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Author's Biography

Eugene Elander has been a progressive social and political activist for decades. As an author, he won the Young Poets Award at 16 from the Dayton Poets Guild for his poem, The Vision. He was chosen Poet Laureate of Pownal, Vermont for his poem Pownal People. His three new verses for America the Beautiful:September 11, 2001 were widely acclaimed and read into the Congressional Record by U.S. Senator Chris Dodd.
Mr. Elander has authored three volumes of poetry: The Right Click, The World Click, and Journeyings, all written from 2004 to 2006, in the U.S. and Sweden, as well as two published novels: The Goat of God, and Turning the Tides, both available on Amazon.com in Kindle and electronic pdf editions. A self-help book titled Empowerment:Taking Charge of your Life has just been completed and awaits publication.
Mr. Elander is a freelance columnist who published a newspaper for ten years in New London, CT. He is an economist and college lecturer, and has been an agency executive director, emergency management consultant, investigator; and former animal control officer, deputy code enforcement and health officer for Farmington, New Hampshire. He and his wife Birgit, who co-authored The World Click, divide their time between Georgia and her homeland, Gotland, Sweden.
Several other books are underway, including a sequel to The Goat of God, and a public version of his doctoral dissertation on Cooperatism, a new economic system he developed which includes all stakeholders (workers, consumers, and the public as well as stockholders) in crucial decision making. Mr. Elander is a member of the Stonepile Writers group in Georgia and is president of his own Elander Press.

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Thursday, December 25, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Dangerous and Defective Decisions at Delta! The recent exposure of a gun-running ring led by a Delta baggage-handler and a man who flew for free on Delta may be only the tip of an iceberg of incompetent decisions at the airline. A full investigation of adverse decisions by Delta is desperately needed, and long overdue.

Friday, December 12, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The House of Representatives has put a big lump of coal in America's stocking! The House of Representatives, leveraged by the White House, has passed the very bad Cromnibus Bill, which extends government funding at the cost of hard-fought limits on bank speculative bailouts, and on campaign finance spending. Now, our last hope lies in the Senate's rejection -- for now, at least -- of this very bad bill. A Continuing Resolution is sufficient to keep the federal government funded.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Has Depraved Indifference become the official American standard? The CIA torturers of detainees, and the agencies they employed as torturers in many nations, should be charge as the war criminals which they are -- and those who sit by with mealy-mouthed responses are guilty of "depraved indifference" to these abuses, making them guilty of complicity in these crimes against humanity.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
In Ferguson, it was Officer Darren Wilson vs. "Hulk Hogan"! Ferguson MO Police Officer Darren Wilson has confirmed, in his own ABC News interview, that his killing of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown was totally unjustified. Now, it is time for the Federal government to expose this wrongful act via civil rights violation charges against Wilson, his police department, and the local prosecutor who failed to carry out his sworn duty of protecting the public.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Keystone XL: America Wins, Landrieu Loses! The inspiring role of several Sioux tribes in opposing the dirty-oil Keystone XL pipeline going through their lands is contrasted with the despicable role of Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana in attempting to force the pipeline through the Senate in a probably-futile attempt to keep her seat. Now, President Obama should veto the next try at this unwise and unneeded project.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (29 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Does America Still Deserve Democracy? The shamefully-small percentage of eligible American voters who actually voted in the 2014 Elections will come to be seen as a major step in the decline of this nation. We cannot remain a real democracy without real democratic elections, in which the majority of citizens do vote.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Attacking Iraq and now Syria: It's deja vu all over again! After analyzing the shortcomings of the new bombing of Iraq and Syria in a futile attempt to eliminate ISIS and other terror groups based in those countries, this article points out the tragic killings of innocent civilians and the creation of even more refugees through our misguided and ineffective new wars.

Sunday, May 11, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Barack Obama Declares War on the First Amendment! Muzzling past and present federal employees has become a newly-enlarged policy of the Obama Administration -- notwithstanding that this adverse policy violates the Presidential Oath of Office as well as the First Amendment to our Constitution.

Monday, March 17, 2014 (21 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Wimp and The Whimper! Putting Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine and power grab of its Crimea region in perspective leads inevitably to a lesson in history: if Putin is not stopped now, the whole world will pay the price later. U.S. President Barack Obama needs to play a key role in preventing such a tragedy.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
WHAT NEXT, ALASKA? A fanciful conversation between Presidents Putin and Obama This tongue-in-cheek article describes a fanciful conversation between Presidents Putin and Obama, in which Putin exerts the Russian claim to Alasks. Perhaps that is not as far-fetched as it may appear.

