Friday, April 18, 2014

This Is Now Our 'American' Reality...

The Middle Class is not “Normal”
by Thom Hartmann - April 16, 2014


There’s nothing “normal” about having a middle class.  Having a middle class is a choice that a society has to make, and it’s a choice we need to make again in this generation, if we want to stop the destruction of the remnants of the last generation's middle class.  Despite what you might read in the Wall Street Journal or see on Fox News, capitalism is not an economic system that produces a middle class.  In fact, if left to its own devices, capitalism tends towards vast levels of inequality and monopoly.  The natural and most stable state of capitalism actually looks a lot like the Victorian England depicted in Charles Dickens’ novels.

by Lee Judge
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As always with Thom Hartmann, this article is a damn good read,
and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from Thom Hartmann?
It's because he does an excellent job of allowing truth to be authority, rather
than like FOX/MSM, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And like Alternet, Truthdig, Commondreams, et al, the "Comments" section is
quite often as enlightening as the article’s themselves, sometimes even more so.


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Monday, February 17, 2014

Not That It Matters Anymore...

The Ramifications Of Your “Allowing” Become Clearer Each Day. . .
To All You Allowers, Who Rebel Against Rebellion, In The Face Of Destruction... Fuck You.

News? 
Drone Killing the Fifth Amendment
(How to Build a Post-Constitutional America.)

The Gravitational Pull of Planet Carbon
(Big Oil is Winning)

Lying to Survive at the Air Force Academy:
(An Open Letter to Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson.)

Our Sinister Dual State
(There is no legal check on power.)

America’s ‘We’ Problem
(“Why should we pay for them?”)

26% of Americans Do Not Know the Earth revolves around the Sun!

by Matt Bors

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Cynical?  You Bet ya.  Could anyone sane, today, be any other way?

by Lauren McCauley at Commondreams.org


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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SOTU Anticipation

President Obama's Inequality Story...
by Dean Baker - January 27, 2014


The advance word is that inequality is going to be the central theme in President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday.  That’s certainly good news, since it is a huge problem.  The question is whether President Obama is prepared to talk about inequality in a way that gets to the core of the problem as opposed to just clipping away at the edges.

It’s a safe bet that we will see the latter.  . . .

by Tom Toles
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As always with Truthout.org, this article is a damn good read,
and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from Truthout.org?
It's because they do an excellent job of allowing truth to be authority,
rather than like FOX, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And like Alternet, Truthdig, Commondreams, et al, the "Comments" section is
quite often as enlightening as the article’s themselves, sometimes even more so.


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Monday, January 20, 2014

Best Article of the Year, (so far)

What Obama Really Meant Was ...
by Chris Hedges - January 19, 2014


Throughout American history, intelligence services often did little more than advance and protect corporate profits and solidify state repression and imperialist expansion.  War, for big business, has always been very lucrative and used as an excuse to curtail basic liberties and crush popular movements.  “Inter arma silent leges,” as Cicero said, or “During war, the laws are silent.”

by Kevin Siers
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As always with Truthdig.com, this article is a damn good read,
and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from Truthdig.com?
It's because they do an excellent job of allowing truth to be authority,
rather than like FOX, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And like Alternet, Truthout, Commondreams, et al, the "Comments" section is
quite often as enlightening as the article’s themselves, sometimes even more so.


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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Reality Links. . .

Some Have The Ability To See The Actual Reality - Here Are But A Few...
by The Old Hippie Because So Many Are Still ‘Allowing’ The Corporatist Lies...

  -  A Ripley's Believe It or Not National Security State
      It has won the undying fealty of Congress, embraced the power of the presi- dency, made itself into a jobs program for the American people, and been largely free to do as it pleased with almost unlimited taxpayer dollars.

  -  “The Last Gasp of American Democracy”
      The object of efficient totalitarian states, as George Orwell understood, is to create a climate in which people do not think of rebelling, a climate in which gov- ernment killing and torture are used against only a handful of unmanageable ren- egades.
 Read

“Defending What's Mine: A Critique of 'Prepper' Philosophy”
As a wilderness-therapy guide, survival school teacher, and naturalist educator who has been living and working in the harsh deserts of the American Southwest for the last several years, I feel that I have a unique outlook on this topic in that I understand what it would actually take to survive and thrive in a post-apocalyptic scenario.

