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Secrets of the Dead…

I watched a couple of interesting shows on Public Television (PBS) last Tuesday night. They commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Back in that October of 1962, I was then 20-yrs-old.

Olga & Vasili Arkhipov…

The PBS show that followed documented the heroism of Vasili Arkhipov, who commanded four nuclear subs on their way to support Cuba at that time. more…

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Rush Limbaugh: Witless Eunuch…

The difference between ignorant and stupid is that ignorance simply implies the lack of knowledge. We are all unknowledgeable to one extent or another. To be stupid, one must be willfully ignorantRush Limbaugh (61) fits this description perfectly.

What continues to vex me is how such a witless eunuch (actually and politically) can garner enough of an American audience to be paid $400 million (2008-16) for his radio show on over 600 stations…arguably the most listened show in America.

Are there truly that many stupid people in the US? more…

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Opposing Romney & Ryan…

The article below was published October 19th by Rabbi Michael Lerner of the organization Tikkun and the Network of Spiritual Progressives (NSP). The author, Daniel Ellsberg, exposed the Pentagon Papers back in 1971. Since that time, Ellsberg has been involved in many progressive causes.

Ellsberg speaks here to the issue of the coming election in less than 3 weeks. It has been edited for space. This site  supports his position completely:

By Daniel Ellsberg:

It is urgently important to prevent a Republican administration under Romney/Ryan from taking office in January 2013. more…

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For What It’s Worth…

Something’s happening here…” The ultra-right doesn’t care how they secure political power—vote, don’t vote, or sing homages to the f***in’ fairies—just so long as they achieve power…

When ultra-right conservatives lie, cheat and steal at every level of their social and political lives, they do so because they utterly and completely believe that that’s what everyone else is doing. It’s all they know; it’s all they were taught in their formative youth. more…