Monthly Archives: January 2015

This Must Stop

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” –Benjamin Franklin I’m sorry folks, I did not want to post this article, but I feel I must. I do not urge anyone … Continue reading

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There But For Fortune

These days, it’s not always easy to keep up with what may or may not be against the law in this freedom- and justice-loving land of ours. Stand still long enough, and the law is only to apt to catch … Continue reading

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They’re All Working Hard … for Us?

“If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master.” –Francis Bacon So now I’m wondering … what else will these honorable folks do, for a little money? Or for a lot? I’m afraid we’ll find out. ++++++++++++++++++++ These … Continue reading

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Will Anybody Hear?

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” –George Orwell In our much-ballyhooed information age, it would seem almost impossible to suppress a 6600-page document of any significance forever. But we shall see. Do … Continue reading

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Pay for the Privileged

“He mocks the people, who proposes that the government shall protect the rich, and that they in turn will care for the laboring poor.” –Grover Cleveland I remember a line from somewhere, questioning the need for anything that is not … Continue reading

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The Spin, The Whole Spin, and Nothing But

“A man’s judgment cannot be better than the information on which he has based it. Give him no news or present him only with distorted and incomplete data, with ignorant, sloppy or biased reporting, with propaganda and deliberate falsehoods, and … Continue reading

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Take It All Back? Why the Hell Not?

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” –Yogi Berra Could this be the next logical step in the determined Canadian opposition to the destructive tar-sands industry? I wonder. It sounds reasonable to me, but we’ll see how things … Continue reading

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