Feb 122016
 

back-to-school

by John Donnelly…….

Penetrating the implacable nature of invertebrate malefactors is not a task for the faint of heart. However, it can be done.

Initiating a series of remedial actions via a multipronged strike upon illegitimate government and corporate practices, will resuscitate an abused citizenry reeling from the strangulating clutches of ‘exploitive authority and control’.

Characterless and power driven pursuers of money and influence must be shown the door, if we as a community and nation are ever going to enjoy the liberating glow and comfort that can reside in the hearts and minds of an enlightened people. Reconfiguring and establishing a government, which is an accountable and responsive mechanism serving and meeting the needs of all people, can be accomplished, if we elect competent leaders ethically fit to govern.

Ignorant and evilly oriented individuals are usually drawn and locked into the acquisition of materialistic accouterments, by whatever means necessary.

If we educate and embed students into paradigms, as confirmed materialists; is it any wonder that we frequently find rampant graft and depravity within our systems of management. Having been denied a complete education, unaware and unconscious to the multifaceted depths of one’s ‘Being’; the allurement, enticements and delusions of the material world exert a potent and corruptible force upon these malleable minds.

Cyclic and inherent malfeasance is not the model upon which our nation was founded. Inadequate as our Constitution may have been, it’s evolved into a ‘document of governance’ that’s reflective of rights, liberties and dignity; which are inherent to all human beings. It’s not an administrative instrument designed to enrich and empower the ruling elites, on the backs of those they’re constitutionally bound to serve.

As the stories of abuse, double-dealing and mismanagement mount in local and national media coverage; it appears we’ve been changing seats on the Titanic, not really bringing anyone into public and private management positions willing to right the course. For the most part, leadership capable of authentically constructing and implementing positive change is in limited supply, as the caliber of individual necessary to birth such a renaissance is not being developed via our system of education.

Along with being able to provide student scholarships, I was given the strength and blessing to design and fund a curriculum that promoted ‘Self-Realization and Self-Actualization Instruction’ for our students. The Monroe County School District was not excited nor interested in this proposal.

Until a dramatic overall takes place in our classrooms, we’ll continue to produce generation upon generation of graduates ill equipped to meet the challenges and stressors of life; with integrity, honor and an ‘ethical presence’.

 February 12, 2016  Posted by at 12:48 am Issue #153, John Donnelly 2 Responses »
Feb 052016
 
"Unaffordable Housing"---The Gift That Keeps On Giving...

by John Donnelly……. Bamboozled, hoodwinked and indoctrinated for many years by government and developers into believing an inauthentic maxim has damaged our fragile aquatic ecosystem, while allowing the introduction of virulent toxins into our communities. Widespread fraud and deception by government officials are nothing new to the citizens of Monroe County. Research has produced evidence […]

 February 5, 2016  Posted by at 1:16 am Issue #152, John Donnelly 13 Responses »
Jan 292016
 
Don't Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth

by John Donnelly……. Dr. Kelly McGonigal is an award-winning health psychologist teaching at Stanford University. Dr. McGonigal states: “It took evolution millions of years to deliver a prefrontal cortex capable of everything we humans need.” However, once born, is our value, worth and promise enduringly set in stone; before we even get out the gate […]

 January 29, 2016  Posted by at 1:08 am Issue #151, John Donnelly 3 Responses »
Jan 152016
 
A Tale Told By Idiots...

by John Donnelly……. We all die. Before we do, shall we strive to authentically live a complete and awakened existence, recognizing our transcendent potential and incorporeal permanence? Making a fuss over the infinitesimal irregularities existing in the material world, which delusively masquerade themselves as factually important, during our brief stay, is impractical and unproductive. Living […]

 January 15, 2016  Posted by at 1:04 am Issue #149, John Donnelly 11 Responses »
Jan 082016
 
Fellow Growlers & Grumblers - Let's Flip the Script...

by John Donnelly……. The malfeasant malignancies chronicled in the school district, FKAA, city government, state attorney’s office, KWPD and FDLE et al.; pose serious concerns for many conscientious citizens. Are these foreboding descriptions real, fictitious or imaginary? The burden associated with incompetency, negligence and criminal conduct; which may be affiliated with the aforementioned agencies, rests […]

