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  • Reply to: Jimmy Dore on Joe Rogan   1 hour 44 min ago

    comedian would be the one to turn back the Oligarchy tsunami? Or at least make the attempt.

  • Reply to: Midnight Special - Beating Around the Bush Edition   2 hours 58 min ago

    For the people who believe that we can vote our way out of this mess, we have to make them see that no one's economic policies can be achieved as long as we're spending more than half our budget on the military. Medicare for all, free colleges or any of the other issues people are running on will be passed until the military budget becomes more sane.

    I tried doing that when Bernie was running only to be told that his FP wasn't as insane as Her's was. That wasn't the right answer. Look at how many times we tried telling people about Obama's expansion of the war of terror. We all remember how that went over. "Drones save our troop's lives, etc."

    Is it because they're afraid? Is it because they simply don't know the truth? Is it because they actually support having a military Empire?

    Good questions....

  • Reply to: Guess who else is a Putin Puppet? Bernie and Jill   4 hours 10 min ago

    @MrWebster

    And they call us nuts, Russian bots and other names.

    (waves hello)

    Bye

    Hey guys, you're being played.

  • Reply to: Guess who else is a Putin Puppet? Bernie and Jill   4 hours 20 min ago

    @Mike Taylor

    In addition to using Correct the Record to have hired people going on to websites and inputting what they had been told to what she did with the DNC by controlling where the money went.

    It was illegal for one candidate to have total control over the organization that was in charge of the primary.

    Gary described the party as fully under the control of Hillary’s campaign, which seemed to confirm the suspicions of the Bernie camp. The campaign had the DNC on life support, giving it money every month to meet its basic expenses, while the campaign was using the party as a fund-raising clearinghouse.

    This is basically money laundering.

    Individuals who had maxed out their $2,700 contribution limit to the campaign could write an additional check for $353,400 to the Hillary Victory Fund—that figure represented $10,000 to each of the 32 states’ parties who were part of the Victory Fund agreement—$320,000—and $33,400 to the DNC. The money would be deposited in the states first, and transferred to the DNC shortly after that. Money in the battleground states usually stayed in that state, but all the other states funneled that money directly to the DNC, which quickly transferred the money to Brooklyn.

    Yet the states kept less than half of 1 percent of the $82 million they had amassed from the extravagant fund-raisers Hillary’s campaign was holding, just as Gary had described to me when he and I talked in August. When the Politicostory described this arrangement as “essentially … money laundering” for the Clinton campaign, Hillary’s people were outraged at being accused of doing something shady. Bernie’s people were angry for their own reasons, saying this was part of a calculated strategy to throw the nomination to Hillary.

    I think that this is up for debate and this should be investigated.

    The funding arrangement with HFA and the victory fund agreement was not illegal, but it sure looked unethical. If the fight had been fair, one campaign would not have control of the party before the voters had decided which one they wanted to lead. This was not a criminal act, but as I saw it, it compromised the party’s integrity.

    If one has to cheat to win, what does that say about the candidate?

  • Reply to: Guess who else is a Putin Puppet? Bernie and Jill   4 hours 36 min ago

    "The Americans are really impressionable people, they see what they want to see. [...] If they want to see the devil, let them see him."

    Mueller Indictment - The "Russian Influence" Is A Commercial Marketing Scheme

    Yesterday the Justice Department indicted the Russian Internet Research Agency on some dubious legal grounds. It covers thirteen Russian people and three Russian legal entities. The main count of the indictment is an alleged "Conspiracy to Defraud the United States".

    The published indictment gives support to our long held believe that there was no "Russian influence" campaign during the U.S. election. What is described and denounced as such was instead a commercial marketing scheme which ran click-bait websites to generate advertisement revenue and created online crowds around virtual persona to promote whatever its commercial customers wanted to promote.

