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November 29th, 2016 - 11:25 pm § in Misc.

Breaking The News: The News is No More

Mike James   In the arc of time so much that we know suddenly changes. It happens on a familiar corner, where that Subway or old Greyhound station might have been, replaced now by a gaping hole or rising construction crane. It’s in my mind tonight not so much because NWCN will soon vanish, a [...]

November 29th, 2016 - 9:00 pm § in Politics

Post-election hate incidents mapped

Since Trump’s surprise election victory, there has been a surge of “celebratory” hate incidents committed by his supporters, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which compiled 867 such incidents in 10 days. And those are only the reported incidents, which SPLC estimates a[...]

November 29th, 2016 - 8:35 pm § in Politics

Meet your new Treasury Secretary

From Huffington Post: Donald Trump said the system is rigged. He said hedge fund managers are “getting away with murder.” He said that he’d “tax Wall Street.” He called Washington D.C. corrupt and promised to “drain the swamp.” He said his opponent Hillary Clinton was too cozy with th[...]

November 29th, 2016 - 2:35 pm § in Misc.

Democracy Under Threat

DAVID BREWSTER: It’s clear that democracy is under threat in U.S., but here’s evidence of the decline in democracy, and belief in democracy around the world, and particularly with younger voters. Researchers have developed a 3-step measurement for stability. “The first factor was p[...]

November 29th, 2016 - 12:54 pm § in Misc.

Why the predictions that Dec 21 would be the end of the world, were wrong!

Here is the view based on the Oreo calendar[...]

November 29th, 2016 - 12:30 pm § in Politics

No, this isn’t an African potentate

But all those medals make him look like one. His name is David Clarke, and Trump’s expected to pick this dangerously delusional man for Homeland Security chief. Clarke believes there’s a “war on cops,” but no police brutality. He believes protesting should be illegal, and ta[...]

November 29th, 2016 - 11:50 am § in Misc.

Embarrasment

Since a lot of embarrassing memories from my past are surfacing, rather than bemoan them I might as well laugh at them and share some stories. One such story is my first attempt to wash a car. This was for Traffic Safety class, which I was given an Incomplete because I did all the bookwork […[...]

November 29th, 2016 - 11:19 am § in Hypocrisy

How to identify fascism

1. Hannah Arendt in her book The Origin of Totalitarianism provides a helpful guide for interpreting the language of fascists. 2. She noted how decent liberals of 1930s Germany would “fact check” the Nazis’ bizarre claims about Jews as if  they were meant to be factual 3. What the[...]

November 29th, 2016 - 11:09 am § in The Ave Scene

Kshama Town

Posted on November 25, 2016 by David Preston  Photos of anti-Trump protests in Chicago and Seattle tell two very different stories about political culture. The Chicago crowd (above) is large, varied, and rowdy. The placards there are hand-made, and each one bears a different message, unique to its [...]