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Fruit Loops
The Americano Series Part I: Fruit Loops Okay, enough with the regurgitations on Ecological destruction, State-Sponsored Capitalism, Inverted Totalitarianism, Tea Party Fascism, the Death of ...
downtownLALife 03/07/2013 2 2 - -
Guns for Gold: D.C. Firearms Ltd. (final report)
“Good, bad, I’m the guy with the gun.” -Army of Darkness _____________________ As of August 1st 2012, there were 129,817 federally licensed firearms dealers in the U.S., beating out ...
downtownLALife 02/03/2013 3 4 - -
The Guns for Gold Report
“Good, bad, I’m the guy with the gun.” -Army of Darkness The People’s Army In 1959, Gallup reported that 49% of Americans said they had a gun in their home. In 2000, that figure had ...
downtownLALife 02/02/2013 8 9 1 -
Pharmajuana Rising. Part I
Follow the money into our collective future: A massive expanse of hemp cultivation and a state-of-the-art processing facility heretofore unseen in any industrial endeavor. But what they make there? ...
downtownLALife 01/30/2013 3 8 - -
Live in the USA? You’re Nuts
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. -Voltaire Perhaps it’s time for us to appraise our collective sanity- the sooner, the better. We as a nation have now traversed ...
downtownLALife 01/22/2013 23 7 - -
And Insuring Guns? Oh well...
It escapes me as to what happened to this idea. We live in a money-driven economy whether we like it or not. And I am NOT a fan of the insurance industry; quite the contrary- especially regarding ...
downtownLALife 01/19/2013 25 8 - -
The Danger of Fiery Gun Rhetoric
This is not some informational or heavily referenced post. As diaries go, this is truer to form as an actual diary entry. The dangers of the present rhetoric coming from the right fringe, from ...
downtownLALife 01/17/2013 5 1 - -
Hide the Old People: Entitlement Cuts?
With all the bickering about debt ceiling, Social Security, and Medicare, “We ain’t seen nothin’ yet.” This is just the little tip of a looming, ship-sinking iceberg. And we damn well ...
downtownLALife 01/16/2013 12 2 1 -
Photo Essay: Barrio Corazon, Manila
Corazon de Jesus, Corazon de Nosotros “If you're in trouble, or hurt or need - go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help - the only ones.” -John Steinbeck What they do in ...
downtownLALife 01/12/2013 7 7 - -
News Links Today: Banks, Bigots, Bamboozlement II
And keeping the people's enemy in focus: We live in a perilous, poverty-bound time of Inverted Totalitarianism mixed in with Brave New World- a little 1984 thrown in for dessert. I believe that ...
downtownLALife 01/11/2013 1 - - -
Banks, Bigots, and Our Bamboozlement with Bullshit
For years now, I have scoured news sites, usually early in the morning, and found articles that I believe show trends; trends that indicate a direction that frankly scares the hell out of me. Here ...
downtownLALife 01/10/2013 3 - - -
Hide the Old People: Photo Expose
downtownLALife 01/09/2013 21 23 - -
Apathy And Other Small Victories
With the recent tidal wave of unpleasant news and orchestrated insanity, sometimes you need to take a break. Sometimes you need some sort of nondestructive respite from the madness before it eats ...
downtownLALife 01/09/2013 11 3 - -
Adams Apple Post: Apology
In a powerful way- this has helped me A LOT- in regards to my input- not only with Kos- but even my scathing articles - I must attack policies - not people. - many of my articles have been biting ...
downtownLALife 01/05/2013 9 1 - -
The Adams Apple Kos Controversy
We're chasing our tails here.. Anyone that presents themselves to the public is open to ridicule. some of that ridicule enters the 'gray' area between their professional position and their ...
downtownLALife 01/04/2013 44 1 - -
See Exact Moment Obama Learned of Sandy Hook Shooting
There are two poignant photos of our President that will forever be etched into my consciousness. One is him humbly sitting in the 'war room,' waiting for results on the Osama Bin Laden raid- very ...
downtownLALife 01/04/2013 6 21 - -
The Fiscal Cliff: A Symbolic Gesture of Our Collective Condition
They took our pensions, and Washington gave 165 Million to ‘certain’ railroads for track maintenance (we do need massive infrastructure overhaul) They foreclosed our homes, and Washington gave ...
downtownLALife 01/03/2013 4 8 - -
Our New Year: Huxley vs. Orwell
A very significant, short, succinct quote that over the last years has had an impact on both my thinking and my writings... That at the 'societal ground level,' a piece that for me personally, goes ...
