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So I Sat…..

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So I sat in my garden with today’s NY times as I had done just before the Iraq war started but this time the headlines read  —

SENATE PANEL FAULTS CIA OVER BRUTALITY AND DECEIT IN TERRORISM INTERROGATIONS –
REPORT REJECTS CLAIM ON HUNT FOR BIN LADEN –
FAILURE OF OVERSIGHT IS OUTLINED, AGENCY DEFENDS PROGRAM –
PORTRAYING A BROKEN -AGENCY DEVOTED TO A FAILED POLICY –
AT BIRTHPLACE OF FREE SPEECH MOVEMENT, A PROTEST TORCH IS PASSED

Finally finally…..  I smiled as I looked into the sky I heard –

My country tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing, land where my father died….. from every mountainside let freedom ring.

We are watching the system of US democracy in action – checks and balances….

Thank you, Senator Diane Feinstein.

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Flash Story: Security Tales From America, (Bush Era Reflections)

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 SECURITY TALES FROM AMERICA

 

Juniper paid for her poppyseed bagel ladened with herb scented cream cheese and gathered her water with lemon and cream colored coffee that held a melting pile of Hershey kisses at the bottom.

She proceeded to the check out counter and paid a paltry fee for her food.  Rounding the corner of the cafeteria  she heard the matron say, as ahe adjusted her red hair net,

“You need a tray to carry all that ,Missey.”

Looking over her shoulder she said,  ” I’ve got my system down.”

The workers sneered as she moved down the hallway.

” You know,” They muttered to each other, “she dropped her bagel last week.”

“Yes  and I saw that and called security…just to be sure.  You never know what a bagel dropper like her will do next.”

” Yes, it is wise to be prudent.”

  

Juniper sat down at her desk, sipped her coffee and dreamed of a braver day.”

 

BJHC 

“Fascism is when Goverments and Corporations join forces to govern, WE THE PEOPLE”

  Sub- prime loans anyone?

 

Note:  Fascism, pronounced /ˈfæʃɪzəm/, comprises a radical and authoritarian nationalist political ideology[1][2][3][4] and a corporatist economic ideology. [5]               FROM WIKIPEDIA

 

 

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