Tag Archives: Common Dreams

Matters of Life and Death

“The pedigree of honey Does not concern the bee; A clover, any time, to him Is aristocracy.” –Emily Dickinson This may sound weird, but I love bees. If I were allergic to their sting, maybe I’d feel otherwise. As it is, … Continue reading

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If Greed Is Good, What in Hell Can Evil Be?

How would you say “we’re all screwed!” in Greek? I’m no linguist, but it seems we’ll learn soon enough, though it may well be too late.   +++++++++++++++++   We Are All Greeks Now Truthdig * Monday, July 13, 2015 … Continue reading

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Are We Special, Or Just Shameless?

“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.” –Howard Zinn Damn. There’s so much that disturbs me in the following piece, I’m not sure where to start. First, the glaring, obvious idiocy and wrongness … Continue reading

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Now Fear This

Who are America’s enemies anyway? Who truly threatens our national security and survival? Who is our government more than ready and willing to defend us from? Brace yourselves for a shock folks — it’s me! Hard to believe, right? I’m … Continue reading

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Just Rewards

“The financial industry’s 2014 bonuses were double the combined earnings of all Americans who work full-time at the federal minimum wage.” – IPS report Well after all, these solid citizens must be “worth” that extra money, or our benevolent, all-wise … Continue reading

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Great! — Now I Can Sleep at Night … But Can You?

“If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living.” –Seneca At last! Here is something we could really use. I know I can! I mean, don’t we all lie awake at night … worrying and wondering if … Continue reading

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Patriotism, Ho!

“In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us.” … Continue reading

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