Tuesday - Sep 18, 2018

COLUMN

  • Legalizing drugs could benefit the economy and save lives

    Legalizing drugs could benefit the economy and save lives

      Between 1920 and 1933 the US government prohibited alcohol, including a ban on production, transportation, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages. The ban arose from America’s Protestant-inspired Temperance movement. At first, the movement pushed for moderation, but, after some time, they advocated for complete prohibition. Despite the organisation’s success, alcohol was readily available to a

  • Obama broke his promise to latinos

    Obama broke his promise to latinos

      When Barack Obama and I last sat down in 2006, I refused to shake his hand. Today, I still won’t. His announcement last weekend that he would delay executive action on immigration is his fifth broken promise to Latinos on this all-important issue for our community. He has been blind to the pain of

  • Preparing the ground for more whistleblowers

    Preparing the ground for more whistleblowers

      It’s possible we will get more whistleblowers coming out and admitting they covered up vaccine damage. In order to help prepare the ground, some education is required. This article is a backgrounder. The intention is to sweep aside the vaccine propagandists whose main thrust is: the US medical system is excellent, just fine, science

  • Police union commissar: if you resist, you should expect to die

    Police union commissar: if you resist, you should expect to die

      “We’ve heard a lot in the last number of weeks about what police officers can’t do, and what police officers shouldn’t do,” groused Patrick Lynch, designated spokesliar for the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, New York’s largest police union. “No one’s telling us what we are able to do, and what we should do, when we’re

  • UN and feds plan to fight ebola with tyranny

    UN and feds plan to fight ebola with tyranny

    With estimates suggesting more than 800 people have died from the ongoing Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa, concerns are spreading in the United States about how federal and state authorities would react if — or when — a life-threatening virus such as Ebola begins spreading domestically. Global responses to the outbreak are also stirring

  • Standing together for the children of Central America – and Chicago

    Standing together for the children of Central America – and Chicago

      Last week The Root’s Keli Goff wrote about the child refugees fleeing violence and poverty in Central America and seeking refuge at our border. Unfortunately, she argued that we shouldn’t protect these brown children and supports deporting them—while claiming that we have our own black children to care about first, citing recent violence in

  • 11 shocking facts about America’s militarized police  forces

    11 shocking facts about America’s militarized police forces

      The militarization of police is harming civil liberties, impacting children, and transforming neighborhoods into war zones. The “war on terror” has come home–and it’s wreaking havoc on innocent American lives. The culprit is the militarization of the police. The weapons used in the “war on terror” that destroyed Afghanistan and Iraq have made their

  • What are machines thinking? Forget it. What are humans  thinking?

    What are machines thinking? Forget it. What are humans thinking?

      “…one scenario is that the machines will seek to turn humans into cyborgs. This is nearly happening now, replacing faulty limbs with artificial parts.” “The concern I’m raising is that the machines will view us as an unpredictable and dangerous species.” “[Machines] might view us the same way we view harmful insects.” “Del Monte