All Blog Posts Tagged 'Current Events' (526)

war 2017½... Trump, syria, russia, Nkorea

hi all. my war bookmarks runneth over and have a very ominous feeling last few weeks/ months. sometimes the world seems like it could go up in flames any moment. NKorea threatening with nukes and the warmbier case,[i] and the middle east a massive tinderbox with so many hostile countries making loud noises (to say the least): syria, russia[l], iran, saudia arabia, qatar,[r] ISIS,[j] even china[o]…

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Added by vzn on June 27, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Hospice - Brother Bill Defies Death Again and yet Another Cosmic Joke

For the last nine months I've been living in Bastrop, TX to reduce the costs of taking care of my older brother Bill in his descent into dementia. 

Brother Bill

Twice in the last six months, Bill has be admitted to the hospital with bronchitis/pneumonia because he's losing…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on June 27, 2017 at 11:18am — 10 Comments

Giggling gods

People make plans and the gods laugh...

A year ago I told my boss I'd retire after the summer programs were done. I offered to volunteer enough hours to keep my beloved arts camps and apprenticeship programs alive. 

I knew the Rockford Arts Council couldn't afford me anymore. Donations and corporate contributions were down in a local economy that has never recovered from any recession. And we weren't getting our operating grant from the state any time soon. Illinois is in a…

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Added by Mimetalker on June 26, 2017 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

my pride

MY PRIDE

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

© 2017

My pride is not a commodity

it has no corporate sponsors

no bank account 

no value on the stock…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 24, 2017 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

megyn kelly/ alex jones fathers day smackdown, conspiracy theory mainstreamed

hi all. cant believe the media frenzy/ commotion over the megyn kelly/ alex jones interview.[a] amazing! have been reading alex jones for over a decade myself, maybe close to ~1½ decade and cant believe his somewhat meteoric rise. but have been interested in conspiracy theories on the internet for over 2 decades.

there are some new definite currents in the air. sometimes it seems like "consensus reality" is as hard as concrete but other times it can be fast-moving,…

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Added by vzn on June 20, 2017 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

"MELANIA'S TWEET MORATORIUM TWEAKS TWIT"!

Now that Melania has climbed into bed with the President & joined other 1st Ladies who have done the same...no, let me start over.…

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Added by marilyn sands on June 19, 2017 at 12:00pm — 12 Comments

Takes One to Know One - Happy Fathers Day, Terry

I've been living in Bastrop, TX since September 2016 and I haven't written much about that experience.  It's pretty routine in that everyday I get up sometime before 8:00 am have my coffee and smoke my cigarette out on the porch and then check out what's going on at Our Salon.  Sometime between 10:00 in the morning and 3:00 in the afternoon I get in the car and take my older brother Bill out for breakfast or lunch and make sure he takes his pills.…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on June 17, 2017 at 5:00pm — 24 Comments

A Trip Through Trump Country

Been thinking about this one since the Holiday weekend, today's events make the timing more interesting:

We took a trip through Trump Country over the Memorial Day Weekend.

No, not Kentucky or even Alabama, the real Trump Country- Central Park South.

As always the flight to NYC gives you at least a few butterflies. Depending on the approach to JFK you may or may not be treated to the entire Manhattan skyline from the air. Wow. All my life and never, ever getting used to,…

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Added by Maui Surfer on June 8, 2017 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Why does this seem oxymoronic to me? Breitbart Editor Fired After Anti-Muslim Tweets

Katie McHugh, who previously worked at The Daily Caller, said in a tweet Monday that “Breitbart News fired me for telling the truth about Islam and Muslim immigration.”

McHugh was…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on June 6, 2017 at 10:48am — 15 Comments

50 Years Ago Today - One Post Abandoned for Another

For the past week or so I've been collecting links to stories about the situation in Portland, Oregon with the idea of posting about how the grotesque hate crimes of a deranged maniac, whose name I will not mention resulted in the murders of Rick Best, 53, and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche.  Anna Herrington posted…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on June 5, 2017 at 11:00am — 18 Comments

Now That Trump’s Trashed The Paris Climate Accord: Isn’t This Enough To Discuss Changing The Presidential Election System?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. When will our reasonable leaders, progressive and moderate ― even clearheaded conservatives ― come to grips with the reality that we have an unelected, dysfunctional president, selected by an archaic, outmoded Electoral College that must be abolished or circumvented?…

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Added by Michael Russnow on June 3, 2017 at 12:48pm — 48 Comments

What the DUCK

Canada spends 200Gs on a DUCK

as the world spins out of control

as the homeless numbers continue to increase

as food banks…

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Added by M. C. Sears on June 1, 2017 at 8:00pm — 8 Comments

"TRUMP LOOTS AMERICA...before the fall"!

true story

Around 20 years ago while living in…

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Added by marilyn sands on May 31, 2017 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

"DINNER FOR 2 @ The White House - but Who Ordered the Smoking Gun"?

I just happened to get my hands on the…

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Added by marilyn sands on May 30, 2017 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Yet Another Memorial Day - a Repost.

Memorial Day is supposed to be something more than the Indianapolis 500, backyard barbecues and Big Box store sales.  Try to ignore hubris of the Beast "45" and take a moment to reflect on those, living and dead, who truly sacrificed to make America great. …

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Added by JMac1949 Today on May 29, 2017 at 6:30am — 14 Comments

Charity, Hope, Faith

O that the three best words had been learned as such!

Ya think John Lennon, JFK MLK RFK and countless millions would still be with us ?

Added by James Hart on May 28, 2017 at 8:36pm — 8 Comments

A Cynical Question for a Thursday.

What do you wanna bet that this A-hole gets elected?

...and here's the video:…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on May 25, 2017 at 7:30am — 21 Comments

"This Could Be Heaven or This Could Be Hell"



Sink Hole Adjacent to Mar a Lago

ransportation

Trump advisers call for privatizing some public assets to…

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Added by Rodney Roe on May 24, 2017 at 4:00am — 5 Comments

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