We have been Putin's trolls
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Oct 18, 2017 - 8:48am
We have been Putin's trolls

A Russian daily Medusa (in its English version) published a  on the Russian "troll farms" activities in United States.    "The Internet Research Agency, Russia’s infamous “troll farm,” reportedly devoted up to a third of its entire staff to meddling in U.S. politics during the 2016 presidential election. At the peak of the campaign, as many as 90 people were working for the IRA’s U.S. desk, sources told RBC, revealing that the entire agency employs upwards of 250 people."   The strange part of this report (for me, at least) was the reference to the presidential election. The point is that the subversive activities of (at least) this specific troll farm were known for quite a few years.   So here comes a post written two years ago that proves that point. Troll: a person who makes a del…

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  • - Oct 23, 2017 - 12:59am
  • - by John G
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The world is out of control - where's Superman?

The world has changed enormously over these last 500 years and not always for the better. Since Columbus ‘discovered’ the Americas and put into motion the events that led to the genocide of the Incas and North American Native Indians, the setting up of the United States, Cana…

Oct 13, 2017 - 7:55pm
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  • - Oct 22, 2017 - 5:11pm
  • - by John G
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Moral Panic of 2017

People are overlooking the obvious reasons for the chaos in America.   America, the early adopters in social media and alternate news sources, is on the forefront of social reform.  Just as the printing press caused an upheaval and revolutions in many societies, the internet is causin…

Oct 17, 2017 - 11:26am
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Youth Culture – A label that no longer makes…

  Youth rebels against authority. We have always known that. Way back in history it was the young apprentices, renowned for their drunkenness, sexual exploits and brawling, who did not conform to the standards of the day.   In the ‘modern’ era we had the advent of ‘Youth …

Oct 16, 2017 - 11:21am
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Has Writer Beat Been Infiltrated by the Russians o…

Anyone who has met me on this forum has surely noticed my difficulties in finding my place among your illustrious community.  I am not mystified by the behavior and views of the U.S.  conservatives and libertarians.  As much as I find their beliefs distasteful, I have always been one …

Oct 16, 2017 - 2:24am
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  • - Oct 22, 2017 - 5:58pm
  • - by John G
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The Virtue of Atheists and Non-Believers

By The Prophet of Life   I am a person of faith but I have friends who are of many different faiths. I have friends who are Agnostic. I have friends who are non-believers and friends who are atheists. There are many faiths which discourage having friends who are not of the same faith. There are…

Oct 15, 2017 - 10:28pm
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Healthcare and politics

The failure of this Administration(POTUS) to approve the Obamacare supplements deprives low to middle income Americans of adequate basic health care. It raises the price of mediocre care and encourages individuals to risk having only disaster coverage or no coverage save emergency room care which is…

Oct 14, 2017 - 8:56pm
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TRUMPINATOR
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TRUMPINATOR

  No matter what side of the political spectrum you haunt, you've got to admire how Trump is destroying his enemies.   First he wiped out 16 leading Republicans, all more skilled politically than he. Yes the MSM helped by keeping him on media 24/7 to the tune of $2 bn. dollars of free pub…

Oct 17, 2017 - 5:18pm
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ECOLOGICAL FUTURE

Our Earth is losing more resources than can possibly be replaced. We consume far too much and it is unsustainable. Governments worldwide will do nothing about this because they are only interested in tackling economic growth, taxation and export income, to pay down equally unsustainable national deb…

Oct 12, 2017 - 11:58am
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  • - Oct 21, 2017 - 12:27pm
  • - by Bill H.
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The Worst Job I Ever Did.

  I have been cleaning off a lot of big tiles. We are redoing our bathroom. It involved stripping big tiles off one wall to put in place around our new bath. The plumber said I'd never manage to get them off without breaking them. But I did. It wasn't easy though. I had to grind out a…

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:12pm
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Russian Involvement In Corrupt Deals With Obama an…

The US election took place almost a year ago but Democratic Party Politicians, Hollywood luvvies (when they're not busy accusing Harvey Weinstein of assaulting everybody in the world,) and the sycophants of mainstream media continue to obsess over a paltry $100,000 worth Facebook ads allegedly b…

Oct 18, 2017 - 3:21pm
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What is the most important thing in the world?

