You have been warned…

Poem

A Memory of the Future

by ELIZABETH SPIRES in The Atlantic – JULY/AUGUST 2011 ISSUE I will say tree, not pine tree. I will say flower, not forsythia. I will see birds, many birds, flying in four directions.

Then rock and cloud will be lost. Spring will be lost. And, most terribly, your […]

Top House Democrats join Elizabeth Warren’s push to fundamentally change American capitalism

Co-determination would transfer huge sums of wealth to the middle class.

By Matthew Yglesias@mattyglesiasmatt@vox.com Dec 14, 2018, 9:00am EST SHARE Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

This past summer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) rolled out a big idea to challenge how we think about inequality and the fundamental structure of the economy. Thursday, […]

The interview process continues at the WH for a replacement Chief of Staff

“Why are we so angry?”

via The Atlantic Magazine – Jan/Feb 2019

by Charles Duhigg

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An Angry Little Town – soon after the snows of 1977 began to thaw, the residents of Greenfield, Massachusetts, received a strange questionnaire in the mail. “Try to recall the number of times you became annoyed and/or angry during the past week,” the survey […]

Wanna see 16 Minutes of an idiot being played?

A dystopian possibility

What President Trump Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency From seizing control of the internet to declaring martial law, President Trump may legally do all kinds of extraordinary things.

by ELIZABETH GOITEIN – JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 ISSUE of THE ATLANTIC

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In the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald […]

Designs for an ad hoc revolution needed

Richard Wolff: There Are No Blueprints for Revolution

A demonstrator throws a tear gas canister back at police outside the Argentine Congress as deputies began discussion on the government’s austere 2019 budget in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 24, 2018.By Vaios Triantafyllou, on Truthout PUBLISHED December 10, 2018

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Richard D. Wolff is […]

The Dangerous Koch’s

You Want It Darker?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 7th November 2018 – Posted: 09 Dec 2018 09:15 PM PST

The remarkable story of how the hard-right Koch brothers funded a Trotskyite splinter group.

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Dark money is among the greatest current threats to democracy. It means money spent below the public radar, […]

Wingnuts try an assault on socialism using a dog metaphor…

This was in response to Junior’s post saying that real American’s like to walk their dog, while socialists like to eat theirs.

We pay more, and get much less

Please note this is only the portion of health care expenditures in hospitals, it does NOT include the administrative costs at health care providers offices, testing facilities, pharmacies, logistic outlets, transportation, legal or government oversight, or accounting. Attempting to obtain a comprehensive cost for the net, net costs of all administrative functions in […]

the less than 1% segment

The Gift of Death

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 11th December 2012

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Pathological consumption has become so normalized that we scarcely notice it.

There’s nothing they need, nothing they don’t already own, nothing they even want. So you buy them a solar-powered waving queen; a belly button brush; a […]

Climate change and food-borne illnesses

Conversation from eMagazine – Dec. 2018

Dear EarthTalk: I read the federal government’s recently released climate change report, and was surprised to learn that global warming is even being blamed for an increase in food-borne illness. What’s the connection?

—Jeremy Brotherton, Camden, ME

Yes, the new federal climate report (the “Fourth National Climate Assessment”) paints […]

Damn the facilitators…

Trump’s Saudi Coverup & Selling of Titles

NOTE: Over the past few days, I’ve published two new pieces. The first deals with Israel’s arms trade with some of the most genocidal regimes in the world. It’s my first piece published at Jacobin Magazine. The […]

When the wolves of hate are loosed on one people, then no one is safe. – Ralph McGill

“Dynamite in great quantity Sunday ripped a beautiful Temple of worship in Atlanta. It followed hard on the heels of a like destruction of a handsome high school in Clinton, Tenn.

The same rabid, mad-dog minds were, without question, behind both. They also are the source of previous bombings in Florida, Alabama, and […]

And today…

Thanksgiving 2018

“Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor – and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People […]

Ghost fishing

Eco-Justice Poetry: Celebrating A New/Old Form Talking Ghost Fishing With Poets Melissa Tuckey and Camille Dungy

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Poets are scribbling and keyboarding away, asking justice for people and the planet. Such work has a new name, eco-justice poetry, as celebrated in Ghost Fishing: […]

Whyte on Anger

Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Anger, Forgiveness, and What Maturity Really Means

“Our emotional life maps our incompleteness,” philosopher Martha Nussbaum wrote in her luminous letter of advice to the young. “A creature without any needs would never have reasons for fear, or grief, or hope, or anger.” Anger, indeed, is one of […]

Hate crime up 17%, or 37%, or ?? over last year

The Daily 202: Hate crimes are a much bigger problem than even the new FBI statistics show

via WaPo By James Hohmann November 14 at 9:28 AM **************************** What it takes to track and prosecute a hate crime

This is how a hate crime is defined and how federal and state authorities prosecute […]

Spring 2018 Edition of the Final Exit Newsletter

Source material from the Final Exit Website

http://www.finalexitnetwork.org/FEN_NL_Spring_2018_1to17_L_FINAL.pdf

“And for those of you in a jurisdiction where assisted dying has not been realized, I think it might be even more helpful for you to think about this as a human right. Human rights are universal, inalienable, and indivisible. If your state, province, or country doesn’t […]