So as of last Sunday the US State Dept. closed down 19 foreign embassies and facilities in North Africa and the Middle East due to an ongoing “terror alert” begun last Friday based on what Thomas Gaist in "US officials cite deadly drone strike in Yemen to defend NSA spying opera/Read full post »

 

I just read an article called “US Drug Enforcement Agency conceals use of information from NSA mass surveillance programs” by Niles Williamson.

It made me SCREAMING MAD!!!!

Yes, there are lots of things on the assembly line of "FRESH HELLS ‘R’ US" AMERICA, but wait… Read full post »

According to Ryan Gorman of the Daily Mail, on August 2nd an attempt was made to edit the Edward Snowden Wikipedia page to replace the word “dissident” with the word ”traitor." The edit was rejected by a moderator of Wikipedia.

The IP address of the attempting editor had a US… Read full post »

I read this past week that a poll revealed that 4 out of 5 Americans are economically insecure.

I also read that Obama is seriously thinking of bringing back one of the US-economy wrecking balls, Larry Summers, to replace Ben Bernanke as Fed chairman in January.

Of course Obama is.

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Re the NSA scandal, Obama postures that he wants to open a CRIMINAL investigation of what amounts to an information leakage on his own CRIMINALITY in defying our first, fourth and fifth amendment rights. His along with the other two branches of our government.

Fascistic enough for you? It is forRead full post »

July 27, 2013

Melissa,

Toritto is a beloved member of Open Salon. I trust you read toritto's own explanation for the "plagiarism" occurrence as I quoted it in my last email to you.

A good number of us would like to see him able to continue on here.

We recognize that… Read full post »

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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