 January 8, 2016  Posted by at 1:10 am Issue #148, John Donnelly 13 Responses »
Jan 012016
 
Missed Opportunity--Keeps Students In Darkness & Blinds The World...

by John Donnelly……. Children and the world at large continue to unnecessarily suffer in pain and ignorance. Abundant “Answers and Solutions” await these young ones, however, leaderless adults within the fabric of a broken society beckon approval from their Masters, while cowering before the ‘god of political correctness’. Empirical data with proven results are available […]

 January 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:30 am Issue #147, John Donnelly 9 Responses »
Dec 112015
 
Twisted Logic & Demagoguery Kills People

  by John Donnelly……. I Am The NRA….My life membership in this esteemed and enlightening association, has provided me with the means to advance my commitment towards peace and non-violence. Having witnessed barbarity and slaughter during war; an awakened acknowledgement and realization ignited my determination to seek a better way at resolving differences, while developing […]

 December 11, 2015  Posted by at 1:02 am Issue #144, John Donnelly 25 Responses »
Nov 202015
 
Courage Under Fire--Key West Shootout...

by John Donnelly……. Law-Enforcement Officers within the United States have broad and expansive powers. They have immense discretion and legal authority to determine under what circumstances lethal force can be applied. This far-reaching authority, along with the capacity to justifiably determine under what circumstances a perceived threat shall be terminated, has been determined by the […]

 November 20, 2015  Posted by at 12:58 am John Donnelly, Letter to the Editor 10 Responses »
Nov 202015
 
Losing The War On Terror//There's No Substitute For Victory//Let It Be...

by John Donnelly……. A hungry tiger cannot be reasoned with. Animals of a predatory nature thirst for blood and crave flesh. Their drives to sustain life are the primary focus of their existence. It’s under this imperative that they roam the earth. Precociously confronting the evolutionary drives of such creatures, under a   hypnotic  maze of misinformation, causes […]

 November 20, 2015  Posted by at 12:38 am Issue #141, John Donnelly 28 Responses »
Oct 302015
 
Will The Chickens Come Home To Roost?

by John Donnelly……. The ramifications of an irreverent society devoid of ethics and integrity, constitute a tipping point whereby the satiated irrelevancies and ideologies of a vacuous culture; births confusion, restlessness and distrust. As discontent increases it saturates the vacuum created by a civilization lacking forthrightness and veracity. Without a credible scientific standard to evaluate […]

 October 30, 2015  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #138, John Donnelly 7 Responses »
Oct 022015
 
Higher Education - Unbridled Hypocrisy - Advancing An Inferior Product...

Dear Editor, It’s troubling that an accomplished individual would be leading the charge to expand his organization’s ‘carbon footprint’ in the Florida Keys. Particularly, when such action is based upon antiquated data and pernicious principles governing the manner we educate our students. Florida Keys Community College President Jonathan Guevara is pushing for an expansive, unnecessary […]

 October 2, 2015  Posted by at 12:50 am Issue #134, John Donnelly, Letter to the Editor No Responses »
Sep 182015
 
Broken Trust Destabilizes Communities & Nations

by John Donnelly……. Madmen and women rushing through a valley of delusion, skirmishing in the froth of ignorance, as they proclaim their wisdom and importance. As each one of them dies, the world goes laughingly on without them. Materialists and ‘world worshippers’ spend their lives battling to ‘get theirs’. Upon their departure, they leave with […]

 September 18, 2015  Posted by at 12:42 am Issue #132, John Donnelly 7 Responses »
Sep 042015
 
Justice Department - Please Bid Our Pleas To Cleanse & Correct Wrongs...

by John Donnelly……. Words are insufficient in describing the outrage felt by citizens from all walks of life, regarding the lenient consequences dealt out to Special Agent Kathy Smith by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement; resultant from her misconduct. Many are inflamed by the degree of deception and malfeasance characterized by this misconduct; for […]

 September 4, 2015  Posted by at 12:46 am Issue #130, John Donnelly 27 Responses »
Aug 282015
 
Once Upon A Time - A Light Was In The World...

by John Donnelly……. The ‘American Press’ was adjudicated specific constitutional rights by the founders of this nation. It was hoped that as the ‘Fourth Estate’ they would rigorously expose the institutional excesses that are systemic within the corruptive influences of a powerful government. The architects of this new nation knew that politicians would be insulated […]

