"The Richest Nation On Earth" Why Are Many Americans Broke?
We have enemies across the world that we ourselves have created. One only must look at the demonization of Russia to understand how United States makes an enemy. The United States needs an enemy to justify the amount of money spent on the military. We are all being sold a giant bill of goods.
Sunday, November 5, 2017(1 comments)
Untruths in the Media? Really?
I'm glad that everyone is finally waking up to the fact that we hear things there just not true coming from social media. My wish is that people would start talking about how we hear things that are also not true coming from all media and in reality, also coming from our own government.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017(15 comments)
What is Important Today?
I know that the subject isn't as interesting as hearing about people in Hollywood behaving badly, but when someone in your family comes home in a casket and you never really find out why they died, it will be then that you realize which of these two subjects was more important.
Sunday, October 22, 2017(8 comments)
United We Stand...
In my later years I look at what is happening, and the more I learn, the more dismayed I am. I watch my nation overthrow the governments of other nations and completely obliterate the civilizations that these nations created. One must only must only look at Libya to see how much damage this nation has done. It seemed that every year this country has a new enemy.
Thursday, October 19, 2017(45 comments)
Did He Really "Know What He Signed Up For"?
The idea of giving your life in a country where the people hate you and see you as part of imperial occupation is disturbing to say the least, and when most Americans are oblivious to the fact of what you're doing, is like dying for nothing. Most generals and politicians don't even bother to look at the names of the people who have died fighting in the military. To them, their lives are just collateral damage.
Monday, October 9, 2017(7 comments)
Preposterous and Sickening
I spent 20 years in the military I was stationed in Korea and I know the people and I speak the language. The Korean people are the most gracious and friendly people that I have ever met. I like them so much that every other year I would go back and spend another year with them. It's Donald Trump want to solve the problem and North Korea that maybe he should get on Air Force One and go meet them.
Monday, July 3, 2017(13 comments)
America: A Supposed""Democracy"
There are many societies today that have free speech and can criticize their governments without repercussions but that no way qualify as democracies. The best example that I can think of is the United States of America. In America, true democracy has been subverted by everything from CIA infiltration of the NYTimes to reprogramming the voting machines.
Sunday, June 25, 2017(33 comments)
The System is Broken
What I am about to say is not conjecture or opinion, it's just fact. The United States refuses to spend the money it receives from its people, to benefit the people from which you received that money. Why do People pay into a system that totally ignores the people who sustain it? Why did they give our money to other countries so that they may help their citizens?
Friday, June 23, 2017(9 comments)
The Real Reason for Slashing Health Care
The government, Republicans and Democrats all have a stake in how much money we spend on defense. Even Bernie Sanders of Vermont has a stake in how much money we spend on defense because the F 35 is made in Vermont. The military-industrial complex has put down roots in every state in this nation. Every Congressman or Sen. has a constituency that relies on defense spending. This is not by chance, this has been designed.
President Trump: Obey the Constitution!
spent six years in Korea and I know what I'm talking about. North Korea is a pariah state and needs to come to the table and talk civilly to the South Koreans and to America. Saber rattling is not the way to go on this. I understand that we don't want North Korea to have nuclear missiles that can destroy bases in Japan and eventually they will be able to hit our West Coast. You must offer the North Koreans a way out of this,
Friday, March 3, 2017(18 comments)
Demonizing Russia and Doing Our Best to Start World War III
Everything I hear about Russia is bad, and yet, no intelligence agency we have spend billions of dollars on, can prove that the Russians have done anything against the United States. I hear pundits and politicians speak of the nefarious things that Russia does to us as, if they had a clue as to what the real facts are.
Thursday, March 2, 2017(6 comments)
Russia Conquered Ukraine!
I can see that not watching the mainstream media for almost a year now has left me out in the cold. I know that the network of Walter Cronkite would never lie to its viewers. After all, CBS is a trusted name that everyone knows would never lie, especially about such a dire situation as Russia conquering Ukraine. That kind of talk could start an international incident.
