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May 23, 2013 08:05PM
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and Mr. KS...
May 11, 2013 07:14PM
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May 11, 2013 06:16PM
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April 16, 2013 05:22PM
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March 26, 2013 10:33PM
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- due to my PTSD. However, I
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not a war zone, where people
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including that clip. It was
fun to hear
some great banjo
March 11, 2013 10:02PM
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ago, I was active in the
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interesting how distant
form the fou…”
March 09, 2013 07:30PM
I was listening to President Obama speaking earlier today. He was discussing some serious issues, when someone in the crowd began interrupting him.
Other news sources indicate the disruption came from a woman, known as Medea Benjamin, who founded a group called "Code Pink."
I am left with the o… Read full post »
At my last job before I retired, I had a “Program Manager” and a “Supervisor.”
Both were incompetent; and, both had been promoted mostly as a convenience to the employer - a state agency - to avoid any type of discrimination or personnel issues. Their positio… Read full post »
As we try to settle down after the tragic events in Boston, one must ask the bomber(s), what was your point? What were you trying to say?
Did you intend to just scare people, or, did you really intend to kill an 8 year-old boy and two adults? Did you really/… Read full post »
I've read that many millionaires and billionaires, pay very little or no U.S. income taxes, because they mostly invest in tax exempt investments.
Some people have been clammoring for a flat tax...
Anyone suggesting a flat tax of 15% or 20% is crazy, or at the very least, mentally unbalanced. … Read full post »
Afghanistan’s president Karzai just slapped the U.S. in the face. We do have the ability to say "goodbye" and leave within 45 to 60 days, but that is unlikely.
As much as I dislike Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul, due to his strange ideas and his rat's nest hairdo, he… Read full post »
Most people are not aware of the unofficial pastime for many of the residents of the State of Washington. That, of course, is “mowing the lawn.” At the first sign of a warmer, clear day, one can hear the din of lawnmowers in the distance throughout the area.
In Washingto… Read full post »
Hmmm... In the past few days, there has been a lot of discussion about females serving in combat.I am reminded of years ago - the mid 1960s to mid 1980s, when it was a very “big problem” with females wanting to become firefighters. Nearly all California fire depar… Read full post »
Hmmm... The mediation failed, only because the two sides failed to mediate.
With the same goal - keeping Hostess as a viable company, there should not be any difficulty coming into an agreement acceptable to both parties.
Oh, wait a minute. Maybe the "owners" of Hostess want to "pull… Read full post »
Dear Republican Party Poobahs,
You and I have never met. I am a Christian, and I've been a moderate Republican since the first time I could vote - and that was for Barry Goldwater. I did not vote for Mr. Romney.
There are many reasons, but chief… Read full post »
Today is November 11, 2012. It was 94 years ago today, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, that “the war to end all wars” ended.
Later, this day became known as “Armistice Day.” Today, we know it as Veteran‘s/… Read full post »
&nb… Read full post »
“Bat Crap Crazy.” Now, there’s a term one does not see on TV news every day. A few nights ago, as I watched a news program, that was a topoic of discussion in reference to Mr. Todd “Torpedo” Akin, and his unusual views about reproduction and abortion.&nb… Read full post »
First, I must say how sorry and disappointed I am that something like this happened. My heartfelt sympathy goes to the families, friends, and colleagues of those who were killed or injured during this senseless crime.
I believe there is a bottom line to this incident, and to similar incidents t… Read full post »
The "Pee Test" email has been circulating for quite some time. It raises the serious question about why shouldn't welfare recipients be required to pass a urine test.
Here is a variation of that email:
"I work at my job, and they pay me. I pay my taxes and the… Read full post »
For me, The Day The Music Died, was July 16, 1981, shortly after noon Eastern Time. That is when Harry Forster Chapin died as a result of a vehicle collision on the Long Island Expressway. Some speculate that Harry suffered a heart attack while driving, resulting in his car swerving and/… Read full post »
While I am out doing errands, sometimes I like to stop for a snack. I usually get something where there is a drive through service. Bag in hand, I drive to a shady, quiet spot, to have some fries, a cheeseburger, and a coke without ice.
Yesterday was no exception. As/… Read full post »
In case you missed it, the Supreme Court Of The United States, (SCOTUS), let loose with a very disappointing decision last week – amid all the hoopla about health care.
The SCOTUS decided to flush the “Stolen Valor Act” down the toilet.
More likely than not, this &ldq… Read full post »
Yesterday, as soon as the news hit the fan about the Supreme Court of The United States decision on "health care," President of The United States wannabe Willard Romney responded. Willard Romney said the very first thing he will do when he is elected POTUS is repeal Obamacar… Read full post »
Sometimes, the news on TV is entertaining, or informing, and sometimes, there are O-M-G !! moments...
This evening there was an interesting OMG moment.
Representative John Mica, a Republican of Florida's 7th congressional district, Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Commi… Read full post »
Who’s in charge at the IRS?
That is a reasonable question, and it deserves a reasonable answer.
I ask that question after looking at an email that is circulating. The email shows a newscast focusing on IRS abuse. The abuse that is happening, as I wr… Read full post »
The bully in my life was my father. Sure, there were kids around my own age who tried to make life hell for others, and me, but I could deal with them. My father was a different challenge. He was much bigger and stronger than I was.
If “dear old dad”… Read full post »
PTSD is in the news again, mentioned in an article by Marilynn Marchione of Associated Press, and printed online on MSNBC.com
For anyone who thinks veterans who have PTSD are sissies or faking it - they need to wake up and smell the coffee:
PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), is a… Read full post »
I am writing to say "Thank You," to people I've never met. Even at great distances, and even though we might not have ever met in person, we, the people who write articles to post at Open Salon, have touched each other’s lives in many ways. Sharing experiences and knowledge doe… Read full post »
With a message header of HOPPING TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON, this was in my Salon.com inbox today, Mother's Day.
My name is Juliana ,i saw your profile today and became intrested in you,i will also like to know you more,and i want you to send an email to my… Read full post »
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