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Designate US a State Sponsor of Terror

WTF. What act of terrorism has North Korea sponsored lately or ever? Are we talking about the weird assassination of Kim Jong-Un’s debauched rival heir? That was a hit, not an indiscriminate act, even as our propagandists now pretend to feel North Korea’s cross hairs. It was not even peanuts compared to capitalist corporate malfeasance and western state sponsored shock doctrine. If “State Sponsor of Terrorism” designation is an appellation controlée sort of prerogative, like Public Enemy Number One, it’s probably time to democratically crowd source a citizen’s intervention. Designate the US a state sponsor of terrorism. Bring on all the sanctions, terms of probation, and ankle monitoring devices required by law. Disarm our terrorist mercenaries and advisors. Throw them in Guantanamo and render them to the interrogation centers of the other rogue regimes who aid and abet state terrorism. Freeze our and their assets and check Priceline for last minute bookings at the Hague.


Unintented hagiography of pedophilic sodomy rejected by catholic priests for being “suggestive” instead of noxious.


The pedophile priest theme has been set in stone. A catholic school in Australia made a statue of St Martin de Porres offering a penis sandwich to a child who stands no taller than most convenient. The child’s hands are cupped as a supplicant receiving communion. Is the granite statue historically inaccurate? Probably its likeness is timeless. De Porres was a Dominican brother in 16th Century Lima, Peru. No doubt the act depicted here reflects “Martin the Compassionate” at his least menacing. When he wasn’t molesting children, De Porres was leading the enslavement of South America’s indigenous people for Spain’s colonial silver mines.
 
When repulsed parents lambasted the newly installed statue at the Blackfriars Priory School in Adelaide, Australia, the priests agreed to cover it up, conceding that the placement of the loaf of bread was suggestive of a less palatable offering. While indeed the pose could be said to “suggest” misconduct, the adjective was paired with another term which only a pederast would be clueless enough to offer: “riské!” Yes, Father, do cover the statue if you suspect someone will find the little scene titillating. So there’s the Catholic church on pedophilia: it’s set in stone, and kept under wraps.


Denver used protection orders to curb mobility of Occupy protesters in 2011


DENVER, COLORADO- Activist Corey Donahue’s 11-11-2011 protest case is still outstanding. The recently surrendered fugitive is charged with inciting a riot in the first months of the Occupy Denver encampment, when supporters crowded a police cruiser and began to rock it in protest of Corey’s third arrest. Clouding this nostalgic look back at DPD’s mishandling of mass demonstrations are the quasi-legal steps the city took to constrain the protest.

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How to honor and support Veterans

Don’t make so many of us. It’s that fucking easy. Stop the damned War(s) For Profit. Which would that be, says you? Easy. ALL of them. Nobody in my lifetime and I’m going to be 57 on thanksgiving, we have never had a genuine war for anything other than the profits for *example* Oil. In Vietnam it was rubber. Latex. It was a huge deal during WW2 and even WW 1. In WW2 Ho Chi Minh AND Mao were Allies as in Took Sides Against the Axis.Vietnam was a French “possession” much like Puerto Rico is a U.S. conquered population. During that mess petroleum based synthetic rubber was developed. A big hairy deal because the Vichy Government backed the Axis. If I were to make a ‘visual’ (the dope contingent know that term) it would look like a mycelium mat. As in fungi, molds, mushrooms… One war growing in all directions, weaving a pattern into itself and outward until there is no more medium, the food for the mold. How much fun is that? Weaved in such a mess it makes tangled string look like a straight line. Then when there is no more room or nutrients, it pops up a Fruiting Carpophore, aka a Mushroom.
Which throws spores to spread their species, to replicate the dying colony.

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I sent you a poke


While thou beholdest the mote that is in thy brother’s eye,
considerest a finger in thine.


Saudi ruler of impoverished tribal lands won’t share oil riches with own cousins

Saudi Arabia is a land of abject poverty, dominated by whichever tribal warlord claimed to hold the deed when the British started tapping it for oil. While the common inhabitants are subjugated under crushing poverty, fundamentalist Islam, and repressive injustice punctuated with beheadings, Saudi “royals” require gold plated escalators to descend from their jet planes. Now the “crown prince”, dubbed MbS, is consolidating power by arresting his fellow royal billionaires, accusing them of corruption. Isn’t that rich? Corruption defines feudal kleptocracy. As supplies of oil near their end, the robber barons get ever greedy about the last drop. Did you wonder why the Al Saud windfall wasn’t shared with the poor? Now they want to cut out their own relatives. No honor among thieves. Thereby settling the oxymoron of Saudi nobility.


