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MANITOU SPRINGS, CO- More likely one too many McMansions underwater with their mortgage. You wonder how many have their fingers crossed, wishing against why most have our fingers crossed. 34923

London bridge is burning down, burning down…

Reaping a harvest, they are. Since Dame Maggot Thatcher was in office the Crown has been moving steadily back toward Bloody Mary time. They knew they had shat in their soup when Prince Charmless and his lovely bride Camelface came face to face with a mob who made it all the way up to their vehicle. Over the issue of expanding fees and shrinking subsidies, the issue du jour was tuition. So, instead of reading the signs they proceeded to host at public expense the most lavish wedding in history and then backhand the people with more demands for Austerity on the part of the Working class. And, all pretense of shock and horror when the people started fighting back. How dare the peasantry loot a few hundred million pounds from shops? And burn a few of Her Majesty's vehicles too... Meanwhile, the Crown is extorting billions upon billions, looting the entire country and, counting Iraq and Afghanistan, a couple of Other Countries as well. And throwing in a little racist vigilantism on the part of the anti-riot rioters. 26324

Tetra Farries and her family feel blunt trauma business end of class warfare

For all the haters who condemn Ms. Farries, who so far is convicted of NOTHING, you should feel a deep sense of shame, but I know you don't, for building a corrupt social order, using words like "God" and "Liberty" and "Equality" and "Justice" with absolutely no intent of living up to such mighty words.   Here is where Idealism directly confronts Elitism. And proves itself more honorable. 25896

SpringSpree: Racist Elitist HateFest at Memorial Park/Prospect Lake today

Sponsored by the Gazette, Fox, Channel 5, Chamber of Commerce and the Real Estate Developer Cartel in City Hall and the County Commissioners. Springs Spree is designed to put a prettier face on their complete disdain of any citizen who has less than a 7 figure annual income. The Colorado Springs and El Paso County Gestapo are out in force to make sure the piglets of the Elite aren't offended by seeing anybody who is homeless or appears to be Not Wealthy. Gives them a chance to use their tazers and billy clubs on people who commit the heinous dual crime of being a) Persons of Limited Means and b)Uppity enough to believe we're equal to the Rich with full rights of citizenship. They'll have advirtizing booths promoting their "success" stories such as their development of a Toxic Waste Dump, "Gold Hill Mesa" where they're poised to sell McMansions built on heaps of POISON to gullible people who have a credit line. Knowingly poisoning somebody would usually be considered an act of murder or even Terrorism, but not so in Colorado Springs, where the Police and Judiciary are firmly in the pockets of the Real Estate Developers. Meanwhile, my next door neighbor sits on

Why are Indian children still dying of poverty?

There was an AP story about infanticide in India, mostly young girls, and the question attached was "why, with rising prosperity?" One question immediately answered, the "rising prosperity" is mostly the Rich getting Richer, much like the Class War they "upper class elites" declared in America long long ago and are intensifying now. Having the top economic level, the "1 percenters" getting an even larger share of even an expanding economy means those in the 80% who have less income than it takes to actually survive, will have even less. A classic example of How Deregulated Free Market Capital works to destroy the poor for the profit of the very richest. And now, it's taking its bloody horrid toll on the children of the poor PEOPLE.

I’m slacking a bit, last week was the Bloody Ludlow anniversary.

97 years ago. A lot can happen in that time, yes? Unions finally getting some decent wage and safety laws going, public education, health care, pensions... Then people got complacent, and the Anti-Worker Greed Heads take back power, just enough to put us back almost to 1914. They say "Oh, but the Unions are Corrupt, everybody knows that! Look at all the RICO complaints the FBI investigates." Yeah, sure. Anybody can file a RICO complaint and the FBI would be compelled to investigate it, even if they notice it's Bullshit after the first phone call to the complainant. So there are Corporate Lawyers, the ones who will clean the latrines in Hell, who make more money in a week than a worker makes in a year just filing RICO complaints. Talk about your Frivolous Lawsuits. Why don't the Tort Reform Activists get on THEIR ass? Ouch... That's Right, I almost forget, it's because THEY'RE THE SAME GOD-DAMN PEOPLE! The "Right To Work Law" advocates who tell us that if we just let Reagan be Reagan, take the "handcuffs" off of the Free Market and the Corporate Big Pigs will make sure that the workers will be well taken care of. Nothing to see her,

The Law, in its Majestic equality, forbids rich and poor from being alike

At least when it comes to Urban Camping. Seems the "no camping" ordinance didn't apply at the mall when Greed rather than Need was the motivation to take to the tents. People started camping out early Thanksgiving day to be the first in line for "doorbuster" specials on Black Friday. How about it, Doug, Janis, Sean, Lionel? Chief Meyers? Sheriff Mussolini errr Maketa? How about it Tame Ass Right Wing Media in town, Praising the HomeFull campers for their bravery in voluntarily pitching their tents with plenty of police protection, unlike anything the HomeLess PEOPLE ever got. Hypocrisy, thou hast a name, and thy name is Colorado Springs Establishment. Maybe they could redeem themselves by publishing stories detailing how many of those purchases were made on Credit and in 6 months how many of the Credit Cards used are in default. Black Friday is allegedly a Triumph of Capitalism. Yes, once again the Corporate BigPigs got the commoners to push themselves further into debt which they'll never be able to repay. What a lovely victory that is!

