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    Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
    4:51 pm
    A Sign of the Times
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    Nearly 90% of people wanted the Senate to pass legislation to help keep guns out of the hands of lunatics & criminals.

    That it didn't happen, makes me think that input from voters, to that august body, has taken on the characteristics of the button an urban pedestrian presses for those "WALK - DON'T WALK" signs, when he wants to safely cross the street.

    Pushing it apparently does nothing -- except maybe to provide the illusion that the average person actually has some influence on anything that happens. Turns out, we don't.

    As for the NRA - well, that another story altogether.

    I'm old enough to remember a time when the U.S. Senate was the greatest deliberative body on the face of the Earth. Today it has shown itself to be little more than a motley collection of cowardly puppets, parrots & pawns. On a day when courage & statesmanship really mattered, we found the Senate sadly lacking.
    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
    8:23 pm
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    I love brick & mortar book shops cuz you just don't get this kind of personal service at Amazon!
    Monday, February 11th, 2013
    7:54 pm
    And in Boxing News ...
    What's ahead for Pope Benedict?

    He's been signed to go 15 rounds with Mother Angelica in Las Vegas, for an exclusive pay-per-view event to be simulcast on EWTN & HBO.

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    Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
    3:15 am
    11-22-63
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    On November 22nd 1963, 49 years ago today, President John F Kennedy was shot & killed, while riding in a motorcade in Dallas TX. He was 46.

    Those 2 sentences represent just about the only facts that everybody can definitely agree on today, concerning that awful day in 1963.

    I don’t want to wear you out with this rather lengthy post, but it’s worth a few moments it’ll take for you to contemplate the following:

    - What if, the news reported that Premier of the Soviet Union had been shot & killed in an open car, in the streets of Moscow that day?

    - And, it was claimed by the authorities that the crime was committed by a disgruntled, lone-nut capitalist, who was arrested an hour or so later.

    - And, the suspect was interrogated for many hours that night & on the following day, but no notes or recordings were made, of what was said.

    - And, 2 days later, the suspect was shot & killed in the basement of the police station, by a known organized crime figure, who later insisted that he acted out of patriotism & to spare the Premier’s grieving widow the agony of recounting the horror of that day at a trial.

    Pretty unbelievable story, right? Yet, a strikingly similar tale was foisted upon the American public, in the Warren Commission Report, in 1964.

    I was 9 when Kennedy was killed & 10 when the Warren Report was published. I didn’t believe the story then & I don’t believe it now.

    There are many reasons to not accept the official story, which goes like this: 3 shots were fired, by one person, from behind the motorcade. The first shot missed. The second one hit JFK & TX Gov. John Connally. The third shot hit only Kennedy, in the head, which killed him.

    It was determined that the bolt-action rifle, that was said to be the weapon that was used, could only fire 3 shots within the required timeframe of the event, as captured on a spectator’s home movie film of it. So, for the assassination to have been done by just one person, firing from behind, the entire story hinges upon something called the “single bullet theory."

    This theory maintains that both JFK & Gov. Connally sustained nonfatal wounds, supposedly by the same bullet, the second shot. But, in repeated tests, in which authorities later tried to replicate the actions & condition of the single “magic” bullet, (by firing it through a wrist bone of a cadaver or a rib in a goat carcass, representing 2 of Connally’s wounds) all of the test bullets were mangled & none looked like the actual pristine “magic” bullet.

    Now, look at the original actual bullet (top) & compare it to a typical test round (below) that was fired just through the wrist of a human cadaver.

    “Magic,” indeed!

    It’s also worth noting that the rifle that was supposedly used, by the alleged lone-nut leftist was a 12-dollar, 1940’s-vintage piece of crap, with a misaligned scope & the guy who was supposedly firing the gun was, in reality, a lousy shot.

    And, if that weren’t enough, the pristine “magic” bullet seen in the photo (top), was shown, through X-rays, to have left more lead fragments in one of the shooting victims (Connally) than were actually lost from the bullet itself!

    All this barely scratches the surface of the case, but the whole case hinges upon this fantasy. If you ever take the opportunity to read the Warren Commission Report, you will find dozens of inconsistencies & errors. Yet, it’s the “official story” of what happened.

    No, wait! It’s one of TWO “official stories”.

    In 1979, another government panel concluded that JFK was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. Also, that there were at least FOUR shots fired & there was a "high probability" that TWO gunmen fired at the President.

    And so it goes ...

    For me, nothing was ever quite the same after 11-22-63.

