Christmas Wish

A Christmas Wish

What do I want for Christmas? Nothing to buy, nothing to sell. Family gatherings. Laughter. Music. Multitudes of happy children, warm and fed. An end to the current war, and to all wars. Water in the well, food on the table. Companionship for the lonely. Solitude for those in search of […]

This keeps coming back to me – like a bad nightmare…

See the YouTube video that prompted this thread…

“First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.” –…/why-america-isnt-great_b_16…

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Richard Pressl With entirely different backgrounds and moral focus, Democrats and Republicans, […]

A closer look at our friend: Saudi Arabia


Cora Currier via The Intercept

Dec. 18 2015, 1:28 p.m.

This article was published by Al Jazeera America on December 3. Al Jazeera’s headquarters in Qatar appears to have blocked the article outside of the United States because it is critical of […]

A Bernie supporter explains why…

Susan Pippin – Dec. 18th, 2015 – on Facebook

21 hrs ·

I wanted to let people know why I support Bernie Sanders for President and help the supporters of Hillary know why I CANNOT support her.

I have been working full time since I was 28 years old, even though I worked before […]

Settler Terror and its Apologists – Main Article w/Commentary 2nd Page

A Problem of Self Image (Mysh )

Tikun Olam-תיקון עולם Promoting Israeli democracy, exposing secrets of the national security state

Settler Terror and Its Apologists – Article with Commentary



Israeli settlers have waged an organized campaign of mass violence against West Bank Palestinians […]

Best Wishes to Our Friends for The Coming Year !

Senator Rubio tries to prevent community WiFI

Low-Cost, High-Speed Community Broadband being targeted by Rubio and Others…

by Lee Fang, Dec. 14th, 2015


In a rare senatorial act, full-time Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio joined with a handful of fellow legislators on Friday in an attempt to block local municipalities from undercutting big telecom companies by providing cheap, fast internet […]

Arm teachers – with a fire extinguisher !

Watch the video…

Banging the drums

The rolling thunder of the drums is deafening, the MSM is fixated on the solution without acknowledging any of the causes, while the politicians and talking head commentators are urging America to get Rambo’ed up for War, and while the useful idiots are demanding we put “boots on the ground” in Iraq and Syria […]

How Should We Punish Disloyal Corporations?

Rather than lower corporate tax rates, an easier fix would be to take away the benefits of citizenship By Robert Reich / December 7, 2015

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Just like that, Pfizer has decided it’s no longer American. It plans to link up with Ireland’s Allergan and move its corporate headquarters from New […]

Republican’s Climate Change Denial

Change Denial Denial, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times ——Dec. 2015—– Future historians — if there are any future historians — will almost surely say that the most important thing happening in the world during December 2015 was the climate talks in Paris. True, nothing agreed to in Paris will be enough, by itself, to […]

Dead, White, and Blue

The Great Die-Off of America’s Blue Collar Whites

By Barbara Ehrenreich – Dec. 1st, 1015


The white working class, which usually inspires liberal concern only for its paradoxical, Republican-leaning voting habits, has recently become newsworthy for something else: according to economist Anne Case and Angus Deaton, the winner of the latest Nobel […]

Beyond ISIS

The Folly of World War IV

By Andrew J. Bacevich – Dec. 2015


Assume that the hawks get their way — that the United States does whatever it takes militarily to confront and destroy ISIS. Then what?

Answering that question requires taking seriously the outcomes of other recent U.S. interventions in the […]

The 2nd comes AFTER the 1st !

The Second Amendment Was Never Meant to Protect an Individual’s Right to a Gun

December 4, 2015 – on by Dorothy Samuels This post originally appeared at The Nation. * * * *

In common with the other big rightward swerves by the Roberts Court, the 2008 ruling in District […]

The disappearance of authority

Taking to the streets to demand urgent action on climate change

Hundreds of Thousands Take to the Streets Demanding Urgent Action on Climate Change


(Photo: EcoWatch) Article reprinted with permission from EcoWatch

More than 2,300 events spread across 175 countries took place this weekend prior to the Paris climate talks, which begin Monday. Hundreds of […]

RFK’s comment about violence

The Bernie Plan graph – Dec. 2015

The MST report on mass shootings in America

994 mass shootings in 1,004 days: this is what America’s gun crisis looks like

The Oregon school shooting is evidence that the US response to gun violence ‘has become routine’, Barack Obama says. The data compiled by the crowd-sourced site Mass Shooting Tracker reveals an even more shocking human toll: there is a mass shooting […]

This should come as a surprise only to the clueless !

This might be the most controversial theory for what’s behind the rise of ISIS via WonkBlog – by Jim Tankersley November 30 at 6:45 AM In this undated photo, militants of the Islamic State group display weapons and wave flags in a convoy through Raqqa city in Syria on a road leading to Iraq. […]