Del Spurlock: Freeman Dyson

Good read.  Truly open source. Legendary physicist Freeman Dyson talks about math, nuclear rockets, and astounding things about the universe Today, Dyson frequently writes about science and technology’s relationship to ethics and social issues. Business Insider sat down with him and talked about math, war, the human brain, the education system, and the Orion Project.

Del Spurlock: Sanders Republicans Oppose TPP

A Sanders Republican Looks a Trade and War in Ohio’s 4th Keep your eye on the ball, Ohioans. Your “so-called” leaders, who robbed you of your jobs, decimated your communities, sent your young men and women to war, based on lies, and failed to recognize their value as citizen-soldiers upon their return are seeking a …

Del Spurlock: Lies of State – Spinning the Inhumanity of Our National Policies

Spinning the Inhumanity of our National Policies Reproduced with permission from original as posted. We are failing to govern ourselves. The concept of American democracy has been driven from the field by the public relations industry. The balancing act between the poles of public and private interests, performed so deftly by Chester Bowles, William Benton …

Del Spurlock: Selling Out the Conscience of the (Black) Jocks

Tune in ESPN tonight and watch the Black President of the United States on the Campus of North Carolina A&T sell out the consciousness and bravery of Colin Kaepernick and the young men and women who stand against the hypocrisy of American by taking a knee. By this duplicity Obama doubles down on the sale …

Del Spurlock: The Clinton Co-Presidency Legacy — Lost Jobs, Broken Communities from NAFTA, Perpetual War with TPP

Deputy Secretary of Labor who conceptualized the ‘Side Agreements” to NAFTA. First in a series on Mr. Obama’s trade based quest for an American Protectorate over the Far East. The Transpacific trade deal creates a military protectorate confronting China and has secret side deals permitting domestic and foreign corporations to over-ride sovereign and community interests …

Del Spurlock: Millennial Bold – Break Something!

“Something bold needs to happen”: An in-depth look at millennial America Earlier this month, Salon spoke with leading Democratic Party pollster Stan Greenberg about what he learned from conducting focus groups with millennials. “They think the system’s rigged,” he told us. Young Americans are anxious to “disrupt” and upend a broken status quo, Roosevelt Institute …

Del Spurlock: Propaganda Defeats the Public Interest — The Legalization of Lies, the Triumph of Corporations Over People

Spinning the Inhumanity of our National Policies We are failing to govern ourselves. The concept of American democracy has been driven from the field by the public relations industry. Today we consume far beyond our means, are governed by the exploitation of our fears, and are denied the civic participation decreed by our Constitution. …it …

Del Spurlock: Many Trayvon’s More? Deja Vu from 2013…

Many Trayvon’s More? Civics is study of how we govern ourselves. Can we agree that we govern ourselves through our Constitution, our laws, customs, popular culture, and habits, and how all of these things interact to create our way of life? Let’s call the analysis of that interaction connecting the dots. You were left with …

Del Spurlock: Cost of Wars Nearly $5 Trillion

Not only is the cost noteworthy but it appears that there are attempts now to “lock in” contractors as a permanent element of the total force. Latest Estimate Pegs Cost of Wars at Nearly $5 Trillion Naomi LaChance @ The Intercept The total U.S. budgetary cost of war since 2001 is $4.79 trillion, according to …

Del Spurlock: Army Recruits Arrive Knowing Less

Susanne M. Schafer of Associated Press offers a useful perspective on how Army recruits are changing and how the Army is changing to accommodate lower levels of knowledge about what used to be “basic.” Fewer orders, more coaching: Army rookies learn to fire guns As gun ownership drops among young Americans and the Army trains …

Del Spurlock: Fat Army, Fat Public, Weak Nation

Obesity in the Army About a third of American adults are considered obese, having a Body Mass Index greater than 30 (BMI is calculated using height and weight), and 18% of American teenagers are considered obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010, a group of retired military leaders warned that …