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In my run for U.S. Senate against Utah's Orrin Hatch, I posted many progressive ideas and principles that I internalized over the years. I'm leaving that site up indefinitely, since it describes what I believe most members of our species truly want: www.voteutah.us. I thank those who sent such wonderful comments, even though it forced me to go buy a few larger hats, which were among my top campaign expenses (just kidding).

My forever-to-write novel (now my favorite book for some unfathomable reason), A Summer with Freeman, finally got out the door, via Kindle and CreateSpace. Readers of this site, and anyone else with two or more brain cells who want some "serious humorous relief" may want to check it out: http://www.opednews.com/articles/A-Summer-with-Freeman-nov-by-Daniel-Geery-130528-385.html

My family and I lived off the grid in an earth-sheltered, solar powered underground house for 15 years, starting in the early '80s, proving, at least to myself, the feasibility of solar power. Such a feat would be much infinitely easier with off-the-shelf materials available now, though the bureaucracy holding us back is probably worse. http://www.opednews.com/articles/Living-on-Sunshine-Underg-by-Daniel-Geery-110318-547.html

I wrote a book on earth-sheltered solar greenhouses that has many good ideas, but should be condensed from 400 down to 50 pages, with new info from living off the grid. It's on my "to do" list, but you can find used copies kicking around online. Just don't get the one I see for $250, being hawked by some capitalist... well, some capitalist.

I'm 68 with what is now a 26 year old heart--literally, as it was transplanted in 2005 (a virus, they think). This is why I strongly encourage you and everyone else to be an organ donor--and get a heart transplant if you're over 50, unless your name is Dick Cheney.

I may be the only tenured teacher you'll meet who got fired with a perfect teaching record. I spent seven years in court fighting that, only to find out that little guys always lose (http://www.opednews.com/articles/Letter-to-NEA-Leadership--by-Daniel-Geery-101027-833.html; recommended reading if you happen to be a parent, teacher, or concerned citizen).

I managed to get another teaching job, working in a multi-cultural elementary school for ten years (we had well over 20 native tongues when I left, proving to me that we don't need war to get along--no one even got killed there!). http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_daniel_g_060716_alternatives_to_exti.htm

I spent a few thousand hours working on upward-gliding airships, after reading The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed by John McPhee. But I did my modelling in the water, so it took only two years and 5,000 models to get a shape that worked. You can Google "aquaglider" to learn more about these. As far as I know, this invention represents the first alteration of Archimedes'principle, spelled out 2,500 years ago.

"Airside," the water toys evolved into more of a cigar shape, as this was easier to engineer. Also, solar panels now come as thin as half a manila folder, making it possible for airships to be solar powered. You can see one of the four I made in action by Googling "hyperblimp"(along with many related, advanced versions).

Along with others, I was honored to receive a Charles Lindbergh Foundation Award, to use my airships to study right whales off Argentina. Now we just have to make it happen and are long overdue, for reasons that would probably not fit on the internet.

In 2010 I married a beautiful woman who is an excellent writer and editor, in addition to being a gourmet cook, gardener, kind, gentle, warm, funny, spiritual, and extremely loving. We met via "Plenty-of-Fish" and a number of seemingly cosmic connections. Christine wrote Heart Full of Hope, which many readers have raved about, as you may note on Amazon.

I get blitzed reading the news damn near every day, and wonder why I do it, especially when it's the same old sh*t recycled, just more of it. In spite of Barbara Ehrenreich and reality, I'm a sucker for positive thinking and have read many books on it. I find many many of them insane and the source of much negativity on my part. My favorites these days are by Alan Cohen, who seems to speak my language, and likewise thinks a bit like Albert Einstein did (as do I on this note). Albert: "Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible laws and connections, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent, in fact, I am religious."

Though I rapidly note that I've kept alive my deceased and "devout atheist" friend's book, http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Foundation-of-Religion-by-Daniel-Geery-110510-382.html

Lastly, kudos to Rob Kall and those who make OEN the site that it is: one of the last bastions of free speech.


