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"It Was Eight Years Ago Today, Occupy Taught Us How To Think"

Greetings C99 family. Haven’t been around in a while, but that’s too long to get into now.

This is gonna be quick, but the date kind of commands something is published. Not much for anniversaries myself but as I sat for breakfast with the little ones this morning WBAI had a segment on in which they were talking to people about OWS. Sept 17th, why of course! (I can hardly keep track of what day of the week it is anymore, let alone the date).

more on the bombing of the Saudi aramco oil processing field

This image provided on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, by the U.S. government and DigitalGlobe and annotated by the source, shows damage to the infrastructure at Saudi Aramco’s Abaqaiq oil processing facility in Buqyaq, Saudi Arabia. (click for larger)

Given that gjonsit’s thread from Sept. 15 is still continuing, it may not be necessary to put this up, but I thought I could add a few bits, and you’ll add more.  Needless to say, Iran is getting all the evidence-free blame, Houthi claims of being the authors of the swarm of precision hits notwithstanding, nor are other possibilities. 

DNC releases slowly acting viral process for which there is no cure--ExiTULSI

Medical convention is that the disease discoverer has the absolute right to name an illness after him or her or their selves. Thus, having discovered a new virus, which has been hiding in plain sight, it should be prudent to describe to those who may yet be contaminated by Clintonian Concepts its method of disease including epidemiology (i.e., how it spreads), nature of disruptive agent (e.g., what type of critter is it), and how it develops over time (pathophysiology).

Kim Iverson's response to allegations that Tulsi is not progressive

I was thinking of using Kim Iversen’s recent video on political positions as a comment for Not Henry Kissinger’s essay on "The Democratic TriParty (Part 1: The Players)." But since his essay is the first of several parts on a more specific topic, this might be too far OT, so I’ve decided to present it on its own. Kim’s video offers some necessary definitions with which we may or may not agree, along with a rational defense of Tulsi’s inherent progressivism.

The Democratic TriParty (Part 1: The Players)

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Most of us are used to thinking about the current power dynamic within the Democratic Party in binary terms: Progressive vs Establishment.

Yet in the Byzantine world of big party politics, a dual-faction, 'us vs them' paradigm does a poor job of explaining the reasons for the endless shifting alliances and seemingly contradictory rhetoric of many Democrats.

I argue that instead of two, there are actually three major centers of influence within the Democratic party, and that recognizing the similarities and differences between them is essential to understanding the struggle for control.

The Weekly Watch

The Game is Rigged

I tried to watch a bit of the debate this week. I thought the part I saw was a farce. Rigged from the start by cherry picking polls to make sure Tulsi wasn't there. Asking gotcha questions instead opting for substance. The moderators doing their best to slam Bernie. Bye-done bumbling through his incoherent answers as the DNC PTB shove him down our throats like they did the $hill in 2016. But it isn't just the political arena, the rigged game extends deep into almost every avenue of our society... voting, economics, military conquest, environmental collapse, and so on. And almost everybody knows.