    In a real sense, America lost its innocence that day. Looking back, over the nearly 5 decades since, I think we also lost our way.
    Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
    10:18 pm
    11-22-63
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    On November 22nd, 48 years ago, President John F Kennedy was shot &
    killed, while riding in a motorcade in Dallas TX. He was 46.

    Those 2 sentences represent just about the only facts that everybody
    can definitely agree on today, concerning that awful day in 1963.

    I don’t want to wear you out with this rather lengthy post, but it’s
    worth a few moments for you to contemplate the following:

    - What if, the news reported that Premier of the Soviet Union had been
    shot & killed in an open car, in the streets of Moscow that day?

    - And, it was claimed by the authorities that the crime was committed
    by a disgruntled, lone-nut capitalist, who was arrested an hour or so
    later.

    - And, the suspect was interrogated for many hours that night & on the
    following day, but no notes or recordings were made, of what was said.

    - And, 2 days later, the suspect was shot & killed in the basement of
    the police station, by a known organized crime figure, who later
    insisted that he acted out of patriotism & to spare the Premier’s
    grieving widow the agony of recounting the horror of that day at a
    trial.

    Pretty unbelievable story, right? Yet, a strikingly similar tale was
    foisted upon the American public, in the Warren Commission Report, in
    1964.

    I was 9 when Kennedy was killed & 10 when the Warren Report was
    published. I didn’t believe the story then & I don’t believe it now.

    There are many reasons to not accept the official story, which goes
    like this: 3 shots were fired, by one person, from behind the
    motorcade. The first shot missed. The second one hit JFK & TX Gov.
    John Connally. The third shot hit only Kennedy, in the head, which
    killed him.

    It was determined that the bolt-action rifle could only fire 3 shots
    within the required timeframe of the event, as captured on a
    spectator’s home movie film of it. So, for the assassination to have
    been done by just one person, firing from behind, the entire story
    hinges upon something called the “single bullet theory”.

    This theory maintains that both JFK & Gov. Connally sustained nonfatal
    wounds, supposedly by the same bullet, the second shot. But, in
    repeated tests, in which authorities later tried to replicate the
    actions & condition of the single “magic” bullet, (by firing it
    through a wrist bone or a rib, representing 2 of Connally’s wounds)
    all of the test bullets were mangled & none looked like the actual
    pristine “magic” bullet.

    Now, look at the original actual bullet (top) & compare it to a
    typical test round (below) that was fired just through the wrist of a
    human cadaver.

    “Magic,” indeed!

    It’s also worth noting that the rifle that was supposedly used, by the
    alleged lone-nut leftist was a 12-dollar, 1940’s-vintage piece of
    crap, with a misaligned scope & the guy who was supposedly firing the
    gun was, in reality, a lousy shot.

    And, if that weren’t enough, the pristine “magic” bullet seen in the
    photo (top), was shown, through X-rays, to have left more lead
    fragments in one of the shooting victims (Connally) than were actually
    lost from the bullet itself!

    All this barely scratches the surface of the case. If you ever take
    the opportunity to read the Warren Commission Report, you will find
    dozens of inconsistencies & errors. Yet, it’s the “official story” of
    what happened.

    No, wait! It’s one of TWO “official stories”.

    In 1979, another government panel concluded that JFK was probably
    assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. Also, that there were at
    least FOUR shots fired & there was a "high probability" that TWO
    gunmen fired at the President.

    And so it goes ...

    For me, nothing was ever quite the same after 11-22-63.

    In a real sense, America lost its innocence that day. Looking back,
    over the nearly 5 decades since, I think we also lost our way.
    Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
    3:54 pm
    Sunday, September 11th, 2011
    12:03 am
    Remembering My Friend
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    James Debeuneure

    In the mid 1970s, I worked as a telemarketer at The Army Times newspaper in Washington, D.C.

    One of the supervisors there was James Debeuneure. He was an upbeat and positive guy who I could count on to always help me get out of those all too frequent sales slumps I would find myself in.

    Later, when he was 45, he decided he wanted to teach, so he went back to college, received a master's degree in education and began a second career in the classroom.

    On September 11, 2001, he was a fifth-grade teacher at Ketcham Elementary School in Southeast Washington, D.C. when he died aboard American Airlines Flight 77, which hit the Pentagon. He was chaperoning students on a field trip sponsored by National Geographic, to the Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Santa Barbara, California.

    He was 58.


