All Blog Posts Tagged 'Current Events' (530)

French Election Bears Little Comparison to America: Actual People Elect Their President

There’s continuing mythology that, in light of Brexit and America’s election, the world will soon be dominated by the political right-wing.

Fear was stoked in France on Sunday due to the burgeoning strength of National Front candidate Marine Le Pen, runner-up in a large presidential field, only narrowly behind centrist Emmanuel Macron (En…

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Added by Michael Russnow on April 26, 2017 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

As Folks Might Say in Texas, Coulter is All Hat and No Cattle

After taking her side with my last post: Mario Savio Spins in His Grave as Berkeley Cancels Ann Coulter's Speech, I'm wondering if Coulter and The Berkeley College Republicans were just trying to pull off a publicity stunt and now resort to a bit of Texas Side Step as…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on April 26, 2017 at 10:27am — 19 Comments

Mixed Bag of Progress: Earth Day and The March of Science

Today is the 47th celebration of Earth Day and in the first year of the "alternative facts" of the Beast "45" it coincides with the Science March:…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on April 22, 2017 at 7:21am — 31 Comments

Mario Savio Spins in His Grave as Berkeley Cancels Ann Coulter's Speech

Though I'm no fan of her politics, I believe most Americans recognize the name of Ann Coulter:

...but I suspect that less than 10% remember Mario Savio:…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on April 20, 2017 at 8:00am — 35 Comments

Why Do Media Normalize Trump After Being Pushed Into Occasional Reasonable Action?

BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES…
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Added by Michael Russnow on April 19, 2017 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

DISTRACTION 101: "Wag the Pussy"! Top 10

Besides low Poll ratings, no Health Care Bill &…

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Added by marilyn sands on April 19, 2017 at 8:00am — 13 Comments

The Beast "45" Attacks ISIS with a Big Bang at a Cost of $450K per...

War is a business of accounting: “blood and treasure” calculations underpin warfare in terms of hard cash damage to economies and societies. 

At a minimum cost of $16 million each the MOAB bomb used in the latest attack on ISIS in Afghanistan yielded 36 dead at a cost of over $450,000 per body bag. …

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Added by JMac1949 Today on April 14, 2017 at 8:30am — 20 Comments

united david dao excessive force situation + the US police state

hi all, it was not a pretty picture (to say the least, honestly, it was outrageous) with bloody david dao dragged off an airplane in full view of social media. he is said to have concussion, lost teeth, and needed surgery. united refunded all passengers. the airline released a statement about "reaccommodating" the passengers. it looks like our entire country got "reaccommodated" the last decade or so esp after 911. and isnt it "fortunate" for us all some passengers were around to film the…

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Added by vzn on April 13, 2017 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Sarin or chlorine? - That should have been the question.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/04/06/which-chemical-weapon-was-used-in-syria-here-are-some-clues/?utm_term=.5eab1524edcd

Testing is now being down to determine what chemical was actually used in the recent Syrian bombing.

My rant - It is important for us to remember that millions of dollars were…

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Added by MV Neland on April 11, 2017 at 12:54pm — 4 Comments

"NO NUNES is GOOD NUNES"!

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Added by marilyn sands on April 10, 2017 at 9:30am — 12 Comments

economix 2017 Q2 zeitgeist, entering Trumpian era

hi all. I bookmark links/ blog, therefore I am. its my own personal way of dealing with the endless madness malaise. this is a compilation of economics reading from the last year or so. it was an election year and there was gobs of economic news/ commentary/ analysis/ CRITICISM [b] since last time. and nearly all of it has TRUMPs [a] name on it.

did you ever have that dream where you were…

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Added by vzn on April 6, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

MORE O'REILLY REVELATIONS

And so now we know - or perhaps we always did - that this is just the tip of the iceberg.  The NYTimes (the "failing" NYTimes as Trump likes to say) along with the Huffington Post is reporting on Big Bill's many payouts, or rather Fox's many payouts, to various women who have sued him for harassment in one form or another, though usually "sexual." With regard to this I did Facebook Message O'Reilly and asked him just what part/aspect of him he thinks women find attractive?  It's a mystery to…

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Added by Rob Neukirch on April 3, 2017 at 9:40am — 2 Comments

How can a stranger knowing my internet surfing habits hurt me?

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/4/2/1649365/-Information-War-Update-Sockpuppets-Are-Out-There-Going-After-Healthcare-and-Who-Knows-What-Else

Yes, another link to a lengthy article cuz we have a lot of self educating to do to stay ahead of the new forms of media manipulation intruding into our lives. Not just political.…

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Added by MV Neland on April 2, 2017 at 12:56pm — 8 Comments

It Could Be Worse. Could Be Raining.

While I wish this were a celebration of April Fool's Day, alas it is all too true.  A comment summation inspired by Ron Powell's post, Two Word Question For A Friday Night: WHO'S NEXT?…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on April 1, 2017 at 10:30am — 16 Comments

Larry Is Dead …… What I Know

Larry was 49 when he died January 13 while in Costa Rica.  

I only found out after the memorial service.  Because he had been a great swimmer, my first thought was that Larry might have drowned while on vacation.  

I had not heard from Larry since he left NY Life to work for AIG-US Life - just before the financial…

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Added by Terry McKenna on March 31, 2017 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Where is Aaron Sorkin when We Need Him?

Inspired by Koshersalaami's post Conservatives: Anti-Family, Anti-Christianity, Anti-Country, my brain has emerged from the fog of depression lite autopilot and I'm posting something for the first time in a week.  When I was a kid I loved literature, movies and TV that depicted heroism that chose to follow the path of what…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on March 30, 2017 at 9:00am — 39 Comments

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