Articles by Jane Bright
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Citizen Journalist • Member since Jan 14, 2020
Currently President of South Hill Neighborhood Association, which is 44% multifamily units, Jane is active in several Whatcom community groups. Following a career as a Human Resources executive for The Gillette Company and Fidelity Investments, she ran her husbands software company and became a public health advocate addressing health consequences from the climate crisis, and exposure to pollution, pesticides and toxic household products. She knows more about coal burning power plants and now train crossing safety than she ever wanted to. She moved from the east coast to Bellingham in 2015 and considers herself bicoastal, as in she cheers for both the Seahawks and the Patriots. I know, I know.
"Well said! Thank you.
What might be the biggest political issue of the next two years is - voting. Fair voting. Instant Runoff voting. The elimination of the crooked Diebold electronic voting machines and bringing in the u
Especially American Jews? Does this show a prejudice against Jewish persons? Racism? Anti-Semite feelings?
Of course I say no, but then the knowing smiles greet me. It has been suggested to me
Today, Israel broke the UN cease fire agreement with a helicopter raid into northern Lebanon - along with fighter jets bombing the area. Why mention this? Because it fits the pattern over the many yea
You can see a new link at the top of this page - to the writing of Joel Connelly, a Seattle PI columnist. His column normally appears each Mon, Wed and Friday. He should be helpful to us progressives
A fraud, more exactly. How did Bush get elected a second time? We may learn 20 or 40 years from now that it was the Diebold electronic voting machines that were ‘tweaked’ for final election results in
Lieberman lost. This is very good news for America. Hope that perhaps we Americans will overwhelm the forces of war in this country.
If you are a geek, this might be interesting. Joe L blamed h
Juan Cole’s Informed Comment blog has it in a nutshell today. Check the Aug 5 post in his archive if you click this link after today. Israel is destroying Lebanon and grinding down the spirit of the p
So Mel Gibson is a racist - and his denials of being anti-Jewish with his film “The Passion of Christ” are quite false. Many claim it provides a very anti-semitic slant - and now we know why. Mel spen
Long but good article on how the US manipulates world events so as to go to war with other countries. Iraq and now Iran.
Did you know that for years, Israel and Hezbolah have traded prisoners a
Sec of State Rice visits Lebanon and offers $30 million to help relieve the destruction and death there that is caused by $hundreds of millions of US dollars in bombs given to Israel to destroy Lebano
Lebanese fleeing the Israelis - as ordered by Israel - are being strafed and bombed by the Israelis.
Nice war. An early October surprise. Takes the losing war in Iraq off the front pages. The
Conservative Pat Buchanan has it right in his column posted Thursday. We should not be supporting Israel in its war of destruction of Lebanon. He rips up the extreme right wing-nuts who support Israel
The USA try and stop the Mid East war? Don’t kid yourself. We are air-shipping more bombs to Israel - bombs that will help destroy the city of Beirut and kill more civilians - women and children. No m
The pogrom to prevent a Palestinian State continues. Terror and murder are the normal weapons. Again the chance to form a nation and live normally is being destroyed by Israel. This is the plan and we
Alice in Wonderland is the appropriate description of the Bush administration and how it wages incompetent war on terrorism while it wrecks the good country of Iraq and drives our beloved United State
Learn more about this issue and why it is very important to you.
Craig Newmark of Craigslist.org tells why his efficient classified pages could be hurt by the big-mega corps.