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no bs Saturday, August 15, 2015      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
No more bs I posted an article not long ago offering free Bernie Sanders' bumper stickers. I see this as one of the more effective ways to get word about Bernie around, when you consider how many other drivers will see it in the normal course of most folks' day. I know bumper stickers are not in great demand anymore, but my view is that if you're seriously behind Sanders, here is a simple, free, effective way to do it.

no bs Wednesday, July 22, 2015 (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
Free: Bernie Sanders Bumper Stickers! Presently I'm offering the following bumper sticker, shown here (there are others available from the Sanders' campaign and also The Pen). Just drop me a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Sunday, July 19, 2015 (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
Fourth grade student sounds off on state testing - YouTube Sydney Smoot, a fourth grader at Brooksville Elementary, shared her concerns on testing in schools with members of hthe Hernando County School Board at their regular meeting on March 17, 2015. Note: Sydney makes her point more clearly and articulately than the tomes of recent articles ever did for me. A little over two minutes long, this video should be mandatory watching for all politicians.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 (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
My Heart Transplant I posted this article a while back on Open Salon (when it was still functional), and think I did a link to that here. However, given the enduring topic of the article, I had been meaning to be sure to post it here with hopes of encouraging folks to become organ donors for reasons described herein.

Wolf walking in the water Sunday, June 21, 2015 (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
One Small Change Alters Ecosystems for the Better This was posted as a link the other day by Susan Schwartz in a comment to an article I posted. It is an outstanding, compelling, and heartwarming example of how one small change can alter the landscape--a small change that I recall ranchers howling and screaming about, when it was ultimately in their own best interest, along with humankind in general.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 (22 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
HC vs BS by DG Patrick Walker brought my attention a few weeks ago to the thought that Bernie Sanders running for president might not make it through the primaries and therefore many of us will be compelled to support Hillary Clinton, as Bernie has allegedly indicated he would do, given this practice of long-standing yet mindless tradition. This article is my view of the situation.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 (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
New Story of Earth (still awaiting human response) These quotations are from Charles Eisenstein's Ascent of Humanity. It is an eye-opening series of thoughts from a handful of privileged humans, aka astronauts, who got to look at our home from afar, quite literally "Spaceship Earth," as Bucky Fuller noted long ago.

Sunday, February 1, 2015      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
Seriously bummed when Redjellyfish disappeared E-cards that matter and pre-empt the Hallmark bs in a few seconds or minutes. This formerly beautiful site made "redjellyfish ecards" easy to compose and send. There were beautiful and outstanding nature pictures and great environmental quotes that with minimal searching "fit any occasion." I've tried to find out why they suddenly disappeared with no results. But offer what may be better solutions...

Saturday, September 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
Bank of America, Reaching Out to You! I have a tale to tell, a bit more personal than the usual avalanche of articles condemning the Bank of America (BOA, my preferred acronym, since it well describes their snaky, predatory behavior). It is also 100% symptomatic of how America has gone awry, when spineless petty bureaucrats get an ounce of power and run the show.

sex scandal Wednesday, January 15, 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
How to Tell if a Politician is Involved in a Sex Scandal How do you tell if a pollitician is involved in a "sex scandal"? Look at this picture and know in a second or two.

Thursday, January 2, 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
A New Year's Wish: Let 2 + 2 = 4 Let up be up, let down be down, let white be white, let peace be peace, let war be known as the mass murder that it is; let the world make sense.

sun Tuesday, December 3, 2013 (16 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
Response to Christopher Calder, Climate Change and the End Times Christopher Calder posted an article on climate change and end times. His comments prompted this article, in hopes of answering his questions in more detail, and getting a little practice in writing an article as quickly as I could. DG

dg Tuesday, November 19, 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
Protesting Trans Pacific Partnership in SLC I anticipate more postings on the Trans Pacific Partnership protest in Salt Lake, there were many cameras and videos. I have long been seeing such postings from elsewhere, but this series of meetings (19th - 24th) as I understand it is a round-up of nonsense and psychopaths behind it.

Helen Keller Friday, June 28, 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
Helen Keller: Radical Socialist Helen Keller was infinitely more than I ever realized. You may say the same after reading this...

A Real People's History of the United States Monday, June 17, 2013 (17 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 Book That's Popping My Eyes Out I consider myself reasonably well informed, and at least somewhat aware of how the world is going, which of course is not too great. But the one book I am gradually digesting makes it feel as if my eyes were closed tight and are now popping out of my head. Brief glimpse into Howard Zinn's "A Real People's History of the United States."

people Sunday, June 16, 2013 (13 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
World Population to Reach 500 BILLION?! What number of people should we aim for to inhabit Earth? This article argues for a large number, but with a simple caveat...

rfkids Thursday, June 6, 2013 (19 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
No Child's Behind Left, Part 2 Another title for this article might be "Evaluating Without Testing: Caring for Children's Minds." In Part 1, I tried to demonstrate that the core of the so-called No Child Left Behind Act is a fool's errand, based on all manner of things that don't matter to the human mind and spirit. I now offer the classroom teacher and concerned citizens something beyond mindless tests and meaningless numbers for evaluating kids.

