Author Archives: Bob Stone

Back-Rank Checkmate of Hillary Clinton

by Bob Stone 18 U.S.C. 1924 reads:   (a) Whoever, being an officer, employee, contractor, or consultant of the United States, and, by virtue of his office, employment, position, or contract, becomes possessed of documents or materials containing classified information of … Continue reading

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Harper Lee Announces Third Novel, ‘My Excellent Caretaker Deserves My Entire Fortune’

Finally, someone said it!  From The Onion:   NEW YORK—Shocking the literary world once again, acclaimed author Harper Lee announced through her publisher Tuesday the surprise release of her third novel, My Excellent Caretaker Deserves My Entire Fortune.

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Seattle Public Schools Ban Soda But Supply 11 Year Old Girls With IUD’s

Presently in Washington State, minors may obtain or refuse birth control services at any age without the consent of a parent or guardian  but they are prohibited from purchasing soda pop in public schools.  Apparently relying on a few studies done … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Education, Health Care, Legal Analysis, Legal Theory | Tagged | 163 Comments

Appeals Court Tosses Parking Citation Because Of Missing Comma — Strange News for Fans of SCOTUScare

From AP:  MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court has agreed with an Ohio woman who said her parking citation should be tossed because the village law was missing a comma. Andrea Cammelleri (kah-meh-LEHR’-ee) says she shouldn’t have been issued … Continue reading

Posted in Courts, Denialism, Health Care Insurance, Legal Analysis, Logic, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Frogs: God’s First Attempt At Making Humans

Carl Jung liked to think that frogs were God’s first attempt at making humans.  He once said  “The toads and the frogs are God’s first attempt to make man on the cold blooded level, and then he didn’t quite succeed. … Continue reading

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Ukraine War: A Reverse Cuban Missile Crisis

Apparently I’m not alone in doubting that this ship is unsinkable.   Here’s a perspective on the Ukraine War from a member of JFK’s Cuban Missile Crisis Management Team; James R. Polk In a rather ghastly Nineteenth Century experiment, a … Continue reading

Posted in Denialism, NATO, Propaganda, Russia, Ukraine, War | 116 Comments

Oscar Pool: For Fun and Bragging Rights

For anyone interested in the Academy Awards perhaps the greatest fun in watching the show is predicting who the winners will be.  As this article in the New York Times states: The Academy Awards ceremony will emphasize the suspense of … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Movies, Uncategorized | 37 Comments

Nuclear War and Clashing Ukraine Narratives

“[A]s far as it is possible to do so, these two wonderful vessels are designed to be unsinkable” – White Star Line publicity brochure circa 1910 for the twin ships Olympic and Titanic Two years later the world would learn … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Barack Obama, Denialism, Government Propaganda, NATO, Neoconservatives, Russia, Ukraine, United States | 54 Comments

Can Liberals Follow Clinton’s Lead And Empathize With Their Enemies?

By Bob Stone Hillary Clinton made a speech recently in which she referenced something she calls “smart power.” MSNBC said:  “Clinton defined the term Wednesday as “using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security,” while “showing respect” … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Liberals, Politics | 228 Comments

Mike Brown Shooting: Open Discussion, December 3, 2014

Documents Released in the Ferguson Case Here are documents and evidence presented to the grand jury in Clayton, Mo., that was deciding whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting of Michael Brown.

Posted in Constitutional Law, Evidence Law, Jurisprudence, Law Enforcement, Legal Analysis, Racism, United States | 667 Comments