Education for Dummys

Today David Swanson posted to his blog under the title “War for Dummys”.   I don’t want to offend anyone, but I once used a ‘UNIX for Dummys’ book to beat a co-worker at solving a mysterious problem.   It was kind of humiliating, but it was only 1 problem, and “I Won!”.   Learning ‘for Dummys’ is more a reference […]

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FOR Hosts Panel Discussion on Drone Wars

On Friday, I participated in an Internet discussion on America’s Drone Wars hosted by Fellowship of Reconciliation on Vonvo.com, last week.   Vonvo combines live images of the speakers with a chat box for comments and questions.   Lela Zand moderated  Noor Mir of CodePink, Nick Mottern of Know Drones and myself  in a very interesting discussion about the connections […]

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Ironies of the National Security State

A couple of days ago, a man walked into an important Naval Base in Washington DC carrying a high power military weapon and started shooting.   He killed 12 people and injured 8 more before being killed himself.    Live by the sword;die by the sword.   It would appear to be a viable lifestyle choice in our ‘free’ society.    On investigation, it […]

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Into the Night

The word is that a U.S. assault on Syria is imminent.  They are lining up their forces, ships  in the Mediterranean carrying cruise missiles, air bases being commandeered in Jordan and Israel.   John Kerry says “Assad must be punished.”  So, we will drop bombs on the very people who are already suffering from a disastrous civil war to guarantee a […]

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