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You see what's going on here. Don't you?

OMG. The killer was a Bernie Bro.

Did B ever call for something like this?

Nope.

So the MSM and DNC and the RNC and all those other f'rs Are now blaming the Bern and his millions of supporters for the random act of a nut job?

Too easy. Too stupid.

But yet, this is the world we live in in Murica.

Crap.

Will these shootings wake up congress?

As many of you probably already know, several people, including including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, were shot Wednesday morning shortly after 7 a.m. at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.

This time though, they were the targets, not some poor sap on the street.

British MPs prove themselves every bit as corrupt as American counterparts

Brief note here on ongoing tragedy in Kensington.

The ashes aren't even cold yet and smoke fills the sky of London. Grenfell Towers, a high rise estate (British Council House) caught fire June 13, 2017 in a massive conflagration, which has predicted years before.

Representation

So far this year, there have been 12 violent deaths of transgender people in the United States, and about 30 states still have no laws to protect transgender people when it comes to employment discrimination. And 16 states are debating bathroom bills that would segregate people to use restrooms consistent with their biological sex.

If you want more democracy you belong to a cult

The esteemed liberal Brookings Institute just published a - well I'm not sure what to call it - white paper or hit job. Two of its senior fellows, Jonathan Rauch and Benjamin Wittes, make the argument that more democracy is bad because regular people are stupid and ignorant, and they should just let their betters the elite professional political class handle things. In other words, people like the two of them.

Rants, Muses, Books & Music (and Some Cooking Too).

It's good to see you. Come on in, leave your shoes in the hallway, we've got fire on the stove preparing lunch for later. In the meantime, browse the bookshelves and plunk down on the sofa with one, or pick out some tunes from the music library or come in to the kitchen to help with the cooking. Our special blend of tea is steeping and will be right up.

Mad Dog Mattis Changes Color Coded Enemy List, Just for Now

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I have not disclosed this information before this essay, so this is an exclusive of sorts. I've been secretly conducting a secret experiment, secretly, subjecting myself to often intense and prolonged traumatic situations to test a theory regarding the total elimination of the effects of propaganda.

I am now completely immune to propaganda.

Let's get nuts

Here's a wild ass idea.

Let's draw some lines.

Outside:

Israel and Jordan and Egypt.

Mediterranean, excluding Turkey and Northern Africa.

Russia and southern former Soviet States bordering Iraq and Iran.

India

Inside:

Every one else. Especially Syria, Lebanon, Afghan and Pakistan

Forget about the rest of SE Asia for now.

Everyone pull out that is not native to the inside area.

No one comes across the lines.

So she KNEW Saudi Arabia and Qatar were

Supporting all Quaeda and ISIS/ISIL yet she still helped them get their hands on millions and millions of dollars worth of hi-tech weapons and help from U.S. 'intelligence agencies. Why is she back in the public eye shooting off her big mouth?

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/871810068878168064

Democrats don't actually believe in democracy

Jill Stein gets it. Unfortunately, she had to learn the hard way.

Seven months after the election, the attacks on her presidential bid have continued.
Caitlin Johnstone points out that partisan Democrats still can't stand the idea that someone on the left ran for president and got some votes.

To Those Who Said The Dems Could Not Be Reformed

I've been waiting to see how much progress the various groups attempting to reform the Dems - Our Revolution, Justice Dems, Brand New Congress - would make before finally throwing the towel in. For the simple reason that if the Dems could be taken over by the voters then our path to overall victory would be much easier. If.

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