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Samuel Vargo worked as a full-time reporter and editor for more than 20 years at a number of daily newspapers and business journals. He was also an adjunct English professor at colleges and universities in Ohio, West Virginia, Mississippi and Florida for about a decade. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in English (both degrees were awarded by Youngstown State University).


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Pteranodon in flight: This thing looks a lot like Destination America's .Mountain Monsters depiction of the Snallygaster, an 800-pound flying reptile with a humungous wingspan that legend has it, inhabits Preston County, W.Va., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 25, 2014
Yes, West Virginia, there is a Snallygaster Destination America's "Mountain Monsters" series features the AIMS team - a group of West Virginia native sons who go after mysterious creatures that are said to inhabit the remote hills and forests of the Mountain State. And although this is an entertaining show, with a colorful cast, how much monster hunting in reality TV is too much. Or is this show, with its formula reality format, simply too much?
Lance McIntire, slain by an Omaha, Neb., police gang unit in early April, and his wife, Ashley, had a beautiful life together until his murder., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 3, 2016
Family of slain member of the Omaha Tribe will not let the police get away with "murder" The family of a slain Native American in Omaha, Neb., will be filing civil and criminal charges against the Omaha Police Department for killing their relative. American Indians are the biggest target of police violence in Nebraska and country wide, as well.
Phillip High Bear was brutally murdered in the drunk tank of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's jail last September., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Death of a 33-year-old man maced, tied & beaten by tribal cops in a drunk tank has the Lakota demanding action! The Cheyenne River Sioux people are upset that a 33-year-old tribal member was killed in a drunk tank by tribal police last fall. Now the FBI's involved and the tribe, along with other Oglala Lakota Indians, want answers.
.I'm not a human resource! I'm a human being!., From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 4, 2014
Welcome to the Flesh Farm-- The Human Resources Involved With Just Being Human While visiting a company recently, I saw a sign that read "Human Resources" and I tossed around the implication of this business buzzword. Are we only resources? Have we totally dehumanized our brothers and sisters as being nothing more or less than homo sapient machines? And historically, some groups of people have classed other groups into a "subhuman" class, which is a much more jarring and unsettling notion.
From opednews.com/populum/uploadphotos/s_300_upload_wikimedia_org_80363_800px-Richard_Sherman__28American_foo, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 29, 2014
What ever happened to good sportsmanship? Bad sportsmanship is so prevalent these days that it's almost become acceptable. Athletes and fans act out not only with hostility, but sometimes even with violence. But should we now ask ourselves is it safe to attend an NFL game? Is Missy or Junior going to learn anti-social traits like bullying by playing midget league football or T-Ball?
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 23, 2014
Police brutality? Watch this YouTube video -- It's not meant for those with weak stomachs The Long Beach, Calif., police are justifying the severe beating of a man, saying there's more to the story than meets the eye. But after watching this YouTube torture for five minutes, most would click off the video after less than a minute of this sadistic bludgeoning.
From flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/19405705362/: Everything Donald Trump comes up with is an outrageous and horrendous , From Images
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 27, 2016
Donald Trump, "The Man of Steel", has a collosal meltdown! Donald Trump plans to rebuild American with American made steel. Hey cowboy, how's that going to come out of the blast furnace?
The proliferation of opiate abuse, including painkillers and even heroin, isn't just a 'big city thing' anymore. Some areas of Appalachia have drug abuse rates eight times higher than the national average., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 29, 2015
Appalachia's heroin and opiate problem is insideous, sad, and seemingly unstoppable. Appalachia's addiction to one of the most powerful and addictive drugs, heroin, is growing at an alarming rate. At one time, not too long ago, when people thought of a 'junkie', an image of an emaciated homeless guy in the heart of New York City or Los Angeles came to mind, not a disabled coal miner in West Virginia or Kentucky.
1868 Peace Commission, Lakota, Fort Leramie, From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 30, 2018
The Fort Laramie Treaties are the backbone of law statutes governing High Plains Indian lands Two treaties - the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851 and the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 - are the backbone of law statutes mandating that fracking concerns should not be allowed to operate in Converse County, Wyo., if a consensus of Native American tribes do not want them to operate here.
