SHTF Moment Arriving Shortly

Crisis? What Crisis?

Posted: 14 Feb 2019 10:40 PM PST

The government’s refusal to respond to our democratic emergency is one symptom of systemic political failure

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 13th February 2019


Modern governments respond to only two varieties of emergency: those whose solution is bombs and bullets, and those […]

A Brit looks at trump

by Terry Casey on Facebook

February 10 at 12:39 PM ****************************

Someone on Quora asked “Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?” Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England wrote this magnificent response.

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A few things spring to mind.

Trump lacks certain qualities which […]

Longest serving Congressman passes


John Dingell: My last words for America

John D. Dingell in 2014. (Jeff Kowalsky/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) By John D. Dingell

February 8th, 2019

John D. Dingell, a Michigan Democrat who served in the U.S. House from 1955 to 2015, was the longest-serving member of Congress in American history. He dictated these reflections to […]

Why disaster capitalists are praying for a no deal Brexit.

The Mask of Anarchy

Posted: 11 Feb 2019 04:21 AM PST

Why disaster capitalists are praying for a no deal Brexit.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 8th February 2019


Part of me wants to smash it all up. I want to see the British bubble burst: the imperial nostalgia, the groundless belief […]

Medical humor

Examples of medical humor

************************************* 1. A man comes into the ER and yells . . .’My wife’s going to have her baby in the cab.’ I grabbed my stuff, rushed out to the cab, lifted the lady’s dress and began to take off her underwear. Suddenly I noticed that there were several cabs – […]

On updating a Garmin Nuvi

How to update your Garmin GPS Units


As an owner of Garmin Nuvi GPS units for well over a decade I have wanted to update the maps on the devices a couple of times. In the past I updated the maps installed on the Nuvi 200W and 250W units at least twice, the […]

SOTU 2019 – manufactured vs observed

The True State of the Union What you won’t hear during tonight’s speech — the truth.via Truthout by JABIN BOTSFORD – February 5, 2019 “All the pomp and circumstance of the State of the Union speech was present last night — the introductions, the stage-managed applause, the honored guests — and this: Donald Trump […]

Carlin’s comment was spot on…

The Corporate Plan to Groom U.S. Kids for Servitude by Wiping Out Public Schools By Lynn Parramore


Training first-world children for a third-world life *******


West Virginia’s public school teachers had endured years of low pay, inadequate insurance, giant class sizes, and increasingly unlivable conditions—including attempts […]

On the end of Hooters

The real reason Hooters is disappearing across the country

via Mashed by Debra Kelly


Usually, when you announce where you’re headed for dinner, it’s met with a bit of excitement and — hopefully — agreement. Announce to the family you’d like to go to Hooters, though, and it might be met with doubt […]

Right-wing extremism linked to almost all mass murders in America in 2018

A new report shows all the extremist killings in 2018 had links to right-wing extremism. The report’s findings are consistent with other fairly recent studies on extremism in the US, which have shown right-wing extremism and violence are on the rise. There were at least 50 extremist-related killings in 2018, according to the report, […]

Government shutdown comprehensive review : Jan 24th, 2019

Trump’s recall of furloughed federal workers shows that “nonessential” staff do essential work.

An unintended consequence? Shutdown highlights the importance and value of government.

via WaPo Daily 202: by James Hohmann with Joanie Greve

Many conservative hard-liners inside and closely allied with the Trump administration, who have made careers out of bashing the […]

Rebecca Solnit on activism

Standing Rock inspired Ocasio-Cortez to run. That’s the power of protest

via The Guardian – Rebecca Solnit

Press on for what you believe in – a young woman’s election to Congress shows climate activism can have unforeseen results

Dakota Access pipeline protesters in North Dakota, February 2017. Photograph: Pacific Press/LightRocket via […]

Gaslighting, and how to deal with it

How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality

Ariel Leve offers strategies to stay resilient in the face of psychological abuse that distorts the truth

Remain defiant: the most important tip if […]

And now, for a little less levity…

On the creative life

Mary Oliver wrote in Upstream:

“It is a silver morning like any other. I am at my desk. Then the phone rings, or someone raps at the door. I am deep in the machinery of my wits. Reluctantly I rise, I answer the phone or I open the door. And the thought which I […]

Trump as the Kremlin’s Tool: The Logical Proof

Trump as the Kremlin’s Tool: The Logical Proof

Whether intentional or not, Donald Trump serves the Kremlin’s interests — from NATO to the global economy and the Middle East to democracy.

in The Globalist by Stephan Richter and Richard Phillips, January 15, 2019

Takeaways Whether intentional or not, Donald Trump serves the Kremlin’s interests. […]

Fragile masculinity


Posted: 17 Jan 2019 11:05 PM PST

Fearful masculinity harms both men and women. There are better ways of growing up.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 16th January 2019


(Here is the Gillette ad…)

What strikes me most is the fragility. Gillette makes an advertisement calling on men to challenge abusive […]

Exploring “the customer is always right” lie…

* We’ve all heard the standard refrain, but never checked to see if it were an accurate statement of conditions. The chart from the 2017 report by the Better Business Bureaus should provide a clue.

Notice that in some industry classes a market segment may have a fairly large number of complaints yet still […]

Impeach Donald Trump – an article in ‘The Atlantic’

in The Atlantic by Yoni Appelbaum March 2019 Issue

On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump stood on the steps of the Capitol, raised his right hand, and solemnly swore to faithfully execute the office of president of the United States and, to the best of his ability, to preserve, protect, and defend the […]

Are you an online Seller?


The eBay – Amazon Con-Job affecting Sellers **************************************************** As an online Buyer or Seller one expects those they deal with on these sites to be somewhat honest and rational. Except now we are somewhere else – as a Seller I have had several buyers purchase a used item, pay for it, have it shipped […]