    The indictment is fodder for the public to prove that the Mueller investigation is "doing something". It is full of unproven assertions and assumptions. It is a sham in that none of the Russian persons or companies indicted will ever come in front of a U.S. court. That is bad because the indictment is build on the theory of a new crime which, unless a court throws it out, can be used to incriminate other people in other cases and might even apply to this blog. The later part of this post will refer to that.

    In the early 1990s some dude in St.Petersburg made a good business selling hot dogs. He then opened a colorful restaurant. He invited local celebrities and politicians to gain notoriety while serving cheap food for too high prices. It was a good business. A few years later he moved to Moscow and gained contracts to cater to schools and to the military. The food he served was still substandard.
    ...
    The Justice Department indictment is quite long and detailed. It must have been expensive. If you read it do so with the above in mind. Skip over the assumptions and claims of political interference and digest only the facts. All that is left is, as explained, a commercial marketing scheme.

    I will not go into all its detail of the indictment but here are some points that support the above description.
    ...

  • Reply to: Guess who else is a Putin Puppet? Bernie and Jill   4 hours 51 min ago

    @snoopydawg Could it be because it was barely legal for them to do that?

    to post kiddie porn on Bernie Facebook sites to shut them down the night before the Pennsylvania primary.

    So why exactly isn't Mueller indicting Casey Champagne?

    Not Russian enough I guess.

  • Reply to: Midnight Special - Beating Around the Bush Edition   4 hours 58 min ago

    critique the statements or platform planks of the Justice dems and Our Revolution, but it was almost midnight and I had to cut it short. I had a deadline, man. The links will take you right to their stuff. Last month I wrote the following about how the democratic party platform officially supports the U.S. military Empire and imperialism.

    https://caucus99percent.com/content/democratic-party-platform-supports-u...

  • Reply to: Federal Judge Says Embedding a Tweet Can Be Copyright Infringement   5 hours 5 min ago

    @JtC

    The ruling is not precedent for anything at this ultra early stage, and most likely never will be.

  • Reply to: Guess who else is a Putin Puppet? Bernie and Jill   5 hours 36 min ago

    a point to.
    @Mike Taylor
    Call 'em out every chance I get.

  • Reply to: Guess who else is a Putin Puppet? Bernie and Jill   6 hours 10 min ago

    Since Hillary has now been exposed as having rigged the primary process from the very top, it's silly how they are talking about how much Russia is destroying the integrity of our election process.
    It's called projection, and should be ridiculed at every turn.

  • Reply to: Guess who else is a Putin Puppet? Bernie and Jill   6 hours 18 min ago

    I've been "brainwashed" by Russians because I hate Hillary Clinton.
    You can't imagine how much this all reminds me of what I remember of the Army-McCarthy hearings.

  • Reply to: Rudyard Kipling and c99p   6 hours 26 min ago

    @enhydra lutris

  • Reply to: Guess who else is a Putin Puppet? Bernie and Jill   7 hours 3 min ago

    You can just see it now. Some CNN shill asking Bernie what it feels like to be Putin's preferred candidate. Even worse attacks on Bernie supporters for being Putin callabors and Putin puppets. Racist women gay hating Putin puppets at that.

    Biden shills: Putin fears me and loves Bernie. It is starting now on TOP: the finally purging of Bernie supporters. There are Russians behind every noun and verb against Hillary.

    Bernie was immune to charges of Russian collaboration pretty nuch until after the election. The Huffingtonpost among major sites had an article basically claiming the Bernie supporters were stooge victims of Putin. The Russian net was being thrown wide and deep.

  • Reply to: Russiagate jumps yet another shark   7 hours 18 min ago

    @dfarrah

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKKHSAE1gIs

    Dr Evil in 1 million Dollars
    Pierre Pavia

  • Reply to: Russiagate jumps yet another shark   7 hours 24 min ago

    @on the cusp

    Does it have to be country music, or can you opt for blues/rock? And if you lack a rifle, since reaching for a driver's license places militarized US police in fear of their lives, would one of those substitute, or do you have to be Black first?

  • Reply to: Federal Judge Says Embedding a Tweet Can Be Copyright Infringement   7 hours 29 min ago

    @hecate
    thx.

