Sometimes overwhelmingly powerful evil can be destroyed with an inimical power that is all around us. Women.
The evening news brings us another one that bites the dust.
Oregon State Senator Jeff Kruse is in hot water over allegations of sexual misconduct with fellow female legislators. Sara Gelser claims Kruse touched her breasts and grabbed her thigh along with other sensual behavior and called for him to be expelled from the legislature.
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My personal Facebook account has been banned for three days because two months ago I shared a meticulously sourced article about admitted false flag operations by governments around the world. Here's the article (not by me) if anyone's curious:
Seven of my soldiers are dead. Two committed suicide. Bombs got the others in Iraq and Afghanistan. One young man lost three limbs. Another is paralyzed. I entered West Point a couple of months before 9/11. Eight of my classmates died “over there.”
Capitalism is why there are six empty houses in this country for every homeless person but thousands still freeze to death. Capitalism is why we waste 40 percent of our food while children die of starvation. Capitalism is why 200 species went extinct today. Capitalism is why we’re all going to war for oil under the North Pole. Capitalism is why your kid is going to die in a water riot.
We seem to have a few new participants at c99%, so I thought I would review some recent history about America's sorry state of affairs. First, a blast from the past a little over a year ago:
Global Collective Insanity
The constant media assault with its cacophony of killing mayhem, spectacles staged as reality, and propaganda passing for news has thoroughly brainwashed many people into a state of uncomfortable numbness.
Senator Al Franken Kissed and Groped Me Without My Consent, And There’s Nothing Funny About It"
I couldn’t believe it. He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep.
I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated.
How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think it’s funny?
Between the Obama and Trump administrations, they've gone back and forth and back again on why they're in Syria. Remember when Obama, Kerry et all basically admitted the reason the U.S. was in Syria was because "Assad has got to go". Then they say he doesn't, then he does, then ISIS number two is shot, then ISIS number two is killed, then the beat goes on doncha miss Sonny and Cher. Or maybe not.
Slick can blame this on his ‘bitter’ half in a way. She’s the one who kicked this ‘sexist’ thing (I don’t know what else to call it) into gear when she used it against Sanders and his male supporters. And it just grew from there to what we are seeing today. Which is BOTH good and bad.
Bill Clinton should have resigned
What he did to Monica Lewinsky was wrong, and he should have paid the price.
Updated by Matthew Yglesias on November 15, 2017 9:15 am
Congress has come together in the spirit of bipartisanship to "get things done".
You remember what that's like, don't you?
Just check out the Third Way web site, where they proudly brag "We supported and helped pass into law the Simpson-Bowles commission".
North Korea has sent three emergency letters to the United Nations Secretary-General Guterres in the last 23 days regarding the war threats and preparations made by Madman Trump and the United States of America that elected him to represent this country.
(Trump represents this country. Heh. Get it?)
Here's the latest one:
Yesterday's BuzzFeed article titled "Secret Finding: 60 Russian Payments To Finance Election Campaign Of 2016" alerted us to the latest Russian election shenanigans uncovered by the FBI. It seems that Russia was caught red-handed channeling funds to its embassies around the world last year.
As Congressional Republicans work hard to cut corporate taxes in order to boost economic growth (which is "totally not a huge giveaway to the wealthy elite and ownership class at the expense of the working class" wink, wink), a new poll came out concerning who still believes in trickle-down economics.
Bernie Sanders' campaign was orchestrated by Putin to sabotage Hillary and elect Trump.
Glenn Greenwald of the Intercept has deep ties to Putin.
So does Donna Brazile, who is a Putin stooge.
Mark Zuckerberg is a Putin propagandist. So are the folks that own Twitter.
Julian Assange should be executed for treason even though he's not an American. Also he is Putin's biggest propagandist and co-conspirator with Trump.
Last night, James Corden made an announcement at the beginning of his Late Late Show broadcast on the subject of the cholera epidemic in Yemen:
The House Freedom Caucus of the U.S. Congress has built a reputation for bullheaded pursuit of far-right policy, but not for pursuit of freedom, as its name would indicate. It has pushed federal government shutdown, caused the speaker of the House to quit, and scuttled the Republican bill to cut health care for not cutting enough. But, measured against the four freedoms once set down by President Franklin Roosevelt, the caucus seems more in pursuit of serfdom than freedom.
In his "Four Freedoms" speech, given eleven months before the nation's entry into World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt set down a standard of freedom:
In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.
The first is freedom of speech and expression – everywhere in the world.
The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way – everywhere in the world.
The third is freedom from want – which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants-everywhere in the world.
The fourth is freedom from fear – which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor–anywhere in the world.
Let's see how the caucus measures up to those four essential human freedoms.
The editorial choices of Counterpunch have made me very skeptical that it is a useful leftwing site anymore, as opposed to an ideologically pure, identity politics driven disinformation site in the business of discrediting the left.
Today, someone I never heard of, Rob Seimetz (who apparently has a radio podcast), offers this outright denunciation of Bernie as a racist:
Our indirect, representative democracy is dysfunctional today as our representatives in government are dependent on corporations and wealthy individuals to contribute money to their campaigns.
Since October 30, followers of 4chan political boards have been abuzz over the posts of a user who has come to be known as "Q." I do not frequent 4chan myself, but have learned about these posts from a YouTuber that I follow and went to several related YouTube sites to learn more as a result. And now I have fallen down into the rabbit hole.
Russia Is an Emerging Superpower in Global Food Supply
Nowadays there is a fair amount of electronica on YouTube that really helps me with working existence. And this is, as of today Tuesday, the early part of the work week, so I'm in the soup. Some sort of musical accompaniment has to soothe the increasing annoyance I feel that, given the increasing foreboding we feel at the system's ultimate doom, we're still trapped within it!
Coalition confirms BBC exclusive: 3500 IS family members left Raqqa and 250 fighters in ceasefire. Convoy stretched for 8km. Deal agreed by "local partners", coalition says it didn't want anyone to leave. Western officer was present at negotiations but didn't take "active part".
In this remarkable exchange between U.S. Rep Jim Jordan (OH) and Attorney General (in name only) Jeff Sessions, we see Jordan lay out a summary of the specific crimes of collusion committed by FBI and DNC operatives in 2016.