Tag Archives: Honor

Vietnam Veteran will not lose 2nd Amendment rights over PTSD

The Kirby family believed they were facing an Orwellian nightmare.

The Kirby family believed they were facing an Orwellian nightmare.

Pat Kirby was told he would lose his right to bear arms because he suffers from wartime PTSD.

Tim King Global News Centre

(MYRTLE CREEK)  An Oregon man who suffers from combat PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) was told he would lose his gun rights in late 2013, because he was deemed “incompetent” by the VA (Veterans Administration).  Pat Kirby, a decorated Vietnam Veteran, was threatened with the loss of his most basic rights as an American, because he doesn’t physically write checks to pay his own bills.  His wife, Susan Kirby, has always taken care of the financial side of their family affairs, ever since he came home from his final tour in Vietnam, in 1972.* For that reason, he was initially told he would literally have to hand over his guns, from his extremely rural location, in the mountains near Roseburg, Oregon.

Gaza Crisis “Unsustainable and Intolerable”

carter-brundtlandA 90 year old former U.S. president, and his much younger colleague from Norway, have become a crusading international dynamic duo determined to end the immediate Gaza suffering that is both “unsustainable and intolerable”.

Dr. James Wall Global News Centre

(CHICAGO)   Former President of the United States Jimmy Carter and Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway, concluded their trip to Israel and Palestine with a statement calling for “meaningful steps to stop the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and reconcile the different Palestinian factions”.

The statement, released  by the Elders’ media office, said Carter and Brundtland “regretted that they were unable to go to Gaza on this visit but expect to have future opportunities to travel there, to witness the situation firsthand”.

Narrative quality advertising can save the print media and avoid them disappearing

abramsonMy concern with this new type of advertising is when it lies, when the goal is to deceive the reader and there isn’t a call to tell us that this is an advertising content.

Clemente Ferrer Global News Centre

(MADRID)    Jill Abramson (pictured), former director of the prestigious TheNew York Times said that "when I was elected, it was because of my ability to tell stories in depth". She explained it in alecture on the importance of narrative given in the Rafael delPino Foundation in Madrid as part of the third edition of "Conversations with …" a series of meetings organized bythe Faculty of Journalism of the University of Navarra.

Brian David Robinson, E4 Army 82nd Airborne, served his country in Iraq and Afghanistan – Hero

Brian David Robinson

Brian David Robinson

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH) This article is dedicated to the family of Brian David Robinson from Caro, Michigan who served his country and lost his life — not in Iraq or Afghanistan — but in the U.S. after numerous hospitalizations at Veterans Administration hospitals being treated for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addiction.  Here is Brian’s story similar to tens of thousands of other veterans stories who have lost their lives after medical treatment at veterans hospitals with prescription opioids handed out like candy.

Anthony Lawson, one of the world’s finest narrators, RIP

lawsonLawson delivered the goods when it came to suffering people, he was a force in the world, we will miss him greatly.

Tim King Global News Centre

(SALEM)  It is always hard to learn that a friend has passed, Anthony Lawson, who spent his life working in television and advertising in Australia and the UK, was a steadfast advocate for human rights.  His open criticism of Israeli apartheid and his illustration of the suffering of the Palestinian people, was unmatched.  He was a perfectionist, that is clear in everything he ever published.

Anthony turned over stones in his pursuit of knowledge that others passed without a thought.

Martin Bongiorno, decorated Vietnam Vet… and justice

bongiomoheroIn recent years, Vietnam Veterans have been wearing hats with the words “I served in Vietnam” inscribed on them.  I make it a point to shake the hands of these vets who served in “America’s Unpopular War.” 

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   Growing up in a small town in New Jersey, I made friends with some people whose memories remain with me today.  One vivid memory was a boy named Martin and the years of a friendship we shared.  We weren’t bad kids, but we sure did have great imaginations when we put our heads together.  One Halloween we were out after dark with some of our friends and Martin had this wonderful idea to take down a white picket fence in front of a house and lay it flat on the ground.  We succeeded in pulling the fence up just as a police car rounded the street corner.  Following Martin’s lead, we all just fell to the ground along side the fence and we weren’t caught.  It was never boring hanging out with Martin.

Bulldozing LTTE cemeteries and urging people to forget the war will only further alienate the Tamils and stall reconciliation

tb_project_6_kanniya_20667_435It is also a telling indictment of us as a nation that we do not have any memorials to the civilians who have died in this war, as well as in all the anti-Tamil and anti-Muslim riots that have taken place in this country.

Intro by Visvanathan

(JAFFNA TamilNet) Here is a report of how the Tamil identity is being wiped out of the Tamil Homeland. LTTE’s cemeteries are bulldozed. The Tamils are expected to forget the past and start a new life with the Sinhalese. The Tamils in the Homeland are helpless to prevent this. Even after the brutal World War II with Hitler’s Germany, the allied forces didn’t destroy any of the German cemeteries. No Tamil will ever do that either. It is only the barbaric Sinhalese could commit such inhuman acts. TNA’s hands are full with problems created by the Rajapaksa government. In spite of all that, they should take legal action to stop such criminal acts.

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