Monday, February 27, 2017(5 comments)
Trump Can't Bully America
This country is not just becoming a fascist state because of Donald Trump, has been becoming a fascist state for years now. Since the Bush administration, we have lost more civil liberties than ever before and watched the Bill of Rights being torn to shreds right in front of our eyes" and without hardly a wimper from the people of America.
Friday, February 24, 2017(12 comments)
The Democratic Party Must Transform!
I would like people understand that I believe this country needs an opposition to right-wing/conservative politicians that work for the Corporations. Unfortunately, these politicians can be found in both the Democratic and-Republican parties. It would be naive of anyone to think that all Republicans are bad, and all Democrats are good. This is simply not the case.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017(18 comments)
An Article About Sanity
What I didn't like about Bernie Sanders, was the fact that he never mentioned cutting the defense budget and using that money to finance all the things he espoused during his campaign. To me, he still represented the Washington that I have come to know and despise.
Monday, February 20, 2017(9 comments)
A Presidential Victim
see how many military bases and how many missile sites surround Russia. Trump says NATO is obsolete. Not only is NATO obsolete, it is also a trigger for World War III. We spend billions every year propping up this alliance that has no real meaning today. This is money that could go to our schools and are infrastructure and social programs.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017(2 comments)
The Resurgence of the American Media
I am amazed at the way the mainstream media is actually doing investigative journalism. Still, I am also wondering why they were silent during the Bush and Obama administrations. Where were the reporters and the editors when the Bush administration lied us into the Iraq war?
Friday, February 3, 2017(9 comments)
Let's Look at the Real Problem
Instead of worrying about refugees and choosing one religion of being the source of all our problems, the people of the United States and the people of the world need to realize that this planet cannot support 8 billion people. I'm sure the climate change is a big deal many people and it should be. But would also be a big deal the people is that this planet cannot support a population of 8 billion people.
Friday, January 6, 2017(29 comments)
What is Really Going On in Politics
If you look at this outside of the political spectrum you understand what this is all about; it is about opportunism. Both sides the Democrats and Republicans are just trying to support the people that support their agenda at the time regardless of right or wrong. Both the Democrats and Republicans will support anyone who support them regardless of what happens to the American people.
Saturday, November 26, 2016(19 comments)
The Democrats Got What They Deserved.
This last selection show just how much the Democrats are out of touch with the people of this country. The anointing of Hillary Clinton by means of subterfuge and dirty tricks against the Bernie Sanders campaign made most young people in this country just walk away from the election.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016(3 comments)
Political Revolution or Just Revolution?
If this is fascism or a dictatorial political system I don't know what is. The debate used to be set by the League of Women Voters. That wasn't good enough for the Democrats and Republicans who want to keep everyone else out of the debates so that the American people think they only have a choice between a Democrat or Republican. In my opinion, this is untenable and I will say this, we have no democracy and United state
Friday, September 2, 2016(21 comments)
Why Capitalism Is Failing
Today, there are leading intellectuals, such as Chris Hedges among others, who are saying that capitalism is in its death throes. Having never been a fan of unfettered capitalism, I find this verdict a source of hope for constructive change, but also of fear for what could be very dangerous consequences.
Monday, August 8, 2016(4 comments)
Could This Be Life or Death?
Now here's the way I feel and I don't want to scare you but I believe if Hillary Clinton is elected president of the United States there may never be another election. This belligerence towards Russia may very well be our undoing. In reality, there is no reason why we are so bellicose towards Russia.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016(32 comments)
The Democrats Blew Themselves Up
So it goes again. The most disgusting propaganda that I have ever seen. They portrayed Hillary Clinton as a Grandmother ho only has the best interests of the nation in her heart. The truth is that this woman has no heart
Sunday, June 26, 2016(12 comments)
Will the Democrats Give Us What We Want? Yeah. Right
The truth as I see it is that Sanders finds himself in a quandary along with the rest of anyone to the left of the unhinged Democratic oligarchy. One reason for this is the obvious underhanded way that the Clinton camp purged voting rolls in many States and exit polls did not mirror the final vote in States like California
Friday, June 24, 2016(116 comments)
Is Sanders a "Principled Sellout"?