downtownLALife 01/02/2013 10 10 - -
Thanks Kos and participants
Thanks to all for your comments (albeit some quite deservedly biting), your reads, and your tolerance of my all too many diaries (which will diminish greatly after the New Year). So many diaries? ...
downtownLALife 12/31/2012 3 1 - -
My Son, The Killer
My Son, The Killer Michael A Martin Associate Editor ___________________ The son I never knew. I have wanted to write this… for a long while now. And although it has been years, to put ...
downtownLALife 12/31/2012 79 4 - -
Guns Anyone? The Real Solution
“Everything is connected; and in the financial and political arenas, this connection is one single, solitary strand: Money.” -When we talk about enemy, it might be prudent to understand whom ...
downtownLALife 12/31/2012 10 4 - -
Silencers: The NRA's Latest Big Lie
http://www.salon.com/2012/12/30/silencers_the_nras_latest_big_lie/ Diary? Diary? How about- our slaughtered children? How about Aurora? How about Evil? Simply, how about- "My God."
downtownLALife 12/30/2012 38 4 - -
Wonder Woman, Penile Implants, and Some Dick Named Matt Patterson
"I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin."-Savage, Brave New World Being back In-Country from Asia since December, the ...
downtownLALife 12/30/2012 3 4 - -
MONEY!
“Everything is connected; and in the financial and political arenas, this connection is one single, solitary strand: Money.” “You give me armed drone marketing to our national market, a ...
downtownLALife 12/28/2012 4 3 - -
Jesus got me an AR-15
Republished on different sites (including Kos)- at my Editor's insistence: My special Christmas moment: This is the best Christmas ever. There it was, sitting in that big box under our tree. Merry ...
downtownLALife 12/27/2012 7 8 1 -
A Running Count of Tax Cuts
Nice to see someone keeping count, second by second: Cost of Tax Cuts for the Wealthiest Americans Since 2001: http://costoftaxcuts.com/ Other data indicates the Bush Tax Cuts have cost 2.4 ...
downtownLALife 12/27/2012 4 3 - -
Brownells, Sells 3.5 Years Worth Of AR-15 Magazines In 3 Days
Gun and ammunition sales continue to soar in the days following the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left six adults and 20 children dead. This is not meant as a diary- but I felt the need ...
downtownLALife 12/25/2012 47 11 - -
The AR-15 that Jesus got me
My special Christmas moment: Finally, my own AR-15! This is the best Christmas ever. There it was, sitting in that big box under our tree. Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays, and thank you Jesus.
downtownLALife 12/25/2012 12 5 - -
Foxnation, Class War, and Rufus Smith
By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise. -Hitler When God desires to destroy a thing, he entrusts ...
downtownLALife 12/21/2012 5 3 - -
First Responder: A Story, A Tribute
First Responder Michael A Martin Associate Editor To Be Published in DowntownLALife Magazine This Story is not mean to characterize the behavior or actions of first responders. Rather, and ...
downtownLALife 12/19/2012 14 35 3 -
Connecticut shooting ranges up and running as gun control debate rages
While Newtown spent a Sunday in mourning, steady activity at nearby ranges illustrated the strength of US affinity for guns. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/16/newtown-shooting-ranges-gun-...
downtownLALife 12/16/2012 9 1 - -
Death threat prompts police response to Newtown church on Sunday
When does this end? .. Oh, it doesn't. I have continued to post excessive diaries on this- some repetitive. And as an assoc editor, this is not my field- but with a rather extensive gun history ...
downtownLALife 12/16/2012 5 2 - -
Hooray! Gun Practice after Church
Yep, we want to be ready to shoot those Mexicans that are part of the Drug Cartels- and shooting in the name of God is definitely the way to go! There's just something about feeling the Holy Spirit ...
downtownLALife 12/16/2012 6 2 - -
THIS Is a Bushmaster AR-15
This footage shows the horrific, destructive power of such a weapon. And dramatically poses the question: What the fuck are these things doing in our society? Deer hunting? Hobby? Protection? ...
downtownLALife 12/16/2012 31 5 - -
Texas Church Offers Firearms Classes To Train Parishioners To Defend Against Imaginary Bands Of Mexi
"The Times of London reports that several American churches are now offering concealed firearms training in order to attract worshipers to their pews. One of these churches, Heights Baptist in San ...
downtownLALife 12/15/2012 6 3 - -
Newspaper Runs Gun Ad Next To Coverage Of Connecticut Shooting
Rock Hill Herald, a newspaper in South Carolina, printed a large ad for a big gun sale in Rock Hill on the same page as its coverage of Friday’s massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. The ad, which ...
downtownLALife 12/15/2012 3 3 - -
Updated: Mother was passionate about her guns, gun hobby, and took...
her sons shooting at target range. From Slate The two semiautomatic pisols and .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle Lanza used in the shooting were registered to his mother, whom several witnesses ...
downtownLALife 12/15/2012 20 8 - -
re: School Shooting. Mother was passionate about her gun hobby, her guns, and took her sons to...
