Big Brother Don And The "Brotherhood"
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Aug 20, 2018 - 10:45am
Big Brother Don And The

Has anyone else noted the tendency of those wrapping themselves in "liberty", the flag, and Bible are always shilling for the Orwellian agenda of the far Right and economic elites?   I pulled out my old copy of "1984", just to see how far we've descended as a nation. The frightening realization was this. We are not at the bottom yet, but the downward trajectory is steeper than ever.   “Just remember, what you are seeing and what you are reading is not what's happening.” Big Brother Don. Very Orwellian. Rudy "O'Brien" Giuliani, the Right-wing Authoritarian 9-11 guy sums up the Orwellian Trump era doublethink even more concisely than his client. "Truth isn't truth".    That nugget of doublethink takes a place among Eric B…

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In the Land of the Blind

There is an old saying that in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is King. There was also a guy a long place ago and in a time far away who reminded us daily that we knew a little bit, soon we would know “the rest of the story”. In the case of the one-eyed man in the land of the bli…

Aug 18, 2018 - 2:23am
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WELT online and my Experience on their Comment Sec…

  Germans are hardly ever on social media. I wrote a piece about that talks briefly about the platforms available in Germany. The most obvious ones are the comment sections under the newspapers. In the mentioned article I recalled my experience with ZEIT online. It took me only a weekend to …

Aug 19, 2018 - 7:08am
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Effie

Please allow me to tell you a short story about a very special relationship.  It's one of the relationships where you don't realize how special it was until many years after it ends.  No relationship lasts forever. At some point, either mortally, morally, or otherwise, somebody leaves.…

Aug 20, 2018 - 1:41pm
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  • - Aug 21, 2018 - 8:34pm
  • - by Leroy
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As a woman I despise working with women

Too many women make for too many b*tches. Women are competitive, especially with other women, and it then morphs into tribalism. There is science that proves this but the simple fact is those that experience could care less about the science since it is of little comfort. I can pick apart any woman …

Aug 20, 2018 - 4:11pm
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  • - Aug 21, 2018 - 11:10am
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Fake News: Nothing to Fear if You Can Think

The problem in America is not fake news; it’s not journalists with an agenda, it’s not secret backroom meetings of newspaper editors crafting the most critical, or the most praiseworthy, headlines about the President. We have met the enemy, and it is ourselves. The New York Times, Boston…

Aug 21, 2018 - 9:25am
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The Extreme Fake Left Liberal Democrat path of cra…

Girls have a vagina and boys have a penis. It is not that hard to understand. If people can't understand these extremely simplistic things they are not qualified for any type of teaching job, same goes for people in government positions.   People who have both have a certain medical condition, …

Aug 20, 2018 - 1:29pm
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Designer Babies - Straight Off The Shelf!!

We are now fast approaching the ability to easily insert genes into the human genome. We can cut and paste.   This will mean that defective genes causing terrible hereditary diseases such as Huntingdon's Chorea and Haemophilia will be a thing of the past.   We can remove all those genes wh…

Aug 21, 2018 - 1:44pm
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It is neither your right, nor your responsibility

Whether you like or hate President Trump is irrelevant.  He is the president.  He was duly elected and there is no constitutional excuse to say he wasn't.   You don't have to like him.  You don't have to like his policies.  You don't even have to like his mouth or his twitte…

Aug 21, 2018 - 12:34am
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WHAT I LIKE ABOUT EUROPE

  As people here know I'm European. Even though Switzerland is not in the EU (thankfully), and my nationality is Swiss, I define myself as an European. Why ? Because Europe is SMALL. And yes, dear Americans, I'm NOT a "Caucasian", because that mountain range is very far east where Asia meets E…

Aug 19, 2018 - 5:57am
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Manafort... What If

What if... the jury returns with a not guilty or even no verdict? What if... the judge's shenanigans are ignored with no reversal? What if... we have to accept that there is a large enough segment of people who are unwilling or just blind to any unlawful or unethical act to anything related to Trump…

