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CELEBRATE THE INDOMINABLE AMERICAN SPIRIT

September 6, 2011

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VICTORY OVER TERROR From the ashes, the emergency responders – the trustworthy and dedicated firemen of New York City – raise Old Glory.  “…[A]nd our flag was still there,” remember that.  Believe in the American spirit.  It is fearless, tireless, but above all, a living thing.  It remembers but it moves forward.  Celebrate that spirit […]

Barack and the Battle for the Budget. A Cautionary Tale for Republicans

April 9, 2011

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Once again, the worm has turned and Barack Obama has emerged from a key debate with some portion of the successful outcome.  Like a deus ex machina, he reentered the fray at the eleventh hour and pushed the process over the line – he had done this successfully in December causing a flurry of legislation […]

America c2c Website – Who is Really Behind It and Why Can’t We Contact Him/Her?

April 5, 2011

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A friend told me about Americac2c.com, a Conservative website. One has to register or join to view the site.  I reluctantly registered because whichever vehicle you choose – Yahoo, Google, Facebook, in addition to their own registration form, you must agree that those sites can turn all information they have on you over to America […]

CNN – Is It a “Reliable Source”? The NPR Scandal Puts Them On Edge

March 13, 2011

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Sunday mornings brings CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Howard Kurtz. According to the CNN page devoted to the show, the philosophy behind it is put forth: Now more than ever, the press is a part of every story it covers. And CNN’s “Reliable Sources” is one of television’s only regular programs to examine how journalists […]

Trust Betrayed: Growing Criminal Element in Our Pharmaceutical Companies

March 12, 2011

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Over and over again, we hear of unsafe drugs – known killers – that pharmaceutical companies left on the market until forced to take them off.  Many are the stories of companies having received warnings from the FDA about unsafe manufacturing practices at plants that have gone unaddressed. There is a sense that it doesn’t […]

The Selling and Sellout of Prince Andrew – Where Need Meets Greed In Politics and Trade

March 9, 2011

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Fergie is not the only one to have tried to sell access to Andrew.  She was unsuccessful when the British Government and its handmaiden, private industries including those  involved in arms sales have been.  In a very real sense, there may be those who will benefit from throwing a wrench into his ability to perform […]

“US In Decline” Says Time Magazine; The Eagle Tells Me Otherwise

March 3, 2011

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China is carefully positioning its currency to topple the dollar, Time Magazine has a lead story on the US decline and so it must be true – we’re  in decline.  Are we now in a position to be able to say to the world “you won’t have the US to kick around anymore”? Funny thing.  […]

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