June 2015

Ode (Owed) to Alice In Wonderland

On June 23, 2015, I posted a piece entitled "Kimba" The White Lion. I make it a point not to, generally, comment on comments. I post the pieces to initiate debate, and let the chips fall where the may. I am most interested in dissent, as long as it is factually based, intelligent and substantive. However, support is also appreciated.

Pro-O'Malley Group Attacking Sanders on Gun Control

The Hill, June 25, 2015

A super-PAC supporting former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (D) for president will launch a five-digit digital ad buy in Iowa on Thursday attacking Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) over his positions on gun control.

"Bernie Sanders voted against the Brady Bill, and Bernie Sanders voted to give gun manufacturers protection from victim lawsuits," the ad says.

"The NRA even paid for ads attacking a Sanders' opponent ...Bernie Sanders is no progressive when it comes to guns."

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A Naturalized Citizens Personal Education in "Free America"

Dear Thom and Readers,

Thank you! I just love your show; it makes me feel like I am not crazy.

I am from Germany, married an American solider and came in 1963 with my daughter from a previous relationship. America, from what I heard as a young person was "fantastic"! Radio shows from the U.S. in German suggested "We are all brothers". I lived in the American sector in Berlin as a teenager and listened to the A.F.N.; beautiful music from classical to jazz to Blues and Elvis.

The TPP vs Communism

The TPP is a prime example of the move toward what is basically a world wide version of Soviet-style Communism by a different name. The Communist party is replaced by the multi-national corporations.

Rep Derek Kilmer's (D-WA) explanation for fast track vote

Any suggestions about what to wrote to him to get him to change his vote??

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Transsexualism (a video essay) -- part 3

One of the other TH members has revived her Message Board topic regarding transsexualism, gender expression and feminism. She just posted a long screed restating the same faulty logic she's engaged in all along but her essential premise remains the same, which is that transsexuals are only a victim of perverse social expectations surrounding gender. I am no longer interested in her opinion because, after debating long and hard, I finally came to realize that, despite her vociferous justifications for it, her op

Hackers steal up to $1billion from banks in last couple of years

Our politicians want us to think that most large scale computer hacking is done by nation-states. They love to blame China or Iran or Russia but in fact they are lying to you. They don't want you to know that it doesn't take a nation-state to hack into banks to steal $300 million to $1 billion, which is what hackers have stolen from our banks. The bankers don't want you to know that their security is weak.

Inspection- On the Sheer Idiocy of Simplistic Literalism

Over my past 61 years of shifting from a Buckley conservative to more leftward in my views there’s been one constantly amusing spectacle: those who are so literal they basically must either be posing as, or actual, simpletons. Take for example Agnew’s somewhat clever, “nattering nabobs of negativism,” comment.

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Did Trump Commit Treason?

Thom plus logo News reports increasingly are suggesting that Donald Trump has committed treason in making a promise to a foreign leader. The question is, who is the foreign leader and what was the promise?