Archive for the 'Are you revolted enough yet…?' Category

THE BRILLIANT COLDNESS OF LOGIC…

July 31st, 2014

We can stand aloof from the events and carry out thought exercises, and we can carefully weigh the pros and cons of war—this side did this horrible thing, that side did that horrible thing, this side has this worthy cause, that side has that worthy cause—and we can attempt to calculate who is slightly better […]

THOMSPON LEADS KILL COMMON CORE CHARGE…

July 29th, 2014

Reps. Matt Huffman of Lima and Andy Thompson of Marietta said Monday that Ohio made a mistake four years ago in pursuing the standards and their legislation would seize back state control over the process. …their legislation would seize back state control… (from President Barack Hussein Obama). Where were these anti-federal-education-standards folks when President George […]

HOW ABOUT SWAPPING REINS FOR BRAINS…?

July 28th, 2014

Congressman Bill Johnson (R-6th District OH) is touting a verbosely titled item called the REINS Act (“Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny”) designed to accomplish the allegedly lofty goal of curbing what a July 15 News-Sentinel editorial-writer called “runaway government of the type favored by President Barack Obama.” This goal is “lofty” only […]

THE BUCK HASN’T STOPPED SINCE 1953…

July 27th, 2014

THEY MADE HONEST ABE CRY…

July 26th, 2014

READING THIS COULD GET YOU WATCHLISTED…

July 24th, 2014

The “March 2013 Watchlisting Guidance,” a 166-page document issued last year by the National Counterterrorism Center, spells out the government’s secret rules for putting individuals on its main terrorist database, as well as the no fly list and the selectee list, which triggers enhanced screening at airports and border crossings. The new guidelines allow individuals […]

THE OPRAH SNOWDEN EFFECT…

July 24th, 2014

In the mid-’90s, Oprah Winfrey added a book-club component to her show that sought out new and interesting authors for her viewers to read and then share. Far beyond any selection by any book-of-the-month, being chosen by Oprah sent book sales into orbit. The Oprah Effect quickly became the Holy Grail for publishers until, after […]

AVOIDING THE PROBLEMS WITH BOYCOTTS…

July 22nd, 2014

Boycotts are always problematic, but they can be effective. Putting our money behind our personal convictions helped to bring down South Africa’s apartheid regime. But when does joining a consumer boycott of products or services produced by a specific company or originating in a given region of the world make sense? It’s a question that […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON FORBES:
HE WAS SO GOOD AT BEING BAD…

July 20th, 2014

George Forbes, not any mayor, was the most powerful political figure of our era. He ruled at a time when public money flowed to major developers. He was the grease that made it flow. Forbes clearly dominated Cleveland politics for most of two decades – 1970s and 1980s – that coincided with my time at […]

COMING TO A DORMANT FAULT NEAR YOU…

July 19th, 2014

States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unconventional drilling method could be to blame, especially the wells where the industry disposes of its wastewater. Fracking generates vast amounts of wastewater, far more than traditional drilling methods. The water is pumped into injection wells, which […]

THE FCC WILL FENCE IN THE COMMONS…

July 16th, 2014

You can count on the big carriers – the Comcasts and the Verizons – to churn up a propaganda storm in coming months, supplementing their mega-million-dollar lobbying campaign in Washington. There will be the usual statements, which often turn out to be misleading or outright false, from official spokespeople. But watch out for the less […]

TAXES TO PROP UP FAILED CHARTER SCHOOL…

July 16th, 2014

[Value Learning and Teaching] Academy, a 600-student charter school in Pendleton, will remain open next year thanks to a judge’s ruling Monday. In a potentially precedent-setting decision, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Nadine Allen is forcing the Ohio Department of Education to sponsor the school next year, thereby saving it from closure. She also […]

I’M GOOD TO GO…

July 15th, 2014

The ever vigilant guard dog Buster (right) knows that Welshmen will not yield! Germany ‘may revert to typewriters’ to counter hi-tech espionage

ROLDO RIGHTS ON JUSTICE MANGLED, DENIED…

July 14th, 2014

As a follow-up to the last posting on the historic battle between the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, I am presenting a piece written in 1980 about the first anti-trust trial by the city against the private utility company. It reveals how power works its destruction. A good deal of it […]

WE HAVE TWO YEARS TO CHALLENGE THIS…

July 10th, 2014

While the US Supreme Court has deemed that not allowing protesters to get right in the face of women seeking abortions is a violation of their free speech rights, the sensitivities of delegates to political conventions are so delicate that they can be shielded from opposing views. Mano Singham writing in Seeing Cleveland through fresh […]

TARGETING MOHAMMED RAGHEAD, TAKE THREE…

July 10th, 2014

What follows below are a few of the bits from Glenn Greenwald’s and Murtaza Hussain’s Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On that I first mentioned yesterday. Of all that I read, Jaffer’s comment below (bold, emphasis mine) is the most telling and disturbing. Indeed, the government’s ability to monitor […]

WHICH NATION WILL BE NEXT…?

July 10th, 2014

Diplomatic relations between Germany and the US plunged to a new low after Angela Merkel’s government asked the top representative of America’s secret services in Germany to leave the country. While not formally amounting to a full expulsion, the move nonetheless sends a dramatic signal: after a year-long dispute triggered by the revelations of NSA […]

HERMANN GOERING INTERVIEWED…

July 10th, 2014

We got around to the subject of war again and I said that, contrary to his attitude, I did not think that the common people are very thankful for leaders who bring them war and destruction. “Why, of course, the people don’t want war,” Goering shrugged. “Why would some poor slob on a farm want […]

WELL…?

July 10th, 2014

TARGETING MOHAMMED RAGHEAD, TAKE TWO…

July 10th, 2014

The White House has instructed US security agencies to review their training and policy materials for racial or religious bias after documents leaked by Edward Snowden showed training material for the intelligence agencies referring to “Mohammed Raghead.” After an extensive investigation by the Intercept on Wednesday reported that the NSA and the FBI spied on […]

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