Episode 6 continues the complete disappearence of the CIA from Viet Nam. There is also an almost complete minimization of the technological advantage the US had, via "electronic battlefield" programs, such as Arc Light B-52 strikes. To hear Mr. Burns's version it was merely our guys with machine guns and artillery and ordinary close air support versus VC/NVA guys with their machine guns and artillery and anti-aircraft guns.
Grass Lakes, MI parents have a problem with transgender people.
History is Written by the Victors
... the microbes will have the last word
... the microbes will have the last word
Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.
Napoleon once said, "What is history, but a fable agreed upon?”
(paraphrasing ~François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire (1694–1778), "Jeannot et Colin”)
People are trapped in history, and history is trapped in them.
James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son
“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”
― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
The obscurest epoch is today.
Robert Louis Stevenson, Across the Plains
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by Ian Welsh
So, we have had a right-wing coup in Brazil. In Venezuela, the left still controls the Presidency, but has lost control of parliament. In Argentina, the right has won the election.
I've been missing the friendly confines of c99 for a while. As usual, wonderful, thoughtful essays have been consistently posted since my last visit. Now if you expect thoughtful from a reptile, think again. I left my swamp a few weeks ago to visit my sister Alice in Southern Florida. But, damn, this Harvey guy was the biggest blowhard I've ever come across outside of DJ Trump and HRC (aka HerM).
"All I know is that first you’ve got to get mad. (shouting) You’ve got to say: ‘I’m a human being, god-dammit! My life has value!"
Prior to Little Hands Dictator Trump's unbearably chickenshit speech at the United Fraud, the Wall Street, I said WALL STREET, Journal made a proposal to solve the North Korea manufactured "crisis".
Hey, happy saturday !
This video was suggested by Mathew Hoh, who I will feature below.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The Divine in the Resistance
A Cleveland woman was nearly attacked because she refused to expose herself to prove she was not transgender.
The woman was talking with friends at a bar when a young lady walked up to her.
No, I am not sure. They say you are a man.
--the young lady
The stranger asked the woman to reveal her genitals.
Two transgender, non-binary students in South Glenn Falls, NY were kicked off a school bus on Wednesday, just because they wanted to sit on the "boys side of the bus."
WTF???? Yes, You read that correctly...as did I.
Here's the new news.
McCain to oppose Graham-Cassidy, likely sinking Obamacare repeal
When the Dems had it in 2009, even with their wheeling dealing (see Cornhusker Kickback) They still somehow jammed ACA through.
Remember these headlines from the spring?
Donald Trump, President of the United States Empire, responsible for wars and abject poverty across the planet, in his U.N. speech on September, 19, 2017.
“When decent people and nations become bystanders to history, the forces of destruction only gather power and strength.”
Just in case the world doesn't end tomorrow, September 23, 2017, something big still might happen.
-Nuclear war is imminent
North Korea is playing the Long Game and has scored a significant victory against the US. Trump is ill suited to be running US foreign policy at this time. Any competent leader would understand the situation and negotiate a face-saving long term treaty for peace on the Korean peninsula. Instead, Trump is blustering and threatening and in the long run will have to declare bankruptcy, screw his creditors and claim victory... as usual.
Russia warns US it will strike back if militia attacks in Syria don’t end
Moscow has warned the US that if militias it supports in northeast Syria again attack positions of pro-government forces backed by Russia, the Russian military will use all its force to retaliate.
The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the Office of Attorney General Tim Fox (R) to rewrite language for the ballot statement and fiscal note associated with an anti-transgender ballot initiative that voters will decide on during the 2018 election.
Transgender people are often referred to as mentally ill. People who do that will no doubt point to the suicide attempt rate in support of their assertion.
If you haven't seen it yet, you won't believe it: