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On Justification: Equality, Scripture & Politics

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“Equal dignity in the eyes of the law.”                                     Justice Anthony Kennedy  Twenty-five years from now folks will look back on this week’s Supreme Court Decision declaring marriage for gays a fundamental right and say, “How could they […]

War: Truth, Trust & Betrayal

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Mathew Goldsteyn and the CIA US Army Major Mathew Goldsteyn revealed to the CIA during a 2011 job interview that he had “captured and shot and buried a suspected IED bomb maker” while deployed in 2010 to Afghanistan’s Helmand province. Never one to keep a secret (or kill a collateral quasi-combatant either,) the CIA notified […]

Slavery: Ben Affleck and Buyer’s Remorse

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 A Complicated Matter Hacked Sony emails show that Actor Ben Affleck, while participating in PBS’s Finding Your Roots, found his and wasn’t so thrilled. His very great granddaddy owned African slaves. I can remember when the scandal would have been the discovery of African blood coursing in “white” veins, certainly not owning a few. Is Affleck’s […]

Hey, Hon, They’re Rioting in Baltimore–Again.

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As American as Apple Pie Baltimore may not be the first American City but where rioting is concerned they have to be close. When talking of riots and Baltimore, one must be specific. 1861? A.K.A. the “Pratt Street Massacre” when southbound Union troops were waylaid by traitorous “secesh” trash as their rail cars were pulled […]

13 @ 45 / Houston, We Have A Problem

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Change as an Accident Cause Friday last was the 45th anniversary of the splashdown of Odyssey, the Apollo 13 command module, after it survived a nearly disastrous explosion on the outbound journey to the moon. The enroute spaceship consisted of command, service, and lunar modules. Odyssey was equipped with two spherical liquid oxygen tanks for […]

Lincoln (and Liberty), Captive

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Abraham Lincoln died 150 years ago this morning here in Washington, D.C., as he lay propped sideways on a too small bed, unconscious and insensible. His costly triumph was the saving of the Union. In modern consciousness he not only freed the slaves but is a civil rights super hero, too. Busy man. Lincoln famously suspended the […]

NRA/GOP: Over the Cliff

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Why Unions Matter Billionaires like the Koch brothers and others despise unions simply because they are an organized voice seeking to protect the economic interests of regular working Americans. Workers band together so that they can have a say in elections and in government where economic policy affecting our well-being is made and enforced. Republican […]

Interview with the Devil

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2015 is the 70th anniversary of the liberation by allied troops of Nazi extermination camps at Sobibor, Treblinka, Auschwitz and other locations. Many of the architects and perpetrators of the mass killing were eventually rounded up and imprisoned for trial and punishment. In 1946, American psychiatrist Leon Goldensohn (G) interviewed dozens of these prisoners at […]

Conflategate: Brain Williams’ Fish(y) Story

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The One That Got Away? TV personality Brian Williams is enduring some unwanted fame as the onion is peeled, partly by him, over his story of being aboard a US military helicopter under fire in the Iraq war in 2003. Williams has apparently said in the past, including on the Letterman show, that he was […]

To OM or Not to OM

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Drums in the Distance I live a stone’s throw from the “Hinkley Hilton” in Washington, DC, where the Jodie Foster obsessed assassin nearly murdered Ronald Reagan in 1981. This morning I awoke to the sound of beating drums and chanting; nearly as loud as when the Lubavitcher Jews are celebrating in the street on the […]

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FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Eric Lamar
IAFF Ethics: Schaitberger Found at Fault
First, thank you for taking the time to read and write. There are one or two salvageable vice presidents. All of them need to be told by their constituents to 1) clean up their act and 2) stand up to Schaitberger. Either way, take some very important and very easy direct action: Send a simple…
2015-07-07 23:25:30
Union FF
IAFF Ethics: Schaitberger Found at Fault
So Eric, if the DVPs are in cahoots and the General Counsel is in cahoots, where would one begin to, as said above, peel back the layers? Do we just wait for Harold to retire and be a little more diligent in our next election?
2015-07-07 23:15:19
star witness
IAFF Ethics: Schaitberger Found at Fault
Amen Eric! If that onion starts getting peeled, look out!!!
2015-07-07 20:18:27
puck61
Semper Fi: Deport Those Damn Marines
now now don't pick on florin. She is trying her best.
2015-07-06 21:44:46
puck61
Semper Fi: Deport Those Damn Marines
It does if you are a Republicant. They justify everything wrong they do by trying to say the other side does it. You are right about the k(no)w nothing party.
2015-07-06 21:34:47
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