I started believing conspiracy theories in the early 2000s. Twenty years ago I discovered Linux. As a public school technology teacher I quickly recognized the hoards of educational applications in server systems and software packages. And it was all free to download. What more could a school want? Great educational tools that didn't cost anything. And the students could also download them at no cost.
(Note: the map above is dated, and certainly doesn’t show the secret bases all over Africa.)
Here’s the report by the DoD media spokesman on Mad Dog’s Jan. 19 speech at Johns Hopkins University in Washington. He says it’s a good fit with Herr Trump’s NSS (most said Mattis helped write that one, a well), but that this is rather an ‘American Strategy’ (a variant on #MAGA, or #MASA, Make Amerika Safe Again™, and even more of bombastic, especially: the warnings. I’d call it a Declaration of War on any other nation on the planet that dares to defy Total US Imperial Command and Control coupled with paranoid projections onto his/their ‘enemies’. No multipolar world is allowable, and it sure has nothing to do with ‘Defense’. The hyperlinked document is a pdf, 14 pages. I’ve bolded a few passages, and have reproduced portions of his Cliffs Notes. Yep, it’s long, and you may not want to read it; neither did I, but it’s all stuff we need to know to move forward in any meaningful way. If ending war happens to be your most important issue, I’d urge you to check into Ballotpedia to see how folks you’re considering voted for…voted on military and FP issues. There are prizes for those who finish.
Let's see, how can I express my rage any differently than I already have?
According to a new Oxfam report, 82% of the wealth generated last year went to the richest 1 percent of the global population. The poorest half, that would be about 3.5 billion, saw no increase at all.
I just read two longish articles that everyone needs to add to their reference library: one by Michael Hudson that puts his Debt Jubilee work into today's context; and an amazing summary of how Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) actually explains today's economy, while neoclassical economics is utter bullshit that keeps the parasitic financial capitalists in charge.
Hahahaha. This country is so weak! We’re going to take on RUSSIA! or China? We can’t do shit except fight drone wars. Long distance killings. Generally against innocent civilians.
And this is shameful. The US loved the Kurds when tjey were doing all the heavy lifting against ISIS. Now we betray them yet again. But then, that is what we do everytime we come in contact with the Kurdish people. We use them and then toss them in the trash.
I wrote a story about the making of this movie, in Bisbee, several months ago. The movie tells the story of breaking a miner's strike in 1917, in Bisbee Arizona, "Queen of the Copper Camps". It was filmed 100 years to the day after the events, in the same locations, using local actors and extras to portray the story. Mostly local...Azazello came up from Tucson to give us a hand (on my neck). My partner, and her grand-daughter also took part.
Just last month the NY Times reported Democrats Are Dominating the Generic Ballot. The margin was reaching levels never before seen, by an average of 13%.
There was a Huge Blue Wave building against a historically bad Republican government.
You know, I'm getting fucking tired of the average internet pleb whining about 'the left' or 'pc sjws' hating free speech when such a thing has never existed at any point in Fundie'Murican history.
There's no longer any point debating the liberals or their glorious Democratic Party. They're not a serious bunch, though they mask their unseriousness by the vehemence with which they argue stuff that's of no consequence.
Shut Down the Government, and Escalate the Wars
...sounds like a plan
It was a busy week like they all seem to be. Obviously they want to keep everyone preoccupied, distracted...you know shut down the government and accelerate disorder in the Middle East and around the world. Hold protest and marches against T-rump, but vote to give him increased surveillance powers. So we try to escape in our addictions to fossil fuels, opioids, meth, ...and entertainment.
In just the latter half of 2017, over a dozen scandals - with hints of more to come - drew close to the pope but were mostly ignored by the U.S. media.
July 3 - Archbishop Luis Ladaria Ferrer accused of sex abuse cover-up.
Was just forwarded this via NPR (apologies, I'm loathe to support those Neoliberal hucksters pretending to be journalists).
The death of rocker Tom Petty in October 2017 came as a result of an accidental drug overdose with a toxic mix of drugs taken for several ailments, including a fractured hip.
The results of an autopsy were released Friday by Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner Jonathan Lucas.
Imagine if you will, the Three Stooges, armed with machine guns, spraying bullets into a packed theater because they saw a bad guy in the crowd.
That's America's foreign policy in Syria.
We've accomplished nothing but getting hundreds of thousands of people killed, while undermining our own standing in the region.
Been quite a while. Taking a needed break. However, I ran into this video, and it made me think of all of you - Big Al in particular.
h/t to New Bohemian Media on Facebook for the link. I know many of you aren't on FB, so I won't leave a link. For those of you that do drop by FB, I think you would like New Bohemian Media's page.
Cross-posted from Real Economics.
In Colorado, an electric utility's request for proposals to build new generating capacity resulted in stunning evidence that renewables are now cheaper than fossil fuels--even with storage capacity included for when solar and wind are "down."
At this writing, it's still up in the air. I won't even guess. Well, I will. I think they'll miraculously come up with an agreement to avoid a shutdown and the serfs will heave a big sigh of relief and express gratitude that their political representatives running this country for them (right?) have done a solid for the U.S. of A.
USA! USA! USA! We're number One!
It's all a charade, a mockery, an act, a masquerade, a farce.
Good evening all.
I’m wondering why we photograph and why we enjoy looking at what others see.
A brief announcement that Native's friends will gather here at our home for some sort of informal memorial and scattering of his ashes in the Pecos River we live next to. Weather permitting, of course, this being New Mexico in the winter.
All are welcome. Accommodations somewhat limited.
Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Time to be determined.
Call for directions should you care to attend: 575-427-4202