Category Archives: Human Rights

It’s St. Louis, Get Your Gun Out!

As one who spent over forty years living in the St.Louis area, any story that concerns young men firing guns and police responding with blasts of their weapons is not a surprise. For over thirty years the city of St. Louis has ranked among the top five cities in which murders occur. After the Michael Brown incident in the suburb city of Ferguson, one would assume St. Louis city police would be careful in discharged of their weapons. Alas, such is not the case. Following is the scenario that resulted in the death of still another black skinned St. Louis area young man:

1. An off duty St. Louis police officer was working as a security guard in the Shaw area.

2. He spotted three black skinned young men walking.

3. Naturally, he assumed they were evil men.

4. He began to pursue the boys.

5. The boys began to run.

6. The officer hopped in his car and gave pursuit.

Stop at this point. Boys were walking. They had NOT committed any crime!

7. The officer became engaged in a fight with the boys, one had a gun. He fired the gun.

8. Naturally, the off duty police officer had to blast away with SEVENTEEN shots.

9. Veritt Myers is now dead.

I await the riot.

Another Afghanistan Mistake!

The war in Afghanistan has most probably cost the American people at least one trillion dollars. Of course, Republicans in Congress refuse to allocate a hundred million dollars to build roads or bridges or pay for health care since such allocation of resources is not in the best interests of our nation. Among the military equipment provided to the Afghan army were C-27 transport planes that cost about $486 million. I admit this is a drop in the bucket of how we spent money during the Afghan war–and continue to do so, but $486 million is money that could be used in other parts of our society. It turns out these planes have been plagued by one problem after another, and wound up being useless in fighting a war. So, what else to do but scrap these planes and sell them for whatever we could get. It turns out the American government was able to sell the planes to an Afghan scrap man and receive in return $32,000. Yes, I just wrote, $32,000!

The US Special Investigator for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR) is somewhat upset. “I was informed that an Afghan construction company paid approximately 6 cents per pound for the scrapped planes which came to total of $32,000.” He wants to know why the Army did not contact the Italian company which built these inadequate planes and get our money back? Or, how about identifying plane parts that might be useful. Oh well, it is just money spent on war.

It’s Friday, Let’s Hate Muslims!

There are about one billions six hundred million members of the Muslim faith scattered around the world. There are about 200,000,000 located in what we term to be the Middle East. The horrible ISIS group consists of about 30,000, that is thousand, not millions. They have conducted themselves with hatred and brutality, but the sum total of people killed is under ten thousand. People in Australia are upset at this behavior and have decided that since SOME Muslims are brutal murderers it means that all Muslims behave in this manner. Many Australians are particularly upset at the sight of Muslim women wearing a hijhab. There have been dozens of attacks upon Muslim women in Melbourne and Sydney. Females have been insulted, things thrown at them because they happen to wear a hijab.

This is simply hysteria gone mad. Exactly how does a woman wearing something on her face impact the life of anyone? Of course, the number of women who wear a hijab is, perhaps, under 5% of all Muslim women in Australia. Muslim lawyer, Lydia Shelly made clear: “As a Muslim woman, I am very concerned that this is impacting the rights and freedom of movement for Muslim women.” There are even examples of Muslim women with children having coffee thrown upon them. So nice that Australians behave in such a Christian manner!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We ofer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Humans so frequently refer to God’s Wrath, is it themselves who are filled with anger?

I wonder if celibacy arose because there is no Mrs. God?

At age 84, I so like the word, “rebirth.”

One does not gain wisdom from age, it comes from an inquiring mind.

People at computers reach point where they lean back and gaze.

Since computers think, do they ever think about other computers?

There are sounds from my youth which never again will be heard.

Two lonely iPads met for lunch.

There is no doubt one must speak exiting the coffee shop on that damn cell phone!

Tea Party folk hate God’s work-people– but insist they like God!

Has Anyone Seen President Obama?

There is something very sad about the current position of President Obama within American society. Regardless of what happens anywhere in the world, he must take the blame. Today, it is Ebola which, according to Fox News is “the greatest threat in the history of America.”but who knows what tomorrow will become “the greatest threat in the history of America.” Oh, there was some minor event termed, the “Civil War” which resulted in the death of over 400,000, but how can that compare with the death of a man in Texas who died of Ebola? There is chaos in the Middle East, mainly deriving from policies of George Bush and the dynamic duo of Cheney and Rumsfeld, but who cares what happened several years ago, just blame it on the black dude in the White House.