 August 28, 2015  Posted by at 1:55 am Issue #129, John Donnelly 12 Responses »
Aug 142015
 
Societal Reflections of A Monster

by John Donnelly……. It’s difficult for me to understand the mindset and thought process of an individual, when as a member of law-enforcement or the Armed Forces they abuse, injure or kill an unarmed prisoner under their control. The United States Marines that I served with were hardened and resourceful; pledging their last measure of […]

 August 14, 2015  Posted by at 12:40 am Issue #127, John Donnelly 2 Responses »
Aug 072015
 
May The Force Be With You

by John Donnelly……. Can individuals witness or study an identical event, and come away with an entirely different understanding as to what they just viewed? Can they have contrasting perspectives to what they just experienced? Measurement, in classical physics, means evaluating a pre-existing definite event or state of an object. However, in quantum theory, objects […]

 August 7, 2015  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #126, John Donnelly 3 Responses »
Jul 312015
 
Broken Trust

by John Donnelly……. The United States of America was attacked again last week, on its homeland. It was not a sneak attack, concealed and unannounced, without the knowledge of our government. Those who’ve openly declared war on us, have been gathering intelligence, recruiting soldiers and training said recruits, while formulating precise battle plans that have […]

 July 31, 2015  Posted by at 12:34 am Issue #125, John Donnelly 21 Responses »
Jul 172015
 
Et tu, Brute..?

by John Donnelly……. If Obama, Clinton and the Bushes (28 years worth of American presidents) had put forth the effort to become illumined leaders, and worked together with the world’s heads of state, they could have within a few years banished war and poverty from the earth. What an abject waste these presidents have been, […]

 July 17, 2015  Posted by at 12:44 am Issue #123, John Donnelly 6 Responses »
Jul 032015
 
Breed Airedales - Get Airedales

by John Donnelly……. An un-awakened consciousness, triggers all manner of mayhem and confusion. I’m not startled by the acts of horror, violence and degradation that are committed by human beings. There aren’t any limits to the violence and pain that an individual will inflict upon another; after they’ve been brainwashed, duped and deluded via an […]

 July 3, 2015  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #121, John Donnelly 4 Responses »
Jun 192015
 
Irish Need Not Apply

by John Donnelly……. I grew up around a lot of cops. Most adult men in my neighborhood were employed as construction workers, firemen or police officers. Many of these individuals were tough, hard drinking and athletic. They were identified via their Irish Heritage, Catholicism and love of America. They took their jobs seriously, while excelling […]

 June 19, 2015  Posted by at 12:30 am Issue #119, John Donnelly 3 Responses »
Jun 122015
 
Solidarity...

by John Donnelly……. The tree planting project along US 1 in Key Largo is absolutely magnificent. Strategically placed in an especially creative and effective manner, these beautiful natural barriers have significantly decreased the nighttime headlight glare, which has blinded many drivers traversing this stretch of highway. In addition, these native plantings providing shade and a […]

 June 12, 2015  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #118, John Donnelly No Responses »
Jun 052015
 
"Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's"

  by John Donnelly……….. Something happened on the way to Key West. My mind was stretched in a new direction. It was different; nice and smooth; welcoming and unafraid. Kind of like that ‘Rocky Mountain High’ taken to verse by John Denver. My spiritual condition had been suffering of late. I had been too busy […]

 June 5, 2015  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #117, John Donnelly 6 Responses »
May 012015
 
They Paved Paradise And Put Up A Parking Lot....

by John Donnelly… They paved paradise and put up a parking lot -Joni Mitchell, 1970… The filth and debris strewn along US 1 and in the neighboring communities bordering the highway in Key Largo has reached epidemic proportions. Accompanied with traffic congestion and exacerbated decibel levels from illegally rigged motorcycle tail pipes, the quality of life […]

 May 1, 2015  Posted by at 12:55 am Issue #112, John Donnelly 2 Responses »
Apr 242015
 
Partisan Vigilantism Fuels Feeble Political Discourse--As Children Are Starved, Murdered & Join Terrorist Groups ...

