November 2018 Blog Posts (184)

Putin’s High-Five of Saudi Crown Prince Goes Viral

Putin’s High-Five of Saudi Crown Prince Goes Viral:  Russian President Vladimir Putin raised plenty of eyebrows at the G20 summit in Argentina, after he greeted Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with a big high-five and a warm smile - a gesture which many described as “simply…

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Added by Johnny Robish on November 30, 2018 at 9:34pm — 2 Comments

i know i am being a giant asshole for not reading other people's posts...and some comedy.

oh wow, i just remembered that there is a section in my standup is about being a recovering account and a recovering 'ho -- big laughs for this because i am so not 'ho like now. basically an old broad with a little dog.

i later added that i am a relapsing recovering asshole. and how you never recover and you have to go to rehab for like 2 years. oh, and Asshole is in the DSM 5 or whatever it is now. after agoraphobia and, shit, i can't remember. this is a nightmare... agoraphobia…

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Added by Theodora L'Engle Knight on November 30, 2018 at 5:22pm — 10 Comments

so excited about the Orange Orangutan news!!! & subsidized senior heaven...

know the shit is going to hit the fan because he's a fuckwad.

wow, the optics of putin shaking hands and smiling with mbs. the despots of russia and saudi arabia. they have the OO by the short hairs. obviously. this is so awful and fucking fascinating.

i know i'm not saying anything that you guys haven't said in a much more erudite way. but i'm binge watching msnbc so it's pretty up to date. yes, i know i'm a looney tune. i have a lovely basket of mental illnesses. kind of feel…

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Added by Theodora L'Engle Knight on November 30, 2018 at 5:10pm — 7 Comments

The Private Sector

      

      I’m a private sector historian. I have not now, or ever have been an employee of the US government or any of its agencies. 

      I’m no more a fan of the public sector than I am of the private sector. I am not an ingrate. The opportunity to achieve the freedom that I inherited by being born who, when, and where I was has not been taken for granted by me. 

       Having invested considerable time and effort to understand my privilege and the true cost of it;…

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Added by Robert B. James on November 30, 2018 at 8:39am — 3 Comments

Richard Branson Taking Submarine Down World's Largest Sinkhole

Richard Branson Taking Submarine Down World's Largest Sinkhole:  In the first mission of its kind, Jacques Cousteau's grandson and Sir Richard Branson are plunging in a submarine into the deep, dark bottom of what has been named "The Great Blue Hole” - a cavern large enough to swallow two Boeing 747s with room to spare - located off the country of Belize.  Well, if he…

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Added by Johnny Robish on November 29, 2018 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Trilogy of Love's Illusions

Trilogy of Love’s Illusions

 

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Added by Doc Vega on November 29, 2018 at 2:17pm — No Comments

More revealing Truth About the Caravan

 

More evidence that not only does the US mass media lie and refuse to objectively report the news using it to discredit conservatives like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, but now more truth about the issues is emerging. Obama era experiences over border crossing attempts do not appear to be benign as reported previously. According to a recent story…

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Added by Doc Vega on November 29, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Question Of Elizabeth Bowser

      The answer is a guess. We are not supposed to know. The magical world of my youth was segregated. Dixie Bowser was the first African American woman I ever saw. 

       I write about Cold War because I lived it. Decades later I wondered If Dixie had descended from Elizabeth. It’s too late to ask. The official story is that the decendents of Elizabeth don’t want to be found. Who could blame them? I am just guessing. I would not be guessing if Dixie was still alive, I’d keep it as…

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Added by Robert B. James on November 29, 2018 at 8:43am — No Comments

Equal Justice Under Law?

Equal justice under law is a phrase engraved on the front of the United States Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. It is also a societal ideal that has influenced the American legal system.…

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Added by Ron Powell on November 29, 2018 at 7:30am — 10 Comments

The Importance of Touch

A couple of days ago I was in a discussion group talking about a recent episode of Hidden Brain, “Bringing up Baby”, which discussed several topics like pre-speech babbling, prosocial activity and tantrums.

We got a little off track talking about the psychology of tantrums, it turns out that they have two components: anger and distress.  In the end the child is needing to be consoled. The source of the tantrum can be totally illogical. (One child wanted to sit at the head of a round…

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Added by Rodney Roe on November 29, 2018 at 6:26am — 7 Comments

One Sentence on a Thursday: Why liberals hate Trump to an extent conservatives don’t get

Liberals are first and foremost about protecting the vulnerable and we have never seen a President who so universally despises the vulnerable, which for us is a cardinal sin, perhaps The cardinal sin. 

Thank you Ron for pointing out in PM that today is Thursday. Title changed.

Added by koshersalaami on November 29, 2018 at 5:30am — 27 Comments

THE RED FLAG PRESENTS: PART THREE FEAR AND TARRIFS

Trump considering 'all options' on steel, aluminum imports

WASHINGTON- weighting trade sanctions, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he's “considering all options” to address an…

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Added by mary gravitt on November 29, 2018 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

President Trump Suggests He May Pardon Paul Manafort

President Trump Suggests He May Pardon Paul Manafort:  Speaking to reporters outside the Oval Office, President Trump confirmed that he may be willing to pardon Paul Manafort amid new reports alleging his former campaign chairman had lied to Special Counsel Robert…

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Added by Johnny Robish on November 28, 2018 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Word for the Day

Recently, I came across a quote from French philosopher Francois Chateaubriand that strikes me as an excellent riposte, whenever a Libertarian coughs up some pseudo-intellectual tripe:

"One is not superior merely because one sees the world as odious.”

Over time, the word odious has…

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Added by Tom Cordle on November 28, 2018 at 8:09pm — 6 Comments

Robot Gods Coming Soon

Why has science fiction predicted almost every major physics discovery and the resulting technological response by man? When visionary sci fi writer Isaac Asimov created his famous novel “I Robot” decades ago he made an ingenious observation. His robotic character noticed watching humans that they were incapable of repairing themselves. Asimov…

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Added by Doc Vega on November 28, 2018 at 3:01pm — 7 Comments

A Tale of Two Lab Rats

      Not really. This is non fiction, I could not qualify as an expert on the other lab rat, but I know him better than I know my own brothers. 

       There was a fork in the road, and he took it. RP is still the best of us, at least as war fighting goes. But at a certain age war fighting skills become unimportant. For us that was twenty years ago...or more. 

        The fork in the road for RP came in 1977, when he was sent for a 72 hour observation after beating the hell…

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Added by Robert B. James on November 28, 2018 at 9:47am — No Comments

kay, i have a question for the men on here. there is some behavior that i am not understanding.

so, i have a friend, philip. he's a good friend but it's weird. he is happily married. my closest pals are usually gay men or those who are happily coupled. the challenging part is that he is often unemployed which he seems to handle very well. i would be beside myself but he had a good early life and was loved and shit, which i cannot relate to at all. so he handles stressful situations very well. plus he's been married for 28 years and they still say i love you and shit so...

okay,…

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Added by Theodora L'Engle Knight on November 27, 2018 at 9:13pm — 10 Comments

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