Monday, December 22, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

More of the same

Jobless recovery is not a recovery if you are unemployed. It is more of the same.

Monday, November 24, 2014

End Solitary Confinement in New York State

1. Text of the proposed law here.
2. Summary of the provisions of that law are here.
.....This is on the website for "Think Outside the Box".

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Are GMOs safe?

Why is it that GMOs are generally regarded as safe (GRAS) but one passenger on an airplane carrying one bag that does not belong to him is generally regarded as dangerous.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

exporting democracy

The United States exports neo-colonialism.
The internet exports democracy, mostly through cell phones.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Not in uniform

The CIA are not lawful combatants. Footnote 44

Friday, June 13, 2014

Dark Day at the Newseum.

Event took place January 2012. The film did not win an award.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Catonsville Draft Board 1968

View of the front of the K of C building, 1050 Fredrick Rd.
The draft board was on the second floor.

Saturday, April 05, 2014


You can be held up by a robber with a gun who threatens to kill you if you don't comply, or you can be held up by a system that threatens to starve you. Capitalism began with the industrial counter-revolution, an anti-democratic revolution, the replacement of men, where wage slavery replaced regular slavery. This allowed an illusory advance in social justice which did not produce a parallel economic justice, since the industrialists could write the laws and rent the police.

Why the fox should not guard the hen-house

From Enformable

From national administration to administration, corporations have run roughshod and those who are supposed to protect us from the danger and death these industries cause have regularly not done their jobs. Sometimes the situation is more pronounced as during the Reagan administration—a thoroughly obvious time of foxes guarding henhouses.

Rita LaValle, a PR person for Aerojet General Corp. involved in hazardous waste-dumping and water pollution, who became director of the “Superfund” program; John Todhunter, an opponent of restrictions on pesticides with the chemical industry-financed American Council on Science and Health, who became assistant administrator for pesticides and toxic substances at EPA; Kathleen Bennett, who as a lobbyist for the paper industry fought the Clean Air Act, named assistant EPA administrator for air pollution control programs and supervisor of the Clean Air Act; and on and on.

Throughout the many decades since, government control, regulation, has been surrendered, in part and sometimes entirely, to business interests. This includes not only the food and drug industries but the auto industry, the nuclear industry, now the gas industry for the toxic process called hydraulic fracturing or fracking, and on and on.

Saturday, March 08, 2014


To prevent the destruction of the entire world,
we must obliterate China now. R2P.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Gonna be great!

Ram Dass

Be Here Now
Now Deleted
Should 'a been he'e yeste'day, shou'nt ya.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Testimony at the hearings

for the NYS draft Energy Plan at the UB Center for Tomorrow.
Lots of fluff. You would think that you could say something informative in five pages, and then support it with the rest. That does not seem to be the case. Lots of ambiguous posturing and buzz words, which give no hint as to what the issue is that is being addressed, or what they even think should be done, or what should not be done.

Fracking? Who said anything about fracking?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Legal Reform

1. Appoint judges
2. Involve judges in plea barganing
3. Tell juries about nullification
4. Sequester juries
5. Fix prosecutorial immunity
6. Allow DNA evidence post-conviction
7. Reform eye-witness identification. We know it's broken
8. Video all police interrogation

Saturday, February 08, 2014

February 7th, 2014, Sentencing at DeWitt

For the October 2013 demonstration at Hancock Air Force Base.

1. After the verdict, the defendants head off to jail on an 15 day sentence, expected to be in jail from today Friday 2/7/2014 to Friday 2/15/2014, at Jamesville.

2. Judge denies that defendants showed a need to act

3. Judge convicts and issues order of protection
[text] "This has to stop." Hence the orders of protection.
Judge Gideon explains his decision, and the orders of protection, as a delicate balance. Don't interfere with the ability of the Pepsi man to restock the pop-machines in a timely fashion with orange Fanta.

Probably our fault that he missed the point that this is an illegal program of assassination, extra judicial killing, summary execution, a high crime, and properly before the judiciary. It is not only a moral issue, but a legal issue, and not only an international crime, but an unconstitutional usurpation of power, and violation of the 5th amendment. If it is done under "war powers", can the Nobel Peace Prize winner and the others in the unitary executive branch kill anyone, anywhere, that they determine, under the theory that we have been invited into a counter-revolutionary struggle by a local tyrant, to kill his people, or people of a like mind in a neighboring country, and that the term "theater of war" includes a busy restaurant in a peaceful neighborhood, or a cafe?
If so, say so, but stop complaining about all the suicide bombers.

4. Excerpts from sentencing statements James Ricks

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Bloody Murder

On Terror Tuesdays, president Obama goes down a list and selects persons to be killed. Then someone sends that information out to his assassins.

These persons have not been convicted of a capital crime. The Fifth amendment says that "No Person shall be deprived of life without the due process of law." This amendment means that all persons shall have access to the courts before they are killed.

During the Civil Rights struggle, blacks wore signs saying "I am a man". We have forgotten.