rfkids Friday, May 31, 2013 (24 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
No Child's Behind Left, Part 1 Though I wrote this piece some time back, I believe it was deleted from wherever I posted it. Unfortunately, it needs saying probably now more than ever. I've seen other

Tuesday, May 28, 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 Summer with Freeman (novel review) Synopsis of humorous coming-of-age novel, Long Island, New York, 1959. Action packed, adventurous, underlying themes of religious questioning, early environmentalism. A "modern day" Huck Finn novel, including first loves, bullying, encounters with authorities, and crazy escapades, guaranteed to bring smiles and laughter on every page.

Eagle Scout Badge Monday, April 15, 2013 (50 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
Why I'm Returning My Eagle Scout Badge It is for these reasons that I am returning my Eagle Scout Award to you: Scouting is no longer what was meant to be, but in fact quite the opposite.

rfkids Saturday, December 15, 2012 (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 Most Viable Guidling Light: Putting Children First The recent obliteration of twenty kindergarten kids by some lunatic with an assault rifle sickens me, and I imagine the overwhelming majority of Americans.

compass Monday, October 29, 2012 (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
Utah's Moral Compass: Wither will it turn? Part 3 A recent Salt Lake Tribune article beautifully illustrates Utah "morality" and censorship. Article rewritten here, with comments in bold added by me, Daniel Geery. A special thanks to David Montero.

Rocky Anderson Monday, October 29, 2012      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
Tip the Senatorial Scales? Many say, "Yes!" (to me) "My heart & spirit overflow with gratitude for you.... In this crazy maze of current time, your words are like a sonic boom! To know, deeply, that these visions are not solitary, and that individuals such as you are bringing them to light, is powerful medicine. I resonate with your powerful words and beliefs. I hope you run for President. I see no other way but the ways that you have laid out and embraced. Thank you!!!" --Erin

compass Sunday, October 21, 2012 (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
Utah & U.S. Moral Compass: Wither will it turn? Part 2 Given Romney's relation to Utah , I believe this is a rather significant article. I'd say the same due to the present balance of the U.S. Senate. My next article will focus on the real nature of Hatch and Howell, with a few significant examples.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 (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
Abortion, Euthanasia, Stem Cell Research, Same Sex Marriage, Human Cloning Yesterday I received a letter from a visitor to my website, voteutah.us, asking the following: "I see that you are running for Senate. I would like to know your stand on the following issues: 1. Abortion 2. Euthanasia 3. Embryonic Stem Cell Research 4. Same sex marriage 5. Human Cloning." This article gives my views.

kid Monday, October 8, 2012 (23 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
Letter From a Teacher to Kids I hated school. But I also went to a very strict school, with rules and punishments that would probably not be legal anymore. Amazingly, I later became a teacher of third, fourth, and sixth grade, and I did that for twenty years. It's hard to explain even to myself, but I do like kids and working with them.

Red brick schoolhouse Sunday, October 7, 2012 (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
How Politics Should be Like Teaching A number of people have asked me for more information on comparing running the country to running a classroom, the latter of which I did for twenty years. I had planned to do more articles on this than the few I've already done, but of course that takes time and there is only so much of that in a day.

trust Sunday, October 7, 2012 (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
Gaining Trust with Bad Dogs This is the shortest article I ever wrote, mainly so I could get this picture posted. It is about how we might gain trust amongst the dogs in Washington.

compass Friday, September 28, 2012 (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
Utah's Moral Compass: Wither will it turn? Part 1 In addition to choosing a president, Utahns have a choice to make very soon regarding who they will elect for U.S. Senator. As in any other state, the person they pick will be a clear reflection of their moral values and the example they would like to set for the U.S. and world.

gun barrel Thursday, July 26, 2012 (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
Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun If you are looking down the barrel of a gun, you would need to have serious mental issues not to want to have your own gun, loaded and aimed back, ready to fire. And, of course, to fire it.

Saturday, July 21, 2012 (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
What Candidate is Dumb Enough to Run a No Money Campaign? Americans have long been hollering about getting money out of politics. I attempt to offer that possibility, in my bid for Utah U.S. Senator (if you're not from Utah, please read on, as help from "the outside" may be especially critical). I also offer other possibilities that have been on my mind and growing over the past four decades or so.

