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Monday Question

The silver lining in the dark cloud called Trump is the acceleration of the eventual acheivement of a national epiphany and collective catharsis in the matters of human equality and social justice.



Question:

Are there people who voted for Trump that can see the errors in their thinking and now regret

having voted him into office?…

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Added by Ron Powell on August 21, 2017 at 6:30am — 10 Comments

Dick Gregory, American Critic

Richard Claxton Gregory was an American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, comedian, and actor.

 -----Wikipedia



Born: October 12, 1932, St. Louis, MO



Died: August 19, 2017,Washington, D.C.



Quotes:



I never learned hate at…

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Added by Ron Powell on August 20, 2017 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

In the Matter of the Freedom of Speech and Hate

You may, indeed, have the right to 'hate'.



However, you do not have the right to act on it, or act it out.



Hate is not 'speech'. Speech is speech.



The government has the right and the power to label and characterize and categorize 'speech' such that:



Speech that is seditious is not protected under the 1st Amendment.



Speech that is 'obscene' purley for the sake of obscenity, is not protected under the 1st Amendment.



Speech…

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Added by Ron Powell on August 19, 2017 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Bannon Is Out! Question For a Friday

Bannon is out, but will that make any difference?…

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Added by Ron Powell on August 18, 2017 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Today is my birthday!

8/18/46…

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Added by Ron Powell on August 18, 2017 at 2:12am — 16 Comments

Rachel Maddow: Racism, The Persistent Infection In White American Culture

Added by Ron Powell on August 17, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The Making of Donald Trump

Where is this stuff coming from?

How did Trump come to the ponit where he descibes Nazis and Klansmen "fine people?

Aside from his father, the most influential person in his life during his formative years as a businessman, and a scoundrel was Roy Cohn:

Roy Cohn in…

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Added by Ron Powell on August 17, 2017 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

False Equivalence

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Added by Ron Powell on August 16, 2017 at 9:44pm — 16 Comments

Why Won't Trump Call Out Radical White Terrorism?: Guest Post from The Atlantic

It is precisely at moments like this that an American president should speak up directly on behalf of the American creed.

JEFFREY GOLDBERG, The Atlantic

AUG 13, 2017

On November 15, 2015, as the world grappled with the horrors of a multipronged ISIS attack in Paris, Donald Trump, who was…

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Added by Ron Powell on August 14, 2017 at 6:00am — 16 Comments

Revenge of the Bird? Video and Question for a Sunday

In April of 2011, during the White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Barack Obama roasted Donald Trump in a manner the like of which this country had never seen before.

In a few short minutes Obama didn't merely destroy Trump, he virtually obliterated Trump.

In the most passive aggressive style anyone can remember coming from a president, Obama unceremoniously mockedd Donald Trump over birth certificate conspiracy, Celebrity Apprentice & his presidential…

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Added by Ron Powell on August 13, 2017 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

You Absolutely Must See This, In Case You Missed It: Fire, Fury, and Power Like the World Has Never Seen Before

Ladies and gentlemen,

if somebody doesn't come and get this nut out of the Oval Office, we're as fucked as fucked can be!



At no time in the history of this country have we had a truly certifiable lunatic in the White House...…

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Added by Ron Powell on August 8, 2017 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

As if we weren't already in enough trouble...

Artificial Intelligence is Creating Languages Humans Can't Understand



Artifical Intelligence being developed by Facebook hasinvented its own language system to convey detailed information with greater efficiency; however, to human eyes, the messages are completely nonsensical.



Facebook engineers who had been working on the A.I. systems realized that they had made a mistake in their programming. “There was no reward for sticking to the English language,” said Dhruv Batra,… Continue

Added by Ron Powell on August 1, 2017 at 9:00am — 12 Comments

Keith Olbermann on the Short Stay of "The Mooch"

Added by Ron Powell on August 1, 2017 at 5:26am — No Comments

The Great Health Care Compromise of 2017

Mitch McConnell failed to deliver on this promise:

All Trump cares about is putting his name on things, the bigger the better, in order to declare a "huuuge" success.

The alt-right conservatives, racist darlings that they are, want to remove Obama's name from the Presidential record and deny him a legacy and a place in history.

All of…

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Added by Ron Powell on July 28, 2017 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Did You Know?

There's a plan in Congress to start charging troops for their GI Bill benefits:

http://www.militarytimes.com/pay-benefits/military-retirement/2017/04/18/there-s-a-plan-in-congress-to-start-charging-troops-for-their-gi-bill-benefits/

Added by Ron Powell on July 26, 2017 at 5:08pm — 6 Comments

A Shameless Plug

"Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards. Though race related issues continue to occupy a significant…

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Added by Ron Powell on July 26, 2017 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

Question for a Wednesday

There was a time in the south, when the Democrats, controlled state and local politics, and elections to the point where Republicans wouldn't or refused to run opposition candidates.



Hence, Democratic primaries were the 'election'. In those instances all of the candidates, for whatever office, were avowed segregationists and openly and shamelessly racist.



Yet, black people died because they wanted to have and exercise the right to vote.



So, here's the question:… Continue

Added by Ron Powell on July 26, 2017 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

The Five Times the United States Officially Apologized Guest post and a question

These are a few instances where the U.S. admitted it had done wrong: Ronald Reagan signing the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 that apologized for the internment of Japanese citizens and permanent residents during World…

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Added by Ron Powell on July 23, 2017 at 4:00am — 19 Comments

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Monday Question

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Jerry Lewis passed away today

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The Nazi Next-Door

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Dick Gregory, American Critic

Posted by Ron Powell on August 20, 2017 at 6:00am 5 Comments

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