Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hope . . . ?

Finally - Some Hope - ?
by Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet - Dec. 12, 2017

Finally!  A significant win against the insane alt-right of "our" nation.  I admit it gives me some hope.  But - The fact that a fired judge, a child-molester, a "God-first-over-Law religious loon only lost by less than 2%. . . Is just a bit more than horrifying, and reason for the sane among us to be very-very worried that the fast sliding of the nation into a manipulated corporate authoritarian oligarchy is still happening - The tax-cut benefiting only the oligarchy, the all Obama judges blocked but over 100 Trump judges seated (so far), the Citizens United decision of 2010 giving the corporate citizen far more political power than the human citizen, Trump is still the president, Pence, (a Dominionist God-over-law dangerous religious loon,) is still the vice-president, Sessions, (a proven and documented extreme bigot,) is still running the office of Attorney General, the same generals that have been purposely losing-for-profits are still directing "our" corporate wars all over the globe, the insane military budget just keeps growing, our rankings in health-care, infrastructure maintenance, social safety net, our students actual knowledge levels, infant mortality, longevity, Fox Propaganda is still allowed to refer to itself as "News", et al...  Are all still being allowed to get worse, in some areas much worse, compared to our planet's other nations.

- - -  A significant win, yes, but it is far from being over  - - -  I just hope we haven't lost already - - -


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As always with Alternet.org, this article; Alabama Stunner: Democrat Doug Jones Defeats
Right-Wing Extremist Roy Moore in Photo Finish
, is a damn good read, and an excellent
perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

(You should also go to Fox's website just to read how blatantly they lie to their viewers.)

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 both FOX and MSM, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.


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Sunday, October 08, 2017

Not That It Matters, But. . .

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 Silencing of Dissent
(How it's done, and why currently.)

The Abuses of History
(Some use facts to tell truths, however unpleasant.)

China's Oil Production About to Peak
(That's a very big deal.)

"The Very Rich Will Benefit"
(Trump's tax plan makes it clear.)

Colin Kaepernick's Long Victory
(To protest racist police violence.)

The Journalist and the Fixer
(Who Makes the Story Possible?)

by Matt Wuerker

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




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Saturday, October 07, 2017

Another 'Nailed It'...

FOX News. . . Truth is an ugly task-master.
by Karoli Kuns - Oct. 7, 2017


by Clay Bennett
In every single study of viewer's knowledge of political reality, FOX's viewers have been consistently shown to be less knowledgeable than even those who don't watch or read any news or politics.  The only way this could be true, that those who don't watch/read any news have a better understanding of political reality, is if the FOX viewers are being purposely and consistently lied to.  There is no other explanation for this reality.  This has been well documented for decades now, it's not a secret, and yet we Americans have allowed it all to continue to this day.

Wars for corporate profits, not liberty/freedom - Environmental laws passed to only protect corporate profits, not the environment - Regulatory laws shredded, not because of over-regulation, but rather to protect only the corporations' profits - Corporations given more regulatory protections than even humans - The continual growing power of the MIC's power and control of our nation's budget to a point that has become, in reality, a sci-fi dystopian obscene horror - All of this, and so much more, has all been allowed - Allowed - By all of us.

None of it is secret, none of it was hidden conspiracy, it's not like we all didn't know it was/is happening, all the way back to Gen. Smedley Butler, (the most highly decorated solider in American history,) who, in 1935, during his famous "War is a racket" speech and book, said, "The corporations no longer follow the flag, the flag now follows the corporations."  We Americans, all of us, in sober reality, deserve what is going to be the final reality of our purposely destroyed Democracy, but the planet, the flora and fauna, and all the other peoples of the other nations of the planet. . . do not deserve it.

We Americans, left, right, center, the apathetic non-involved, are all guilty for not really fighting back - As of yet we are not in the streets, en mass, we are not making the real sacrifices that are necessary to stop the oligarchical corporate fascist take-over and destruction of our Constitutional Democracy.

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As always with crooksandliars.com, this article; FOX News... Truth is an ugly task-master.,
is a damn good read, and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality. 

[Click Here For Just One Example.]

