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March 12, 2008

Gomorrah

Filed under: Ecology, Economy, Health, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , — Joe De Luca @ 2:29 pm

Gomorrah, by Roberto Saviano, is an excellent read for anyone who would like to better understand the intricacies of the camorra. You will see how the camorra controls the economy and influences politics at the local and international level. I applaud the author for his courage and integrity. The last chapter of the book “Land of Fires” covers the neopalitan waste management racket.

March 3, 2008

Letter To CNN Goes Unanswered

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , — Joe De Luca @ 3:36 pm

About two weeks ago I sent an email to CNN, mostly to show my disgust with the current presidential race coverage.

[Dear CNN, as “the most trusted name in news” you have the moral responsibility to be fair, honest, and unbiased in your reporting. Your job is not to influence and condition the will of the people.

As it pertains to the current presidential race, it may seem that your network gives preferential treatment to Clinton, Obama, McCain, and Huckabee, while ignoring the “unelectables”.

Let me politely point out that Mike Gravel, and Ron Paul are still in the race. They have not dropped-out as far as we all know. Not to mention your lack of coverage of the third parties.

Please just report the facts and don’t take sides.]

CNN has not responded. I wasn’t expecting a direct response, however, not even a hint of a cookie-cutter acknowledgement?

March 1, 2008

Ralph Nader Makes Another Run

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , — Joe De Luca @ 1:46 pm

To paraphrase Ralph…noboby should tell you not to vote, or who to vote for, and anyone wanting to run should be able to. That is a true democracy. No bureaucracy. No red tape. There are only three requirements to run for the candidacy. Minimum of 35 years of age, be a natural born US citizen, and 14 years of residency.

It goes without saying that the more people run for office, the more choices we have. Forget about whether a third party candidate has any real chance of winning. The answer is, at least under the current system, no. What this is really about is giving people a voice. It’s about non-violent protest. It’s about sending a message to the establishment.

When enough people wake up to the fact that the current system is closer to an oligarchy than a democracy, only then will we get closer to a free and open society.

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