  • Reply to: Rudyard Kipling and c99p   7 hours 29 min ago

    @TheOtherMaven and, of course, Tomlinson.

    Now Tomlinson gave up the ghost at his house in Berkeley Square,
    And a Spirit came to his bedside and gripped him by the hair—
    A Spirit gripped him by the hair and carried him far away,
    Till he heard as the roar of a rain-fed ford the roar of the Milky Way:
    Till he heard the roar of the Milky Way die down and drone and cease,
    And they came to the Gate within the Wall where Peter holds the keys.
    “Stand up, stand up now, Tomlinson, and answer loud and high
    “The good that ye did for the sake of men or ever ye came to die—
    “The good that ye did for the sake of men on the little Earth so lone!”
    And the naked soul of Tomlinson grew white as the rain-washed bone.
    “O I have a friend on Earth," he said, “that was my priest and guide,
    “And well would he answer all for me if he were at my side.”
    —“For that ye strove in neighbour-love it shall be written fair,
    “But now ye wait at Heaven’s Gate and not in Berkeley Square:
    “Though we called your friend from his bed this night, he could not speak for you,
    “For the race is run by one and one and never by two and two.”
    Then Tomlinson looked up and down, and little gain was there,
    For the naked stars grinned overhead, and he saw that his soul was bare.
    The Wind that blows between the Worlds, it cut him like a knife,
    And Tomlinson took up the tale and spoke of his good in life.
    “O this I have read in a book," he said, “and that was told to me,
    “And this I have thought that another man thought of a Prince in Muscovy.”
    The good souls flocked like homing doves and bade him clear the path,
    And Peter twirled the jangling Keys in weariness and wrath.
    “Ye have read, ye have heard, ye have thought," he said, “and the tale is yet to run:
    “By the worth of the body that once ye had, give answer—what ha’ ye done?”
    Then Tomlinson looked back and forth, and little good it bore,
    For the darkness stayed at his shoulder-blade and Heaven’s Gate before:—
    “O this I have felt, and this I have guessed, and this I heard men say,
    “And this they wrote that another man wrote of a carl in Norroway.”
    “Ye have read, ye have felt, ye have guessed, good lack! Ye have hampered Heaven’s Gate;
    “There’s little room between the stars in idleness to prate!
    “For none may reach by hired speech of neighbour, priest, and kin
    “Through borrowed deed to God’s good meed that lies so fair within;
    “Get hence, get hence to the Lord of Wrong, for thy doom has yet to run,
    “And . . . the faith that ye share with Berkeley Square uphold you, Tomlinson!”

