Friday, December 28, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gun 'Control' Is Not Enough -


NC can do so much better.

Thai Buddhist Monks Struggle to Stay Relevant -

I wonder what the monk segment will look like on the World Newspaper Congress program for Thailand next year?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Petition | Walmart: Stop Selling and Advertising Assault Weapons in Your Stores! |

The petition is a step in the right direction.

Obama’s Gun Test -

I posted this comment on this excellent column from Roger COHEN:
"What I would like to hear, first, from the President is this: "There are too many guns in America. We need to work aggressively to reduce their number. I am, today, announcing a new "national policy" that urges everyone to refrain from buying guns, to render owned guns inoperative, and to advocate this with neighbors, friends and family. As a means of executing this policy, I am announcing a target reduction of 25% before the end of my Presidential term." "
If that number can't be reached, then how about 15% in 2015, 25% in 2025, and 35% in 2035? 

Newtown Shooting: Investment Firm Drops Stake in Bushmaster Owner - ABC News

We need to press for more companies to get out of this business, however lucrative it may be.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Bloomberg Urges Obama to Take Action on Gun Control -

I agree. Let's see Presidential Objectives and insist that they be achieved! Speak, Mr. President.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

In Public 'Conversation' on Guns, a Rhetorical Shift -

We need to make the prevalent term "gun reduction".

Do We Have the Courage to Stop This? -

I don't think the problem is a failure to regulate. It is an absence of commitment to reduce the number of them.

Marseille | Marseille : l'arsenal servait-il le grand banditisme ? | La Provence

The challenge is not limited to the US and I would call on President HOLLANDE to do the same thing.

What I would like the President to say and do in response to the shooting tragedy in Connecticut

It's quite simple, I want him to announce that we have a new national policy, established by the White House, aimed at reducing the number of firearms in the United States. To implement that policy, I want him to announce not a goal, but a specific objective of reducing the number of firearms in the US by 25% before the end of his Administration. We can judge the success of his Presidency by how well he does.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

World’s Population Living Longer, New Report Suggests -

I wonder what percentage of NC tobacco winds up being shipped to countries where more people are dying due to cancer. This story addresses the tobacco issue in more detail.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Disability treaty

Jon STEWART on his Daily Show summed up Republicans perfectly for me in "reporting" on the treaty rejection vote. He said something close to "Republicans hate the United Nations more than they like helping people in wheelchairs". That really sums them up for me.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Bob Costas Keeps His Focus on Guns and Violence -

Too much waffling for me.

Campaign in Haiti to Close Orphanages -

We follow Haiti at such a great distance for the country being so close. Such a shame.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

GOP opposition sinks UN disability rights treaty; a frail Bob Dole makes Senate appearance - The Washington Post

What a sad day for the United States, and so much sadder for people with disabilities all over the world. As a US citizen, I could not be more embarrassed.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Bob Costas advocates gun control during half time show. Did he cross a line? -

I could not possibly be more supportive of the comments made by Bob COSTAS.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Dogs v. humans saying hellow

Isn't it interesting how most dogs instantly want to walk over and greet a passer-by? Maybe it's to jump, occasionally to snap, but always to engage, or, if you are lucky, to give a friendly lick! Think about that the next time you pass any person anywhere. Why are we so different and less social?