“As long as the greatest crime of the 21st century remains unprosecuted,
we all...  can only blame ourselves, and deserve our collective fates.”


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A“Below The Fold” bonus Article -


Shell Game: It Will Take More Than Goodwill and Greenwash to Save The Biosphere


“Nor would Van der Veer give me a straight answer to another straight question: “Is there any investment you would not make on ethical grounds?”  I asked this six times.  He was unable to furnish me with an example.  It's not hard to see why.  As well as exploiting the tar sands, which means destroying forest and wetlands, polluting great quantities of water and producing more CO2 than conventional petroleum production, Shell is still flaring gas in Nigeria, at great cost to both local people and the global climate.  It has been fiercely criticised for its secret negotiations with the Iraqi government, which led last year to the first major access for a western company to Iraq’s gas reserves.  It is prospecting for oil in some of the Arctic’s most sensitive habitats.

All this makes my question difficult to answer.  Aside from the greenwash, it is not easy to spot the practical difference between this civilised, progressive company and the Neanderthals at Exxon.”



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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Not That It Matters Anymore. . .

The Ramifications Of Your “Allowing” Become Clearer Each Day. . .
To All You Allowers, Who Rebel Against Rebellion, In The Face Of Destruction... Fuck You.

News? 
‘The Mystery of the 3 Scary Numbers’
(The clarity of simple math.)

The Climate Change Scorecard.
(‘the single most striking development of our age’)

Walking in an Anthropocene Wonderland
(Destroying the living things of the world by caprice.)

Our Hubris in Trampling Species. . .
(is just breathtaking.)

NAFTA: 20 Years of Spin
(America’s Failed Globalization Model.)

Who’s the Blame for Climate Change?

by Jim Morin

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Cynical?  You Bet ya.  Could anyone sane, today, be any other way?

by Lauren McCauley at Commondreams.org


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Friday, November 22, 2013

Did You Notice...?

[That the sory of...]  Polluters Talk, We Walk
Was Not Reported By The ABC, CNBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, Or PBS 'News' sites.
by CommonDreams.org - November 11, 2013

“A day after over 130 poor countries walked out of UN climate talks in Warsaw to protest the lack of progress, about 800 members of environmental groups staged their first ever mass walkout, charging the talks - held in conjunction with a coal summit and infused with corporate sponsorship - have “put the interests of dirty energy industries over that of global citizens.”  Wearing t-shirts reading “Volveremos” (We Will Return) members of Greenpeace, 350.org, WWF, Oxfam and other groups said the move was “not about giving up, (but) taking the struggle to a different level.””


by Unknown to me - Staff

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As always with CommonDreams.org, this article is a damn good read, and an
excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.  Have you noticed
how many articles I link from CommonDreams.org?  It’s because they do an
excellent job of allowing truth to be authority, rather than like FOX,
where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And at sites like Alternet.org, TomDisparch, Democracy Now!, et al, the “Comments”
section is quite often as enlightening as the article itself, sometimes even more so.



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Saturday, November 02, 2013

Scariest Article of the Month. . .

Almost Two-Thirds of 18-29 Year Olds Believe in “Demon Possession”
What Is Happening to America?
by Bruce Wilson - October 30, 2013

“Aren’t those fringe beliefs?  Not really.  Not any more.

The outgoing Chair of the House Science Committee thinks global warming is a massive hoax perpetrated by scientists, to get funding, and claims humans can’t influence the weather, stating in 2011, “I don’t think we can control what God controls.”

A current Science Committee member thinks humans and dinosaurs cohabited the Earth and declares the Big Bang, evolution, and the science of embryology to be “lies straight from the pit of hell”.

Isn’t this just a case of a few misguided Republicans who somehow slipped through the cracks?  [Scary answer; No.]”


by Steve Benson

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As always with Alternet.org, this article is a damn good read, and an
excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.  Have you noticed
how many articles I link from Alternet.org?  It’s because they do an
excellent job of allowing truth to be authority, rather than like FOX,
where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And at sites like TomDisparch, Commondreams, Democracy Now!, et al, the “Comments”
section is quite often as enlightening as the article itself, sometimes even more so.



