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See Bernie in a Different Light and Learn a Few Things About the Iowa Caucuses

I saw this video posted by our friends over at The Progressive Wing and it's the 3rd or 4th such video I've watched during this campaign cycle. The previous ones featured Campaign Manager Faiz Shakir, along with young staffers from Iowa and New Hampshire.

Tulsi Warchest at $1.2 Million

The Tulsi campaign showed us today that their total warchest for the early states, raised through the end of last year, reached about $1.2 million:

Her goal was to raise $1 million by the end of 2019 to remain competitive in the early states, so she did good exceeding that by a couple hundred grand.

Gypsies, Travellers & Roma under Bigger Tory Guns

‘UK Johnson government launches anti-Gypsy/Traveller/Roma measures’, Paul Bond, wsws.org, 28 December 2019

On rich, smug elites and on Australia right now

This article has stuck in my mind for some time. It was written on December 10th, in Australia, about the bush fires. Remember that that was three weeks ago, and that in terms of the seasons their December is our June here in the Northern Hemisphere.

How the rich plan to rule a burning planet

The War With Iran Begins Today?

Pentagon deploys 100 Marines in Chinooks to reinforce under-siege US embassy in Baghdad after it was attacked by pro-Iran mob in retaliation for US airstrikes on Hezbollah, as President Trump warns Tehran it will be held 'fully responsible'

  • American soldiers inside the embassy have fired tear gas, stun grenades and warning shots at hundreds of fighters who broke down the compound gate and set fires within the complex on Tuesday

Tuesday Open Thread ~ New Years Eve Edition


I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it. ~ Neil Gaiman

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Tonight, NZ Will Celebrate the New Year to Come

And you lucky guys have a day longer to anticipate the wishes you wish for.

I was going to plant a swan plant this evening for the monarch butterflies, but thought to wait until tomorrow, because several years ago I heard a sentiment that expressed something that makes much sense to me, and I’m sure to you as well. It was something like, “on new years day do something purposeful to honour the new year, with the hope that it will have meaning in the future”.