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Talking Heads Explode

...leaving a putrid puff of smoke
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This week's news cycle almost makes my head explode too. Insanity reigns supreme. A week ago Friday, the deep state reached deep to sabotage Trump's meeting with Putin by indicting twelve Russian agents. Does the media question the DoJs motives? Not that I heard. Trump insults the EU for not investing in more US arms, and blasts Teresa May for her poor Brexit performance. Then Holy Helsinki, Trump meets with Putin. The media comes unhinged with calls of Putin Puppet and traitor. Meanwhile Wikileaks releases a tape of Netanyahu claiming he made Trump give up the Iran Deal. Where are the calls that Trump is a Neytanyahu nitwit? All the while Israel is killing Palestinians and planning more aggression. Killing children...but the outrage is about the separation of parents and children at our border (Now mind you I'm against that too, but the out right killing of kids protesting their open air concentration camp goes uncalled...not to mention our part in starving children in Yemen?) Oh my, there's lots to unpack this week.

Glenn Greenwald at his best...in a debate about Russia, T-rump and the deep state with Joe Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation.
(about 30 min each with text)
https://www.democracynow.org/2018/7/16/debate_is_trump_putin_summit_a_da...
https://www.democracynow.org/2018/7/16/part_2_debate_on_russian_meddling

Aaron Mate and Paul Jay have a good conversation about the summit and resulting frenzy.
https://therealnews.com/stories/trump-a-symptom-of-a-system-in-decay (1 hour sorry no text)
Watch the first few minutes to see the MSM heads explode...

Editor of Consortiumnews, Joe Lauria describes the media insanity...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG__9jBqWlM (4 min)
https://consortiumnews.com/2018/07/16/us-media-is-losing-its-mind-over-t...

Tucker Carlson gets it right? Well sort of.... Jimmy, Ron, and Stef explain...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtPhXsIExwI (22.5 min)

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It is Netanyahu's nitwit...not Putin's puppet!

https://theantimedia.com/leaked-netanyahu-tape-iran-nuclear-deal/
Jimmy, Ron, and Stef explain their view. (6.5)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJx9nTCFxrs

So while The US corporate media hyper ventilates about Russia, it is Israel which commits the atrocities. The Israeli military has started a broad air attack on Hamas position in the Gaza Strip. The attacks came after one IDF soldier was killed in serious border clashes on the Gaza border. The confrontation became increasingly violent and the number of casualties piled on the Palestinian side. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cye2rhuibN0 (5.5 min)

And what a web we weave. Did anyone notice Netanyahu meeting with Putin last week?
https://www.jta.org/2018/07/15/news-opinion/netanyahu-trump-discuss-secu...
Or Bin Salman the week before? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t9FFBMS1kk (2 min)

Is it all about aligning Russia to allow a war with Iran...and China? Gerald Horne examines the Trump-Bannon objectives of forming an alliance with Russia to isolate China and Iran, while Democrats spin out of control in their attacks against Trump.
https://therealnews.com/stories/is-trump-implementing-the-bannon-strateg... (video or text)
The Real News has several pieces about the US and Russia...including discussions with Russians...https://therealnews.com/tag/russia-featured

Israel creates Jewish state....Palestinians not allowed. (video or text)
https://therealnews.com/stories/israel-legislates-apartheid-into-law

More evidence of the exploding heads. The last American vagabond discusses Israel Apartheid Law, Netanyahu Trump Influence Exposed, Russiagate Illusion & Wells Fargo Scandal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TldapiYYdWc (33 min)

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Indictments...
Jimmy Dore Stef and Ron weigh in on the (ham sandwich) indictments (which will never see the light of day). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RRlwIrmazc (18 min)
The FBI never examined the DNC server
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEUM8PdoeaE (9.5 min)

The assertions set forth in the indictment, while cloaked in the trappings of American justice, have nothing to do with actual justice or the rule of law; they cannot, and will never, be proved in a court of law
https://www.truthdig.com/articles/indictment-of-12-russians-under-the-sh...

How about more BS? Peter Strzok and the Clinton emails ...
https://consortiumnews.com/2018/07/13/ray-mcgovern-strzok-hoisted-on-his...
https://www.intellihub.com/a-sheep-dipped-peter-strzok-works-for-both-th...

