Interesting Stories

School Board Member Arrested– Wow.  Even though I don’t know Nate Thomas  personally, we were both members of the Prince George’s County Young Democrats.  He has always been active in politics in the County and about education.  But if the charges against him are true, then he is sick and should be punished.  But we will see what happens as the case unfolds.

Six Charged in Plot To Attack Fort Dix–  How dumb could these home grown terrorist be?  To plot an attack on a U.S. military base is stupid; they would not have got far with it all. 

The Neo-Cons had a field day using this as an example why we need to stay the course in Iraq, even though U.S. authorities including the FBI have concluded that these were home grown terrorist who had no ties or connections with terrorists groups.

What this does highlight that no matter how long we stay in Iraq, hate breeds hate and us being in Iraq is not going to stop home grown cells through out the world.  We have a huge terrorist cell here in the United States; the Ku Klux Klan.  We have laws and policies that protect the people they target, but it still did not stop them from organizing and recruiting members to this day.  I still maintain that the 500 billion+ dollars we have spent on this invasion in Iraq could have been invested in tightening our borders and enhancing our security agencies, increasing the number of covert operations in the middle east instead of calling out CIA operatives.  But we all know this invasion was all about securing oil and protecting the oil companies and investors.

State seeks $7.4 billion for prisons-Under intense pressure to ease crowding, officials back plan to add beds and aid released inmates.– Just imagine if California invested 7.4 billion dollars in the development of the youth.  Imagine how much of a difference 7.4 billion dollars would make if the invested that in the public school and social system in California.  The possibilities are endless….

Pope sends Mexico tough abortion message– This is no offense to the Pope, but why not send a tough message about Mexicans fighting for economic development in their country so they won’t have to flee to the United States illeagally and work for non-living wages.  The Pope should send the tough message that all of the mass protesting Mexicans and their supporters did last week in the United States, they need to do the same in their native country demanding that their government accommodate them and give them what they need.  I know, I know; tough message….

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5 Responses

  1. “Just imagine if California invested 7.4 billion dollars in the development of the youth.”

    mark bey: So true, So true. Always can find money war wars but not for the kids

  2. The teacher accused of molesting the boy should be strug up if guilty. mark

  3. “The Neo-Cons had a field day using this as an example why we need to stay the course in Iraq”

    I was saying the exact thing when I heard about this today…so I wouldn’t be totally surprised to hear it was all a ploy for that very purpose…of course the currect president will try to keep us in a state of ‘war’ forever…then he’ll stay in office (isn’t that still the rule? )

    As far as the 7.4 Bil; they’ll never use money for the good that they should.

    Mark, that whole prison thing made me think about your reform idea.

  4. “…the Ku Klux Klan. We have laws and policies that protect the people they target, but it still did not stop them from organizing and recruiting members to this day.” But believe it or not, there are whites who are in total denial about this and other racism and it’s easy for us to forget about it. That’s what I’ve learned studying anti-racism – about white privilege. It’s hard for us not to have a different perspective on race issues. Have you seen this blog?: http://community.livejournal.com/pg_race_matters/

  5. If Americans can’t see and deal with the terrorist elements amongst their own (Klan, Aryan Nation, etc.), then there’s no hope of being able to deal with the terrorist threat abroad. We have people in their country who are just as eager as Al Queda to bring America down.

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