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The invisible lawsuit, anger, revolution

A friend of mine, with a doctorate and very intelligent, was utterly surprised to learn about the DNC fraud lawsuit. She is quite knowledgeable about economics, science and 20th century world history. She also watches the TV news, winnowing her choice of viewing gradually from the usual suspects down to only Fox News. Is she reactionary? No. Is she Republican? Is she pro-Trump? No. Does she like Medusa? No.

"A Sanders-led Party would still be an imperialist, pro-war party.”

Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report takes down Bernie Sanders and the Democratic party in his recent article, "Why Bernie Sanders is an Imperialist Pig". First he rightly places the Democratic party as the "Warmonger-in-Chief political institution in the United States at this historical juncture" because of the "orchestrated propaganda blitzkrieg against Russia by the Democratic Party.

The new DoE transgender guideline and the resulting confusion

When the Trump Administration's Department of Education and Department of Justice jointly revoked the Obama administration's guideline on the protection and treatment of transgender students in the country's schools, Betsy DeVos said that transgender students would still have civil rights protections and that the DoE would be releasing an update on how that would be implemented.

Anti-Capitalist MeetUp: Money Laundering's Politically Exposed Persons may include Trump


"What does count as suspicious behaviour, however, is the White House’s response to the public’s legitimate interest in a political appointee’s previous job, which involved significant dealings with Russia in a context of financial risk. The White House has been accused of blocking details about Wilbur Ross’s engagement with the Bank of Cyprus and its Russian investors, thus warranting the question of why. Is this simply a power play, or are they seeking to hiding any other information that might be divulged as a result? The Trump administration’s tactics on this will be interesting to watch."


Fighting harassment on the job

 photo LaRay-Reed1_zpsj7auqzrr.jpgLa'Ray Reed began working at McDonald's in Redford, Michigan in April, 2015. She is now suing her former employer.

The transgender woman says her managers called her names like “boy-slash-she,” groped her genitals, required her to use a broom closet as a bathroom and asked her inappropriate questions about her sexual orientation and preferences on a regular basis.

She was not allowed to use wither the men's room or the women's room.

The Progressive Establishment Nominated Hillary

While progressives are correctly focused on reforming the broken, dysfuctional, and out-of-touch Democratic Party establishment, it's important to take a step back and realize that Hillary would never have defeated Bernie in the primaries if not for so-called progressive organizations.

Putin, the man that singlehandedly destroyed America's democracy

For six months now, the top news story in the country has been how one man, Putin, managed to infiltrate the internets, take almost complete control of the US electoral system and put a puppet of a foreign nation into the country's highest position of power. What kind of superpowers does this man have to create such turmoil in all three branches of the federal government, the Executive, the Legislative and even the Judicial without so much as firing a single bullet or dropping one bomb?

/s (edited out remark that might be misunderstood - snark on snark - if you will)

I offer some videos for your edification on this Sunday afternoon.

The Weekly Watch

Spotlight on Schools …

one teacher's perspective

Several years ago I was at an Alabama State School Board meeting when the state president of the Eagle Forum accused the Board of trying to use schools as social engineering machines. My thought was - aren't all schools by their very nature indeed social engineering machines. So, what kind of society do we want to engineer? To create a society we want, we have to focus on the nature of our schools.

(I miss the Red Clay Ramblers and Tommy Thompson)

Another 4,000 Americans to be sent into the Afghanistan meat grinder!

Numerous news outlets are now reporting that President Trump has authorized Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to send 4,000 more American soldiers to Afghanistan, admitting that many of these will serve in direct combat roles.

Kamala Harris: the Camel hoping to please

A week ago, I wrote an essay Kamala Harris: a dangerous Democrat. On the Cusp schooled me with the comment "what Democrat isn't dangerous?" Being at a loss for words, I decided to show why K. the Camel Harris particularly dangerous. To OtC et. al., this does not mean that most Democrats are not dangerous.

Confiscation Nation - Computerized Capitalism is looting society one transaction at a time

Computer hardware and software are merely tools, like saws and hammers. You can use the same tools to build a house or to build a jail.  Unfortunately, beginning around 1980, corporations have been intent upon building a lot of computerized jails for their customers. Increasingly, the power imbalance between individuals and corporations makes customers the equivalent of prisoners.

To people 'broadly satisfied' with the status quo

I'm well acquainted with the 'new democrats.' I rubbed elbows with them for years. I was a progressive blogger for over a decade and attended many of the annual Netroot's gatherings around the nation. I partied with them, I engaged in conversation with them, online and in real life. I argued with them. Mostly I argued with them.

Until recently I had been a more-or-less life-long democrat, but a Tom Joad, Civil Rights democrat. These new democrats are another matter entirely.

Mass Bannings of Bernie Supporters at TOP

Today, for the first time in a while I went to peruse TOP. While there I found my account had been banned, though for what is not clear. I then found the following public discussion at TOP's help desk that indicates that yesterday there were mass bannings of Bernie supporters.

Here is the screen shot of the help desk discussion dated June 15, 2017, if that link doesn't work: