Guest Commentary – Is the Government Murdering Us?

Alrighty, I know that the title above already has a few people shaking their head yes and a few other people shaking their head no and yet another group of people rolling their eyes. I will admit that I had to really sit and think about whether I would run this article or not. It certainly isn’t because of the source. The author is a valued contributor to SUFA and credible in what he finds. I struggled because I know this is a contentious subject. And I know that for some folks, the idea that there is a giant plan of evil somewhere is just too much to accept. In the end I decided that I would use the article because I have seen the effects of two different wars on my family. My father dealt with Agent Orange poisoning. I personally witnessed Gulf War Syndrome, although I still haven’t reached a conclusion as to whether I suffer from anything. I will offer my thoughts as one of the comments as soon as I have time.
A Look at Gulf War Syndrome

Tuesday Night Open Mic for December 15, 2009

Tuesday night is upon us, and with it comes the ever popular open mic. I do have a bit of a request for folks who post articles for open mic, or on other days, for that matter. If you want to post an article here, that is welcome and great. It is sharing information. But add to the conversation when you do. Help those of us here to understand why that article is pertinent, important, or interesting. As you can see, with each topic I offer, I attempt to add some thoughts of my own, a synopsis or analysis of what I am reading. It helps folks to weed through it all. We have hundreds of comments here daily. Without understanding the importance or relevance of an article, many folks may simply skip over it and miss out! I appreciate the patience everyone has had over the last two weeks with my sporadic participation. Busy and long days for me. I feel good about the amount of articles I have managed to post, but I know that it is disappointing for some when I have a day where there is nothing new to discuss or comment on. I greatly appreciate the extra things others have added during discussions that help make up for my December shortcomings!
To the Open Mic We Go