Aug 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
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Consent of the Governed, Interpreting the Constitu…

If consent of the governed means anything, we have to apply the Constitution in the way the people who ratified it understood it.   Otherwise we are imposing laws nobody consented to, which is tyranny.  It's easy to say that people who object to decisions like Roe v Wade and Obergfell…

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:08pm
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I Support The American Press

I don’t like Trump’s attacks on Journalists; they are trying to do their jobs and not be intimidated by the current occupant in the White House who is a Bully. I cannot understand why people support a man who advocates attacking Journalists either because that mentality acts more like so…

Aug 21, 2018 - 5:40pm
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Ignorance and election analysis

The somewhat amazing thing about election analysis is that academia deliberately keep us ignorant of how ignorant we are about how actual voting behavior works.  We know that in every single election, the total number of occasional voters who didn’t vote are at least the margin of victory…

Aug 20, 2018 - 4:38pm
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Supercilious phonies flacking for democrats

Trump seems to be planning an all court press in a 2 month non-stop nation wide campaign effort on behalf of republican candidates.  The pundits were way off base in 2016. They are selling Trump short again. This time they are even more sure than last time.  Despite everything t…

Aug 20, 2018 - 5:34am
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On the prospect that Pelosi could become VP

No way Pelosi would become VP, no matter what happens to Trump or when. If Trump goes, Pence becomes president and then he picks a new VP. If both Trump and Pence are out before a new VP is selected and confirmed, then the Speaker of the House becomes president.   If the president leaves o…

Aug 21, 2018 - 12:48pm
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In Support of Journalists and the Media

  The veneer of civilization is thin. Those with the oratorical skill who are able to manipulate their audience into violently turning against the objects of derision, are deliberately pulling at a loose piece of veneer, caring not whether the veneer comes off and exposes the termite-infested …

Aug 16, 2018 - 1:44pm
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The New Press Revolution

They (mainstream news outlets) are indeed on their way out, but likely only to be replaced by something just as bad.  -- TexasLynn   Where is your source for this skepticism?  I say this not just to TexasLynn but to all who are afraid or angry while we are experiencing extraordinary c…

Aug 17, 2018 - 11:11am
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Little Richard - Rip It Up!!

What does Little Richard mean to me? - High energy, visceral excitement!!   I first heard Little Richard when I was thirteen way back in 1962 prior to the Beatles.   The charts were full of tidied up Pop-Rock in the form of Tommy Roe, Bobby Vee, Bobby Rydell, Fabian and Pat Boone - the san…

Aug 19, 2018 - 4:07am
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Yes Virginia, There is a God Who Speaks

St Paul writes "you should desire the special abilities the Spirit gives--especially the ability to prophesy." (1 Cor 14:1) For a Christian, prophesying is speaking out what God is speaking to them. Prophesying is normative.  The ability to prophesy is one of the most awesome experiences of bei…

Aug 17, 2018 - 2:14pm
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Obvious Obligations to Our Offspring

A new technology that will change the world has emerged, called CRISPR, an acronym for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat. While the mechanics of this technology are an essay all by itself, suffice to say that it is a technique that alters genes, the formula for life in DNA. Di…

Aug 19, 2018 - 5:11pm
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Why Americans are abandoning religion

Americans are abandoning religion in droves, continuing a trend that has persisted over decades. Between 2007 and 2014, the number of Americans who didn’t identify with any religion jumped from 36.6 million to 55.8 million, according to  .   If you marry your religion to a political …

Aug 13, 2018 - 5:27pm
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What We Don't Know About Autumn Scardina

Jack Phillips a-gonna win it again. And again thanks to Secular Bigotry.   Well done and thank you very much, Autumn Scardina! You sure put the otherwise justified LGBT movement to utter shame, I tell you that much.   What am I talking about - me, a born-from-above, fired-up and die-hard f…

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:20am
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