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Question for a Tuesday

In October of 2016, FBI Director, James Comey, sent a letter to Republican congressional leaders advising them of the reopening of the investigation of the Clinton emails as the result of a wikileaks dump of emails hacked by Russian agents.

The subsequent release of the information regarding the reopening of the Clinton matter, which resulted in nothing of a prosecutorial nature.

The matter was closed and dropped by the FBI days before the voting began.

Comey's actions…

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Added by Ron Powell on April 24, 2017 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

In Case You Hadn't Noticed: One Sentence Question for a Sunday

As many here know, I often draw inspiration or motivation for posts from posts and comments written by others here.

So it is with a post that I am preparing to publish here shortly.

I remembered a comment on a recent post that I wanted to quote as a central element of this new post.

But alas, the post I wanted to draw from is gone.

So here's my question:

What happened to Terry McKenna's blog post, "White Genocide"?

Added by Ron Powell on April 23, 2017 at 7:30am — 57 Comments

One Sentence Question for a Friday

Can you cite and provide a link to the post that caused you to join OUR SALON?

If you transferred from Open Salon you needn't respond unless you can relate to the question in a meaningful way.

This quetion is inspired by Koshersalaami's most recent post:
http://oursalon.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-reality-of-our-salon-politics

Added by Ron Powell on April 21, 2017 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

In Case You Missed It: Rachel Maddow Interview with Elizabeth Warren

Despite rumors to the contrary or what you may think about her positions on certain matters, I did not coach or provide talking points to Senator Warren for this interview:

Call it karma, kismet,…

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Added by Ron Powell on April 20, 2017 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Listen: A comment by Tim Wise

This post is Inspired by greenheron who, in a recent comment, wrote:

"White people are blind to black experience, the same way men are blind to women’s experience, but save that one for another time. White people need to stop talking and listen, damp down their defenses and just listen."

Added by Ron Powell on April 19, 2017 at 7:11am — 31 Comments

One Sentence Question for Tuesday, April 18, Tax Day 2017 in the United States of America

Should Presidential candidates and/or Presidents be required release their tax returns?

Added by Ron Powell on April 18, 2017 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

One Sentence Question for Easter Sunday

Do these words refer to the crucifixion, or the human condition? 

Added by Ron Powell on April 16, 2017 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

Greetings

                HAPPY EASTER!…

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Added by Ron Powell on April 16, 2017 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

One Sentence Question for a Friday

Are the recent military actions involving the Tomahawk Cruise Missile strike in Syria,

and the drop of a MOAB on a suspected ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan,…

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Added by Ron Powell on April 14, 2017 at 4:00am — 11 Comments

US drops non-nuclear 'mother of all bombs' in Afghanistan

Film at…

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Added by Ron Powell on April 13, 2017 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

FISA In Theory and In Practice: A Primer

In Theory:



The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 ("FISA" Pub.L. 95–511, 92 Stat. 1783, 50 U.S.C. ch. 36) is a United States federal law which prescribes procedures for the physical and electronic surveillance and collection of "foreign intelligence information" between "foreign powers" and "agents of foreign powers" suspected of espionage or terrorism). The Act created the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to oversee requests for surveillance warrants…

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Added by Ron Powell on April 12, 2017 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Spicer gives us more of Kellyanne's 'Alternative Facts'

Sean Spicer has once again shown himself to be a personification of the bumbling incompetence that is the Trump Presidency and administration :

The estimate is that Hitler gassed between 120,000 and 180,000 Jewish people who were residents and citizens of Germany during the Holocaust.…

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Added by Ron Powell on April 12, 2017 at 6:30am — 19 Comments

I was just thinking....

Just a…

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Added by Ron Powell on April 12, 2017 at 1:07am — 5 Comments

Keith Olbermann on the Syrian Attack

Added by Ron Powell on April 11, 2017 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Under Cover Law & Order

Added by Ron Powell on April 11, 2017 at 7:38am — 2 Comments

One Sentence Question for a Tuesday

Should you delete a comment simply because you disagree with the the comment, or disapprove of the author?

Added by Ron Powell on April 11, 2017 at 12:30am — 18 Comments

Guest Post: Donald Trump owns stock in the Tomahawk missiles he used in Syria

In a comment on my previous post, Rodney Roe wrote:



"...My lovely bride told me that she read somewhere that D. Trump has a financial interest in the company that supplied the Tomahawk missiles used to destroy aircraft, but leave the airstrip unscathed..."



I Researched the matter and found several articles on the issue and excerpted this one in response to his comment.



I'm posting the full piece here because it includes links to the sources referenced by the… Continue

Added by Ron Powell on April 8, 2017 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Trump and Xi Jinping at Mar-A-Lago State Dinner: Where’s the Beef?


Listen closely to the reporter asking about military action in Syria during the photo op.

Added by Ron Powell on April 7, 2017 at 3:47am — 6 Comments

Bombing Syria:The US Government Under Republican Control

Republican members of the House of Representatives who believe that they are beholden and accountable to the Executive Branch, not the voters who sent them to Washington.

The Republican controlled Senate that has exercised the 'nuclear option' in order to ensure Republican control of the Supreme Court.  

The Republican President, who has nuclear fantasies of his own, has unilaterally undertaken to fire missiles into Syria without the benefit of Congressional authorization, UN…

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Added by Ron Powell on April 6, 2017 at 10:30pm — 12 Comments

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