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

Vi Ransel

                 
Volunteer a little time and make a big difference

Become a Fan
Become a Fan.
You'll get emails whenever I post articles on OpEdNews

Vi's works appear widely both in print and online. She conducts Poetry Workshops and gives readings in Central New York. Her latest chapbook is "Sine Qua Non Antiques (an Arcanum of History, Geography and Treachery).

OpEdNews Member for 436 week(s) and 0 day(s)

153 Articles, 0 Quick Links, 12 Comments, 12 Diaries, 0 Polls

Articles Listed By Date   List By Popularity

Page 1 of 3    Next   Back   First   Last     View All

Tuesday, April 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

May Day Happy Spring!!!

Saturday, April 20, 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 Knacker This was originally an editorial opinion about the Bush Administration budget published here in 2006. But tell me, isn't the Obama Adminstration budget exactly the same?

Saturday, June 20, 2009 (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

Manufacturing Poor People That the majority of the world's people are poor is not an accident. It is a very deliberately designed plan to keep the "First", or Western, World's foot on the neck of the "Third" World in order to take everyone's piece of the cake and serve it up to the very few on the tippy top of the economic pyramid. And it's disgusting.

Friday, June 19, 2009      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 KILLING FLOOR The financial "elite" in the U.S. are in the process of using the financial "crisis" they created to commit financial genocide. WAKE UP!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009      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 Car Czar's plan to gut America's autoworkers Here it is, a perfect cameo of the living standards here in the U.S. of A., the truly classless society. Obama's $600 million dollar man is demanding a pound of eyes and teeth from U.S. autoworkers.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 (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

Debt. It's Better Than Chains. It seems there's no way out of the slave system of capitalism. You will either be chattel, owned outright, wage-slaves who recycle the Masters' money to them, or debt-slaves who will enrich the Masters via compound interest and made-up fees. Money for nothing. Not a lick of work. What's wrong with this picture?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009      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 Necessarily Necessary (or That's How Evolution Works) Use your brain - or lose it.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 (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 Norwegians Would Do Is there a country on the planet whose citizens can expect economic justice? Yes. And who would those citizens be? Norwegians would.

Sunday, May 31, 2009 (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

Deja Moo, I Think I've Heard This Bull Before Isn't doing the same thing over and over again Einstein's definiton of insanity? Isn't denial more than a river in Egypt? How mentally-challenged are we to keep biting off the same piece of bull that we have had repeatedly demonstrated to us that we can't chew?

Friday, May 29, 2009 (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

PASHTUNISTAN (or Oh Well, at Least They Won't Get the Nukes) Let's do it again. Let's tear apart another sovereign nation by using its army as a US proxy against one of its minorities as a way to extend US hegemony.

Friday, May 22, 2009 (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

In Memoriam: Two for the Troops As we remember our fallen soldiers this Memorial Day, let's remember how America chooses to treat them. For all they are asked to do, when they pay "the ultimate price," they might as well be M.I.A. as far as our government is concerned.

Friday, May 22, 2009 (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

Intelligence Is a Piano Intelligence is a piano. And ours is out of tune. It takes practice to use it for the purpose for which it was intended. Our practice has been hijacked by consumerism and our deliberate thought all but cancelled via indoctrination. We need a LOT of piano tuners! Won't you join us?

Saturday, May 16, 2009      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

Alternative Energy Here's another way to look at those "view-destroying" wind farms. This on is in Madison County, New York.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 (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

Class War in America, the Ongoing Assault From the Gilded Age to tea bagger rage, a romp through the recent episodes of the Class War in America.

Saturday, May 9, 2009 (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 Ladies Who Lunch Alone A sad saga of mothers who will spend their Mothers Day alone.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 (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

In the Mix, a Recipe for De-MOCK-cracy Capitalism's recipe for oppression is being cooked in the books on Wall Street.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 (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 High Cost of Refusing to Die You may wish to rage against the dying of the light, or perhaps you'd rather stop beating a dead horse and die like a hero going home.

Sunday, May 3, 2009 (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

France Fantasy Spring washes life back to life after a long winter, creating a personal film set wherever, in your heart, you'd like to be in Spring.

Friday, May 1, 2009 (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

You Are What You Eat What hath meat-eating wrought?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009      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

Cartography When navigating the Seas of Life, take care not to confuse the tools of navigation with your destination.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009      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

Bromide Global Social Democracy is being promoted by the "left" side of the global elite as the new face of capitalism after neoliberals trashed its reputation.

Saturday, April 25, 2009 (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

Fat Man and Little Boy The US and Israel are the Fat Man and Little Boy of global destruction. Only Earth itself can stop them.

Thursday, April 23, 2009 (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 Loyalty Oath Concessions demanded of the United Auto Workers are essentially the same as the loyalty oath to be demanded of Palestinian Israeli citizens. Both demand submission to the boot of the ruling class on your neck.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 (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

IDF - Israeli Defense Fantasy The erasure of Israel as a topic from the Durbin Conference on racism enables the Israeli "Defense" Force to carry out Israel's apartheid agenda with impunity.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 (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

Instrument of Power Rich&Powerful, Inc. have a union, all right, and they want to make sure we don't get one, too. And to that end they'll do anything, literally anything, to undermine the solidarity of America's, and the world's, working people.

