Friday, January 22, 2016

Haiti Postpones Presidential Runoff Vote - The New York Times

I would so love to get back to this story. Thought I had started a blog some time ago, but I guess I never even got to that point.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Ireland's Easter Rising and how history is being twisted in celebrating the struggle for independence | UK Politics | News | The Independent

Reminds of that great volume of American history entitled The Definitive History of Northern Aggresion as Recounted by a Southern Plantation Owner.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Why Doctors Need To Have Answers For Patients' Questions About Costs : Shots - Health News : NPR

I certainly feel like I am a kindred spirit to Mrs. SUTTON! Bravo for the doctor writing this!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

posting no gun signs nc - Google Search

I'd like to know more about where the law and practice is on this issue.

This evangelical Christian professor might lose her job for reaching out to Muslims | Public Radio International

I continue to hear NOTHING from this college that makes me regard it with anything but disdain and chagrin. All I can say is that the professor surely has my full support, and I hope many millions of other people in the US.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Voter app matches you with a presidential candidate - Business Insider

I'd like to see one more nuanced - allowing me to pick issues that are really important and those that are not. Then tell me whom I should support.
Money, politics and ideas are getting terribly jumbled in the knee-jerk debate about campaign finance. What money buys is the opportunity to share an idea with more people. If we are going to succeed as a country, we need citizens who are educated and smart enough to sift through these ideas and pursue the truth in the process. That is, after all, the rationale that underlies our system of freedom of expression.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The Hear-Nothing Gun Crowd - The New York Times

It's appalling.

Wheaton is planning to fire professor who said Muslims and Christians worship the same God - The Washington Post

They are free to do what they choose and I am free to say that I regard Wheaton with great regret and sadness that they could take themselves to such offensively low standards.

BBC World Service - Newshour, Harry Belafonte: still fighting injustice at 88

Never go to bed when you can see injustice in the world and there is something you can do to combat it. Words to that effect from BELAFONTE's mother, then unemployed. The exact words are at about 5 minutes into this audio.

The President Acts on Gun Violence - The New York Times

This is the President for whom I voted!

Gun Sales Soar After Obama Calls for New Restrictions - The New York Times

Mortifying numbers.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Sunday, January 03, 2016

CNN to Host Obama Town Hall on Gun Violence - Hollywood Reporter

I'll be looking for someone to say that we have too many guns in the US --- but not holding my breath.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Why the Post Office Makes America Great - The New York Times

For some reason, I fund what she writes to be be curious. Hard to pin down my reactions and won't try.

Joe Hill's Last Will | John McCutcheon

Sounds great - listened to one song and I'm sold!

Friday, January 01, 2016

Obama Ready to Act Alone on Gun Control - WSJ

I sure stand behind him on anything he can do on this topic.