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Mick Wallace MEP Condemns EU Complicity in War Crimes (2:16)

I’d first been introduced to him at the Tehran Times while searching for updates just ahead of the first anniversary of the Jan. 3, 2020 US assassination of Iranian Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani.

‘We love human rights when we can Kick China, Iran’s, says MEP’, December 22, 2020, (w/ video 1:28)

Election Fraud Lies: Georgia Election Data Shows 17,650 Votes Switched From Trump to Biden

This Election Fraud Lie uses the same type of flawed analysis of time-stamped election result feeds as the Virginia "switch" and other phony claims did. This particular form of "analysis" is very popular with Election Truthers because it can be couched in "scientific" terms and fed through the rightwing lie multiplier of far-right blogs even though it's based on a fundamental misunderstanding of election data feeds.

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Wealth Not Health

The US health system operates for profit. As a result, the US COVID response has been an utter failure. The goal has been ever more profit, not preventing the spread of the virus and protecting people. From selling and exporting record amounts PPE last winter while telling citizens they don't need masks to insisting on developing our own test (for big pharmas sake) delaying testing in the US for months. By contrast Thailand ginned up their tests within hours, and now have a rapid test. US lockdowns were started too late to be really effective and the rapid re-opening once profits were impacted expanded the spread. However, what bothers me the most is the lack of simple preventative recommendations like taking vitamin D.

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Neoliberalism, Adam Smith, Bill Gates

I was reading Cassiodorus most excellent post this morning on Neoliberalism, but I have to admit, talking / thinking about Neoliberalism so soon in the new year, I would equate to having a serious new years hang over, and not the kind of "happy new year" I was hoping for. It's not even Monday yet, Dammit!

Monday is the Day for the decision in the Julian Assange case

Let's talk about neoliberalism some more.

Happy new year everyone! Okay, now that that's over, I think we ought to begin 2021 through renewed opposition to the school of thought, policy, and action that has dominated the scene at all levels for the past forty years. I am referring, of course, to neoliberalism.

The discussion re-announced itself with a revealed interview with one of those Big Men on Campus with Joe Biden's ear. I am referring, of course, to Larry Summers.

RANDOMLY FROM THE RADICAL MARGIN : MEMORiZING BODY COUNTS, NORMALIZING INSANITY

2020 has ended swiftly, but there was no magical porthole through which we could saunter into this “new age of Aquarius”—into a land of sustenance without suffering, as the bell tolled ushering January 1, 2021. Many of us were fortunate to view the crossing of Saturn and Jupiter as they continued around the sun on their designated paths, unconcerned about our global destiny as we face this curse of a nature that is alive in its bounty but equally so in its cruelty.

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