(You should go to Fox's website just to read how they lie to their viewers.)

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


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Thursday, October 05, 2017

As Time Goes By...

There Is No "Correct" Time?
by Mark Fiore - Oct. 5, 2017


by Mark Fiore

"As Time Goes By"  A Mark Fiore Video  (Click on the image or the link.).


Sometimes, a cartoonist says so much with a simple illustrated point of view.
And an author sometimes summarizes it just as perfectly.

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As always with Truthdig.com, this article; As Time Goes By,
is a damn good video, and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.
(You should go to Fox's website just to read how they lie to their viewers.)

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/MSM, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.


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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Most Honest POV This Year...

The Silencing of Dissent
by Chris Hedges - Sept. 17, 2017


by Mr. Fish
Sometimes, a cartoonist says so much with a simple illustrated point of view.
And an author sometimes summarizes it just as perfectly.

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As always with Truthdig.com, this article; The Silencing of Dissent,
is a damn good read, and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.
(You should go to Fox's website just to read how they lie to their viewers.)

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/MSM, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.


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Friday, February 03, 2017

Nailed It, Perfectly. . .

Worse Than We Imagined: Trump’s Mission Creep Takes Giant Leap Forward
by Bill Moyers - Feb. 3, 2017


by Clay Bennett
Sometimes, a cartoonist says so much with a simple single word and scene.
And an author sometimes summarizes it just as perfectly.

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As always with Commondreams.org, this article; Worse Than We Imagined: Trump’s Mission Creep Takes Giant Leap Forward,
is a damn good read, and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.
(You should go to Fox's website just to read how they lie to their viewers.)

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/MSM, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.


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Friday, November 11, 2016

Okay, Let's See. . .

A GOP Executive, a GOP House, a GOP Senate, and very soon a GOP Judicial
Check, check, check, and double-check.

by This Old Hippie - Nov. 11, 2016


by Joe Heller
Now tell me how it's not really, finally, over for Democracy in America?
Have you seen who is seriously considering for his cabinet?

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As always with Commondreams.org, this article; The Cabinet from Hell,
is a damn good read, and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.
(You should go to Fox's website just to read how they lie to their viewers.)

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/MSM, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.


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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

And Then It Got Even Worst...

America Has Done What Seemed Insane.
Donald Trump Is The New President.

by Huffington Post - Nov. 9, 2016


by Huffington Post
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Sometimes, even Huffington Post has an article worth reading; "WTF" just can't cover this. . .

So - now know -
It is going to get far-far worse very fast here within our shared Pax Americana reality.
Have you noticed how few articles I link from Huffington Post?
  There is a reason for that.


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Entertainment Industrial Complex

Seriously - Once Again, Enough Said?
by Pat Bagley - Sept. 27, 2016


by Pat Bagley
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As always with Alternet.org, this article; Hillary Clinton Pounces on a Very Flustered
Donald Trump in the First Debate
, is a damn good read, and an excellent perspective
of our shared Pax Americana reality.  (You should also go to Fox's website just to
read how blatantly they lie to their viewers.)

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/MSM, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.


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Monday, September 19, 2016

More Than 'Says It All'. . .

Seriously - Enough Said?
by Adam Zygus - Sept. 19, 2016


by Adam Zygus
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As always with truth-out.org, this article (toon); "It" seems to be happening more and more, in more and more communities across the 'good old U.S. of A.

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


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Monday, September 12, 2016

Best Comment This Year...

A Comment I Could Have Written Myself.
by Kimberly Krautter The Anti-Coulter. A Southern Fried Iconoclast and Cultural Omnivore. - 9/11, 2016

A very dear friend took quite personally my Facebook post about being bigoted against bigots and pointing the finger at those who “support, appease, and apologize for” a bigot named Donald Trump who is running for Pres- ident of the United States. I made that post after watching an avalanche of whiny posts by those whose feelings
were hurt by Hillary Clinton’s remarks describing half of Trump’s supporters as a “basket of deplorables.”

