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Politics, life, and other things that matter

Last Build Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 17:30:07 +0000


Bernie finally pulls the plug on his nuisance suit v. the DNCphoenixwomanFrom Iowa Starting Line's Twitter account

Sun, 01 May 2016 17:18:41 +0000

Just as the Menendez brothers killed their parents and then demanded mercy from the court for being orphans, the Sanders team’s data people exploited a short-term vulnerability in a DNC server to create twenty-five lists of Hillary Clinton’s voter data – and then sued the DNC. (The alleged pretext was to force the DNC to […](image)

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No, Trump Isn’t Bringing New Republicans Into The Partyphoenixwoman

Sun, 06 Mar 2016 01:36:41 +0000

Ah, the “Trump is bringing millions and millions of new voters into the Republicsn Party” meme. Consider this yet another myth, along with the one stating that Democratic primary turnout is predictive of general election turnout, that is being promoted by people with vested interests in its being believed: A better way of looking at […](image)

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The Scandals Of Bernie Sandersphoenixwoman

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:51:13 +0000

For those who think that the guy who backs every recent Iraq and Afghanistan move by President Obama is some sort of progressive dreamboat sent from On High: First off, Bernie became a congressman in the first place by selling out to the NRA when the Republican who beat him 1988, Peter Smith, realized he […](image)

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Look out below, Tokyo editionCharles IINikkei-plunge

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 06:40:00 +0000

The problem seems to be that people are afraid that oil companies can’t pay their bonds, and that banks, especially European banks, will fail. In any event…   (Image from CNBC ca. 1:30 AM Eastern). Dax looks to  down 3%, S&P -0.8%. Expect an ugly start to the day–and the Year of the Fire Monkey– […](image)

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Wealth distribution in AmericaCharles II

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 20:46:41 +0000

H/t Modemocrat at Eschaton:  (image)

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This should be a story in The OnionCharles II

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:37:17 +0000

Unfortunately, it’s a story in The Intercept. Jon Schwarz (h/t to NashVegasDawg)   Many news outlets covered Univision Communications’ purchase last week of a stake in The Onion, the world’s leading news publication. According to NPR, Univision bought a 40 percent controlling interest in the company, and also acquired the option to buy the remainder of The Onion in the future. […](image)

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Can we trust Turkey?Charles II

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 18:22:56 +0000

Der Spiegel Can Turkey Be Trusted? This puts Western intelligence services in a difficult position: Can the Turks be trusted? Still, European diplomats in Turkey take information provided by MIT about potential IS terrorists seriously. For example, MIT has provided concrete information about possible terrorist attackers who are making their way to Europe or are […](image)

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Stephen Cohen on UkraineCharles II

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 05:43:48 +0000

John Batchelor’s latest interview of Stephen Cohen is here. Is there a secret deal for Ukraine?(image)

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Ideological night ridersCharles II

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 05:29:25 +0000

James Carden, The Nation: In mid-December 2015, Congress passed a 2,000-plus-page omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2016. Both parties were quick to declare victory after the passage of the $1.8 trillion package. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters “we feel good about the outcome, primarily because we got a compromise budget agreement that […](image)

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Interested in acupuncture? Take a listenCharles II

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 05:20:18 +0000

(Short answer: acupuncture works for various pain syndromes, but not in the way that its practitioners think): The full multipart presentation is worth listening to.(image)

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