Cloven Bundy or Clivan Bundy? FOX News made this terrorist tax cheat a modern-day patriot, but when Bundy turned racist, Sean Hannity et al, ran for the Nevada hills., From ImagesAttr
(46 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 27, 2014
Sean Hannity's Cheerleading of a Domestic Terrorist Should Lead to His Own Well-Deserved Unemployment The fact that Clivan Bundy is a greedy tax cheat and a terrorist led him to FOX News fame, even patriotism by the likes of Sean Hannity and other FOX News pundits. Only when the world saw a raving racist did the phonies at FOX turn coat and run for the Nevada hills.
Tim Ryan is the U.S. Representative of the 13th District. Although not politically famous like Hillary's other Ohio runing-mate pick, Sherrod Brown, Ryan comes with little scandalous baggage, but what has he really done except to write a meditation book?, From GoogleImages
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 18, 2016
Hillary Clinton picks U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan as a potential running mate - Hey Hillary, who's Tim Ryan? If Hillary Clinton wants a young, good-looking running mate who'll most likely do whatever she tells him to do, she has a winner in U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of the 13th Congressional District. Who is Tim Ryan anyhow? Well maybe if you read this little ditty, you'll discover a thing or two about him.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 28, 2018
An Oglala Lakota Attorney is fighting big gas companies on public lands in Converse County, Wyo. People are getting sick from flaring and other by-products of the rampant fracking operatives ongoing in Converse County, Wyo. An Oglala Lakota Sioux attorney and activist, Mario Gonzalez, is fighting to quell this monstrous project on public lands, but the tribes and the non-Native communities in the area must do a lot more to stave-off fracking on private lands if they want a better Wyoming.
At least 10 San Francisco policemen formed a makeshift firing squad and killed this man, identified as Mario Woods, in the Bayveiw aread of the city Dec. 3 about 5 p.m., From ImagesAttr
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 4, 2015
San Francisco Police Execution Squad-- Are Americans Being Conditioined to Accept Police Slaying Unarmed People? San Francisco cops executed a 26-year-old city man Thursday in what can only be described as a firing squad. What's happening to America? Why do we even have cops if they act in such arrogant, tyrannous, despicable, violent ways? Though I don't believe in conspiracy theories, I can't help but wonder if the powers-that-be are trying to condition and and harden the American public to the police slaying unarmed people.
From flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/28512617446/: Vladimir Putin carrying his buddy Donald Trump - watch out if .The Don, From Images
(92 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 8, 2016
Donald Trump's 'man crush' on Vladimir Putin isn't only disgusting, it's a harbinger of what may come Donald Trump loves strong-arm leaders and in particular, Russian President Vladimir Putin. There is something very peculiar about a Presidential candidate for what is supposedly a democratic country being so enamored with a tyrannical President of an Eastern Bloc country that has always been an adversary to the USA.
Plastic bottles and garbage on the bank of a river - if Nestle' Waters has its way, it seems the only fresh water in your world will come in plastic bottles., From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Say hello to Nestle' and its top bottle man, the meanest corporate vampires in the world Nestle' is the meanest corporation in the world. And despite his seemingly caring, "nice guy" approach, Nestle's Chairman and CEO has a mean-spirited business acumen, too. Yes, Nestle' is intent on making water not a free public resource, but a salable product, and the masses will spend an ever-increasing portion of their money on water. Face it, without water in your life, there is no life.
It's rather commonplace to see this seal displayed on the bumper stickers of cars in the Sooner State. The largest tribal grouping of American Indians live in Okloahoma, with nearly 190,000 enrolled members there and almost 300,000 members the world over., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 13, 2017
A'ho, Cherokee Nation and Way to Go! You stopped ongoing radioactive pollution in the Sooner State! Chalk up a big win for the Cherokee Nation. They just stopped further dumping of radioactive waste in a little corner of Oklahoma.
What is the true face of America now?, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 7, 2014
The politics of heroin: Trying to break the dangerous wild horse Heroin has become a political monster in America. The arrival of April Fools' Day saw federal and state officials nationwide involved in many political acts - with consequences and intended remedies designed and created to thwart this epidemic horror. One thing's for sure - nobody's joking around about the stark realities involving heroin.
Looking every bit like his usual angry, hateful self, it's time to question whether Donald Trump is mentally fit to handle his new job., From GoogleImages
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 17, 2017
Trump: "Not Only Do I Ride the Crazy Train, I'm Its No. 1 Engineer and Off-the-Rail Pilot!" Donald Trump is an emotional mess. Do you trust him with the nuclear codes for America's stockpile of nuclear arms? Is he mentally fit to handle having such power at his disposal?
