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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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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? ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
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|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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? ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
| 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."
|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 ...
“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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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.
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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-...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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? ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Dear Mr. President: PONY UP
Thanks for your tears. I needed to see them. You see, I have 5 boys...
|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 ...
|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=...
|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.
|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 ...
|"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 @...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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/
|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 ...
|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 ...
An irreverent, profane take on an American Mistake: Rush Limbaugh From the Associate Editor's Desk, DowntownLALife.com. Magazine ...
"Transvaginal 2017" From the Associate Editor's Desk As published by DowntownLALife.com Magazine ...
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