Rafe Pilgrim: Pogo due Apology -- Again!

After 24 years fighting against and now apparently for Iraq's government, Obama now advises we are to expect a new chapter in the war against/for Iraq.

Larry Dorshkind: The "Small Ball" Proposed Budget The "small ball" proposed budget does not address corporations and the ultra-rich who feed off the government.
Dwayne Hunn: *JFK's Green Berets of Camelot needed more than ever Part of greatness stems from inspiring others to do what needs to be done even when it is uncomfortable for the doers. Kennedy had the ability at home and abroad to move people to do the right thing. How much closer to the peace, enlightenment, and the beauty of the envisioned Camelot would America and the world have moved had the three lettered musketeers -- JFK, RFK, MLK -- lived through the decades that we have seen?
Joe Carvalko: *Korean War Armistice-Let's not Forget How Our Government Forgets The 60th Anniversary of the Korean War armistice reminds us that Koreqn War POWs are still unaccounted for.

Kevin Tully: Get Off Your Ass and Get On The Right Side of History! "And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him and he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying..." Thoughts on the Sermon on the Mount, Nikos Kazantzakis and Thomas Merton.
Kevin Anthony Stoda: Notes on the Fascist Black Hole Rising from America Naomi Wolf explains that in the past: "I saw the symptoms but [until recently] not the cause." Now she claims in this recent piece that "the prime movers at work" are obvious. Namely that "[t]he US executive now has a network of secret laws, secret budgets, secret kill lists, and a well-funded, globally deployed army of secret teams of assassins. That is precisely the driving force working behind what we can see. Is fascism ...

Kevin Tully: The Iraqis Have All Turned Into Rabbits We brought peace and security and democracy and fairness to their country, however, every man, woman and child in Iraq has turned into a rabbit.
Kevin Anthony Stoda: Read Another Peace Memo from PEACEBUILDING Institue As if that wasn't enough, this holiday season has brought conflicts popping out all over Africa and armed sociopaths targeting children in the U.S. So this issue will stay close to home. It will update you on PIET's transition process, with contributions from our Executive Director, Carrie Mays San Angelo and SAGE's Bob Rundle
Rafe Pilgrim: How We Lose the Wars, yes LOSE THE WARS Pogo had the answer, but spared us the reason: Because we're too stupid to insist upon Decency in our leadership.
Jay Janson: *Activists Celebrate King's Birthday Deny Responsibility for Wall St. Wars King Prosecuted Americans do not celebrate Martin Luther King, trouble-maker for the amoral predatory private investment community of the wealthy, who condemned the criminal wars necessary to its profits and power over us, anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, condemner of America's "atrocity wars all meant to maintain unjust predatory investments overseas" and dismissive of his gov. as "the greatest purveyor in the world." But they will soon!
Doug Auld: my 9/11 " what if "daydream my reflections on 9/11 some 12 years after, how it will forever shape our lives, and why we had to approach it the way we did? 1 

Kevin Tully: A Thought About Global Warming and Painting I once made a painting that started as something and became something else...The painting became a thought about the warming of the planet. It is a western kid's unwitting imitation of a Tibetan mandala or the spirit of one.

Thorsten Pattberg: Iran: The Intellectual Property Rights of Culture Translation is a tool to communicate ideas from one language group to another. That said, translation must also have its limits when it comes to names, titles, and concepts that, often as a matter of common-sense, mutual respect, or simple ownership, should not be or cannot be easily translated. Words like Allah, Imam, or Ayatollah for example. 2 

Steven G. Erickson: Taxpayers to bail out KBR for poisoning US Soldiers? What stories of real importance do you see? Where do you see them? 2 

Steven G. Erickson: Siege Corporatism What is life, 2013 and beyond? 1 

Lance Ciepiela: *UK Chilcot Inquiry: The Iraq War Was Unlawful - Unanimous Legal Opinion of Foreign Office Lawyers All the lawyers in the UK's Foreign Affairs Department concluded the US/UK invasion of Iraq was an unlawful War of Aggression. Their expert advice is the most qualified to make that legal determination-all 27 of them were in agreement. 2 

Steven G. Erickson: The Meteor Defense Shield? Leaving the public in the dark is what important people do. 1 

Steven G. Erickson: What are millions of radio listeners hearing? What is the correct information? 1 

Steven G. Erickson: Military and Monsanto Experiment to Kill Blacks? If I were to write a screenplay about real events, it might be beyond belief. So, the fiction I do write has to be toned down to the threshold of general disbelief. The non-fiction below is why American life is going down the toilet. If the elite are going to reduce populations and deny rights to citizens, it comes up the food chain to all of us quite fast. 6 

Steven G. Erickson: Veterans are the canary in the cage Look around, what is that sound? 3 

Steven G. Erickson: Oliver Stone: Obama's America There are millions of Americans on the Bankers' secret enemies list. When will Americans be stopped at checkpoints in the US, made to walk to the side of the road and then be shot? It has happened over and over in history. Does history repeat itself? 2 

Steven G. Erickson: Censorship then Mass Arrests? Why would the head of the UN's Security Council, who is also the US President, be hiding signing statements from Congress and the US Senate? 1 

Steven G. Erickson: Is the FBI killing citizens for foreign powers- Banks & Corps Are you willing to aid and abet foreign powers in their financial collapse coup? Is it okay with you that you have no representation for your taxation? Do you think officials who are paid with tax dollars should spy on, harm, and kill citizens for foreign powers? 1 
Rafe Pilgrim: Your President is Watching Perhaps the last confidential input you provided to an electronic interface was to vote in the contest for who runs the security state we live under. But then, who really knows if that was confidential either.

Kevin Tully: A Story About Christmas Thinking about current events and the Christmas Eve of 1914 when German, Canadian and English soldiers met in no-man's land, shared cigars, beer, and confections, played soccer - celebrating Christmas. The following day they returned to the trenches and continued killing one another. This story is for my daughter, Margaret, who I am missing this Christmas.

Steven G. Erickson: Patriots are arming themselves with Information Has there ever been any documents produced that have transferred ownership of any supposed American land by the British Crown to the United States of America, not to the lying liar shell corporation listed on legal documents, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC"? Was the War of 1812 really about keeping the paperwork of ownership of America in proper form? If guns are illegal in the UK, they will be in the USA, if we are still owne... 1 

Steven G. Erickson: Fen Phen, killing Americans 13 Bil Legal Case Have lawyers played you? Are lawyers who are legislators going to start a civil war and laugh in your face? Ripping you off, making you sick, harming children and families, wrecking small business, and life for average people should be celebrated, right? 1 
Kevin Anthony Stoda: Make Jobs, Not War in 2013---Join this campaign and sign petition! One of the best ways to reduce the deficit is to put people back to work. It's time to invest in our people and our communities to create stable jobs at living wages, rehabilitate our nation's infrastructure, repair the social safety net, restore government services and programs that serve the needs of people and communities, and develop a sustainable planet for future generations.
Kevin Anthony Stoda: President Obama and most American Leaders do not get the symbolism and need for action "But the country needs him to send a bill to Congress to fix this problem. Calling for "meaningful action' is not enough. We need immediate action." 1 
Dan Mage: The Abyss Diary: #1 The purpose of this diary is not to call attention to my personal problems, except to the extent that they are typical of these times. What happens to a 53 year old male American, with a felony record, multiple psychiatric labels, and a chronic, potentially fatal physical illness now, and in the near future? 2 

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