The FBI and this reporter tangled briefly in 1960; “Cointelpro” winner as the enemy of free speech

Bring spied upon by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is frightening news to any American, and I was no exception in 1960, when agents were hot on my trail. No, I had not robbed a bank or refused to "Like Ike." The FBI had targeted me, when they went after the Socialist Workers Party … Continue reading The FBI and this reporter tangled briefly in 1960; “Cointelpro” winner as the enemy of free speech

Has a Gestapo taken over America?

This is the way our freedom ends - swiftly, and always in the guise of protecting the people from an imaginary enemy within. The U.S. Government will work to find ways to counter the polarization often fueled by disinformation, misinformation, and dangerous conspiracy theories online, supporting an information environment that fosters healthy democratic discourse. -White … Continue reading Has a Gestapo taken over America?

China dominates our STEM graduate schools – a good way to steal American technology?

If you want to ruin America: Fill the nation to the brim with redundant flocks of lawyers, pencil-pushers, and political toads. Discourage your citizens from pursuing engineering graduate degrees. Encourage  your universities to favor communist students, instead of Americans. Allow your largest tech companies to hire their engineers from Communist regimes, who were educated here, … Continue reading China dominates our STEM graduate schools – a good way to steal American technology?

A little late, but Big Brother is now in charge!

Today marks the 72nd annual anniversary of the publication of 1984 by George Orwell. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian … Continue reading A little late, but Big Brother is now in charge!

Foreign laboratories and factories dominate American drug market, while FDA flounders

If you thought the American people were the customers of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you were wrong Human Drugs regulatory activities account for 33 percent of FDA’s budget; 65 percent of these activities are paid for by industry user fees, boasts the FDA website. No surprise: the 15,000 employees of the FDA … Continue reading Foreign laboratories and factories dominate American drug market, while FDA flounders

Biden’s plan: there goes the neighborhood!

Enjoying your house in the suburbs or small town? Glad not to live in the nearby city where many folks resort to crime, neglect maintaining their residences, don't watch their children, and never care about improving their lives? Joe Biden's American Jobs Act will change that by bringing the city to you. Here's the plan: … Continue reading Biden’s plan: there goes the neighborhood!

Generic versions of COVID-19 vaccine American citizens paid to develop – could save our world – but don’t hold your breath

Big Pharma = 1. World's poorest nations = 0. That was the score on Thursday, last week, when South African officials ripped into the Joe Biden administration for not granting a temporary waiver for generic versions of the various COVID-19 vaccines, now protected by monopoly patents the next 17 years. Biden had approved a $4 … Continue reading Generic versions of COVID-19 vaccine American citizens paid to develop – could save our world – but don’t hold your breath

Sweden’s “Circular Economy” has created mountains of trash in trip “Back to the Past”

In Sweden the once "Jolly" Green Giant has been replaced with one sad, sad, sad mountain of trash after another, spewing toxic fumes and sporting hordes of furry creatures to thrive in garbage and decay. Nearby residents are fleeing, and those who can't, are taping up windows, hoping the fumes will not cause permanent illness … Continue reading Sweden’s “Circular Economy” has created mountains of trash in trip “Back to the Past”