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Looks like it will be Julian who pays the price...
Moreno is close to finalizing an agreement to hand over Assange to the UK within the next several weeks. The withdrawal of asylum and physical ejection of Assange could come as early as this week. https://theintercept.com/2018/07/21/ecuador-will-imminently-withdraw-asy...

Chris Hedges shares his views...
https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-war-on-assange-is-a-war-on-press-f...

Italian journalist Stefania Maurizi has worked with WikiLeaks for nine years on the Podesta emails and other revelations. Here’s an insider’s view of the publisher, which has incensed rulers around the world, desperate to hide their corruption.
https://consortiumnews.com/2018/07/19/inside-wikileaks-working-with-the-...

Truth tellers not allowed!

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Speaking of telling the truth, the US economy is on the brink of another collapse...
Thomas Hanna, research director of the Democracy Collaborative’s Next System Project, says it is almost guaranteed (two part video with text)
https://therealnews.com/series/the-next-global-financial-crisis-is-inevi...


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Sadly while everyone's head explodes, the ecosystem continues to become less accepting of our species. May be it is for the best.

In a great interview, Adam Frank, astrophysicist, describes the shifting state of planet Earth with Chris Hedges. As an Earth scientist I found this conversation so well grounded in our current reality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnhyO1xIS00 (25 min)

Don't give up hope. Just listen to the young folks. This weekend they came from across the country, marched on Washington, and lobbied elected officials to break ties with the fossil fuel industry and preserve their future (No text, 4 min video)
https://therealnews.com/stories/kids-take-to-the-streets-in-dc-to-demand...

It isn't just in the states. In Canada, over 16 present and former members of Justin Trudeau’s Youth Council wants him to drop the Kinder Morgan bailout. (video or text)
https://therealnews.com/stories/trudeaus-youth-council-outraged-by-kinde...

Noam discusses the climate dilemma (11 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4PisLH8J2g

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There is so much more that could be said of this week's news...exploding heads and all. Trump criticized NATO (for not buying more US arms) but not about Columbia joining. NATO in South America - Why? Well, we use NATO to justify war. Clinton did so in Bosnia. If we can't get UN approval, we use NATO to justify our dirty little wars. The conflict in Nicaragua is a good example of our efforts to sow discord. Lee Camp talks with Kevin Zeese about US involvement. Not to mention the effort to interfere in Venezuela and Brazil. Now that we have a better toehold in Columbia, look for more trouble.

Of course if you can wrap your head around the Adam Frank and Chris Hedges conversation above, we are just the current experiment being conducted by the biosphere. I'm drawn to the big picture analysis of planetary scientists. We might do better to worship Gaia...or at least respect her.

Well I hope you are all happy in your place on our planet. I'm not suggesting we can be happy about US politics, but I hope you all find yourself in a place where you can enjoy the natural world...feel yourself a part of the biosphere. Otherwise you might end up like the exploding talking heads.

I look forward to your stories, comments, and ideas below.

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Raggedy Ann's picture

MY head is exploding! What a week, indeed. Everyday a new head-explosion event. I'm so excited to go back up to read and listen to all the analyses. Earlier this week, I watched/listened to that debate with Greenwald and Cirincione - it is well worth the watch/listen.

Many thanks, as always, for the work you do on the WW. You do us all a great service. You keep MY head wrapped around our situation, which leaves me on more firm footing.

We've dried up again and gone into another heat wave. Rain is expected next week - I hope it materializes.

Have a beautiful day, everyone! Pleasantry

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"They'll say we're disturbing the peace, but there is no peace. What really bothers them is that we are disturbing the war." Howard Zinn

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@Raggedy Ann

We've not flooded or anything, but we've had more than enough. The mushrooms are everywhere.

As always, I'm glad you came by and found the WW useful!

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American foreign policy experts, Stephen F. Cohen and John Mearsheimer, try to explain the need to work with Russia. I wish we would listen. (5 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJBQikfYyKs

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@Lookout we need to work with Russia.

The war hawks want war. It is good for business and for depopulation. That is exactly what is happening in the Middle East and in parts of Africa.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare." Sun Tzu

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@gulfgal98

We propagate war and step on those (like Assange) who caution us about our foolishness. Our interference in central and south america is pretty appalling as well.