Monday, May 28, 2012 (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
A New Senator From Utah? I believe so, if you're willing to help. Contemplating a run for Utah Senator, I decided--as I so often do--What the hell? Nothing lost, nothing gained; nothing tried, you're a bigger Dumbo than those you criticize! So I paid my dues, $1,305 or something, then realized I had to have something to say. "Ok," said myself to myself, "just list the crap you've been ranting about for the past four decades or so." Here it is. PLEASE DO pass it along if you like it...

Rocky Anderson Monday, April 2, 2012      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
An America You Can Believe In, and Help Create! Our goal is to spread awareness about a candidate who stands for justice, equality, and the fundamental principles America was founded on. The same leader who will act decisively to disengage the role of money in politics. The Rocky Anderson Campaign, a part of the Justice Party, belongs to all of us, and we seek your help in getting the message out. Limited donations are welcome, but spreading the word and inspiring millions

Friday, February 24, 2012 (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
You Want a Revolution? Millions of others do too. I will make the assumption that you are familiar with the Justice Party (JP), its platform, and Rocky Anderson in particular, the party's nominee for President. If my assumption does not apply, please check the links below and explore them to the extent you can.

healthcare Tuesday, February 21, 2012 (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
Rocky Anderson: Essential Health Care For All The health care system in the U.S. is expensive, ineffective, and unjust. Our medical outcomes are mediocre. We are the only nation in the industrialized world that fails to provide millions of people with basic health care [edited by Daniel Geery].

sbcih Tuesday, February 14, 2012 (38 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
Rocky Anderson: "Not a Snowball's Chance in Hell!" The other evening we had dinner with some good friends, when I mentioned that I was volunteering for Rocky Anderson in the Justice Party Campaign. The fellow who sat across from us replied without hesitation, "He hasn't got a snowball's chance in hell!" Not with malice, simply as a statement of fact.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 (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 New Scam Targeting Men! Women often receive warnings about protecting themselves at the mall and in dark parking lots, etc. This is the first warning I have seen for men. I wanted to pass it on in case you haven't heard about it.

Rocky Anderson Saturday, February 4, 2012 (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
Your Future and the Justice Party This is a highly summarized version of the interview that Rob Kall did with Rocky Anderson, Presidential Candidate via the newly-formed Justice Party, about two weeks ago. If you missed that, or couldn't get to it all, I recommend this summary.

Rocky Anderson Saturday, January 14, 2012 (16 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 New America: Rocky Anderson's Vision and Acceptance Speech Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson accepted the presidential nomination of the Justice Party. He stressed the urgency of ending corruption in America , and getting us back to the principles our country is supposed to be about.

Rocky Anderson Friday, December 30, 2011 (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
Amy Goodman, Rocky Anderson: On AlJazeera Rocky Anderson et. al. talking of the influence of money in politics, embedded journalists, and how no third party can make it via mainstream media. Video worth watching for anyone interested in changing the system.

Chidren of the World Tuesday, November 29, 2011 (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
Equators in our Minds I'd be surprised if any reader did not learn, nd readily accept and still remember that. "the equator is an imaginary line around the earth." We likewise know that north is "up," south is "down," Australia and New Zealand are places "down under," meaning they are "down under the equator," on the bottom half of the planet. I believe it is time to seriously consider the grander implications of these quaint notions.

We the People Tuesday, November 22, 2011      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
OWS and the U.S. Constitution I have never been able to get overly excited about the U.S. Constitution, for the simple reason that it was ratified 169 years before I was even born, and things change over time, in this case dramatically. I sincerely hope that OWS continues gathering support, momentum, and strength, and that its ideas spread far and wide, growing tall and stout as redwoods in the fertile manure so generously provided by the elite few.

police brutality Tuesday, November 15, 2011 (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
Salt Lake Police BS & Brutality November 11, Salt Lake City: A man was found dead in Pioneer Park . Police Chief Chris Burbank said he could not permit any more camping there or anywhere in Salt Lake . "We as a city just cannot tolerate this going on," he said. Chris asked members of the OSL to pack up and be on their way by the weekend.

Titanic on Gold Thursday, November 10, 2011      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
Hooray, a Financial Firm Fails! The following is from a November 5 Wall Street Journal opinion article, typical of any I've bothered to read in the past few years. The title is theirs. The bolded italic comments are mine; I was responding to a Republican friend who sent me the article.

People's History Wednesday, November 2, 2011 (15 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
Deep, Sinister Roots Of The 1%ers The book I've been meaning to read for a decade or so has finally made it to my night stand. I am only on page 63, of 662 pages of text, and my worldview has been radically altered to match reality. Thought others might be interested in this paragraph from A People's History of the United States, 1492 -- Present, by Howard Zinn, 20th Edition, 1999, Harper Collins Press.

