Reflection on 9/11

Fifteen years ago I woke in Delta Junction, Alaska, to witness the horror unfolding on the television.   I didn’t buy the story then, and I don’t now.   Three months later for various reasons I ended up in Eugene,

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The irony of the world today…

…for those people still willing to use the term “conspiracy theory” to discredit others – even after all of the revelations brought forth by Manning, Assange, Snowden, and the Panama Papers – maybe understanding for whom your working for will

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Bob reading at Spoken Word, Cuenca Ecuador

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On that of which isn’t being spoken…

Are there really any topics in this election more critical yet less spoken of than our provoking a war with Russia?   From the article: “We Need To Distance Ourselves From NATO If We Want To Avoid War,” by Leif

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The lesser evil?

  So my friends, when our country’s a smoldering nuclear wasteland and we’re all existing wherever it is we go after this brief time on planet, how’s it going to feel knowing that you, one of those privileged US citizens,

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The end of America?

I have never been so concerned about the safety of my family and friends, the survival of America, or the future of humanity and our planet. My friends, we can survive any domestic issue we’re faced with given the time

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My Position on the Election

I will not vote for a war criminal or any candidate of either party that intends to continue a foreign policy of aggression against the world. We can no longer vote for the lesser evil and have a reasonable expectation

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On Police Killing Citizens:

The primary difference between police in a free and democratic society and security forces supporting an oppressive dictatorship (aka, police state):   Police in a democratic society accept that the rights and lives of the citizens they serve have to

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The United States in one succinct sentence:

“We are waiting for our Tunisian fruit seller.”   Below are a few quotes from this long article “The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% – ex CIA spy” with Robert David Steele, former Marine,

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The Paris agreement might work…

Based on the results arising from a research project I’m working on it’s starting to appear that the biggest hindrance to the statement below is not technological innovation or cultural acceptance of renewable sources of energy, but rather giving subsidies

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