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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Best Article of the Decade.

Is There a Revolution Coming?
Americans Finally Realize Global Capitalism Is a Murderous Sham
by Chris Hedges - October 30, 2013

“It appears that political ferment is dormant in the United States.  This is incorrect.  The ideas that sustain the corporate state are swiftly losing their efficacy across the political spectrum.  The ideas that are rising to take their place, however, are inchoate.  The right has retreated into Christian fascism and a celebration of the gun culture.  The left, knocked off balance by decades of fierce state repression in the name of anti-communism, is struggling to rebuild and define itself.  Popular revulsion for the ruling elite, however, is nearly universal.  It is a question of which ideas will capture the public’s imagination.

Revolution usually erupts over events that would, in normal circumstances, be considered meaningless or minor acts of injustice by the state.  But once the tinder of revolt has piled up, as it has in the United States, an insignificant spark easily ignites popular rebellion.”


by Clay Bennett

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As always with Alternet.org, this article is a damn good read, and an
excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.  Have you noticed
how many articles I link from Alternet.org?  It's because they do an
excellent job of allowing truth to be authority, rather than like FOX,
where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And at sites like TomDisparch, Commondreams, Democracy Now!, et al, the "Comments"
section is quite often as enlightening as the article itself, sometimes even more so.



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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Best Article of the Year, (so far)

The 4 Plagues:  Getting a Handle on the Coming Apocalypse
by Don Hazen - June 4, 2013


“Every day, thousands, probably millions of people ask their family, friends, neighbors and colleagues similar and increasingly familiar questions:  What has happened to our country?  How did we get here?  Isn’t it scary?  Can anything be done about it?

In an environment of confusion and despair, it can be helpful to name the beast—essentially to understand the forces at play, how they operate, and why they feel both intractable and overwhelming.  So, what follows is a kind of Users’ Guide To What Is Freaking Us Out.”

by Taylor Jones
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As always with Alternet.org, this article is a damn good read,
and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from Alternet.org/Truthout.org
It's because they do an excellent job of allowing truth to be authority,
rather than like FOX, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And like Commondreams, Crooks & Liars, DemocracyNow!, et al, the "Comments" section
is quite often as enlightening as the article’s themselves, sometimes even more so.


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Thursday, April 25, 2013

We Won One.

One Small, But Significant, Win. . .
Abby Zimet at Commondreams.org, et al

In what Julian Assange calls “a victory for free speech,” Iceland's Supreme Court has ruled that Valitor, Iceland’s Visa, must lift the blockade against payments to WikiLeaks or pay $204,900 a month - or $2,494,604 a year - in fines.  A Wikileaks statement called the decision “the most important victory to date against the unlawful and arbitrary economic blockade erected by U.S. companies against Wikileaks.”


by Randall Enos
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As always with Commondreams.org, this article is a damn good read,
and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from Commondreams.org?
It's because they do an excellent job of allowing truth to be authority,
rather than like FOX, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And like Alternet, DemocracyNow!, Truthdig, et al, the "Comments" section
is quite often as enlightening as the article’s themselves, sometimes even more so.



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Monday, March 11, 2013

Best Article of the Month.

Three Democratic Myths Used to Demean the Paul Filibuster
by Glenn Greenwald - March 10, 2013


“For the first time since the 9/11 attack, even lowly cable news shows were forced -
by the Paul filibuster - to extensively discuss the government's extremist theories of
power and to debate the need for checks and limits.

All of this put Democrats - who spent eight years flamboyantly pretending to be
champions of due process and opponents of mass secrecy and executive power
abuses - in a very uncomfortable position.”

by Jim Morin

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As always with Commondreams.org, this article is a damn good read,
and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from Commondreams.org?
It's because they do an excellent job of allowing truth to be authority,
rather than like FOX, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And like Alternet, DemocracyNow!, Truthdig, et al, the "Comments" section
is quite often as enlightening as the article’s themselves, sometimes even more so.



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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Best Article (comments) this Year.

