Not in my backyard

Was talking with my sister (she’s Canadian) the other day about the ‘Not in my backyard’ mentality of many people, not just Americans.  She was telling me about plans for alternative energy sources through windmills and how homeowners in an area slated for windmills were against the idea because it would bring their home prices […]
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Pre-existing conditions

Not much going on in the world lately. Well, not exactly true. But I’ve been caught up in trying to purchase some computer equipment and didn’t have a clue as to how stressful that was gonna turn out. Those who say that technology will reduce workload and stress haven’t got a clue. But enough about […]
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Of Irany and irony

Independence Day (July 4 Rule #1… never put fireworks in the hands of morons). I just love the smell of cordite in the evening. Reminds me of Baghdad… boom, boom, boom. Wooohoo. So what has transpired recently? Well, Michael Jackson’s death continued to reign over the news cycle even though he wasn’t resurrected 3 days […]
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Lessons to be learnt

Events over the last few weeks gave insight into the mass media. Basically, they are whores… and not to the truth or news. Immediately after the Iranian election, the American television news media began to portray the election results as fraudulent… with their only proof being the demonstrators in the streets. I could not find […]
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Who’s right?

Who’s right? I have long been fascinated… no that’s not the right word… perturbed by America’s fascination with abortion issues… a topic that practically anywhere else in the world, is far less than a one-day wonder. No other country gives this topic as much relevance to our daily lives and Americans. Many, many years ago, […]
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Was I off my meds?

Wait a minute. While in a computer store looking over a Mac, I logged onto Yahoo and saw a story about UK prime minister Gordon Brown saying that the UK will recognize Hezbollah and a Lebanese Shi’ite movement, both of which were regarded by Britain as ‘terrorist’ organizations. This was a ‘Whoa’ moment for me […]
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First blood on Obama’s hands

Well, there is no turning back history now.  The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States is too big to erase.  History is written.  Many people can now exhale, those who feared for Obama’s welfare. Now he’s the Man, and like many people worldwide, I hope for his success.  I […]
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