Last week, this billboard caused me to do a double take. I was crawling along Route 33 in Pennsylvania, in a construction zone, as I tried to process what I was reading.
Fuel… okay. Food… okay. Freedom?
I’ve been to that Sunoco station. Their 24-hour operation and their location are convenient for me. When there, it is easy to spot both fuel and food for sale, but I can’t recall there being any freedom available for purchase. Granted, I was free to buy all of the fuel and food that I desired, but there were no fewer restrictions at this gas station than there are at any... Read More
Dr. Steve Frye’s response to Dr. Ty Cobb about Dr. Frye’s debate with then Washoe County District Attorney Richard Gammick.
I’m disappointed that my charge was to focus on the National Security issues of our failed drug war and no one questioned DA Gammick about this at all. Even his recommended solutions “Education, education, education” has been proven ineffective by the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program and I am completely in favor or prevention and education, but they will not end the drug epidemic. And “Drug Courts,” his other solution also is no more... Read More
The news started as a simple discussion and has now reached a much larger audience. Certain American evangelists believe a Qur’an should be burnt next 9/11. This is the intention of pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center; a fundamentalist church located in Florida. The pastor wants that a Qur’an be burnt in public in-protest against what he calls the ‘evils’ of Islam.
This pushed General David Petraeus to react. In an announcement, the commander of the military forces in Afghanistan insists that the burning of Muslim’s Holy Book would cause unnecessary trouble to the American troops... Read More
On September 11th, 2010, a Gainsville, Florida church will burn copies of the Quran in a hate fest aimed at garnering attention for their small, never heard of before congregation. The Dove World Outreach Center has ignored pleas by none other than General David Petraeus to refrain from the book burning ceremony due to the danger it could cause for American troops abroad.
No one outside of a five mile radius of the church had ever heard of Terry Jones or his hate machine churning in the Florida heat until his internet announcement and claims that the Quranis the book of the devil. Suddenly... Read More
On September 21, 2010, BloggersUnite is hosting a blogging event in support of this Day of World Peace. Established in 1981 in order to coincide with the opening day of the General Assembly of The United Nations, the resolution is a shared day of peace and cease-fire, a day of opportunity.
Imagine, one whole International Day of Peace. "Remarkable, when we have three hundred sixty-five days in a year, that we only use one of them for peace. What does this say about human beings"? It means we have failed and failed miserably. What is wrong with us that we claim to strive for peace, yet... Read More
Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong wrote this song, sung by Edwin Starr. This is a protest song about the Vietnam War, although it makes a broader statement of the need for peace and harmony in our everyday lives. Never has it been as obvious and appropriate as it is today. The last U.S. combat brigade leaves Iraq. In many ways this war compares to the Vietnam war. (58,196 American casualties in Vietnam/ 31,907 casualties in Iraq)
Americans have grown weary of hearing about how we’re spending billions to fix Iraq’s broken democracy and Afghanistan’s non-existent government when we are... Read More
An international group of leading politicians, business and thought leaders have formed a new group called “Friends of Israel Initiative”. As the name suggests, the purpose of the group is to support Israel. The support for Israel is different than what one would expect. Its stated goal is to bring reason and decency back to the discussion of Israel which in some circles is considered a pariah.
The group is composed of prominent individuals from both western democracies and third world countries. The list includes leaders from the U.S. (John Bolton, former ambassador to the United Nations... Read More
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I believe that someday all military operations will be reduced and we will be able to make agreements using international negotiations. War never changes things to better, never!
yep...some butt heads still think the Marlboro man's horse's breath he inhaled inadvertantly caused the wanker's death...though it doesn't seem to have stopped the die hards who die hard and in the firm belief second hand smoking and secondhand countries...
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