Has America Become an Authoritarian State?
by Henry A. Giroux - January 25, 2013


“This theft of language, this technique of usurping words and deploying them like weapons, of using them to mask intent and to mean exactly the opposite of what they have traditionally meant, has been one of the most brilliant strategic victories of the czars of the new dispensation. It has allowed them to marginalize their detractors, deprive them of a language to voice their critique and dismiss them as being "anti-progress," "anti-development," "anti-reform," and of course "anti-national" - negativists of the worst sort. To reclaim these stolen words requires explanations that are too tedious for a world with a short attention span, and too expensive in an era when Free Speech has become unaffordable for the poor. This language heist may prove to be the keystone of our undoing.”


by Joel Pett

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As always with Truthdig, this article is a damn good read,
and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from Alternet.org/Truthout.org
It's because they do an excellent job of allowing truth to be authority,
rather than like FOX, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And like Commondreams, Crooks & Liars, DemocracyNow!, et al, the "Comments" section
is quite often as enlightening as the article’s themselves, sometimes even more so.



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Saturday, December 08, 2012

No Comment Needed. . .

by David Fitzsimmons

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Sometimes, an editorial cartoonist just nails it.

Well said Mr. Fitzsimmons.


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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Best Article of The Week.

The National Museum of Industrial Homicide
Debtpocalypse and the Hollowing Out of America
by Steve Fraser - December 2, 2012

“Depending on who wins out in Washington, we’re told, we will either free fall over the fiscal cliff or take a terrifying slide to the pit at the bottom.  Grim as these scenarios might seem, there is something confected about the mise-en-scène, like an un-fun Playland.  After all, there is no fiscal cliff, or at least there was none -- until the two parties built it.”


by Monte Wolverton

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As always with TomDispatch.com, this article is a damn good read, and an
excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.  Have you noticed
how many articles I link from TomDispatch.com?  It's because they do an
excellent job of allowing truth to be authority, rather than like FOX,
where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And at sites like Alternet, Commondreams, Democracy Now!, et al, the "Comments"
section is quite often as enlightening as the article itself, sometimes even more so.



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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Best Article of the Month.

Stand Still for the Apocalypse
by Chris Hedges - November 26, 2012


“The political and corporate elites in the industrialized world continue, in spite of overwhelming scientific data, to place short-term corporate profit and expediency before the protection of human life and the ecosystem.  The fossil fuel industry is permitted to determine our relationship to the natural world, dooming future generations.  Carbon dioxide (CO2), the main greenhouse gas, increased from its pre-industrial concentration of about 278 parts per million (ppm) to more than 391 ppm in September 2012, with the rate of rise now at 1.8 ppm per year.  We have already passed the tipping point of 350 ppm; above that level, life as we have known it cannot be sustained.  The CO2 concentration is higher now than at any time in the last 15 million years.  The emissions of CO2, currently about 35 billion metric tons per year, are projected to climb to 41 billion metric tons per year by 2020.”


by Pat Bagley

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As always with Truthdig, this article is a damn good read,
and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from Truthdig.com?
It's because they do an excellent job of allowing truth to be authority,
rather than like FOX, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And like Commondreams, Alternet, DemocracyNow!, et al, the "Comments" section
is quite often as enlightening as the article’s themselves, sometimes even more so.



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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Ummm. . .

Just a Simple Quote.
by Dennis Kucinich - 11/21/12 - Re: Our use of drones


“The question is not whether the technology is moral or not
but if we are moral, because we are using it.”


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Nothing else today - Oh wait... (To fellow American citizens) Happy T-Day.


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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Best Article of the Month. . .

No Conspiracy Theory -- A Small Group of Companies
Have Enormous Power Over the World

by Andrew Gavin Marshall - October 31, 2012

“A major scientific study identified a number of companies with
outsized control over a huge portion of the earth's economy.”

by Pat Bagley

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As always with AlterNet, this article is a damn good read,
and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from Alternet.org?
It's because they do an excellent job of allowing truth to be authority,
rather than like FOX, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And like Commondreams, et al, the "Comments" section is quite often
as enlightening as the article itself, sometimes even more so.



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Monday, October 22, 2012

No Comment Needed. . .

by Jeff Danziger

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Sometimes, an editorial cartoonist just nails it.

Well said Mr. Danziger.


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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Best Article of the Month...

