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Big Tobacco investing a lot in Colorado Election

They must be confident of a big payoff. The Proposition 72 advertising I get daily just for the printing and mailing of the fliers is a big hit.18 cents per flier. 3+ million voters. 600,000+ just for one mailing. 4 … Continue reading

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Agent Orange Blues

Recently Monsanto did for Bayer what Dupont and Dow had done to Monsanto and each other in a massive flustercluck. Passed the ball. Can’t play on one field anymore so they take the ball to another stadium. That’s a horrible … Continue reading

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Wilfred Owen: Dulce et decorum est (Pro patria mori – The Old Lie)

The Roman poet Horace wrote “It is sweet and glorious to die for one’s country” as Rome shifted from republic to empire. By 1917 British infantryman Wilfred Owen had reduced Horace’s sentiment to “The old Lie.” Owen was killed in … Continue reading

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Monsanto being bought by Bayer (new stuff added)

Here’s one not making headlines, the manufacturer of Mutant Modified Organisms including tobacco that is resistant to Roundup and other clones of Agent Orange (which they stil make) is being sold offshore. How far offshore? Germany. Deutschland. Where all the … Continue reading

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Susan G. Komen fracks for cancer cure. If they’re drilling for the cause, they’re getting warmer

PINKWASHING has sunk to new depths with mercenary NGO Susan G. Komen of “Race for the Cure” endorsing pink-painted drilling bits used for oil and gas hydraulic fracturing. AS IF they don’t know that toxins which abound in fracking fluids … Continue reading

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Next time let’s start the Denver Cancer Race for the Cure at a cause: SUNCOR

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How the US better off kill many of the US poor via Cancer

The military people have socialized medical insurance that the uninsured in the US pay for these so-called ‘heroes’. And the rich have medical insurance for themselves, too. Here’s how the National Security State Right Wing assholes want us all to … Continue reading

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Prince Polo Polo of England

These photos are fakes… ‘The UK edition of Cosmopolitan has long been famous for its racy male centerfold spreads, but these images of a naked Prince William and Harry celebrating victory in a polo match, their modesty hidden by nothing … Continue reading

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RIP, Alexander Cockburn

The publisher of Counterpunch has just died of cancer. Alexander Cockburn’s website has been the best source of information in the English speaking world for years now, and we’re sure that the foundation of free thought he constructed there will … Continue reading

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Oil and Gas Lies

From Lotus: The oil & gas industry is similar to the tobacco industry – almost everything it tells us is a lie. It has even hired the same PR firm as the tobacco industry used. The biggest lie, and one … Continue reading

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My Yahweh ! Who would have wanted to kill Yasser Arafat with Polonium?

Suha Arafat welcomes PA support for action, saying she long suspected her husband was murdered. Arafat's widow calls for swift exhumation of her dead husband’s body. ‘Seriously ill and perhaps fighting for his life, Yasser Arafat was rushed Friday to … Continue reading

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Waldo Canyon concert fundraiser feted Colo. Springs self-interest & ignorance

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.- All night local speakers proclaimed: “Colorado Springs knows how to look after its own.” And doesn’t it! But I’m almost positive that it used to be, if only everywhere else, the virtue was looking out for others, … Continue reading

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This Is Nuts: Colorado Springs Public Input Gagged On Gas and Oil Fracking

Just in from Lotus: This is nuts. Not only is it nuts to allow a mostly unregulated, major polluting industry inside a city of half a million people, but also citizens are being largely gagged on this issue. Oil and … Continue reading

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Are Colorado Springs Citizens Being Gagged On Fracking Issue?

Our colleague Lotus has initiated some fruitful correspondence on the subject of the still-impending fracking of the Pikes Peak region. In light of the City’s abrupt cancellation of the May 17 public hearing, we’ll present excerpts of his emails and … Continue reading

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Moms For Pot, damn the kids

For Mother’s Day I was wondering about… MOMS FOR MARIJUANA. Are you kidding me?! Could cannabis users choosing motherdom as commonality for a niche advocacy group be any more half-baked? Motherhood is more than a special interest, demographic or hobby; … Continue reading

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Insurance companies in the US treat conditions that don’t need treatment while giving others no care at all

The essential absurdity of Big Business run medical care in the US can be seen in the following Reuters report… Unnecessary cancer treatment in men on the rise. Meanwhile, many people needing screening for cancer and even essential treatments for … Continue reading

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By defunding Planned Parenthood, Komen Breast Cancer Foundation shows its true colors aren’t pink

Is the all-things-pink breast cancer impresario bowing to Right-wing anti-abortion pressure in pulling their financial support for low-income breast exams provided by Planned Parenthood? That a nonprofit industry heavyweight like the Komen Foundation would shift its emphasis from helping the … Continue reading

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Genghis Khan’s socialism of the fittest

An interesting exhibit about Genghis Khan’s “enduring legacy” hit the Denver Museum of Nature and Science two years ago and continues its US tour, so you can still learn about “the ruthless warlord who conquered half the known world,” but … Continue reading

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Not a tribute to Steve Jobs, just a sad note. Nicola Tesla or Thomas Edison?

I’m more than a reluctant adherent to Apple technology, and am personally saddened at the death of Steve Jobs. Was he only 56? I assumed by his accomplishment that he was decades older. But my sadness is probably selfishly motivated, … Continue reading

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Spank a Vet with a warm fuzzy Attaboy

For those who think that the Peace people dishonor the veterans, think a bit on what the most prominent campaigns has to offer in the way of humiliation. One of the “new and improved” corporate motivational methods is called “peer … Continue reading

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Need 15 reasons to eat organic food?

Organic foods are higher in nutrients, free of neurotoxins, growth-supportive, not pesticide factories, not water-polluters, ecologically sustainable, economically sustainable, better tasting, not gas-ripened, safer for farm workers, conducive to wildlife, less likely to be cancer-causing, free of antibiotics and hormones, … Continue reading

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Border wars of the drug cartels, ours

So, on Telemundo the “Border War” rhetoric took some serious hits which I cheerlessly predict the Minutemen, Tea Party and other klan groups are going to spend a lot of time, corporate money and hot air trying to patch. La … Continue reading

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Are you there God? it’s me Anders. The impersonal diary of Oslo Bomber and Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik.

So there’s a Mexican vigilante drug ring declared itself a law-keeping fraternity of the Knights Templar, now the Oslo gunman/bomber claims accreditation. The “2083” manifesto which Anders Behring Breivik released through a carefully harvested email list includes a curious diary/progress … Continue reading

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Recent rally against Monsanto and a little not-so-very-recent

At a recent rally in Downtown Colorado Springs… Mark made some good points about Monsanto. Here’s some more. You remember, as do I, how exactly Monsanto got busted back in the late 70s with the Paraquat Pot? Paraquat is one … Continue reading

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Shaken, stirred, totally Fukushima’d

Now Fukushima Daiichi means the same in English as in Japanese. Although now apparently “meltdown” no longer means apocalyptic, “radiation” no longer means toxic, and to “exceed the safety levels” no longer means to pose adverse risk to your health. … Continue reading

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