Monday, September 29, 2014

On The Khorasan Group in Syria, ISIS in Iraq: That’s Right, We’ve Have Been Seduced, and Duped Once Again

By Horatio Green

The Tawhid portion of The Shahada in white Arabic script
above the Seal of Muhammad (reading, bottom to top: 
muhammad rasul[u]allah[i],  "Muhammad, messenger
/prophet of God): Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain: 
Photo Essay:Black Flag" by William McCants, 
November 7, 2011, ForeignPolicy.com
Let’s face it; before the United States can go to war, it must first induce an abundance of fear and at least one good lie. We have been seduced by fear mongering to justify the bombing of ISIS targets inside Iraq. But as scary as our military and government hyped up ISIS in Iraq, Obama still found it necessary to make it even scarier in order to justify bombing and the firing of missiles on terrorist targets inside Syria. And, what could be better than to discover a new Syrian terrorist threat. One that’s even more dangerous and threatening than ISIS is: “The Khorasan Group.”

It’s quite a story, but it’s a made-up story.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

“We Have Met the Enemy and He Isn't Only ISIS, He Is Us”

"Defense Spending the Top Priority, Critics Fear”: 
Image: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t;
 Adapted: Staff Sgt. Liesl Marelli / DVIDSHUB, designshard)
Dennis Kucinich’s perspective on the ISIS threat, the hysteria it has created, and why we are bombing Iraq and Syria is something we should not ignore.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

How do you turn Off the Killer Part of America’s Warriors

By Horatio Green

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales 
pictured at the National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, California, 
On Sunday, March 11, 2012, Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales walked out of his operating base in Afghanistan, entered three homes in the villages of Alkozai and Balandi, and killed 16 villagers. Of the 16, he killed nine children, some as young as two years old. He returned to his base, laid down his weapon and voluntarily surrendered.

Bales negotiated a plea agreement and avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty. On August 23, 2013, he was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.

Massachusetts confirmed its first case of Enterovirus D68

On September 11, I wrote an article concerning a rare viral health threat caused from an outbreak of Enterovirus D68. At that time, it presented itself in 12 Midwestern and Southeastern states and was spreading. Today, my state of Massachusetts confirmed its first case of Enterovirus D68.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Conflict Of Interest Exposed In the ISIS Iraq-Syria Debate

By Horatio Green

Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, left, 
visits with former Army Vice-Chief of Staff Gen. Jack Keane
during a Defense Policy Board meeting at the Pentagon 
on Tuesday, Nov.29, 2011: DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
Flickr Creative Commons, license Attribution 2.0 Generic
Nation Magazine’s Lee Fang provides enlightening, yet not surprising insights into the cable news reporting on the ISIS threat. He writes that some retired generals and other military experts promoting military action against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) stand to gain financially from it. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Managements Leadership Problem

By Horatio Green

Seventh Grade Leadership Curriculum draft 
Credit: Andrew Watt Copyright: Creative Commons: 
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0): 
Management consultant Peter Drucker once said, “One does not ‘manage’ people. The task is to lead people. And the goal is to make productive the specific strengths and knowledge of every individual.”

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Be Aware When Your Child Has a Bad Cold; It May Be More Serious Than You Think

By Horatio Green

A rare viral health threat has presented itself in 12 Midwestern and Southeastern states and is spreading. The threat comes from an outbreak of Enterovirus D68.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, the Day I Thought I lost My Wife

By Horatio Green

An Angiograph of a grape sized berry aneurysm in a cerebral artery.
 Credit: Lucien Monfils; Copyright:GNU Free Documentation License




On May 27, 2014, my wife Kathy woke up happy, singing and humming to herself, ready for the day. But, for the little girl I married fifty-one years ago, and me, it only took an instant for our lives to change; certainly Kathy’s more than mine.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Will We Destroy the Place We Call Home?

The waste dump, a result of unbridled consumerism
 (Photo Credit: Shutterstock; Copyright: Public Domain)
An uninhabitable earth at some point in our future is not an unreasonable thought. Years of disregard for mother earth can cause components of the earth system to change. Consequently, humankind should not shrug off warnings of cataclysmic environmental transformations.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Living with a Control Freak Is Not Easy

Do you have someone in your life that doesn’t trust your judgment? One who feels they need to control every aspect of your life. If you do, chances are that that someone is a control freak.

My someone, like so many control freaks, has a high opinion of himself. He is obsessive.He easily becomes agitated and will engage in long, loud, and angry one-way arguments (whether there is a reason to be angry or not) over any issue. He is not interested in what I have to say. He talks down to me. He attempts to intimidate by rapidly and loudly talking over anything I attempt to say. If I should be able to make a counterargument that in anyway threatens his argument, he will shut down and not speak to me for days. It’s a behavior demonstrate not just toward me but others as well.