Top

Only The Strong Survive: How Big Pharma & War Cull The Herd

June 14, 2015

Even as an old man, my father was as strong as an ox and built a log cabin from scratch with his bare hands when he was 70 years old.  But then he suffered a heart attack.  And his doctor put him on all kinds of medications, at least ten pills a day.  And a year later he had shrunk from standing over six feet tall to being only 5′ 7″ — and from weighing 200 pounds to weighing only 125.  And a month after that he was dead.  Geez Louise!  What the freak was in those pills anyway?  Couldn’t... Read article

Doing The Math: ISIS = US + Saudi + Turkish + Israeli Neo-Colonialists + $$$

June 6, 2015

“Where does ISIS come from and how can we stop them?” you might ask.  Answering that question is easy if you just do the math. So let’s find out the answer — by simply adding up the columns of numbers listed below:  ISIS = American weapons and training. ISIS = Israeli supplies, weapons and medical backup. ISIS = Chechen, Libyan, Malaysian, Al Qaeda and other foreign fighters paid for and armed by the House of Saud. ISIS = Access to Syria from Turkey ISIS = American neo-colonialists working in... Read article

American Regime: 10 Reasons Why America Is Now A “Regime”

May 23, 2015

We are constantly seeing and hearing our American media use the word “Regime” these days.  So exactly what is a “Regime”?  Apparently it is whatever you want it to be. Whenever Wall Street and/or War Street want to vilify a country that disagrees with their policies of occupation and exploitation, they always begin their vilification program by calling that country’s form of government a “Regime”. Here are some examples:  Syria is a “Regime” — even though it... Read article

The Middle East: Best Soap-Opera Wannabe Ev-ah!

May 9, 2015

Several people have asked me recently why I always seem to be writing about the Middle East.  “Why don’t you ever write about anything else?” Of course I write about other stuff — but the Middle East is so much more interesting and entertaining than anything else!  The Middle East is definitely more interesting, entertaining and even weirder than any soap opera, reality show or action flick that Hollywood could ever produce.  Fascinating stuff. I’m always amazed that so few other Americans... Read article

Hitting The BRICS

April 25, 2015

Be careful of what you wish for… Despite appearing to have a few slightly-differing opinions on just a handful of petty foreign-policy details such as how many meaningless negotiation-bones they should throw at Iran, or how many meaningless knock-off hand-slappings they should throw at Zionist neo-colonials, the routinely cooperative, agreeable and in-sync actual actions of President Obama, Congress, Wall Street and War Street clearly speak for themselves. Judging by their actions alone, we can immediately tell that... Read article

Survivors: Serial Killers & Our Pre-September-11 Brains

April 4, 2015

I’ve been spending a lot of time reading books lately — and learning a lot from them too. First I read a book by David J. Morris entitled “The Evil Hours: A Bibliography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” — and my main takeaway from it was this:  People are more susceptible to PTSD if the way that they were traumatized involved an act of injustice. Knowing this, it came as no surprise to me the other day when I was wandering around the buildings and grounds of that massive VA hospital complex... Read article

Where Has All The Money Gone? Savings Bond Values Take A Nosedive

March 15, 2015

I just had a talk with a friend of mine who was all pissed off because he had purchased a Series EE savings bond for his little kid way back in 1998.  “I paid $500 for it at the time and, at that time, the bank promised me that the bond would mature in ten years and then be worth $1,000.”  So?  Well?  Did it?  Is it? “Eh — no,” sighed my friend.   “When my kid cashed it in last month, she only got $850 back.”  What?  You mean after accumulating over 16 years of interest,... Read article

Triumph of the checklist: Comparing Netanyahu, ISIS and Hitler

March 7, 2015

Gee, I hate to keep pointing this stuff out all the time because a whole lot of people get really ticked off at me every time that I do — but the truth is the truth.  ISIS, Netanyahu and Hitler really do have a whole lot in common.  But as true as this statement may be, still almost nobody these days wants to hear that their favorite emperor isn’t wearing any clothes.  Why?  Perhaps because it makes people feel bad that they have been so completely suckered, had, duped and used. However, like it or not, the... Read article

War Correspondent: Why A War Zone In America Is THE Place To Go

February 28, 2015

Back in the day, I was always trying to fly off to report on international combat hot-spots like Iraq and Afghanistan — always hoping that if the American people back home read my horror-stories of war, they too would somehow become war-resisters and that my stories of brutal, grim and unjustified death in far-away places might even help escalate a strong anti-war movement here at home, one that would finally stop the heartless killing of women and children by American tanks, rockets and drones.  But now?  Now I’m... Read article

What Would Happen If The US Became Isolationist Again?

