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  1. Obama Says Women Make Best Leaders

    It's an interesting statement to make now since he'll have to endorse someone sooner or later. Obama is a calculating person and his use of "old" and "men" leaves me to think he could be preparing to endorse Amy Klobuchar. Elizabeth Warren, though not even close to being politically progressive,...

    Started by Ahso!, 12-17-2019 12:40 AM
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  2. Greta Thunberg Is Time's Person Of The Year for 2019

    And, of course, tRump, apparently angry and jealous of this goes to mocking the 16-year-old. If his supporters can't see the immaturity of this in tRump, there's nothing that can open their eyes. Donald's nimrod son Donald jr also took to getting in on it making it a gangbang, which is not shocking...

    Started by Ahso!, 12-12-2019 07:12 AM
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  3. The Impeachment Show

    Or, as I like to call it, The Sins Against Capitalism (Rabid Capitalism, as is customarily referred to as, The Moderate Middle.) Ladies and Gentlemen, in the blue corner, we have the rabid capitalists who identify as Democrats, and in the red corner, we have the rabid capitalists who identify as...

    Started by Ahso!, 11-13-2019 06:08 AM
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    12-19-2019 07:12 PM Go to last post
  4. tRump Pardons 3 US Members of Military of War Crimes

    https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/11/16/trump-grants-clemency-to-troops-in-three-controversial-war-crimes-cases/ What's tRump's message here? Anyone want to guess? I suppose if a society is going to raise murderers, don't be surprised when they murder, even though it...

    Started by Ahso!, 11-15-2019 09:34 PM
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    11-16-2019 12:07 PM Go to last post
  5. "Lock Him Up"

    That was the chant that tRump met with at last nights world series game in Washington, DC. Sports fans in the US tend to be on the conservative side, so, I'd surmise that this suggests tRump is facing an uphill climb to reelection. Pick your video....

    Started by Ahso!, 10-28-2019 03:12 AM
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    11-03-2019 01:18 AM Go to last post
  6. Corporate Media Supression of Positive Coverage for Progressive Views and Candidates

    I will often check-in with Politico (ties to the Clintons) or whatever I can access of the NYT or WaPo, not really to read their content, but rather, so I can learn what they are not informing their readers of, and it is significant. The corporate media is biased toward candidates who they can...

    Started by Ahso!, 10-31-2019 05:00 AM
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  7. You are what you watch and read .

    THAT'S HOW THEY GET YOU A general read which is well put together , if you have the attention span to last more than a couple of paragraphs . I am only the messenger though I support the piece 100% 'What You Think' Is Controlled By 'What You Watch', And 'What You Watch' Is Controlled By...

    Started by Raphael, 10-26-2019 12:39 AM
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  8. With Little Fanfare, William Barr Formally Announces Orwellian Pre-Crime Program

    Last Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr issued a memorandum to all U.S. attorneys, law enforcement agencies and top ranking Justice Department officials announcing the imminent implementation of a new “national disruption and early engagement program” aimed at detecting potential mass...

    Started by Ahso!, 10-27-2019 08:22 AM
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    10-27-2019 12:20 PM Go to last post
  9. Sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions

    There's a news article on the consequence of legalizing discrimination on the grounds of "sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions". So, was this the intended consequence of the Mississippi legislators when they brought it in three years ago? I have very little doubt at all....

    Started by spot, 09-04-2019 06:57 AM
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    09-14-2019 07:13 AM Go to last post
  10. Alvin Zhakata's walk

    This is just plain heroic, there's no better word for it. What a guy. Europe went borderless within the majority of its area, I'd be delighted if Mr Zhakata's vision comes about in Africa too. It's a matter of justice that the principle of open borders extends fully across the planet but...

    Started by spot, 07-21-2019 04:25 AM
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  11. Quiltbag

    The BBC has started making reference to the LGBTQIA+ community (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-48730483). This is beyond unsayable. I have tried reeding the passage aloud and whether I use the letters or the full text (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or...

    Started by spot, 06-23-2019 10:18 AM
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    06-25-2019 06:28 AM Go to last post
  12. Moral outrage

    I think - I may be wrong, it's only a suggestion - that if you handed round a questionnaire asking what aspects of eighteenth century life were moral outrages on a scale way past any other, the most common answer would be slavery. My other suggestion is that if you ask the same question about...

    Started by spot, 05-26-2019 11:51 AM
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    06-20-2019 07:24 AM Go to last post
  13. What Song Is This?

    No, no, this belongs in 'political discussions'. Give it a moment. Just after I finished reading this article (https://consortiumnews.com/2018/10/24/facebook-censorship-of-alternative-media-just-the-beginning-warns-top-neocon-insider/) a certain song popped into my head. This isn't necessarily...

    Started by Ahso!, 10-25-2018 02:39 AM
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    11-08-2018 03:53 PM Go to last post
  14. Saudi Arabia Financed the Killers of American Troops I Commanded

    I don't believe we should have ever had troops in either Afghanistan or Iraq. We should have bombed Saudi Arabia instead. "Recently, the crimes of the Saudi government managed to pierce the Trump-all-the-time-Kanye-West-sometimes media-entertainment complex due to Riyadh’s likely murder of...

    Started by Ahso!, 10-18-2018 10:22 AM
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    11-06-2018 12:59 PM Go to last post
  15. Trump Reneging On Charity Promise

    Donald Trump said he would donate one million dollars to a charity of her choice if Elizabeth Warren would take a DNA test proving she had Native American lineage. She did, she does, and now he doesn't want to pay up claiming he never said it.

    Started by Ahso!, 10-15-2018 03:44 PM
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    10-29-2018 11:29 AM Go to last post
  16. Brett Kavanaugh

    Has anyone here been following the events regarding the US Supreme Court hearings? After watching both Ford and Kavanaugh, I find it difficult to imagine Kavanaugh on the SCOTUS. Kavanaugh's behavior strikes me as that of a guilty person, and also that of an alcoholic. Also, the antics of...

    Started by Ahso!, 09-28-2018 03:16 PM
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    10-20-2018 01:17 PM Go to last post
  17. How the FBI Silences Whistleblowers

    "The idea of “whistleblowing” has been in the news a great deal. Is the anonymous author of a recent New York Times op-ed eviscerating the president a whistleblower? Is the victim of an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh a whistleblower? I’m fortunate to...

    Started by Ahso!, 10-16-2018 03:13 PM
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    10-19-2018 06:23 AM Go to last post
  18. Does Trump's NAFTA Correct the Damage Clinton Did to Workers?

    Robert Sheer of Sheer Intelligence interviews Lori Wallach on the changes made by the Trump NAFTA negotiations. I found it informative. "Championed by Ronald Reagan and ultimately enacted by Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, the pact has hollowed out the manufacturing industry,...

    Started by Ahso!, 10-14-2018 10:51 PM
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    10-16-2018 02:51 PM Go to last post
  19. Slave states vs Bible Belt

    Here are the slave states: And here is the Bible Belt: Do these images look similar, and is there a connection?

    Started by yaaarrrgg, 06-08-2012 07:55 AM
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    10-09-2018 07:25 PM Go to last post
  20. Dogs are much smarter than cats

    Heh heh. Always knew it to be the case. Dogs are much smarter than cats, international team of researchers conclude | The Independent (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/dogs-more-brain-power-cats-pets-scientists-study-a8084746.html)

    Started by gmc, 12-12-2017 01:11 PM
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    01-13-2018 08:37 AM Go to last post

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