Let’s get a bit of parity here about the terroristic use of cars as weapons

So, like EVERYBODY has heard of the guy in New York hitting civilians intentionally. We’ve heard Right Wing Extremists like John McCain and Trump and other Nazi Fucks demanding that somebody who does it and is Muslim (supposedly) should be sent to Guantanamo to be tortured and killed BUT if White Supremacists do it… well, Here’s What Those Far Right Race War Extremists say about LEGALIZING the practice if the Americans being deliberately murdered happen to be Black (or Muslim, Jewish, Hippies, anybody they God-Damn want to Murder… From the Miami Herald:

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Syria neoliberal invasion ad campaign casts chicks with guns but no helmets


THAT’S RICH. When they’re not bombarding western viewers with contrived photo-ops of camera-facing toddlers, victimized by Asad’s bombs never ours, the neoliberal propagandists are fishing for left-leaning sympathies with “Freedom Fighters” who Americans could not should not leave behind. Meet the West’s own Femen ForWar, Kurdish anarchist insurgents, one even dubbed “Angelina Jolie”, who are photographed in action, with wide smiles in sniper’s nests, looking like they’re otherwise hanging in homeroom detention. I’m surprised we never see the lighting crews or makeup artists reflected in the shattered glass, but what we don’t see in plain sight are HELMETS. Apparently only real soldiers need those.
 
There’s even a Chicks-with-Guns meme gone viral of a bareheaded Freedom Fighter breaking into a huge grin after narrowly escaping a sniper’s bullet. One man’s insurgent is another man’s freedom fighter. Western media’s freedom fighters are your Freedom Fries.


Immaturity is not a juvenile crime

Should five teenagers, who dropped rocks from an overpass until one killed a random motorist, be tried as adults? The inconceavably thoughtless act was murder, sure, or aggravated premeditated manslaughter for certain, but was it the crime of an adult? It was not. I’ll concede that immaturity can be criminal as an adult, it should be impeachable for adult presidents, but not for juveniles. What is the point of differentiating juveniles from grown ups if you’re going prosecute bored stone throwers as adults?


Avoid Genetically Modified Organizers

I would call them Academically Modified Organizers except that doesn’t relate their haunting similarity to agricultural GMOs. University-incubated community organizers are designed to share a tragic characteristic of killer crops: the terminator gene. And it self-selects for stupid.
 
OF COURSE establishment-perpetuating education is going to adulterate what it’s selling as liberatory ideology! For example: anti-oppression, to innoculate against leadership; safe spaces to subvert direct communication; inclusion to preempt focus; consensus to thwart decision. These are genetic modifications to the social impulse, confounding political activism with self crit therapy. The newest social studies grads have resurrected a hopeful rejoinder to repression that reeks of their generations’s ubiquitous consolation prize. It goes THEY TRIED TO BURY US. THEY DIDN”T KNOW WE WERE SEEDS. Sorry, no you are not viable seeds. Poor hobbled Millennials, your miseducators and anti-social conditioners have as good as irradiated your seeds. Your enfeebled strain of resistance may be crazy infectious to systemically modified uncritical thinkers, but it’s not fertile.


While he’s disinhibited, let’s ask Poppy “Cop-a-Feel” about the CIA Dallas job.

Do we simply forgive ex-presidents as they become demented dirty old men? I would guess so. Groping is probably the least of their criminal white patriarchal behavior. The formal apology explaining H. W. Bush’s incapacity to interact with female guests anywhere but above the waist, which also clarifies the standby joke he makes, to excuse his move, or to illustrate his punchline: “Wanna know my favorite book? David Cop-a-Feel”, would suggest that HW’s lecherous groping is standard practice during his group photos. And it probably ALWAYS WAS. I say if Poppy Bush truly is disinhibited with dementia, somebody please ask him about his wildcat days of Zapata Oil and the Bay of Pigs and whatever intelligence activity he engaged in that qualified him to later be appointed director of the CIA. US intelligence agencies are stalling on the JFK document release because the revelations would still be too sensitive to parties yet to kick the bucket or curb the groping.


Who is this El Paso Sheriffs undercover infiltrator provocateur? We don’t care!

