Category Archives: Human rights

A wider net

It’s the eve of the court-martial trial of Bradley Manning in America and not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. As has been the case from the beginning, there has been virtually no Main Street media coverage or … Continue reading

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The heaviest medal

In May of 2012, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) held its summit in downtown Chicago, while on the streets veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan tossed their war medals into the street. At the ceremony, each veteran … Continue reading

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The blessed doctrine of asymmetrical self-defense

Israel has once again acted in divine “self-defense” after it launched airstrikes against Syria yesterday leaving repercussions that residents of Demascus reported as feeling like “an earthquake” and “unprecedented”. Now, I’m no Wolf Blitzer but I’m pretty sure if I was … Continue reading

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The giant and the boy who threw stones

Most American Christians are familiar with the biblical story of David and Goliath. This story has all the features of the underdog coming out on top that Americans love to lap up with their New York Times and morning cup … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Thirdeyemom:
A Word in Your Ear, a fantastic travel blog that I adore, started a fun travel and photography challenge called “A Word of the Day”. Basically she lets her dictionary open to a word and voila.…

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Dear Mr. President

I know you’re a busy man and I don’t want to take up too much of your time. Truth be told, I’d prefer not to take up any of your time as it might mean I have somehow been cross … Continue reading

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Cloudy with a chance of (seared, fleshy) meatballs

“Where are the leaders of the land? Where are the swells who run this show?“ Enjolras (Les Miserables) I’ve had a nagging feeling this week that there is a topic that the American public should be better educated and informed … Continue reading

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Full court press

Because Americans love their sports analogies…the President came out like Rocky Balboa on Red Bull as he made a resounding comeback in the second debate, the latest poll shows Romney gaining ground as they go around the final turn at … Continue reading

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Your world delivered…

“Mr. telephone man, there’s something wrong with my line When I dial my baby’s number, I get a click every time” By New Edition This week the Supreme Court of the United States of America codified the warrantless, wiretapping of … Continue reading

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