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The Biggest Crime in Human History is Being Ignored (Hint: It's not Seth Rich or Russiagate)

I have a question for you. What's the biggest crime that has occurred and is ongoing, a crime so immense it demands media attention? Russiagate? Seth Rich's murder and/or cover up?

Markos being openly mocked in the press for being a complete dick

Not once. Not twice. Not thrice, but four different articles from four different sources in two days.
It seems there was an “Ideas” conference for Democrats and Markos was on the panel.
Let's not waste time and get right to it.
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Seth Rich Update: Fox News vs. the Democratic Party, or is the truth oozing out?

The family of the Democratic National Committee staffer who was gunned down on July 10 on a Washington, D.C., blasted reports that he was a source of thousands of emails leaked to WikiLeaks.

Rod Wheeler, a retired Washington homicide detective and Fox News contributor hired by a third party to investigate the case made the WikiLeaks claim, which was corroborated by a federal investigator who spoke to Fox News.

Jeff Sessions: Words I can't believe in

Yesterday Judge Louis Guirola Jr. of the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi sentenced Joshua Vallum to 49 years in prison for the hate crime murder of Mercedes Williamson, a transgender Alabama teenager.

This was the first ever application of federal hate crime laws in regards to the murder of a transgender person.

Manning to be released on Wednesday

Chelsea Manning is scheduled to be released from the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth on Wednesday.

Pvt. Manning will remain on unpaid active duty pending her final appellate review. As such, she will continue to receive health care and have access to commissaries and military exchanges.

Some Damn Fine Reporting From A Local Florida Journalist On The DNC Lawsuit

So here is some really good reporting on the DNC by Brook Hines who works for The Florida Squeeze. She already posted Parts 1 & 2 and but now some new information has come to light and I think if what she has found checks out, the sh*t will hit the fan when part 3 comes out. And you'll never ever guess where she found this new information.

But first - here are Parts 1 and 2.

How Wage Suppression has Created a New Housing Crisis

It has been quite a while since I last wrote about neo-liberalism due to the focus on the 2016 Presidential election. I fully expected to continue this series shortly thereafter, but the current disarray in our government has taken the spotlight. It is weird because I have had a rough draft for this essay sitting in my draft folder for some time and it is quite often I am reminded as to how timely the issue addressed in this essay is.

What Are Your Demands?

Howdy folks! It's been a while since I've written much of anything. Since the election, I've been pretty much dealing with the anger and disgust at what has happened.

I've read a lot of election post-mortems and proposals for how left/progressive people should move forward in the current political climate.

It appears that there is a very real political realignment going on now. On the right, there is a lot of energy, enough to get somebody who promised to pay attention to the 99% (though seems quite unlikely to do anything useful for them). On the left, there is energy, but it is (as usual) being co-opted by the Democrat party and being channeled into a fake resistance movement which is an attempt to associate electing corporate democrats and preserving Obama's neoliberal "achievements" as real change that will help the 99%. The establishment Democrats at the head of this fake resistance have no intention of making actual change.

If left/progressives don't organize behind an agenda and force the Democrats to swallow it, the "resistance" will fizzle out into support for more of the same, sorry, "pragmatic" corporate crap that establishment Democrats have been shovelling out for decades and the right will own the nation's politics - perhaps even awarding them the preponderance of states (they are one state shy now) to amend the constitution or call a constitutional convention.

The stakes are a lot higher than most people realize and the corporate donors behind both parties would be delighted by an opportunity to modify the constitution to more fully lock down the prerogatives of the 1%.

The Weekly Watch

I've had no internet this week. It is a capacity issue they hope to resolve shortly, which I think means they oversold their capacity and are making up for lost time. Do you think they will discount my $60/month for 3 Meg service?

At any rate, I couldn't do any research this week and only heard the big stories...Macron, the banker, wins the French presidency; the son of N. Korea refugees won the S. Korean election; and Comey, Comey, Comey ad nauseum.

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