what will you tell God when you stand before Him?

Netanyahu salute

TELL IT LIKE IT ISFor the past few decades, a rule-of-thumb for the never-ending “con­flict” be­tween these peo­ples has been for every one (1) Is­raeli killed, ap­prox­i­mately one-hundred (100) Pales­tini­ans are killed. For the past few years, the ra­tio has been even higher, about 115/1. What fol­lows is an abridged and edited ver­sion of a newslet­ter is­sued CONTINUE READING

what happened in Iceland should be happening in america

Iceland protestors 1500

AFTER THE PRIVATIZATION of Iceland’s bank­ing sec­tor, pri­vate bankers bor­rowed $3,500,000,000 in 2000. This was ten times the size of the tiny nation’s econ­omy! This cre­ated an im­me­di­ate eco­nomic "bub­ble" that had two ef­fects: a few wealthy peo­ple be­came ex­ceed­ingly wealthy peo­ple, and it left Ice­land on the verge of bank­ruptcy.

The rest of the cit­i­zens were CONTINUE READING

it's our job to do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again!

Poor 13Hours 1500 brown

EVERYWHERETURN, whether in con­ver­sa­tion, via emails from my Re­pub­li­can con­tacts, and es­pe­cially on the in­ter­net, I hear peo­ple “quot­ing” then Sec­re­tary of State Hillary Clin­ton to the ef­fect that she said that the raid deaths rea­son what­ever in Beng­hazi “didn't mat­ter” or “doesn't mat­ter.”

As much as the right­ies hate all things Clin­ton­ian, CONTINUE READING

looks like we will be needing more snowdens

Snowden cartoon header

FROM TODAY'S SEATTLE TIMES (July 19, 2013) and a piece ti­tled “U.S. Of­fi­cials says NSA tak­ing steps to stop leaks” (page A2): an AP ar­ti­cle ac­knowl­edges that “The in­for­ma­tion re­vealed [by Ed­ward Snow­den] that the agency was gath­er­ing mil­lions of US phone records and in­ter­cept­ing some US In­ter­net traf­fic.” Which, if you care about CONTINUE READING