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John's photography is his passion. You can see some of his work at: John's a globalist (for non-economic reasons) and has travelled extensively abroad, living in Japan and Europe. Exploring the unknown brings people closer. Opening portals between cultures has brought the world closer on a personal and interpersonal level. In his travels, John has visited Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Killing Fields of Cambodia. The destruction he saw there has made him a true believer in the power of peace and the ultimate inadequacy of war. John tries to avoid chain retailers and fast food franchises. He's an ardent opponent of GMO pesticides, which include Monstanto's glyphosate RoundUp, which puts pesticide inside plants then animals then straight into human consumption. Environmentaly John tries to protect for future Americans some of their country's unique natural heritage. Water is a resource that should be shared equally and protected. Fracking is destructive of the water table, as many will learn as the wells leak and permanently contaminate the source of life for so many. John feels that the corporate media has abandoned its responsibilities by dumbing down content and becoming servile to the interests of its owners and advertisers. The media sellout runs from the days of anti-Iraq War Phil Donahue being fired by GE--the largest war contractor--to our present day saturated with ads from pharmaceutical industry. So of course the anti-vax positions so widely available outside the mainstream are nowhere to be found there, and the health of millions of Americans children is put in danger as a result. See his enviro-blog (infrequently updated) at By writing, he hopes to leave behind a record that he did care, out of the belief that people can change, and make a difference in the future of the world.
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The author lives in Colorado, photographing the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Politically, John's an X generation independent with a blend of traditional American and progressive values. He is fiscally conservative and believes in small but efficient government. He opposes all hard power intervention in the Middle East unless the U.S. faces a direct security threat. Peace between Muslims and non-Muslims will be necessary to achieve peace in the region.

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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 21, 2019
Trump wants to irradiate you The President recently said he wanted 5G adoption to be accelerated so America can lead the world in technology. His ignorance astounds. Scientific evidence has determined 5G to be a catastrophic health threat. Protect yourself and your family.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 4, 2018
Collosal failure of Democratic party What's wrong with the Democrats' approach? Everything. First step to change is accepting the scope of the fail.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 14, 2017
GOP tax cuts will trigger sequestration The Tax Bill is a reverse Robin Hood cloaked in the fake objectivity of sequestration. The plan all along appears to be to reduce taxes, boosting the deficit, then allowing sequestration to do more damage to the budget. Sure some of the Republicans' spending priorities might suffer--but not as much as those that the Democrats tend to defend.
Colin Kaepernick, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Our American right to be like Kaepernick (pt. 2) Kaepernick's protest invites you to express political views regardless of their acceptability by the NFL, Trump, or anyone else. Don't let others resist when you can too! Trump's behavior demands that we resist. No future political opportunity is worth the damage that our President is continuing to do to the country. Impeach now.
Colin Kaepernick, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 25, 2017
The American right to be a Kaepernick Kaepernick's act of defiance has sparked a widening expression of free speech. Rich white men react by trying to crush this right but cannot smother it entirely. To the contrary the NFL risks losing even more due to its treatment of Kaepernick and by proxy all those who now dare to do what Kaepernick did.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Charlottesville driver an agent provocateur? Charlottesville car attacker Fields may have been an agent provocateur. Divide and rule is a strategy that can help some political causes more than others. Some dark forces may be attempting to seed a race war between Americans.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 12, 2017
One dead in Charlottesville During protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, a motor-vehicle incident occurred Saturday afternoon. One person is dead. The driver's vehicle appears to have been struck by nearby demonstrators prior to the incident, causing the driver to panic, though the official cause is under investigation.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 26, 2016
Systemic failures hinder economic recovery Economic solutions require understanding the underlying causes. Demographics and cheap money hinder recovery.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Debt, the Lifeblood of a Zombie Economy Economic priorities revolve around buying and selling of debt, a process of financialization that's leading to a vast derivatives bubble. Statistics are bent to serve the interests of the financial elite. The Real Economy chokes as political priorities shift away from preserving the Middle Class.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Fukushima poses ongoing danger Exposes the real situation in Fukushima, as emerges in the details of Senator Wyden's recent trip. Fukushima's radiation a global risk, due to this dirty and dangerous energy source. The longer the repair job, the more likely a new seismic event. The Japanese could do more.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 3, 2011
America triumphs over evil We should celebrate America's victory over terrorism and evil. Osama bin Laden's death brings closure for so many of us who can now delight in the lifting of the darkness.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Prep, don't panic over fallout Japanese reactor(S) and radiation leaking with fallout coming to the U.S.. Prepping is key to managing future crises. Article brings up links and possible alternative treatments for radiation.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 16, 2010
Is the Tea Party waiting to burst out of the GOP's chest? Primary results indicate that the Tea Party has tilted the Republican ticket. Can they survive their success or will they compromise their ideals, which is what exactly? Campaigning on hope and change might not work a second time.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 19, 2010
Beware the Ides of March Ides of March represents a time of change, and not necessarily for the better in Washington. In reform efforts, Senators Dodd and Bayh tune out on behalf of the disaster capitalists in the financial markets and the health care status quo. Supreme Court ruling presupposes corporate personhood for established entities, but not for entrepreneurs.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 28, 2010
Goldman execs stand to profit in FDIC deal OneWest, a bank owned by present and former Goldman Sachs execs, purchased IndyMac assets for pennies on the dollar. The sweetheart deal between OneWest and the FDIC allows the bank to turn a tidy profit on its losses, rather than renegotiate mortgages.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 12, 2010
9-11 Photos and Crotch-bomber hint at more than negligence New 9-11 photos released hint at explosive detonation. Intelligence failure leading up to the attempted Abdullmutallab bombing force us to reevaluate the job our intelligence agencies are performing on our behalf.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 29, 2010
Support for Bernanke and health care "reform" damaging Obama Obama's unconditional support for Bernanke's Senate re-nomination flies in the face of common sense. Meanwhile, the media spins the nomination as vital to the economy. As Coakley's loss showed, the Democrats' attempt at health care reform represents a political liability.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 26, 2009
CNBC Spikes Story on Goldman Sachs CNBC's Caruso-Cabrera and Charlie Gasparino disrespect bloggers as they try to undermine allegations about Goldman Sachs' proprietary trading software which racked up huge profits through High Frequency Trading (HFT), a legal, digital form of front-running.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 7, 2009
More spending brings little change Obama's new spending holds no one accountable. Positive results aren't evident yet we're told to expect them despite systemic flaws in two-party system. Any recovery created by the Washington establishment will be a product of corporate influence.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 5, 2008
Road to change goes through Washington Obama's approach invokes the powerful political tools of reconciliation and compromise, which have long gone unused in Washington. We need more efficient government. Achieving change will require more than electing a new President.

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