John Steinbeck, Michael Moore, and the Burgeoning Role of Planetary Patriotism

John Steinbeck, Michael Moore,
and the Burgeoning Role of Planetary Patriotism

October 01, 2010 | 1 Comment

As true patriots they have been willing, and morally well braced to endure, not only rank and file criticism, but also broad disdain, public ridicule, numerous slanders of every hue, and in some cases even physical violence. From my father’s point of view, without a thought for self, a true patriot stands up against the stones of condemnation, and speaks for those who are given no real voice in the halls of justice, or the halls of government.

UN Fact-Finding Mission:
Israeli Killing of US Citizen Was “Execution”

October 01, 2010 | 1 Comment

The report reveals that Dogan, the 19-year-old US citizen of Turkish descent, was filming with a small video camera on the top deck of the Mavi Marmara when he was shot twice in the head, once in the back and in the left leg and foot and that he was shot in the face at point blank range while lying on the ground.

Posted in News

Proposition L: Nevius Makes Case
Against Sit/Lie Proposition?

October 01, 2010 | No Comments

Putting aside the legality and fairness of a sit/lie law, the past failure to prosecute quality of life citations raises the question as to why we need Proposition L, now on the November ballot. If passed, who says those citations would be prosecuted any differently. Or put another way, if quality of life violations were prosecuted now, what is the rationale for a sit/lie law?

Posted in Opinion, Politics

Retirement – It’s Not for Sissies Anymore

October 01, 2010 | No Comments

What gives? We baby boomers remember all too well what retirement meant to our elders. It meant taking up knitting and updating wills. We saw a slightly bent, slower version of the vibrant people who used to inhabit those bodies.

Posted in Human Interest, Opinion

Gates Foundation Donates $12 Million
to Boost College Completion Rates

September 27, 2010 | 2 Comments

From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation September 27, 2010 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the National League of Cities today announced $12 million in grants to fund innovative proposals to boost college…

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Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation
to Keep Drunk Drivers Off the Road

September 27, 2010 | No Comments

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed AB 1601 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), which authorizes judges to revoke, for up to ten years, the license of any person convicted of three or more DUIs in a 10-year period. Current law only allows for a license revocation period of three years for someone with three or more DUIs. Hundreds of thousands of Californians are arrested and convicted of driving under the influence every year in California, and many of them are repeat offenders.

Posted in News, Politics

Must Christianity Dominate America?

September 27, 2010 | 2 Comments

One of the great sins of Christianity over the centuries is that it has sought dominance over believers in other religions as well as non-believers.

Posted in Opinion, Politics