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“I was going to do it, really I was.” This is the essence of President Obama’s remarks last week when he announced an overhaul of NSA procedures and the secret courts and secret opinions. “I called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before Mr. Show More Summary
It feels like election 2016 is so far away, yet if you are a potential candidate for the presidential primaries, you’ve got to be working your game now. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has been doing just that recently. Yesterday...Show More Summary
Impeachment is a dangerous weapon to be waving around, kind of like waving around a loaded AK-47 at a child's Five Year Old Birthday party: there is virtually NO WAY that it ends up working out for the good. Continue reading ?
by Walter Brasch Royal Dutch Shell, which owns or leases about 900,000 acres in the Marcellus Shale, had a great idea. It wanted to frack the Ukraine. But, there was opposition. So, Royal Dutch Shell decided to create a junket for some of the Ukrainians opposed to fracking to show them just how wonderful fracking is. Show More Summary
But now we begin to see the racism that's ALWAYS been just under the surface, hidden by code words and back word "N-word" rants. This is the REAL face of white Amerika, and, as I told you before, as the whites realize that they're becoming...Show More Summary
In a well-orchestrated effort to get ahead of the story, this week the Obama administration released a trove of secret information about domestic spying and the rules of how the domestic phone records may be accessed and used by intelligence analysts. Show More Summary
The coming "Republican Party" wants to be even more "conservative," -- if by 'conservative' you mean willfully ignorant, anti-science, anti-knowledge, racist, sexist and isolationist in a global culture. Good luck with that. Continue reading ?
This week an unusual bipartisan effort from 94 Republicans and 111 Democrats almost succeeded in an attempt to cut off funding for the NSA’s collection of phone data by 205 “yes” to 217 “no” votes. But the movement to curb the NSA’sShow More Summary
At some point, rippling in the heat haze off the highway, white Cascades shimmered in the distance. Forever it seemed, they drew closer. They were the Three Sisters. Continue reading ?
Peoples who have lived in the same place for countless generations – the Amazon, perhaps, or the Arctic, or in la Sierra Nevada in Colombia – possess invaluable knowledge about living with climate change, and it is evolving all the time:...Show More Summary
I have a confession to make. I watch Fox News. A lot. I’m not really sure why since I’m not a suburban-dwelling middle to upper class retiree who anyone would describe as a conservative. I have absolutely no illusions that Fox is “news.”...Show More Summary
by Walter Brasch Long after the American colonials broke away from the British monarchy, long after George Washington refused to take the title of “king,” Americans are still fascinated by anything British and royal. The media incessantly pumped out news and features about the royal birth. Show More Summary
WARNING: What follows is as disgusting as the story it covers and the author of that story. So, if you are squeamish, or under 18, please stop reading now. Now, at least you know who you're in bed with. (I'd get checked for STDs ASAP if I were you.) Continue reading ?
Over the past several years of blogs, I have tried to keep some remembrance of our most profound anniversary, a future holiday perhaps, on a par with the discovery and taming of fire: the species' first extraterrestrial landing. (See 2001: A Space Odyssey for more on this.) This is his vorpal sword's 1700th post. Continue reading ?
by Walter Brasch Clutching a sheaf of newspaper clippings in one hand and a medical bag in the other, Dr. Franklin Peterson Comstock III, knocking down pregnant ladies, students, the elderly, and even two burly construction workers who were waiting for a bus, rushed past me, leaving me in a close and personal encounter with the concrete. Show More Summary
The verdict in the George Zimmerman trail has added to the question which has been going back and forth in our legal system since the days of Reconstruction. The question: What is the value of the Black boy in America? George Zimmerman being found not guilty I believe, has sent a clear message to America. Show More Summary
Underneath all the Ballot Measures and congressional measures to PRE-oppress the LGBT Community, after all the millions, and the phony "therapies" and the rest of it, the world moved on, paying no attention to their squalls. In the House, they turn tail and hoof it off to more fertile pastures, like conflating racism with Latinos with "illegal immigrants." Continue reading ?
Edward Snowden is a loyal American. Perhaps the most loyal American of us all. How many of us are brave enough to do what he did? How many of us would choose to to give up family, a home in paradise, a high paying job, to help his country. Show More Summary
In attempting to find the profound truths in this case, the simple truths are shunted aside in favor of that deep profundity that sits so poorly on the American press, who are often "deep" but have the profundity and intellectual acumen, generally, of a turnip. Continue reading ?
A lesson for this Sunday – The parable of the Good Samaritan In the Gospel of Luke, the parable is introduced by a question, known as the Great Commandment: Behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested him, saying, “Teacher, what shall...Show More Summary