Of course these are the same people whose Facebook and Twitter feeds are replete with written and photographic expressions of the most vile epithets and threats directed at both Hillary Clinton and our current President com- bined with the most egregiously xenophobic jingoism I’ve ever seen publicly expressed. Oh, it was expressed, but before the Trump candidacy, it was never given permission beyond the kitchen or poker tables.

So what is a “bigot,” really? And why would I admit to being one? According to Merriam-Webster, the full def- inition of a bigot is, “a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially: (M-W’s emphasis) one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred or intolerance.”

I am well known for having a wide open social media presence that invites people from all points along the political spectrum to participate in open, respectful debate. I think echo chambers are lazy and boring. I did not make the statement that offended my friend on anyone’s wall but my own. It was neither a direct comment nor a call out of anyone in particular. If one chooses to take it personally, one needs to examine why.

Yes, my statement and its reiteration here is strident. There simply is no logical nor emotional nor business sense behind anyone’s support for Trump. He is an unabashed bigot. That alone makes him unsupportable.

Why anyone would align themselves and appease such ghastly behavior is also unsupportable. It is simply indefensible.

Besides this, Trump is an utterly failed businessman. The data points on this are clear and do not bear recitation. I have been a marketing and public relations consultant to top executives for two decades. I can tell you that no one at the helm of a successful enterprise has any time for frivolous media interactions much less an interest in produc- ing a bad reality TV show that does nothing to secure the brand equity of the executive or enterprise among key stakeholders.

Furthermore, Trump is unstudied on the most fundamental issues of our day, and he has zero interest in doing the most basic personal study to become briefed on those issues. This is why the most respected conservative leaders
are either mum, disavowing him, or outright endorsing Hillary Clinton for President.

He never does anything truly charitable. Every single thing he has done in this vein (if it is of any remarkable level to compare with the station of those with whom he boasts he is a peer), has been with other people’s money or has been a complete dodge. Anything else has been a pittance and smacks of a token gesture.

The only people he admires and wishes to pattern his life and leadership after are authoritarian dictators. He has surrounded himself with campaign operatives who are scum sucking propagandists and advisors to the worst Afri- can, Middle East, and Russian dictators, oligarchs, and illegal arms dealers to Islamic terrorists, and this is just the stuff we know of.

For a man who claims to be for the working stiff, not only does he routinely stiff the small business owners he hires ―- because he can ―- he also hires very few American workers, rather he manipulates the H1B visa law to hire foreign workers to wait tables and manage his few domestic resorts still in operation while he ships all of his manufacturing to foreign countries like Mexico and China.

So, yes, I am proudly, obstinately and intolerantly devoted to my opinion that anyone who supports Donald Trump for president of the United States is one who supports his oft-stated disregard for, treatment of, and prejudices of people ― even American citizens ― who do not share his ethnic, gender and socio-economic status, and because he demonstrates overt and covert hatred and intolerance for them, and because he foments hate and violence against those people by his followers.

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As always with Huffington Post.com, the article; Yep, I'm Bigoted Against...,
is a damn good read, and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

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

And like Alternet, Truth-out, Truthdig, Democracy Now!, et al, the “Comments” section is
quite often as enlightening as the article’s themselves - Sometimes even more so.


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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Finally. . .

The 1st Good News I've Had In Years.
by Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet, March 8, 2016


There just may be hope after all.

by Nick Anderson

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As always with Alternet.org, the article; Sanders Tops Clinton...,
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/MSM, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And like Truth-out, Truthdig, Democracy Now!, et al, the “Comments” section is
quite often as enlightening as the article’s themselves - Sometimes even more so.


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Saturday, April 25, 2015

A Lie. . .

Everyone Knows It, Few Acknowledge It.
by Mogul - April 24, 2015


Why do so many still deny it?

by Mogul

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"Mogul" steet artists do an excellent job of allowing truth to be authority, rather
than like FOX/MSM, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.


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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Just A Bit More Proof that... It. Is. Over.

The Richest 0.01 Percent...
by Stephen Wolf/DailyKos - April 20, 2015


Give it time to absorb into your brain.
Once it has, I assume you will understand
the horror that this reality implies.

by Crowdpac

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As always with Alternet.org, the article; The Richest 0.01%...,
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/MSM, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And like Truth-out, Truthdig, Democracy Now!, et al, the “Comments” section is
quite often as enlightening as the article’s themselves - Sometimes even more so.