Eric Holder's caricature sort of shows the Attorney General talking out of both sides of his mouth at once. Is Holder's equivocating a mere personality disorder or is it because he became Obama's .sin eater.?, From ImagesAttr
(53 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 6, 2015
A 'Sin Eater's' Mess: DOJ's Report Freeing Darren Wilson of Blame and 26 Recommendations for Fixing the Ferguson Police The U.S. Department of Justice's report, issued Wednesday, March 4, in a set of two-tiered, separate set of legal findings and opinions only muddles up the current state of law and order in not only Ferguson, but in the United State of America, overall.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 23, 2018
Tribes Fight Final Permitting, Due in August, for the Rosemont Copper Mine Final Permitting for the Rosemont Copper Mine is taking place in Washington, D.C., this month but several groups, including American Indian tribes, are fighting this ecological vamp;ire.
a row of Harleys, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 29, 2018
So, are your loyalties with Harley-Davidson or Donald Trump? Man, that's a dumb question! Will Donald Trump's reaction in tweets to Harley-Davidson affect the loyal upholders of this All-American brand? No, not in this world. Harley-Davidson seems to enjoy inelastic demand and its buyers and riders will throw Trump under the bas before they turn their backs to that corporate name surrounded by flying wings.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 14, 2018
South Dakota's Republican Primary Race is a Dogfight! Neither of the Republican contenders for South Dakota's heated and tough gubernatorial race have an interest in what the state's American Indian populace believes in, or holds as important and salient. It's a tough sell, all this fighting over the old governor's mansion in Pierre', and many Lakota Natives are just shaking their heads with angst, disappointment, and even despair.
A beautiful river in Florida, the state's longest, and one of the most unique rivers in the U.S.A., is now under seige by greed and corruption., From GoogleImages
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The St. Johns River, a pristine natural treasure, falls prey to the greed of the Koch Borthers and their powerful allies David and Charles Koch, along with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, now running on the Republican ticket for President, and current Sunshine State Governor Rick Scott, are all part of a deal that allows Koch Industries' highly profitable paper and pulp company, Georgia-Pacific, to dump millions of gallons of toxic waste per day into the St. Johns River in Florida. But the final word is now in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Do you know this guy? Sure you do, he's more famous than Barack Obama and Kenny Chesney combined! But he's hardly as funny as John Belushi. And nobody's wondering what city he's visiting next., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 15, 2014
Going with the Flo: The Longevity and Effectiveness of a Serialized Advertising Character Televised advertisements are often meant to be funny. Some are, some aren't, but most would say the majority of ads are real duds. Oftentimes what's being advertised is overlooked or overshadowed by advertisers' attempts at humor. Are these ads effective? Instead of hiring teams of MBAs with marketing degrees, why not hire a few out-of-work or marginally employed stand-up comics and gag writers?
Police brutality? Will it ever end or is it just the werewolves fangs behind the smiley face that American cities and municipalities are pasting over such terms as community policing?, From ImagesAttr
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Wearing a badge today, is it a license to kill? With the killing of a homeless man outside a Los Angeles homeless shelter, it seems that wearing a badge gives someone a license to kill. After looking over a video shot by a bystander of the incident, it's not a bias against the police to ask, "Is there something wrong with this picture?" No, it's just common sense to see that what happened on the southern California sidewalk was most likely murder in broad daylight.
From flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/5471912349/: Is he mean? You betcha. Is he predatory, like a wild beast? Yeppers. Do, From Images
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 18, 2016
Donald Trump's unpredictability is his scariest trait Among a long list of very negative attributes, what scares this writer, along with many other people in the world right now, is Donald Trump's unpredictability. He's liable to do and say just about anything.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 22, 2014
Suspected serial polluter of the Ohio River Watershed to have his day in Cleveland federal court An alleged serial polluter of the Mahoning River in Youngstown, Ohio, faces violation of the U.S. Clean Water Act in a Cleveland federal court Monday, March 24.
This serial polluter of the air in the Upper Ohio Valley was in violation of the law before it even began operations in 1993, critics somplain., From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 4, 2015
With 195 violations for emissions in four years, should things remain 'business as usual' for a smoky dragon? With 195 emissions violations over the course of the last four years, Heritage Thermal Services Inc., the U.S. EPA is issuing a Finding of Violation for the Clean Air Act violations, yet the company has a cavalier attitude about this problem. Health statistics show that the poisons, including heavy metals, the company's stack burns are causing very high cancer rates here.