The party that claims to represent the middle class, the party that speaks of "progressive" values, the party that elected FDR and JFK, chose a woman that has proven to everyone to be a liar, a war hawk and generally a despicable human being.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016(1 comments)
A Corporate State is Threatened
It is no big secret that MSNBC and CNN have donated to the Clinton campaign, yet they never mention it. I believe that the FCC should force news organizations that support one candidate to declare it public ally. In a perfect world, the people that are charged with reporting news should have no skin in the game. Unfortunate corporations are riding roughshod over our representativerepublic
Sunday, December 20, 2015(19 comments)
It's Crunch Time for America
For years I have been writing about how our government has been hijacked from the people and how special interests have been manipulating the media to fulfill the agenda of the Military Industrial Complex. You can call it the Military Industrial Corporate Complex or any new-age nuance, but it is still the thing that Dwight President David Eisenhower described in his last addresses to the nation.
Saturday, November 28, 2015(50 comments)
This Is World War III
I first realized that World War III was about to take place just before the Olympic Games in Sochi. The coverage of the games hardly mentioned the sports and competitions, instead, it was a non-stop demonetization of Russia and Vladimir Putin. I heard diatribes about how unprepared the Russians were to host the games, how much money they spent on them and how the games were bound to fail.
Friday, November 6, 2015(3 comments)
Who is Paying for Hillary's Campaign? Here are some facts.
This information is for all of you Democrats that believe Hillary Clinton will be a "Progressive" woman that will fight for the Middle Class as she has recently espoused. She is just trying to take away some momentum away from the Sanders Campaign by parroting some of his views.
Monday, October 26, 2015(10 comments)
America Needs a Social Revolution!
We hated the Soviet Union because it spied on it's own people and made war on Afghanistan and occupied Eastern Europe. I would like to ask you all a question, are we not doing the same thing? Can someone to tell me what the difference is between the old Soviet Union and America today?
Friday, October 23, 2015(91 comments)
Bernie Sanders Greatest Fault
Let me begin by giving you some startling facts.In 1945, our defense budget, even though we were fighting WWII when they drew it up in 1944, was 962 million dollars.. Adjusting this number for inflation at 1221.9%the figure is 127.2 billion dollars. Today we spend 637 billion dollars! That is over five times what we spent in 1944!
Sunday, October 11, 2015(8 comments)
A Solution to the Quagmire in the Middle East
In a nation that prides itself as a bastion of democracy and free speech, the truth is that the American people are being misled by their own government. The majority of Americans who listen to the mainstream news outlets are being fed government propaganda that has no relation to the truth. This is also shameful.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015(14 comments)
Obama Really Went Too Far at the UN.I Call Him Out On It.
It is obvious to me that the United States has absolutely no idea what it is doing. It decries foreign involvement in other nations, bur seemingly reserves that right for itself. Ask the Libyan refugees how it's going for them after NATO's jet's bombed them back to the stone age. They didn't even get a chance to vote on it!
Thursday, September 10, 2015(4 comments)
Responsibility to Protect? What Happened to That?
. Hardly a word was said when we bombed the Libyan army and air force, their power plants and water supply infrastructure. It seems that the participating NATO air forces has a ball getting real time practice waging war from the safety of the Mediterranean Sea, launching from American aircraft carriers, and coming back to hot chow and a comfortable bunk.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015(13 comments)
Lately I've seen a dramatic change in the attitude of the American people.This article will not be a political rant or a tirade against this modern American facsimile of the American "New Roman Empire", rather it will delve into the mindset of the American public.
