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"SATIRIST'S (and Comedians) GO WIDE"...Longing for Speed Bumps in today's News Cycle!

Remember when 'Breaking News' was an Earthquake, a Wild Fire or a President choking on a pretzel?…

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Added by marilyn sands on September 12, 2017 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

I'll be looking at the moon.... A musical question....

I'm developing a medley for an up-coming performance which includes the following pieces:

How High the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon 

Moon River

Moonglow

Moonlight Sonata

Moonlight Seranade

Moonlight in…

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Added by Ron Powell on September 12, 2017 at 7:00am — 16 Comments

Study Probes Why People Believe Conspiracy Theories

Study Probes Why People Believe Conspiracy Theories:  A new study found that people who frequently endorsed conspiracy theories were more likely to believe they possessed scarce and secret information which most others do not.  Of course, I’m not necessarily sure it’s a positive thing when the only others in possession of that “secret information” you possess - are people who’ve been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on September 11, 2017 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Remembering September 11, 2001: Who is They?

         Pardon my grammar, maybe. And pardon me if I might offend any or all of you with this bit that I have not yet written.

          I am a story teller, officially a historian by training now…but back in the day I was more than the photographer I had finally become twenty years after deciding at fifteen that I would join the Army to be in 1972. I have…

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Added by Robert B. James on September 11, 2017 at 3:40pm — 4 Comments

The W.C. Fields School of Television Journalism

I emailed one network to tell them watching their reporting this week was so ridiculous it reminded me of every comedy skit where a storm is depicted by someone off stage flinging heaping buckets of water or snow at a person onstage.  

the storm coverage went from heroic during harvey to idiotic during irma.  apparently there was no news…

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Added by Foolish Monkey on September 11, 2017 at 10:30am — 16 Comments

You Tell Me

Added by Ron Powell on September 11, 2017 at 7:56am — 4 Comments

Is There a Connection Between Fear Baiting and the Concept of Fake News

Many of you who once wrote and read on Open Salon will remember Sage Merlin.  Some of you may know him personally.  I’m a Facebook…

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Added by Rodney Roe on September 11, 2017 at 1:36am — 12 Comments

Encounters In The Japanese Garden



It was a forced trip. The LED string that lights my miniature Japanese paper lanterns had gone suddenly defective after only a few months. So back to the Japanese Garden gift shop to get a new one. Of course, a… Continue

Added by cheshyre on September 10, 2017 at 8:24pm — 4 Comments

Scientists Worry World May Be Running Out of Sand

Scientists Worry World May Be Running Out of Sand:  While most people assume sand is an infinite resource, a just published prospectus cautions that the over-exploitation of global supplies of sand - mostly for use as construction materials, could wreak both political and environmental…

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Added by Johnny Robish on September 10, 2017 at 7:55pm — 7 Comments

THE RED FLAG ON HOW THE AMERICAN IDEAL HAS FAILED: TRUMP MONTEBANK OR MACHIVELLI'S PRINCE ~ PART TWO

How many does it take to metamorphose wickedness into righteousness?  One man must not kill.  If he does, it is murder... But a state or nation may kill as many as they please, and it is not murder.  It is just necessary,…

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Added by mary gravitt on September 10, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

Evangelist Claims Death Planet Will Destroy Earth September 23rd

Evangelist Claims Death Planet Will Destroy Earth September 23rd:  Christian conspiracy theorist David Meade is predicting the planet Nibiru (aka Planet-X), which he claims is inhabited by an advanced alien race called the Annunaki, will collide with Earth on September…

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Added by Johnny Robish on September 9, 2017 at 8:51pm — 6 Comments

L'Otters ne craint pas les imbéciles!

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on September 9, 2017 at 5:43pm — 9 Comments

THE RED FLAG ASKS IS TRUMP MONTEBANK OR MACHIVELLI'S PRINCE ~ PART ONE

Politics have no relation to morals.

--Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince…

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Added by mary gravitt on September 9, 2017 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

What Went Wrong?

     This is the end section of a much longer essay I wrote for the sadly missed Fictionique (later cross-posted to Open Salon) about what life was like for a hard news reporter/photographer. I put this up here for two reasons: It's been 10 years since I last walked out of the newsroom, five today since I formally retired; and it perhaps gives outsiders an insight into how it all fell to pieces over the last 25 years. "Flash, wind" was a constant that ran through the…

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Added by Boanerges on September 9, 2017 at 5:50am — 8 Comments

September 11, 2001 a personal memory

The first two photographs were pulled from the web (no indication of ownership).  The last two are mine.

Another anniversary is here, and the horrors of the day are now far enough in the past that we should be able to put the event in perspective.  

the WTC as it was before…

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Added by Terry McKenna on September 9, 2017 at 5:00am — 10 Comments

Mom Refuses to Let Child Be Taught by Fat Teacher

Mom Refuses to Let Child Be Taught by Fat Teacher:  British journalist Hilary Freeman wrote an article about her search for a nursery school for her daughter, but when the school hooked her up with an overweight caretaker, she knew the school wasn’t for her and opted to send her…

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Added by Johnny Robish on September 8, 2017 at 8:28pm — 8 Comments

Will The Deep State Assassinate Trump??

BREITFART BULLHORN…
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Added by cheshyre on September 8, 2017 at 12:48pm — 14 Comments

Rachel Maddow on Junior's Congressional Testimony

Republican Senators remarkably indifferent to 5 hour testimony of  Trump, Jr:


This is going ti get very messy....

Follow the money!

Added by Ron Powell on September 8, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Staring Into the Maw of a Monster Hurricane

Along with millions of people in Florida and the Southeast I am worried about Irma.  The latest models show the track of the giant storm shifting to the west indicating that it will go directly up the Florida peninsula into Georgia with the potential to cause damage in Atlanta and beyond.

We are in the middle of beyond.…

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Added by Rodney Roe on September 8, 2017 at 3:17am — 24 Comments

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