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My name is Kenneth Sibbett and I've been writing all my life. While writing mostly fiction and short stories, I have written many, many articles concerning the welfare of this country and the currents events going on around the world. I was born in the early fifties, when we used to hide under our desks at school in drills in case we were attacked by Russia with nuclear weapons. We have come a long way since then.
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I have been writing my own blog for the online magazine Salon for over two years. Under the name scanners blog on Open Salon,I risen to be one of the most popular writers on the site. For the last two years I have also contributed my time and my ideas to Newstrust.com., an online site that finds and shares good journalism online, so we can make more informed decisions as citizens. We, as reviewers, read dozens of newspapers and magazines articles everyday, to find out the quality and separate fact from fiction. We promote good journalism, news literacy and civic engagement.
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(5 comments) SHARE Friday, January 11, 2013 Steroids, Greenies, and Willie Mays
Should Hank Aaron be in baseball's Hall of Fame? He played during the "Greenies Era", when pills that were nothing but amphetamines were passed around like candy. They improved performance and helped in rehabilitation, just as steroids do.
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Ryan's Family Gets Rich, Vets and the Poor Get the Shaft
While Rep. Ryan is talking about cutting benefits for returning veterans, and cutting out Medicare all together, he and his family are getting rich in bills that he voted for from Big Oil and farm subsidies.This is one of the biggest conflicts in recent memory. Dick Cheney and Halliburton come to mine! Just another politician that has no idea what it takes to run the military.
(9 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 12, 2011 A "Do or Die" Speech for Obama?
Some insight into the speech President Obama will give Wednesday night. If everything that has been written can be believed, it will be the entitlements that will take the major cuts, and again the poor will take the blunt of the cuts in Medicare and Medicaid programs. The right, as usual refuses to bulge on raising the taxes on the top two-percent of this nations rich.The poor can only hope that the cuts aren't too steep.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Paul Ryan's FlipFlop on the Budget
Rep. Paul Ryan at one time, while working with the previous Bush administration, wanted to raise this nation's budget ceiling so Bush could cut the taxes on the top two-percent of the richest people in the country. Now, he wants to cut entitlements to the poor in the form of Medicare and Medicaid to the poor and elderly and hand all the decisions over to the states. This will be the biggest mistake since the invasion of Iraq!
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, April 29, 2011 Obama and Rising Gas Prices
With the price of gas rising faster than at anytime in recent memory, President Obama is paying the cost in the recent polls. But congress is also bearing the blunt, with their ratings at 36% and falling. All this, while there is not a gas shortage. Speculators are making billions by artificially raising the price over the conflict in Libya that in no way affects America.It's all smoke and mirrors and it's killing us all.
(9 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 28, 2011 Rich Sign Petition to Pay More Taxes
There is a movement going on in this country by many of the millionaires who see this country is in trouble and want to pay a fair share in taxes. Over a 100 millionaires have signed a petition to be delivered to the president and the heads of the senate and congress. They have a simple message: I want to help my country and I want the IRS to change the laws so we can pay our fair share and help our country survive.
(12 comments) SHARE Friday, April 19, 2013 Hey.,You., Wanna Buy a Gun?
The Far left, the far right, the middle (such as I), all have our opinions on guns and the right to have them, register them, and the guns or ammunition that people use in them. There will always be disagreements. But as with the Second Amendment, there is the 15th Amendment which is somehow being overlooked here. 90% of Americans are for this bill and 10% and a handful of idiot senators are for it. Something just isn't right.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 17, 2011 Livin' in a Jerry Springer World
Can Rick Perry win the presidency? Of course he can and he may be on his way to the White House. With Obama losing voters everyday that goes with bad job reports, hang on, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 23, 2012 Eating Not So High on the Hog
The right, especially the teaparty morons beholding to Grover Norquist, have left town without fixing the economy and the oncoming Fiscal Cliff. It will be their undoing.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Finally Talking About Bringing Troops Home
It seems it has taken the death of Osama Bin Laden to finally get politicians and journalists talking about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Before this week, if you wanted to read about the wars, you went to the back pages of the newspapers. The budget and the politicians arguing about it has taken the spotlight off of our brave soldiers. It's time we start another conversation. It's time to bring them home.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 26, 2011 Medicare and Ryan's Poison Pill
Theres a new congresswoman in town and the republicans are in a state of shock. A few months ago, no one even knew here name. But now, in a district that has elected very few liberals in the last hunfred years, they have elected a democrat. Why you ask? One reason and one reason only. Rep. Paul Ryan's bill that will dismamtle Medicare and supposely give everyone a voucher. Democrats and conservatives both are up in arms.
(41 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 15, 2013 No Pain Meds for the Poor in NYC?
Billionaire Mayor Micheal Bloomberg has now given himself a doctorate in medicine, if you can believe how he is now cutting off all pain medicine for the poor in NYC. This is a travesty and needs to be stopped by Attorney General Eric Holder.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 16, 2011 Obama, Off and Running
With President Obama already announcing his plans for re-election, was his speech on the Budget Wednesday for everyone or just his base and independent voters.Rep. Ryan called it a campaign stunt in so many words. With fundraisers in Chicago followed by two more on the west coast and one more in New York, he is on his way to be the first presidential candidate in history to reach the one billion war dollar war chest!
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 22, 2011 Time to Let Pakistan Go!
After ten years and twenty billion dollars, what has Pakistan done for the United States? As far as I can tell, nothing but harm. They had to know Osama Bin Laden was hiding for five years in a mansion right under their noses. They have let the Taliban train soldiers and cross over and kill Americans soldiers in Afghanistan, and then run back into Pakistan. it is time to re-assess our relationship with Pakistan!
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, May 16, 2011 Patting Down Babies~Bin Laden Wins Anyway
All Americans are proud of our military for flying into Pakistan and killing Osama Bin Laden. I am glad the last face he seen was an American soldier. But, we have to get over the fear of a terrorist behind every tree and start living again.Yes, we need to be remain vigilant and we need to keep our eye on the ball. But patting down babies and little old women for bombs is just dumb. TSA agents need to us common sense, again!
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 7, 2011 Close it Down, Who Cares?
The poor, the really poor who sleep in cars, stand in line at food banks and sleep any place they can lay their heads, are left out of all arguments concerning the budget battle in Congress. While everything in the budget that conservatives want cut directly effects them. Medicare, Medicaid and even talk of changing Social Security is balancing the budget on the backs of the poor.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Afghanistan, It Is Time to Leave
With President Obama's speech Wednesday night, it is time to take a look at why we are still in Afghanistan and what our long-term objections are. We have been there for ten years, we have finally killed Bin Laden, in Pakistan, and we have broken the back of Al Qaeda in the area. What more can we do there? It is nothing but a money pit and we need to leave as soon as possible. We can do no more to help these people.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 11, 2011 Kicking the Can on Budget Deal
This nation again has punted on doing something about the tremendous deficit that is hanging over this country's head and effecting how we live. After scaring the people who depend of this government to live for weeks, the best they can do is come up with a Stop-Gap measure that will keep the government open until Thursday, when the real budget that itself lasts less than a year is written into law.We should all be ashamed.