In search of a hero: The case of the European Union by Umberto Eco

From: author and philosopher, Umberto Eco Umberto Eco OMRI (Italian pronunciation: [umˈbɛrto ˈɛko]; born 5 January 1932) is an Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist. He is best known for his groundbreaking 1980 novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose), an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval […]

Perpetual Crisis: Common Core State Standards and the Fiscal Cliff

What do the fiscal cliff and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have in common? For the answer consider this scenario: An arsonist sets a home on fire, and then risks his life fighting the blaze—but the house eventually succumbs to the flames. The media and the public praise the arsonist a hero, choosing to consider […]

CENSORED 2001-2008: THE BUSH ERA

CENSORED: 2001-2008 HURRICANE KATRINA TRAGEDY; THE “REAL” REASON FOR IRAQ INVASION; WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION; IMMIGRATION ISSUE; ECONOMIC PROBLEMS; FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC CRISIS; ABU GHRAIB PRISON MISTREATMENT; AND MUCH MORE REPORTED IN 2010 GEORGE W. BUSH: “I COULD HAVE DONE THINGS BETTER” USA TODAY reported on November 9, 2010, how an “Unusually reflective […]

Who Says Immigration Is a Crisis?

The crisis that is not a crisis, immigration.  As I understand it, there are two parts to this border crossing thing.  One part is the drug smuggling.  Given the size of the American drug habit, we are looking at convoys of container ships making their way into this country.  We are definitely not talking about […]

Time for law abiding American citizens to stop paying taxes, start a new US government? 1 of 13

Video and correct article formatting live at source. David Degraw has written an outstanding comprehensive explanation of what’s really happening in the US economy. He’s given me permission to reprint it here. I also recommend his site “For Our Economy” for citizen grass-roots activism for economic justice. Regarding the title of Americans starting a new government, I […]

Economist James Galbraith Senate testimony: Economics is a disgraced profession; blind to fraud

source with live video. “There is nothing about money that cannot be understood by the person of reasonable curiosity, diligence and intelligence…. The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is the one in which complexity is used to disguise the truth, not to reveal it. Most things in life — automobiles, mistresses, […]

New Jersey students walk out of public schools

Picture of the Federal Reserve for Newark School Privatization: The Newark Charter School Fund Building Student walk-outs in New Jersey Thousands of New Jersey high school students walked out of class Tuesday to protest budget cuts.  This was a result of a statewide event organized using text messages and social networking websites like Facebook – […]

Educating WaPo on LAPU, Open Letter with Resources for Jay Matthews

“Soviet style elections” — Ben Austin in response to parents and communities choosing community school plans over corporate charters. The Washington Post’s Jay Matthews is a education columnist, who with absolutely no sense of irony, maintains a blog entitled “Class Struggle.” I mention the irony since Matthews is a pro-charter-voucher corporatist, who has never seen […]