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Patrick Henry’s priest would’ve favored Give me liberty, or give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.

Some juxtaposition, don’t you think? Patrick Henry’s call to arms Give me liberty or give me death mashed up with the Goddamn Serenity Prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change … Continue reading

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The revolution will not be televised, emailed unfiltered, or allowed to trend on Twitter, but it’s starting without you

OCCUPYWALLSTREET- Eighty nonviolent #OWS protesters arrested Saturday by NYPD, some penned in and maced, others manhandled, as they marched in NYC against America’s bankster oligarchs. Wall Street proper remains fortified by anti-invasion barriers preventing pedestrians and demonstrators from getting anywhere … Continue reading

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Cartographic traces of Lake, Colorado

Maybe like me you’re wondering how a landmark falls off the face of the earth, in particular Google Earth, assuming as we do that web crowdsourcing is archival, not perishable. A stagecoach watering hole in Kansas Territory, formerly Arapaho, was … Continue reading

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Right Wing lunatic fringe Blogster serr8d shows true colors

This is the only response, so far, from the so-called “Christian” Fascist Party about my pointing out the utter blasphemy of their Whoreship service for George W Beast the other day… The more than slightly unhinged Nazi “serr8d” starts out … Continue reading

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Emma Goldman on Direct Action

Yes it was Emma Goldman who said “If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” It was no mere quip. The turn of the last century activist was a fierce advocate of every social reform and was ultimately exiled to … Continue reading

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Whose “Original Intent?” The T. Potty?

According to the Beck fundamentalists, “The Original intent of the Founding Fathers” trumps all arguments. But, who exactly are they quoting? So here’s a simple how-to on interpreting right wing statements on this. It’s the Original Intent of people who … Continue reading

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Coloradans For Peace and Freedom: in Ireland and occupied lands everywhere

UPDATE FROM COLORADANS FOR PEACE about March 14 St Patrick’s Day Parade: Drummers, Hats, Flags, Kazoos, and a great St Patrick’s theme! Come wave international flags for PEACE and FREEDOM! Join COLORADANS FOR PEACE to represent the local peace community … Continue reading

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Weathermen for a Democratic Society

In 1969, the Radical Youth Movement (RYM) within Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) expelled the passive participants to reconfigure the SDS to Bring the War Home. At left, Bernardine Dohrn uninvites the Progressive Labor Party (PL) and the Worker … Continue reading

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100 days until end of Bush Error

Imagine that. The Conservatives refused to provide health care for all, claiming the $50B price tag would bankrupt America. Yet, in the last month or so, the Treasury and the Fed have forked over more than $5T — over 100 … Continue reading

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Capitalism has failed. It is time to try something else

      America is Lost. The Senate of the Damned (2/3 of which is not up for reelection, so they can ignore the will of the voters) passed an $800B givaway for the filthy-rich on Wall St, nothing for … Continue reading

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Global economic rapists are at it again

Why protest the G8 Summit July 7-9? Those hoodlums always look so determined. Here’s the rationale by the Emergency Exit Collective: The 2008 G8 on Hokkaido, a Strategic Assessment Emergency Exit Collective Bristol, Mayday, 2008 The authors of this document … Continue reading

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Happy Patriots’ Day

Unless you live in Massachusetts or Maine, you may not know that today is Patriots’ Day — a holiday commemorating the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first fights of the American Revolution.   Party at my house. Come dressed … Continue reading

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The democracy that just isn’t

One of the pillars of US mythology is that the US is the epitome and embodiment of evolutionary democracy. From ancient Greece to us. It is a belief that is more embedded in most Americans’ souls deeper than US believers’ … Continue reading

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Industrial Society and Its Future

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski on how to get published (paragraph 96):   “If we had never done anything violent and had submitted the present writings to a publisher, they probably would not have been accepted. … In order to get our … Continue reading

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The Axis of Evil

The alliance of Chavez, Morales and Castro is not surprising. It is the South American revolution which Castro and Guevarra hoped to ignite 45 years ago. Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba are united by purpose and philosophy, reclaiming power for the … Continue reading

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