Totalitarianism continues to permeate my thoughts. The spectre of fascism seems far-fetched, but I each time I see historically based facets of it come to pass I wonder if this is how it begins. Daily reminders as we approach the inauguration of Donald Trump. I’ve watched the political ascension of president elect Donald Trump with dispair because of ease… Read More ‘Route to Tyranny’: Human Rights Watch Lists Trump as a ‘Threat’
Indicative of the current racial climate in the US, “White Lives Matter” (WLM) has been classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The group had been forged in the crucible of the “Black Lives Matter” movement and is a skewed devisive alternative. An alternative based on a narrow and misconstrued… Read More “White Lives Matter” joins SPLC hate group list
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
No indictment for Ferguson Missouri officer Wilson. The officer will not go to trial. This is an important event for many, if not the nation: whether Officer Wilson should have been charged in the death of Michael Brown. I will risk posting my opinion…no. Now I have heard from lawyers about the irregularities of the grand jury…
I found this both interesting and culturally informative. This is a great country indeed. Today’s map comes from Ben Blatt of Slate, who used data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. He created several other language maps, too, including each state’s top Native American, Scandinavian, and African language.
New Report Slams “Unprecedented” Growth in US Prisons | Locked Up In America | FRONTLINE | PBS. “The U.S. now holds close to a quarter of the world’s prisoners, even though it accounts for just 5 percent of the global population…The cost of America’s prison expansion has been staggering, the study notes. In most states,… Read More The Social Costs of “Unprecedented” Growth in US Prisons
It has been 4 years and $billions spent on the recovery of Haiti after The Earthquake. Yet Haitians have been left languishing in tented camps, without the promised rebuilt neighborhoods and new infrastructure. Living in now-shredded tents. Schools, temporary without buildings – under open air tents. Feeding programs, not grocers. Refugees, not communities. When… Read More what about Haiti?
Excellent, super-readable, well written article that presents every aspect of the issue. Condensed, substantive, simplified chucks of info. From exactly what the Supreme Court struck down to impact. Actually interesting, I did not skim. If you know nothing or everything, kinda care or passionate – this is for you. Everything That’s Happened Since Supreme Court… Read More voting rights issue 101
I have recently posted a graphic like this one before, but I could not confirm the source to my satisfaction. ( Cite your sources! ). This one is from the Treasury Department: click image to enlarge Now you may debate with confidence. Edited with BlogPad Pro
By age 23, up to 41 percent of American adolescents and young adults have been arrested at least once for something other than a minor traffic violation, according to a new study published today in the journal Pediatrics. – ABC News America’s youth are being arrested at rates that have almost doubled since 1968. It reflects… Read More the war on youth