Bill & Hillary Clinton - The future awakens for these two dysfunctional power trippers and their ever-going mess of 'hillbilly-ized' antics and scandals., From FlickrPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 7, 2016
It's the Hill and Bill Show - Welcome back to the hillbilly White House! Welcome back to the hillbilly White House! We're in for the better part of a decade, probably, if Hillary Clinton becomes president. It will be filled with scandal, dishonesty, and treachery, just like the "good old days" when her country boy husband was our 42nd President.
Colorado River, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 23, 2018
A lot of water (and money) has gone down the river since 1964 for the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe Mario Gonzalez, attorney for the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of California, is fighting a federal battle to get this tribe their due moneys from a 1965 legal guarantee that they have a lot of water that has gone down the river, or, more peculiarly, this water was used by a California municipal body in place of the Chemehuevi people.
Sometimes setting fire to an petroleum drenched swamp is a good thing and the only course of action, as here in remote, wooded swamp tucked inside Bayou Sorrel, La., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 7, 2016
A Big Rebel Yell: The Deep South has more than its share of H2O woes The Deep South, long associated with being business friendly and open to new business pursuits of many varieties, is getting litigious in fighting against companies that are destroying land and polluting water. Southern hospitality comes with a really mean redneck side. Southern communities and even states are seeing red over continued ecological destruction.
Washington Redskins Chief Zee - Is he honoring American Indians? Team owner Daniel Snyder and many of the team's devoted fans might believe so, but many Native Americans would like him to wear normal street clothes to the NFL team's games., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 22, 2015
American Indian Mascots and Team Names Need to be Retired and Banned American Indian team names and mascots from the high school to college and professional sports levels create a cultural insensitivity and racist attitude towards real aboriginal people. The proliferation of these Indian team names and mascots have an avalanche effect - from badly written articles and headlines by racist, hack sportswriters to throngs of drunken revelers wearing headdresses at parties.
The consummate con-man, Bill Clinton: This
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Lies, lies, and more lies Lies, lies, and more lies. It's what was thrown around a lot during Bill Clinton's speech. And although the overall biographical facts might have been right on the mark, the general theme of Hillary and Bill's storybook romance has been anything but this. In fact, it's been a romantic trainwreck!
Just another Arizona sunset. And federal legislators have passed legislation hidden inside a 1,600-page defense bill allowing for a land swap of 2,400 acres of sacred ceremonial pristine desert wilderness to be turned into a colossal copper mine., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 12, 2014
Sticking a sneaky swap of Apache land in a 1,600-page defense bill isn't a law, it's larcency! A land-swap of 2,400-acres of Apache ceremonial and ancestral lands isn't a law, it's larceny. But U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.0 and other Arizona legislators are hell-bent for digging copper out of the ground there, stealing this land, and creating an environmental vampire in the process.
Well-written literary fake news., comedy, and satire are so filled with absurdity, nonsense, hyperbole and utter malarkey that nobody sees it as anything other than BS. Like it or hate it, even Benjamin Franklin spent some time writing the stuff., From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Why I write comedy, satire, and yes, even "fake" news An attack on 'fake news' is an attack on the First Amendment. Slander and libel laws have been designed to punish those creating hard copy stories without any satiric or comedic value from misleading the public. Let these right-wingers take a slice at fake news and soon, they'll be after real, substantive, accurate news. Wait and see.
Indian chiefs wearing headdresses are usually painted on canvas or photographed in grainy black and white as old men. Their headdresses weren't slapped together in 20 minutes in some Third World sweatshop. No, each feather came as an award., From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 12, 2014
For Only Two Andrew Jackson Greenbacks, Any Diva Can Look Like an Indian War Chief Culture Vulture celebrities are wearing the First Nation's headdress around with seeming impunity and are relishing in the attention they're getting by making this very important Indian icon a fashion ornament. But Native Americans aren't very happy with this, and they're being quite vocal in opposition to making the headpiece part of a woman's wardrobe.
Can we call Donald Trump by the F word yet? Is it too soon to hit him with that label or has he passed the litmus test, if there actually is such a test for an autocratic dictatorial leader., From GoogleImages
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 10, 2017
Can we call Donald Trump the "F" word yet? If it walks like a duck and squawks like a duck...Well, we know the drill! Donald Trump has shown many signs of being a fascist leader and in this opinion, many of these warning indicators are discussed and analyzed.
