but … we know not why we kill

…America has been engaged in some form of WAR since WW11 in some part of planet Earth to the point where “WE” – that’s you & me – are now immune and WAR is simply an accepted condition … but … we know not why we kill…???

…The Problem of Collective Indifference:…Wars Go On and On…People not caring about wars has become the reality in America...

By Andrew Bacevich / Tom Dispatch……October 8, 2017, 11:28 AM GMT……Consider, if you will, these two indisputable facts.  First, the United States is today more or less permanently engaged in hostilities in not one faraway place, but at least seven.  Second, the vast majority of the American people could not care less.

 

Nor can it be said that we don’t care because we don’t know.  True, government authorities withhold certain aspects of ongoing military operations or release only details that they find convenient

truly this stupid as to follow Trump as he leads us over the edge

clip_image002R we truly this stupid as to follow Trump as he leads us over the edge of another cliff…

 

The E.P.A. chief plans to repeal President Obama’s signature climate policy, setting up a fight over U.S. efforts to tackle global warming

Monday, October 9, 2017 11:16 AM EDT

 

At an event in eastern Kentucky, Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said that his predecessors had departed from regulatory norms in crafting the Clean Power Plan, which was finalized in 2015 and would have pushed states to move away from coal in favor of sources of electricity that produce fewer carbon emissions.

The war on coal is over,” Mr. Pruitt said. “Tomorrow in Washington D.C., I will be signing a proposed rule to roll back the Clean Power Plan. No better place to make that announcement than Hazard, Kentucky.”

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Therefore the history we teach will always reflect the persuasion of the instructor and the authors of the books utilized

clip_image002… “History is written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books-books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe”…

…Therefore the history we teach will always reflect the persuasion of the instructor and the authors of the books utilized…

Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus: What Your History Books Got Wrong

By James W. Loewen, The New Press

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Pence is s good follower of a damn poor leader…

…Pence is s good follower of a damn poor leader…

Mike Pence Walks Out Of NFL Game Over Kneeling Protest

 

Vice President Mike Pence walked out of Sunday’s NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers as several 49ers players knelt in protest during a rendition of the national anthem.


“While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I don’t think it’s too much to ask NFL players to respect our Flag and our National Anthem,” Pence wrote on Twitter minutes after leaving the game in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

resolve our current American “killing-spree”…

…This statement on the face of it is unquestioningly true … BUT… only tells part f he story…. NO law or group of laws without authentic “buy-in” by WE – the people – coupled with on-gong education and realistic enforcement will resolve our current American “killing-spree”…

No law could have prevented Vegas shooting, Feinstein says

 

By Tory Newmyer October 8 No law could have thwarted last week’s massacre in Las Vegas, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday.

 

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a longtime advocate of stricter gun laws and author of the 1993 ban on assault weapons, said the shooter, Stephen Paddock, legally acquired the arsenal he used to carry out the attack. Asked by CBS’s “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson whether any law could have stopped him, Feinstein said, “No. He passed background checks registering for handguns and other weapons on multiple occasions.”

 

But Feinstein is pressing for a ban on “bump stocks,” devices that allow semiautomatic rifles to fire nearly as rapidly as a fully automatic weapon. She said she has 38 co-sponsors, all Democrats, though the idea has attracted “Republican interest.”

Feinstein said she appreciates the National Rifle Association’s call for a regulatory review of bump stocks but said such a move would be insufficient. “Regulations aren’t going to do it. We need a law,” she said. “It can’t be changed by another president. Right now we’re seeing one president change actions of a president that came before him. And that would happen in this area. And I would hope that Americans will step up and say ‘Enough is enough. Congress, do something.’ ”

Remember Wyoming is where America’s Darth Vader got his political start

clip_image002.. Remember Wyoming is where America’s  Darth Vader got his political start…

 

Erik Prince, the Blackwater founder, is considering a Senate run in Wyoming, according to a media report

At the urging of former Trump advisor Steven K. Bannon, Prince is weighing a challenge against Sen. John Barrasso in the GOP primary, according to the report.

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