Sunday, June 28, 2015(40 comments)
Bernie Needs To Speak Truth To Power (and try to stay alive)
Still, with all the great things Senator Sanders says about how the Middle Class is getting screwed by the corporate state, there are a few things that he doesn't talk about. If he reads this article, or anyone on his campaign staff reads this, there are a few questions Sanders needs to address before I join the I Love Bernie Crowd.
Monday, June 1, 2015(13 comments)
Doing What the PTB Want Us to Do
Therefore, I put this thought to them: If Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton, and becomes a supporter of the Democrats, then just get the hell away from that party. Meanwhile, we should all be supporting Sanders in what he is saying now. The fact is that they are dividing us by employing trolls and gatekeepers to keep his message from reaching the people on the street.
Thursday, May 14, 2015(34 comments)
Sanders, Our Best Bet
Here is the question I would like to throw back at my good friend David Swanson who believes that supporting Sanders is a no-win situation; How David, do we get a majority of self-centered, brainwashed Americans who by and large are disgusted with their government to actually take the time to become activists? The truth is that it's not going to happen anytime soon.
Monday, April 13, 2015(26 comments)
Why Continue to Try and Change America's Path?
When I first started writing I was just realizing that after a 30 year intellectual coma (a hang-over from the Vietnam experience), that if people could only realize what I was realizing, that we could straighten out the mess we has put our nation and the World in. How very naive.
Thursday, April 2, 2015(31 comments)
My Redneck Friends. They are a Lot Like You.
I've been in the real world lately in South Carolina. I joined a pool league and started meeting people from all walks of life. Still, everyone I hang with is proud to be a redneck. I don't care. It's a funny thing that I get along with these people are a proud bunch of Southern Boys, no doubt.
Monday, January 12, 2015(5 comments)
Blowback is a b*tch
Since 9/11 we have vilified Muslims. We have waged war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and now in Syria. It isn't just the United States, France was one of the countries that provided aircraft to bomb Libya and sent their Army into Mali. It seems like it is a free for all in the Middle East and Muslim Africa. If you are Muslim, you are a target.
Friday, December 12, 2014(113 comments)
News Flash!: America Sucks
So this is the "New America". This is the exceptional, indispensable nation that the World cannot live without. I don't know about you, but I sincerely believe that the time has come to either change this rotten- to-the-core-system we live under, or it's time to get the hell out of Dodge. This America sucks. I don't see anything good about it anymore. It stinks like dead fish.
Thursday, November 13, 2014(35 comments)
Does the United States believe that it is so powerful that it can intimidate Russia? This is hubris at its most dangerous level. To think that we can engage in a war with Russia is madness. There is no way in hell that NATO can muster an army that could defeat Russia. We are not talking about Syria or Iraq or Libya, we are talking about Russia that has a nuclear arsenal larger than ours.
Sunday, October 19, 2014(10 comments)
Strange Days Indeed!
No nation is exceptional. No nation is indispensable. All nations are exceptional in their own ways and all nations are indispensable as the human race now lives in a world that has a global economy that is interconnected more now than at any other time in history. The fact is, we are all connected and not just through the mainstream media. We talk to people from other nations through Skype, Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014(5 comments)
What is the Real Truth?
I have a few questions about all of this. President Obama has told us that we must participate because we are the "indispensible" nation. We have the most powerful armed forces and the best led military "that the World has ever known". He says that it is up to us to lead the way. I'm wondering why Turkey, a nation with the largest military in NATO, doesn't get involved?
Saturday, September 20, 2014(9 comments)
Who Gets Left Holding the Bag?
The problem here is that when the top 20% holds 90% of the wealth of this nation, just who are going to buy all these products imported into the US? Just about the only thing that Americans buy anymore are cars to get them to their crappy jobs. Seems like the government forgot about building public transportation. It's a good thing too, or else they wouldn't have any consumer spending at all.
