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FROM MY CORNER: Malfocused Americans

Howell Hurst Consumerism, Education, People Politics

Barely over 5% of Americans watch the nation’s meager TV investigative news feature shows: Meet The Press, Face The Nation, This Week, Fox’s various news features. How many more watch alternative journalism and Internet entities, such as Huffington Post, Politico, and dozens, if not hundreds of others, may double that. It is possible only 10%… continue reading »

FROM MY CORNER: A Shaman Storms Congress

Howell Hurst American News, Education, People Politics, Prisons & Jails, Terrorism, War and Organized Mayhem

The Congressional attack image making the most lasting impression this week was the shirtless boy in a bear-pelt headdress with bison horns. What will likely happen to this self-proclaimed “Shaman?” When he is convicted (the most probable consequence of his escapade) he will probably take up residence in one of our privately-owned, for-profit prisons. There,… continue reading »

FROM MY CORNER: Bucky’s Words

Howell Hurst Education

Buckminster Fuller, the renowned 20th Century design scientist, often said that humanity’s chief problem was ignorance. He maintained that too many people simply had never stored away enough verifiable facts to make reasonable decisions. With the president of the planet’s most powerful country a demonstrated enemy of factual scientific and historical information, it is clear… continue reading »