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Here & There…

Some of you may have noticed that AmericanTribune.org has not published since October 6th. Both my back and computer went out. The computer was upgraded easily enough, but my back is still recovering…

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After a week of intense pain (acute sciatica) I gave up procrastinating and went to the VA emergency room. Meds have given me some relief.

Today, going on 3 weeks later, I still have much the same symptoms and a few more. I’ll have to visit the hospital again. more…

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“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”…

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Credit the saying to Alphonse Karr’s Les Guêpes (The Wasps), 1849. He probably got it from Shakespeare, who in turn most likely paraphrased it from Ecclesiastes 1:9 in the Bible.

Occupy Wall Street…

“The thing that hath been, is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”

As youth born into the post-World War-II generation acted out the ideals of American democracy that they’d been taught, ideals that their fathers and mothers had fought and sacrificed for, they helped create the civil rights and antiwar movements of the ‘60s. more…

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Massa & Tribal Politics…

After 22 yrs of federal prison (including 2 yrs of draconian home arrest), one might think I’d be grateful to be free. All I see is increasing poverty and political enslavement. Y’all call this freedom? We call it minimum-security…and growing worse by the day.

Maybe it takes a few years in prison to see the reality…a good dose of the Naked State without all the frills and propaganda will do that for ya.

At the very top of this concave-sided pyramid is less than 1/10th of 1% of the population living off of the impoverishment of the whole. more…