Saturday, April 18, 2009      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

Seeing Aphrodite in April The inability to let go of youth, of spring, requires not only that we be eternal adolescents, but prematurely old-stick-in-the-muds.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 (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

Piracy, Not in Somalia, But Right Here in the Good Old U.S. of A. The Obama Adminstration is not only killing Somali pirates this week, it's forcing GM and the UAW to walk the plank.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009      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

Before the Flowers (at Colgate University) Pregnant tension, and enthusiastic anticipation is in the air - and the character - of all who wait impatiently for the flowers of Spring.

Monday, April 13, 2009      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

MUMBO JUMBO Both religion and patriotism are scams, engineered to the same end as the current banking "crisis" in order to transfer all wealth to the top of the economic heap.

Friday, April 10, 2009 (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

Worship of Eostre A poem for Eostre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 (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

Painters' Palette (Impressionists of Spring) Spring begins with dots and daubs of "paint" in leaves and flowers to come, presenting us with an Impressionist work of art in Nature.

Saturday, April 4, 2009      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

Stampede! April showers bring may flowers, when they aren't the showdown between thunder and lightning that seems like Nature has our names on a Wanted Poster.

Friday, March 27, 2009      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

Those People It's cold and shameful out there on the Food Bank Distribution line.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 (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

Santa Fraud Myths like that of Santa Claus, lies told to children, set them up to expect betrayal by "authority", facilitating the transfer of their loyalty and trust to corporations.

Saturday, March 21, 2009      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

pro invidia The poor are created, deliberately, by the rich, who are so insecure, so devoid of morality, that they need to have those "less fortunate" envy them and believe it is their divine, Darwinian right to do so.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 (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

You Can't Ignore the Class War (By Saying You're Not Into Politics) Politics is the way a government/society determines who gets what and how much of it. How could you say you're not into politics?

Friday, March 13, 2009 (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

Recess Human children, and adults, are made for learning.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 (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

Above the Storm As Spring washes away winter, I grow impatient, but still in awe of the changing of the seasons.

Friday, March 6, 2009 (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 Brides of March I am no longer amused by snow. When will it be Spring?

Thursday, March 5, 2009 (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

flammes de l'enfer The intersection of both the financial and climate crises is not an accident.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009      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

Existential Expenses "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your wild and precious life?" - Mary Oliver

Monday, March 2, 2009 (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

Demise of the Lincoln Highway (or The Vanishing Face of America) The individual character, not only of the American landscape, but Americans themselves has been dissolving in commericalism, blurring as we move into the future.

Saturday, February 28, 2009 (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 Idol of Authority (or Submission Is Like SO-O-O Much Easier Than Thinking for Yourself) The intersection of obedience and the financial "crisis" lies in our indoctrination into capitalist society.

Friday, February 27, 2009      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

Where the Wild Things Are Rob asked if dog training is analogous to the way in which our culture trains us. These are my thoughts on his question.

Thursday, February 26, 2009 (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

Long Island Lull-a-bye A poem about the alienating ways of consumerism and suburbia.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009      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

Afternoon of a Fawn Another jazz poem, this one for tenor sax player Glenn Cashman.

Sunday, February 22, 2009 (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

IMPEDIMENTA (or Buried Alive) The psychological violence we do to our children has created both the sociopaths who run our country and the apathetic consumers who look the other way as they do so.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 (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

Your Bass (for Walter Booker) Another jazz poem. This one for the late great bassist Walter Booker.

Friday, February 20, 2009 (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 Peony's Portent (for Janis Joplin) A poem for Janis Joplin.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 (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

Wintersnakes A poem about seeing "visions" on cold winter highway.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 (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

Modern Sex (or The Sound of One Hand) Commercialism has made even sex a solitary, joyless pursuit.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 (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

The Frog and the Scorpion Most people have a "liitle voice" which tells them when something is "not right." Most Americans, however, refuse to listen to it uhtil it's too late. Is it too late?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009      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 Ice Organ An ode to winter ice.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 (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

Get Lost February in Manhattan, a literally cool and sophisticated juxtaposition of Edward Hopper and jazz...

Saturday, February 7, 2009 (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

Oasis Inside each of us lies The Garden. It is the purpose of civilization to make sure that we do not remember the way back to it.

Saturday, February 7, 2009 (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

Israeli Etchings The Israeli barbarity in Gaza, while etched into the consciousness of most of the world, seems lost on the war criminals who ordered and enabled it.

Friday, February 6, 2009 (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 Tao of Conscience The gift of personal power, or free will, is tempered by a "little voice" called conscience. We all have it, but many, if not most of us, refuse the gift

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 (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

Because A poem explaining why one would choose to write politcal poetry.

Sunday, February 1, 2009 (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

A Western Tale The Israeli/Palestinian "conflict" for dummies.

Saturday, January 31, 2009      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

Cat's Eyes Another cat poem, this one tracing them back to Ancient Egypt through their eyes.

Page 1 of 3    Next   Back   First   Last     View All