International Scientists Warn Climate Deniers Are Enabling Earth’s Suicide – “In a more rational world, of course, we wouldn’t need any more IPCC assessments. We would have listened to the scientists, built a global consensus and forged international agreements to reduce carbon pollution and head off the risk of climate catastrophe. But in the 25 [...]READ MORE »
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Ok, so Thom Hartmann suggests that libertarians are racists. But I think he’s suffering from cognitive bias. White cognitive bias. Rand Paul’s Confederacy Scandal Is Not an Anomaly — Libertarianism Is a ‘Philosophy’ That Papers Over Deep Racism in America Essentially, I believe Rand Paul and Ron Paul are clearly racists, so this is essentially [...]READ MORE »
The Under Report – You won’t see this on #LameStream Media!
FBI might shutdown the Internet on March 8 http://ning.it/zppvq0
Taking A Stand: Greek Police Rise With Their People! http://ning.it/vYZ5lj
THE INVISIBLE HAND: See Who Is Really Running the World http://ning.it/xpsW3A
Occupy Must Learn We Are What We Buy: The problem behind inequality is an economy driven by consumption http://ning.it/yKGPUD
WikiLeaks denounces #UNESCO after WikiLeaks banned from UNESCO conference on WikiLeaks http://ning.it/x8UEQM
Fox Pundit Says #Women In The #Military Should ‘Expect’ To Be Raped http://ning.it/xwVRpq
JPMorgan Chase CEO: I Was Safer In Lebanon Than With The #Occupy Protesters http://ning.it/x7VgAo
Chicago Most Corrupt City In America: Report http://ning.it/ycry7i
Occupy Wall Street calls for May Day general #strike http://ning.it/zm5QIGREAD MORE »
The other day I was on a thread on FB that someone had posted a video that drew a correlation between the drug war and the race war calling the disparity in sentencing for blacks effectively “the modern Jim Crow”. So, in the argument, someone said: “Your rights end at my nose” and I couldn’t quite stop thinking about it. Here are my observations regarding that.
Solidarity to me means (and the United States is a union) that we look at each others issues and embrace them as if they were our own because it is our brothers or sisters fight and we work together always or we lose that right. Instead of trying to find only that piece of ground that we can all agree upon, solidarity goes beyond just finding common cause. You cannot protect your own unique perspective upon your rights without also arguing for those rights as they are perceived by your fellow human beings.READ MORE »
A long time ago when I was a junior in a Catholic high school, I took a class called “Totalitarianism”. The class was taught by Father Mirabelli. An Italian priest who also knew what it was like to be marginalized. When he started that class the first thing he said to every student in the class was this; “Make no mistake children, you live in a fascist regime.” I was the only kid in the class that immediately agreed with him, all the other students protested and said no they were free. Father Mirabelli and I proceeded to prove that we were in fact not free. I knew we weren’t free because I smoked marijuana. I also knew that it wasn’t right that marijuana was illegal and as early as my middle teens I suspected that it was a strong and safe medicine effective against conditions too numerous to mention here. So I have a Catholic priest to thank for my own “radicalization”.
So when America threw the dirty hippies under the bus via the drug war under Nixon, they were really intent upon demonizing protest, and now the best tools the people have to speak truth to power is widely regarded by many Americans as only something a dirty hippie would think to do. I take that as a compliment btw.READ MORE »
More heartless republican blaming of the victim. And is that any real surprise? This is the season of hate for the American voter, on display for any that can bear to watch the hideous republican bloodletting primaries and “debates”.
By this reasoning, everything that happened to anyone that was unfortunate enough to “not make it”, you were guilty of being not quite “good enough”. Never mind the lifetime of being overcharged by corporations and under served by your politicians.READ MORE »