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A post I should have written years ago: What antisemitism looks like

I’ve given people a hard time for either doing things that are typically antisemitic or not reacting to it. What never really occurred to me is that a lot of people here may not know what it looks like, which may very well include some who appear to be its practitioners. There are things it shares with other forms of bigotry and things it doesn’t. If you have either practiced aspects of this or tolerated aspects of this because you didn’t recognize it and I gave you a hard time, I apologize…

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Added by koshersalaami on June 14, 2019 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

Minot+comments Perpetual Politics, Transient Flash Fiction

The problem is keeping your head above water for another four years... R&R ;-)

jmac1949

NOVEMBER 12, 2012 07:33 PM

Perhaps the rhyme ship sank

A rehearsal or reversal, blank

A word river sliver, nary contrary, non-iamb

A wordy shore&lore, tales&whales, dang logjam

Batten your trusses, yield your cusses,

Await, however late, soulful iambuses

J.P. Hart

NOVEMBER 13, 2012 01:34 PM

over here in the Minnesota House 60A, my…

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Added by J.P. Hart on June 14, 2019 at 4:50pm — 1 Comment

PreOP Poem

The depth of a dead bird's hollowed eye and bright feathers sodden and drowned in prismatic antifreeze?

A zoomy arrested pathos: its beak gaped.

Over on its back, his belly feathered yellow, white, his crown a special woodpecker red, and black-checker black. What was I to do, foolish poet, failed short story writer, pissant, running on with one untied shoe, other than gently lift the dead *Melanerpes erythrocephalus* with a dishwasher's glove.

I must catalog to memory…

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Added by J.P. Hart on June 14, 2019 at 1:33pm — 2 Comments

THE RED FLAG DECLARES: TEACHING OLD DOGS NEW TRICKS IS A BITCH

Once you master the download and save your blog .HTML everything will be jake!  But getting Jake to cooperate is a bitch.  My friend continues to advise me and since I feel we are a writing family, I want to pass his advice on.  Like Zuckerberg says, "Do no harm."…

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Added by mary gravitt on June 14, 2019 at 12:20pm — 4 Comments

Fear of Being Sentimental

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Added by Doc Vega on June 14, 2019 at 10:42am — No Comments

Road Trip to Thunder Bay Postponed

JULY 11, 2009 6:23AM

Road Trip to Thunder Bay, Postponed

RATE: 500

They weren't even careful pulling the piano through the front door toward the driveway. Though shrink wrapped and heavy side down on it's side, there is an indelicacy viewing the transitional taking away of something you don't want taken away.

I heard an F key as they tipped it on its side.

I wore a…

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Added by J.P. Hart on June 14, 2019 at 10:07am — 2 Comments

Kept the Memory

JULY 7, 2009 8:20 AM

Just Sayin'

RATE: 100

We'd won big, bigger than we'd dreamed.

We left the campus, scaring the goats with one last obnoxious horn blast louder than all the road raging warriors dancing on exclamation points.

It-it'd not matter that we'd be tawdry, gypsyish, sunburned darker than planeloads up from Aruba, this was the endless summer: unplugged. Onpast the amusement parks, the bookstores sold out of Rolling Stone, the man on every other corner…

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Added by J.P. Hart on June 14, 2019 at 8:32am — 3 Comments

Cutting Edge Not Vertical

        AI decides up from down. The blade scrapes with precision, not to cut, to level , but not exactly. A closer look shows pitch, by design. 

        Who prevails on a level playing field? Who is willing to chance the scales, and live or die with those results. Who calls the shots? Who cuts the pie? 

                                       What is fair? 

         I watch, waiting and seeing, as the world decides our fate. A brain dead  MIC, scrambles, but the axe…

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Added by Robert B. James on June 14, 2019 at 7:57am — 3 Comments

Lawrence O'Donnell: Single Sentence Summation of the Political Impact of the Entire Trump Administration

Their actions erode the principal foundation of our democratic system: the rule of law. 

              

Added by Ron Powell on June 14, 2019 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Resigns as White House Press Secretary

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Resigns as White House Press Secretary:  President Trump has just announced on Twitter that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving her post at the end of the month to return home to Arkansas.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on June 13, 2019 at 8:55pm — 10 Comments

LAST WORDS ABOUT BINDLESNITCH

No. BindleSnitch is not going away but I may be. 

I feel like an invader on Our Salon. I never did like the design that much but right now we have a unique opportunity to build a new site that will operating as much as the older ones did as I can make it but I am afraid of losing the connections that I have with this group of people.



You are a special group of people because you are very knowledgeable about what goes into one of these websites and some really good ideas about…

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Added by Alan Milner on June 13, 2019 at 2:08pm — 31 Comments

THE RED FLAG ASKS: ARE AMERICANS PAYING VALUE ADDED TAXES DISGUISED AS TRUMP TARRIFS? AND WILL KOCHS TO THE RESCUE BUST HIM DOWN PART TWO

The argument as to whether Trump Tariffs are Value Added Tax may have to be extended by the fact that as Orwell demonstrated in 1984 The Novel, language is fungible.*  For example in an article…

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Added by mary gravitt on June 13, 2019 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

What Would Congress Do?

                     “ They all do it” - collude, he meant. 

           Oligarchs: Nimble them be, the best of them, posing as business folk, but more like warlords....Licensed to kill, and/or sub the wet work out. 

                                Target: Democracy 

                                Target: Congress

                                Target: The White House

                                Target: SCOTUS

                               …

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Added by Robert B. James on June 13, 2019 at 8:50am — 3 Comments

Groups Are Not Working - but we are working on it.

This process is giving me a different perspective on the structure of my website by comparing Lorianne's design to mine. Give me a little time to get things right. I didn't anticipate having to do this with people looking over my shoulders.

Added by Alan Milner on June 13, 2019 at 8:32am — 2 Comments

Groups Are Not Working - but we are working on it.

This process is giving me a different perspective on the structure of my website by comparing Lorianne's design to mine. Give me a little time to get things right. I didn't anticipate having to do this with people looking over my shoulders.

Added by Alan Milner on June 13, 2019 at 8:32am — No Comments

Reflections on a Certain Day

Past life's numbing sensation

The cloudy waters of alienation

The introspection of isolation

Is this my final destination?…
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Added by Doc Vega on June 13, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

If We Wish to Survive Intact, We Must Do Better Than This

If I can get in on the very ground floor of something like this, any and all of you can: 
            
Your Salon
                  
 Public Group…
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Added by Ron Powell on June 13, 2019 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Scientists Say Plants Can Actually Talk

Scientists Say Plants Can Actually Talk:  Botanists say plants can really talk and have the recordings to prove it.  In fact, visitors to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden can actually listen to recordings of the songs corn plants sing.  Yea, well then, anyone who comes over to my place, better make up their minds pretty damn fast -…

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Added by Johnny Robish on June 12, 2019 at 8:50pm — No Comments

TACIT

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Added by The Songbird on June 12, 2019 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

BindleSnitch Update

We are making progress. 



We were made aware that we were running on an old version of php. Updating to the current version has solved a number of problems...and given us a major speed increase.



We have decided to do away with the minimum word requirement for two reasons: it didn't really make sense when we thought it out again because of the numbers of valuable posts that would never make the  mimumum word count....and because the plugin we were using to impose that…

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Added by Alan Milner on June 12, 2019 at 8:42am — 30 Comments

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