We’re With Stupid – by Timothy Egan

We’re With Stupid by Timothy Egan via N.Y. Times – Nov. 17, 2017

Credit Timothy A. Clary/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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It would be much easier to sleep at night if you could believe that we’re in such a mess of misinformation simply because Russian agents disseminated […]

Traits of NPD

Note: The following are typical traits exhibited, and used by those afflicted with Narcissistic Personality Disorder:

Woman taking selfie while boyfriend is kissing her

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Abusive Cycle – This is the name for the ongoing rotation between destructive and constructive behavior which is typical of many dysfunctional relationships and families.

Alienation – The act […]

The Middle East: It will only get worse

The Middle East – a continuing ethnic battle zone By James M. Dorsey

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Flexible Reality Editors Note: Please read this report carefully, for insight into regional machinations, biases, and propaganda

** “As Saudi Arabia reels from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s frontal assault on the kingdom’s elite, indications are that the Saudi-Iranian proxy war […]

What makes people vote Republican – a socio-psychological explanation

What Makes People Vote Republican?

Jonathan Haidt [9.8.08]

…the second rule of moral psychology is that morality is not just about how we treat each other (as most liberals think); it is also about binding groups together, supporting essential institutions, and living in a sanctified and noble way. When Republicans say that Democrats […]

Where we are

*********************** We have at least 4,500 existing Federal Laws, but in the period 2000 through 2007, Congress created at least 450 new crimes, the State & Federal authorities have rules, regulations, and laws covering almost all human activities, with more lawyers than any other country on Earth – but for some unexplained reason we […]

American Hyper-Capitalism Breeds the Lonely, Alienated Men Who Become Mass Killers

Despair, rage and lack of human connection among white men are key culprits in America’s mass shooting epidemic.

By Harriet Fraad, Richard D. Wolff / AlterNet November 6, 2017, 10:56 AM GMT

Photo Credit: FabrikaSim / Shutterstock.com

Economically, he was one of the growing millions without a secure, meaningful, socially approved, well-paid […]

Fake populism & off-shore money

The ‘Paradise Papers’ expose Trump’s fake populism

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President Trump entered the White House on a platform of populist rage. He channeled ire against the perceived perfidy and corruption of a shadowy world of cosmopolitan elites. He labeled his opponent Hillary Clinton a “globalist” — […]

Another worthy commencement address – by Tim Minchin

Transcript of Tim Minchin address: UWA 2013 graduation ceremony.

http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201309176069/alumni/tim-minchin-stars-uwa-graduation-ceremony

Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome Mr Tim Minchin

(applause)

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“In darker days I did a corporate gig at a conference for this big company who made and sold accounting software in a bid, I presumed, to inspire their salespeople to greater heights. They’d forked […]

Becoming unstoppable – by George Monbiot

Becoming Unstoppable

Posted: 02 Nov 2017 10:40 AM PDT

“We do not need to change human nature. We need to reveal it.”.

Interview by Mark Karlin with George Monbiot, published by Truth Out, 22nd October 2017

 

You begin your book with the importance of the stories we accept as our personal narratives as members […]

Obama’s legacy

A Facebook Stream regarding Obama’s legacy **********************************************

Richard Pressl A somewhat common feature that distinguishes Democratic vs Republican Administrations is the former is faulted for the things they DIDN’T do, while the latter is despised for the things it DID. Recent examples follow that pattern precisely.

Wayne Fuller Yes, of course you’re correct. My […]

Libertarian perspective: “Were America’s “Early Wars” as noble as we are told?”

Did they defend freedom, or were they wars of conquest?

Render your verdict on four early U.S. wars. By Perry Willis @ Downsize DC blog – Oct. 28th, 2017

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Randolph Bourne claimed that “War is the health of the state.” If true, this suggests that our state schools have a natural incentive to […]