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My name is William Perkins Homans the third, but probably more people know me as the bluesman (and artist) Watermelon Slim.

I've been in the fight against war, fascism, injustice and inhumanity for 47 years. I was at MayDay, 1971, and at the moratorium March the week before. I was one of the leaders of the Great New Jersey Turnpike Stall on my birthday, April 25, 1971.

I bear the scar on my left shin from a neoNazi jackboot, when I was one of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War who bounced the NSWPP from Flamingo Park at the Republican National Convention of 1972. My father fought the Nazis in the North Atlantic and Anzio, and I met their spawn in Miami.

My formal education has been first-rate. I wouldn't trade my degrees for Harvard ones. I was raised in the finest private Catholic and Episcopal high schools. I earned my BA in History and Journalism from the University of Oregon/Eugene. I was also captain of the U of O bowling team, 1984-1986. High game 299. Mentors: Dr. W. Gordon Rockett, Dr. Daniell Pope 1997-2000: Oklahoma State University. M.A., History, 2000, plus the school-teaching curriculum. Mentor: Dr. Ronald Petrin I am a world survivalist. My politics transcends right and left, perforce. I watch for signs we may transcend in some yet-unknown fashion the vectors and indicators in my environmental and geopolitical analysis. As Tiny Tim said, "God bless us, every one!"

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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 7, 2022
It's Only For The Money, Your Honor... A young (32) Pakistani-ancestry fan/sports journalist copes with the decline in nobility in his spectator sport of choice
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 23, 2022
Aaron Judge and Albert Pujols Chase Real Sports History Pro baseball, as a spectator sport, left me behind long ago. About all I can do is read my old statistics books and cheer for what these two ballplayers in different parts of their careers have accomplished.
Watermelon Slim, Turning Point (Piermont NY) 2007, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 23, 2022
Get Off the Defensive, Democrats! Having read hundreds of beggings, I find it to be my duty, like a coach at halftime, to holler at these Democrats to get their game face on. I't the Trumpists that are the crooks! HAMMER 'EM!
At home, 2017, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Where Does Responsibility for Gun Safety Start and End? Commenting on a story about ANTI-resonsible gun makers, sellers and owners in America
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 30, 2022
The Line Between Massacre and-- Not, Maybe Peace Here's the way I see it, all part political associations aside
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 21, 2022
Algorithms Or Human Censors? Whichever, It's Becoming Deeper and Wider How the Microsoft algorithm is helping to dumb down Americans by censoring responsible public discourse-- an example
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(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 11, 2022
I Encounter Censorship on A Putatively Progressive Platform Apparently, I have run afoul of the otherwise reasonable interpreters of history, and the history of US foreign policy during my adult life (which started when I landed in Vietnam in 1969).
Me and Sancho Panza, in Madrid, Spain, From Uploaded
(55 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Anti-vaxx Doctors Prescribe Ivermectin Ivermectin, as part of the continuing ramifications of anti-vax activism-- and desperation
Doctors, veterinarians, and poison control experts warning against taking 'Ivermectin' to treat Local physicians are warning and pleading for people not to take Ivermectin., From YouTubeVideos
(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Ivermectin: The New Hydroxychloroquine? Fighting disinformation. I have receieved one response from an old comrade who says his whole family's "condition improved within hours" from taking ivermectin. I am waiting for him to explain who decided on the therapeutic dosage, and how. I have suggested he could win a Nobel Prize for such a bombshell medical intervention from a non-doctor
US Aiding Evacuation, From Uploaded
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 21, 2021
What Now for Afghanistan? In the uncertainty of the near future of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, what are the odds that the Taliban can maintain their power by sheer force of arms? Can possibly be a realistic US role in the struggle between "normal" Afghanis and their extremist countrymen?
Trump's Eyes Are on Something Else, From Uploaded
(95 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 15, 2021
Putin and His Spy Chiefs Use Deranged Trump to Destabilize America Putin signs off on using Trump to destabilize American politics and Society
2019, Me and Don Quixote, downtown in Madrid. The life of an investigator can be quixotic., From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 20, 2021
A Comparison of a Pressman of the World War Two Era and One Fifty Years Later I have never since heard nor seen anybody quite so candidly say that what happens in, and to, the world doesn't matter once he's gone.
Bill Clinton with a somewhat younger Trump, From Uploaded
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 16, 2021
What's Bill Clinton Done for You Lately? Discussing the neoconservative foreign policy cabal and its enduring domination of American foreign policy. What they do and why they do it, and why Biden, a sane man, is a relief to us citizens, and mostly our allies worn out by Trump's undiplomatic behavior
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister, Bomber, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 24, 2021
Smaller, Smarter US Bombs For Cynical Militarists President Biden shows-- so far-- that his Good Will to Men is helpless before the geopolitical calculations of the hawks in Israel, and their US counterparts
Operation Ranchand, herbicide use in Vietnam, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Agent Orange in Court: Double Standards, by Ho Hai Quang A French Court has denied the suit of a Vietnamese-French journalist against companies which made dioxin-containing herbicides used in Vietnam during the American war in Southeast Asia
almost 5 years of hair now, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 23, 2021
The Strangest Practical Joke Police Ever Perpetrated In a truly distinctive marriage proposal, I ask some questions
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 18, 2021
A Meditation On Investigation A commentary on the process of investigation, and on the inevitability of conspiracy theories (just like a virus!)
Best of Idiocracy- Dr Lexus! One of the best Scenes. Dr. Lexus! Idiocracy 2006 comedy film, directed by Mike Judge. Starring Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph., From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 15, 2021
My Golly, Dude, Think First, Play Later I educate an imbecile Trump supporter who thinks he plays the blues
Roberto Mano de Piedra Duran Marvin Hagler, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 15, 2021
One of the Greatest: Marvin Hagler Dies Marvin Hagler has died. I remember him. He stood for himself. He never backed up. R.I.P.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Aw, A New York Times Survey Rejected Me for My Obsolescence! After an unprecedented phenomenon-- summary rejection in the middle of taking a survey!-- I reflect on the digitalization of popular information

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