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KILL THE UNPATRIOTIC ACT AND START OVER…

May 25th, 2015

I have to wonder how much blowback Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) faces for his grandstanding on the floor of the Senate in opposition to legislation continuing one of the worst, and most grossly misinterpreted, sections of the U.S. Patriot Unpatriotic Act. Edward Snowden had this to say about Paul’s filibuster. It represents a sea change […]

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

May 25th, 2015

Bernie Sanders For President In 2016 Racism in America… Global Warming… Raif Badawi…

SOMEONE IS ALWAYS LISTENING…

May 24th, 2015

For the better part of twenty years, I was a regular coffeehouse denizen in and around Cleveland Heights’ various caffeine shoting galleries. When I would find a table at Arabica, Caribou, Phoenix, Stone Oven or Brews Brothers and get to work I was often amazed at the conversations—both in person and over cell phones—that I […]

HELL, NO…!

May 22nd, 2015

In an action of such inconceivable chutzpah that I swear would have made Richard Nixon think twice, Saudi Arabia, already a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (how the fuck did that ever happen) seeks the presidency of that body. In a move that will definitely drill the “final nail in the coffin […]

HAS DID RAND PAUL GONE GO ROGUE…? NO…

May 20th, 2015

[Update at 1000 on 21 May: So, Paul spoke for 630 minutes and only managed to waste a day of the senate’s time. Two years after rising to national prominence with a 13-hour talking filibuster against drones, Rand Paul has made another marathon speech on the floor of the US Senate – only this time […]

SECRETS, POLITICS AND TORTURE, A PRIMER…

May 20th, 2015

If you read the sketchy New York Times article on the Delta Force raid into Syria a few days ago—how an ISIS leader was killed when he “tried to engage” American commandos while his fighters used women and children as shields, and an 18-year-old slave was freed with no civilian casualties thanks to “very precise […]

THE LIES OF OBAMA AND ZERO DARK THIRTY

May 19th, 2015

The main theme of the [The Senate Intelligence Committee’s long-delayed] 499-page executive summary [on CIA torture] is that the CIA lied systematically about the effectiveness of its torture programme in gaining intelligence that would stop future terrorist attacks in the US. The lies included some vital details about the uncovering of an al-Qaida operative called […]

THREE TIMES BIGGER THAN HALLIBURTON…

May 19th, 2015

A friend here in Cleveland once shared a story about the glory days of the city when wealth abounded and power pulsated in the from offices high above Lake Erie. Cleveland’s railway giants, the Van Sweringen brothers, were convinced to hire a new kind of employee, a public relations consultant. After several months of unsuccessful, […]

THE HACKS WANT SEYMOUR HERSH’S BLOOD…

May 18th, 2015

Seymour Hersh, by shining light on lazy journalism of what passes for a Free Press in America has earned the wrath of the bought and paid for media. Seymour Hersh has done the public a great service by breathing life into questions surrounding the official narrative of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Yet […]

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S MURDERERS FOR HIRE…

May 18th, 2015

That the United States has employed assassins in covert operations comes as no surprise to anyone. That our military personnel are employed in such targeted assassinations, however, is different. ‘Of course the guys knew the target was bin Laden and he was there under Pakistani control,’ the retired official said. ‘Otherwise, they would not have […]

SEYMOUR HERSH UNCOVERS THE LIES… AGAIN…

May 17th, 2015

When a government, or a corporation, speaks to you, the default position must be that you are being lied to. That was the credo of proto-blogger and journalist icon I.F. Stone. Any thinking human—like Seymour Hersh—ought to adopt the position as their own. Remember the crowing about how America, standing against the world, used CIA […]

HOW JEB BUSH HANDLES TOUGH QUESTIONS…

May 16th, 2015

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WHAT IS PRESIDENT OBAMA HIDING FROM US…?

May 14th, 2015

The measure to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty failed in the U.S. Senate yesterday 52-45 with all but one Democrat—Senator Tom Carper of Delaware—voting against the measure. So who can read the text of the TPP? Not you, it’s classified. Even members of Congress can only look at it one section at a time […]

A PROPER USE OF NON-LETHAL FORCE AND
DONALD RUMSFELD ON STREET VIOLENCE…?

May 8th, 2015

A Keef Knight twofer…

RESPECT…

May 4th, 2015

Fox News comedian Geraldo Rivera came for the show and got shown the door. Geraldo Rivera was an unpopular presence in Baltimore this week, and never more so than when he encountered Kwame Rose, a young protester whose interruption of a broadcast for Fox News on Tuesday night went viral. As Rivera was setting up […]

THEY ARE CALLED SMART PHONES OFFICER…

May 1st, 2015

ROLDO RIGHTS ON SHOULD WE EXPECT VIOLENCE?…

April 30th, 2015

There has been some talk about what will happen in Cleveland after the judge decides on the court case of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo in the shooting deaths of two people. The reason for this concern, of course, evolves from the violent reaction in Baltimore to the death of Freddie Gray while in custody […]

PREACHING NONVIOLENCE: BETRAYAL, RUSE, CON

April 29th, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates writes: Now, tonight, I turn on the news and I see politicians calling for young people in Baltimore to remain peaceful and “nonviolent.” These well-intended pleas strike me as the right answer to the wrong question. To understand the question, it’s worth remembering what, specifically, happened to Freddie Gray. An officer made eye […]

BURN, BABY! BURN!…*

April 29th, 2015

Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows I’m not sure what is going on with the embed code, but here’s the direct link… *Nathaniel “Magnificent” Montague, 1965… (Montague is still alive. Has anyone talked to him in 2015?)

AFTER 50 YEARS, WILL OUR CITIES BURN AGAIN…?

April 28th, 2015

In 1968, three years after the Long Hot Summer of 1965, the Kerner Commission: presented its findings in 1968, concluding that urban violence reflected the profound frustration of inner-city blacks and that racism was deeply embedded in American society. The report’s most famous passage warned that the United States was “moving toward two societies, one […]

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