Our penal system is ailing and I'd like to propose a fix. I think a lot of the time, we're punishing people for the wrong crimes and we're filling up our prisons with people who'd be better off serving our communities rather than sitting around at taxpayers' expense all day long. For starters, I'd legalize all drugs … Continue reading Let the punishment fit the crime
As I think upon the wars and conflicts of recent times (Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Syria), and the reasons for their occurrence, I'm reminded of Romania's past, and its conquest by a newly elected Roman emperor by the name of Trajan. If the picture isn't clear to you by already, let's connect the dots. Back then, … Continue reading Emperor Trajan was a “real American”
So happy to hear about the good work Betty Makoni is doing in Zimbabwe. She's put together a support network for rape victims. Child rape survivor saves 'virgin myth' victims - CNN.com Witch doctors (so-called traditional healers) have spread the rumor that a man can be cured of AIDS if he rapes a virgin. So … Continue reading Child rape survivor saves young girls in Zimbabwe
Pork's Dirty Secret: The nation's top hog producer is also one of America's worst polluters : Rolling Stone. I'm shocked beyond belief by what I read in Rolling Stone magazine today, in the article pointed about above. Let me quote a few excerpts to draw your attention to the crimes that have gone unpunished for … Continue reading Pork's dirty secret: It's one of America's worst polluters
If you have not yet heard of a documentary called "The Future of Food" (2004), or haven't yet watched it, please take the time to do so. It is vital that you know what's going into the food that you eat, and it's vital that you know it now, before it's too late. What's been … Continue reading Watch "The Future of Food"
Three more female teachers have been jailed after it was discovered that they had sex with students in Tampa, FL. MSN has a video report on this. Plus, if you do a search on MSN Live, you'll get plenty of search results summarizing recent news stories about similar events. What bothers me about these reports … Continue reading Hot teachers and sex with students
We turned 300 million today (people, that is) here in the grand old (or young, depending on your point of view) US of A. Yay! Lots of us to go around, all of us immigrants (although some would think otherwise). We love big, open spaces, big cars, big houses, big meals and given our experiences … Continue reading Happy 300 millionth, USA!