May 29, 2016
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This past week CNN broadcast an Anderson Cooper interview on the prescription opioid/heroin epidemic at a Town Hall Meeting. CNN has been accused by the U.S. Pain Foundation, a lobbying group for pharma in catering to the needs of chronic pain patients in their use of long term opioids, at stigmatizing the pain patients.
November 29, 2011, 1:22 am 3 comments in the last 7 days.
Have you been rushing out to get a yearly flu vaccine or diligently taking your children for the 40 or so mandated childhood vaccines?
Some time ago, citing the Pebble Mine controversy in Alaska, we suggested that it constituted a perfect argument because on both sides of the debate there is a reasoned, plausible case to be made.
Agent Orange herbicide being lifted off the deck of the USS White Plains (AFS-4) for delivery by an HC-3 helicopter during a 1970 deployment to Vietnam. This is evidence that Blue Water Navy indeed carried and transported barrels of agent orange onboard US Navy commissioned ships to ports in Vietnam.
During times of stress I don’t dream of chucking it all and moving to a desert island. I dream of chucking it all and joining the circus. Not just any circus. Cirque du Soleil — Circus of the Sun. If you haven't seen it you’re missing out on the best show on Earth.
May 4, 2011, 8:00 am 1 comments in the last 7 days.
False character assassination is apparently legal in a court of law. Outside of the courtroom, if a person lies openly about another person's character, they are subject to liability. This behavior was committed by state attorneys in the recent Civil Rights suit filed by William Coleman against the Oregon State Hospital and one of its department heads.
February 20, 2010, 11:11 am 1 comments in the last 7 days.
The VA this week outlined which ships are now considered to have been exposed to Agent Orange during Viet Nam. A number of offshore “blue water” naval vessels conducted operations on the inland “brown water” rivers and delta areas of Vietnam.
July 29, 2008, 4:14 am 1 comments in the last 7 days.
The sound of afterburners from fighter jets soaring into the California sky over the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station have been silent for almost a decade. They are replaced by an eerie silence that envelopes the looming buildings and hangars. I have many memories of my time as a Marine at this place and they have been flooding back over the last several days as I've spent time here investigating a massive hazardous waste situation created when the Marines dumped massive amounts of TCE- Trichloroethylene, into the groundwater. Contact with the potent chemical degreaser can quickly turn fatal.
Seventy-one years ago, on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed. A flash of light and a wall of fire destroyed a city and demonstrated that mankind possessed the means to destroy itself. Why do we come to this place, to Hiroshima? We come to ponder a terrible force unleashed in a not so distant past. We come to mourn the dead, including over 100,000 in Japanese men, women and children; thousands of Koreans; a dozen Americans held prisoner. Their souls speak to us.
May 26, 2016, 4:20 pm 1 comments in the last 7 days.
Wavy has been there since the beginning of the Counterculture. He famously was Master of Ceremonies at Woodstock. He was a fixture at Peace Gatherings. Wavy and his AIM buddy John Trudell joined in on a number of environmental causes. They again shared a cell with their pal and John's roommate Jackson Browne and 1900 others at the huge 1981 protest against the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.
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