trump is a disaster…let me detail the ways

Humanity arose through the efforts and realizations of our forebearers that a group was superior in ability, strength, and talents to any one individual. As the groups increased in size and complexity the benefits of the community eventually required the acquiescence and active support of a larger and larger collective. Each individual essentially chose, […]

Going Vegan?

Butchery of the Planet

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 8th June 2018

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Defending the living world and its people requires a shift from meat to a plant-based diet

Whether human beings survive this century and the next, whether other lifeforms can live alongside us: above all this depends on the way […]

Large collection of professional grade hand tools available for purchase in Atlanta Metro

We have been retained to liquidate a large collection of pro-grade hand tools.

Please review photos and call for an appointment to see the collection in person.

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trump goes against reason and pulls America out of the Iran Nuclear Agreement

WASHINGTON, May 8 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) delivered a video response to President Donald Trump’s announcement Tuesday that he will pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear agreement.

Click here for a video of the speech and see below for a transcript of the remarks.

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“President Trump’s speech today was the […]

Goddamn forever wars…

There’s no stopping the American forever war By Ishaan Tharoor May 3 at 12:59 AM Email the author

Army Spec. Gabriel D. Conde, 22, was a child when his nation invaded Afghanistan in 2001.This week he became the latest American casualty in the ongoing war there. According to Pentagon officials, Conde was hit […]

On Writing: Fiction

Advice for new writers Author: Paul P. Mealing Tuesday, November 28, 2017 8:10 PM

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I wrote this so long ago, I can’t remember when; but it was when I was bold enough to believe that I could teach creative writing in a course. I eventually did teach a writing course, […]

Chomsky Interview: Apr 24th, 2018

“A Complete Disaster”: Noam Chomsky on Trump and the Future of US Politics

Tuesday, April 24, 2018By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout | Interview18.

Just how bad are things with Donald Trump in the White House? And what does having a racist, misogynist, xenophobic and erratic president who continues to enjoy unquestionable support from his […]

The Myth of Christian Persecution during the Roman Period

In Re: Christians Were Fed to Lions and Martyred in the Colosseum -via Cracked.com

The Myth:

Whenever the ancient Romans needed more trident-stabbing fodder for the pleasure dome’s gladiators or more kibble for the Colosseum’s big cats, Roman authorities simply rounded up another group of Christians and herded them into the arena. […]

Boycott Sinclair Stations

Clinton v Starr: A Review

Clinton Vs. Starr’: A ‘Definitive’ Account

February 16, 201012:00 PM ET Heard on Fresh Air

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President Clinton arrives in the Rose Garden after being acquitted of all charges in his impeachment trial Feb. 12, 1999.

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For the past nine years, Duquesne law professor Ken Gormley has […]

No Surprise…Guccifer 2.0 identified as Russian Intelligence Officer

GNote: The crumbs he left, plus a lapse in his use of a VPN client finally identified the hacker, known as Guccifer 2.0, In other findings and by reference, Roger Stone has admitted to personal interactions with Guccifer 2.0 in which the stolen DNC data was discussed. Guccifer 2.0 passed the stolen data from the […]

McCabe v trump

Donald Trump and the Craven Firing of Andrew McCabe

In celebrating the dismissal of the F.B.I.’s deputy director, President Trump displays the pettiness and the vindictiveness of a man unsuited to the job he holds.

Photograph by Samuel Corum […]

The Final Days: PA 18th Election – Mar. 13th, 2018

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway deplanes Air Force One in December. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

via WaPo 202 by James Hohmann – with Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve

PITTSBURGH—If Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone wins an unexpectedly close special election here next Tuesday, it will be on Donald Trump’s coattails. On the other hand, […]

A FB post & commentary sparked by #TheBoyCrises vis School shooters

#TheBoyCrisis

Craig Schaffer: So you assume lesbian couples can’t raise a child that isn’t a mass murderer? Lots of single mothers out there doing s fantastic job as well.

Sheri Spain: One thing school shooters have in common is a history of domestic violence.

Doug Franks The Truth About Domestic Violence – You’ll Never […]

A primer on “the flu”

via: Jon Crosbie February 2 at 7:02pm ·

Okay, I made the mistake of reading the comments section in a post, and now I feel compelled by duty to my profession to type this out. Please, share the hell out of this, because people need to know this stuff.

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Here’s how the […]

Excerpt from the Saboteurs Handbook

(11) General Interference with Organizations and Production

{prepared by the Office of Strategic Services, Jan. 11th, 1944}

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(1) Insist on doing everything through “channels.” Never permit short-cuts to be taken in order to expedite decisions.

(2) Make “speeches.” Talk as frequently as possible and at great length. Illustrate your “points” by […]

Taking from the 99%….and giving it to the 0.01% – while hollowing out the value of Government

Trump budget highlights disconnect between populist rhetoric and plutocrat reality

Trump’s spending proposal backtracks on his ‘balance the budget’ campaign cry

BY JAMES HOHMANN with Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve – WaPo 202 – Feb 13, 2018

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THE BIG IDEA: President Trump campaigned like a populist, but the budget he proposed Monday underscores […]

Manufactured reality

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He’s Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

BuzzFeed News – Charlie Warzel · Feb 11, 2018

In mid-2016, Aviv Ovadya realized there was something fundamentally wrong with the internet — so wrong that he abandoned his work and sounded an alarm. A few weeks […]

Polarization may become our undoing

American democracy is doomed By Matthew Yglesias@mattyglesiasmatt@vox.com Updated Oct 8, 2015, 12:30pm EDT

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Some day — not tomorrow, not next year, but probably sometime before runaway climate change forces us to seek a new life in outer-space colonies — there is going to be a collapse of the legal and political order and its […]

“Fake News” proponents overwhelmingly right wing

‘Fake news’ and the Trumpian threat to democracy

via Washington 202 by Ishaan Tharoor – Feb. 7th, 2018

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When President Trump addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos last month, his jabs at the “nasty,” “vicious,” “fake” media earned him audible groans and hisses — even from some non-American reporters in the room. It […]