Category Archives: Heroism

Flowers For Socrates, From Aleppo

by Nicole Plyler Fisk I’m honored to be a contributing writer to this blog (thanks, Chuck, for the invite). For my first piece, I thought that something with flowers would be appropriate, so I’m adapting a diary I posted, originally, … Continue reading

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Public Safety in the post-Pulse era

By ann summers    Orlando’s horrific domestic extremist attack demonstrates that with the constant, cyclical negation of private and public rights there cannot be win-win solutions in a modern democracy that has foundationally resisted the notion of a theocratic state. An … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election, 9-11, Afghanistan, Civil Liberties, Crime, DHS, Equal Rights, FBI, Florida, Government, Heroism, Homeland Security, Homosexual Rights, Immigrants, Jurisprudence, Law Enforcement, Media, Murder, News, Police, Racism, Society, Terrorism, Terrorists, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 43 Comments

Orlando Massacre: Pulse One = Stonewall too

By ann summers The framing of that meme of “the worst act of mass shooting in US history” comes not only as an “act of terror and an act of hate” but also raises some other peripheral issues in the early … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election, Afghanistan, Breaking News, California, Conspiracy, Crime, DHS, Equal Rights, FBI, Florida, Government, Heroism, Holidays, Homosexual Rights, Law Enforcement, Media, Murder, Police, Politics, Presidential Elections, Society, Terrorism, Terrorists, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Goodbye Person of Interest, gone but forever prescient

Despite appearances, I am not that avid a Person of Interest fan, I just like the strength/flaws of Shaw/Root…a symphony.  The program was basically the problem of machine intelligence and the role of human ethics in its construction with a … Continue reading

Posted in 9-11, Big Brother, Capitalism, Celebrity, CIA, Civil Liberties, Communism, Conspiracy, Corruption, Crime, Democracy, Equal Rights, Fascism, Fascists/Corporatists, Free Speech, Genocide, Government, Government Propaganda, Heroism, Imperialism, information Technology, Internet, Justice, Law Enforcement, Libertarians, Media, Nanotechnology, Neoliberals, New York, NSA, Oligarchy, Police, Political Science, Politics, Progressives, Propaganda, Science, Socialism, Society, Technology, Television, Terrorism, Terrorists, Uncategorized, US Military | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Morning Open Thread – Ball Watch Explorers; or, what have you done with your life?

Morning Open Thread is an open discussion forum for human interest news of the day, hobby and fun things, what you did on your vacation, and your local weather phenomena.   There will be several hosts, each host being responsible … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: WARCRY

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD This month marks the 99th Anniversary of the end of the Somme Offensive, also known as the Battle of the Somme. The Somme was one of the longest, bloodiest battles in human history: between July 1, and … Continue reading

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For Poetry Friday: A prayer for a correctional officer.

by Chuck Stanley When the CelticLassie read on Daily Kos that former correctional officer ruleoflaw is critically ill, she wanted to send him a message. His story appeared in a diary by SaraR, who is making him a community quilt. … Continue reading

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