All Blog Posts Tagged 'Politics' (991)

Not Sure Why…

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/05/gaza-israel-war/392024/

Not Sure Why…:  Because I could never explain it, but this photo lead in The Atlantic stopped me in my web surfing tracks.  I’m familiar with Bansky’s weeping Greek goddess in Gaza……

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Added by JMac1949 Today on May 2, 2015 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments

May Day… Origins, Dirty Rotten Commies and What’s Next in the 21st Century

http://patrickmurfin.blogspot.com/

May Day…Origins... : An ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and usually a public holiday; it is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures.  The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times, with the Floralia,…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on May 1, 2015 at 9:30am — 15 Comments

April 29th – Some Perspective on Bad Cops, Racism and Social Justice?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0P3dzC_gpg

April 29th – Some Perspective on Bad Cops…: With what’s going down in Baltimore there’s been a lot of commentary about bad…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on April 29, 2015 at 10:00am — 15 Comments

Obama on Baltimore: "This is not new."

Powerful stuff coming from the President:



http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2015/04/28/president-obamas-comments-on-baltimore-violence-video-transcript/



Made even more powerful coming from mom:…



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Added by Ron Powell on April 29, 2015 at 7:45am — 11 Comments

Kent State 45 years later

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

The slaughter of four students at Kent State 45 years ago made me realize that I could never be proud to be American. Not that I was. 

I grew up with images on our small-screened black and white television, that my aunt bought at a discount at GE where she worked on an assembly line, of black children blown up in churches and civil rights marchers hosed down and beaten by vicious cops in the South. I learned from the news that all men and women…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on April 29, 2015 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

Who Is It That Is Confused About ISIS?

Those who are heavily invested in the notion that it is the religion of Islam that is driving much of the terror in Syria and Iraq and beyond will find these new revelations by the German magazine Der Spiegel tough to swallow.



Der Spiegel's man found out, through an analysis of captured documents exhibited in the article, that ISIS is the creation of a former Iraqi Air Force Officer. This officer, Haji Bakr, who along with the many Iraqi officers kicked to the…
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Added by Steven J. Gulitti on April 27, 2015 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

Student Load Debt - an American Nightmare

Student Loan Debt

I met a young woman who conducted an environmental program at an Earth Day event.  She had her bachelor’s degree and was close to a master’s.  She is looking for work in the public sector, perhaps in water sources or environmental administration.  And she is $100,000 in debt.

And the debt was all for her B.S.  (She got assistantships for graduate school.)

And she went to a public university in her home state.

How did this happen?   

The…

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Added by Terry McKenna on April 26, 2015 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Taking Lessons From Yuri Bezmenov: America Are You Listening? Part III

Taking Down A Nation: Lessons from Yuri Bezmenov





In the early eighties a most unlikely figure entered the public arena in the midst of the Reagan presidency as America fought to reclaim its lost prestige at home and in the world. Yuri Bezmenov, a…

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Added by Doc Vega on April 23, 2015 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment

Tsarnaev convicted, the deep state, and the man behind the curtain

hi all. thx for the warm reception on my last/1st blog. its good to have a new outlet, after the last one vaporized. heres a topic that has been piling up in my link collection, & this "release" timed with the news milestone.

the boston bombing has signs of what historian peter dale scott calls a "deep event". his theories are highly…

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Added by vzn on April 23, 2015 at 9:00am — 17 Comments

"Oh shit, they fucked up your phone!"

A number of jurisdictions, controlled by Republicans, are seeking to pass legislation which would make it unlawful for citizens/bystanders to make video recordings of police activity/conduct/behavior both on the street and in police stations....



As Hitler's Nazis rose to power in Germany, they sought to prohibit the filming of their activities as they sought to "purge undesirables" from the general population....A policy/practice that was continued as they occupied neighboring… Continue

Added by Ron Powell on April 22, 2015 at 5:29am — 24 Comments

When, Oh When IV

A man who was fit enough to run from an encounter with Baltimore police, died from the effects of a severed spinal cord....The injuries he sustained, while in police custody, haven't been explained, because, "there's no video of what took place inside the police transport van..."



There has been no valid or legitimate explanation of why the police sought to initiate the fatal encounter other than the fact that the man was "walking while black in a high crime… Continue

Added by Ron Powell on April 21, 2015 at 8:00am — 16 Comments

One Sentence Monday, except it's a question: A Question About Citizens United

If Citizens United holds that corporations have the same rights as people, in what states is it legal for a corporation to marry another corporation of the same sex?

Added by koshersalaami on April 20, 2015 at 1:00pm — 13 Comments

Outgrowing Color

When I was a teenage child, the color of the world changed – I mean, of my world. A boy-child did it, name of Julius, a black kid, a perfect sort of person. He lived in one of the shanties behind the hedge at Crawford Park in Mobile where us white kids were permitted to play, and Julius wasn’t. He played there anyhow, him and the littler kids from over the hedge. They had their unofficial corner, out behind the pecan tree beyond left field. We had the…

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Added by Franklin Lonzo Dixon, Jr on April 20, 2015 at 7:41am — 10 Comments

Something for my grandfather

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Nonno*

I understand why you came

to america

that bleak winter day

southern Italy was…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on April 19, 2015 at 10:01am — 4 Comments

The USA - A Failed State

** Please excuse the shoddy editing.  I was busy and so rushed this one.

The Founders ended up with a government that prevents the exercise of power.   Our much vaunted separation of power has been trumpeted as a good thing, but while it may prevent abuse, it also prevents effective government.

And it is not clear that the founders really knew what they were getting into. 

For example, think of the way the senate must approve appointees.  This is the “advice and consent”…

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Added by Terry McKenna on April 19, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

When, Oh When III: "...Fuck your breath..."

The Tulsa, Oklahoma incident :



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Eb_fDe3IlI&feature=youtube_gdata_player



Many of you think or believe that you know something about civil and or human rights....



Read the following and ask yourself why you haven't repeatedly expressed your outrage at the repeated violations of civil and human rights perpetrated in the name of law… Continue

Added by Ron Powell on April 14, 2015 at 7:04am — 30 Comments

News is Not Fair and Balanced

That’s right, News is not fair and balanced, nor is News unfair or unbalanced.  News is just News, with the accent on NEW!

News should be true, or as true as anyone knows at the time. Before the era of modern radio, so long before the Internet, even before radio, newspapers would publish hot news in an extra edition of the paper.  Bundles of newspapers would appear on street corners sold by newsboys who screamed out, “Extra, Extra, Read All About It.”

We don’t need that…

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Added by Terry McKenna on April 12, 2015 at 5:04am — No Comments

Wearing My Obama Baseball Cap

I started to wear my Obama baseball cap around town recently. I thought I would feel self-conscious but did not at all. I guess after all of the vicious attacks on Obama over the years, both personal and political in nature, I just got fed up. From the beginning, I have seen Obama in the same light: a man of integrity and authenticity, intelligence and creativity and possessed of a working conscience. I see him as more moderate than many conservatives and some…

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Added by Patrick Frank on April 11, 2015 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

1974: Nixon’s Impeachment, 86’d Libs, Hitler Youth & the Talk

Finally coming down from the Trip to Texas and posting this memory as a means of  stabilizing the residual emotional turmoil.  Hope you enjoy.…

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Added by JMac1949 Memories on April 8, 2015 at 5:00pm — 14 Comments

When, Oh When? II

When, oh when will you white people put a stop to this shit? It won't stop until you white people demand that it does....

The officer is charged with murder only because of this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeT_oSLtI-o&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Added by Ron Powell on April 7, 2015 at 10:00pm — 44 Comments

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