From flickr.com: Donald Trump - Caricature, From MyPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 11, 2018
Trump needs to take a 'hands off' approach when it comes to Robert Mueller Donald Trump had better leave Robert Mueller alone if he plans to continue on his rocky and calamitous Presidency. If he continues to attack Mueller and eventually fires the man leading the special investigation into Trump's alleged criminal misdeeds, the Republican power elites will have to pull Trump from the political game.
The Yellowstone River saw a deluge of between 40,000-50,000 gallons of oil leaked into it by an antiquated pipeline on Jan. 17., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 25, 2015
Yellowstone River spill should be considered a harbinger The Yellowstone River pipeline break on Jan. 17, which saw an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 gallons of crude oil seep into the public waterway, is only an example of more disaster to come. Stiffer criminal penalties need to be levied against those involved with such acts of what many environmentalists consider to be acts of eco-terrorism.
Donald Trump is considering buying the island of Greenland, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 18, 2019
Donald Trump Scores a Jackpot of Craziness with His Plans to Buy Greenland With America's infrastructure crumbling, its stature on a global scale dwindling, racial and social tensions on the rise, it's hard to believe the president of the United States might have a serious notion to purchase Greenland, but it's been all over the news the past few days.
Trump attacks the 'fake media' President Trump spoke about the media while at the Celebrate Freedom Concert in Washington D.C. on July 1. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: ..., From YouTubeVideos
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 17, 2018
What's Wrong With The News These Days? A Fake President Throwing A Lot Of Vitriol Around, Targeting The Media Donald Trump's unrelenting attack on the media is scary and very much against everything America stands for -- this dim-witted wannabe autocrat's vitriol against the media will only leave "The Donald" with blood on his hands if something horrific occurs in a newsroom somewhere in America while he's in office.
James Magaska Swan isn't a fluff and feathers sort of Indian, and although he's a powow fancy dancer, he's also a militant activist., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 29, 2016
Activism for James Magaska Swan goes back to his high school days James Magaska Swan's activism goes all the way back to when he was a student at a charter high school in Seattle, Wash., that had an enrollment of only Native American children. Today, his United Urban Warrior Society, with more than 30 chapters throughout the USA and Canada, fights for the rights of American Indians, and other races, too, even Caucasians who really don't have a group to defend them.
An ugly scene that is entirely manmade: A beach invasion of garbage, and much of it is plastic., From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Plastic pollution is an environmental horror story with a never-ending plot Plastic is non-biodegradable. Every bit of plastic ever produced is still around, in some shape or form. In a consumer-driven society, much of this plastic ends up in the ocean, not in landfills. It's a threat to humankind's food supply, and also, to the habitat of the world's wildlife. It's an environmental nightmare that keeps getting creepier and creepier. Some plastic can be recycled into fuel, which is a good thing.
Santa Muerte, the mysterious and scary Saint of Death, has been a craze in Mexico for quite some time and is gaining pop status worldwide now., From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 7, 2016
Meet the Blessed Mother's kick-ass Sister, with a skull for a face and pistols firing, whose fold claims gets results The Saint of Death, Santa Muerte, has long been the craze in Latin American countries, particularly Mexico, but she's crossed the border to the land of milk and honey and is becoming a craze here, too. Who is she? Who worships this skeleton saint and why?
Does it look like this unarmed behavioral therpaist who was doing his job trying to get a patient back to a group home is a threat to anyone? Well the police must have thought so - they shot him, then handcuffed him., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 22, 2016
Sorry, "I don't know...," isn't good enough If you're a young or even a middle-aged black man, watch out, the police may have you in their rifle scopes. North Miami police shot a man who is a behavioral therapist, doing his job trying to get an autistic patient back to a group home for the emotionally disturbed, when he was gunned down by the cops. "I don't know...," was the reason the policeman said when asked why he shot Charles Kinsey.
Make no bones about it, the poster of this placard doesn't mind getting profane about holding true feelings back about this draconian act, which needs to go., From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 31, 2015
There's nothing patriotic about the PATRIOT Act, and there is no proof it's even working The Patriot Act needs to go by the wayside and now's as good of a time to get rid of this thing as ever. It's just an excuse to eat away at our civil liberties, and if the federal government wants to begin securing the country from foreign threats, it had better begin with keeping these pasky gyrocopter drivers, drone enthusiasts, and fence jumpers off the White House lawn.
