In response to the shitstorm Hillary created by referring to "half" of Trump supporters as "baskets of deplorable", Hillary has issued her typical nopology. She "regrets" using "half"; it was a "mistake" to generalize so. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/10/hillary-clinton-basket-o...
Some parents are up in arms in Virginia Minnesota, so much so that they have contacted the so-called Alliance Defending Freedom. ADF has filed another lawsuit against a high school for repecting the needs of a transgender student.
But this one tops the plethora of similar cases ADF has pooped across the country.
"One, Two, Three, Four, We don't want your Fucking War!"
During the latest act in the American tragedy playing before our eyes, the "foreign policy" (U.S. imperialism) question and answer session with Trump and Clinton. the best businessman in the history of the universe (believe it), Trump, attacked Clinton while trying to sound "presidential".
This is one of those stories where the government tries to mitigate the righteous wrath of any person who pretends a belief in morality, or even effectiveness, by attenuating the release of the shocking facts so that the War Criminals responsible for these horrific actions can dismiss them as "old news".
I hope your capacity for outrage and civilized sensibilities are never exhausted on this issue.
This weekend The Guardian is publishing a 3 part series on the Cover Up of our government's active participation in actually, factually, and directly Torturing People.
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New York Times Magazine has delved into the newest CDC study on the health risks of lesbian, gay and bisexual high school students. I would like to have said LGBT students, but there was apparently nowhere on the survey where a participant could identify as transgender or gender nonconforming.
It’s easy to assume that now must be a better time than ever to be a lesbian, gay or bisexual teenager. We recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. Our culture has grown more accepting, too; one of the most anticipated albums of the year, Frank Ocean’s, embraces his desire for men. These factors work together to create the illusion that as a society we are barreling toward a world of complete liberation, where everyone is truly free to be whoever they are.
--Jenna Wortham, author
This was published just a short while ago. Nut Shell = Military (nat. Guard) acting as "muscle" for private corporations.
From her YT page
"Published on Sep 9, 2016
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof." Markos Moulitsas, founder and owner of Daily Kos.
If you've been following the artificial currency crisis fueled by the Austerian impulse of the European Union's Neoliberal bureaucrats under the economic domination of German Banks it should be obvious that barring some miracle the common European Currency (the Euro) is doomed to destruction. Unfortunately for some of the starry-eyed idealists (or cynical apparatchiks, take your pick) who still have (or profess) faith in the "European Project" it seems increasingly likely that the Euro's demise will take the Union with it.
What the anti-democratic drones have done so far is ignore the systemic problems (like the appalling lack of democracy) in favor of "pissing on fires", "kicking the can down the road", "slapping on a Band-Aid", "extending and pretending", and "foaming the runway", which has had the sadly predictable result of allowing things to fester until moderate solutions are ineffective and radical change required.
On the other hand you can hardly blame them. Real reform requires a Treaty unanimously approved by all 28 National governments, something that was difficult then and is probably impossible now, because people (the 99%, the electorate on which the politicians and bureaucrats depend on for their phony baloney jobs) are very, very angry.
Many have lamented the lack of an antiwar movement in this country, the land of Empire and Imperialism. Many have also criticized the faux left that supports U.S. "interventions", those that support War Criminal Obama and want War Criminal Clinton to be the next President of the Empire.
We're not alone. They have the same problem in Europe.
The 'sharing economy' has always been an unfunny joke of a term.
In my view it's never been anything more than either 1) a moonlighting job or 2) scabs undermining working people trying to make a living.
In the face of adults in positions of responsibility who were questioning the wisdom of recently adopted guidelines meant to assure the safety and well-being of transgender students in Anne Arundel County, MD, a student rose to speak.
Scott Howarth is a student at Anne Arundel High School and current president of the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils.
Libertarians have always been a mixed bag for me.
I absolutely abhor their neoliberal, Social Darwinian view on society and the economy.
On the other hand, I like their pro-liberty views, such as anti-Big Brother spying, and decriminalizing things that have no victims, such as the War on Some Drugs.
Hat Tip to Leu2500 for letting us know this was scheduled.
If you search Google News for Jeremy Corbin you'll find that J.K. Rowling can't sleep nights over the prospect of the impending Corbyn romp over Owen Smith in the Labour Leadership election (about which more in a moment). Indeed 'Corbyn is no Dumbledore' and-
One day in the far distant future we'll look back and we WONT LAUGH, LABOUR, BECAUSE THIS ISN'T BLOODY FUNNY.
Now admittedly that last was tweeted at 3:31 in the morning last Wednesday after her earlier tweets had not met the customary adulation.
I'm Not Kidding. Trump actually said that OUT LOUD on national teevee at last night's Commander-in-Chief Forum. Yes, Islam, the next American President just said he's coming to steal your oil. Now stop saying "Death to America". Hahaha.
Bernie Sanders was too much of a gentlemen to do this, but he probably could have routed Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Primaries by a large enough margin to overcome all the blatant cheating and voter disenfranchisement --- had he added this kind of attack line into his daily campaigning each day:
Today's update on Jill Stein and the Green Party is chock full of goodness and badness!
Wyoming and North Dakota have both accepted Jill Stein on the ballot, bringing the total number of states where she is on the ballot to 43 plus Washington D.C. We are now awaiting word only from the state of Rhode Island. She now has direct access to 476 electoral college votes. Rhode Island has an additional 4 votes.
"His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain is a major donor to the Clinton Foundation , having pledged millions to the Clinton Global Initiative through the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CRISP). By 2010, he had given $32 million to the initiative.
It has been over two weeks since I last posted an essay in this series on neo-liberalism. I was both hosting out of town company and traveling during that time. Recently I have experienced a number of technical problems on my end too. I hope to avoid any future time gaps of this length between essays.
For those who may be interested in previous essays on this subject, here are the links to those essays.
Aha! Part of this is regarding the redacted name(s) of the Platte River Networks tech and the "Oh Shit" moment!
From The Hill