Monthly Archives: December 2012

Tell Obama: LGBTI Ambassador for the Vatican

On NBC’s Meet the Press this morning, David Gregory discussed the Chuck Hagel nomination for Defense Secretary with President Barack Obama.  As I wrote recently [http://janbtucker.com/blog/2012/12/26/chuck-hagel-is-a-breath-of-fresh-air/] vis a vis Middle Eastern politics, Chuck Hagel is a breath of fresh air, … Continue reading

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Demand CA Senators support Filibuster Reform

48 Democratic Party caucus (which includes Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont) Senators have committed to voting to force Senators who want to filibuster a bill or a motion to actually have to keep speaking on the Senate floor. Their … Continue reading

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Chuck Hagel is a breath of fresh air

Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel is a breath of fresh air, especially when it comes to United States policy towards the Middle East.  In his New York Times column today, Thomas L. Friedman made some seminal points concerning Israel and … Continue reading

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Gun Enthusiasts Employed by LA Schools

Now I remember why I let my National Rifle Association (NRA) membership lapse a few years ago.  I’m a gun owner.  I’m a private investigator who has to deal with gun violence on a regular basis.  As a long time … Continue reading

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PFP Proposes a Purge

There is a move under way in the California Peace & Freedom Party under the leadership of its chairperson, Kevin D. Akin, to discipline its former chair, Irv Sutley (who served from 1970-72) for the purported crime of allegedly forwarding … Continue reading

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Second Amendment & the Right to Safety

BALANCING THE SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS WITH THE RIGHTS TO SAFETY AND SECURITY OF PERSON   Tweet

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A Tale of Two Connecticut Cities: Newtown/Sandy Hook & Hartford

I’ve spent some time traveling in Connecticut and have some friends there.  The massacre carried out in the Village of Sandy Hook, City of Newtown, County of Fairfield is certainly a national tragedy, but in comparison to what goes on … Continue reading

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Right to Work–Freeloading not Choice

Let’s get this straight:  Right to Work laws, permissible under Section 14(b) of the National Labor Relations Act (the “Wagner Act”) due to Taft-Hartley Act amendments, have little to do with workers’ right to choose and everything to do with … Continue reading

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Benefits of Vitamin D

A recent Reuters story entitled “Vitamin D, calcium disappoint in dementia study” raised some serious questions about the efficacy of Vitamin D:  http://news.yahoo.com/vitamin-d-calcium-disappoint-dementia-study-043621176.html;_ylt=A2KJjb1.MMJQdWYA9ATQtDMD David Blanco raises far more important issues on his Lifelink news blog about the efficacy and methodology … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Research Jeopardized by Federal Budget

Sunday December 2 was the annual appreciation event for participants in the USC-Keck School of Medicine Alzheimer’s Disease Research Project.  I attended as a member of the project’s Community Advisory Board.  There are many developments in the field of Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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