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Syria: Lies Fuel War and Genocide

Lies Fuel War and Genocide

I am getting frustrated with some of the blatant bullshit coming out of the pro Assad social media brigade which is, for the most part is supportive of extreme international facism, racist pigs, and in some cases as full of bullshit and genocidal evil ideology as the Al Qaedah/ISIS religious fanatics/Turkish affiliated fascists they fight.



419-1. That was the vote tally in Congress last Thursday to pass the "Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act" on to the Senate, which will no doubt nearly unanimously do the same. The only politician to vote no was a very conservative republican. Gabbard, all the current democratic party idols, voted yay for a clearly illegal and imperialist bill.

This is how they do it

I refer, of course, to the self-deluded Democrats.

I have an amazing memory. As in, highly unusual bordering on gifted good memory. I can tell you the names of half the kids in my nursery school photo. I remember the granular details of my childhood. I remember the Goose with her goslings on my baby blanky and concluding that it must be Mother Goose™.

So I'm not surprised when my experiences show me that other people have a more limited memory. A much more limited memory.

New research

New research has been performed at the Boston Medical Center which reveals that most trans patients do not elect to undergo gender affirming surgeries.

The study followed 99 transgender patients who were undergoing hormone therapy at BMC, the majority of whom were transgender women.

Do You Feel like a Slave?

"At what stage between one and nine, did this become something other than the tale of a slave?"
Robert Nozick

I read an article by Peter Koenig last night, "Slavehood 2017". It's a good rant. I'm seeing more of the alternative writers I've discovered and followed over the years, plus new ones, going on good rants, rants AGAINST THE POWER, telling it like it is, not circling the edges with political bullshit.

Where Is the Support in the Left Media for the #DNCFraudLawsuit? Say It Ain't So - Both Thomas Frank and TYT Panel Shirk From Standing With DNC Collusion and Fraud Issues. Where Are Our Allies?

With the #DNCFraudLawsuit Gaining Momentum, Where Are The Left Journalists Covering Electoral Fraud/Voter Suppression/DNC Collusion of The Rigged the Dem Primary?/Loads of Evidence of Documented Foul Play, Here's Just Some From New York and Chicago/If Elections Are the Foundation of Democracy, Then Where Are We As A Country When They're Proven To Be Corrupted?

As the political waters become murkier and murkier, in most every direction at the moment, it becomes more and more incumbent on us to be ever vigilant citizen watchdogs and journalists. We must watch closely those who we we're inclined to think of as allies.

France threatens criminal charges against media.

French media have been warned not to publish content from any emails allegedly hacked from presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign team, to prevent the outcome of the vote being influenced.

It comes after Mr Macron's team said it has been the target of a "massive and coordinated" hacking attack ahead of Sunday's presidential runoff.

France's presidential election commission also said it could be criminal offence to republish any campaign data.

French law is by no mean absolutist when it comes to protecting free speech, but this appears to be a much bigger step in the wrong direction. Even so, I can't help thinking that all this government attention shone on the Macron leaks is self defeating.

(This could leave a mark:) ‘Shattered,’ Book About Clinton Campaign, May Become TV Series

‘Shattered,’ Book About Clinton Campaign, May Become TV Series

A new book about Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald J. Trump in the presidential election could be heading to the small screen.

The origins of the Democratic Party's and USA's looming catastrophe

It is becoming a constant struggle to combat despondency, as I watch USA Democratic Party leaders shuck and jive, wriggle and squirm, to avoid having to accept any responsibility for their disastrous and destructive neoliberal economic policies of the past half-century. It's a tragedy having Donald Trump as President, with reactionary Republicans in control of the House and Senate.

Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator" Speech, With Accompanying Video That Reflects the Essence of Occupy and C99.

Just finished watching the PBS film "The Last Laugh," and was piqued to watch the Chaplin film in its entirety for the first time tonight. The reason I'm aware of the speech is because it went viral during Occupy and it moved me deeply. I see it again as being pretty much a perfect video for these times, and for the C99 family to relish and take inspiration from.

The past always comes back

I spent 36 years as a teacher. I started as a graduate teaching fellow at the University of Oregon, where I spent 5 years teaching first year college mathematics. After receiving my PhD, I spent three years at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. That was not a productive three years since both my parents died during that time. So I moved on to the University of Central Arkansas, where I taught for 16 years.

What's Our Vehicle, Baby? (Why We Need One)

I have written in the past, via comments, that if we don't start learning how to prevent the co-option of our movement, we are toast. In addition, we must have a reliable way to get that message out: a vehicle if you will.

All you need do is look at history. TPTB, regardless of party affiliation, seem to always learn from their mistakes because they are greedy sociopaths/psychopaths. Their primary need is to be dominant. Whether it is having more money and/or power than 'name your deity' over those they deem to be less than, we must remember it is their prime motivator.

Are the Young Turks part of the Establishment? Is Bernie now?

Although reading published articles is always much, much faster than watching a video, videos give a much more complete exposition of the subject in almost all cases. So while time-consuming, my preference is for video perhaps because I learn better with the combination of sight and sound. This essay is based upon three recent videos, which will be enumerated below. Watch them if you wish, or perhaps read this essay as is, however you prefer.

In lieu of federal protection

At a time when the federal government is bent on reducing, if anything, protections for people considered to be "outside the norm," it is important for states and local institutions to step up to fill the void.

In Connecticut the Board of Regents has adopted two new policies in order to implement an executive order issued by Governor Malloy this past February.

(Things that make you go "Hmmmm") Hillary Clinton Will Launch a PAC

Yep, I just bumped into a headline that gave me the equivalent of an ice cream headache. No, it's worse than that. Maybe it's what getting smacked in the forehead with a two-by-four is like.

Hillary Clinton Will Launch a PAC.

*sigh* well just kill me now.