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Friday, February 15, 2019

Another Violent End for Maintaining Peaceful Intentions

The assassination stunned the country, and tens of thousands of mourners attended Ko Ni's funeral. Ko Ni, a Muslim in the predominantly Buddhist country, had written several books on democracy and had just returned from a Jakarta visit to study interfaith peace in Indonesia. A legal adviser for the country's ruling National League for Democracy, he routinely condemned state violence against the minority Rohingya population, which human rights investigators have since said could constitute a genocide.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Gonna Get Back to The Mountains

Well here goes to y'all out in The Wild West. It's getting so close I can feel it. Looking forward to the Meet and Greet. My books are available on line or at Barnes and Noble. Higgins Books have 'em so pick-up a copy and I'll sign it for you guaranteed! That being said I do not travel well with a ton of books so many thanks in advance.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Edgar Allan Poe's Thoughts on The Taliban

The Taliban has this to say . . .

Durrani said if US troops leave, "we might repeat history where women will be beaten, shot in the heads, and their noses cut. Where women will be treated as second class citizens, just because they are women."

Taliban promises moderate stance

A senior Taliban member, speaking to Al Jazeera anonymously, said the group would strike a moderate tone on women's education and their right to work.
"It won't be the same for women like it used to be during our regime in Afghanistan. They will have access to education and will have their rights," he said.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Another Cost of War

The most recent Congressional Budget Office study estimated in 2014 that the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cost $1.6 trillion from 2001 to 2014. But several studies say the largest parts of the U.S. bill have yet to be paid, including for veterans care, replacing military hardware and interest on the debts incurred.

This bill is being paid for by a country without: Universal Health Care, Under Paid Teachers, Weak Social Security System and a Drug Epidemic.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Superbowl Kiss for a . . . Trophy?

Look, I never won a Superbowl so I'm not gettin' the kissing deal. Isn't that a good way to pick up a communicable disease? I suppose the Patriots at the end of the line figured the trophy tasted like spit. After seeing that on TV I checked out last years Superbowl and yep, the winners were kissin' the old Trophy like nobodies business. Where's the Surgeon General when ya need him?

Friday, February 1, 2019

A Shot At Nationalism

Compare this act of Bravery to the post just before it.

Malala Yousafzai was just 15 when Taliban gunmen shot her in the head for speaking out in favor of education for girls. The young Pakistani woman and staunch activist for women and refugees survived the attack and won the2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

Thursday, January 31, 2019