft power is the idea that you can...

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