The Wreck of the Katata


The wreck of the Katata, near the north side of the mouth of the Klamath River.  When it happened, is not known. The dugout lashed to deck of the boat is a ‘lagoon dugout’ in contrast to the round-bottomed river canoes. Both the ‘lagoon’ and ‘ocean’ dugout had a lower prow and higher sides and more keel than a … Continue reading The Wreck of the Katata

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Liberal Professor Warns Congress about Obama’s Executive Over-reach


Jonathan Turley, professor of public interest law at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., warned Congress during a hearing Wednesday that America has reached a “constitutional tipping point” under the watch of President Barack Obama. Here’s the conclusion to his statement before the Judicial Committee: “The subject of this hearing is fraught with passions and … Continue reading Liberal Professor Warns Congress about Obama’s Executive Over-reach

Journalistic Selectivism


In August 2006, Fred Brown, columnist and retired Capitol bureau chief of the 'Denver Post' was the co-chairman of the 'Society of Professional Journalists' Ethics Committee.' Supposedly, Brown was instrumental in shaping the group's "Code of Ethics" which has become the industry standard. I say ‘supposedly,’ because I have not researched this statement -- and … Continue reading Journalistic Selectivism

Tolerating that Which is Intolerable


What in the hell is wrong with our society? One side tolerating that which the other side would not tolerate -- that's what's wrong! This is what came up on one of my television channels: “Paid programming. Black Shopping Channel is an urban television shopping channel that sells the innovative products of small business owners … Continue reading Tolerating that Which is Intolerable

It’s Only Your Civil Liberty Disappearing


"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances," reads the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Despite … Continue reading It’s Only Your Civil Liberty Disappearing

The Great Lava Bed Wars: Mistreatment by the Klamath


Shortly after the Modoc started building their homes, however, the Klamath, longtime rivals, began to steal the Modoc lumber. The Modoc complained, but the U.S. Indian agent could not protect them against the Klamath. Captain Jack's band moved to another part of the reservation. Several attempts were made to find a suitable location, but the … Continue reading The Great Lava Bed Wars: Mistreatment by the Klamath

Nevada Side-steps Voters Over Gay Marriage


Nevada is dropping its defense of a state ban on gay marriage. This despite Nevada's voters approving a state constitutional amendment by wide margins in back-to-back elections in 2000 and 2002 barring same-sex marriage, establishing that "only a marriage between a male and a female person shall be recognized and given effect." The move, made … Continue reading Nevada Side-steps Voters Over Gay Marriage

Shirley Temple Remembered in Northern Nevada


The passing of Shirley Temple at the age of 85 brings to close the University of Nevada, Reno’s history during the golden age of Hollywood. Shirley played the part of ‘Ellen Baker,’ a journalism student enrolled at ‘Clemens University,’ in “Mr. Belvedere Goes to College.” The make-believe school in reality is the campus of UNR. … Continue reading Shirley Temple Remembered in Northern Nevada

Its What I Never Knew


Sometimes I find myself completely surprised by the responses I get from articles I've posted. For instance,  I wrote and shared an angry 'obituary,' in November 2011, for my brother, Adam because neither his widow or children had. Because of that 'obituary,' I've learned more about Adam than I ever thought possible. There is the fact that he had … Continue reading Its What I Never Knew

Alleged Reno Terrorist’s Trial Pushed Back to 2016


A federal judge granted a request to move the trial against a Reno man accused of supporting terrorist groups in India and Pakistan to February 2016. This after both the prosecution and defense asked for more time to prepare their cases. In December, a federal grand jury indicted Balwinder Singh on six charges, including conspiracy … Continue reading Alleged Reno Terrorist’s Trial Pushed Back to 2016

Law Enforcements Increasingly Dark-heart


With the increase in surplus-military equipment and centralized information hubs, called ‘Spectrum Centers,’ local law enforcement agencies appear to be growing dark-hearted. The news is filled more and more with agencies and their personnel doing things that defy common sense or are outright illegal, if not unconstitutional. FAILURE TO AID A Florida police officer is … Continue reading Law Enforcements Increasingly Dark-heart

Las Vegas Police Continue Investigating Cline Brothers


A purse snatching attempt in the parking lot of the Cannery Casino in North Las Vegas left a 79-year-old woman injured January 18th. She held on to the purse, even after being knocked to the ground and dragged, forcing the would-be robber to give-up and jump into a silver Volkswagen Jetta, where he and the … Continue reading Las Vegas Police Continue Investigating Cline Brothers

The New McCarthyism: Are you now, or have you ever been…


"Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist party?" McCarthyism, named after Wisconsin Republican Joseph McCarthy, was a period of intense anti-communism, also known as the ‘Red Scare,’ which occurred in the U.S. from 1948 to about 1956, when the government actively persecuted those suspected of being communists. Loyalty tests … Continue reading The New McCarthyism: Are you now, or have you ever been…