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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Thursday, October 04, 2001
Let's End Terror of Killing Now, Before Its Too Late
The talking heads on television discuss the imminent use of doomsday devices like chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. Our specie's only hope for survival is to stop the cycle of killing before it lurches further out-of- control. I experienced World War II and the Cold War, but this is the most frightening time I can remember.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Merchants of Death Make Money From Killing
While the dead and missing toll rose toward 7000 people and the stock market suffered it's largest week's loss since the great depression due to the terrorist attack on the symbols of U.S. economic and military power, the stock of the weapon and surveillance industries zoomed. The 401 (k) retirement plans of U.S.
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Friday, September 14, 2001
An Eye for An Eye?
Four commercial airliners hijacked by suicidal terrorists and turned into weapons of mass destruction killed thousands of U.S. citizens at the World Trade Center In New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and aboard the planes. Why did such mass terrorism rend the fabric of America's innocence? When I saw the second airliner crash into the other World Trade Center tower on network television, my mind flashed back three weeks to a TV story from Hebron near Jerusalem in the "war zone" of the Israeli-Arab conflict.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2001
Did God Bless Americans to Have More than Others and Steal From Future Generations?
President Bush prays every day for God's guidance according to media reports. Ari Fleischer, the White House Press secretary, recently declared that "Mr. Bush believes that energy use is a reflection of the strength of our economy" and "the American way of life is a blessed one." At Tufts University in Massachusetts, U. N.
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Tuesday, May 01, 2001
Another Energy Crisis????
The global energy cartel is imperiling the world's environment and economic stability in a greedy grab for profits that is empowered by a heavy investment of campaign contributions and corporate connections with media conglomerates. The energy cartel understands the world's dependency on their energy commodities such as fossil fuel, natural gas and nuclear. One of their top executives, Dick Cheney, is now Vice-President and the "Czar" for the energy policy of the United States.
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Friday, March 23, 2001
The Wild West of Dick Cheney
The message was clear -- passage of the Bush Administration's giant windfall-for-the-wealthy tax cut will reverse the Clinton-caused stock market slide and recession that's wiping out the retirement plans of middle income and working class Americans and turning the oil and energy cartel loose in the United States to extract more oil and gas and build more nuclear plants to produce an increasing "supply" of energy will ease Clinton-caused energy crisis.
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Friday, January 05, 2001
Affluenza's Symptoms: Bankruptcies Burgeon With The Daunting Debt of Everyday Americans and Enron
A couple of months ago I attended a lecture and discussion at the University of South Carolina's School of Environment led by John de Graaf, who has produced more than a dozen televison documentaries that have been broadcast nationally in prime time on PBS. De Graaf was discussing his 1997 PBS documentary, Affluenza, the essence of which was integrated into a 2001 book of the same name about America's cultural "disease" of epidemic proportions with more depth, more examples, more symptoms and more evidence. David Wann and Thomas H.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2000
Football and Flags and the "The Lost Cause"
Columbia, SC -- Not since 1928 have the University of South Carolina and Clemson University football teams gone 4-0 the same year. The dramatic turnaround from big losers to big winners for South Carolina's two major universities saw South Carolina end a 21 game losing streak in their season's opener and Clemson improve from a 3-9 record in 1998.
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Thursday, September 14, 2000
Continuing Saga of Sex, Murder & Racism: Susan Smith Is Still Scheming In Prison
COLUMBIA, SC - Susan Smith, who was sentenced to life in prison for murdering her two toddler sons, has admitted having sex with a prison guard at the South Carolina Department of Corrections. In 1994, Smith led the country on a wild goose chase for nine days by blaming a fictitious black man for carjacking her Mazda with her sons still in the car. The practice of unjustly blaming blacks and imprisoning them with alarming racial disparity, is not fictitious.
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Thursday, August 31, 2000
From Colombia to Columbia, The 'War on Drugs' Is A War On Poor and Black People
COLUMBIA, SC - From Colombia, South America to Columbia, South Carolina, the "Drug War" is being exposed by human rights organizations as a failed war on drugs, but a disastrously effective war on poor South Americans and black citizens of the United States. The phony drug war is being escalated by a President who "didn't inhale" when they passed the joints around and it's primary victims are Colombian peasants and racially profiled blacks in the U. S.
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