Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.
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(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 24, 2014
Open Thread: March against Monsanto worldwide According to March Against Monsanto, marches are occurring today on six continents, in 52 countries, with events in over 400 cities. In the US, solidarity marches are slated to occur in 47 states.
(34 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 6, 2011
A Hopeless Legion of Loons If we have learned but one thing from these fools, it is that they will not compromise, regardless of the destruction they leave in their wake. Therefore, we need to wake up and realize that the November 2012 election is quite likely a matter of life or death.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 20, 2011
Occupy -- Shudder to Tremor to Tsunami The Occupy Movement began as a slight shudder on Wall Street. It was soon a tremor, billowing out across the nation, and beyond. It has become a tsunami in California as a result of brutal treatment of police on courageous University of California at Davis students who sat peacefully in protest.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, October 14, 2011
Occupy Wall Street -- Volunteers Spiff Up Young Occupiers with Suits, Haircuts Continuous coverage of the "Occupy Wall Street" activity at New York City's Zuccotti Park.
(9 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 24, 2011
Confession of an old War Hawk... Once upon a time, long ago and far away, when I was a (civilian) Public Information Officer for the U.S. Army, I was like a modern-day Donald Rumsfeld -- in love with the beautiful, shiny, erotic toys of war. The devastation caused by these toys to the "boys" of war was light years away from even approaching the periphery of my understanding.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, April 25, 2011
Politics -- Spinning Out of Control I have a real problem with Democrats who refuse to get off their knees long enough to stand up for what they believe in. What do they believe in? Community organizing? Democrats are not evil; they really really want to do what is right, but with few exceptions, they are timid, hypocritical little cave-inskis when it comes to walking their talk. They take the money and call it bipartisanship. I call it betrayal.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 12, 2010
Hey, American People! We are in the throes of a political convulsion, an intellectual and moral battle that we are increasingly in danger of losing. It's time to stop, take a deep national breath, and then...take a deep national bath. This nation has been in a spiraling nose dive for a decade...
(25 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 17, 2010
Only If We Let It History. Round and round it goes. Will the US and Israel attack Iran? Will history repeat itself? Yes, but only if we let it. The choice is ours.
SHARE Sunday, July 4, 2010
The Glory of White-Wing Politics Americans -- not just Democrats -- must find the courage to shout "No! No! Hell No!" to the destruction planned for this republic. Unless we stand up, shake ourselves off, and dare to fight back, the evil glory of White-Wing Politics will devour us. We have no choice. Because this ship is going down.
(7 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 2, 2010
Even One of These Little Ones... these pedophile preachers have indelibly tarnished the image of the entire Church. It's time for the empty accusations, excuses and justifications to stop. I agree with Stephen King, who wrote on page 922 of his latest thriller -- Under the Dome -- "When the Devil got a preacher, he was apt to fall low -- low enough to put on a top hat and crawl under a rattlesnake."
(10 comments) SHARE Monday, March 22, 2010
Keep the Change... These guys aren't crazy -- okay, maybe they are -- but they know exactly what they're doing. They learned from eight years of K-K-Karl Rove and Dick Cheney that fear and hate are the two easiest emotions to work with.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, February 5, 2010
Walk a Mile... It's time for Obama to put aside empty, soaring speeches and come to grips with who his enemies really are. It's time for him to step onto dry land and walk a mile in his own shoes -- while he still has a pair.
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, November 23, 2009
God Has Left the Building... The religious believe that God belongs to them. Christians know that they belong to God. It's that simple. Thus, CNN polls notwithstanding, America cannot become "less Christian" as a result of members of the flock jerking the tags from their ears -- and rejecting modern-day religion.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 1, 2009
Rack 'em and Screw 'em, Boys! What is more frightening -- that the C.I.A. got its jollies by torturing, even murdering human beings in its secret sodomy frat-houses -- or that the F.B.I. took one look and fled the scene and remained silent for years?
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 19, 2009
Fading Into Mist... Are not crimes against humanity just that, regardless of who is committing them?
(24 comments) SHARE Friday, May 8, 2009
Seeds of Truth This goes way beyond garnering profits for agriculture conglomerates such as Monsanto. It is about disrupting the natural order of life -- whether plant or animal. And, for those orchestrating this havoc, it is about control.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, March 2, 2009
It's Time for the Madness to Stop The most ghastly experiment conducted was Operation Crossroads, a series of "Manhattan Project" tests in 1946 to study the effects of nuclear weapons on ships and equipment. US officials knew the effect of massive radiation on human beings. They had to know. So what else were the thousands of navy personnel positioned on ships from five to eight miles from the Bikini Atoll bomb site in the central Pacific if not guinea pigs?
(17 comments) SHARE Friday, November 28, 2008
Through a Hole in the Air... The fascist lies and smears of Republicans and their doppleganger radio creeps should come as no surprise to those paying attention. However, the ripples of uneasiness and fear surging through Democratic ranks as a result of these assaults is a bit puzzling. Perhaps it's because after eight years of covering--and uncovering--deceit, lies, and monstrous war crimes of George Bush, they are hesitant to trust any president.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, September 26, 2008
The Peter Principle Playoffs We need to get our minds around who is the aggressor here. Because if we continue to passively watch the evil unfold; if Dick Cheney wins the behind-the-scenes, off-court power struggle, the Peter Principle Playoffs will be over and the entire Middle East will explode in nuclear flames.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 15, 2008
EVERYBODY KNOWS... We are under the control of the criminally insane. Cheney has turned the greatest democratic republic ever conceived into a world corporation and anointed himself its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He has supplanted two centuries of protections afforded by the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights with executive orders and secret laws.