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Blogger Profile: Dan Rackley

Dan Rackley is a US Naval veteran living in Philadelphia and a contributor to "Will They Ever Trust Us Again?" On twitter: @danwrackley.

Go read Dan's non-political column at The Dan Experiment at http://danexperiment.blogspot.com/. Feel free to leave comments.

Dan Rackley's Blogs

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Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

January 22nd, 2011

Your Local Veterans Administration Hospital

From 2002 until around 2008, the Veterans Administration hospital in Philadelphia botched ninety or so treatments for prostate cancer.  This is a plain and simple fact.  The hospital was fined for these horrible mistakes and I would like to think that everything has been done in regard to this incident ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

January 16th, 2011

James Fuller Arrested For Making Threat

It seems that whenever some kind of tragedy occurs, people automatically tend to naturally and rightfully get very sensitive.  Tragedy also has the unique ability to raise the volume of people’s emotions and their opinions.  Like with the horrific events of the shooting in Arizona, seems that any statement at ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

January 13th, 2011

Lawmakers in Idaho Fail test

Every morning, I tend to follow a usual pattern.  Wake up, make my son breakfast.  Then I drop him off at school.  Followed by pouring a cup of coffee, I then turn to peruse several of my favorite online news sources.  For a little bit of light entertainment, I always ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

January 8th, 2011

Don't Change That Channel!

Whenever I started a new job, there was one thing that was always told to me after employee orientation and given my start date.  One tiny little sentence that served as a potential tone setter for my entire time at whatever place of employment I was going to be at.  ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

December 22nd, 2010

Don't Ask Don't Tell Repealed

Today in Washington, President Obama officially signed into law the repeal of the seventeen year “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy prohibiting gays and lesbians from serving in the military openly.  Coming right at the tail end of a lame duck Congressional session, this policy is in effect in word if ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

December 12th, 2010

The 111th Army Navy Game

Yesterday, for the one hundred and eleventh time the US Navy Midshipmen faced the Army Black Knights in their annual game of football against each other. Nothing says synergy between the branches of our military by arranging a contest where the two sides try to cripple each other over an ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

November 15th, 2010

Pennsylvania Fugitives Given Clean Slate

While sipping coffee and reading my morning paper this past Sunday, I saw something that should honestly be a national outrage.  The Philadelphia Inquirier reported that at the behest of the  Pennsylvania Chief Justice Ronald Castille and District Attorney Seth Williams that over nineteen thousand open criminal cases have been ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

November 13th, 2010

Did a 'Thank You' Miss The Mark?

Well, I never really expected my article saying that thanks was good enough to have such a backlash. Seems like some of you that read it got it. Some missed the point entirely. Judging from a good portion of the feedback the article received; some of you think that I ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

November 10th, 2010

On Veterans Day, a 'Thank You' Is Good Enough

This column first appeared on Yahoo NewsAround 10 years ago, I joined the United States Navy. For about four years from 2000 to 2004, I served on the USS Bataan. I did two combat tours during that time, and I came out of it a Third Class Petty Officer. Six ... continue reading

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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

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Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity ...by Donna Smith michaelmoore.com The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
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