    The Spirit gripped him by the hair, and sun by sun they fell
    Till they came to the belt of Naughty Stars that rim the mouth of Hell.
    The first are red with pride and wrath, the next are white with pain,
    But the third are black with clinkered sin that cannot burn again.
    They may hold their path, they may leave their path, with never a soul to mark:
    They may burn or freeze, but they must not cease in the Scorn of the Outer Dark.
    The Wind that blows between the Worlds, it nipped him to the bone,
    And he yearned to the flare of Hell-gate there as the light of his own hearth-stone.
    The Devil he sat behind the bars, where the desperate legions drew,
    But he caught the hasting Tomlinson and would not let him through.
    “Wot ye the price of good pit-coal that I must pay?” said he,
    “That ye rank yoursel’ so fit for Hell and ask no leave of me?
    “I am all o’er-sib to Adam’s breed that ye should give me scorn,
    “For I strove with God for your First Father the day that he was born.
    “Sit down, sit down upon the slag, and answer loud and high
    “The harm that ye did to the Sons of Men or ever you came to die.”
    And Tomlinson looked up and up, and saw against the night
    The belly of a tortured star blood-red in Hell-Mouth light;
    And Tomlinson looked down and down, and saw beneath his feet
    The frontlet of a tortured star milk-white in Hell-Mouth heat.
    “O I had a love on earth," said he, “that kissed me to my fall;
    “And if ye would call my love to me I know she would answer all.”
    —“All that ye did in love forbid it shall be written fair,
    “But now ye wait at Hell-Mouth Gate and not in Berkeley Square:
    “Though we whistled your love from her bed to-night, I trow she would not run,
    “For the sin that ye do by two and two ye must pay for one by one!”
    The Wind that blows between the Worlds, it cut him like a knife,
    And Tomlinson took up the tale and spoke of his sins in life:—
    “Once I ha’ laughed at the power of Love and twice at the grip of the Grave,
    “And thrice I ha’ patted my God on the head that men might call me brave.”
    The Devil he blew on a brandered soul and laid it aside to cool:—
    “Do ye think I would waste my good pit-coal on the hide of a brain-sick fool?
    “I see no worth in the hobnail mirth or the jolthead jest ye did
    “That I should waken my gentlemen that are sleeping three on a grid.”
    Then Tomlinson looked back and forth, and there was little grace,
    For Hell-Gate filled the houseless soul with the Fear of Naked Space.
    “Nay, this I ha’ heard," quo’ Tomlinson, “and this was noised abroad,
    “And this I ha’ got from a Belgian book on the word of a dead French lord.”
    —“Ye ha’ heard, ye ha’ read, ye ha’ got, good lack! and the tale begins afresh—
    “Have ye sinned one sin for the pride o’ the eye or the sinful lust of the flesh?”
    Then Tomlinson he gripped the bars and yammered, “Let me in—
    “For I mind that I borrowed my neighbour’s wife to sin the deadly sin.”
    The Devil he grinned behind the bars, and banked the fires high:
    “Did ye read of that sin in a book?” said he; and Tomlinson said, “Ay!”
    The Devil he blew upon his nails, and the little devils ran,
    And he said: “Go husk this whimpering thief that comes in the guise of a man:
    “Winnow him out ‘twixt star and star, and sieve his proper worth:
    “There’s sore decline in Adam’s line if this be spawn of Earth.”
    Empusa’s crew, so naked-new they may not face the fire,
    But weep that they bin too small to sin to the height of their desire,
    Over the coal they chased the Soul, and racked it all abroad,
    As children rifle a caddis-case or the raven’s foolish hoard.
    And back they came with the tattered Thing, as children after play,
    And they said: “The soul that he got from God he has bartered clean away.
    “We have threshed a stook of print and book, and winnowed a chattering wind,
    “And many a soul wherefrom he stole, but his we cannot find.
    “We have handled him, we have dandled him, we have seared him to the bone,
    “And, Sire, if tooth and nail show truth he has no soul of his own.”
    The Devil he bowed his head to his breast and rumbled deep and low:—
    “I’m all o’er-sib to Adam’s breed that I should bid him go.
    “Yet close we lie, and deep we lie, and if I gave him place,
    “My gentlemen that are so proud would flout me to my face;
    “They’d call my house a common stews and me a careless host,
    “And—I would not anger my gentlemen for the sake of a shiftless ghost.”
    The Devil he looked at the mangled Soul that prayed to feel the flame,
    And he thought of Holy Charity, but he thought of his own good name:—
    “Now ye could haste my coal to waste, and sit ye down to fry.
    “Did ye think of that theft for yourself?” said he; and Tomlinson said, “Ay!”
    The Devil he blew an outward breath, for his heart was free from care:—
    “Ye have scarce the soul of a louse," he said, “but the roots of sin are there,
    “And for that sin should ye come in were I the lord alone,
    “But sinful pride has rule inside—ay, mightier than my own.
    “Honour and Wit, fore-damned they sit, to each his Priest and Whore;
    “Nay, scarce I dare myself go there, and you they’d torture sore.
    “Ye are neither spirit nor spirk," he said; “ye are neither book nor brute—
    “Go, get ye back to the flesh again for the sake of Man’s repute.
    “I’m all o’er-sib to Adam’s breed that I should mock your pain,
    “But look that ye win to a worthier sin ere ye come back again.
    “Get hence, the hearse is at your door—the grim black stallions wait—
    “They bear your clay to place to-day. Speed, lest ye come too late!
    “Go back to Earth with lip unsealed—go back with open eye,
    “And carry my word to the Sons of Men or ever ye come to die:
    “That the sin they do by two and two they must pay for one by one,
    “And . . . the God you took from a printed book be with you, Tomlinson!”