  Education. Good, rounded education.   What is more important than literacy, numeracy, exam results and knowledge?   This is more important - this is fundamental to everything that should happen in a school - if we don't teach children to care, to be tolerant and build a better world…

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:21pm
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SIXTH MAJOR HURRICANE IN THE ATLANTIC!

This time she's Ophelia, a Category 3 who's sideswiping the Azores. This is probably the first time since the Eemian period that a Cat-3 hit the Azores. Category 3 Hurricane Ophelia. Let's see: there's Harvey (Cat 4), Irma (Cat 5), Jose (Cat 4), Maria (Cat 5), Lee (Cat 3), and Ophelia …

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:05pm
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Is Writer Beat a Social Psychology research projec…

      Recently Flying Junior asked   he closed this article by saying "Are you guys infiltrated by Russian trolls?  What other possible explanation could there be?"   I don't agree with his conclusions however like a lot of other people including many that have le…

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:19pm
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NEWS BEFORE IT HAPPENS … NFL

  NEWS BEFORE IT HAPPENS … NFL     Editor note: Because “Tubularsock, ‘. . . first hand coverage, second hand news”’ has a distant relationship with the Secretary of The Deplorables, we wish to state here in order to be completely transparent to our rea…

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:37pm
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THE DARK CALIPHATE

     Islam has been hijacked by terrorism , sectarian violence , ignorance and wild theology that cares nothing about the advancement of humanity ; those who propagate terrorism extol themselves above the rest of the Moslems as the most "holy" warriors of the God while they feed on m…

Oct 14, 2017 - 7:06pm
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Climate Future?

Climate Change has troubled me for years now. I remember back in the late 1970's a huge hole in the ozone layer appeared due to the use of CFC's (Chlorofluorocarbons) used in everything from air conditioners to propellant in aerosol cans.   As the years rolled on, I remember quite a few warning…

Oct 19, 2017 - 1:29pm
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Touchy Subject But Be Honest...

I was thinking about this the other day since we talk about everything else, politics, music, where we are from, family, and opinions on a variety of topics.   So I was thinking as adults for most of us, we are not the people we were growing up for one reason or another. Experimentation, peer p…

Oct 17, 2017 - 1:44pm
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The Decline and Fall of Which Empire?

  Empires die, if they are lucky, with a whimper, not a bang. On October 14, 2017, Memorial Stadium in Lincoln Nebraska let out a huge whimper. On that night, the team representing the University of Nebraska laid down and allowed Ohio State to eviscerate the Husker's defense. Meanwhile, the Oh…

Oct 19, 2017 - 1:55pm
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How to Read Music — Part I : Pitch

How the Pitch of a Musical Tone is Notated.   In western culture, music is written and read by means of a notation— an arbitrarily chosen set of symbols — that had been developed and codified by the 13th century. The notation is still used today.   The originators of the notati…

Oct 14, 2017 - 10:05pm
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Interesting things that got me to thinking ....

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.”     Helen Keller   “If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your lif…

Oct 19, 2017 - 11:02am
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ARE YOU SURE YOU HAVE PROBLEMS ?

  I mean, I'm not a do-gooder, and I really don't give a shit about "political orientation" anymore, and I'm also not an esoteric, or a Jesus-God freak who cites from stuff he has read or heard. I'm kind of real-time. I just had a discussion on another forum about vegetarians and animal lovers…

Oct 21, 2017 - 11:19am
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  • - Oct 22, 2017 - 7:12pm
  • - by Nasty
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The neo-Luddites and their apples

Just to dispose of some inattentive readers' attacks:   is defined quite well. The above diagram includes a lot of known pseudo-sciences, superstitions, conspiracy theories etc. It mentions one of the most dangerous: the anti-vaxxers, the people who one of these days could be the undoing …

Oct 15, 2017 - 4:49am
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