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What do these folks have in common? ******************************************* Unfunded litigants at trial, Women accusing powerful men of sexual assault, fact checkers to Republicans, private citizens with a complaint against a major corporation, someone with an advanced degree taking a job at McDonald’s, an eBay Seller who has a problem with a buyer, a patient […]

Noam Chomsky on the resurgence of authoritarian politics

via Truthout by C.J. Polychroniou July 25, 2018 *******************************************************************

Following the end of World War II, liberal democracy began to flourish in most countries in the Western world, and its institutions and values were aspired to by movements and individuals under authoritarian and oppressive regimes. However, with the rise of neoliberalism, both the institutions […]

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Trump: “America is responsible for Russian aggression”

Ok kiddies…this stopped being strange long ago…

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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-russia-putin_us_5b4e59b5e4b0de86f487b9dd

Gaslighting explained

A talented writer sends a letter to Amlo

by Denise Dresser (2-Jul-2018) -translated from original Spanish – Jul 5th, 2018 by rp *************************************************** Mr. President, I write you these lines, seated at my desk, with a thumb stained by indelible ink, with mixed feelings. Hope and anxiety. Joy and fear. Joy for what we decided to leave behind and worry about what […]

In Memoriam, by George Monbiot

In Memoriam

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 29th June 2018

As our wildlife and ecosystems collapse, remembering is a radical act.

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It felt as disorientating as forgetting my pin number. I stared at the caterpillar, unable to attach a name to it. I don’t think my mental powers are fading: I still […]

trump is a disaster…let me detail the ways

by Richard @ Flexible Reality – June 24th, 2018

Humanity arose through the efforts and realizations of our fore-bearers 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 […]

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 […]

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

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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. […]

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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 […]