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Brain disorders, Public health and Major media in the United States (tags)
The mushrooming of armed citizens shooting individuals and groups has increased since the 1990's. The major media are quick to label people as sick while state governments cut billions from clinics and hotlines.CIT programs are scarce
The Death of the American Dream - The Book (tags)
Special Thanks to everyone who contributed. This would not have been possible without you.
The Occupocalypse at Occupy Oakland (tags)
A first person story of the Nov 14th raid on Occupy Oakland
A Few Minutes with the Real Andy Rooney (tags)
Zenger's Newsmagazine associate editor Leo E. Laurence recalls his meeting with the late Andy Rooney, longtime commentator for the CBS news show "60 Minutes." They encountered each other at the 1996 Republican Convention in San Diego and Rooney personally apologized for his infamous on-air homophobic slur six years earlier.
March 21st Hollywood Peace March or The Revolution Will Not Be Organized (tags)
A re-cap of the peace march that was held on Hollywood Blvd on March 21st, 2009 complete with photographs of the day.
ATTACK OF THE ARCHIE BUNKER CLONES! (activism at the 2008 Rose Parade) (tags)
“. . . Some of us were rather positive in our final analyses, while I tilted toward the negative. . . .”
LAPD ATTACK PEACEFULL MAY DAY CROWD WITH RUBBER BULLETS AND TEARGAS (tags)
It looked like the cops were just running unnecessary drills; scare tactics to freak people out and intimidate them, but it wasn’t really working.
The Improbable Lunch of an American Asshole (tags)
They out number us all.
French Fries in the American Southwest (tags)
Hike the Mojave Desert.
'Twas the Day Before Christmas (tags)
On Saturday, December 24, 2005 a small contingent of Save Our State used the luxury of their holiday to try to prevent day laborers in Glendale from getting work. The legend follows.
Why Do Old People Frown? (tags)
A child gains insight into the world as it is.
Why Do Some Children Believe In Santa Claus? (tags)
FEMA SEZ: Babies are so dope they don't even NEED water! (tags)
Abolish FEMA and jail the bastard running it.
Oceans Eleven Plus One - (Sleezeburger In Paradise) (tags)
All the President's Friends: A Riefenthal Moment in Montgomery County, PA (tags)
Those happy crowds cheering the president’s Social Security wrecking scheme, are being hand picked by Republican Senators, while Republican goons guard the gates to keep out the riffraff.
Land of the Paranoid, Bunker of the Skittish (tags)
December 21, 2004 Bunker of the Skittish Losing It in America By DAVE LINDORFF In this post-Columbine, post 9-11 era, America has simply lost it. Just this past week, a 10-year old girl who brought a pair of scissors from home to school in her school bag to continue work on a magazine clipping class project, was summarily turned over to police in Philadelphia by a bureaucratically blinded principal, who allowed her to be shipped off to jail, handcuffed, in a police wagon. The principal didn't even bother to notify the frightened child's mother, who learned of her daughter's ordeal when police detectives called her and said they had her daughter in a holding cell. The school district is justifying its over-the-top handling of this incident by citing the several hundred cases of weapons and sharp objects being brought into Philadelphia schools this year, as well as some serious incidents of attacks on students by other students. Earlier, a young boy's parents in Ohio were interrogated by detectives from the local sheriff's office because their junior high school son, in a classroom discussion on the war in Iraq, had opined that he hoped American soldiers would all be killed in that military adventure. The boy had not engaged in violence, nor threatened it; he had merely expressed a perhaps unpopular and unpatriotic political wish. The list of these over-zealous persecutions of children resembles nothing so much as the mentality of the Puritans during the Salem witch trials. I experienced a little of this madness myself when my son's second-grade teacher called his mother and me in for a meeting. We had no idea what the problem was but the woman sounded dead serious. When we arrived, she sat us down in the classroom and handed us a sheet of drawing paper, saying in a voice that sounded like someone had just died, "I found your son drawing this in class." We looked at the page, on which were neatly arrayed a set of artfully drawn swords of all types-daggers, scimitars, cutlasses, epees, broadswords, dirks and the like. We both broke out in laughter, to the teacher's dismay. Our son, we explained, was fascinated with medieval weaponry, and this was a graphic cataloging of his knowledge. What did she think? That our second-grade, 48-lb son was going to come to school with a Roman broadsword and decapitate a few classmates someday? The teacher looked skeptical, but the matter was quietly dropped. What made this visit so annoying was that our son has never shown the least sign of violent or aggressive behavior, and in fact is known for his openness and willingness to be friends with everyone he meets. What is going on here? Universities report that they are losing foreign students, who used to flock to this country to study, because the immigration service now makes it so difficult for anyone from overseas to get a student visa. Many potential students have just given up the idea of going to the U.S. because it's not worth the hassle or the unpredictability of the visa process. Even in Taiwan, where I taught last spring, which has yet to send a terrorist to American shores and which probably ranks among the most pro-American societies in the world, frustrated students say they are given the third degree when they apply for a visa to study in the U.S. Every foreign student these days is viewed as a potential terrorist! The Home of the Brave has become the Bunker of the Skittish. It's not that the nation has become less safe, either. Schools always had bullies, kids with knives, and in fact, by most measures, the crime rate has been falling (though you wouldn't know this if you get your news watching local television). And don't get me wrong. I don't want kids coming to school with guns either. But probably the best way to guard against that would be to make it harder for them to get guns-something our perverse society and political leadership seem averse to doing. What seems to have gone wrong is this notion that bureaucratic rules and draconian punishments will cure the problem. Principals and teachers, like those involved in the above incidents are checking their common sense at home and turning into slavish automatons on the job. Administrators are handing down so-called "zero tolerance" guidelines on behavior and even speech that belong in China, the former Soviet Union or Iran, not in an American school. The answer to student alienation is not more draconian school rules, any more than the answer to anti-American terrorism is banning foreign exchange students. What we need are more humane and engaged schools. If the welfare and development of all students is the goal, students who misbehave or exhibit anti-social behavior will be treated with kindness and sensitivity, and offered appropriate treatment or therapy, not shipped off in cuffs in a police van.
The Boss Who Stole Christmas (A Christmas Tale For Workers) (tags)
A very merry Christmas tale.
The Journey of George Bush (tags)
George Bush takes a stroll through the afterlife.
The Fog is Breaking (tags)
My 75 years of age and formally Rush Limbaugh fan came over to ask me to open a pepper can. “What are we doing with those kids over there”, she asked.
A Family Of Spies (tags)
An opinion piece on current elections using past events as a Point Of Reference.
Assholes and Angels in Our Midst (tags)
Adventures in Meeting the Enemy
Schwarzenegger defended South African apartheid and liked doing Hitler impressions (tags)
Wayne once asked his friend how an Austrian immigrant had conquered Hollywood. In a moment of ``pure mischief,'' he said, Schwarzenegger stood up, looked him ``straight in the eye and said, `Because I've got the greatest physique in the world, I'm sharp, I'm super talented.' Then he stood up, walked down the hall, looked over his shoulder and said: `And I'm white.' ''
Panic in Detroit (tags)
David Bowie Panic in Detroit
New Roswell Witness (tags)
Yet another witness speaks out
And God looked down ... (tags)
Heavenly aversion therapy?