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Jeffrey Epstein prosecutor was previously rebuked for handling of a child sex case

Both Villafaña and Acosta have been in trouble before for hiding incriminating evidence against someone they were prosecuting. So, when do they go to jail? The law ain’t hackeysack, it’s not a game. But these people treated it like it was. I wonder, what EXACTLY did they get out of it? Because I’m assuming they wouldn’t pull these hide-and-seek games for nothing. There was something in it for themselves.

And they both need disbarred Immediately.

The coming crash - Is it stupidity, arrogance, or another unwritten, deniable "final solution"?

Its time for me to discuss my pessimism for the future. In various threads, people respond to my pessimism with the classic "so what's your solution?". My answer is that there is no solution that preserves anything like a decent life for the vast majority of Americans. When I am called a "Debbie Downer" for this attitude, its very hard to resist shooting back with "Pollyanna". But I do resist that impulse.

All I'm asking of respondents to this essay is to engage with the pessimism, to follow the big picture logic.

Venezuelan Ecosocialism

Featuring the following essay works well for me, as the triple themes I hold near and dear to my heart are represented: the coup against Nicolás Maduro (and past ones against Hugo Chavez), media bias, and ecosocialism.  Rather than bring some of the ghastly news in the next-generation attempts to overthrow his regime, I’ll focus on this and bring the rest another day.  And happy π day to all.

The Path to Climate Justice Passes Through Caracas’, March 9, 2019,, David Schwartzman & Quincy Saul

In their Fighting the Media War section, the authors quote Karl Marx calling it “the war of calumny undertaken by the lying power of the civilised world,” and extras, describing the media war against the International Workingmen’s Association, which later became known as The First International.

Hot Air

Something to keep in mind…

This Friday, UK students are planning a coordinated mass walkout
with 100,000 students expected to participate

It's a prelude to a week of even bigger protests planned for London
in April by Extinction Rebellion (XR)

Former Archbishop of Canterbury

Slate: "Beto 2020 Has No Reason to Exist"

Well, today, according to the Texas Tribune, former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke is going to announce that he's a candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination for U.S. President in 2020. Slate's Josh Vorhees has penned what, in your humble blogger's opinion, is one of the best political campaign takedown pieces I've read in quite awhile.

Is this the clampdown?

Have any folks had problems today posting or commenting on Zuckerberg's monopoly platform? The behavior I'm seeing is beyond bizarre. I can see friends posts and read and react to some of them, but others disappear upon opening. And I absolutely cannot comment or post anything. No banning or disablement messages from admins. Yet others are able to post/comment while I cannot at the same time.

What are your experiences today with the Farcebook?

Russia Gate was Hillary and Obama's Insurance Plan if Trump won the Election

Climate Change & Heart Attacks: Reality and Metaphor

True fact: a warming climate is bad for your cardiovascular health. Very, very bad.

Heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is the number one cause of death worldwide. A new study shows that the risk of suffering a heat-induced heart attack has increased significantly in recent years.