In the last months before the 2016 election, I was among the peole driven off Kos because of the pro-Clinton trolls. I found C99 to be a haven of sorts, a safe place to critique the Democratic party and its machinations, the corporate loyalties of Hillary Clinton, and to promote my preferred candidate, Bernie Sanders.
Essays and Open Threads
Fantasy: Camouflage Cover Tracks Of Incognito Spy
Today I read a most fascinating
account of exciting conspiracy
theories – enough to feed the
imagination for hours to come:
US programs dealt with lasers,
time travel, computer chips,
antigravity systems, magnified
light lenses and genetic
engineering – each term can
be looked up on the Internet
and all this research makes me
feel like a rocket scientist –
just the right camouflage
to cover the tracks of an
Breathing easy, he relaxed. The deer and groundhog playing across the field of brown high grasses at the edge of the woods enjoyed the same warm, blue sky afternoon.
The bicycle paved pathway carried strollers, dogs, Frisbee players and the retired by the headwaters of the New River. All were called out this special day.
So I've been receiving a bunch of White Nationalist and Social Conservative messaging in my social media feed.
Conflation, Coincidence, and Conspiracy Theory
I think it is an interesting conflation of two overlapping, yet distinct groups. And I do know there is a lot of overlap, I'm well aware of Dominionism and the depth of it's wicked grip on American politics.
One thing that has always frustrated me about discussions about economics by liberals is that the discussion rarely progresses past the topic of taxes. As if simply raising taxes on the rich would cure society's ills.
The majority of Americans oppose laws that would force transgender people to use bathrooms based on the gender listed on their birth certificates according to new polling from the Public Religion Research Institute.
Fifty-three percent of respondents oppose such laws, 39% favor them, and nearly 10% have no opinion.
I've just finished reading an intense article by Andre Vltchek about the impact of Obama's 'Good War' on the people of Afghanistan that has profoundly affected me.
I have no words....
Starting this week and lasting into the summer there will be a series of elections/events that could totally redefine the political and financial system of Europe.
Mike Lofgren is a former congressional staff member who served on both the House and Senate budget committees. His book about Congress, The Party is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted, appeared in paperback on August 27, 2013.
http://billmoyers.com/2014/02/21/anatomy-of-the-deep-state/ I like that book title!
Hey, it's songday. I pick a song that I believe warrants it and publish an assortment of the covers of that song by various persons and or groups. Pick a few that are new to you and have a listen. It is also, of course, an open thread to talk about anything you feel like. Hey its Saturday, so kick back,...
Today's song is: Ain't (or Tain't) Nobody's Business
Originally by Anna Meyers and Original Memphis Five, but I can't find a recording
First a word from our sponsor, Oscar:
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Thank you Oscar. Now, having had a sore throat for a couple of days, and not wanting to go outside into the cold unless I have to, here are a couple of shots of the great indoors.
If you want to experience a disagreement with your fellow progressive that has enough nitroglycerin in it to explode in your face, have a discussion about education.
I happened to spot this on the rec'd list of TOP.
Naturally, the diary is written as if the GOS put him in his place. Which only proves that there is no brain trust over there, because even a casual reading of the exchange shows just how one-sided it was.
A little-noticed bill moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty of thousands of dollars, and would let employers see that genetic and other health information.
Yup. You read that right. The corporate news outlets couldn't be happier with Trump in charge due to the fact that their ratings are through the roof.
The following is China's response to the US government's 2016 Human rights report on China.
What more can I say? The US had forgot all about kettles and pots, the goose and gander, stones and glass windows, motes and beams.
Maybe I should start writing essays on "Today's hypocrisy" as opposed to "Today's Humor". I see very little funny in current political news. Maybe I have a shriveling sense of humor (though some might doubt I ever had one). You can't go 24 hours without some monumental bits of hypocrisy. They are so common as to be as grains of sand and therefore ignored due to desensitization.
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
Great little video from The Humanist Report about Tom Perez having no clue what he's doing.