I recently wrote our editor, Melissa Noble (mnoble@salon.com), to request that toritto's blog be reinstated.  Though I am sure it has been sent to the Powers That Be at Open Salon, I copied toritto's explanation from Jonathan Wolfman's blog into my email to her and asked that it be seriously con… Read full post »

This is from a comment I made at the end of (let's hope) Jacob Sugarman's Plagiarism blog thread.  

"What a bunch of vipers you guys are.  

"There will be collateral damage from this.  Maybe me at this point, but that is probably something more to be celebrated by many… Read full post »

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You can run from the truth
You can hide from the truth
You can deny the truth
But you cannot destroy the truth 

Robert J. Burrowes

According to Robert J. Burrowes in “Why Violence?” “no-Self” people run from, hide from, deny the truth. “Self” people reco/Read full post »

I recently came across an interesting article with some bold theorizing by Robert J. Burrowes entitled “The Destruction of Obama.” Burrowes uses Obama’s autobiography “Dreams From My Father” to analyze probable childhood conditioning for what he determines is O/Read full post »

As I  spun through the revolving door of the well air-conditioned office building lobby  (after some rare and serious overtime) I was blasted by a pugnacious heat.

It was a sultry, NYC, early morning summer Saturday.  I noted the tops of some of the skyscrapers had disappeared into a m… Read full post »

1) Political asylum is an internationally recognized right. Snowden’s motives for releasing the surveillance info were in the public interest --and not just the American public’s. It was not for private and self-aggrandizing gains. Snowden discovered a massive government conspiracy to vioRead full post »

Gary Leupp in “Here’s What People Think About You, When You Dis Edward Snowden”:

[followup to open letter to Melissa Harris-Perry] Your colleague Rachel Maddow (who often disappoints me too) did a nice segment last night on the harassment of Bolivian president Evo Morales as h

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Walking about the NYC midtown area once again on Sunday afternoon. Lots of leftover tourists and flags from the July 4th festivities.  A sunny blue sky, gentle cloud formations, shimmering buildings all called out to me for pictures!

 

7-8-13 pink

 

 

7-8-13 window 

 

 

%IMAG… Read full post »

WCW 6/19/13 NYC EMERGENCY Forum Re NSA-Part 1 of 3

WCW 6/19/13 NYC EMERGENCY Forum Re NSA-Part 2 of 3


Wednesday night, June 19, 2013, I attended an enlightening and motivating "emergency" forum for "citizens of conscience" at The Great Hall of Cooper Union in NYC entitled: NO Government Spying onRead full post »

JULY 3, 2013 7:33AM

Unfinished Sentences ...

Unfinished Sentences ...

Are you willing to finish 5 of the 20 below?

1. If I had 24 hours to live ...

2. If I had a million dollars ...

3. Many people don’t agree with me about ...

4. I believe ...

5. God ...

6. In a group IRead full post »

I was about to flip my kitchen wall calendar to July and then realized it wasn’t yet July 1. BAD LUCK. Don't want to tempt fate, after all!

Do I really believe it is bad luck? I don’t THINK so, but nevertheless, I decided to wait.

That set me thinking ofRead full post »

WCW 6/19/13 NYC EMERGENCY Forum Re NSA-Part 1 of 3

WCW 6/19/13 NYC EMERGENCY Forum Re NSA-Part 3 of 3

Wednesday night, June 19, 2013, I attended an enlightening and motivating "emergency" forum for "citizens of conscience" at The Great Hall of Cooper Union in NYC entitled: NO Government Spying on Whole… Read full post »

 

WCW 6/19/13 NYC EMERGENCY Forum Re NSA-Part 2 of 3

WCW 6/19/13 NYC EMERGENCY Forum Re NSA-Part 3 of 3

 

Last Wednesday night, June 19, 2013, I attended an enlightening and motivating "emergency" forum for "citizens of conscience" at The Great Hall of Cooper Union in NYC entitled: NO… Read full post »

 

From the moment Obama became a presidential candidate in 2007, he campaigned vigorously against Guantánamo as a pillar of the flawed and failed Bush-Cheney war policy. He won the election and signed that executive order in his third day on the job, and then – once it became clear

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Obama in Germany

Paul Craig Roberts in “Hypocrisy At The Brandenburg Gate - Stasi in the White House"

Obama’s speech will go down in history as the most hypocritical of all time. Little wonder that the audience was there by invitation only. A real audience would have hooted Oba

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Cooper Union neighborhood near 7 E. 7th Street & Astor Place subway stop:

6-20-13 002

 

6-20-13 008 

 

 6-21-13 004-10

 

6-21-13 006-14 

 

 Citicorp neighborhood on Third Ave. in E. 50s: 

6-20-13 069-1 

 

6-20-13 072 

 

6-20-13 074-2 

 

6-20-13 077-1 

 

%… Read full post »

 

Feeling self-disclosing? Pick your metaphors! (maybe 5-10?)

Are you:

1. More teacher or student?

2. More rose or daisy?

3. More country or city?

4. More physical or mental?

5. More tortoise or hare?

6. More screened porch or picture window?

7. More pogo stick or roller skate?

8. More… Read full post »

Criminal hegemonic war-mongerers, including Obama with his charming PR speech, are among the G-8 power leaders meeting in Northern Ireland to discuss the fate of Syria.

The Obama administration, just as Bush used WMDs for the pre-emptive war with Iraq, is using the bogus “highly confident&rdquoRead full post »

The Observer’s ten-year US correspondent Paul Harris recently wrote a thoughtful article entitled “From hope to fear: the broken promises of Barack Obama.” Here is his summation:

Over the last two weeks, the world has seen an extraordinary series of revelations about the

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Edward Snowden is risking his welfare in order to expose illegitimate surveillance of millions of Americans and foreign peoples who are innocent of any wrongdoing.

Edward Snowden has revealed the betrayal and incompetence of our Congress and judicial system, both unable to watch-dog and prevent suchRead full post »

In “Chomsky: The Boston Bombings Gave Americans a Taste of the Terrorism the U.S. Inflicts Abroad Every Day,” Mr. Chomsky quotes a Columbia University health scientist, Leslie Roberts, who estimated that the fake vaccination program used by the CIA in Pakistan to hunt down bin L/Read full post »

Johnathan Easley in “Ron Paul Warns US Government May Assassinate NSA Leaker Snowden” quotes the former Republican Representative from Texas:

“I’m worried about somebody in our government might kill him with a cruise missile or a drone missile ... I mean, we live in a ba

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The wsws website acknowledges a chilling anniversary for this week: “75 years ago: Nazis round up ‘anti-social elements.’” It discloses:

Mass arrests of Jewish people and others whom the German fascist government determined were “anti-social elements” --

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Paul Street in “Power Served, Millions Betrayed” presents the reality of Obama’s conservative neoliberal ideology and takes on the personality-cultish, propaganda-spun good will so many progressives still cling to regarding Obama:

There is, of course, one group of Americans who

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Re-Post from open salon December 12, 2012 [still a good idea to call your senator and give him or her a piece of your mind -- get it on the record -- for his or her traitorous vote to prolong the FISA Amendments Act!!  (see end of this blog--both my senators… Read full post »