All I know is to speak out against our warmongering and continue to campaign for peace. I love your concept of holding peace vigils. My little town of 600 is hardly fertile ground for such an effort...not enough foot traffic. However most folks around here agree we are wasting our wealth and energies in all these senseless wars.

BTW on a personal note, An old friend of mine has move to Brevard. He plays bass, guitar, and fiddle...Richard Hardy. He and his wife Evelyn are really nice. I hope y'all will cross tracks. I know another fiddler there too, Susan Brown. Perhaps you're acquainted? You may also have run up on the young band Pretty Little Goat? I like them too. The world of old-time music is really pretty small...most of us know each other. Many of them will be headed to WV next week for the Appalachian String Band Festival

Well thanks for dropping by!

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@Lookout I have definitely heard of Pretty Little Goat. I love their old style sound. They are indicative of the quality of music and musicians we have here in Brevard. Groups of locals gather at several places here every week to jam and sometimes well known musicians will join in. Four of the six current members of the Steep Canyon Rangers live here and Travis Book of the Infamous Stringdusters also lives here. My walking partner's husband regularly participates in these jam sessions and Pretty Little Goat is his favorite local band.

Will you be playing in the Appalachian String Band Festival?

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare." Sun Tzu

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@gulfgal98

...but not this year. We've got our dance weekend coming up August 17-19 up on the mountain, so I'll get in plenty of playing then.

I thought you might have come in contact with some of those young folks. Many of them are farmers. We've got a group of young farmers here too. They give me hope.

Well, all the best!

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Hey what a week alright, maybe if everyone
could be a plutocrat all would be well -s

https://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/

22 JULY 2018
Paul Jay and Real News: The Russian Plutocracy and Its American Cousin

"...we had come to the stage where for our people what was needed was a real democracy; and of all forms of tyranny the least attractive and the most vulgar is the tyranny of mere wealth, the tyranny of a plutocracy."

Theodore Roosevelt, Autobiography

"A few thousand people with families, kids and so on, who are real rulers who concentrate economic and political power. Executive power. They control ruling party, administration of president, and they control main part of wealth of Russia. Seventy percent of Russian wealth is concentrated in the hands of less than one percent of population...

And key resources in the hands of a few families, one hundred, two hundred families. So, the problem is that they have common interests, but they have clans, like in, I don’t know, court of Louis XIV or XV in France, different clans of aristocracy fighting between themselves. But generally speaking, it is one power, one strata of aristocrats who has power."

Alexander Buzgalin, Is Putin’s Rule a Dictatorship?

"“Political decisions helped to create the super-elite in the first place, and as the economic might of the super-elite class grows, so does its political muscle. Surging income inequality is such a strong violation of our expectations that most of us don’t realize it is happening...

Somebody ought to sit down and think about this, because your corporate types are soon going to be a stateless superclass, people who live for deals and golf dates and care a lot more about where you got your MBA than the country you were raised in. It’s the Middle Ages all over again, these little unaffiliated duchies and fiefdoms, flying their own flags and ready to take in any vassal who will pledge his life to the manor...

They are becoming a transglobal community of peers who have more in common with one another than with their countrymen back home. Whether they maintain primary residences in New York or Hong Kong, Moscow or Mumbai, today’s super-rich are increasingly a nation unto themselves.”

Chrystia Freeland, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else

"Trump represents the latest iteration of a very particular sort of global plutocrat. These super-wealthy elites have a penchant for nationalism, and often xenophobia. They boast authoritarian streaks, and exhibit total shamelessness about mixing business and politics. You often can't tell where one form of power ends and another begins...

Such government-run self-enrichment schemes are classic Putin, too. The economic chaos that followed the Soviet Union's fall created a market ruled by feudalistic Russian business elites. Putin took advantage to install himself as Russia's permanent leader, enriching himself and his compatriots along the way. "

Jeff Spross, The New Global Plutocracy

Plutocracy is a form of government in which a relatively small ruling class of the wealthy wields extraordinary power over the rest, mingling money and power, politics and business, while bending the rule of law to its own self-interests.

