Citizens for Constitutional Freedom? Or The Bundy Bunch?

On January 2nd, 2016, Ammon Bundy lead an armed group to occupy Oregon’s Malheur Federal Wildlife Refuge. The group of less than 25 call themselves the “Citizens for Constitutional Freedom.” Their primary claim extends a decades old controversy, that the Federal Government has no Constitutional authority to create and manage wildlife refuges on Federal land—absent State authorization. Furthermore, they believe that local economies are hurt when environmental protection takes precedence over industries such as cattle, logging, and mining.

Israel and Gaza – A Human Tragedy

Israel’s current military operation in Gaza is a human tragedy, leading many to ask, isn’t there a better way? Sometimes it’s better to simply watch the videos. The first is an excellent documentary by ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap, exposing some troubling views within Israel, manifested by the composition and support of their leading soccer team, Beitar Jerusalem F.C. I highly recommend this video, it is very enlightening.

A Letter to Speaker Boehner – Reject The Koch Lords…of The Flies

Do you truly believe that (1) defaulting on existing legal obligations, (2) threatening the United States credit rating (14 amendment), (3) defaulting on T-Bills held by foreign nations, and (4) blocking settled law (ACA), are well and faithfully discharging your duties of office? Do you truly believe that undermining the Constitution; by failing to regulate foreign commerce and pay the public debt (Art I Sec 8) is conduct that upholds your oath of office? The American People know the answer, ignore them at your own peril.



NASA 360 Video: Stand on Mars, Look Around!

NASA Releases Awesome 360-Degree View From Mars Surface In the ultimate selfie by the Mars Curiosity Rover, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has produced an absolutely stunning 360-degree view of the Martian surface. The picture is incredibly clear, and you can look around by simply grabbing and dragging. If you weren’t impressed with […]

Simply Awesome Time-Lapse – Atacama Chile

A stunningly beautiful time-lapse video of the night sky over Atacama Chile—and the music is awesome too! Our modern world denies most of us the wonder and pleasure of reflecting while looking at the stars. If you are not mesmerized throughout this video you need to check your pulse. Make sure your volume is up!


Wealth Inequality Reality Check

There are approximately 311 million Americans in the country. The distribution of wealth across those 311 million is much more inequitable than most think. The fact is that the top 1% of Americans (or a little over 3 million people) own 40% of all wealth in America.

In All Fairness, We Must Ask The Rich to Pay Their “Unfair Share” of Taxes

The richest in America already pay the highest tax percentages on wage income, and account for close to 40% of all Federal taxes collected. Perhaps they should pay even more than they do, and that remains up for discussion, but that is for Congress to decide. However, we should never accuse the rich from not paying their “fair share,” as they already pay an obvious unfair share. So lets stop the political nonsense and call things as they truly are. The 99% wish the 1% to pay a larger share than they now pay, so if we must use the term fair, in all fairness, it must be “unfair”.

Why Our Progressive Tax is Best for ALL

Congressional gridlock surrounding the United States Tax policy now resembles an ancient holy war with Tax Relief Crusaders and Left-Wing Secularists defending immovable positions by any and all means. The nastiness of discussion, misrepresentation of facts, and general lack of civility serve none; yet we choose to speak in political code and refuse to talk clearly about the most fundamental issue of disagreement—the ethical component of our progressive tax structure.