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Election Teachings

Shock; then grief. Or anger, then despair. These are the emotions reported by those who believed the polling, the mass media, the slanted *corporate-party line* in the months and weeks leading up to Election Day. If you felt them, you … Continue reading

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Love

Our [American] foreign policy and *free trade* deals make us less safe, take away our human rights, and destroy our environment; while our drone assassinations breed more *terrorists* than we can possibly kill. And all of this is done to … Continue reading

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We Are Being Played

We are being played, you and I. Capitalism is global; it infects rich and poor nations alike. Its need for constant growth; its inability to cut the cost of resources as they become harder to extract and its difficulty finding … Continue reading

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More on Terror

Fanaticism, fundamentalism, and ethnic conflict are increasing. Terrorism is not merely a function of religion, nor will it end because we establish a secular market-based democracy in every country around the globe. This is a war between a global capitalist … Continue reading

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Our Overabundance of Oil

Our overabundance of oil, which is said to be the cause of its current low price, may have begun with an increase in production but it continues today because our oil storage facilities are filling up. In Europe storage is … Continue reading

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Trump in 2016

Everyone asks about the 2016 Presidential race, and usually they are really asking, *what about Trump?* So here are some thoughts…. Polling shows interesting aspects to the demographics of Trump supporters. They are the least economically secure Republicans, and yes, … Continue reading

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Borders

It feels appropriate today, as we cross the man-made, artificial border from one year to the next, to look at borders in more detail. The purpose of borders is to artificially separate or unite people outside or inside an arbitrary … Continue reading

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