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I Remember

It is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and I remember.
I remember people being told they were inferior and not like others.
I remember those people couldn’t go to the same schools, eat in the same restaurants, drink from the same water fountains or use the same restrooms.
I remember people asking to be respected as citizens of the United States with the right to vote.
I remember watching the news while people were beaten with pick and axe handles.
I remember the fire hoses turned on people tossing them across the street like leaves.   Read more

Are political views 'hard-wired' into your brain?

When hearing “it’s in their DNA”, most people would assume it was a joke referring to conservatives. It seems for the last 50 years or so, research was quietly being done, comparing the brains of conservatives with those of liberal thinking people. After hearing a comment by John Dean (Richard Nixon’s advisor) about the research he did for his book "Conservative Without Conscience", I had to rethink that DNA phrase. John Dean believes the study helped explain why the Republican Party has been driven further right.   Read more

No Label Politics

It's about damn time Republicans and Democrats tried to work out our issues in a civil way.

http://nolabels.org/

I hope these people get as much air time as the Tea Party.

The Power of Nightmares

I came across a very interesting BBC show produced by Adam Curtis. As I watched I realized the ideology of Islam Jihad and the Neo Conservative were quite parallel. I'm linking the show below and I believe you might find it extremely informative.

http://www.archive.org/details/ThePowerOfNightmares

A three part video, just click the arrow at the top.

Obesity and our children.

Appearing on Laura Ingraham’s Sarah Palin attacked the First Lady, Michele Obama by saying, “Take her anti-obesity thing that she’s on. She’s on this kick right? What she’s telling us is she cannot trust parents to make decisions for their children, for our own families what we should eat. And I know I’m going to be again criticized for bringing this up.   Read more

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