In the summer of 1994 when I was 15 years old my father and I went down to Mississippi to visit my uncle and his daughter; a cousin of mine I had only seen in photos. I was excited and at the same time scared out of my mind to go to Mississippi. I was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. My father’s side of the family is from a small southern town in Alabama called Marion. I went to several family reunions in Alabama and had a great time. The people were nice and acted as if they knew me my whole life. Mississippi however, was a whole other animal in my mind. I had heard the story of … Continue reading
I realize that physical books are wonderful things, but I am putting out my works EXCLUSIVELY in electronic form, knowing that there are virtually zero wood-fueled power stations in the Western United States. That ought to be statement enough. Continue reading
It is a protest against oligarchy and being used as cannon fodder. HOW that is an “anti-military” anthem is a mystery to anyone not drinking kleptocratic Kool-aid®. Continue reading
Media is invaluable in spreading information about potential health threats. But it is inconceivably dangerous in spreading panic and DISinformation about same. Continue reading
to truly appreciate Goldfarb as a smear-monger, watch this video, from when Goldfarb was John McCain’s internet media manager, and a “national campaign spokesman” Continue reading
As I sit on the futon trying to concentrate on reading Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich for my Existential Philosophy class I find myself unable to stay focused today. There has been another shooting at a school today, and my heart is aching for the loss of more lives due to gun violence. The question “when does it end?” does not even begin to address the issues at hand. Today’s school shooting in Troutdale, OR makes this “74 school shootings since the Newtown massacre less than two years ago.” 74 school shootings. Michael Luciano echoes some of my sentiments in the Daily Banter today, saying: In this country we always talk about how we can better educate The Children to prepare … Continue reading
This is ALSO the antithesis of a free press, and is nothing less than a fascist attempt to control information and bully the so-called mainstream press, aided and abetted by the craven and ignorant stenographers who have supplanted actual reporters in our American newsrooms. Continue reading
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