Oak Flat is sacred Apache ceremonial land that needs to stay just the way it is - no copper mine could ever replace its pristine beauty., From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 14, 2016
President Obama's decree may save sacred Apache ceremonial land from being made into a copper mine Designating Oak Flat as a National Historic Place could nix plans for making this sacred Apache site into a copper mine owned by foreign interests. But there are no guarantees. Arizona federal legislators John McCain, Paul Gosar, Ann Kirkpatrick and Jim Flake did their best late last year - in December 2015 - to stealthily and sneakily stick legislation calling for this land swap of sacred Apache land into a defense bill.
Stephen Harper's caricature seems more of an actual portrait anymore., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 20, 2014
The RCMP, the Highway of Tears, and a Prime Minister Who Doesn't Care With around 1,200 cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada over the course of the last few decades, one would think the Canadian Prime Minister would want to take urgent and drastic action to find the root of the cause of this nightmare. But P.M. Stephen Harper has no such intention, and many Indian people feel the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are the primary culprits here.
In the midst of the worst water resource crisis in more than 500 years, California doesn't need the the fracking industry's H20 woes, or its other problems, like earthquakes or ground water contamination and air pollution.., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 21, 2014
Many Californians are Telling Big Oil & Gas to 'Frack Off!' California isn't buying what Big Oil and Gas are selling. It will be interesting to see how well fracking succeeds in the Golden State, which has always been a trend-setter for the rest of the country.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 8, 2018
Ivanka and Kim teaming up on prison reform will only lead to big losing, all around What are Ivanka Trump and Kim Kardashian going to do about prison reform in America? Although their intent might be good, it's hard to believe in the reality show world of the current White House, the grand diva of the world's most famed reality show, "Keeping up with the Kardashaians," has taken on such a role. It's sad, but funny, too. Humorous enough to incite a lot of humor by late-night comics yet a tragedy, too.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 26, 2014
Is it John or Jane Law's Duty to Protect and Serve? Well, Not Always (Part One) Vile and evil are these incidents associated with police misconduct and equivocated abuse of power. Killing unarmed citizens with no threat whatsoever to them, these police shouldn't be wearing badges. No, they should be behind bars. Even screaming and swearing at middle-school children on a school bus shouldn't be tolerated by the civil servants employed by the public's trust.
During a Congressional delegation to Haiti, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi gives a warm smile and firm handshake to a fellow American involved with peacekeeping efforts on the Caribbean island., From FlickrPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 1, 2016
Nancy Pelosi is renamed House Dem Leader, winning over Timmy What's His Name In a time of crazy surprises at the federal government level, it's good to know that Nancy Pelosi was re-elected as the Democratic House Leader. She beat Tim Ryan of Ohio's 13th District, her sole challenger Wedmesdau.
The mustard-colored Animas River is a gift of the EPA, which blundered in working on an abandoned gold mine and opened a Pandora's box of heavy metals., From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 10, 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency needs to change its name to the Environmental Pollution Agency The EPA is supposed to be a protector of the environment. Isn't that obvious - because it's even in the agency's name? But when the EPA is the cause of a horrible river spill, it's time to take notice and maybe even consider a name change.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 18, 2014
This Texas Sheriff Says He's Not Any Lone Ranger in His Quest to Bring a Fracking Waste Polluter to Justice A Texas sheriff is not acting alone in going after a trucking company that allegedly dumped fracking waste onto two roadways. Although the media has reported Karnes County Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva as a 'lone ranger' in bringing criminal charges against a trucking company allegedly responsible for a fracking-waste spill, Sheriff Villanueva says two state agencies may file criminal charges, not his department.
Hillary Clinton - Caricature, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 3, 2016
Oh Hillary! The writer of this op-ed did a "hatchet job" of the Canadian national anthem, "O Hillary" in celebration of America's 2016 Fourth of July extravaganza. Not to leave out that little email problem that Hillary has. And now the F.B.I.'s involved. My my my!
One More For The Road? Lynyrd Skynyrd is very well represented on any Classic Rock station and some of their great songs are now Rock & Roll anthems., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Why is the stylus stuck on 1994, then it skips back to 1979? Classic Rock has taken over the airwaves, but where is all the new talent hiding - all the up-and-coming Rock & Rollers? Is Cyberspace Communism somehow to blame? Can and will the music industry take some bold moves to prevent Internet piracy of Copyrights? A lot more action is required. And this very important, influential and powerful industry must become much bolder and tougher if this criminality is to end.
