Category Archives: Imperialism

Murder on the White River – Chapter 1

CHAPTER ONE The holiday sale season was starting to warm up even though Thanksgiving was still three weeks off. Christmas decorations were already glittering in store windows. A relentless press of advertising for discounts reflected the jitters of retail managers … Continue reading

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The Amazing JennaMarbles

So JennaMarbles has been my main source of entertainment over the last few weeks.  This is especially odd because her audience demographic is mostly high school girls. I’m a 57 year old guy. What is with that?  I find her … Continue reading

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Comments on Naomi Wolf’s “The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy”

Naomi Wolf’s essay on “The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy” brings to our attention some very important issues in the current struggle. Naomi is hitting the nail on the head when she says: “…our own national leaders, who … Continue reading

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German Communists Answer theses of CPUSA’s Sam Webb

July 20, German Communists Answer theses of CPUSA’s Sam Webb, by Dr. Hans-Peter Brenner writing in the Berlin socialist daily Junge Welt , July 20, 2011 Coping with political defeat, July 20, 2011 by Hans-Peter Brenner Source: 21stcenturymanifesto Certain Features … Continue reading

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Stephanie Valentin / Violin / Song of the Ghetto

Amazing. Evocative of a whole community that I miss without realizing that I was missing it. The community of my grandparents. Abram Shtern – Jewish Melody – continuing the Jewish music theme of the night. And, just because I am … Continue reading

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Who We Are

Gil Scott Heron penned “Winter in America” in 1973, with the release in 1974. He was, and remains, a prophetic voice on the plight of many of us in the United States. Some of the lyrics: And now it’s winter … Continue reading

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Thelonious Monk – Round Midnight

I’m reading Robin D.G. Kelley’s “Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of An American Original” (2009: Free Press). I have heard of T. Monk all my life, and he was alive while I was growing up in New York City. … Continue reading

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When the lights go out…

I love the blues. Always have. Its the music that makes my heart race.

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The World Population is Not the Problem – Inequitable Distribution of Wealth Is the Problem

The simple ad from National Geographic raises some very interesting questions about the assumptions of overpopulation vs. the reality that a society dedicated to exploitation for private profit is dooming us to misery and hunger on a massive scale. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/01/seven-billion/kunzig-text

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New York City by Drone Plane – Interesting Photography

These pictures were taken by a robot controlled plane that an individual put together. He flies it around New York City and takes these aerial pictures. Continue reading

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