In that sense it is corporatism without becoming overtly fascist, at least on the surface. It is not a democracy, although it may mimic that form of government as a facade or mask to cover its true nature.

Here is an interesting interviewed conducted by The Real News with Paul Jay which examines the current form of Russian government which is not a dictatorship but a plutocracy. The transcript can be found at the RNN web site here.

America is heading in the same direction, if not already there thanks to a well-funded campaign of deregulation, campaign finance laws, and court rulings like 'Citizens United.' And it has been here before in prior periods of history with record economic inequality, such as The Gilded Age.

If one looks carefully at what the corporate Democrats do, rather than what they say, and compare it with the GOP t becomes readily apparent that despite the external trappings, the corporatists of both political parties are not so much ideological opponents as they are competing organizations within the same mold and system, like rival crime families.

And the great foe of both are the Progressives, and any other group that wishes to change or reform the system that they themselves have built, and which has richly rewarded them.

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“Before mass leaders seize the power to fit reality to their lies, their propaganda is marked by its extreme contempt for facts as such, for in their opinion fact depends entirely on the power of man who can fabricate it.”

Hannah Arendt

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@ggersh

...and it is world wide. Glenn nails that in the first two clips or transcripts.

So, yes, there are a lot of governments in the world that are authoritarian and repressive. The Putin government is one of them. The United States government is also one of them, in different ways, but in sometimes similar ways.

I think the most important point is the one that, as I said, Joe made just this week, which is that until the Democratic Party figures out—and this is true not just of Democrats but of center-left parties all throughout Europe and here in Brazil—until they figure out how again to reconnect, not with the highly educated class and the rich and the metropolitan enclaves, but with the working class of these countries, that feel trampled on and ignored, and for that reason are turning to demagogues, we’re going to have more Donald Trumps and worse Donald Trumps, not just in the United States, but throughout the world. And that is, for me, the greatest problem that we face politically.

Thanks for the articles and links!

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Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal's picture

David Byrne, nooooo!

Or, more appropriately, here's a little Life During Wartime:

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The part of John Edwards could easily be played by a burnt-out light bulb.
--strollingone

The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Morire de cara sol.
--Jose Marti

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal

...on talking heads. Thanks for the songs.

Hope all is well in your world. Looks like y'all have been getting plenty of rain...at least in the pan handle (which is about as far south as my normal weather radar shows).

All the best!

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@Lookout The other day we all jumped out of our skins--the wind blew our dining room french doors open! Those were some big storms.

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The part of John Edwards could easily be played by a burnt-out light bulb.
--strollingone

The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Morire de cara sol.
--Jose Marti

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May he never fall into the hands of the bloodthirsty people who run my country.

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The part of John Edwards could easily be played by a burnt-out light bulb.
--strollingone

The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Morire de cara sol.
--Jose Marti

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal

The reality is that the US may face some serious legal challenges when attempting to extradite and ultimately prosecute Assange in the US. While Swedish charges have been dropped, the law is not on Washington’s side if they are hoping to bring the Wikileaks founder in under the heading “espionage”. While it makes for good political rhetoric in the US, Assange is technically a publisher and Wikileaks is a media outlet – and no amount of spin in Washington can change that. Eventually, a court will have to rule on this crucial distinction. With this in mind, a strong case can be made in the British legal system that his situation has become politicized, including numerous belligerent statements made already by leading US political figures, including a statement made by current President Trump) and therefore he would in no way be given a fair trial in the United States. On this point, Assange could retain some of the best human rights barristers, and will have a substantial legal fund to fight his case, in which case he may ride out a short sentence on remand in the UK, but still be somewhat cornered by US efforts to either apprehend him or restrict his movement afterwards.

In addition to this, if eventually pushed into the hands of Washington’s legal system, Assange may still possess some serious leverage. Aside from knowledge of any potentially embarrassing undisclosed Snowden leaks, Julian Assange may also have intimate knowledge of the DNC Leaks (or DNC ‘hack’ at his detractors commonly refer to it). The viability of the US establishment’s entire Russiagate narrative hinges on on how the DNC narrative is perceived by the wider public, and the US establishment would like very much for any new information which might alter their current narrative of “Russian hacking” – to remain out of the public discourse. This piece of information alone, and whether or not it airs publicly – could potentially be enough for Assange to bargain his way to freedom if caught on the other side of the Atlantic.

https://21stcenturywire.com/2018/07/21/greenwald-ecuador-president-will-...

