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Consultant, inventor, mentor, chess coach,. Current projects involve No Till Farming and staving off blindness due to cataracts among other projects. I also do confidential ghost writing (without taking any published credit. My current blindness makes me put this on hold for a while. I should have one eye working again in about four months. Fact, fiction, all subjects considered. I have heard My daughter Jennifer is alive. I would love it if she were to contact me here. I understand she would like to know me. I have sent a message by circuitous route. I can only hope. My posted Email works as well. We have four decades to catch up on.

This blog has been up for more than a year. The intent was to generate dialogues about serious problems and ideas. It has been almost exclusively a monologue. I have not been looking for large numbers of participants.

I would be quite happy with a few dozen imaginative, creative, thoughtful and inventive people who wish to address serious problems and issues. If anyone has any ideas about how to attract such a talented group I will certainly pay attention. I am not as computer conversant as I would wish. Anyone who could help in this regard would find me receptive to sharing my skills in other areas.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Strange Report

Today the top story was the arrest of a half dozen young conspirators who, over a considerable span of time had been planning and preparing to commit suicidal armed assault against members of our military at Ft. Dix. Now, there are a variety of important and interesting elements of this story but at the moment I am moved to write about one.

I was totally mystified by one thing in three different network reports. I believe that these were pretty representative of news reports across the American spectrum. It was referred to as HOMEGROWN TERROR.

Apparently this phrase came from responsible government officials in response to questions, and there were apparently not too many reporters who read between the lines here. Instead, each commentator lent his own emphasis to this phrase. Lets look at the details.

Six young men. One, a U.S. citizen whose country of origin was Jordan. Four of them were illegal aliens from the former Yugoslavia. And a fellow from Turkey. The common denominator? They were all militant suicidal fanatical Islamic jihadists who got their conditioning and indoctrination from Internet Jihadist evangelical recruiters. I heard nothing in the reports that indicated there was previous exposure to Madrassa schools during the formative years of these young men, but I wouldn't be surprised.

I'll just say this. By no stretch of the imagination would an intelligent perceptive person characterize this as Homegrown Terror. Am I the only one who noticed this?

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