El Paso County Sheriffs Undercover OperativeCOLO. SPRINGS– Lawyers for the city are fighting defense team efforts to expose who, how, when and why local law enforcement agencies infiltrated a campus political activist group. The 2017 undercover operation was revealed in CSPD bodycam videos, but city courthouse lawyers and judges are preventing the evidence from being made public.

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Repeat after Senator Jeff Flake: I will not be complicit.

It does sound silly coming from a politician elected to oppose complicity. And what does it say to citizens tirelessly circulating petitions and urging their neighbors to vote? It says this: EVEN US senators are powerless to work within the system! Let’s thank Jeff Flake for that kernel of truth. If your resistance to Trump and corruption and capitalism does not seek to tear it down YOU ARE COMPLICIT.


The difference between Arpaio/Maketa and the prisoners in their concentration camps.

The Sheriffs got Due Process and their victims don’t. The Sheriffs have yet to spend a single minute in handcuffs or a cell. The Trump administration followed every other in the Support The Pigs movement. Fucking Nazi coward bitches.


DO US soldiers know what they sign up for? Horror? Mass murder? Burn pits? PTSD. Disability. Homelessness. Viagra.

It was a crass thing for Trump to say to a recent war widow, but of course it’s also fundamentally said in praise of brave men. They knew what they signed up for. But do American soldiers know what they sign up for? Not just the risk, but the horror and culpability? Did Trump voters know what they signed up for? I’ll put it to you they did not.


City plan to snuff socialist infiltration hearing blows up in courtroom’s face

El Paso County undercovers
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO– If you attended today’s evidentiary hearing about the police infiltration of a local student group, you are no doubt left wondering what happened. Where were the defendants and why was the judge so angry? The outcome was not what either side wanted, but still it was a huge false step for the city. The defense was not provided the police witnesses it requested, but the prosecution was prevented from quashing those subpoenas outright. As a truant co-defendant, I had a unique vantage point on today’s anticlimax and I apologize I was unable to explain it in person.

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Guardian article spotlights Sessions’ bigotry against refugees… 1978 all over again.

Sessions was the de-facto private attorney (at public expense) for the Klan terrorists when they went after Vietnamese refugees in the Gulf of Mexico because the Viets were more diligent and thus more successful than their American counterparts. Just what we really don’t need, another racist in high office.


Trump and the Reich Wing Extremists starting the War on Christmas bullshit early.

What the fuck ever. Then there’s the Alabama congressional candidate “Judge Roy” who said that not standing for the anthem and refusing to say the pledge of allegiance are crimes. And even Christians are compelled to celebrate Non-Christian holidays like easter and christmas. Which is pure bullshit. That might be construed as overkill and repetitive and overdone reactionary but the War on Christmas screeching and gnashing of teeth, it’s really used to threaten primarily Jews and Muslims in all their myriad manifestions. Like, for instance, Christianity. But of course those Christian sects which are not part of their approved lists of churches they consider worthy of the name of Christ. Usually that works out to be only one congregation and maybe a cloned congregation in the next county. “OUR Catholic/Episcopalian/Presbyterian/Orthodox congregation is better than YOUR Catholic/Episcopalian/Presbyterian/Orthodox congregation which we consider blasphemy for whatever the literally Hell nitpicking reason we can find to hate you and consign your souls to eternal suffering”. My father called that UnLove.
The entire world needs to cut that shit out and do it soon. Really soon. I’d say “today” type of soon.


It turns out Hollywood’s proverbial “casting couch” belonged to Harvey Weinstein. Glad it’s out of commission.

Miramax Studio BossDo you wonder why only Harvey Weinstein is taking the fall? Was he too fat and ugly for us to imagine despoiling young actresses? I like to think it’s because he produced truly awful movies.
 
I am heartened to see that articles about the tolerance of Weinstein’s abuse of power do make the link to our Womanizer in Chief, but again, Trump is also low hanging fruit. Certainly the casting couch is still an active element of Hollywood. It pervades patriarch-dom.


US & Israel leave UNESCO, cite its bias against heritage of invasive cultures.

The U.S. and Israel exploit UNESCO when they want academic cover to extend their authority over cultural heritage sites, to legitimize their spheres of interest in lands they don’t belong. Now that Palestinians are poised to use UNESCO to protect and preserve their own patently obvious ancestral claims, in contradiction to those of usurpers, the bullies want to take their ball and go home.


The Arlington/Las Vegas connection.