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@Lookout there is always Gitmo, some trumped up aiding enemy combatants charge....we'll just make it up as we go along, as usual.

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@Snode

serves up the desires of the elite. Our only hope is public pressure. Even that doesn't seem to have much effect on the oligarchy.

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@Snode That's true, and that's what I thought about legal challenges. Leverage, however, is probably what's kept him alive this long. It's a razor's edge.

I doubt the Brits would stand up to us, but you never know. They have odd moments of real resistance.

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--strollingone

The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Morire de cara sol.
--Jose Marti

Azazello's picture

I have a couple of good videos to add this week.
First, there's RT's Peter Lavelle and panel on Russophobia which I found quite entertaining: CrossTalk, RT, 24 min.
I also recommend this interview with Thomas Frank on his new essay collection Rendezvous with Oblivion: The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, 34 min.
Enjoy, and have a pleasant Sunday.

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@Azazello

I enjoyed those as well. I appreciate your inclusion of them. I also liked RJ's comments on Jimmy's show a week or two ago.

I hope your Sunday is a good one too!

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Happy Saturday.

We are back in the US after being out of the country since May, trying to pick up the pieces, pay bills, fix some immediate probs at our old shack in TX before heading back to NM.

Great to see that about the youth summit!

Here in TX I am about to experience the highest temp I have ever seen in my 69 years. Today is predicted 108F today, 110 Monday.

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

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@divineorder

Somehow you lost a day DO. World travel will do that for you.

I hope your travels were fun and productive. Good luck with the heat...stay cool and hydrated!

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@Lookout @Lookout
We got up at 5, drank coffee then went outside to repair a broken pipe in our diy the pecan tree irrigation system, cleaned gutters, determined that the camper AC is worn out, repaired a outdoor vent that the mower weed eating guys had broken.

Now working inside in the AC. The rates here went up a great deal this year so not wanting to spend much time here with the window units sucking down the kw's. Hoping to get on back to the mountains soon.

Take care.

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I blame summer. (Couldn't be global warming, which we're assured doesn't exist.)

There's the physics of the matter: a largely liquid mass in a confined cranium, subjected to heat, with a predictable result.

But there's also the editorial "Yikes, everyone's at the shore not reading us!" realization with but one solution: "Ramp it up, everyone!" And the Powers That Be smile. . . .

Thanks for looking for all this so I didn't have to.

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@dance you monster

...but we get exploding heads instead. I sometimes wish to have the sixties movements back...when people were trying to expand their minds and work for peace.

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causes my FOOT to explode. Smile

Just enjoying my writing, trying not to go crazy, and remember what's really important. Nothing much going on. I've been pretty quiet this week.

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@detroitmechworks

First I've heard Birthday Massacre...thanks for the clip. I've been enjoying your logos series...I'm a sucker for myths.

Dehydration leads to uric acid deposits causing gout. Do you use Tart Cherry juice or pills? Along with vinegar, works for me. I rarely have a problem, but fasting can bring it on.

Nothing wrong with a quiet week...All the best to you and your kids.

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@Lookout Thanks for reading, again. Just glad that the Third act is almost finished. (Not because I didn't enjoy writing it, but rather that I'm glad to be able to READ it.)

Usually Cherry Juice and Pot for the gout. Also I've noticed that Corn Syrup tends to aggravate it.

And here's one more Birthday Massacre, my personal favorite that I've posted here a few times, but forget that not everybody reads ALL my stuff. Smile

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@detroitmechworks

These days we are just using fruit to sweeten things. A mashed banana goes a long way to sweeten up baked dishes, pureed mango will work well too. Of course we're old farts that ate our share of sweets in our youth.

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@Lookout but Corn Syrup I can taste the chemicals. There's a particular aftertaste that just makes me nauseous. Hell, it's the reason I can't eat McDonald's food any more. I can taste the corn syrup in everything.

Now, of course, I do some baking, so I use sugar there. I should probably try changing over to more fruits, etc... The trick is minimize the amount used, so sugar still retains its value as a treat.