    Learn more about James in this video segment from "The News Hour" on PBS.
    Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
    8:12 am
    Sinead O'Connor Wants Some!
    Huffington Post reports that Sinead O'Connor is seeking sex over the Internet. Not even produce is safe! No word yet, if she'll record a version of Helen Reddy's old hit "I Yam Woman".

    - link to story ...
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/30/sinead_n_941808.html
    Thursday, August 25th, 2011
    5:35 pm
    Writer's Block: All by myself

    What’s one thing that you love to do all by yourself?

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    "Whip the Bishop"?
    Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
    11:39 pm
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    Michele Bachmann pauses for an Iowa corndog. Meanwhile, that sexuality reparative therapy
    must be working, since it doesn't seem like Marcus Bachmann is really enjoying his corndog at all.
    Sunday, August 14th, 2011
    5:25 am
    Thursday, July 21st, 2011
    1:27 am
    Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky!
    When Apollo Mission Astronaut Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, he not only gave his famous "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" statement but followed it by several remarks, usual com traffic between him, the other astronauts and Mission Control. Just before he re-entered the lander, however, he made the enigmatic remark "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky."

    Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival Soviet Cosmonaut. However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programs. Over the years many people questioned Armstrong as to what the "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky" statement meant, but Armstrong always just smiled.

    On July 5, 1995 (in Tampa Bay, FL) while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26-year-old question to Armstrong. This time he finally responded. Mr. Gorsky had finally died and so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer the question.

    When he was a kid, he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard. His friend hit a fly ball which landed in the front of his neighbor's bedroom windows. His neighbors were Mr. & Mrs. Gorsky.

    As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Armstrong heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky, "Oral sex! You want oral sex?! You'll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!"
    Friday, May 27th, 2011
    9:54 pm
    Churchill Said What?!?
    "This is a Churchillian-type of moment in history. The polls are predictable. They are regrettable. But this is a unique time in our history. We can't go wobbly," Rep. Paul Ryan tells National Journal.

    The Wisconsin Republican, who wants to make major changes to Medicare, may want to redefine what kind of moment he's having.

    Churchill presided over British government during the implementation of their National Health Care System.

    And, in March 1944, Churchill eloquently explained his views on medicine and society to the members of Royal College of Physicians in London:

    The discoveries of healing science must be the inheritance of all. That is clear. Disease must be attacked, whether it occurs in the poorest or the richest man or woman simply on the ground that it is the enemy; and it must be attacked just in the same way as the fire brigade will give its full assistance to the humblest cottage as readily as to the most important mansion. Our policy is to create a national health service in order to ensure that everybody in the country, irrespective of means, age, sex, or occupation, shall have equal opportunities to benefit from the best and most up-to-date medical and allied services available.
    Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
    5:11 pm
    Harold Camping "Rapture Excuse" Bingo
    Cross off as many excuses as possible on May 22nd, after the Rapture doesn't happen on May 21st

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    Saturday, May 7th, 2011
    3:28 pm
    Friday, May 6th, 2011
    2:18 am
    Let's Get Metaphysical
    Yesterday I posted about a metaphysical experience I had, involving my deceased great great Aunt Emma.

    Today, I thought I'd relate two other experiences I've had, which were also spooky and unexplainable.

    In the early 1980s, when I lived in Kansas City, I became friends with a woman who was a psychic and I took some classes with her.

    On the very first day of class, the first exercise involved everyone taking an item belonging to one of the other class members, holding it for a few moments and then relating whatever impressions or images we were getting. The items were things like rings, watches, bracelets, etc. and the people in the class had not previously met one another.

    I chose a pen that a woman in the class owned. When it was my turn, I mentioned about a dozen things - about her home. Things like a tapestry hanging in her hallway and about copper-bottomed pots & pans that hung above an island counter in her kitchen. She and I had never met until that day. The fact that I was able to do that type of thing - and on the first try, no less - really blew me away!

    A few years later, shortly after my first wife and I were married, her wedding ring needed to be re-sized. While it was at the jeweler's, she wore a "grandmother's ring" that belonged to her mom's mother.

    For some reason, I happened to mention the experience in the psychic's class. She was a bit skeptical, so I asked if she'd like me to try it with the ring she was wearing.

    After holding the ring for a while, I related things about family members of hers I had not only not met, but who I didn't know existed, and about events I had never heard about at places I had never visited.

    I described an old white, clapboard building in a rural setting that was up on blocks or large rocks. It turned out that it was a country store that she and her siblings and cousins used to visit for Cokes and snacks when she was a child, during summertime visits to her grandmother's home in southwest Missouri.

