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This is a repost of something I wrote on March 31, 2010. The motivation for writing it at that time was the lack of the accountability in the Roman Catholic Church for their handling of sexually ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 03:28 PM PST with 2 Recommends
"One of the things that sets us apart from other countries is that when we make mistakes, we admit them." - President Obama, 12/11/14 Yeah, we're so special.... List of Truth and Reconciliation ...
by TheodorP
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Dec 14, 2014 at 11:10 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Despite CIA director Michael Hayden's claims that certain techniques used by the CIA on its detainees were simply "medical procedures" done out of a regard for "detainee health," doctors flatly ...
by Th0rn
Comment Count 59 comments on Sat Dec 13, 2014 at 05:40 PM PST with 40 Recommends
On the morning of December 13, 2012, the earth and the sky moved at a furious pace while my wife and I were putting on clothes we would normally reserve for funerals or weddings, all in what felt ...
by dsnodgrass
Comment Count 50 comments on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 06:20 AM PST with 229 Recommends
As we recently reported , the voters of Temecula replaced all three incumbent school board members with the candidates we endorsed. On November 18, two weeks after election night, the school board ...
by dsnodgrass
Comment Count 39 comments on Mon Dec 15, 2014 at 07:08 AM PST with 259 Recommends
Here we go again ... super-charging the Greed-gamblers -- who do not have a word in their Vocabulary for: Enough! Critics Say Spending Bill Includes a Bonanza for Wall Street by Erin McClam, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Dec 12, 2014 at 03:24 PM PST with 18 Recommends
If accountability for torture that was done by employees and contractors of the CIA is going to happen, it will have to come from elsewhere than the US. And it will happen , at least in some minimal ...
by Th0rn
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Dec 11, 2014 at 02:58 PM PST with 24 Recommends
Somebody help me here with what should be done as we revisit the horrors brought to light in the release of the Senate torture report. People were hired to force things up people's rectums in order ...
by divineorder
Comment Count 33 comments on Wed Dec 10, 2014 at 05:30 PM PST with 18 Recommends
I just did a keyword search in the just released 'Torture Report' -- searching for the word " effective ". And the results only confirm, what most of us already knew -- including the CIA itself -- ...
by jamess
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Dec 09, 2014 at 07:06 PM PST with 6 Recommends
I only contribute infrequently being generally unimpressed with myself. But, as in previous vents, there are times that try men's hearts and this is one. We are all genuinely puzzled as to how these,
by pnchad
Comment Count 88 comments on Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 03:23 PM PST with 173 Recommends
In the wake of no-bill decisions by grand juries investigating the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, we here in Michigan have our own shameful death-by-cop to examine carefully. On Sunday, ...
by peregrine kate
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Dec 03, 2014 at 06:21 PM PST with 36 Recommends
A Watershed Metaphor for These Times By Susan C. Strong Of course right now everyone on the left and among the Democrats is feeling shocked and down because of the horrid 2014 election. There’...
by SusanCStrong
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Nov 20, 2014 at 11:56 AM PST with 1 Recommend
History is filled with those who have placed themselves squarely on the wrong side of civil rights issues, and history is  never  kind to them. Meet one of the newest members of this exclusive 
by dsnodgrass
Comment Count 103 comments on Mon Nov 17, 2014 at 07:48 AM PST with 232 Recommends
In her recent post-election piece “It's Time to Work on America's Agenda” Elizabeth Warren points out that the changes in Washington and in various States aren't changing the fact that The ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 05:28 PM PST with 12 Recommends
The Riverside County Registrar of Voters  has certified the ballots for the 2014 Temecula School Board election, and the results are now official. Huge congratulations are in order for our newest ...
by dsnodgrass
Comment Count 33 comments on Mon Nov 24, 2014 at 07:18 AM PST with 202 Recommends
For background, read the Rolling Stone magazine article, The Entrapment of Jesse Snodgrass . As we're preparing for the upcoming lawsuit, (trial likely be scheduled for June or July of 2015), I ...
by dsnodgrass
Comment Count 98 comments on Fri Nov 07, 2014 at 07:08 AM PST with 408 Recommends
Ever heard of this concept, called "The Law of Diminishing Returns"? Surely there is a concept that is the equal and opposite version of that notion. I can't for the life of me think of what that ...
by GreenMother
Comment Count 51 comments on Fri Oct 10, 2014 at 07:27 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
After been stunned reading about the Federal Reserve regs that might lead to asset-stripping of local governments I was very glad to read come potentially awesome good news. H/T to Alan Grayson FB ...
by divineorder
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Sep 09, 2014 at 05:14 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
This is my story of how I responded to the recognition of the militarization of our police forces and concludes with the results of my challenging visit to my local police department. This story ...
by sydneyluv
Comment Count 22 comments on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 02:53 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
So much for ' Freedom of Information ' when it comes to Chris Christie's new style of "transparent" governing ... Chris Christie Faces Mounting Suits Over Public Records by Jill Colvin, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 11:37 AM PDT with 32 Recommends