All posts by nedhamson

Activist, writer, researcher, addicted to sharing information and facts.

Hope, dead and maimed soldiers, Afghan corrupters richer

Deja vue 1968 Vietnam – different war, different leaders but same dynamics – American idealism, mixed with self-delusion and cowboy heritage spell disaster.

Amplify’d from www.registan.net

Tolerating Afghan Corruption Got Us Where We Are Today

Let us not mince words: For the past 8+ years, the international community has, at a minimum, looked the other way while Karzai’s government stole
If it had worked
We might see the government feared
and effective

In Afghanistan, we see nothing like that.

Read more at www.registan.net

 

Tell President how important “outdoors” is to you

With threats ranging from pollution to urban sprawl, America’s wild spaces are in greater danger than ever before. We don’t have much time to make sure the White House knows that we’re counting on them to stand up for America’s outdoor spaces.

Right now, President Obama is gathering feedback for a new initiative that could shape national conservation efforts for years to come.

I’ve already sent my letter urging the President to protect our rivers, wild places, parks and farms. Will you join me? Click below to add your voice before September 30th:

http://ga3.org/campaign/save_our_great_outdoors_taf

This November, the White House will release their report outlining conservation priorities. With so many threats to our great outdoors, it’s critical that we speak up now to ensure that the White House prioritizes the most urgent needs.

Will you join me in adding your voice before September 30th?

Just click the link below:
http://ga3.org/campaign/save_our_great_outdoors_taf

The Obama administration must know that millions of Americans support efforts to protect and preserve our wild places for future generations.

Thanks for your help in keeping America’s Great Outdoors great!

Intel’s CEO thinks he is futurist – wrongo bongo

Let them eat virtual cake instead of bread says Otellini!

Amplify’d from slog.thestranger.com


Economy

CEO Now Talks Big and Bad About the President

Intel chief executive officer Paul Otellini
Washington must decide what the industries of the future are. “We still subsidize trains and agriculture — industries of the 19th century. We should decide what’s important to us going forward

As for his comment about trains, can you imagine saying anything more stupid than that? Does he know anything about Europe, China, and Japan? Trains are the future of transportation, you bongo-head.

Read more at slog.thestranger.com

 

Broken System Breaks Wind – What? Deport Vietnam Vets?!

Amplify’d from www.latinalista.net
Latina Lista

Two Latino brothers, and Vietnam vets, are latest victims of broken immigration system

Though the two men were born in Mexico over 60 years ago, their mother was an American citizen. They served in the United States military — Manuel in the Marines and Valente is a soldier. Serving in the military, with the medals to prove it, usually is enough proof to show any government where a soldier’s heart lies.

Manuel and Valente Valenzuela stand with their lawyer in describing their disbelief that the federal government wants to deport them to Mexico.

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See more at www.latinalista.net

 

Out of 9/11 Loss and Ashes: Love and Hope Between Widows

Wisdom, hope, and vision connects.

Amplify’d from www.beyondthe11th.org
Beyond borders, beyond religion and politics, beyond hatred and ignorance — lies hope, and a common bond Beyond borders, beyond religion and politics, beyond hatred and ignorance — lies hope, and a common bondBeyond borders, beyond religion and politics, beyond hatred and ignorance — lies hope, and a common bond

Beyond the 11th is a non-profit organization that provides support to widows in Afghanistan who have been afflicted by war, terrorism, and oppression.

Founded by two American women whose husbands were killed on September 11th, our mission is to reach beyond differences of culture and geography to embrace the most essential of connections: humanity.

Read more at www.beyondthe11th.org

 

When and How Do We Get Out of the Ditch?

It’s clear that the public knows who screwed up – what people want to know now is how long to get out and how are we going to do it. If the President can answer those questions and other Democratic candidates as well, then they will win support. If it’s going to take two, three more years -fine – I can deal with that and make plans – not knowing is what drives folks nutty enough to even think the Tea Party folks might have an answer.
clipped from www.tcf.org

The public is dissatisfied with the economy and a lot of this translates into dissatisfaction with the Obama administration. But the public has not lost sight of who is mostly to blame for the country’s current economic troubles.

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When and How Do We Get Out of the Ditch?

It’s clear that the public knows who screwed up – what people want to know now is how long to get out and how are we going to do it. If President can answer those question and other Democratic candidates as well, then they will win support. If it’s going to take two, three more years -fine – I can deal with that and make plans – not knowing is what drives folks nutty enough to even think the Tea Party folks might have an answer.

Amplify’d from www.tcf.org

The public is dissatisfied with the economy and a lot of this translates into dissatisfaction with the Obama administration. But the public has not lost sight of who is mostly to blame for the country’s current economic troubles.

See more at www.tcf.org