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Should We Be Taking Michael Moore Seriously?

March 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on Should We Be Taking Michael Moore Seriously? · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Health Care, Human Rights, International affairs, Labor, Politics, Populism

Have you seen “Where to Invade Next,” the title of the latest film by gadfly documentarian, Michael Moore? I guess his films are supposed to be funny. But if you like the humor of Ron White or Chris Rock, you might want to pass on Michael Moore. I don’t find his films funny. But wait […]

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A Nightmare in November

December 31st, 2015 · Comments Off on A Nightmare in November · ALEC, Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Courts and the Law, Democracy, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, International affairs, Jobs, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, Wall Street, Wars and Militarism

Here is the real danger for 2016. We are at a tipping point. It is very likely that few Americans understand the calamitous potential of that single day in our history. Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  There is a very realistic scenario that describes what could happen. It will happen only if we fail as citizens. […]

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Putin

October 12th, 2015 · Comments Off on Putin · International affairs, Wars and Militarism

What is Vladimir Putin doing and why is he doing it? Putin has made his move into the Middle East. One of the most powerful, most calculating and richest men in the world, he has suddenly (it would seem) taken interest in the Middle East crisis. Russian air forces are attacking ISIL encampments in Syria, […]

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The Republicans and Growing Neo-Fascism in America

April 14th, 2015 · Comments Off on The Republicans and Growing Neo-Fascism in America · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Education, Fascism, Human Rights, International affairs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, Wars and Militarism

Many people think of Fascism and they think of Nazis and the Gestapo and concentration camps. That concept, while accurate as far as it goes, is not the only perspective on Fascism. There are other thoughts that should come into your mind very quickly these days so that you understand our current Neo-Fascism, i.e., the […]

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How the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Bill Will Devastate Average Americans.

March 12th, 2015 · Comments Off on How the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Bill Will Devastate Average Americans. · ALEC, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, Human Rights, International affairs, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Obstruction, Politics, Populism

The Republicans are up to it again. Once again, they are trying to further devastate the Middle Class. Under the guise of a popular idea, international trade, they have built a monstrous bill that they hope to run by the American Public, secretly inserting segments that will further reduce the power of average citizens. The […]

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Zionism, Israel, Palestine and Peace

August 25th, 2014 · Comments Off on Zionism, Israel, Palestine and Peace · General, International affairs, Populism

The word “Zionism” is often thrown around by people who know very little, or nothing, about it. Zionism was an organized reaction to centuries of violent anti-Semitism that threatened to wipe out the Jewish people. After centuries of persecution and pogroms, the active persecution of Jews had become intolerable. And on the horizon was the […]

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Putin and the Russian Economy

September 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off on Putin and the Russian Economy · Capitalism, Democracy, Economics, International affairs, Politics, Populism

In the Fall of 1952, Vladimir Vladimirovitch Putin was born in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, to Vladimir Spirodonovich and Maria Ivanovna Putin. His father was at that time a factory worker and a member of the NKVD. The NKVD under Joe Stalin was basically the Russian Communist Gestapo. They infiltrated every segment of society, an […]

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Rumsfeld Running Scared

February 24th, 2011 · Comments Off on Rumsfeld Running Scared · International affairs, Politics, Wars and Militarism

Apparently Donald Rumsfeld, looking out at the future, seeing unrest everywhere, knowing that that the world is changing, wants to deflect some of the enormous responsibility he shares for the deaths of 4,500 Americans, deaths of at least a quarter of a million Iraqis, and the displacement and ruin of several million Iraqi lives. So, […]

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier….Muslim?

September 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · International affairs, Politics, Populism, Wars and Militarism

Are American Muslims here only to spy on us? Are they inherently evil? Are they keeping deep dark secrets hidden in the bowels of the Mosques? The answer is….. Wait. Are we talking about the Muslims or the Catholics? A few years ago it was the secret papal rituals of the Catholics and their Agnus […]

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Neocons and Neo-Fascists in the Global Village

July 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Corporations and Industry, International affairs, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Wall Street, Wars and Militarism

What is America? Is it merely a flag? Is it an armed force, with tanks and guns and planes? After all, that’s what many people see in villages around the world. That’s what simple groups of small villagers saw in Iraq…people with no television, no media elite, no sophisticated intellectual government in their region to […]

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Do We Run the Military or Does the Military Run Us?

June 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Do We Run the Military or Does the Military Run Us? · International affairs, Lobbying, Politics, Wars and Militarism

In the living memory of many seniors in this country, a relatively unpopular President of the United States fired one of the most popular Generals of all time. Harry Truman had been a minor Senator who became President because the most popular President in our history died. Roosevelt had been considered, and still is by […]

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Helen Thomas and the Problem of Palestine

June 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Helen Thomas and the Problem of Palestine · Human Rights, International affairs, Wars and Militarism

Helen Thomas is a long-time, award-winning, ground-breaking reporter and columnist for the Associated Press, one of the remaining news services. She has, for many years, lead the press conferences at the White House, asking the first question and often ending the press conferences. She is not technically a member of the White House press corps […]

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The Iraq War. Flesh and Blood.

May 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Iraq War. Flesh and Blood. · International affairs, Politics, Wars and Militarism

The war in Iraq was a mistake. Whatever point of view one takes, there is no real benefit to us any longer to have troops in Iraq. They should come home as soon as possible. But that is not the end of it. We need to tell the rest of the world we’re sorry. We’re […]

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A Radical Proposal: Peace and Justice

May 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on A Radical Proposal: Peace and Justice · Courts and the Law, International affairs, Politics, Wars and Militarism

This is about war and peace. Yes, the most important thing today is more jobs. That is the very first item that should be on the White House agenda every morning and every afternoon and every evening. That is number one. And there are good and relatively simple ways to create jobs and really jump-start […]

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It Can Happen Here. It’s Happening Now.

May 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on It Can Happen Here. It’s Happening Now. · Corporations and Industry, International affairs, Lobbying, Politics, Wall Street

First they came after our land. Then they came after our trees. Then they came after our money. Now they want to take our water. The Gulf of Mexico is now polluted and large parts are becoming unusable for life-sustaining fishing as we speak. The people of Mississippi and Louisiana, parts of Florida and Texas […]

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