On the Edge

Remembering Gary Webb Ten Years Later

October 16, 2014

Seeing “Kill the Messenger” reminded me that I wrote this ten years ago. Webb and his example meant a lot to me. But it also prompted an endless echo in my mind. If we don’t tell the truth, then they win, he said, and after they stripped him of his reason to live – more […]

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It’s Identity, Stupid

March 1, 2013

It’s Identity, Stupid by Richard Thieme   Published n Cyber Defense Magazine at RSA March 2013   We know that identity is a critical issue for security practitioners, but have we really grasped that identity has become THE existential issue for life in the early 21st century?   Academics write scholarly tomes on morphing personas […]

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A Tale of Two Sciences: Memoirs of a Dissident Scientist by Peter A. Sturrock

April 6, 2010

A Tale of Two Sciences: Memoirs of a Dissident Scientist by Peter A. Sturrock (Exoscience: Palo Alto) 2009. by Richard Thieme “A Tale of Two Sciences:  Memoirs of a Dissident Scientist,” by Dr. Peter A. Sturrock, is a personal work by the well-known Stanford physicist and astrophysicist, reflecting on the sometimes complementary, sometimes discordant threads […]

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Remembering Who We Are

January 8, 2010

The Second Edition:  Remembering Who We Are Most of us live a large part of our lives skating on the ice of trivial essentials, the necessary tasks that fill our waking days. We pause from time to time and look at the etched images in the ice and think, this is the pattern of our […]

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An Interview with Steven Miles: The torture-endangered Society

February 5, 2009

Steven Miles is a professor of medicine and bioethics at the University of Minnesota. His forthcoming book, which has the working title Oath Betrayed: Military Medicine and the War on Terror, stemmed from his attempt to learn why the U.S. medical staff in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay did not report or intervene to stop […]

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Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity, and the War on Terror by Steven H. Miles, M. D. (Random House. New York. 2006)

December 26, 2006

Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity, and the War on Terror by Steven H. Miles, M. D. (Random House. New York. 2006) Reviewed by Richard Thieme ThiemeWorks PO Box 170737 Milwaukee WI 53217-8061 414 351 2321 rthieme@thiemeworks.com www.thiemeworks.com We all come to big issues like torture and terror from our own biographies. We cannot be  dispassionate […]

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Entrevista con David MacMichael, ex analista de la CIA: vaqueros, indios y denunciadores

May 9, 2006

Entrevista con David MacMichael, ex analista de la CIA, marine usamericano e historiador La CIA: vaqueros, indios y denunciadores Richard Thieme CounterPunch Traducido del inglés al castellano por Germán Leyens, miembro del colectivo de traductores de Rebelión y asimismo de Tlaxcala, la red de traductores por la diversidad lingüística (transtlaxcala@yahoo.com). Esta traducción es copyleft David […]

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Interview with David MacMichael, former CIA Analyst, US Marine and historian

February 13, 2006

Interview with David MacMichael by Richard Thieme David MacMichael is a former CIA Analyst, US Marine and historian.  He was a senior estimates officer with special responsibility for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the CIA’s National Intelligence Council from 1981 to 1983. He resigned from the CIA rather than falsify reports for political reasons and testified […]

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Interview with Edgar Mitchell, ScD., Captain USN (Ret)

July 18, 2005

Interview with Edgar Mitchell, ScD., Captain USN (Ret) by Richard Thieme RT: You’ve been involved with consciousness studies, including the exploration of UFOs, for some time. What’s your primary focus? EM: My focus has never been primarily on UFOs. My focus has been consciousness studies for thirty years. I kind of back doored into this […]

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Are There UFOs on Mars?

July 1, 2005

Are There UFOs on Mars? by Richard Thieme It’s a matter of common sense, really, this UFO business, that and taking the time to understand all kinds of human activity from the psychology of perception to “black budget” and other clandestine operations to the uses of cults and religions for purposes of social control. It’s […]

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