A plant in government

A Plant in Government

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 21st June 2017

Another deadly tree disease threatens these islands, but the government will do nothing to keep it out.

The less you care, the better you will do. This has long been the promise of conservative politics on both sides of the Atlantic. […]

They got their bonfire: George Monbiot – June 2017

They Got Their Bonfire

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 15th June 2017

The Grenfell Tower inferno is what deregulation looks like.

For years, successive governments have built what they call “bonfire of regulations”. They have argued that “red tape” impedes our freedom and damages productivity. Britain, they have assured us, would be […]

California State University System Then & Now

CSU Then and Now

by Seth Sandronsky in Comstocks Magazine – May 2017


As enrollment at California State University campuses has increased, state funding for the system has dramatically declined. Take increasing student enrollment. Add economics. Stir both in slowly with the 23-campus California State University system during the past three decades […]

Richard D. Wolff & Tom Hartmann discuss “Capitalism’s Crisis Deepens”

Transcript: Capitalism’s Crisis Deepens – Dr. Richard Wolff – 14 October ’16

Oct. 31, 2016 5:09 pm

Transcribed by Sue Nethercott

Thom Hartmann: With the presidential campaign heading into its final weeks, it seems like the American political system is at the point of crisis, which really shouldn’t surprise anyone because the economy […]

Trump’s lies asof June 2017

T r u m p ’ s L i e s

Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the […]

Jared meets Abbas, and nothing happens

via a post on Facebook about Jared Kushner’s trip to Palestine June 2017


Bruce Lindner

6 hrs · Saint Helens, OR ·

I read an article this morning that damned near made me choke on my marionberry scone. The first reports of Kid Kush’s meeting with Mahmoud Abbas suggest things didn’t go as […]

Memes of the day


The Russian hacking report updated to June 2017

via Washington Post – June 23, 2017

Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides.


The White House debated […]

A book review: Naomi Klein’s – “No, Is Not Enough…”

Naomi Klein Pushes Us to Dream Big to Get Beyond Trump’s Shock Politics

Robert Jensen posted Jun 20, 2017

Naomi Klein understands that President Donald J. Trump is a problem, but he is not the problem.

In her new book, No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics […]

Make America Great Again F**kUp

The following are all responses to the mantra – as of June 17th, 2017


From a friend 1. Man yells, “Make America Great Again!” Before shooting 6 people dead. 2. Man wearing, “Make America Great Again” hat murders 2 strangers for no reason. 3. A Trump supporter murders 2 police officers because they told […]

Rebecca Solnit: The Loneliness of DJT



May 30, 2017 By Rebecca Solnit

Once upon a time, a child was born into wealth and wanted for nothing, but he was possessed by bottomless, endless, grating, grasping wanting, and wanted more, and got it, […]

Protecting Whistleblowers

Protecting Whistleblowers – June 6, 2017 By Richard Silverstein 8 Comments

Reality Winner, whistleblower arrested for leaking NSA material to The Intercept

Yesterday, The Intercept published an extremely important report based on secret documents from an NSA contractor. It showed that Russia not only intervened in the U.S. election in favor of Trump […]

Our Manipulator in Chief

‘Resisters’ comments on the President’s mental capacity, especially in social media, state that he is a fool, uneducated, incurious, and limited, to which proponents argue that can’t be true since he must be smart enough to have built a real estate empire and became a billionaire. In public, #45 is inarticulate, with incongruous statements, disjunctive […]

Least polluting nation on Earth ?

From a discussion online


Hank Luniewski http://www.breitbart.com/…/who-united-states-among…/

WHO: United States Among Least Polluting Nations on the Planet According to a report by the World Health Organization… BREITBART.COM Richard Pressl Not according to the actual data ! Pass up the rewrite on BB, and go directly to the real data. This report is talking about […]

What’s the “open Internet” all about

by Richard @ Flexible Reality – June 6th, 2017


From its inception at the turn of the 20th Century, American phone service came from only one provider: AT&T, and the equivalent to today’s set-top box was the phone itself, which was leased from AT&T by customers much as current subscribers ‘rent’ their set […]

Conservatism is no longer an intellectually defensible political position

by Richard @ Flexible Reality – May 6th, 2017


Since the end of WWIII Conservatism became a very potent political philosophy ostensibly grounded in respect for tradition, prudence, personal liberty, limited government, and belief in God. However, each of these tenets have lately been abused and corrupted so that the ideals have dissipated to […]

Corporate criminals?

We have been fed a steady diet of purposeful misdirection, disinformation, falsehoods, and even lies centering on Corporations, Business ethics, and Governmental regulation, where the Republican mantra laments the “excessive regulation” of business while Democrats are appalled by the lack of prosecution of serious white collar crime, and Progressive Socialists assert the current ‘Corporate Capitalism’ […]

45s distortions and reactions regarding the Paris Accords

Note: In keeping with tradition, it should simply be noted that 45 again issued incorrect, false, and misleading babble when he spoke about why he acted to remove American participation in the Paris Accord

Fact Check Org Washington Post Reuters Vox Daily Intelligencer Red State El Pais Le Monde The Guardian N.Y. Times

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