Sunday, August 23, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
|Image from Bernie Sander’s FB page|
It’s a significant accomplishment for a democratic socialist.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
The sentry robot in action in Cheonan,
92 kms south of Seoul. Getty Images
Along the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea, the South Korean military deployed SGR-A1 Sentry Guard Robots to replace human sentries. The SGR-A1 sentryneeds a human operator to fire its weapon. But in time, weaponized autonomous ‘killer robots’ -- self-directed, no human operator -- will replace soldiers along the DMZ as well as soldiers, marines, and sailors in military units worldwide.
Monday, July 27, 2015
“Firearm violence has become a leading cause of death and injury for children and teens. Guns in the home raise special concerns because they significantly raise the risk of homicide, suicide, and unintentional shootings.”
Monday, July 20, 2015
Considering the money made from promoting and increasing gun ownership, whether legal or not, and the windfall profits made from exploiting crimes committed at the hands of someone with a gun, it’s clear why we can’t solve the gun problem.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The assault on same-sex marriage, based on the belief that marriage should be exclusively the union of one man and one woman, and whether its exclusiveness is constitutional, has been debated for decades. The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling making same-sex marriage legal across all 50 states will not change that. The assault and debate will continue. But at the heart of the marriage controversy are antiquated religious beliefs.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Regarding the killing of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (Emanuel AME) Church in Charleston, S.C., President Obama, rightfully but guardedly expressed his sadness and anger, condemned racism and addressed the need to do something about the gun problem in our country.
Jon Stewart, however, dropped his usual comedic skit on the Daily Show to express his concerns over the tragedy in Charleston.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Someday society will be free from work and need for money; a world where everyone can follow their passions, where everyone is equal, and, once freed from pursuit of empire, money, and profit, a world at peace.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
|VietnamWar Memorial, Statues of Vietnam War soldiers |
By Angelskiss31, Flickr
A majority of young Americans have never served in the Armed Forces. Their understanding of military service and war comes from how the news media reports our wars. Television, movies, and the playing of video war games further distort their view of war. Unlike previous wars, restrictions on publishing certain images of war and inadequate media coverage sanitize war in a way that creates ignorance of the horrors of war, and what face combat veterans when they return home.