Author Archives: BEG

connecting the dots

Taken together, these stories are extremely disturbing. But they also point toward a potential means of taking these monsters down. Given that outrage is building up over the Acosta coverup of Epstein, one can hope that Kraft will not be … Continue reading

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the high cost of subsidizing huge corporations

There are so many ways we subsidize obscenely wealthy corporations that don’t actually need the money other than built-in greed in the corporate structure.  For example: Johnston explained how the process typically works: “You come in as Walmart or Home … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism: Feb 10–16

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. –Franklin D. … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism: Feb 3–9

“We are beckoned to see the world through a one-way mirror, as if we are threatened and innocent and the rest of humanity is threatening, or wretched, or expendable. Our memory is struggling to rescue the truth that human rights … Continue reading

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Brexiteers demand Theresa May ask Trump to solve Brexit talks

/spits out coffee. No! Seriously, no!  WTF?? Conservative MPs, who oppose the prime minister’s European Union exit deal, want her to approach the US president and request that he lobby the Irish government to give ground in negotiations, Sky News … Continue reading

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stripping rights from women

“Reproductive freedom is critical to a whole range of issues. If we can’t take charge of this most personal aspect of our lives, we can’t take care of anything. It should not be seen as a privilege or as a … Continue reading

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a shot across the bow for Puerto Rico

Oh, this is sublime…. On Monday, however, U.S. District Judge Gustavo Gelpí—a George W. Bush appointee—issued a shot across the bow that throws the legality of this federal abuse into question. In a fiery ruling, Gelpí accused the federal government … Continue reading

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the havoc that the wealthy wreak

Another must read on Brexit. It’s embarrassing, trying to explain Brexit to Americans. It’s like trying to explain wildfires to people whose houses are underwater. Given that Americans have their own political horror show to watch through their fingers as their … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism: Jan 27–Feb 2

“People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.” ― Alan Moore, V for Vendetta <Prev | Next> More below the fold: Like 0

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a little bit of history in tax studies

Man, those republicans REALLY don’t like anything that disagrees with them, do they? If you are a Republican member of the United States Senate, you do everything in your power to suppress that report—particularly when it comes less than two … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism: Jan 20–26

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy … Continue reading

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undermining our foundations

Well worth reading. A predatory attitude has come to rule us, an exploitative and abusive way of life that’s normalized, celebrated, and pursued, thanks to the ascendance of neoliberalism and capitalism, in which as long as I profit, everything else … Continue reading

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the face of white privilege starts here

(Updated to include interview of Phillips, the Native American being harassed.) The strangest thing is that fotohgirl@twitter circulated this picture and I honest to god thought it was part of that 10/20 year challenge thing, having missed the context in … Continue reading

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best time travel fic…

You HAVE to read this…   Wikihistory Wikihistory Wikihistory by Desmond Warzel Source: www.tor.com/2011/08/31/wikihistory/ Like 0

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Authoritarianism: Jan 13–19

Authoritarian political ideologies have a vested interest in promoting fear, a sense of the imminence of takeover by aliens and real diseases are useful material. –Susan Sontag   <Prev | Next>   By the way, I strongly encourage you to … Continue reading

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