In 1976 as the then Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau ,the father of our current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, was visiting Fidel Castro in Cuba, the US CIA under orders of successive US Presidents, was still plotting ways to kill the leader of the Cuban revolution. There were 638 attempts in all, all obviously failed.
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance
when the need for illusion is deep. -- Saul Bellow
5 Lies You've Been Told About the US Legalizing Marijuana
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1. Crime will increase
So far, in areas that have legalized marijuana, crime rates have softened up; and we don’t mean those connected to cannabis. The research is still ongoing, but preliminary reports indicate that legalization has freed up law enforcement to focus on more serious crimes.
FDR's... “Fireside Chats” are coming to social media!
Can Bernie do it first?
I'm with Thom and think the Trump team is winding up for this.
The best thing we can do is grab "this one" first.
...What would you Suggest?
What other high profile figure can make this work?
Kudos for Jill Stein and the Green Party to finance a recount in Wisconsin (with possibly Michigan & Pennsylvania afterwards). Also listen to George Martin (a Green Party official) and his reasoning for seeking the vote recount ...
$1,000,000.00 per day for four years = $1,460,000,000.00. If that amount could be cut by one half, 365,000,000 trees could be planted (at $2.00 ea.) with the savings.
Hope you had a lovely thanksgiving my American friends, although for the life of me , i have no idea why we (including Canadians)celebrate this event (ours is the second Monday in October), because for north American aboriginals , it was the beginning of their holocaust at the hands of white European settlers , soon to call themselves Americans and Canadians to a much lesser extent, a moment in time that would dwarf what the nazis did to the Jews in WW2.
Finally I grabbed the core important thing out of my mind and held onto it long enough to post this blog!
There is a very interesting etymology of the word "noble". The source for this information is etymonline.com We only need to ask ourselves here why Nietzsche titled Chapter nine of Beyond Good and Evil "What is noble?"
Something that's always bothered for the past 8 years about President Obama and it dates back to the day after he won the Presidency in 2008. It happened at his first news conferences on November 8th 2008. It was at this meetings that the then President elect Barack Obama referred to himself as a mutt.
I'd like to think that Trump will somehow surprise us all and become a caring benevolent right wing ruler, but so far there's no evidence of any chance of that, so far it's looking quite the opposite. He's stocked his 'administration' with hard right extremists , prinkled with some very unstable to crazy people like Micheal Flynn as National Security Advisor.
OK, This is total speculation.
But why now? Why did Trump suddenly announce that he would not peruse prosecuting Hillary? This after pledging over and over again that he would put Hillary in jail, to the thunderous roars of his rabid supporters, throughout his campaign. Why didn't he wait until sometime after he was sworn in?
I get to have a three-fer in this blog posting. A confession of sorts, a howl and protest, and a warning of what's to come. Might as well start with the confession and get it over. In my younger, far more naive and dumber years, I became an er, ummm, ahhhh ... crap, I can't quite get it out. Hey, here's an idea, I'll grab some "negative soap" to wash it out then I can type the rest.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Attention: Thom HARTMANN, and America:
President Obama should formally PARDON Hillary Clinton even though President-elect Adolf Benito Trump and some of his top aides have recently assured America that Trump does not intend to have Hillary indicted and jailed for her email and Clinton Foundation sins.