Tennessee Firefighters watch house burn down

This is what we can expect when Mayor Lyin' Hell Rivera and his cronies privatize city services like the thieving bitches are going to tell us at next Monday's budget announcement. One of the fire-non-fighters said that it's an example of "robust Christianity, rather than that sappy effeminate version of Christianity where people help each other". Well, you KNOW that got my blood pumping. First off, the guy came off as being really insecure about his own masculinity. And rather than coming out of his closet, he tries to "drag" Jesus in with him. Let's take it a notch further. Why not have the police be on a for-pay basis? Anybody who can't afford police protection, too bad so sad. Make it even better, have fully privatized "police" auxiliary groups like the Minutemen patrol, and people who DON'T pay up, well, they must have something to hide, so let's just drag them down to the court, which of course will be a pay-for-play proposition too, can't afford an attorney? Too bad, you should have planned ahead and been born rich. 20172

Paradigm, Buzzword, Keyword, and persuasion

Paradigm is a "consciousness" term. One of the best known ways to demonstrate it is visually, not verbally, there's a really famous illustration of three forms, if looked at one way, the form in the middle would be the first thing you see, a lamp with a fancy shade. Looking at it from the two side forms it's two human faces close to each other. I think but could be wrong, it's part of the Rorschach series. Much like when we look at clouds, and see faces in them, or animals, flowers, sometimes extremely profound abstract concepts. But whatever we see is a projection of what we were looking to find anyway. Fear or hope, love or hate, friend or foe, food or poison, human faces or lamp. In European Celtic lore the moon has the face of a man, in Japan it's a rabbit. Abstract the paradigm a little, with the faces in the original, are they arguing, speaking words of wisdom, about to kiss? Advertising companies need the psychological data from mass sources, years ago it would take, well, years... to form a

From last Friday’s action, some pictures, some linked commentary

The linked commentary isn't about the bus lack-of-service, it's to fellow local activist Loren Wirbel made a short documentary film just showing a FEW of the multi-gazillionaire "defense" plants around town. You know the ones, our Magnificently Superior Business Experts at City Hall made the command decision for us to give them Tax Exemptions that would make Reagan blush, to draw them to a Strategic Location where they were going to come anyway. So they get local services on the local dime far disproportionately to what they actually paid for. It's bad enough that We The People have to subsidize Corporate Welfare Cheats like Lockheed but they're also Corporate Warfare Daddy Warbucks types who make their money from other people DYING. Deathmongers getting a free ride from our Wise and Noble and Ever So Much Better that us City Hall. The rest of us paid our fare, but we don't get the ride. That's not fair. By the way, that last line isn't complaining, it's telling the Ayn Rand worshipers that they're complete Liars when they say stupid shit like they're actually a Free Market where everybody has a chance. Lying... Cowardly... PUKES. A swarm of Parasitic Slugs in search of

Mondovino: globalization and terroir, Robert Parker versus your good taste

For those with a curiosity for how wine terroir is holding up against the onslaught of wine factory farming, the 10-hour miniseries version of MONDOVINO is finally available on DVD. For viewers curious about viniculture globalization under Californian colonial domination, the original feature length documentary delivers, with a long finish. Any time critics accuse a film of being one sided, you know it's about class war. 16348

The Dead Sea

The dead zones in our oceans are in danger of being turned into just The Dead Sea. Scientists say Acid oceans 'need urgent action' Why is it that in America we always have a war on this, and a war on that, but never do we have a war to save the planet from utter and total destruction?

EAT THE RICH!

My favorite visual from Thursday's Wall Street action: EAT THE RICH, invoking Peter Richardson's Class War cult classic. The bastards are making a grab for $700 BILLION in this salvo. Which proposition is the more preposterous?   What's with the Wall Street building garbed in the Stars and Stripes? Odd enough that the architecture impersonates a courthouse or mausoleum. Is the stock market a federal agency? Draped in Red, White and Blue it looks like the command center of the Capitalist empire.

Let the greedy bastards eat cake

The tax break for the rich wasn't enough, the GWOT siphon on the US treasury isn't flowing fast enough, CEO bonuses aren't enough, usury is not unregulated enough, bankruptcy laws to ruin small borrowers aren't predatory enough, the disparity between rich and poor is not obscene enough.   It's not enough that the parasitic rich contribute only smoke and mirrors to the economy. Now the [investment] bank robbers are dropping even that pretext to demand that US taxpayers simply fork over the money. And don't anyone try to follow them out. 4859

Lucy Parsons and the call for class war

The death of Utah Phillips reminded me of a favorite story he would tell about the Haymarket widow Lucy Parsons. Shoot or Stab Them was advice that got the anarchist agitator arrested whenever she tried to speak in public. Lucy's husband was among those anarchists framed and executed for the infamous 1886 Haymarket bombing. Lucy continued to advocate for labor rights and social change. Here's how Utah told the rest of the story: 3432

Socially Retarded Animated Sphincter

Who ran over my cane yesterday. I had gone downtown, complete with my bicycle and trailer, to pick up a computer for my landlady. (it's a nice one too...) Just by co-inky-dink it was right across the street from Toons and in a truly amazing co-inky-dink Eric happened to be there... and Marie, and we shared some Vegetarian Munchies and good fellowship, then I went on home... with a minor mishap on the way. 3394

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