Category Archives: Gun Control

Epistemological Comment

In the last post I spoke of how the citizens of the United States are asked, by our intelligence services, to believe a whipped-up story of Russian hacking affecting the recent election.  The C.I.A., the White House, the Congress, and … Continue reading

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Portland Police Shoot Another Miscreant

The Portland Police killed another suspect Tuesday. He had shot at them when they arrived, and missed. Presumably they then told him to come out of the building from which he had fired the shot. He did. He carried a … Continue reading

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On the Streets of Eugene

My son Michael Kepler Meo attended one of the Conversations on Race we have here in Portland, one in which the Albina Ministerial Alliance on police accountability and the Chief of Police, along with several of his deputies, appeared.  He … Continue reading

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How to Deny Truth

In her column, printed in the Portland Tribune yesterday, former State Representative Hardesty made an interesting observation. I’m troubled that the immediate reaction from the Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Police Association is to tell their officers they don’t … Continue reading

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In Case You Were Thinking

of attending one of the regular meetings, Thursday nights at 6:30 pm, at the corner cafe, N.E. 18th and Alberta, there was this item today in the Newspaper of Record: Police are investigating a late-night shooting at Northeast 18th Avenue … Continue reading

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A Sicilian Resister

The Nuclear Resister came today. Its lead story follows (are you a participant in the Plowshares tradition?): Barefoot, pacifist Turi Vaccaro scaled a fence in a Sicilian cork oak reserve and was undetected as he entered the inner security zone … Continue reading

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Goering Hatte Recht

Back in the Year of Birth of the writer who calls himself Your Intrepid Reporter, that is to say in 1947, there were held the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunals — I believe it is the Bush Junior Administration flunky who … Continue reading

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