Today someone asked the question: "Everyone" on the cable stations is saying over and over the president cannot be indicted because of 20-page justice department guidelines written 40 years ago. Now, what if the president walked out and shot and killed his chief of staff in front of a dozen witnesses; are we saying he can … Continue reading What’s Going to Happen to Donald Trump?
Ok then. First off, congratulations to Catriona Gray. This year’s Miss Universe was born in Australia, but remained proud of her Philippine heritage. After finishing high school in Australia, she moved to Manila, Philippines. Gray was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018 but was also Miss World Philippines in 2016. The talented star earned a black belt … Continue reading Here’s a Thing I Never Thought I’d See
New research on attachment insecurity shows what drives a desire for money. by Susan Krauss Whitbourne Psychology Today Dec 15, 2018 When your finances fall short of your needs, it’s normal to look for new resources to guarantee you security. If those new resources come in the form of a potential romantic relationship, it’s therefore … Continue reading How Insecurity in Relationships Makes You Want More Things
by ROBERTO SIMANOWSKI Salon Dec 17, 2018 The following is an excerpt from Roberto Simanowski’s recent book, The Death Algorithm and Other Digital Dilemmas from the MIT Press, translated by Jefferson Chase. On Jan 13, 2017, The New Yorker ran a cartoon depicting Donald Trump at his inauguration. A man representing the Chief Justice of the Supreme … Continue reading The online culture of instant gratification
by Caitlin Johnstone Dec 15, 2018 The BBC published an article titled “How Putin’s Russia turned humour into a weapon” about the Kremlin’s latest addition to its horrifying deadly hybrid warfare arsenal: comedy. The article is authored by Olga Robinson, whom the BBC, unhindered by any trace of self-awareness, has titled “Senior Journalist (Disinformation)”. Robinson demonstrates … Continue reading Don’t Laugh : It’s Giving Putin What He Wants
Clean Slate proclamations were part of the community’s self-preservation. by Michael Hudson Evonomics Dec 3, 2018 Adapted from …and Forgive Them Their Debts: Lending, Foreclosure and Redemption from Bronze Age Finance to the Jubilee Year. Islet. November 15, 2018. There has been an explosion of discussion about whether to cancel student debts. Critics of the idea point out … Continue reading How Bronze Age Rulers Simply Canceled Debts
by Ellen Brown Truthdig Dec 16, 2018 Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is part of a group of Congress members pushing for a Green New Deal. (Charles Krupa / AP Photo) With what author and activist Naomi Klein calls “galloping momentum,” the “Green New Deal” promoted by Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., appears to be forging a … Continue reading This Radical Plan to Fund the ‘Green New Deal’ Just Might Work
Janine Jackson interviews Dave Lindorff on Pentagon budget fraud FAIR Dec 14, 2018 CounterSpin audio MP3 Link This is a lightly edited transcript: Janine Jackson: For those of us who remember the $640 toilet seat, the unbelievable absurdity of Pentagon spending has long been—while unbelievably absurd—taken for granted: The Department of Defense spends billions and … Continue reading The Pentagon Steadfastly Stonewalls Against Making Its Budget Auditable