The metaphor that we are kids on a playground run by bullies helps us understand the oftentimes confusing accounts of what’s going on in the world. There are so many wars. There are so many bad guys we, the American people, have to be persuaded to go after and bring to justice. There are so many arguments about what we...
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The FBI has a history of duping naïve people into trying to do violence and then, while proceeding with Federal assistance, arresting them. They’ve done it in Oregon to a Somali student who was encouraged to use a bomb at Christmas. The following are three video discussions of this issue. Napolitano on FBI entrapment cas
The Senate has a limited view of what could be done to quell violence in America. Some feel that the only thing to do is enact more strict gun control laws. So, this… “…Debate over the measures consumed the Senate on Wednesday, with speeches from both sides meant to stir emotions. “I choose to vote my conscience,”
Here’s a story about a man who expressed his observations about what was going on at his granddaughter's school and is now defending himself from accusations that he is a menacing terrorist. We should all be concerned about what happened to this person because we could all be in his shoes. We could all express some observ
President Obama talking about the “senseless” bombing in Boston. The President is not the only one who says the Boston bombings are “senseless.” I can understand the President’s remarks as expressing how little we understand about who did this bombing, or why. The immediate causes might be unknown, and that’s wh
The following is Glenn Greenwald talking about everyone’s present problems with our government. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/02/assange-sweden-saadiq-barrett-brown
These videos argue that Gun Control does not reduce crime or gun violence.
The following videos discuss the issue of “Currency Wars,” what are they supposed to do, how do they get started, why should we care. http://spookyweather.blogspot.com/2013/03/keiser-report-e419-financial-pearl.html The following is a n essay from The Weekly Standard, Currency Wars 12:00 AM, FEB 9, 2013 • BY IRWIN M.
We have seen many examples of where the police have arrested bystanders for filming interactions between the police and the public. This has been understood to be an effort by the police to intimidate anyone from recording police behavior that might be used against them in court. Apparently, the Department of Justice has ru
The following is a video discussing the NDAA signed recently by President Obama. About this video, This is an excerpt from Journalist Amber Lyon`s speech at Harvard Law School on Feb. 27, 2013. Investigative journalists who cover those the U.S. Government deems ¨terrorists¨ fear they could be indefinitely detained under t
I want to discuss a part of the Book of Genesis where God has made a garden and has Adam and Eve living in it. God warns these two that they are allowed much, but, they are not supposed to eat of a certain plant, or else. I want to make the claim that this story depends on a metaphor,...
Senator Warren has been asking some good questions while she has been starting out her first term. She has mostly been asking about financial issues. However, she raises a question in the following video about “money laundering.” This is an interesting topic in itself. There has been discussion for years about how at ce
The following is a brief, about 6 minute, video explaining wealth disparity in the United States. And a brief quote from an accompanying article, “…In terms of information, Politizane’s video isn’t offering anything new: Its analysis of American perceptions of wealth distribution, the line between rich and poor and
The following is a video discussing Ben Swann’s criticisms of the President’s Assassination policy. Swann’s discussion was aired around the time the white paper was released. http://dailybail.com/home/obamas-rules-for-assassinating-us-citizens.html The following is an essay from The New Yorker on the Assassination Pol
We have certain rights, which have been hidden from us, apparently. One of these rights as a free people is something called “jury nullification.” The following video and clip from an article suggest a little of what that right involves. One can see that it would not be in the interest of the powers-that-be to have the
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The following is a column by Norman Solomon regarding the Progressive Caucus, a loosely committed collection of House members committed to “progressive” politics. Lately, however, they must be finding it rough going. The column was found on COUNTERPUNCH, a great website. FEBRUARY 27, 2013 Not Taking a Stand Against Cuts
The President has been saying and doing some scary shit. He wants to start killing Americans who, on the advice of some smart people, are just too dangerous to keep around. So, on Tuesdays, he picks and chooses. This is the scary part: this week he’ll be looking at people who I don’t know, or if I met, might not...
The following discussion makes the point that there is a misconception that the President’s proposed Assassination Policy has to do exclusively with “Drone Killing.” The idea is that since the Assassination Policy is bundled with discussion of drones, the two must be related. However, the President is suggesting a pol
My grandmother, grandma Alida, lived for a long time. She died about a month short of her 100th birthday. She lived long, but she wasn't well for a large part of that time. When I was very young she lived on her own in apartment buildings in Portland. I remember going with my Dad to see her. We would walk...
The claim here is that the United States Government has been choosing to focus on Geo-Political issues, relating to military domination, at the expense of its economic needs. One might respond by pointing out that the military-security-industrial sector of the U.S. economy is using this geo-political focus to maintain its o
Below is part of a discussion between Frank Rich and Eric Benson about why many Americans are not “up in arms” about what the President has been proposing. Earlier this week, NBC News reported on a confidential Justice Department memo spelling out the legal justification for assassinating U.S. citizens affiliated with A
One of the reasons why Obama is not a good President has been how destructive he’s been to democracy and the rule of law. Examples of this are how he has continued the aggressive wars initiated by his predecessor in Iraq, Afghanistan, and started his own in Pakistan, Yemen, and several African countries, continuing the pr
This is an argument found on Counterpunch wherein Lindorff claims people have to stop this effort by Obama to assert this right to assassinate. FEBRUARY 07, 2013 Who Will Step Up to Defend the Constitution? Why Obama Should be Impeached by DAVE LINDORFF If the Constitution is to have any relevance, and if America is to rema
Here is a video of Rachel Maddow discussing the White Paper discussion of why Obama should have the power to kill Americans on his say so, along with Oregon Senator Ron Wyden’s related questions. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
Dr. Trent is a chiropractor with an interest in the problems of modern medicine. The following is a discussion of some of the issues brought up in the above video. The ‘Unknown’ About Polio Vaccine: SV40 and Cancer Apr 9th, 2011 | By Catherine J. Frompovich | After half a century, the 108th U.S. Congress House of Repres
Prof. Chomsky is here interviewed by Press TV, the Iranian Press Service, currently being banned in Europe and elsewhere. Top Ten American War Criminals Living Freely Today Rense Exclusive By Douglas Herman 12-14-5 A war crime is a punishable offense, under international law, for violations of the law of war by any person o
I have been presenting the case that in many ways we are screwed. We have a government run by crooks, or people who are themselves owned by others who are crooks. We are told we live in a democracy, but deep down we have government officials who do things that should never be allowed in a democracy. For example, it...