by John Donnelly… There’s always enough money to fight a war. Eradicating the slums of the world, while feeding children starving to death, has not been a priority nor adequately funded by the industrialized and technologically advanced nations of the world.     Individuals create and generate their own suffering and painful experiences. The immutable law […]

 April 24, 2015  Posted by at 12:45 am Issue #111, John Donnelly 4 Responses »
Apr 102015
 
An Introspective Analysis & Thesis on Military Designations

by John Donnelly… Special Soldier Designations Are Often Insignificant–When Compared To Ground Warriors. Although this article is lengthy, I ask that you read it in its entirety before formulating an opinion. I’ve been troubled with how to best publish my thoughts. For clarity’s sake, I’ve presented my ideas on a continuum, consolidating them into an […]

 April 10, 2015  Posted by at 1:25 am Issue #109, John Donnelly 35 Responses »
Mar 202015
 
Fractured Department--Free Falling In Disrepair...

by John Donnelly… The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has a significant number of ineffective leaders, compromised supervisors and rogue agents being recycled within their ranks. A plethora of documents and investigative reports have surfaced, attesting to this fact. A local (Key West) FDLE special agent is alleged to have violated her own “Ethical […]

 March 20, 2015  Posted by at 3:30 am Issue #106, John Donnelly, Uncategorized 11 Responses »
Mar 062015
 
Tasers and Force Unnecessary in Securing Unwilling Young Buck

by John Donnelly… Please allow me to acknowledge and describe the magnificent manner in which Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies Dave Campbell and Frank Delgado addressed a delicate and threatening situation on Barracuda Boulevard in the Anglers Park Subdivision of Key Largo. At approximately 4 PM, I observed a muscular young man behaving erratically along US 1. […]

 March 6, 2015  Posted by at 1:40 am Issue #104, John Donnelly 14 Responses »
Feb 272015
 
A Short True Story--Based Upon An Actual Event...

by John Donnelly Explosively erupting from head and face wounds, the blood created a slick surface upon the instruments delivering the blows. A mixture of cascading flesh particles and fluid descended onto the concrete floor. A slick red glaze pooled within the area of contact, destabilizing the movement of these assailants. Scurrying about, the frenzied […]

 February 27, 2015  Posted by at 1:00 am Issue #103, John Donnelly 6 Responses »
Jan 162015
 
"World Worshippers" Proffer Dissociative Paradigms...Promulgating Despondency & Angst...

by John Donnelly Good and bad, corrupted or “effective crisis management”, terrorist or freedom fighter; choose your flavor, they’re all expressions of a ‘relativism’ that’s an intricate mixture of culture, conditioning, economics and evolutionary stature. One’s ‘conscience, instincts and intuition’ are integral attributes enabling us to establish a foothold, as we gradually progress towards a […]

 January 16, 2015  Posted by at 12:35 am Issue #97, John Donnelly 2 Responses »
Jan 092015
 
Florida Senate Examines Police Brutality & Excessive Use of Force...

by John Donnelly How many times have FDLE Investigators discovered evidence that indicated a law-enforcement officer had committed a crime? On how many occasions were ‘criminally deficient cops’ brought to trial and found guilty? The following excerpts (In bold black print) were taken from a brilliantly authored document that was prepared by Chairman Allison DeFoor’s […]

 January 9, 2015  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #96, John Donnelly 8 Responses »
Dec 192014
 
Dismantling A Nation--To Protect Rogue Agencies & Individuals...

by John Donnelly… In accordance with my scientific training and the evidence that I’ve been able to review, as it relates to the ‘in-custody death’ of Charles John Eimers, along with my personal experience investigating and remedying a law-enforcement cover-up, as well as my conversations with an insider from the State Attorney’s Office; it is […]

 December 19, 2014  Posted by at 12:40 am John Donnelly 3 Responses »
Dec 122014
 
The Sun Is Always Shining.....

The duality of nature, with its accompanying ‘yin and yang’, have caused me pause. Through the years I’ve sought measures that would allow me to more effectively process these complimentary, yet opposite, realties. As a young child in the South Bronx my grandmother pierced through these metaphysical philosophies with a clear and pointed revelation: “When […]

 December 12, 2014  Posted by at 12:54 am Issue #92, John Donnelly 2 Responses »