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Prisoners & Families: Neo-Slavery…

I recall back in 2006 when I was being transferred from the federal prison at FCI Jesup, Georgia, to the prison camp at FPC Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

Getting up at 2:30am, the procedures included stripping, total body-cavity searches, an orange jump-suit and chains from my waist, to hands, to feet. Herded into a bare holding-cell with some 40 other prisoners, we languished until past 10am for the steel-caged prison transport bus. more…

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Criminal Reality Trumps TV fiction…

One of the TV dramas that occasionally catch my eye is “Law & Order.” The other day, one was presented as a fictionalized account of a juvenile judge who sold justice for his private profit.  It was far closer to reality than some viewers may have imagined.

Judge Ciavarelli...

The current issue of the Prison Legal News (PLN, Nov.2011), features an article by Derek Gilna on two Pennsylvania judges that played the real “Cash for Kids” and were subsequently convicted and sentenced. more…

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Free Thought vs. Dogma…

If people wish to believe in mythological and supernatural events, in a personal God or a pantheon of gods, in an existence of their personal selves beyond natural death, and in a codified history that dogmatizes all life, reason and a hereafter, by all means, have at it.

My problem arises when they choose to cross that self-created supernatural line into the domain of natural science and experiential knowledge…then they’re back on my turf.

I will not begrudge their right to believe as they wish, but I will also defend against their lies and false witness to the natural order. more…

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Beauty vs. the Beasts…

I try to resist being a male chauvinist…or at least being called one. But there are occasions when someone of the opposite sex (my personal abiding preference) is so astonishingly beautiful that the concept of “doll” tends to override the knowledge of “person.”

Katrina Voss

Katrina Voss (with apologies to her husband) is one such being.  Her clear beauty is exceeded only by her intelligence and the work she produces. more…

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Election Victories…2011…

Election Day, November 8th, 2011, was most definitely a day we won’t be hearing much about from the corporate conservative media and their procurers…

If we needed any objective evidence to indicate the political direction of the progressive movement, we got a clear signal in yesterday’s voting booths.

Ironically, they are the cause of their own growing defeat. more…

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Occupy Valley Forge…

Once again, due to health issues (sciatica and degenerative arthritis of the lower back and left leg)), I have to apologize for failing to post my regular articles on this site for the past month. Fortunately, I have VA/Medicare coverage and hope to be up and running normally soon. Meanwhile, I’ll do my best to address certain commentary on topical events that I find informative and of potential interest to y’all…

Coming projections...

I’m sure most everyone is following the news related to the awakening of popular protests across the nation, indeed, around the world in the form of numerous “occupations.” In the US, that process started in NYC (Wall Street), September 17th. more…