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Mick is an immigrant working in the computer industry living in the US heartland. He immigrated from Great Britain about 30 years ago and became a citizen. He likes biking and hiking. He is married with three kids.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 16, 2007 Book Review "House of War" by James Carroll
A book review of James Carroll's "House of War" which is a history of the Pentagon since its inception in 1943. The book relates the policies and relationships of the Secretary of Defenses, the Presidents, the generals, and the advisors.
TIts major thesis is that the Pentagon has become a immensely powerful force in propogating war and paranoia, Caroll believes that the Pentagon has been wrong nearly every time.
SHARE Wednesday, July 4, 2007 A Pledge
Can most American-born adults disassociate the ideas of liberty from a freely-flapping flag? Can they accept that the star-spangled banner can symbolize injustice? Could they ever accept that their beloved flag-draped America has become the land of the unfree and home of the knave? I think not.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 1, 2007 "Armed Madness" - A Review
To sum up the book I close in Palast's own words:"You want to say that George Bush is an evil sonofabitch: I'd go further: he's UN-AMERICAN. And that's why he lost the election TWICE. So, I'm asking you again. What are you going to do about it?"
SHARE Wednesday, June 27, 2007 "Their" Country
30 years ago the top 1% of the population received 9% of the national income; today they receive 16%.Most of the time when we discuss inequality we talk of the inequality of income distribution rather than wealth distribution mainly because income is easier to measure accurately than wealth.But in all societies,wealth inequality is far greater than income inequality;few of us have negative income,a considerable number have..
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Construction Zone
I think that we have to consider what tasks a Democratic administration will need to perform to get America rolling again.It is questionable whether the Democrats, who in the past six years have been more Demowimps (or Wimpocrats), will be up to the task, but in the ever narrowing difference between the only two realistically winnable parties, what other choice do we have?
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 23, 2007 What is a traitor?
It is time to be specific; time to frame our clarion call; time to shout from the electronic rooftops: Bush and Cheney are traitors to America.