Tom Turnipseed

Tom Turnipseed

Tom Turnipseed is an attorney, writer and peace activist in Columbia, SC. His blog is http://tomandjudyonablog.blogspot.com/

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Friday, September 26, 2003
The Legacy of Military Solutions: Live by the Sword and Die by the Sword
Military solutions are presently paramount in American politics and the old martial maxim of living by the sword, and dying by the sword is a proverbial truth now haunting the Bush/Cheney administration. White House approval ratings are plummeting with the daily casualty reports from the dirty and deadly guerrilla war now exasperating the U.S. military in Iraq.
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Thursday, August 14, 2003
The Iraq War Could Become The Greatest Defeat In United States' History
The Bush/Cheney administration's military invasion of Iraq could become the greatest military defeat in United States' history. U.S. troops are being attacked daily by increasingly diverse forces in a chaotic guerrilla war. Since the U.S. and Britain did a preemptive invasion of Iraq against the advice and vocal opposition of most of the nations and peoples of the world, it presents a tremendous problem in getting any help from those who "told us so". The desperation of the U.S.
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Thursday, January 09, 2003
Renewing the Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: King Day at the Dome 2003
More than 50,000 people marched and rallied at the first annual King Day at the Dome at the South Carolina State House in 2000. The massive gathering sent a message to South Carolina's power structure that the Confederate battle flag had to be removed from atop our Capitol. Truth spoke to power...
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Thursday, January 02, 2003
America's Destructive Devotion To Greed and Violence
As 2003 begins, greed and violence are being glorified, romanticized and marketed by the U. S. power structure in a manner unparalleled in recent history. Not since the out-of-control acquisitiveness and martial madness of ancient Rome destroyed its arrogant empire has such material and military excessiveness so dominated a culture.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2002
Dubya v. Saddam: Mano E Mano
Why not a mano-e-mano, duel to the death between George W. Bush and Saddam Hussein? Or maybe Dubya and Saddam could fight it out without weapons in a barehanded, bare-fisted, no-holds-barred brawl until one gives up. The one who asks for quarter is subject to immediate regime change. Since both Dubya and Saddam came to power under somewhat dubious circumstances their replacement will be chosen in a special election to be personally monitored by Jimmy Carter.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2002
International Criminals
Saddam Hussein called the hand of George W. Bush and put a stumbling block in front of U.S. war plans by informing U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan that he would allow U.N. weapons inspectors to immediately return to Iraq without condition. The White House was dismissive of Hussein's olive branch and said disarmament, not inspections, was the issue as the U.S. stepped up military preparations and operations against Iraq.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2002
Joshua or Jesus?
CBS News recently reported on a movement among evangelical Christians in the United States to raise money for American Jewish families to re-settle the West Bank, the bitterly disputed Israeli-occupied territory in the war-torn Middle East. With emotional fervor, preachers were calling on their faithful flocks to fill up the collection plates so the Jews could go back to the Holy Land to fulfill the scriptures.
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Thursday, July 11, 2002
Family Fun at the Beach and Rogue Models in the White House
A wonderful 4th of July week of fun and relaxation at Edisto Beach, South Carolina with three generations of my family is over till next year but will be remembered with photos and videos of frolicking toddlers, seascapes and sunsets, and big fish that did not get away. This week we are greeted back into the "real world" with growing evidence that the biggest fish in politics may not get away in the mushrooming corporate governance scandals that are causing stocks to plummet.
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Saturday, June 29, 2002
Crime in the Suites Enabled by Political Corruption Causes a Crisis in the Credibility of US Capitalism
The continuing revelations of corrupt corporate governance enabled by political campaign contributions is deepening daunting doubts about the credibility of U.S. equity markets and political leadership. The corruption is creating a widening crisis of confidence and is the sort of pernicious pathogen that can inflict a debilitating blow to the United States' leadership in economic globalization. Guido Rossi, a former Italian telecom chairman said, 'What is lacking in the U.S. is a culture of shame. No C.E.O. in the U.S.
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Thursday, June 06, 2002
A Crisis in Confidence in U.S. Leadership
There is a broadening crisis in confidence in political and corporate leadership in the U. S. Suddenly, the world's sole super-power is faced with a credibility crunch as its unparalleled status as a global military and economic giant shows unmistakable signs of shakiness. It emanates essentially from a worrisome-wannabe-warrior in the White House and corrupt and crooked executives in major corporations along with collaborators in their respective power structures and spheres of influence.
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