More than 38,000 people died in the US from the use of firearms during 2019.

A total of 207 children under the age of 11 lost their lives and 473 were injured by firearmsin 2108

In addition, 762 children aged 12 to 17, died and another 2,253 were injured in the past year.

The 2001 USA Patriot Act defines domestic terrorism as a dangerous act occurring within U.S. territory that violates criminal laws in ways that are

  • “intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
  • influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion;
  • affect the conduct of a…

It should be borne in mind that there is nothing more difficult to arrange, more doubtful of success, and more dangerous to carry through than initiating change.” — Niccolo Machiavelli

This ( https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/17/us/anderson-cooper-full-circle-mobile-app/index.html ) is Anderson Cooper interview with Michael Lewis regarding Lewis’ book “The Premonition: A Pandemic Story”. …


The “WV” Excuse

I graduated from West Virginia University (WVU), married a lady from WV, our daughter was born in WV and I worked in Charleston for two years, so I know a bit about WV officials always blaming out-of-state culprits for WV’s problems. Of course the classic one is “coal barons” coming into WV, robing the state of it’s natural resources and leaving it’s environment ravaged.

The most recent evil-doers to be blamed for WV’s misery are pharmaceutical companies “dumping” vast quantities of opioids on the good citizens of WV to create a lucrative dependency stream of cash leaving…


GOP members before trump.

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Free argument and debate have the capacity to shift our minds for the better” but now this ( https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/04/20/val-demings-jim-jordan-heated-argument-policing-vpx.house-committee-on-the-judiciary ) occurs in the same legislative body where Thomas Jefferson debated…


A List of Recent Mass Shootings in the United States:

  • A FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis
  • A grocery store in Boulder, Colo.
  • Spas in the Atlanta area
  • A gas station in Springfield, Mo.
  • Drive-by shootings in Midland and Odessa, Texas
  • An entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio
  • A Walmart in El Paso, Texas
  • A festival in Gilroy, Calif.
  • An office in Virginia Beach, Va.
  • A bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
  • A synagogue in Pittsburgh
  • A newsroom in Annapolis, Md.
  • A high school in Santa Fe, Texas
  • A high school in Parkland, Fla.
  • A church in Sutherland Springs, Texas
  • A concert in Las…


U.S. Looks like NAZI Germany

Police in Minnesota round up journalists covering protest, force them on the ground and take pictures of their faces

Demonstrators gathered Friday evening to protest…


On Thursday night, a man killed eight people at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport before killing himself. It was the 45th mass shooting in America since March 16.

Indianapolis police say FedEx gunman shot at random before dying by suicide; 8 victims,

Even Pat Robinson knows it is the hiring of “not the best and brightest”.former military that causes police to act like military in combat with U.S. citizens!!!!!

They bring to mind Dorianne Laux’s pogient poem, “ I Never wanted to die”:

“It’s the best part of the day, morning light sliding

down rooftops, treetops, the birds pulling themselves

up out of whatever stupor darkened their wings,

night still in…

william smith

Husband for 49 years. Dad forever! Very lucky man.

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