Monday, March 10, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will the revised SAT college entrance exams be any better than the old ones? A professional educator outlines his concerns as to whether or not the redesigned SAT exams will be any better than the former version in predicting college success. American colleges and universities should take a very hard look at this entire approach.

Saturday, March 8, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The latest despicable Republican Blame Game! At this time of a national foreign policy crisis in America over the Russian territorial grab for Ukraine, the Republicans seem only interested in using that crisis as one more excuse to blast President Barack Obama. They have no sense of shame.

Monday, March 3, 2014 (36 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ukraine and Putin: Shades of Adolf Hitler! The striking parallels between Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of the Crimea region of Ukraine, a sovereign nation, and Adolf Hitler's early invasions of independent nations in Europe, are both striking and scary. What next, President Putin? And what will America and the world do to stop the the severe danger from Putin now, before it is too late?

Thursday, February 27, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Delta's Despicable Frequent Flyer Downgrades! Delta Airlines manages to find ways of making its Frequent Flyer program worse for its loyal customers. The latest such adverse change bases FF awards on money spent with Delta rather than on miles flown. That can only favor business flyers and the wealthy over loyal flyers of modest means. Delta should reconsider making its FF program even worse than it is.

Monday, February 10, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Recent Rancid Ranting of Rand Paul U.S. Senator Rand Paul has managed to tarnish whatever image he may have by using attacks on Bill Clinton to try to discredit Hillary Clinton. All Rand Paul has done is to discredit himself.

Sunday, February 2, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Planet Earth's "Death By A Thousand Pipelines" The Keystone XL tar-sands oil pipeline is only the latest major step degrading our planetary environment. The drastic effect of the totality of all those degradations is addressed in this article.

Monday, January 13, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Robert Gates "piss-and-tell" memoir damages the nation! Former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has managed to damage America's national interest by venting his frustrations in his new book DUTY: Memoirs of a Secretary at War while his former Commander in Chief and other former colleagues are still grappling with difficult situations in both Afghanistan and Iraq. By doing so, Gates has proven himself untrustworthy.

Thursday, January 9, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hey, it's just New Jersey stuff! The present scandal in which top aides to the Governor of New Jersey blocked traffic lanes on the George Washington bridge to punish the town of Fort Lee for its mayor's failure to back their boss is put in historical context in this article. Such tactics are not unusual in New Jersey -- but they are still deplorable.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Georgia Senators Do the Dance of the Despicable! On the very anniversary of the date when the War Against Poverty was launched fifty years ago, most Republican Senators voted against the extension of unemployment benefits to the long-term unemployed. The article focuses on the two Georgia Senators who joined the Republican majority in this shameful and despicable denial.

Monday, December 30, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Pope and the President As 2013 ends, it is time to sum up the roles of both the new Pope and the U.S. President -- and to contrast how they are handling their responsibilities. This Pope seems to be doing much better in meeting those responsibilities than is the case with this President, as explored in the article.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mr. President, do not saddle Georgia with your proposed judicial appointments! After a long delay in making federal judicial appointments in Georgia, President Barack Obama has nominated several men who have worked against equal rights for all in that state. He should withdraw those nominees and start consulting with his own party's leaders rather than pandering to the reactionary opposition.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Saving America and Americans from Our Own Government! The legal justification for the massive NSA spying on Americans and others via telephone and internet information has now been found to be unconstitutional. A president whose Oath of Office is to uphold the U.S. Constitution cannot defend such acts!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Toronto's Tacky Team! On the lighter side of life, particularly in Canada, the antics of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother City Councilor Doug Ford are depicted in this article. Why they receive so much media attention -- including a reality TV show -- is the underlying issue; they may have put Toronto on the map, but it is not the focus anyone or any city should want.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obamacare: A Vast Project Based on a Half-Vast Idea! The fatal flaws of Obamacare, including the unwise attempt to blend private insurance with a national health care program, can only be mended by starting all over, as painful as that prospect may be. The problems run far deeper than merely the flawed implementation of the Affordable Care Act -- they are fatal flaws. America needs to follow the best European health care single-payer models. Back to the drawing board!

Monday, November 11, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama vs. KAOS -- The Return of GET SMART! Many Americans believe that federal spying has gotten way out of hand, and this article compares that spying to the 1960s TV spy spoof GET SMART. The cold light of reason needs to be applied to our present national spookery, before we irrevocably alienate our allies and damage ourselves.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Has Barack Obama become a rogue president? Many recent behaviors by the President and his administration have become so bizarre as to appear to be rogue (mis)conduct. This article presents some of that roguery.

