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Mark Biskeborn is a novelist:
Mojave Winds, A Sufi's Ghost, Mexican Trade.
Short Stories: California & Beyond.
Poetry & Essays.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 30, 2017
The 99% Citizen Memorial 99% Citizen When young he served in the Conservation Camps before the infantry He had scant a childhood, sweating on the farm until endless military The 89th Division taught him to obey, so he blended in, and learned a trade He embarked in New York in a Liberty Ship to Germany He read Stars and Stripes and felt afraid despite the medals The glory gave him narcolepsy, frozen feet, combat fatigue and shrapnel
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Gnostic Gospels Rock the Boat Why Orthodox churches ignore Gnostic Gospels.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 18, 2013
War and Corruption Deficits: Insects and Leviathans Huge defense contractors and oil corporations avoid taxes through loopholes while they profit from the recent invasions into Eurasia. They lobbied our government to destroy Iraq and then to rebuild it . In the case of Dick Cheney, Halliburton enjoyed a non-bid contract. The wars and the bank frauds cost Trillions of dollars, a deep fiscal deficit. To pay for these extravagant escapades the government now forces to pay.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 4, 2012
Bradley Manning--A Case of Class-based Justice System The Case of Bradley Manning reveals a two-tiered system of justice.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Drones Enable Corporate Power Financial powers of corporations set the laws by default whether it's for drone assassinations or the ruling class needs.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Mexican Drug Cartels and American Bank Cartels Walls Street Banks and Mexican drug cartels have much in common. They both enjoy call-girls as well as cocaine and other drugs. The bankers and traffickers in Manhattan, knowingly or not, often share the same escorts and drugs. They share a similar hunger for high-risk greed and power without conscience. In this regard, their business models are almost identical--based on cynical materialism.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 20, 2010
Corporations in the U.S. and in Mexico: Devour, Prey, Seduce--Inverted Totalitarianism The patrician owners, leaders of corporations, have their own self-interests and agendas, and they rarely set a priority to improve the greater good of society. On the other hand, government's job is to balance the competitive markets so that they comply with the needs of society in general such as clean environment, health, or whatever the majority of citizens set as social goals. Today this balancing is not working.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 3, 2010
Rapture of Charlatans Many, many Americans seek to escape reality by drugs or by religious fantasies. It may well be a sign that many of us have died morally, spiritually, and intellectually. No other culture of industrialized countries is so hoodwinked by the vagaries of born-again evangelical cults.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The Pat Tillman Story, a Documentary Movie If you haven't watched the documentary you won't know more about Tillman than what certain public officials want you to know: He earned a Silver Star Medal as a combat hero, who saved the lives of his fellow soldiers during a Taliban ambush. Several star-studded Generals, the Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld, and President Bush lied about Tillman's death.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Mexico: God Is Murdered Somewhere between the Chihuahua Desert and El Paso After struggling for generations to improve their lot, many Mexicanos have stopped praying. Instead, they are selling drugs to the wealthy gringos in el norte. Meanwhile the Mexican government keeps a choke hold on the middle class in order to enrich the ruling class and use a clever public relations machine to conceal their mafia-type operations from the rest of the world.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 12, 2010
Mexico: What Do Third-world Countries Share with the U.S.? General McChrystal has been placed in the pantheon of American icons, sanctified next to the likes of Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, and John Wayne. He now aligns with the many American gods that are manufactured as fast as a Big Mac or an Egg McMuffin. Heroes like these are not human. They only play the image of what America wants them to be, but mostly they reflect the self-delusion of the American culture, a bubble.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 14, 2010
Mexico: Sex Slaves (Part II) With neoliberalism, otherwise known as Regeanomics, government hardly dares to challenge the power of certain corporations that are so overbearing that they succeed in altering every aspect of our lives, our society, and culture.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 9, 2010
Mexico: Sex Slaves (Part I) Smugglers bring thousands of young women from Mexico into the U.S. and force them to provide sexual services for perverted gringos with plenty of disposable cash. The transaction signals a cannibal capitalism, hardcore neoliberalism, that both countries share in dog-eat-dog cultures.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 13, 2009
Mexico: Land of Dire Straits and Reaganomics For more than the last four decades Mexicans have been risking their lives to migrate in larger numbers every year into the United States, escaping life below the poverty level and seeking better pay. Why has Mexico failed to develop its own people?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Choice Resort Opens the Sanford Juarez Vacation Exclusive (Humor) Someone issued a press release about Gov. Sanford that might unintentionally provide humorous insight into today's politics.[Humorous Spoof]
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Mexico: the Model Country for Today's Republicans If you like the U.S. right wing and want to see its ruling philosophy in action in its purest form, look no further than the cruel, failing state of Mexico.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 16, 2009
Mexico: Heads Will Roll Mexico's drug cartels are the continuation of a rebillion centuries old.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 4, 2009
Mexico: U.S. Is Borderline to Third World? U.S. teeters on becoming part of the Third World.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 24, 2009
Religious Morality Is Problematic-A Failure in American Government The Bush-Cheney doctrine claims that the core values and its laws, its constitution, must be ignored and broken in order to maintain safety and prosperity in the U.S. Many Americans still believe this. However, the loss of our rational values set down by our country's architects, our founding fathers, brings us close to third-world status.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 23, 2009
Maueen Dowd and Me--Together in the Same Yoke In a humorously sarcastic mock letter to Maureen Dowd, Mark Biskeborn, Laments the perils of being accused of plagiarism for failing to properly attribute a quotation.~ OEN Editor

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