Posts Tagged ‘ Press ’

Our own press is ripping us and our Grand Ol Flag to pieces

June 18, 2017
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Our own press is ripping us and our Grand Ol Flag to pieces

You’re a grand old flag, You’re a high flying flag And forever in peace may you wave. You’re the emblem of The land I love. The home of the free and the brave. Ev’ry heart beats true ‘neath the Red, White and Blue….. The above lyrics were supposed to be the opening of a Flag…

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A step back to sanity

May 21, 2017
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A step back to sanity

In the dark days following Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential election her sudden departure from the camera lens was spun as physical exhaustion and the emotional drain of the campaign. That she just needed time to reflect upon what had just happened, time to decompress, and time to seek…

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Manufactured hysteria is killing us all

May 14, 2017
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Manufactured hysteria is killing us all

On March 4, 1933 with America in the throes of the Great Depression, newly inaugurated President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed an anxious nation: “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert…

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The press bubble is real, present and dangerous

April 30, 2017
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On January 28, 1961, the CIA gave President Kennedy and his inner circle the latest update on a plan to overthrow Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. The decision making process that would follow we now refer to as “group-think”. Whereby individual members of a group, each more worried about consensus over critical thinking, suppress their own…

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Of Sessions, Russia and media hysterics

March 5, 2017
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Of Sessions, Russia and media hysterics

When the television came on early Thursday morning breaking across all channels was the Washington Post Headline: “Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose.” MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski immediately filed it in the “career ending” category, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy…

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Politicos not alone in shaping public policy

February 26, 2017
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Politicos not alone in shaping public policy

A century ago this month there were hundreds of thousands of dead on both sides of the trenches on the Western Front and America was in no mood to send its own young men off into Europe’s meat grinder. But on February 24th, Great Britain gave the deciphered Zimmermann telegraph to President Woodrow Wilson who…

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