Category Archives: truth

A Decent Family Man And Citizen: A Requiem For Vietnamese Peasants

There are certain things that can’t be taken away from the late John McCain: He was a Navy pilot he was shot down over Vietnam and captured he was held as a prisoner of war for five and a half … Continue reading

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Life, Death, & Food

Anthony Bourdain used food as a way of introducing America to people around the world, their history and culture. He let food speak for itself, and importantly, let people speak for themselves. Bourdain’s Hawaii episode was the first time many … Continue reading

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Hay For The Royal Horses

The villagers stood around screaming, “The village is burning” and there they were, standing around looking at the fire doing nothing but screaming. “Put this fire out now!!!” they demanded of the King who, far off in the distance was … Continue reading

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Wings On The Vulture

Let us wake now from this sleep before there’s nothing left for the meek to inherit the missionaries stole it and their kids won’t share it as they still fly old glory over stolen land broken with bibles and pineapples, canned and shipped to Rome from … Continue reading

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Endless war is good for your stock portfolio

Most Americans have never heard of Smedley Darlington Butler. He spent over 30 years in the United States Marine Corps, and retired as a Major General. At the time of his death in 1941, he was the most decorated Marine … Continue reading

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Mother Earth

There might or might not be a “God” there might or might not be an afterlife there might or might not be ‘good’ and ‘evil’ there might or might not be a reason that we’re here there might or might … Continue reading

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Amidst the Rubble: Ode to Mosul

What is a human life worth? Some would say ‘priceless’ and others might agree but there are dollar signs and balance sheets in mind all the time no matter what they tell your family. One death is terrible two are … Continue reading

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33

The wind’s whispers are drown out by screams and shouts broken dreams, no doubt seem the end is near awash with tears and years and years will pass you by what dreams did come abruptly die and cry and sing … Continue reading

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East v. West part 3

the flys I the ointment the eggs in the pan the cats in the cradle of uncivilized man tit for tat this and that choose to sit out the game don’t even remember when all this fear came year in … Continue reading

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East v. West part 2

our debts keep us shackled to streets paved with gold but two feet in the grave before we ever grow old we’re ice cold to our neighbors forget about looking east we pay for the burden keep feeding the beast … Continue reading

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