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Not amazing

Instead of using the word amazing to describe the current corrupt and generally immoral U S government, the Current U S government should be characterized as disgusting and disturbing.
Our current government is destroying the potential of the U S, much to our foes delight.

Ode (Owed) to Alice In Wonderland

On June 23, 2015, I posted a piece entitled "Kimba" The White Lion. I make it a point not to, generally, comment on comments. I post the pieces to initiate debate, and let the chips fall where the may. I am most interested in dissent, as long as it is factually based, intelligent and substantive. However, support is also appreciated.

Pro-O'Malley Group Attacking Sanders on Gun Control

The Hill, June 25, 2015

A super-PAC supporting former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (D) for president will launch a five-digit digital ad buy in Iowa on Thursday attacking Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) over his positions on gun control.

"Bernie Sanders voted against the Brady Bill, and Bernie Sanders voted to give gun manufacturers protection from victim lawsuits," the ad says.

"The NRA even paid for ads attacking a Sanders' opponent ...Bernie Sanders is no progressive when it comes to guns."

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A Naturalized Citizens Personal Education in "Free America"

Dear Thom and Readers,

Thank you! I just love your show; it makes me feel like I am not crazy.

I am from Germany, married an American solider and came in 1963 with my daughter from a previous relationship. America, from what I heard as a young person was "fantastic"! Radio shows from the U.S. in German suggested "We are all brothers". I lived in the American sector in Berlin as a teenager and listened to the A.F.N.; beautiful music from classical to jazz to Blues and Elvis.

The TPP vs Communism

The TPP is a prime example of the move toward what is basically a world wide version of Soviet-style Communism by a different name. The Communist party is replaced by the multi-national corporations.

Rep Derek Kilmer's (D-WA) explanation for fast track vote

Any suggestions about what to wrote to him to get him to change his vote??

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Transsexualism (a video essay) -- part 3

One of the other TH members has revived her Message Board topic regarding transsexualism, gender expression and feminism. She just posted a long screed restating the same faulty logic she's engaged in all along but her essential premise remains the same, which is that transsexuals are only a victim of perverse social expectations surrounding gender. I am no longer interested in her opinion because, after debating long and hard, I finally came to realize that, despite her vociferous justifications for it, her op

Hackers steal up to $1billion from banks in last couple of years

Our politicians want us to think that most large scale computer hacking is done by nation-states. They love to blame China or Iran or Russia but in fact they are lying to you. They don't want you to know that it doesn't take a nation-state to hack into banks to steal $300 million to $1 billion, which is what hackers have stolen from our banks. The bankers don't want you to know that their security is weak.

Inspection- On the Sheer Idiocy of Simplistic Literalism

Over my past 61 years of shifting from a Buckley conservative to more leftward in my views there’s been one constantly amusing spectacle: those who are so literal they basically must either be posing as, or actual, simpletons. Take for example Agnew’s somewhat clever, “nattering nabobs of negativism,” comment.

Honoring Yesterday's Political Monsters

The presence of flags of oppression and statues remembering unworthy leaders of the past takes place in a lot of places. You would think that the current governments would clean up this negative memorabilia and take it out of the public space. They are afraid to do so. We all remember the smashing of Sadam Hussein's statute........though some say it was staged by the Americans who showed up on the scene.

Leveraged States of Corprica-

With the imminent passage of TPP I see an end to the noble experiment that America represents , It has been sold out by the very people who have taken an oath to the United States , What we have been left with is the "Leveraged States of Corprica" owned and operated by and for corporate profit , Politicians are merely window dressing, If we have any chance of saving our country it lies with the people, But the people are afraid, Stand up you lose your job then your house etc. All the way to homelessness and jail for being homeless etc.

Nigger, Nigra, Nigga!

My favorite movie genre is gangster films. Last night, I watched one of my favorites: “The Departed”. Early on in the movie, there is a scene where Leonardo DiCaprio is asked, by a fellow cop, “do you want to be a cop, or just act like one? ‘Cause if you just want to have the badge and the gun so you can slam some nigger’s head through a plate glass window, that’s just acting like a cop”. The movie is fairly recent.

“fast track” Definition:

“You little people don’t need to worry your pretty little heads over how us big boys make ourselves money using your money. You should be happy for what little us big boys allow you to have via trickle down\back.”

Oh, and when the big boys make money, our tax dollars aren’t the only cost us little people pay (aka they’ll call us if they start a war or decide to take away our rights when Corporate abuses abroad create terrorist acts here in America).

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Bernie Sanders Could be the Next FDR

Tuesday night, I appeared on the Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell to talk about Elizabeth Warren, the rise of progressives within the Democratic Party, and what this means for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.

At one point in our discussion, the conversation turned to whether Bernie represents the closest thing to an Elizabeth Warren candidacy.