Hello Pluto

Home!  All but invisible across the vastness of space.   And all but inaccessible. The spacecraft door opens and instantly, in a cacophony of emotions, your thoughts are a jumbled, uncontrolled maelstrom as you stand on the surface of a planet three billion miles from home; so far from home, in fact, the sun is […]

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Law Enforcement In Crisis

Let me be perfectly clear about one thing; I am not now, nor have I ever been associated with the Communist Party.  Oh wait; that’s the wrong disclaimer. Let me be perfectly clear about one thing; I am not now, nor have I ever been a law enforcement officer. But, I am, and I have […]

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THE SOLDIER POLICE OFFICER

Like everyone else, I watch in horror as our law enforcement agencies and officers become embroiled in the seemingly widespread and very divisive racial violence. As we watch, we must always keep in mind that not all law enforcement agencies behave in an unprofessional, community-crippling manner. However!  I believe there is indeed an “undercurrent” within […]

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I Wish You Ill Will

I revere stark poverty; I admire squalid living conditions; I envy never-ending hopelessness; I relish rampant crime.  I support extremely high infant mortality rates, ghastly poor health amongst children and adults alike. For, I enjoy my piece of the pie and I not only don’t care about you missing your just desert, I fervently hope […]

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Rebecca Gordon|Saying No to Torture: A Gallery of American Heroes 

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
Six Americans Who Prove Bush and Cheney Didn’t Have to Do It By Rebecca Gordon  TomDispatch.com  February 10, 2015 Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. Why was it again that, as President Obama said, “we tortured some folks” after the 9/11 attacks? Oh, right, because we were terrified. Because everyone knows…

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Mohamedou Ould Slahi; Collateral Damage in The War on Morality in Government

terrorism [ter-uh-riz-uh-m]   noun   “the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.” Terror and helplessness are the favored tools of evil.  Together, they destroy any semblance of sanity you may think you have; they wreak havoc upon your ability to reason, while taking you to unimaginable realms of depression and […]

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