Monsanto GMO crops fuel economic and food poverty

Monsanto is developing and cultivating GMOs globally to address impending food shortages by producing crops used primarily for processed food, animal feed and fuel. Buzzword “GMOs”.  Not really my comfort zone, what little I had read was what I considered oversimplified, complicated, science – genetics and chemistry, pesticides, fertilizers, and theories.  I discovered that I… Read More Monsanto GMO crops fuel economic and food poverty

Stop Blaming Teachers

“The U.S. has a tendency, when there’s an economic or social crisis, to affix unfair blame on public-school teachers.”CREDITPHOTOGRAPH BY CAROLYN DRAKE / MAGNUM A reality check – about our education system, values, the blame game, manipulation, and poverty.  The entire piece is not long and is a worthy read.  It rings true and painful.…

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Cop shoots into dark stairwell and…

an innocent man is dead.  Yes, the victim was an unarmed black man.  But keep reading, this event was different. First let me be clear:  I only fear 3 things: guns, cops, prison.  I am not “anti-gun”.  I am not “anti-cop”.  I fear cops because they have guns and are the first step to prison…

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A Taste of the Clinton Machine |watch your back

Voting for Hillary?  Suspicious?  Curious?  Just Dislike? This video presents a small, but important for its narative supported by documentation, example of the Clinton machine.  Stunning modus operandi.  It is an in-depth, 10-minute preview for a documentary. I’m not out to “smear” Hilliary Clinton.  That implies that I have an agenda.  Vote and support who…

A Taste of the Clinton Machine |watch your back was originally published on It Matters

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M. Albright’s Special Hell in Context, and it’s still lame

A remaster of an old, Starbucks cup worthy, 2008 quote that initially had “nothing to do with politics”.  I still hate the statement in any form.  It is narrow-minded, juvenile, outdated, exclusionary, and offensive.  And I am a middle-aged, social injustice minded, black woman. The article also has the full context for the latest iteration,…

M. Albright’s Special Hell in Context, and it’s still lame was originally published on It Matters

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Mapping the Violent End of an Era

  The Rand MacNally era of the Middle East has ended. That is an historically heavily loaded and brilliant statement.  Simple, but powerful in that it provides a context for understanding the Middle East today.  There is much more than just this, but it helpful to understand. Many of the current borders of the Middle…

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Middle East History Changes 2015

“The Rand McNally era of the Middle East has ended.” The Long Road to Hell: America in Iraq Podcast from GPS, Fareed Zakari on CNN, 43 minutes packed with fact based, primary sourced, thoughtfully analyzed, information.   It is not dry, overly intellectual, or agenda driven.    http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/8/6652/e/41830931?eid=41830931&refid=asi_fb Episode Info: President George W. Bush had a… Read More Middle East History Changes 2015

Saudi FM says ‘Assad not part of the solution’ in Syria

I didn’t realize that this article is 3 months old.  But given that the Syrian Opposition has accepted an invitation to talks by Saudi Arabia it is important to note it. Russia and Saudi Arabia failed in talks to overcome their differences on the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “A key reason behind the… Read More Saudi FM says ‘Assad not part of the solution’ in Syria