Sunday, September 14, 2014(26 comments)
We'll Never Learn
Making a video of a person having his head severed is very dramatic. I wonder what IS has to gain from exposing this to the World? I mean when America bombs the crap out of a wedding party in Yemen or Somalia, they don't show the limbless dead babies and severed heads lying around the craters for the World to see.
Saturday, August 23, 2014(33 comments)
War from the Shadows
Today, we have gone well past the Orwellian descriptions of the Ministry of Truth written about in the novel "1984". Today we have a much more sophisticated way to disseminate information that will enable the rulers and ruled alike, to come to the conclusions that the people who wield the real power, want them to come around to.
Sunday, July 20, 2014(40 comments)
The Truth About Ukraine
Russia didn't start this conflict. The United States in tandem with some European nations did. The goal of the United States, regardless of what the government and the talking heads in the media tell you, is to bring the Ukraine into the Western fold, have the IMF and the World Bank come in and rape this nation by making loans that they can never repay.
Saturday, June 7, 2014(10 comments)
Discontent is Becoming Epidemic
The American people are quite aware of a great many things like huge corporations that pay no income taxes, like the fact that we jail more people than any nation on Earth, that we are one of the last industrialized nations without universal healthcare, the suicide rate among veterans is mind boggling and that the Occupy Movement was here one day and gone the next.
Monday, May 26, 2014(9 comments)
Before You "Thank Them for Their Service"...
The real way to honor those that died is to honor their comrades lived and laughed and that fought beside them. We are not doing that no matter how much people "thank them for their service".
Friday, May 23, 2014(30 comments)
We Can Change The Mainstream Media!
These are the kinds of things the news media should be telling us. Forgive me if I'm telling you things you already know, there are people reading this article where these thoughts never occurred to them. This is why I'm trying to reach out to make them aware that we are only getting half the story from the media.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014(7 comments)
Another Sucessful American Propaganda Effort
Russia needs a civil war or a confrontation in Ukraine like most people need cancer. There is nothing in it for them. They sell natural gas to Ukraine and I'm sure they don't want that income to stop. The provinces that are protesting against the people that pulled the coup in Kiev were given to Ukraine by Russia. Kerry is lying, Obama is lying and nobody seems to care.
Saturday, April 26, 2014(5 comments)
Obama and Kerry; Out of Their League
This is all a big game for the big bankers and the military industrial complex. This is a chance for them to make big profits off the hapless circumstance of a nation in turmoil. Turmoil that we (meaning the US and the EU caused).
Sunday, March 30, 2014(21 comments)
I Didn't Sign Up for This
I had a different mindset.
Today I am looking at the World that my service, along with millions of other people helped to create. The least I can say is that I am aghast at what we have helped to create and I apologize for my part in what we have succeeded in achieving; a near fascist nation with the military power to subjugate every nation on the planet.
Monday, March 17, 2014(17 comments)
Governence Under Delusion (GUD)
There is a difference between not knowing what is going on and not wanting to know what's going on. When one does not want to see the reality of what is happening, that is a conscious decision. This is a decision that I see my fellow citizens making every day.
Friday, February 28, 2014(37 comments)
Playing with Fire and Burning the World
We are desperately trying to encircle Russia so that they are incapable of responding to a first nuclear strike by the US by putting missiles around Russia that would destroy their missile before they could launch a retaliatory strike. This is a catastrophe, not just for Russia, but for the World. We are playing with fire and it could burn us all... literally.
Sunday, December 15, 2013(3 comments)
Rob Kall, Publisher of OEN, Guests on "Tim Gatto, Uncut and Uncensored".
I always enjoy Rob's insights and I can understand why OEN has such wide support in the Progressive community. I like the fact that the site is a little more to the "left" than many other so-called "progressive" sites that are really nothing more than cheerleaders for the so-called "centrist" Democrats that seem to slip more to the right with each passing year (this is my own opinion of course).