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Still Don't Think... 'It. Is. Over.'?

The Illusion of Choice
by MintPress News - March 23, 2015


Seriously, You're actually going to sit there and still say; "It is not over."  Really?!?

by MintPress News

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As always with CrooksandLiars.com, the article; The Illusion of Choice, is a damn
good display of reality, and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana horror.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from CrooksandLiars.com?
It's because they do 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, Democracy Now!, et al, the “Comments” section is
quite often as enlightening as the article’s themselves - Sometimes even more so.


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

It. Is. Definitely. Over.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
by Quincy Saul - March 23, 2015


But in the ancient Greek, apocalypse and revelation are the same word.  What is
the tipping point between the end of the world and the beginning of the world?

by Greg Perry

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As always with Truth-Out.org, the article; The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,
is a damn good read, and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

Have you noticed how many articles I link from Truth-Out.org?
It's because they do 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, Democracy Now!, et al, the “Comments” section is
quite often as enlightening as the article’s themselves - Sometimes even more so.


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Sunday, November 16, 2014

36.6% - That's All - 36.6%

Only 36.6% of eligible American voters actually voted in this just finished 2014 Mid-Term election - Which means. . .

Every 'winner' was elected by as little as 18.4% of the people.
- - - 18.4% - - -
And some say that it is not over.  It.  Is.  Over.

by This Old Hippie - November 16, 2014


This just finished 2014 mid-term election has proven. . .  It.  Is.  Definitely.  Over.

by Taylor Jones
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As always with truth-out.org, this article; “We Were Scammed - but Won't Be Forever”, is a
damn good read, and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

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


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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Low Information Nation

The United States of Low Information Truthiness.
by Jen Sorensen - November 11, 2014


by Jen Sorensen
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As always with truth-out.org, this article (toon); “Low Information Nation”, is a
damn good POV, and an excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality.

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


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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Told You...

The United States of America Democracy Officially No Longer Exist.
by This Old Hippie - November 5, 2014


This just finished 2014 mid-term election has proven. . .  It.  Is.  Definitely.  Over.
by Larry Wright
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As always with tomdispatch.com, this article; “The Pressure to Escalate”, 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/MSM, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.


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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

It. Is. Definitely. Over.

The United States of America Democracy Officially No Longer Exist.
by This Old Hippie - May 6, 2014


The Supreme Court just ruled that an upstate New York town’s practice of opening government meetings with sectarian prayers does not violate the constitutional protection that separates church and state.  Therefore ending what the Founder’s largely based our Democracy on.

The U.S. Supreme Court decision to refuse to hear the Hedges, et al, case concerning Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which permits the military to seize U.S. citizens and hold them indefinitely in military detention centers without due process, means that this provision will continue to be law.  It means the nation has entered a post-constitutional era. It means that extraordinary rendition of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil by our government is legal.  It means that the courts, like the legislative and executive branches of government, exclusively serve corporate power—one of the core definitions of fascism.  It means that the internal mechanisms of state are so corrupted and subservient to corporate power that there is no hope of reform or protection for citizens under our most basic constitutional rights.  It means that the consent of the governed—a poll by OpenCongress.com showed that this provision had a 98 percent disapproval rating—is a cruel joke.

These two rulings, (not to mention money-is-free-speech, free-speech-zones, corporations have more rights and protections than actual humans, only the children of the very wealthy can afford to go to college, the largest prison population in actual numbers and percentage of population in all of written history, the largest wealth gap in history, etc, etc, etc,) have officially ended government of, by, and for the people, and has forcefully legitimatized the fact that we are now an oligarchical/plutocratic fascist totalitarian corporately ruled state.

by Matt Bors
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As always with CommonDreams.org, these two articles; [1], and [2], are damn
good reads, 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/MSM, where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.

And like Alternet, Truthdig, Democracy Now!, et al, the “Comments” section is
quite often as enlightening as the article’s themselves - Sometimes even more so.


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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 story 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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