2 pm addition -
Rick Larsen voted against a free and open Internet. Below I write he voted for it - my error. I misread what “no” meant. Our US Representative voted with the Republicans again t
Diego Garcia is small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Today it is a major US military base - and has no other inhabitants. But 40 years ago it was not ours and had a couple thousand inhabita
from the polls this November. And let the Democrats take over Congress. My wishful thinking? Not at all. Rather the wish and hope of Richard Viguerie, one of the most prominent and influential conserv
A legal and effective communications analysis system to combat terrorism was developed and used by President Clinton’s administration. But the Bush administration tossed it away and has used the illeg
Al Gore on Saturday Night Live last night was great - funny - and also had a very real message. The last six years did not have to be one debacle after another. As events become history, we humans can
A gauntlet has been thrown down on the floor by GW Bush. By nominating General Hayden to head up the CIA, Bush is daring good citizens, the responsible media and decent Senators and Representatives to
The Army announced it will court marshal a Colonel Jordan for torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. His immediate boss, a Colonel Pappas will testify against him with immunity from prosec
to rebuild New Orleans? Bush covered his FEMA failure last September. Nothing ever came of it. He later wimped out. Today Bush reversed his whole political life’s work and spoke for some modest change
the 60 Minutes piece last night with Tyler Drumheller, the CIA chief in Europe during the years we prepared to invade Iraq. He blows the Bush Administration claim that the intelligence failed Bush. He
a film about our present-day United States. It won at Sundance and for good reason. For those of us who are beginning to wonder if we made a “mistake” going to war in Iraq, this film is for you. You w
Walls. So the Republicans - or the ruling faction - wants a wall between us and Mexico. And this is supposed to solve the problem? Well, this did not work for China nor Rome. And even 20 miles in Berl
and fabricated excuses for an invasion. Proof was printed today in the New York Times. In January, 2003, Bush and British PM Blair talked about how they could start the invasion even though they knew
The Pentagon - that world-renowned planning organization - is complaining that Russia tipped off Saddam to our military moves during the invasion of Iraq three years ago. How did Russia supposedly get
Juan Cole has it - how the Mid East could end up if Bush continues with his insane war. See the Mar 19 post for the map showing Iraq partitioned and the new countries of Kurdistan, Qaedistan and Shiit
Umpire Bob Davidson, our USA go-to cheater, is behind the plate for today’s game between Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Of course his calls are to help defeat Cuba. Gawd, what an embarrassment to th
We can all feel better as Americans today, as it turns out we did cheat last night in trying to beat the Mexicans. Whew. We did give it the old American best after all. Last night, I missed the early
Somebody forgot to tell the Mexicans that they couldn’t beat the US baseball major league all stars. Take a hint. Clemens pitching? A batting lineup of all stars? Those little fellows south of the bor
when we - Americans in this case - do lose at something despite our cheating, we simply ignore it as best we can. We pretend it didn’t happen. Lose the war to Vietnam? Destroy the city of Fallujah and
of course. Today American baseball umpire Bob Davidson nicely reversed a call in the new Baseball Classic which gave the American team a win over the Japanese - who were threatening to win. No problem
Juan Cole continues to provide the best available analysis of our Iraq involvement - at least that I have found. While his stance is not supportive of the Bush imperial goals, those in support of the
From an AP article today:
“Deputy Police Chief Frank Fernandez said officers might, for example, surround a bank building, check the IDs of everyone going in and out and hand out leaflets about
Draft Dodger Dick Cheney wants to continue sending young Americans to death in Iraq. And being maimed - and being mentally unstable the rest of their lives. Dick didn’t want to go to Viet Nam to fight
I watched the US House of Representatives on C-Span last night - live. A sad display. They have now all gone home for a 2-week vacation - even before they have finished taking away the safety nets for
From the year 2000 when Bush took office, till recently, the Bush Administration has slammed the Clinton administration for not being concerned about Iraq and Saddam. Now that the lies of Bush are bei
GW Bush says we critics of his war are rewriting history. He says no one knew the intelligence was false in the spring of 2003 and going to war had broad support. Well, this common citizen in the far
A GOP memo is calculating that another terrorist attack on US soil will benefit GW and the Republicans. These are the guys who celebrate the deaths of American kids in war. So, is the party of Lincoln
Winter is descending on Pakistan and the earthquake victims will continue dying by the thousands over the next few weeks. Why? Because the relief agencies - including our American Red Cross - are trea
2,000 US military persons have been killed on the battlefields of Iraq since the March 2003 bombing and invasion. What is more horrifying is over 15,000 have been wounded. And tens of th
Got your attention? Time magazine has an article this week about our Bellingham fight over whether or not to put fluoride in our drinking water. It is worth reading.
I think putting this medici
“It is now clear that a challenge on this scale requires greater federal authority and a broader role for the armed forces – the institution of our government most capable of massive logistical opera
Most agree - even W. Bush - that FEMA has botched the aid effort for New Orleans. Now we learn that Mike Brown, the director of FEMA, was fired in 2001 from his last private sector job of overseeing h