    I also got an image of an upright piano, but said there was a sense of sadness associated with it and it wasn't inside the house, in the living room, as you might expect. Also, an image of one of those dark blue enameled buckets with a pattern of white swirls and a matching lid with a handle on top.

    That turned out to be about one of her mother's brothers. As a small child, he was musically inclined and he enjoyed playing the piano. One day he had gotten into some rat poison that was kept in the bucket I described, even though there was a chain wrapped around the lid and a brick on top of it. He ate some, got sick and died. After that, his mother was so grief-stricken that she had the piano taken out of the house and put on the back porch, turned around so that nobody could play it again.

    As I was telling her this, she said the hair on the back of her neck stood up! Again, I was describing people, places and events I had no prior knowledge of!

    I have no idea about how or why I was able to do this, though the psychic I had studied with said she thought I had pretty high natural talent or aptitude for that type of "reading" (it's called "Psychometry").

    More recently, I've done learned Tarot and have readings via email for people and they usually tell me that I'm pretty accurate.

    One of the frustrating things about all of this is that there isn't much value in telling people stuff that they already know about. That's more like a "parlor trick" than something useful, so I usually try to relate insights that are on a higher plane.

    I once read that knowledge (higher and otherwise) is confined to these three areas:

    - What you know that you know.
    - What you know that you don't know.
    - What you don't know that you don't know.

    True growth and personal progress comes about, when we "play" in that last area.

    For instance, I know the radio business - and I know that I know it. On the other hand, I don't know anything about geology - and I know that I don't know about it (though I can study and learn). In metaphysics, engaging in deep inquiry about the nature of life and of ourselves - past, present and future - will often lead to profound discovery in the realm of "what we don't know that we don't know". Such engagement widens our "field of play" in life and can offer us undreamed of possibilities, at once challenging and exciting! Otherwise, everything is exactly what it is and life takes on all the thrill of an oil change.

    One last thing about the lady psychic - a funny incident, really. In the late 80s, she used to be a guest on the radio with me once a week, to talk about metaphysical stuff and to take calls from listeners who had questions.

    I used to get to the station early, since the show started at 7 AM, but she didn't come in until 9:00.

    About an hour before she was due to arrive, I got a call from her and she told me she wouldn't be able to be on that week, because the night before she had left the interior dome light in her car on, and it had drained the car battery. So, I announced on the air that there wouldn't be a call-in segment with Psychic Pat Johnson that morning - due to "unforeseen" circumstances"! LOL
    Thursday, May 5th, 2011
    2:19 am
    Spooky and Unexplainable!
    On May 5th 1975, my great great Aunt Emma died. She was 95.

    While she didn't exactly raise me, as a child I spent a lot of time with her and we were very close.

    About ten years before she died, there had been a falling out between my parents and her. After that, I was forbidden to see her.

    In the early 90s, on a visit to my hometown, Alexandria VA, my wife at the time and I decided to see if we could visit her grave.

    I knew the cemetery where she was buried, but I had not gone to her funeral. I had only been to the cemetery once or twice before, as a youngster.

    While driving there, I wasn't quite sure where the main entrance even was and we wound up parking on a side street. We entered the grounds via a small "service" path that provided access for the groundskeepers and their digging equipment.

    We walked down the path, at most about 25 or 30 feet, when I stopped suddenly and turned to my right and saw - about four headstones down from where I had stopped - my great great aunt's grave!

    Of all the things I have experienced in my life, this is probably the most amazing.
    Friday, April 29th, 2011
    3:52 pm
    Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
    5:13 pm
    Earth Day Special
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    Do something for Earth Day this year by greening all of your household cleaning with the Earth Day Special from Imus Ranch Foods.

    The Earth Day Special includes each of the great GTC cleaning products:

    - GTC Laundry Detergent
    - GTC Dish Liquid
    - GTC Window Cleaner
    - GTC Multi-Purpose Cleaner
    - Brand New Cream Cleanser

    Green your cleaning - and save some green - with this great Earth Day Special from Imus Ranch Foods!

    The Earth Day Special from Imus Ranch Foods is only $24.95!

    100% of all profits go to The Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer in Ribera, New Mexico.

    Call 24-hours-a-day 1-888-284-4687

    Or, order online ...
    http://www.imusranchfoods.com/index4.aspx?id=18395&categoryid=91
    Monday, April 18th, 2011
    8:13 pm
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