Tag Archives: Civilization

So ‘they’ think there is proof that King Arthur ruled in Scotland…

Like, whip-di-diddly doo… I mean, fake news on the hoof. What difference does one long-dead despotic asshole being from one end of the Island of Great Britain or another or if he’s simply a fictional character who is somehow a … Continue reading

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This is one of their core beliefs…

Can’t testify about what the Odinist religious services would be like.  Not even curious. But there are people who use Christianity, with and mostly without scriptural authority. Hey, if you’re blaspheming you might as well go the whole courrse, right? … Continue reading

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John Walter, don’t you know Trump says to thank the Cops who murdered you… with a plagiarized line…

I was at St Francis Hospital on the corner of Powers, Woodmen and the edge of the known universe, there was a copy of the Gazette who aren’t as right wing as they used to be, not a difficult goal … Continue reading

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French Election- Le Pen: 0, Civilization: Won.

The (f)Right(ened) Wing with their xenophobia, Islamophobia, homophobia, anti-everybody attitude will have less impetus to call for a Crusade against civilized behavior. They’ve gone and shat in their mess kits. There will be sadness in the Very White House and … Continue reading

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Widow and son of Muhammad Ali detained by La Migra, who promptly lied about it (and Olathe)

Ali Jr., 44, who confirmed his Muslim faith, was detained about two hours, despite telling officials that he’s Ali’s son and a native-born U.S. citizen, Mancini said. It was the first time Ali Jr. and his mother have ever been … Continue reading

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NRA says Terrorism, media threaten civilization

They should know, they’ve aligned themselves, along with the President of the United States, with white supremacists especially the Klan and Aryan Brotherhood. Also, if you’re in the military and appear white, they WILL try to recruit you. The Klan … Continue reading

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“our empire has the most powerful military ever seen”

Right makes might, not the other way around. It’s a milestone for a civilization becoming an empire, when the Emperor declares that having a large, expensive military at his enforcers makes him the rightful king of all the world. Both … Continue reading

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The new gold standard

Dishonesty. Lots and lots of it. I get targeted (your Television provider has information about your interests and since they probably have your internet browsing catalogued the same way) advertising on TV and even spam email urging me to buy … Continue reading

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International StarWarz Day

May the 4th be with you… That started as an intellectual or at least nerd pun. The underlying fear slowly builds up. As does the deficit, the vast majority of which is subsidizing wars which in turn are a giveaway … Continue reading

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What Does Democracy Look Like? Not likely the Old Testament Thank You

I attended Occupy Denver’s forum “What Does Democracy Look Like?” this weekend to hear activist scholars of considerable repute throw in their two cents. The first day was a splendid gathering, except where a curated discussion of intentional community lapsed … Continue reading

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Our collective lockdown mentality, lest a siren call lure us to freedom

LOCKDOWN. The term has become ubiquitous, though lifted easily out of context, being self-explanatory. Its predecessor “batten down the hatches” used to be too. Before the advent of recreational sailing it came from a work environment synonymous with incarceration, in … Continue reading

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Everything’s up to date in Kansas City

Yep– They’ve gone about as far as they can go. Broadway’s otherwise obsolete lyrics about civilization’s western edge might be true again! Kansas City will now have 1-Gig/second internet access. One hundred times faster than yours. It’s a new project … Continue reading

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Here’s another one for ANZAC Day…

So, it was on or just before ANZAC Day four years ago, the last veteran of Gallipoli died.   And I truly do get a bit sad and angry, betimes, when these guys are held up as a reason FOR … Continue reading

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NATO, Puppet Afghans ask why would Taliban publish plans if they’re real?

I don’t know more than they do but here’s a really good guess… Maybe it’s because they are in negotiations and showing their ability to infiltrate even NATO ranks is a major card in their hand? The Karzhai Puppet Government … Continue reading

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Judging the New Yorker by its cover

There are two qualities about the New Yorker I find irresistible though I’m loath to praise any part of the established press. No matter how suddenly forthright or honorable their editorial might appear, it’s only a feint. The Grey Lady … Continue reading

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Consider the Lilies

My friends are no doubt a scrappy bunch. It’s no big surprise that guys like Jon and Adam and–holy shit–Skip, are pissed off and ready to burn a few barns down, so to speak. I don’t think I need to … Continue reading

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Mayberry R.F.D.

Some of y’all might not remember what the RFD part means. It’s Rural Free Delivery, an incentive to keep the constitutionally mandated (ratified by congress) postal service available to the people who really need it the most. The “Heartland” the … Continue reading

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My Lai every day

From Wikipedia: The My Lai Massacre (Vietnamese: th?m sát M? Lai [t????m ????t m?? l??j]; English pronunciation: /?mi??la?/ ( listen), also /?mi??le?, ?ma??la?/,[1] Vietnamese: [m??l??j]) was the mass murder of 347–504 unarmed citizens in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968, … Continue reading

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Brits on Kenya: “Oopsies!!”

Turns out that the common knowledge of the past 50+ years was right, the American backed British colonial government was, despite American and British denials, murdering, torturing and “disappearing” people, just like they did in every other nation where they … Continue reading

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A Language experiment for the ages… literally

This is an old project I had read about in the early 80s,in OMNI magazine, a project to make a symbolic representation of the huge enormous danger of toxic waste… that could be read and understood by a society ten … Continue reading

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Santorum defends Murderous, anti-Christian Crusaders

But first, since the top twenty searches on Google return this: Santorum 1. The frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex. 2. Senator Rick Santorum. He said today that the Crusades have … Continue reading

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Walk Like an Egyptian, You Wish

Western pyramid-gawkers since Napoleon have denigrated modern Egypt for the backwater it had become, its great civilization long extinguished. But it was a US dictator-imposed facade, with contemporary Egyptians dismissed as oil-less lackeys of the Euro-Zionist enterprise. How does the … Continue reading

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They never vote themselves off the lifeboat….

There’s a Psych101 example that just about everybody who experiences college in America would find familiar, the Lifeboat Question. Setup for it is, you’re on a lifeboat, with absolutely no hope of rescue, You have passengers on board whose needs … Continue reading

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To the so called “Conservatives”: Merry God-Damn Free Market!

You know how the Adam Smith/Reagan/Ayn Rand brainwashed disciples preach that “A rising tide lifts all boats”. What they don’t mention is the Rich have it rigged so their Wage Slaves can’t afford a God-Damn boat. They’ll also get some … Continue reading

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How come Pottery Barn rules don’t apply to Haiti?

When Tony posted nearly three years ago (!) about how shocking conditions in Haiti had become, it was a magnet for people saying the starving kids pictures (from Medicins sans frontiers, internationally respected medical aid agency, just not so much … Continue reading

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