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Wise Words on Stupid War by David Swanson

Excerpts from "The World Gets the Wars Americans Deserve" by David Swanson:

... the general impression one gets from traveling around and speaking and answering questions at public events in the United States is not so much that people are indifferent to the destruction of the globe as long as they don't miss their favorite television show, as that people are unclear on what destruction means and can't identify a globe when it's placed in a lineup with six watermelons.

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Swanson Asks 'Pro-Troops' = 'Anti-Peace'? (plus Libby Haiku)

Anti-War Haiku

Soldiers’ Soon Enough Epiphany

Needing illusion,

they trust one cares there on high


brass totem. Dream on.



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enough.

Under coffin's lid

lies still another stiff kid

lied to by country.

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Peace, Hegemony-style

Redacting conscience,

vulture culture blasts lives gone. Raped

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Libya Today, If Any Americans Remotely Care

It always resonates the pace of “Lucy and the chocolate factory” manic-ness, US-government, often with NATO, produced chaos and misery around the world, not to mention the chaos and misery from our own government on us domestically.

We collectively are easily numbed out by the "velocitization" of global and domestic tragedies our government is responsible for, though that responsibility rarely is dwelled upon if admitted to by a colluding and propagandizing mainstream media. Read below the fold...

The Cheese (Obama) Stands Alone -- But Not Really

The Treacherous & Terrible Legacy of AG Eric Holder

So after six years, Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning.

Tom Carter in “The legacy of US Attorney General Eric Holder” writes: Read below the fold...

2014 'Vomit Bucket' Election Night & Wisdom of WR Pitt

Humor to the Gallows and Back

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HOW TO SING THE BLUES: A PRIMER

1. Most Blues begin with: "Woke up this morning..."

2. "I got a good woman" is a bad way to begin the Blues, unless you stick something nasty in the next line like, "I got a good woman, with the meanest face in town." Read below the fold...

Kiss Iraq Goodbye ... What We Did for Israel!

Gary Leupp has written an enlightening and enraging article entitled “Not Behind Bars, Friends Still in Power, Iraq Destroyed: The Gloating of the Neocons” underscoring how the realpolitik motivation for what he calls “the greatest crime of the twenty-first century so far”, the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq, was primarily committed for the benefit of Israel. Read below the fold...

2014 Election & Plutocratic Psychopathy

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Barry Grey and Patrick Martin in “The US elections and the American plutocracy” declare that the Democratic and Republican parties agree on austerity, government spying, tax breaks for the rich and war.

Hunger, homelessness, joblessness, Detroit’s bankruptcy are not worth seriously addressing by either of them in this election cycle. Read below the fold...

Door #1-Ebola Safety, Door #2-WW III: US Chooses Door #2

According to Patrick Martin in “Political issues in the Ebola crisis”, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected more than 8,000 people and 4,000 have died. There are no signs that this outbreak is about to be controlled. Read below the fold...

All Hail Hillary's Bud Henry K, Oldest Living War Criminal!

David Corn in "Hillary Clinton Praises a Guy With Lots of Blood on His Hands," Sept. 5, 2014: Read below the fold...

EBOLA Crisis Dooming Legacy of West's Capitalism/Imperialism

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So far there has been only a relatively tiny amount of international aid to combat the profoundly dangerous Ebola epidemic. There have only been a few hundred international volunteer doctors and nurses, many of whom are now dead or who have withdrawn to avoid infection. Read below the fold...

Genocide of Gaza Already Down 'Great' American Memory Hole?

Here are some excerpts dealing with the plight of the Palestinians vs. the willful denial of their horror by the US politicians and too many propaganda-saturated US and global citizens.

“Obama Blasts Brutality and Bullying, But Not by Israel” by Thalif Deen: Read below the fold...

Saluting Troops w/ Latte OR Dog: Tip of Disrespect Iceberg

Brian J. Foley in “Dissident Thoughts Upon Learning of the ‘Latte Salute’ Scandal” writes:

Obama-haters are hopping mad that Obama saluted troops while holding a cup of café latte in his saluting hand.

Obama supporters (saluters?) and others who just like pointing out hypocrisy have responded by showing that George W. Bush was equally guilty, because he once saluted troops … while holding a dog.

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Favorite Funny Moments from the Movies

AS GOOD AS IT GETS

Carol Connelly: Stop it! Why can't I have a normal boyfriend? Why? Just a regular boyfriend that doesn't go nuts on me! I -
[Beverly (her mother) butts in, and Carol turns to her.]
Beverly Connelly: Everybody wants that, dear. It doesn't exist.

BABY BOOM

JC: I need to get out of here! I need to work! I need people! I need a social life! I need SEX!
Plumber: But, but ... but I’m a married man!

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