Defeat Romney, Without Illusions about Obama
by Daniel Ellsberg - October 18, 2012

“...a Romney/Ryan administration would be no better [than an Obama/Biden adminastration] -- no different -- on any of the serious offenses I just mentioned or anything else, and it would be much worse, even catastrophically worse, on a number of other important issues: attacking Iran, Supreme Court appointments, the economy, women’s reproductive rights, health coverage, safety net, climate change, green energy, the environment.

I told him: “I don’t ‘support Obama.’ I oppose the current Republican Party.”


by Lee Judge

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As always with AlterNet, this article is a damn good read,
and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from Commondreams.org?
It's because they do an excellent job of allowing truth to be authority,
rather than like FOX, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And like Alternet, et al, the "Comments" section is quite often
as enlightening as the article itself, sometimes even more so.



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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Best Article Of The Week...

Living in “The Greatest Nation on Earth”
by Tom Engelhardt - September 11, 2012

“I hope you know that, on the 11th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, you live in a country so exceptional it’s blessed by God; that, in fact, it’s -- no point in pulling punches -- “the greatest nation on earth.”” . . .

by Joel Pett

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As always with CommonDreams.org, this article is a damn good read,
and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from Commondreams.org?
It's because they do an excellent job of allowing truth to be authority,
rather than like FOX, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And like Alternet, et al, the "Comments" section is quite often
as enlightening as the article itself, sometimes even more so.



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Friday, August 31, 2012

Best Article Of The Last Month.

We Are Writing the Epilogue to the World We Knew
by John Atcheson - August 31, 2012

“Hyperbole? Let’s look at the facts.
Arctic sea ice hits lowest extent ever measured (and it’s still melting) – check.

Hottest winter, spring, summer, year, decade ever measured – check.

Most extensive drought in 50 fifty years, and getting worse – check.

Worst floods in recorded history – check.

Hottest seas in eons – check.

Most acidic oceans ever measured – check.

Most greenhouse gasses released in a single year – check.

Highest sea levels since Pleistocene – check.

Most permafrost melted (with record releases of methane) ever measured – check.

Massive crop failures and record high food prices – check.

Most severe weather events ever recorded – check.”

by Jim Morin

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As always with AlterNet, this article is a damn good read,
and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from Commondreams.org?
It's because they do an excellent job of allowing truth to be authority,
rather than like FOX, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And like Alternet, et al, the "Comments" section is quite often
as enlightening as the article itself, sometimes even more so.



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Friday, August 10, 2012

Best Article Of The Last Month.

We May Be in for a Movie-like Apocalyptic Event:
Hunger Games for Real

by Michael T. Klare - August 7, 2012

“This, however, is just the beginning of the likely consequences: if history is any guide, rising food prices of this sort will also lead to widespread social unrest and violent conflict.”

by Lee Judge

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As always with AlterNet, this article is a damn good read,
and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from AlterNet?
It's because they do an excellent job of allowing truth to be authority,
rather than like FOX, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And like CommonDreams, et al, the "Comments" section is quite often
as enlightening as the article itself, sometimes even more so.



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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Best Article Of The Last Month.

Noam Chomsky On. . .
The Shredding of Our Fundamental Rights and the Common Good

by Noam Chomsky - July 10, 2012

“The Magna Carta --
The charter of every self-respecting man -
Is being dismantled in front of our eyes.”

by Joel Pett

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As always with AlterNet, this article is a damn good read,
and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from AlterNet?
It's because they do an excellent job of allowing truth to be authority,
rather than like FOX, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And like CommonDreams, et al, the "Comments" section is quite often
as enlightening as the article itself, sometimes even more so.



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Friday, June 29, 2012

Best Article Of The Week...

Conservative Southern Values Revived:
by Sara Robinson - June 28, 2012

“How a Brutal Strain of American Aristocrats Have Come to Rule America”
“It’s been said that the rich are different than you and me.  What most Americans don’t
know is that they’re also quite different from each other, and that which faction is currently
running the show ultimately makes a vast difference in the kind of country we are.

