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Time and Consequences

Time and Consequences

Three hundred million years ago, life forms were simple, varied, and prolific. They gave no thought to their offspring, simply passed their genes from one generation to the next. Age upon age they passed their life’s essence from one to the other, forming vast fields of sediment rich in carbon based waste. One hundred million […]

Miss Information

Miss Information

Today was another great victory for the political efforts of the Ex-Governor of Alaska Sara Palin as she was named the “Misinformer of the Year.” Media Matters for America announced her as their choice for the winner of the 2010 Glenn Beck Honorary Excellence in Misinformation this year in a staggering seven and a half […]

Who Speaks for Them?

Who Speaks for Them?

In a Nov. 5 op-ed for The Fiscal Times, Bruce Bartlett, former senior policy analyst for the Reagan White House, wondered at the lack of outcry by those who the current recession has hit the hardest. ”It has amazed me since the beginning of the recession that the many millions of those unemployed seem to […]

RIP Don Van Vliet AKA Captain Beefheart

RIP Don Van Vliet AKA Captain Beefheart

Several days ago, the famous musician Don Van Vleet died. Better known as Captain Beefheart, Van Vleet headed Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band for 2 something decades, then became an abstract visual artist. To many fans of 60’s psychedelic rock, Captain Beefheart is second to none. His famous album Trout Mask Replica still resonates today, and few musicians have[...]

Can We Increase Job Growth through Small Businesses?

Can We Increase Job Growth through Small Businesses?

Much research has shown that the majority of the United States workforce is employed by small businesses, but does this mean that all small businesses create new jobs? Seems like we’ve got a problem with the commutative property here. There is no question that small businesses employs a lot of people in the U.S., but […]

Young People and The Death Penalty

Young People and The Death Penalty

My little brother Patrick asked me to come and speak to his incarcerated youth group in a facility about 35 minutes north of New York City. He had realized his voice was being ignored and he wanted to give the young people a different perspective and voice to get his message across. I was headed […]

Will There be a New Martin Luther for the Middle East?

Will There be a New Martin Luther for the Middle East?

While the destruction of the World Trade buildings happened a few years ago, the conflict between the West and the Middle East (the old Arabia) continues. The bombing and death caused by Osama bin Laden and his cohorts could be said to have ultimately been caused by Martin Luther, the man who created the Protestant […]

Tradition: Our Silent Path to Destruction

Tradition: Our Silent Path to Destruction

In the midst of the holiday season, we are surrounded by the theme of tradition in the form of family rituals, remembering the past, and celebrating the same religious days year after year…for years. Tradition offers some senses of stability, comfort, and security. After all, we are taught at young ages, “Practice makes perfect.” I […]

Is Canada Blowing Smoke Regarding Their Cigarette Labeling?

Is Canada Blowing Smoke Regarding Their Cigarette Labeling?

Canada has embarked upon a strenuous anti smoking campaign to welcome in the 21st century. In 2003 the government offered a buyout to farmers in the Ontario tobacco belt. The province was given $300 million to pay farmers the face value of their crops. The caveat being that any farm that took the money had […]

Sarah Palin’s All My Fault

Sarah Palin’s All My Fault

I did it. I confess. Sarah Palin is all my fault. I, and a million other feminists like myself have unwittingly uncorked the gun-totting, gum chewing, bendy-straw sipping Jeannie and there seems to be no way to stuff her back in the bottle unless we admit it, accept the blame and make amends. I know, […]