Monday, January 28, 2013

MAN from Steve Cutts on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Silence of the Lambs

 "There were two ‘Reigns of Terror’, if we could but remember and consider it; the one wrought murder in hot passions, the other in heartless cold blood; the one lasted mere months, the other had lasted a thousand years; the one inflicted death upon a thousand persons, the other upon a hundred million; but our shudders are all for the “horrors of the… momentary Terror, so to speak; whereas, what is the horror of swift death by the axe compared with lifelong death from hunger, cold, insult, cruelty and heartbreak?"

"A city cemetery could contain the coffins filled by that brief terror that we have all been so diligently taught to shiver at and mourn over; but all France could hardly contain the coffins filled by that older and real Terror – that unspeakable bitter and awful Terror which none of us has been taught to see in its vastness or pity as it deserves.”

Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Deadly Mix: Guns and Excessive Testosterone

The violent statement made by this individual should place him on top of the FBI's watch list. From what pit of hell was this cretin spawned?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Profiles in Ignorance

Mike Huckabee, speaking on his Fox News show, said, “We don't have a crime problem or a gun problem – or even a violence problem. What we have is a sin problem. And since we ordered God out of our schools and communities, the military and public conversations, you know, we really shouldn't act so surprised when all hell breaks loose.”

Let Mr. Huckabee explain to the parents of the Newtown innocents that their children died as the result of our refusal to allow Huckabee's private religious belief to be the standard by which our morality and ethics are judged. The man is a simpleton and unfit for any public office.

History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes.Thomas Jefferson

Friday, January 04, 2013

Stars and Stripes and Suicide

More soldiers took their own lives than died in combat during 2012, new Department of Defense figures show. The Army's suicide rate has climbed by 9 percent since the military branch launched its suicide-prevention campaign in 2009.

Through November, 177 active-duty soldiers had committed suicide compared to 165 during all of 2011 and 156 in 2010. In all of 2012, 176 soldiers were killed in action -- all while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom, according to DOD.
"The church or the synagogue or the mosque, which promised redemption by serving God and country, did not prepare them [our soldiers] for the awful betrayal of this civic religion, for the capacity we all have for human atrocity, for the stories of heroism used to mask the reality of war." Chris Hedges, Collateral Damage