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is a curious thing. Great waves come and go. The tide goes in, and it goes out. And sometimes it comes in cycles that occur only very rarely. And so, I have perhaps been appearing at least eccentric lately by appearing to be so bubbly, new age, and gushiness. But I… Read full post »
The Transpacific Partnership has certainly had a bad billing from the left and labor. To listen to them, you would think that the TPP was Satan on steroids, and that big business was steamrolling the monster over Congress, and there was very little that anyone could do to stop… Read full post »
I've been thinking about this post for a long time. We are collectively living in an epoch more astounding, more critical, more life threatening, and more exciting than perhaps any time in human history.
There are the unholy monsters of peak oil (and multiple natural resource depl… Read full post »
By Old New Lefty.
I know. I get one grade deducted because I mispelled a word in the title. But I have been a busy little beaver lately, and this is one reason why I haven'been hanging out in this dive much. Besides, I got your attention, didn't I?
To make… Read full post »
Actual photo of old new lefty taken by FBI spy attending Ecotopia University Political Science Symposium.
Old new lefty is a political scientist. At least I was last week when I attended a symposium of the University of Ecotopia (The Fighting Wombats!) Political Scien… Read full post »
Mr. Smarty Pants, here. I've been quiet for the entire duration of this government shutdown fiasco, but I'm finally putting on my bragging hat.
In every respect, the government shutdown was the greatest non-event since Comet Kohutek. Millions of words, hundreds o… Read full post »
FIRST, I WANT TO GET CRAZY ON MEDICATIONS?
Any you got in your medicine cabinet is fine by me.
Part A: YOUR HOROSCOPE
Now is the time to socially overreach. Go above and beyond your class, social, and economic level, and start chillaxing with the rich, famous, and powerful. Makes no… Read full post »
I hear a lot of screaming going on about the government shutdown. A lot of people are really mad. There's talk about the end of the world. Under circumstances like these, it's probably better not to watch too much television. It'll get your blood pressure up way too high.
I'm… Read full post »
Conservatives rightly sneered when Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. After all, it was pretty much equivalent to a freshman college football player winning the Heisman Trophy for suiting up for his first game. And as we all know, there've been plenty of reasons during… Read full post »
Nobody really knows who Anthony Eden was back in the 1950s, but this thought came to me after reading Dilip Hiro's latest piece for Tomgram (the Nation Institute), entitled No One Is Listening to the Planet's Sole Superpower. But before we compare POTUS #44 to a now obscure British Prim… Read full post »
I'm psychedlic tonight -- a degenerate hippy who's nothing but a ghost of the 1960s -- so I deserve absolutely no respect at all, particularly from the highest strata of society that controls all the money. Dare I say that we are all living in a penultimate unsustainable period in… Read full post »
The scenario I'm proposing for Syria is totally amoral. No doubt there are so many powerful interest groups that would align against this course of action that it's 100% guaranteed to be a non-starter. And the future is still the future.
However, nations behave in particular way… Read full post »
It took me a long time to wrap my brain around this gigantic train wreck of events regarding Syria in the last week or so. Trying to make sense of this triple-reverse Statue of Liberty play of foreign policy has left just about everyone in the dust scratching their… Read full post »
This time, I have nothing weighty to say. Instead I'll let all that pain medication do the talknig for me.
Syria is loooooking good! Favorable outcome all over the place. Is Obama a genius or retard? It doesn't matter. Favorable outcomes are all that matter.
Econ… Read full post »
Open Salon is turning into a ghost town. The only people left are the seriously retarded who are behind the technological curve. But that's probably all right. In the meantime, I'll just try to make as much trouble as I possibly can. Feeling pretty full of myself. … Read full post »
The run up to some kind of military action against Syria by the USA is unfortunately inevitable. And even the mainstream media is having a hard time peddling this manure, as it's obvious that only 9% of the American population supports such a move. Interestingly enough, normally h… Read full post »
First, let me say it -- I've been ignoring you on purpose. I might live to be 100 years old, but I might die tomorrow. So I've had other more pressing obligations to get off of my chest. You see, I have this insane art project -- a work in progress.… Read full post »
I am lucky enough to live in a huge house on a forested hill. A timber baron/gold mine owner built my house in 1928, But unfortunately the Great Depression hit, and he lost just about everything. So he committed suicide here in 1931. I think I met the guy when… Read full post »
You can be something of an expert about immigration if you cross the border between the US and other countries repeatedly, particularly Mexico. I have gone through San Ysidro, California's border crossing more times than anywhere else, and it is truly something to behold -- and I mean that in… Read full post »
The dominant narrative, the Washington consensus -- it's all the same. There is a seamless interface among the 1%. It makes no difference whether it's CBS, ABC, NBC, or the Washington Post and New York Times. Democrat or Republican mean nothing. The establishment and the loyal opp… Read full post »
When we last left part 1, we knew from reading an article in the Nation magazine that Barrett Brown had uncovered a story detailing the incestuous relationship between the national security establishment, its contractors, and the defense of the 1% against people who would… Read full post »
The controversy surrounding Edward Snowden's series of revelations about NSA snooping into America's internet and telephone has been surprisingly muted, although admittedly both criticism and defense of the government's surveillance programs of its citizens has crossed ideology and party line… Read full post »
I had no idea that my last blog would go so far. I tracked key words through the New Yorker, Washington Post, CNN, and into scuttlebutt about the internal workings of the White House. Obviously, I'm not the only person who's perhaps changed the narrative in the White House lately. Jon… Read full post »
It seems like a long time since January, 2009 when Barack Obama was inaugurated after a campaign of promising that he would be a combination of Abraham Lincoln and FDR to where we are today. A large percentage of the population's disappointment has been palpable. With the exception of… Read full post »
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