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Aug 19, 2017 - 10:50am
How I got involved with Politics, or How to Become…

It was around 1994(incorrect, 1984), the wife and I just purchased our first home in Cohoes, New York. The house needed some fixing up, so I applied at the city hall for a building permit. Two days later, I received a letter stating my application was turned down. I called the codes department and asked why I was turned down. The man on the other end said there was a little problem, but he would send a man to my house later to help me.  Hours later a man showed at my door, introduced himself as a person from the Democratic Committee, and he had my problem solved. He handed me two enrollment cards Already  filled out with the party of our choice, Democratic!  We signed our cards, he reached into his satchel, and handed us our building permit. What personal service! He thanked us. We were now loyal Cohoes Democrats!  Sev…

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SUPPOSE THEY GAVE A RIOT AND NOBODY CAME?

I am not a fan of Michael Moore but he had a title that resonates with quite a few of us today: “Dude Where’s My Country?”   Many of us watching events unfold on the world stage are asking that same question. So much of what has made America the most powerful nation on t…

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:45pm
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LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL

Neil Barofsky, the former regulator tasked with policing banker bailouts in the Bush administration’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) told talk show host Bill Moyers another major banking crash is now “inevitable” because neither of the political parties have the stomach …

Aug 19, 2017 - 12:02pm
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These People Frighten Me!

Most of the things worth remembering during the 2008 presidential debates were uttered by Ron Paul.  But Mike Gravel, the former U.S. senator from Alaska had a moment.  Years earlier in the Senate, Gravel had distinguished himself for his opposition to the Vietnam War and the draft.  …

Aug 20, 2017 - 10:13am
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Who Gains from the Removal of Statures?

Do the removal or destruction of statues of solders and Presidents from over a century ago matter more then Black Lives or for that matter any life? I live in the shaddow of Chicago that has not ended gang violence that has been around for decades. “[T]he welfare state has done to black Americ…

Aug 16, 2017 - 8:25pm
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What's The Ill Charlottesville? or The Revolution…

Unfashionable as it is to say, President. Trump was right to a degree in his comments on Tuesday.   Now he was wrong about some things. Few, if any, of those demonstrating against the removal of the statue of Lee from the re-named Emancipation Park were people of good will who are opposed to an…

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:51pm
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Trump Research Information Only...

In the months prior to Trumps election, I remember a writer on here saying the Trump campaign signs in New York  were everywhere and out numbered those of Clinton.  I argued Trumps popularity in NY and he did lose that state, people dont like him there.  However, I did ask around to p…

Aug 18, 2017 - 9:23am
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GODDAMN - POEM

    The beer was not quite cold Goddamn. Thought I was getting old Goddamn. Did do what I was told Until I was fed up and told myself to stop Goddamn.   Thought this can't be a life not really, cannot be when always have to nod and quietly should agree. Goddamn. &#…

Aug 19, 2017 - 10:30am
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An Identified Decline

Beginning in the 1960s, a new form of political strategy evolved. The two-party system had worked well (at least if you were a party hard-liner) for several decades, but the synergistic sixties brought about a great deal of change, and the political parties evolved as new constituencies emerged and …

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:44pm
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REVELATION: GLOBAL WARMING – FACT OR FICTION…

And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which has power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory       …

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:46pm
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Continuing the Mission

One year ago today, the day of the Brexit election,  started with a quote from Thomas Paine, this one   THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now,…

Aug 19, 2017 - 8:12pm
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Confederate Memorials Protected in Virginia by Sta…

Charlottesville, Virginia, was the scene of bitter protests and tragedy in recent days. Who, ultimately, is responsible? Charlottesville mayor Mike Signer earned a   in political science from the   and a   from the  , where he was a Clerk at the Legal Aid…

Aug 18, 2017 - 3:58pm
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HOLLYWEIRD,MSM AND GOAL#26: PROMOTE FILTH!

45 GOALS TO TAKE OVER AMERICA WAS PUBLISHED IN 1963, BY AMERICAN COMMUNISTS. THE NAMES OF ALL THESE SERPENTS ARE ON EVERY BOOK,MOVIE, MAGAZINE AND NEWS ITEMS THEY PUBLISH AND PROMOTE. IF YOU THINK THEY ARE "ONE OF US", " WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER" YOU ARE ONE OF THEM; EITHER WILLINGLY OR AS LENIN …

Aug 19, 2017 - 11:15am
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Ball of Confusion

Some of you might be old enough to remember the wonderful singing group The Fifth Dimensions from the late 60s and early 70s.  They were very emblematic of the counter culture movement at the time.  About 1969 or 1970 they had their hit, Ball of Confusion, a song about the complication and…

Aug 18, 2017 - 1:13pm
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What Google Can Learn from My Failure to Quit Goog…

Note: This is part II of a three part series in response to Google’s recent firing of James Damore. Part I can be read  .   I read James Damore’s   a day or two before he was fired. I found it inspiring and called him a hero in a post on my personal Facebook page. To …

Aug 19, 2017 - 9:09pm
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Saturday in Charlotesville

Looking at a French nationalist website Boulevard Voltaire this morning, I notice a repetition of the conventional American media account of what occurred in Charlottesville on Saturday. The   explained that a white racist had run down and killed with a vehicle a thirty-two-year-old ̶…

Aug 20, 2017 - 9:53am
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#ClimateChange news parsing, #ParisAccord BS, scie…

Yes, this is one of those blog posts where I pull various ideas of the header together into a seamless whole. The New York Times' "breathless"   about the   of the latest installment of the the quadrennial National Climate Assessment is very good — but too breathless;…

Aug 16, 2017 - 11:24am
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In Defense of Google

NOTE: This is part I of a three-part series related to Google’s recent firing of James Damore.   Google has recently fired an engineer named James Damore over   he wrote that circulated through the company. In the memo, Damore criticized the approach Google and the rest of Silic…

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:10am
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Before Joe's Hangover

August 18, 2017   Introduction: I published an early scene in my "speculative fiction" novel, It's About Time on WriterBeat July 2, 2017.  In that story, Joe--our perfectly humanoid android-- wakes up with a hangover and discovers how it feels to be human.     BEFORE JOE’S …

Aug 18, 2017 - 9:28pm
 
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Superstitious answers

My answers to   I just posted (on my blog some time ago, this is a repost...).   1 Do you knock on wood, or use something similar (like cross your fingers), for good luck? I do knock on wood, and I cross my fingers. I’ll even say “knock on wood” when I do …

Aug 18, 2017 - 9:50am
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Neanderthals were the First White People

This is mind-blowing news. DNA testing has now proven that Neanderthals were responsible for passing on whiteness.   Neanderthals had lived in colder regions for hundreds of thousands of years before Homo Sapiens came out of Africa. This gave them the time needed to have their skin-pigment adap…

Aug 19, 2017 - 1:16pm
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Mass Meditation to Be conducted on the 21st

Join in if you like to bring peace to all life on the earth.  It will start 11:11 Pacific time 1:11 Central time.  Imagine in your mind a pillar of light coming from the sun, going through you, to the center of the earth and then spreading to all living things.  Then imagine that this…

Aug 19, 2017 - 2:44pm
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Racism – the province of ignorance.

  My premise is that racism is based on ignorance and primitive tribalism.   We share 99% of our genes with chimpanzees. We are really nothing more than a third race of chimps. We also share nearly as much with our other close relative – the gorilla.   Human beings are extremely…

Aug 17, 2017 - 7:28am
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