Glen Ford has a compelling, troubling and revelatory article over at Black Agenda Report entitled, “U.S. Prepares to Gas Russia Into Submission.” Now I’m thinking maybe we should bottom-line the Ukraine fiasco by archly suggesting, “It’s about the Russian energy exp/Read full post »

So, let us of the global 99% watch the war of the Olympic-god-like oligarchs and their pimped out Western AND Eastern political leaders devastate more and more of our collective welfare in the Ukraine, Europe, Russia, here, etc.  Let us note the colossal devastation done and still being done in… Read full post »

According to Julie Hyland in “What the Western-backed regime is planning for Ukrainian workers” the new regime which came to power in the guise of a “democratic revolution” is made up of “former bankers, fascists and oligarchs” and is preparing “dr/

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It comes as no surprise to at least some citizens that the CIA is an intelligence agency that operates outside US law and defies congressional oversight. Interestingly this week, one of its strongest and most consistent apologists, Senator Dianne Feinstein, has outrightly charged the/

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So after an ugly 25-year Middle Eastern trail of blood and tears, dead or maimed bodies, massive displacement and devastation, the US government, its military, its corporate media and its predatory fellow country flunkies, drifting toward fascism as much as the US is, are defying international law, yRead full post »

Re-Post from Open Salon, 10-9-2012

It happened over eight or so years ago. I was working “non-traditional" shifts at a major NYC midtown law firm.

It was early one Fall Sunday night. It was a work night for me.

No matter what my intention, my departure for work usually resembled theRead full post »

What constitutes commitment of a citizen to a nation? Let’s say this particular United States nation.

Blind or myopic or passionate loyalty? Indifference to, numbness of or a profound lack of curiosity in whatever is going on with our tax dollars in the powerful hands of our elected representatRead full post »

Glen Ford in “Hillary and Other Assorted Barbarians at Russia’s Gate”:

When John Kerry praises the “brave Ukrainians” that “took to the streets to stand against tyranny and demand democracy,” he makes common cause with the direct political heirs of the U

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The following are comments off the top of my head in response to TimingLogic's blog -- his blog very worth a read.  TL is right.  The "ego" of a leader or of a "community" or of a "nation" [or of an avaricious "international capitalistic mafia" --  based on the corporate "sociopathic"… Read full post »

Robert Parry writes in “Cheering a ‘Democratic’ Coup in Ukraine”:

There was always a measure of hypocrisy but Official Washington used to at least pretend to stand for “democracy,” rather than taking such obvious pleasure in destabilizing elected governments,

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev last Monday:

“Frankly, the legitimacy of many governmental bodies is in doubt there,” ... “Treating masked men armed with Kalashnikov rifles, who are now circling Kiev, as a government – we would find it difficult working with s

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Don’t hold your breath about a minimum wage increase from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour. But even if it did happen, what would it really mean for a struggling American working -- or, formerly working -- class?

In the “lesser evilism” Obama-world view I should just STFU and apprRead full post »

I knew Obama was not sincere in any humanitarian intentions in Syria.

I knew Obama would not work with Russia to bring peace to Syria. Instead the Obama administration is doing all it can to demonize Russia re the Ukraine situation and re Sochi Olympics and the gay issue. The corporateRead full post »

5 of My Favorite Movie Moments?

1) Teresa Wright in “Shadow of a Doubt” falls but catches herself in time on a sabotaged back stairway and suddenly realizes her psycho homicidal uncle, Joseph Cotten, is now targeting her.

2) Wheelchair-bound James Stewart  in “Rear Window

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I have three blogs that are in various levels of development but I am shooting this one from the hip, so to speak, in five minutes of an adrenalin rush upon arriving home.

Ten minutes ago I left my NYC neighborhood Duane Reade pharmacy and on my way out the doorRead full post »

Maybe you received an email petition from in the weeks before the 2014 Super Bowl demanding that the owners of its team participants -- Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos -- commit to pay their cheerleaders a living wage.

They don’t.

And they didn’t. Commit, that is.Read full post »

I missed the first round of talk about the New York Times’ publication of a moving and forthright letter by Woody Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan of his alleged sexual molestation of her over two decades ago.

Woody Allen is an American icon as well as a human being capable of allRead full post »

Monday late afternoon, in my usual "shot out of a cannon" hustle to get to the subway and work, I was slowed in my tracks at first by a slushy, slippery and flooded street intersection. But then I voluntarily stopped for the absolutely stunning spectacle of snow-covered, neighborhood trees.

I just… Read full post »

 I came across an article by William Rivers Pitt entitled “The Sugar Makes the Poison Taste Sweet”. I am posting a powerful excerpt from it in which Pitt lets his anger rip about the shameless exploitation of a 10-deployment, maimed vet by Obama at the end of his 2014 StatRead full post »

JANUARY 29, 2014 6:35AM

Obama, the Liar, Spins the SOTU


I didn’t watch Obama’s State of the Union address on television tonight. My stomach was not strong enough. (Reminiscent of how Bush’s TV appearances also induced nausea in me.)

Just a little while ago I abandoned the balance of my cappuccino in an upper East Side diner becaus… Read full post »

I’m thinking whistleblower Edward Snowden far better fits the profile of a latter day Paul Revere than Obama’s nomination of the fourth-amendment-eliminating NSA.

Edward Snowden believed that the American citizenry should have the right to know about and to choose for itself how big a parRead full post »

JANUARY 20, 2014 7:07PM

My Recent Visit to the Hoover Dam

 1-20-14 Hoover sign on hiway 


Here are some pictures I took of the Hoover Dam on my recent vacation out West in December.

Here is also some Hoover Dam info I gleaned from wikipedia I'll insert among the pictures.

The dam was built on the border of Nevada and Arizona.

Hoover Dam was once commonRead full post »

Andre Damon in “US Congress passes bipartisan austerity budget” runs down details of the 1,582-page budget that was overwhelmingly accepted by both houses. In fact, it had a fast-tracked approval process Monday through Thursday in the Senate, suggesting that most of the senators neve/Read full post »

Fred Mazelis in “New Jersey governor faces deepening crisis over bridge scandal” writes:

The latest scandal has also called attention to past charges of bullying on the part of Christie. As the New York Times mentioned in a recent story, a Rutgers professor lost state financing afte

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As I followed some stone steps leading through a pretty courtyard to the side entrance of the Unitarian Church of All Souls on the upper East side of New York last Thursday, I drew in a serious lungful of cold, crisp night air to help gird myself for what I was… Read full post »