Health Care Reform
piece. Was supposed to have been published
by my local paper as an Op-Ed, but they reneged
at the last minute. Suggests
that administrative reform alone will not
bring acceptable improvements in safety and
effectiveness, because conventional medical
philosophy is flawed.
23 Oct '06 Published Suggests
that the plan for warrantless harrassment of school students is
fascist, fear-based, and blatantly unconstitutional.
10 Oct '06 Submitted Suggests
that the Leominster mayor's brouha in the paper about Deval Patrick's
interest in a rape case was misguided and the least of our concerns.
5 July '06 UNsubmitted Suggests
the S&E editor's plan for revitalizing downtown Fitchburg
is elitist and goodie-two-shoe hypocrisy.
27 Jun '06 Submitted Suggests
that "legitimate" Americans ought to try on a little
humility instead of self-righteousness over this issue.
3 Jun '06 published Suggests
that we best honor soldiers by doing our duty as citizens to prevent
by the profiteers.
Dough and Water
12 May '06 submitted Local
pizza shop filters city water. This suggests that trying to keep
pizza dough 'pure' is an exercise in futility.
All 'Illegal' Immigrants
Fri, 5 May '06 submitted Suggests
that illegal-immigrant 'haters' might consider that the real "Americans"
were all but destroyed by whitey invaders.
put blame for lapse on DEP, too
Mon, 21 Mar '06 Suggests
that DEP should take responsibility for water inspector's license
lapse. Also, DEP should be 'hanged' for requiring chlorine in
Fri, 17 Mar '06 submitted Suggests
that eternal economic growth is analagous to a heroin addiction
and is also suicidal.
30 Jan '06,
but not submitted (!) General
email response to S&E Editor McMenemy's Sun 1/29/06 editorial
condemning Kerry/Kennedy Alito opposition.
30 Jan '06 submitted
Suggests that the S&E's support of new seat-belt
legislation misses the point about abridgement of personal liberties.
Sat, 24 Dec '05 submitted Response
to Letter 12/18/05. Suggests that the definition becomes irrelevant
when people's right to live as they see fit is preserved.
8 Oct '05 submitted Suggests
that cries for the death penalty by the paper conveniently ignore
society's role in producing twisted psyches.
Nearly Nails It
Sat, 17 Sep '05 submitted
that being called a terrorist state before
the applause of the international community
should give us pause.
2 Sep '05, submitted
that there are many more, and even worse,
threats to the kids that the upstanding citizens
don't like to discuss.
Cost of Energy
18 Aug '05, submitted Suggests
that without significant changes in our way
of life, extremely unpleasant circumstances
could easily arise--and quickly.
Aug '05, submitted Suggests
that history shows how
the elite operate to create chaos and
war. Terrorism is no different.
7 May '05, submitted Suggests
that folks don't understand the downsides of obsessive consumerism
drug cars (latest version)
Apr '05 (as "Drugs") submitted
Adds the point that the random mass shootings,
such as Columbine and Redlake were on Prozac, a cause of random
10 Mar '05 (& three times since), submitted
Suggests that the worst problems with street drugs arise
from their illegality.
8 Feb '05, submitted A glimmer
of hope concerning community growth has appeared, but is there
such a thing as conventional "smart" growth?
and the Pharmas
7 Feb '05, not submitted
Suggests that the medical drug disaster is not fixable, because
pharma-medical philosophy rests on a flaw.
Pieces on Iraq
Published 6 Feb '05, Sentinel
& Enterprise. Three concerned
"analyses" in 28 Jan '05 S&E
simply ignore the reality of planned wars.
Published 8 Jan 05
Response to local hospital's complaint that
it's biggest problem is uninsured patients.
16 Dec '04 submitted
Suggests that social institutions are working very well—in
Sullivan's Election Summary
Published 12 Nov '04 Suggests that
Sullivan's attempt at cleverness reveals lack of political savvy.
Published 26 Sept '04, Worcester Telegram &
Gazette. Response to George
Will's "President anticipates second term" and his remark
about W. Wilson and Fed Reserve.
24 Sept '04 submitted
Suggests that more force, bigger guns, and hard-line attitude
aren't the answer.
