Monthly Archives: February 2013

Just what is all of this about?

I am sitting at a Days Inn and got to say; I can not ever remember having been this cold. Missed my mark of getting to Virginia by 11 miles but did make some 591miles today. If there was a … Continue reading

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Jim Greer Pleads Guilty To Theft And Money Laundering Before Trial Begins

Once again the age old euphemism that politics and corruption are synonymic in Florida. Equally corrupt is the fact that the prosecutor cut a plea deal so that the full story would not come out. “There were a number of … Continue reading

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Former death row inmate testifies on Arkansas’ death penalty

Think you can not end up on death row? Then listen to this and tell me. I had to listen to this 5 times and could not believe it. Pinched myself. Think in terms of over 140 men and women … Continue reading

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Federal Prison Population Spiked 790 Percent Since 1980

And by this we will be known. ‘…The U.S. federal prison population has increased almost 790 percent since 1980 from about 25,000 inmates to 219,000 in 2012, according to a new Congressional Research report. Federal prisons make up the largest component of a U.S. prison … Continue reading

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Carney: Drone Strikes ‘Legal,’ ‘Ethical,’ ‘Wise’

Killing Americans with drones translates into “…White House press secretary said Tuesday the administration’s use of drones is “legal,” “ethical,” and “wise,” at a press briefing following remarks by President Obama….” And there is no outcry from the congress, courts … Continue reading

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Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans

Wrap your head around this: ‘…A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there … Continue reading

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Is this our true nature?

For reasons that I don’t pretend to understand, over the last two years plus as I have traveled the highways and byways of this great nation a couple of thoughts keep surfacing from who knows where. The first took shape … Continue reading

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