President Obama is very careful where he goes these days in the political campaign for control of Congress. I wonder if he wonders why has he become so unpopular? I wonder if he wonders about paths not taken that might have been taken? Perhaps, if during his initial ninety days the focus was upon: dealing with the financial crisis, creating jobs, and making sense for our youth about Student loans. For example, hoiw about allowing them to have refinanced loans at a lower rate?

Perhaps, the thing he most likely regrets is developing a foreign policy in the Middle East and spending time educating Americans about that policy? He never functioned as an educator of Americans, and today he has lost respect among a large portion of the population-conservatives AND liberals!

Hey, What About Yemen??

This blog simply wants to alert our readers that when you grow weary of reading about terrorists in Syria or Iraq or Egypt or Israel, take a deep breath and have your eyes wander down the map of the Arabian peninsula to the nation of Yemen. Yep, it is at the bottom of this area. Frankly, foreign policy wonks have lost track of how long fighting has been going on in this region which is on the border of Saudi Arabia and all its oil.

1. Most people in the country are Sunni Muslims.

2. There is a Shiite minority which has been in rebellion for the past who knows how many years.

3. There are also al-Qaeda groups in the hills.

4. America uses drones in this area to kill the bad people.

5. The Houthi minority of Shiites recently took over the capital and forced changes in the Sunni led government.

6. Al Qaeda suicide bombers blow themselves up and kill innocent men, women and children to increase chaos.

Prediction:

Within a few years this chaos will hit Saudi Arabia. After all, Saudi Wahabbi Muslims created the chaos so it is only fair they get a taste of what they created by funding madrases to educate young boys to hate any form of modern life!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

UK,Guardian: “America Is Shifting Right”

I think you mean it is shifting Wrong.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Affordable Housing Impossible”

Not for the wealthy!

France, Connexion: “Pink Poo”

Poo on you!

USA, aol: “Silent No More”

Not when it comes to murder of the innocent in this world!

Norway, Norway Post: “Skies Grow Dark”

Definitely over Kobani in Syria.

Same Sex Marriage Is Here To Stay

There are moments when a great change in history occurs, and few recognize the importance of change. The Supreme Court of the United States of America refused to discuss decisions by Appeals Courts throughout the land which made invalid state laws preventing marriage between same sex couples. There was no comment by the Supreme Court, there was no historic landmark decision, the Court simply remained silent and allowed lower courts to decide the change. Within days Nevada and Utah, two conservative states, have admitted that same sex couple can marry. At this moment, 35 states allow same sex marriage, and it is simply a mater of time before the remaining states come along.

This is a moment of joy and triumph. The Supreme Court recognized change. However, this same Supreme Court refuses to recognize change when it comes to wealth in America. Its ridiculous decisions that corporations are people is without precedent in judicial history. America will become a better place when the Supreme Court admits reality in our society about the growing power of money to decide elections.

Something Amiss In North Korea?

Where Oh where has the pudgy little man have gone, oh where Oh where can he be? Since September 3 no one has seen a picture or heard the words of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. He has literally disappeared from the scene. The last photo we have is the little man walking with a limp and looking as chubby as ever. Since that, not a sign of the man who so enjoys murdering people. To make things more mysterious, there is now a North Korean team discussing issues with South Korean officials. North Korea’s deputy UN Ambassador, Ri Tong-il became the first official from his country to admit there are “reform through labor “camps in North Korea. He admitted there was need to discuss this issue.

Meanwhile, a North Korean official has visited European Union headquarters and uttered the following words: “we are expecting end of the year tho open political dialogue between both sides.” Who knows, perhaps the armed forces of North Korea finally got tired of the Kim dynasty and decided it was time for a change?

THEY HAVE ARRIVED!!

The news is grim for Americans with news that “those people” have crossed the border and now live among the people of this fair land. No, I am not referring to zombies or ghouls, but to a force that is even more powerful than the Devil himself. Congressman Duncan Hunter of California informed the Fox News network that he has spoken with members of the Border Patrol and they have provided him with information that not even the President of the United States even knows. ISIS HAS ARRIVED! According to the former Marine officer, “ISIS is coming across the southern border. At least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas. Nobody’s talking about it.”

Just do the math. If ten have been caught that means at least a hundred have not been captured. Look at the facts. Duncan Hunter once served in the US Marines and who better than a Marine knows when the bad guys are here. We offer some advice to those seeking safety:

1. If you see someone dressed in black, take out your gun and blast away. Better play it safe.

2. If you see some masked men this Halloween don’t give them candy, give them bullets in the heart.

3. You might head for the mountains and get a cabin ready for the end of America.

Just remember, if Fox News reports anything, it must be right!