Category Archives: Tom’s Tidbits

Tom’s Tidbits- A call for your support

Greetings! It’s been slightly over a year since we lost a good friend… November 9, 2012, was the day that Progressive Talk died in Portland.  Yes, KPOJ continues as an automated feed of sports talk, but the KPOJ we all … Continue reading

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Posted in 2013 December, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- An informed citizenry is a pesky thing

Greetings! A few issues combine this month to illustrate ways our society is damaged.  We are systematically being deprived of the information we need to function as a democracy.  To people who don’t know that Social Security isn’t broken, draconian … Continue reading

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Posted in 2013 November, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- Learning our real priorities

Greetings! Welcome to the new America, the country we get when people who don’t like or understand government attempt to govern.  The shutdown was embarrassing, destructive, unnecessary, and dangerous, but it did shed some light on our government’s real priorities.  … Continue reading

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Posted in 2013 October, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits for September- Dance to the beat of a different drummer

Greetings! What is the urgent force behind the latest pounding of the war drums for a strike on Syria?  The current challenge to Assad’s rule has already cost over 100,000 lives and displaced one third of its population, but the … Continue reading

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Posted in 2013 September, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- Truth, Justice, or the American Way

Greetings! While we’re all waiting for the sentence in the Bradley Manning trial, I’d like to tell you a story.  It happened long ago, in a different country with radically different values than our own, but I think it still … Continue reading

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Posted in 2013 August, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Politics, Tom's Tidbits, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- Snowden and the NSA… keep your eye on the ball

Greetings! Did Edward Snowden watch and learn from the lessons of Bradley Manning?  More importantly, have we? Manning leaked information to WikiLeaks anonymously, and it wasn’t until his arrest two months later that we learned his name.  That was the … Continue reading

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Posted in 2013 July, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- Obama’s scandals cripple needed action

Greetings! It’s been a rough month for the Obama administration as they fight scandals on all fronts.  Whether it’s because of RepubliCon obstruction and grandstanding or the administration’s own ineptitude, the focus on these scandals prevents any action on the … Continue reading

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Posted in 2013 June, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Politics, Tom's Tidbits, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- Priorities matter. And they show.

Greetings! A wise person once said “there’s always time for the things you put first”.  Priorities matter and priorities show most clearly in what actually gets done.  Here at the shop we put our client’s priorities first, and we think … Continue reading

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Posted in 2013 May, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Politics, Tom's Tidbits, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Please help us cater to YOUR schedule

Greetings! Welcome to spring in Portland!  Back East the weather has been bad enough that Punxsutawney Phil, the Groundhog’s groundhog, was sued over his prediction of an early spring, but here the flowers and trees are blooming and the weather … Continue reading

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Posted in 2013 April, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- Death from above… Drones are here to stay.

Greetings! Drones are the latest profit driven tool of the military/industrial/congressional complex.  In some ways it’s surprising that it’s taken so long for drone technology to advance- we’ve had remote control hobby planes for decades; putting cameras and laser guided … Continue reading

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Posted in 2013 March, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Politics, Tom's Tidbits, Uncategorized | Comments Off