  • Reply to: Rudyard Kipling and c99p   7 hours 38 min ago

    @TheOtherMaven
    his complete works more than once as a youth.

  • Reply to: Federal Judge Says Embedding a Tweet Can Be Copyright Infringement   7 hours 46 min ago

    and if you do, you better not tell anyone else.

    I have not joined the twittersphere, but I thought the idea was to spread ideas?
    But like most capitalist enterprises, the main purpose of Twitter is to make profits for those running the business (founders, investors, employees and more).

    From a user's perspective, it may serve many purposes including but not limited to:

    Keep an eye on trending events/news
    Connect with like-minded people
    Marketing or promotion of business
    Stalk and spam
    Vent out emotions or anger
    Business Support
    Finding and connecting with influencers

    Makes sense for TPTB to limit access to the free flow of ideas. What if twitter were used to create a US of Amerika Spring uprising. They would shut it down...doncha think?

    Thanks for the heads up....even this Luddite appreciates the warning.

  • Reply to: Federal Judge Says Embedding a Tweet Can Be Copyright Infringement   7 hours 49 min ago

    the "kids" (under 30) becuz they simply didn't and don't believe the "fairy tale."
    @JtC
    They will buy in to whatever TPTB tell them.

  • Reply to: OT ~ Welcome to Saturday!   7 hours 59 min ago

    @QMS

    Glad you enjoyed the music, some old favorites with the exception of David Darling, new to me as of last week.

    Thanks for being here!

  • Reply to: Federal Judge Says Embedding a Tweet Can Be Copyright Infringement   8 hours 50 sec ago

    @JtC
    a single federal judge in the Southern District of New York, ruling on a motion for summary judgement. Her finding in this case that the defendants cannot avail themselves of "the Server Test" is not binding even on the other judges in her district, much less on those in the other 93 federal judicial districts in the US. Too, as GreyWolf points out above, she strongly hints the defendant can press alternative defenses; besides the remarks GreyWolf quoted, she also refers to "as of yet unresolved strong defenses to liability separate from this issue." With respect, methinks it's too soon to order everyone into the lifeboats, captain. ; )

  • Reply to: Russiagate jumps yet another shark   8 hours 3 min ago

    @snoopydawg

    We always know what they're up to by the fact that they always then accuse others of doing it.

  • Reply to: In These Times We Could Use More Positive Stories of Those Challenging The System, Something The Media NEVER Touches (Especially When It Involves Socialism Taking Root In The Populace)   8 hours 4 min ago

    I can go for it. Stories like this one can inspire us...
    Last month, the Oregon Court of Appeals upheld Portland’s ban on fossil fuel infrastructure as constitutional, affirming the city’s power to regulate the safety and welfare of its residents and sending a powerful signal to cities that they too can take the lead to limit fossil fuel use.
    http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/first-us-city-to-ban-fossil-fuel-expan...

    Accentuate the positive (3.5 min) Johnny Mercer

    None the less we also must face the reality. Walk the path that leads you to a positive future. The path is different for us all but we can help one another on the way. Our challenges grow. Peace be with you all on our journey. Spend time with young people they feel the joy of the moment ... join them.

  • Reply to: I am indicted. Prosecution to follow.   8 hours 5 min ago

    @Ellen North

    A mistake Her obviously made. Her piled them up high in states where they made no difference (e.g. New York, California, Illinois and other deep-Blue bastions) and then was shocked when Her had no margin for error in "iffy" states Her had taken for granted (Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania).

    Her even lost one of Maine's two electoral districts, which is a relatively rare happening.