Which could include Arlington VA , Arlington TX, Las Vegas Nevada or Las Vegas or Nevada street here in the Springs. Yes it’s about gun violence. The two Arlingtons are named after the same person, a relative of Robert E Lee’s wife. The one in Virginia has a massive cemetery where most of the Silent Majority (Nixon used it in a different context, but the Roman version refers to dead people outnumbered living.) buried there are Americans killed by other Americans. And the starting point for the cemetery is on land granted to Mrs. Lee’s grandparents. And confiscated because her husband was in direct open rebellion. Which got a lot of Americans killed by other Americans. Most of whom did not have repeating rifles, Col. Gatling had his gun patented but he wouldn’t sell it to the Confederacy because he was an abolitionist and the U.S. refused it, because he was from Tennessee. By the way all this goes back and forth. If he had introduced it into that massive open-air slaughterhouse…. and it wasn’t a lick and a spit compared to the firepower of the assault weapons (And that IS a proper description) used in the slaughter in Nevada. The idea that “more guns would have prevented it” Bull Shit. The Police had more hands on more machine guns (Also an accurate description) and the NRA saying otherwise for many loooonnnnnggg years doesn’t make any difference in the face of less than a half hour on a hot night in the Las Vegas open air slaughterhouse. How many years, says ye? 1864 from 2017 is 153 years. The year before the Klan was formally instituted by a Konfederate Kriminal Kartel inkluding Nathan Bedford-Forrest who had his “men” murder American prisoners of war because they were black and was also the foundation of the National Rifle Association. by Union officers.

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Cow Lump ass day

alternative description: the start of 525 years of pure hell on earth for natives. And goody goody bum drops, we get to celebrate his accomplishment. Which was to get a crew of competent sailors to drive his boats for him. He didn’t prove the earth is round or more like an off-kilter ovoid shape. That was actually proven centuries before his voyage. By Arabian, Persian and Egyptian fellows. It wasn’t proven to European leaders until Magellan died at sea and his crew finished the voyage for him. Much later than Columbus. Columbus proved that he was really fuzzy in the math department. His theory that he had gotten to the east Indies proved that he believed the earth was about a quarter of it’s actual size. But we get the chance to sing praises to his name… again… whoop-di-diddly-doo


KKK and Nazi ‘rally’ in Charlottesville yesterday brought in 30 scared little racists.

Who this time minded their manners a lot more than the previous attempts. After twice getting their collective ASS HANDED TO THEM by the unarmed citizens of Charllotesville. Imagine, the Mighty Klan who once ruled over little towns in the south with their Anti American Terrorism. They got schooled even though they were the ones with the guns.


o frabjous day! Calloo callai! It’s the 16th Anniversary

Clusterfuck accomplished. George Jr being flown onto a carrier parked outside California. Ok so that’s an other extension of the first fuckup. What a seriously delusional puke. Meat the New Boss who gave another speech on an other carrier wearing a Naval Uniform like he would ever risk his delicately manicured fingernails .
Wow. What a dum Bass. We never stopped the carnage, no indeed. Victory is somebody else’s but it sure ain’t anyplace on this here earth. We just stacked up the bodies and some soldiered on. None of our Glorious Leaders mind you. The only two I remember at all who had a military background were Kennedy and Carter. Laugh if you want but Carter actually knows the correct pronunciation of the word Nuclear. The other pronunciation is so ubiquitous as to show the power of mass indoctrination. Now every Trumpista or other chicken hawk is scrambling for his/her/its dictionary to find the meaning of pronunciation, ubiquitous, indoctrination and dictionary. But that’s a bit of tomfoolery from an even more ancient era, when King George The Not As Stupid as Junior and his little buddy J. Danforth Quayle III. were lying their collective ass off about Incubator Babies. And Quayle III wearing a National Guard uniform and sitting in the turret of a tank trying to look presidential. Or one heartbeat away. When will they ever learn?

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Trump trolls Puerto Rico, wants storm victims to clean up the mess by hand


If President Trump is as dumb as you’re sure he is, who is writing his brilliant shtick? Could the capitalist cretin in chief have projected less empathy for victims of Hurrican Maria when he responded to calls for federal disaster relief by tossing rolls of paper towels to beleaguered Puerto Ricans? These gags don’t write themselves!
 
Next Trump posed with military brass and told reporters the caption should be “the calm before the storm.” Asked to explain, Trump replied “you’ll see.” The phrasing is cliche, but the mise-en-scene is must see TV.