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@detroitmechworks

The trick is minimize the amount used, so sugar still retains its value as a treat.

For the last year, I've not only given up sugar, but bread, pasta, potatoes, ie carbs.

It was a challenge, but I'm 50 lbs lighter...back to high school weight. Learning to fast has also been empowering. OPOL turned me on to the idea with his essay. As I reminded him lately...never doubt the power of our words.

All the best!

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@Lookout @Lookout
FRESH sweet potatoes not dug up last year and stuffed in a warehouse sweet potatoes. Last year I bought a flat of plants and used them to line the edges of the garden, primarily to loosen the soil. To my surprise they were wonderfully better than supermarket sweet potatoes and we like supermarket sweet potatoes. But these were so much sweeter and jackets so much softer. Couldn't find any this year.

Anybody know if decorative ipomea have edible tubers of any cookable size?

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@The Voice In the Wilderness

Here's an article similar to our approach...
http://www.food-skills-for-self-sufficiency.com/sweet-potato-slips.html

and another soil approach on youtube (4 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc_uhwmqXxE

Good luck. We love our sweet potatoes!

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@The Voice In the Wilderness

They will jump over our 8' garden fence to gain access. I have to put an additional electrified strand to keep them out this time of year when they a growing like gang busters. It is so interesting how they vary from year to year....sometimes making football size and others mostly fingerlings. We typically harvest about 2-3 bushels a year...enough for us and some buddies. They are a nutritious and prolific crop.

How did you 'taters' turn out? They didn't turn out at all, we had to dig them.

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@The Voice In the Wilderness There was an article in MEN # 246 about sweet potatoes and how handling could affect the taste and texture.

https://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/growing-sweet-potatoes...

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@Snode

I can't grow enough to feed us on a suburban lot, but I can grow things like tomatoes, pears, and peaches. All of those are easy to grow organically. Sadly, apples don't fall into that category.

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Why am I questioning this new caucus. I would have been celebrating several years ago, but now I am pretty cynical.

"The bill contains only an outline of how it would raise the trillions of dollars needed to establish universal health care, but it has become a focus of Democratic energy.

A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found a majority of Americans support the idea of single-payer health care.

“It’s the increasing view of everyone that single-payer is inevitable,” said Dan Riffle, spokesman for Ellison.

“It’s going to pass,” he said, and the caucus will attempt to hammer home that message.

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/397683-house-dems-launch-medicare-f...

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

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@divineorder and STILL pass it. Then when it falls apart they can blame it on Bernie and the people for not understanding why socialism doesn't work.

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

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@detroitmechworks

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

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@divineorder

Resisting single payer? Lots of Faux resistance out there these days.

Single payer is kinda a no brainer...less expensive and better care. Of course there's not much in the way of brains after heads explode. Rainbows and unicorns you know.

Thanks for the info!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

@Lookout
Besides the USA and Mexico?

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@The Voice In the Wilderness

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/06/heres-a-map-of...

We are only the wealthiest country in the world...but we need war not health care. Sad isn't it?

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7_2M9DqOFQ (23 min)

This whole saga makes me sad. Let's prosecute the truth teller. Jimmy is outraged that fellow journalists are cheering this on. I am too.

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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Back around the mid 90s, I was a bartender at a seriously old honky tonk. Friday & Saturday nights were busy. Ally McBeal was somewhat popular too. There were scenes in the show with animation added in, like seeing someone Ally was attracted to, and a giant tongue rolling out of her mouth, or bows sticking out of her chest another time, helped me develop my own imagary of pissy drunks' heads exploding, and causing me to both laugh aloud, right at them, and also be thought of as a batshit crazy loon. Helped me not lose my mind, I swear.

Thanks for the reminder! I could not embed the gif, but here's a link to the bows landing chestside.
https://giphy.com/gifs/jane-krakowski-v2N2JpJDJxggU

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"The gatekeepers must change."
Prince

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@Deja

...making through college (3 degrees) with almost no debt. I'm so sorry we don't help the young folks more. I feel lucky to have passed through time when I did. I think I have lived in the golden age.

I had no luck embedding your gif either but I did see it ... arrows to the heart.

Wishing you the best!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”