State Rep Candidates Debate, 9 Sept '04
10 Sept '04 submitted
Suggests that candidates' should consider non-local origin of
from Vietnam Not Learned
7 Sept '04 submitted
Suggests that that most wars are contrived for profit and power.
Violence and Drug Abuse
1 Sept '04
Suggests that ill health underlies these issues.
Many Effects of Toxins
26 Aug '04 - Unpublished. Suggests
that toxins (poisons) in many forms underlie an array of unpleasant
and diverse circumstances.
Howard - Jay Ambrose Defends Bush
15 Aug '04 - Unpublished. Suggests that
Jay's got the tough job--defending the indefensible Bush madness.
Face Overwhelming Struggle: Heroin and Guns
15 Aug '04 - Unpublished. Suggests
that resources could be better used than in
dangerous cops-and-robbers game.
Articles One-Sided and Incomplete - 13 Aug '04
20 Aug '04 - Published Sentinel
& Enterprise. Suggests that articles
in the paper left out important facts.
al-Qaida's Ties to Saudis, US Oil
24 Jan '04 - Published Sentinel & Enterprise.
In answer to S&E editorial advising
vigilance, suggests that civic vigilance is
Issue Inaccurately Defined, Poorly Addressed
Published 14 Dec '03 Sentinel & Enterprise.
Suggests that failed policy, hypocrisy, and misconception haunt
the 'war' on drugs.
Published 20 Sept '03 Sentinel & Enterprise
My View" feature.
Suggests that terrorism is a response to imperial
oppression, not unprovoked hate.
Uranium/US Hypocrisy in Iraq
Published 1 Aug '03 Sentinel & Enterprise. Response
to Scripps Howard editorial citing "intelligence breakdown"
25 June '03, Unpublished. Response
to syndicated editorial by Ann
McFeatters in the 6/21/03 Sentinel & Enterprise about the
recent unrest, revolution and anti-American sentiment in that
June '03, Unpublished.
to the "Jayster," Jay Ambrose who is at his smug best
telling us monolithic media ownership is good for us.
8 June '03, Unpublished. Response
to a Scripps Howard editorial with a rare criticism of its darling
GW Bush over WMD in Iraq.
2 June '03, Unpublished. Response
another contrivance of lies and omissions by Scripps Howard's
own corporate fascist, Jay Ambrose, this time about GMOs, or genetically
8 May '03, Unpublished. Response
to two local physicians making the case to virtually let doctors
off the hook for damaging people.
Published 27 April '03 Sentinel & Enterprise.
to a Scripps Howard jewel saying now that
the 2003 Iraq war has started, protesters
should shut up :-)
1 April '03, Unpublished. Response
to citizen David Hatton's 3/31/03
letter (Those who disagree with U.S. military
action in Iraq are unpatriotic).
25 March '03, Unpublished. Response
to S&E editorial saying that BushCo avoids
mentioning Osama and never discusses him unless
21 March '03, Unpublished.
Response to two S&E editorials crowing
about the justification for the Iraq 'war.'
17 Mar '03, Unpublished. Comments
on discussions in the paper about patriotism,
terrorism, and war.
to S. Ciccolini's Response
Published 3 Mar '03 Sentinel & Enterprise.
Answer to local person's complaint about my
19 Feb 03 letter about soldier's duty to the
Constitution, not the president.
Published 19 Feb '03.
Suggests that blind duty and public support
for it can lead to disaster for all concerned.
Published 31 Jan '03.
Suggests that the truth behind the 9/11 attack
would wake America up to what's been going
on for decades.
29 Jan '03, Unpublished.
Suggests that past, proven scandals in US
history serve as templates for current behavior
of the corporatist government.
Excuses for Iraq Attack
Published 24 Jan '03.
Response to S&E editorial questioning
Iraq war protesters.
of the Americas
18 Jan '03, Unpublished.
Sent to Worcester Telegram. Suggests that
the largest terrorist training camp in the
world serves private corporate agendas using
Published 11 Jan '03.
Sent to support and qualify a letter by Thomas
Nycraft about European despotism making tools
of us and taking autonomy out of US politics.
23 Nov '02.
in habit that common sense contraindicates,
even when self-destructive and life-threatening.
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