February 23, 2015

What would happen if we Americans suddenly decided to withdraw all of our troops currently scattered all over the world and to actually bring them back to within our own US borders where they belong?  What would happen if we actually closed down all of America’s extensive and pricy (over one thousand and counting) military bases and black-site operations all around the globe?  We may never know.  “Why?” you might ask.  Because it is never gonna happen, that’s why. Despite all of the incredibly... Read article

My Own Personal List of Lies War Street Has Told Us

February 8, 2015

Author’s note:  “War Street” is the simplified name that I’ve given to the war-mongers, weapons manufacturers and military-industrial complex members who pretty much own America right now — along with their buddies on Wall Street and K Street of course. This is my own personal list.  Feel free to jump right in with a list of your own. 1.   That the Civil War was fought to free the slaves.  Nah, that was solely an afterthought.  The real reason for the Civil War was the lust for $$$$... Read article

Who Benefits From Being Charlie: “I Am NOT Bibi Netanyahu!”

January 17, 2015

Clearly this subject has already been covered in the media news cycle ad nauseam but I still can’t stop thinking about the “I am Charlie” concept.  Was the idea behind all those people who held up “I am Charlie” posters supposed to be about protecting free speech?  Really?  Then why isn’t everyone carrying “I am Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden” posters too?   Or demanding that the police stop arresting guys who falsely yell “Fire!” in a... Read article

Charlie Dodo: A Deal Is Struck In France

January 11, 2015

Author’s note:  This is a satire.  Sort of… Don’t you just hate it when people get killed?  Murdered?  Decapitated?  Have their bodies blown up?  Why would anybody in their right mind even consider killing another fellow human being?  Have you yourself killed anybody lately?  Not me.  I’ve never killed nothing.  Cockroaches, maybe — back when I was living rough on the Lower East Side in 1965.  But cockroaches don’t count.  Or do they?  Can you get PTSD from killing bugs? ... Read article

The Future “Former” USA: Just Another Former Soviet Union?

January 1, 2015

I just finished reading an article by a guy who had accurately predicted the fall of the former USSR two whole years before it actually happened.  However, nobody back then even believed him.  “The USSR has over-extended itself and is going to collapse!” he kept telling people.  But everyone who heard him just laughed. Well.  At this point in time, the USA has totally over-extended itself too.  Like some addicted shopaholic set loose with questionable plastic at a shopping mall, the USA has over-charged... Read article

Grateful That I’m Not A Wealthy Widow In Chicago (and not a Ukrainian or Syrian either)

December 14, 2014

Author’s note:  I haven’t had much to be grateful for this past Thanksgiving because I spent that time recovering from an operation that involved re-breaking my arm, realigning the bones in my left hand and having nine pins, a bone graft and a titanium plate installed.  Ouch!  So now I’m all busy trying to make up for lost time and dreaming up things to be thankful for.  Here are a couple of items I’ve come up with (besides my wonderful family of course). To paraphrase that song by Kermit the... Read article

Murder Mystery: Who Really Runs The American Government?

November 14, 2014

This week I am going down to Long Beach, CA, in order to attend the world-renowned BoucherCon, a fabulous annual convention for mystery book writers and readers.  You just gotta love BoucherCon. At last year’s convention in Albany, NY, I scored 50 free books — but still haven’t finished reading them yet.  However, it’s always reassuring to know that I’ll probably never run out of murder-mystery books to read ever again — especially since I’m about to score yet another 50 free... Read article

Next Page »

Bottom