When the wolves of hate are loosed on one people, then no one is safe. – Ralph McGill

“Dynamite in great quantity Sunday ripped a beautiful Temple of worship in Atlanta. It followed hard on the heels of a like destruction of a handsome high school in Clinton, Tenn.

The same rabid, mad-dog minds were, without question, behind both. They also are the source of previous bombings in Florida, Alabama, and […]

And today…

Thanksgiving 2018

“Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor – and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People […]

Ghost fishing

Eco-Justice Poetry: Celebrating A New/Old Form Talking Ghost Fishing With Poets Melissa Tuckey and Camille Dungy


Poets are scribbling and keyboarding away, asking justice for people and the planet. Such work has a new name, eco-justice poetry, as celebrated in Ghost Fishing: […]

Whyte on Anger

Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Anger, Forgiveness, and What Maturity Really Means

“Our emotional life maps our incompleteness,” philosopher Martha Nussbaum wrote in her luminous letter of advice to the young. “A creature without any needs would never have reasons for fear, or grief, or hope, or anger.” Anger, indeed, is one of […]

Hate crime up 17%, or 37%, or ?? over last year

The Daily 202: Hate crimes are a much bigger problem than even the new FBI statistics show

via WaPo By James Hohmann November 14 at 9:28 AM **************************** What it takes to track and prosecute a hate crime

This is how a hate crime is defined and how federal and state authorities prosecute […]

Spring 2018 Edition of the Final Exit Newsletter

Source material from the Final Exit Website


“And for those of you in a jurisdiction where assisted dying has not been realized, I think it might be even more helpful for you to think about this as a human right. Human rights are universal, inalienable, and indivisible. If your state, province, or country doesn’t […]

Il y a de la pluie, mais c’est pas grave

Amazon meshes with Apple – and screws independent refurbishers

The impact of the Apple-Amazon partnership: Goodbye refurbishers

“This is what Amazon sellers have been dreading”

By Isaiah Mayersen on November 11, 2018, 10:58 AM 7 comments

Why it matters: Earlier this week Amazon announced that they would be listing Apple’s iPads, iPhones and smartwatches through various authorized resellers. For most people, that […]

George Carlin – on war

George Carlin On War Transcript.

“Let me tell you what I liked about that Gulf War: it was the first war that appeared on every television channel, including cable. And even though the TV show consisted largely of Pentagon war criminals displaying maps and charts, it got very good ratings. And that makes sense, […]

George Carlin: from “Back in town…

George Carlin – Conservatives / Republicans George Carlin – Conservatives / Republicans Transcript from “Back in Town”

These conservatives are really something, aren’t they? They are all in favor of the unborn, they will do anything for the unborn, but once you’re born, you’re on your own! Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from […]

George Carlin: “the real owners…”

George Carlin Owners of the Country Transcript and Clip.

“The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, the politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice, you don’t, you have no choice. You have owners, […]

Two Worlds

Two Distinct Worlds

One is populated by more elderly people, more likely to live in rural areas, are predominately Evangelical Christians, fiercely Nationalistic, comfortable with authority and precedent, focused on heritage, dislikes the highly educated, prone to reject scientific consensus on climate change and evolution, more likely to accept fringe positions on immigration, conspiracy theories, […]

A warning…

Interview – Joseph Stiglitz: ‘America should be a warning to other countries’

Gareth Hutchens

In the lead-up to his Australian visit, the renowned economist warns of the triple threat of rising inequality, the undermining of democracy and climate change

Fascism anyone?

The 14 Characteristics of Fascism by Lawrence Britt Spring 2003 Free Inquiry magazine

Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt recently wrote an article about fascism (“Fascism Anyone?,” Free Inquiry, Spring 2003, page 20). Studying the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile), Dr. Britt found they all had […]