Nancy Reagan later in life. She died Sunday at age 94 at her home in California. - Wikimedia Commons, From GoogleImages
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 7, 2016
Nancy Reagan's life was far from charmed, but she managed to make it into the stars Nancy Reagan was a victim of a broken home and was also a victim of McCarthyism. She was the ultimate snob and seemed to relish in this label. Yet, she was a woman of courage and in her own way, was a trend setter.
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Controversy Sparked by L. Brooks Patterson A longtime politician in an affluent Detroit suburban county has created fury for comments he made about Native Americans and the Motor City in a January issue of "The New Yorker".
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Is it John or Jane Law's Duty to Protect and Serve? Well, Not Always (Part Two) The second part of a two-part combo on transgressions by those employed to protect and serve the public is more of the same sort of hard-copy horrors that make police chiefs and mayors cringe, not liking this type of PR. These articles were taken from big and small newspapers, alternative online mags, and some TV news websites. It's 98% hard-copy, with little editorializing. It's circumstantial.
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All are sick with this "Carpenter, you have spilled the whiskey" news Santa Fe Texas this past Friday was a tragedy and a travesty, but there will surely be more school shootings on the horizon. The equivocating debauchery of our federal leaders and a blind obedience to the NRA will make it so. And Donald Trump's tough talk, his rhetoric of vitriol and violence, and his disdain for law and order certainly are not helping matters in this volatile corner of the American scene.
John Kasich started his Governorship in Ohio on some pretty rocky political soil, but he's expected to win his second term by a landslide., From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 3, 2014
Ohio's Top Democratic Ticket Implodes, Republicans Expected to Win Big on Nov. 4 With two top candidates on Ohio's Democratic ticket succumbing to outrageous and embarrassing scandals, Republicans are expected to have a grand day on Nov. 4, not only on the state level, but the city and even the village levels.
.Rolling Stone. magazine falters when it comes to reporting social issues, and a recent 9,000-word article on a UVA freshman girl being allegedly gang-raped by seven fraternity members might hold dire consequence for the glossy tabloid., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 6, 2014
"Rolling Stone" has some big stones hurled their way "Rolling Stone" magazine didn't do the rising social concern of rape on university campuses any justice with Sabrina Rubin Erdely's article: "A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA;" no, it set this issue back to the Dark Ages. . . ."Rolling Stone" needs to focus on musicians, TV stars, and glitterati, and keep clear of the heavy atomic issues like rape.
The Canadian flag flies proudly as Canada is prepping itself for a big federal election on Oct. 19., From ImagesAttr
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Some thoughts on Canada's upcoming federal election on Oct. 19 Canada's federal election, which includes voting for Prime Minister, is a little more than a month away, on Monday, Oct. 19. In the overall scope of things, right now this election is of much more importance than next November's U.S. presidential election, yet most Americans don't know or seem to care about this upcoming event. This is scary that America has become so myopic.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 21, 2014
How's the weather? Climate change is upon us, but, according to experts, it isn't too late yet, if everyone does some drastic lifestyle changing. Even as bad as it seems, with the polar ice caps melting, the tipping point won't be until it starts getting unlivable at the equator. That's when the tipping point will be upon us all.
Is this a depiction of a friendly wrestling match or does it look more like a violent attack?, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 18, 2016
Whitesboro, N.Y.'s seal is not a depiction of a 'friendly wrestling match' and is a violent and racist portrayal Is the village seal of Whitesboro, N.Y. a depiction of a friendly wrestling match or is it an emblem of violence and racial hatred? Many feel the seal should be taken down and even late-night comic Stephen Cobert put on his wrestling shoes and wrangled with the little town, which has a population of about 3,700 people.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Is it John or Jane Law's Duty to Protect and Serve? Well, Not Always (Part Three) Was Eric Garner's case of police brutality and his subsequent murder at the hands of the NYPD an oddity? Well, if you tune into cop-watch websites regularly, as egregious and hideous as this "illegal" cigarette vendor's murder was, it is anything but extraordinary. There is a pattern, and also, a sordid culture, of such transgressions. Cop-watch Internet sites are never at a loss to find new material to post daily.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 10, 2015
Trumping Democracy for Fascism: An Invading Star Emerges on the American Horizon With the blind leading the blind in America, will the end result be absolutism, authoritarianism and totalitarianism? It sounds far fetched, but the way things are going, who knows?

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