... shooting range??? Others can comment if want to, I'm still ...
downtownLALife 12/15/2012 40 3 - -
Our President and Race
In an earlier post, addressed to our President, I stated: "Mr. President, I know you like to reach across the aisle. I know you admire Lincoln. I also know that being our first African American ...
downtownLALife 12/15/2012 1 1 - -
HEY MR PRESIDENT: READ KIND SIR
Thanks for your tears. I needed to see them. You see, I have 5 boys... ... and i have trouble with this. I cried today. You see, I don't cry much; but I did today. And then.. as expected.. slowly ...
downtownLALife 12/14/2012 4 6 - -
Dear Mr. President: PONY UP
Thanks for your tears. I needed to see them. You see, I have 5 boys...
downtownLALife 12/14/2012 6 2 - -
Can't afford the fricking bullets
Good luck on gun confiscation. Bullets? Fed tax= $5.00 a bullet. Deer hunting? You better be a good shot. Shooting Spree? Hope you have a lot of money or a good credit card. Borders? eh, the war ...
downtownLALife 12/14/2012 11 4 - -
Trauma, Tears,and MOURNING Dvorak, 9th Symphony, 2nd Movement
Today- Mourning Tomorrow? Father of 5 sons. A school, the decimation of children That's all. That's all http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
downtownLALife 12/14/2012 3 2 - -
Humor is Reason Gone Mad: Gasoline
Thank God. The failing days of trying to impress people are now at an end. Mortality now measured, it is finally time to unimpress people. Dedicated to my sons: Perhaps they shouldn’t read this.
downtownLALife 12/14/2012 3 2 - -
Commie Slacker Scum
Note: This is a satire that characterizes the ‘mindset’ I find among many Americans; and I do listen. It would be hilarious if it weren’t so frightening, dooming … and common. Originally on ...
downtownLALife 12/14/2012 3 3 - -
"Jesus Ain't Here No More:" Dark Journey Through the Southlands
Originally published by DowntownLALife Magazine in August of this year. Was a popular article at that time, Thanks to all- Michael A Martin Assoc Editor DowntownLALife.com @michaelallenmar @...
downtownLALife 12/14/2012 12 22 2 -
From Bizarro-Land: Homosexuality May Be A 'Birth Defect' That Could...
I'm sure many have seen this new item from the Himmler-scape. ... Just can't make this stuff up anymore. Bryan Fischer: Homosexuality May Be A 'Birth Defect' That Could... Lead Parents To Abort ...
downtownLALife 12/13/2012 6 1 - -
Rush Redux Published: Pony Up Bigot
A bit of his own medicine (and not Hydrocodone) From the desk of the Associate Editor Originally published and republished on DowntownLALife.com Follow the money: Take down the high dollar ...
downtownLALife 12/13/2012 4 3 - -
End Homelessness W/The Money Americans Spend On Christmas Decor
**Very Sad- INFOGRAPHIC: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/12/10/1311041/infographic-homelessness-christmas-decorations/
downtownLALife 12/13/2012 11 - - -
Annihilation of the Middle Class in Numbers
Statistics on where we are and where we are headed. The momentum of the global plutocracy. From September 2012: "Mitt and the Merry Plunderers, DowntownLALife.com Magazine ...
downtownLALife 12/13/2012 7 4 - -
China, Iraqi Oil, and Us
There is little doubt regarding China's continuing demand for foreign resources, especially oil. The numbers always tell a story, albeit painful. Excerpt From 'Mobilize,' DowntownLALife.com ...
downtownLALife 12/12/2012 1 1 - -
Rush Redux
An irreverent, profane take on an American Mistake: Rush Limbaugh From the Associate Editor's Desk, DowntownLALife.com. Magazine ...
downtownLALife 12/12/2012 7 2 - -
Transvaginal 2017
"Transvaginal 2017" From the Associate Editor's Desk As published by DowntownLALife.com Magazine ...
downtownLALife 12/12/2012 2 8 - -
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