Monthly Archives: September 2014

Re NYT article: Stranger Danger and Guns

Markk You properly ask “What is the mentality” of people who come out shooting when they’re not being threatened. The answer is fear. That fear is brilliantly created, manipulated, and orchestrated by the Right. That the Right opposes background checks … Continue reading

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Re the wish for “a Ghandi-like figure” to bring peace to the MidEast.

One way or another – usually from a bullet – public figures who begin to be effective in reconciling warring factions are eliminated.  Ghandi, King, Lincoln.  Add those who show evolution towards sanity – Robert Kennedy, Malcolm X, Rabin.                                          Since … Continue reading

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Don’t spare the rod. Throw it away.

Markk Ray Rice beating his girlfriend into unconsciousness.  Adrian Peterson cruelly beating his son with a tree branch.  There are apologists and minimalists for domestic violence and corporal punishment for children. Their thinly-veiled justifications are to create  camouflaged permission to … Continue reading

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Regarding a NYT recap of the fight for automobile safety regulations – with Ralph Nader as a major player.

Markk Ralph Nader –                                                                                                                                    Hero whose integrity and persistence in improving the safety of automobiles saved the lives of thousands of people.  This was along with Nader championing protection of the consumer from overall industrial greed and uncaring. Ralph Nader … Continue reading

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Re the contention the death penalty is justified for some criminals, like Eichmann, “who have forfeited the right to be treated as members of the human race.”

Markk You cannot change the fact – the fact – that the death penalty is meted out in unequal ways. Almost without exception, people of means do not receive the death penalty.                    The list of flaws goes on and on, … Continue reading

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Regarding the fear that ISIS will come to America through Mexico, thereby making deportation & sealing the borders imperative.

Markk Seattle Pending Approval If the time comes when America deports millions of people, including children who’ve lived their lives here, America will have crossed the line to where she can no longer credibly claim to be a decent country.  … Continue reading

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Re New York Time article: “ISIS is a disgrace to true fundamentalism”.

Markk The parallels that permeate worldwide religious fundamentalism are radiant. They all hate women having sex outside of marriage. They hate homosexuals. They hate women having reproductive choice. They contend that non-believers are abominations who deserve eternal damnation. They are … Continue reading

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