River Habitat Tuesday, November 1, 2011 (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
Salt Lake City Sues Its Residents Government at its finest! Salt Lake City sues its own residents, makes backdoor deals, works to destroy major riparian area. (Article written by Jeff Salt of the Jordan River Restoration Project, slightly modified by DG.)

sl8 Sunday, October 30, 2011 (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
O Slut! Occupy Salt Lake City, Utah (aka SLUT). I went to our main library yesterday with my grandson and found these folks meditating. A few blocks away, Pioneer Park, I stopped where the overnighters are camped out (one beauty of Salt Lake is that everyone has camping gear).

OWS Monday, October 24, 2011 (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
Occupy Your Lawn Here's a quick way to lend a hand to OWS, spread the word, and go down on the right side of history.

Handcuffed children Friday, September 9, 2011 (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
Our (blood-splattered) Shining Light on the Hill George Bush killed children in your name, with your taxes. Orrin Hatch and countless other "leaders" we voted for supported this (Orrin claimed he was privy to evidence of Iraq's WMDs, but couldn't reveal the sources--he has yet to do so, and it will be his epitaph that he doesn't).

Sunday, June 12, 2011 (22 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
Archimedes' Work Results in Educational Pool Toy; Takes Flight, Too! They say he cried, "Eureka!," leaped with glee from his bathtub, and took to the streets in the buff, still shouting. Archimedes lived from about 287 BC to 212 BC, was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. His ideas live on, now slightly modified.

Friday, May 20, 2011      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
We Missed The Rapture! Jesus Already Gone I often think everything that needs saying these days has already been said, just not listened to. If you already read this one, please forgive me; I posted it here some time ago, with the title, "Has Jesus Come and Gone?" As I see it, he most definitely has.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 (26 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 Foundation of Religion Fractured, shaky, and exposed Note from submitter, Daniel Geery: This article was written by a friend of mine, Deana Jensen, who died last year in her early nineties. She wrote the piece in her early seventies and self-published it as a pamphlet, titled "Godwho: Why I am Not a Mormon."

kids writing Thursday, May 5, 2011 (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
What Children Think of War Some excerpts from my "Unanswered Letter to Osama." These relatively unedited quotes were taken from a sixth grade class, in a poverty stricken school; I always worked hard as a teacher not to press my own views on students, but to help them learn and discuss facts.

Saturday, April 23, 2011 (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
Applying Elementary Teaching Principles to World Behavior: Fairness I recently posted an article titled, "Applying Elementary Teaching Principles to World Behavior." I claimed I would follow up with articles on the principles outlined therein, elaborating on the application them to world behavior.

Saturday, April 16, 2011 (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
Applying Elementary Teaching Principles to World Behavior, Part 1 I was recently challenged to show how teaching principles might be applied to world behavior. I herein begin to rise to the challenge, listing some principles that I believe should apply. Future articles will elaborate, but to start I lay out basic principles which lead to successful teaching with kids.

solar home Sunday, March 20, 2011 (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
Living on Sunshine, Underground & Off the Grid This video was done for my third graders about twenty years ago. But it does a decent job showing the home I built (sans power tools, save for a chain saw) and that my family and I lived in for 15 years, circa 1980-1995.

solar home Friday, March 18, 2011 (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
Living on Sunshine, Underground & Off the Grid. This video was done for my third graders about twenty years ago. But it does a decent job showing the home I built (sans power tools, save for a chain saw) and that my family and I lived in for 15 years, circa 1980-1995.

Monday, March 14, 2011      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
Nuclear Power: Let a Man of Wisdom be Heard This is from my earlier article, "Has Jesus Come and Gone?" I think it reasonable to repost this part of the article. The late David Brower was the most intelligent and wise person I ever met:

Friday, October 29, 2010 (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
Letter to NEA Leadership & Attorney Michael Simpson Why teachers are wasting time and money on the NEA, with supporting evidence. Also, why the NEA needs to change its priorities to this: 1) Put children first; 2) go directly to court when jokers get in the way; 3) seriously educate the public.

Saturday, April 10, 2010 (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
Are We Accountable? Some thoughts on "accountability in education," from a former elementary teacher. In a comment I made suggesting that George Lakoff be framed with a toilet seat, I offered a few alternatives to "framing." Rob Kall tossed out five challenges in reply, that I said I'd try to address.

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