Right now, a lot of our problems stem directly from the fact that the wrong sort has finally
gotten the upper hand; a particularly brutal and anti-democratic strain of American aristo-
crat that the other elites have mostly managed to keep away from the levers of power since
the Revolution.  Worse: this bunch has set a very ugly tone that’s corrupted how people with
power and money behave in every corner of our culture.  Here’s what happened, and how it
happened, and what it means for America now.”

by Jim Morin

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As always with AlterNet, this article is a damn good read,
and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from AlterNet?
It's because they do an excellent job of allowing truth to be authority,
rather than like FOX, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And like CommonDreams, et al, the "Comments" section is quite often
as enlightening as the article itself, sometimes even more so.



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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Best Article Of The Week...

Dark Ages Redux:
by John Atcheson - June 18, 2012

“American Politics and the End of the Enlightenment.”
“We are witnessing an epochal shift in our socio-political world.  We are de-evolving, hurtling headlong into a past that was defined by serfs and lords; by necromancy and superstition; by policies based on fiat, not facts.”

by Clay Bennett

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As always with Commondreams, this article a damn good read,
and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from Commondreams?
It's because they do an excellent job of allowing truth to be authority,
rather than like FOX, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And like Alternet, et al, the "Comments" section is quite often
as enlightening as the article itself, sometimes even more so.



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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Best Article Of The Last Month.

The Truth About Religion in America:
by Kerry Walters - June 15, 2012

“The Founders Loathed Superstition and We Were Never a Christian Nation.”
“One counterfeit idea that circulates with frustrating stubbornness is the claim that America was
founded as a Christian nation.  It’s one of the Christian Right’s mantras and a favorite talking point
for televangelists, religious bloggers, born-again authors and lobbyists, and pulpit preachers.”

by David Fitzsimmons

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As always with Alternet, this article is a damn good read,
and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from Alternet?
It's because they do an excellent job of allowing truth to be authority,
rather than like FOX, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.



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Friday, May 18, 2012

Just A Quote. . .


The following quote is by Joe Conason at Truthdig.com”.
It pretty much states the GOP’s current hypocracy.


“Across America—and particularly in the red states that have rejected gay marriage—divorce rates are continually rising, along with teen pregnancies, out-of-wedlock births and single motherhood (which somehow afflict gay-friendly blue states far less).  Gay rights obviously isn’t the cause of marital strife and separation in those places where hostility to same-sex relationships is considered a religious duty.”

[The linked article is the source of the quote, and is very important to understand.]


by Lee Judge

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I know that this article is a statement of what is ‘good old USA’ reality.



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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Why Do You Keep Allowing?

“Last Call at the Oasis”
by Tara Lohan - May 11, 2012


“There are 1,200 Superfund sites the EPA can’t deal with, the government won’t save you.

For all our clean water laws, we aren’t very good at enforcement.  From 2004 to 2005 an investigation found that the Clean Water Act was violated more than half a million times.  It’s not just industry, but pesticides like atrazine, which we learn can be detected in the rain water in Minnesota when it’s being applied in Kansas.  In Michigan we see another awful side to Big Ag, the liquid waste from factory “farming,” known as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.  These CAFOs threaten drinking water with chemicals, antibiotics and growth hormones.”

[The linked article is the source of the quote.]


by Tom Toles

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As always with Alternet, this article is a damn good read,
and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from Alternet?
It's because they do an excellent job of allowing truth to be authority,
rather than like FOX, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.



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Monday, May 14, 2012

Excellent Quote. . .

“How Our Demented Capitalist System Made America Insane”
by Chris Hedges - April 30, 2012


“When civilizations start to die they go insane.  Let the ice sheets in the Arctic melt.  Let the temperatures rise.  Let the air, soil and water be poisoned.  Let the forests die.  Let the seas be emptied of life.  Let one useless war after another be waged.  Let the masses be thrust into extreme poverty and left without jobs while the elites, drunk on hedonism, accumulate vast fortunes through exploitation, speculation, fraud and theft.  Reality, at the end, gets unplugged.  We live in an age when news consists of Snooki’s pregnancy, Hulk Hogan’s sex tape and Kim Kardashian’s denial that she is the naked woman cooking eggs in a photo circulating on the internet.”

[The linked article is the source of the quote.]


by Jim Morin

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As always with Chris Hedges, this article is a damn good read,
and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.



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