The Body Snatchers: Kids, Did Your Recruiters Tell You About the Shallow Graves?

“Look! You fools! You’re in danger! Can’t you see? They’re after you! They’re after all of us! Our wives…our children…they’re here already! You’re next!” ~Dr. Miles Bennell, The Invasion of the Body Snatchers Before you or someone you love enlists, check out the lessons you’d better learn from the aptly-named article, “No Soldier Left Behind”: … Continue reading “The Body Snatchers: Kids, Did Your Recruiters Tell You About the Shallow Graves?”

The Eyewitnesses Must Be Crazy

"After the shooting, the U.S. military said that the vehicle carrying the Italians was speeding and refused to stop, and that a U.S. patrol tried to warn the driver with hand and arm signals, by flashing white lights and firing shots in front of the car and into the car’s engine block. … Prime Minister … Continue reading “The Eyewitnesses Must Be Crazy”

The Unfortunate Incident Protocol

“A little girl running in fear from armed men is killed in cold blood. … The authorities are trying their best to come up with a reason why this schoolgirl was shot so many times after she was dead – because that’s the unusual part. But in no way will the Israeli government, nor the … Continue reading “The Unfortunate Incident Protocol”

10 Ways to Protect Your Child From the ASVAB

“Many parents have experienced the eerie intuition that tells them their child is in danger.” – Jesus on Parenting “Mom, there’s this test we’re supposed to take tomorrow,” my daughter told me one night last year, “but I have a funny feeling about it. Our guidance counselor came in and said that the school would … Continue reading “10 Ways to Protect Your Child From the ASVAB”

A Valentine for Your Unknown Soldier

I am sending this to someone who’s stationed in one of the most dangerous regions of Iraq. If a special soldier needs your love, this can be your greeting, too. Send it today, or any time you sense that your loved one – unknown to the men who started this war, but so very important … Continue reading “A Valentine for Your Unknown Soldier”

How to Protect Your Child from the Coming Draft

"Fighting should be reserved for genuine self-defense in the face of imminent attack, when no other help is available. Preemptive strikes and aggression disguised as self-defense won’t pass muster under the Golden Rule." – Jesus on Parenting: 10 Essential Principles That Will Transform Your Family Draft? What draft? Yes, there’s a draft going on right … Continue reading “How to Protect Your Child from the Coming Draft”

Token Balance

“In all fairness, the NYT apparently allows its columnists freedom in choosing their material, including Paul Krugman, Bob Herbert, and Frank Rich. But remember, it’s the front page headlines and stories that have an impact in Washington, D.C.” ~Buzzflash Most Americans sympathize with parents who’ve lost their children, especially when those losses are said to … Continue reading “Token Balance”

‘Good’ Military Families vs. ‘Bad’ Military Families

“Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.” ~ Donald Rumsfeld In times of war, particularly when that war is starting to look meaningless and futile, its promoters must keep one highly influential group under control: the families and friends of fallen soldiers. Whether by enemy or friendly fire, on the battlefield … Continue reading “‘Good’ Military Families vs. ‘Bad’ Military Families”

‘Believe the Evidence of Your Eyes’

Sometimes the truth comes from the strangest places. While arguments for and against the war rage on TV and radio talk shows, in chat rooms and editorial pages, at last someone breaks through all the noise to say: “I ask our youngest citizens to believe the evidence of your eyes” (sic). That person is President … Continue reading “‘Believe the Evidence of Your Eyes’”