Friday, October 18, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ted Cruzing for a Bruising! The leading role which Texas Senator Ted Cruz played in making the recent government and debt crisis even worse is highlighted in this article, as well as his apparent plans for 2016.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Barack Obama must honor his Oath of Office, and the Fourteenth Amendment! Hpw the present, and any future, crises over our public debt can be avoided is presented in this article, which relies on sound Constitutional principles to resolve public debt issues.

Friday, September 27, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Our Kamikaze Congress! The Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives is clearly willing to shut down the federal government unless its ridiculous demands to end Obamacare and take other improper actions are met. Like all forms of blackmail, those demands must be resisted, fought, and defeated.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Dealing Distance Death by Drone is Despicable! Drone Warfare has crept into our arsenal by the back door, and the existence and use of these latest death-at-a-distance weapons needs to be studied, controlled, and prevented.

Monday, September 23, 2013 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
In bankrupt Detroit, a phony Emergency Manager creates his own 9-11 emergency! Now that it is known and admitted that Detoit city officials, appointed by the Tea Party Governor of Michigan after Detroit went bankrupt, intentionally ordered power outages to teach residents and workers some kind of bizarre lesson, the strongest possible actions should be taken against these officials to help prevent any recurrences of this abuse.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
WELLS-FARGO: Despicable from Beginning to End! One long-term Wells Fargo mortgage and banking customer describes the miserable experiences he and his family have had trying to get a fair break and shake from W-F!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Relative Irrelevance of Barack Obama! Now that the high hopes for the Obama presidency have been dashed by Barack Obama himself, what remains is largely a legacy of irrelevance, and a study in how a president can make himself a premature lame duck. Here is hoping for 2016!

Friday, September 13, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Satiric Phone Conversation between Presidents Assad and Putin This satiric conversation between Russian President Putin and Syrian President Assad is intended to point out the folly of the Russian plan to get Assad to give up his chemical weapons. The fact that the plan emanates from a nation which has backed the genocidal Assad regime just might be a clue to that reality.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Copping out once more on the crisis in Syria! What is really behind the sudden Presidential enthusiasm for the unworkable Russian plan that the UN take control of Syrian chemical weapons?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
LEST WE FORGET: On the Twelfth Anniversary of September 11, 2001 The profound terrorist tragedy of 9-11-01 must be viewed in the light of world events since then, in order for the necessary corrective actions to be taken. This article provides some of that perspective.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sven och Olle tala om Obama besok till Sverige The rather-sudden Obama visit to Sweden has generated much comment -- here is a tongue-in-cheek comment from an author living on Gotland, Sweden at present.

Friday, August 30, 2013 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Triumph of Evil in Syria The three-year humanitarian crisis in Syria, now culminating in a documented poison gas attack on innocent civilians, requires appropriate actions at once. To continue to do little or nothing would indeed be the triumph of evil.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
I Had A Dream, Mr. President! By contrasting some of the realities of the Obama Administration with the goals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this article focuses on how deeply disappointing those realities have been. Dr. King would truly be ashamed.

Sunday, August 25, 2013 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
It is 2015 -- Hello from Camp FEMA! A tongue-in-cheek tale from a future FEMS detention camp for malcontents -- no, it is not really funny, it is a terribly sad time for America.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What next, the guillotine for Whistleblowers? Just as the French Revolution had the awful guillotine mass beheadings to terrorize the population, America now has such terror tactics as the vastly excessive sentence of Bradley Manning for merely telling us facts we need to know. President Obama should commute his sentence, in common decency and simple humanity, now.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Planetary Payback Time Has Arrived! Humans continue to abuse the resources of our only planet, and that planet, our Mother Earth, has run out of patience with our abuse. Our last chance as a species may well be at hand.

Monday, August 19, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Obama Visit to Sweden in Perspective When President Obama visits Sweden in September, his safety should absolutely be secure -- but he can expect to be asked profound questions about American policy, including spying on its own citizens, among others.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Give that Nobel back, Barack! Early in his first term as President, Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize totally on his pious words. His impious actions in violation of the cause of regional and world peace demand return of that very special award, now.

Monday, August 5, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
FEMA: Always TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE Upon reviewing the history of FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, over the past few years, the inevitable conclusion is that the agency is riddled with incompetence -- and that does a major disservice to America and all Americans. The FEMA National Advisory Council does not seem to have improved matters any, but it does a good job of applying whitewash to FEMA incompetence

Thursday, July 25, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Not Larry the Loser Again -- especially not chairing the Federal Reserve! Public outrage is needed to head off the pending appointment of Larry Summers to head the Federal Reserve System, for reasons given in this urgent article.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The White House Theater of the Absurd The Obama White House has now agreed to delay full implementation of its own Affordable Care Act for another year, all to placate some employers who continue to deny decent health care to their workers. That is an unconscionable and shameful action by the White House staff and our President.

Sunday, June 9, 2013 (25 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Barack and Me -- The Parting of the Ways! The grave disappointment of progressive former Obama supporters has led to the parting of the ways for many, for reasons outlined in this stimulating article by an FDR liberal.

Sunday, April 21, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Never Trust Sun Trust! A case study of how Sun Trust Bank of Georgia abused the trust of two innocent customers, repeatedly and profoundly. The time for real bank regulation is long overdue, and desperately needed. Woody Guthrie said he did not know which was worse: to rob a bank, or to own one! Today, that is still a very good question.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Of Boston, Bombs -- and the Centurion Program! In the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, the lessons of better preparedness need to be learned, starting with the establishment of an American Home Guard based on the Israeli model. While the post-event response in Boston has been outstanding, this was a preventable event, and a wake-up call.

Friday, April 5, 2013 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Don't betray America's elderly, Mr. President! The Obama Administration's renewal of pandering to Republicans in Congress by proposing adverse changes in Social Security and Medicare is both shameful and counter-productive. The Republicans will merely see these proposals as signs of Obama weakness.

Sunday, March 17, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Ides of Yahoo! The shortcomings of Yahoo! are outlined as its new CEO Marissa Mayer attempts to take charge of this innovative high-tech firm in a very heavy-handed and counterproductive manner. She is heading for a fall, which will be bad for her, and bad for Yahoo as well.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Worsening of War by Despicable Uses for Drones Unmanned drones are merely the latest escalation in the depersonalization of warfare; they have their place for surveillance and intelligence-gathering, but not for targeted killings of American in our own nation. Our Attorney General has stated that while there is no intent to do this, it would be possible -- and it needs to be stopped in advance.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Injustice Scalia Should Resign! Adding to his long history of reactionary Supreme Court decisions, Antonin Scalia's latest stance that the vital Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act represents "racial entitlement" is a disgrace to the Court and to our Constitution. After playing a major role in throwing the 2000 presidential election to loser George W. Bush, Scalia continues his erosion of this nation. Injustice Scalia should resign.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Glenwood Gardens: the Old Age Home from Hell! The failure of the Glenwood Gardens old age home staff to lift a finger to save a resident in desperate need of CPR is consistent with the low ratings of their parent corporation, Brookdale Senior Living. In addition to appropriate action in this atrocious case, a full investigation of all of the Brookdale operations is absolutely needed.

Saturday, March 2, 2013 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sequestration is Unconstitutional! Sequestration rides roughshod over the United States Constitution and is a gross violation of the Oaths of Office of the President and all Members of Congress. It is also a shameful process which will damage our nation totally unnecessarily.

Sunday, February 24, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sequestration: "Dr. Strangelove" and The Death of a Thousand Cuts! The rapidly-approaching sequestration of federal funds would be a major self-made government disaster affecting nearly all Americans. It can be avoided by some good will and common decency on the part of both Parties, but particularly by some reasonable compromises by Republicans.

Thursday, January 31, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Rep. Doug Collins -- Off to a Very Bad Start! Judging from his early vote in favor of a failed amendment to require vital Hurricane aid to be offset by cuts in discretionary federal spending, newly-elected U.S. Repesentative Doug Collins from Georgia's Ninth District is off to a very bad start in the United States Congress. The fact that his office is making widespread robo-calls blasting President Obama is not helping, either.

Sunday, January 27, 2013 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Deplorable Duplicity of DISH! Capping a long history of consumer-adverse price-gouging and misleading advertisements, DISH is now "thanking" its loyal customers with a new price increase, on less than a month's notice. This is indeed deplorable.

Saturday, January 19, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Voice Crying for Safety in the Georgia Wilderness! The difficulty of focusing public and media attention on reasonable steps to improve fire safety in houses and public buildings are outlined here, in the hope that our safety and security can be improved by such steps.

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