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No On Gorsuch
This time demands an outstanding human being who is truly independent, not beholding to any group or entity. And certainly not beholding to the likes of Trump , Phil Anschutz and the Heritage Foundation. ... The future of the world is in the hands of a group of “smart guys” with no morals or ethics and little understanding ... The test for Gorsuch is whether he can stand up to the tidal wave that is coming or “dance with the one that brought him”... No confidence in that...
Mar 24, 2017, 3:33pm

Blogosphere
Daesh/ISIL encouraging Loner attacks to Mask its Death Spiral
Juan Cole: The big play for Daesh is a long game in which the organization manages to herd Europe’s tens of millions of Muslims into radicalism, using the European far right such as Marine LePen. It will attack Christian Europeans and secular ones in an attempt to get them to mistreat European Muslims. Then it will offer itself to the latter as their protection, as their muscle in the face of white hostility ... A lot of politicians will fall for this ploy, and give Daesh what it wants by enacting unfair and discriminatory policies toward Western Muslims. Our own Donald J. Trump is a dupe collaborating with this Daesh plot as we speak.... Visit Website ]
Mar 24, 2017, 12:42pm

Commentary
Gandhi’s strategy for success — use more than one strategy
Mark Engler and Paul Engler: He united three strains of activity — strains which parallel those present today in the U.S. and beyond: First, large-scale mobilizations that employed nonviolent direct action (what Gandhi called satyagraha). Second, efforts to build a lasting organizational structure (the Indian National Congress) that could influence dominant institutions. And third, the creation of alternatives outside of the mainstream (such as Gandhi’s ashrams and the “constructive program”)... Visit Website ]
Mar 24, 2017, 12:28pm

Meditations
Don't Just Do Something; Stand There
Martin LeFevre: One wonders why it's so rare to feel an essence that goes beyond all emotion, much less conception. After all, the human brain, completely quieted of thought, is the universe aware of itself, an expression of the intelligence within and behind all energy and matter. ... Since the universe evolves brains (ours cannot be the only one) capable of communion with Mind, and the evolution of symbolic thought pushed the human brain over the threshold of conscious awareness, why is thought such an impediment and complete stillness so unusual?...
Mar 23, 2017, 4:17pm

Commentary
More WikiLeaks-CIA News: Spying on the French Election, Taking Control of Your Smartphone
CIA espionage orders for the last French presidential election: ll major French political parties were targeted for infiltration by the CIA's human ("HUMINT") and electronic ("SIGINT") spies in the seven months leading up to France's 2012 presidential election. ... CIA Has an “Impressive List” of Ways to Hack Into Your Smartphone, WikiLeaks Files Indicate ... Keeping its citizens weak and vulnerable to exploitation weakens the nation against all its enemies. So why do agencies like the CIA, the FBI, and certainly the NSA as well, do this?... Visit Website ]
Mar 23, 2017, 1:14pm

Blogosphere
Top 4 Worst pieces of Climate News from WMO in Age of Trump
Juan Cole: “Warming continued in 2016, setting a new temperature record of approximately 1.1 °C above the pre-industrial period, and 0.06 °C above the previous highest value set in 2015. ... “Carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) reached new highs at 400.0 ± 0.1 ppm in the atmosphere at the end of 2015.” ... “Global sea-ice extent dropped more than 4 million square kilometers below average – an unprecedented anomaly – in November.” ... “Global sea levels rose strongly during the 2015/2016 El Niño, with the early 2016 values making new records.” ... Visit Website ]
Mar 22, 2017, 12:19pm

Commentary
What Is Objective Journalism?
It is not possible to hide opinions by merely ‘sticking to the facts’. The facts we highlight and ignore, the tone and language we use to stress or downplay those facts, inevitably reflect personal opinion. ... Objective, impartial journalism is rooted in the understanding that ‘my’ happiness and suffering do not matter more than ‘your’ happiness and suffering ... Objective journalism does not take ‘our’ side at ‘their’ expense. .. After decades spent honing its talent for suppressing profit-hostile fact and opinion, the corporate media system has become incapable of reporting truth even in the face of imminent disaster... Visit Website ]
Mar 22, 2017, 11:40am

Meditations
Why Merging With AI Is Stupid
Martin LeFevre: Computers, however smart, are nothing but memories, programs, pattern recognition, etc. A human being is much more than this, not because we have emotions, but because we have the capacity for holistic perception and insight. ... That capacity is fundamentally different than thought and its functions, however sophisticated and fast it is in humans, or our machines...
Mar 21, 2017, 5:00pm

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Why are there still famines?
Tyler Zimmer: At this very moment, more than 20 million people stand on the brink of starvation in regions of the Middle East and Africa. And this is to say nothing of the close to 800 million people in the world who are undernourished due to a lack of access to food. ... The specific crisis that the UN is warning about is centered in four countries: Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and the northeastern region of Nigeria. ... all are gripped by civil warfare, but with the U.S. and other imperialist powers contributing to the violence ... Famine occurs under capitalism because decisions about the production and allocation of food are made by shortsighted capitalists all competing against one another for profit... Visit Website ]
Mar 21, 2017, 12:33pm

Blogosphere
Lost Privacy Rights in America
Stephen Lendman: America is a total surveillance society. ... All our moves, transactions and communications can be recorded, compiled and stored for easy access. Anything we say or do can be used against us. ... Bill of Rights protections no longer apply. Collecting meta-data communications on Americans is unrelated to national security. ... Judicial oversight is absent. Congressional members are told little about what goes on. ... Cable and phone companies want online privacy made illegal....
Mar 20, 2017, 11:21am

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The Abdication of Morality - To Love or Deport Thy Neighbor
“Illegal aliens” or “undocumented immigrants” — what to call the people currently living in the United States without valid documents? How about José and Maria, Wang and Xiang, “mommy” and “daddy?” ... At stake is not just the fate of these families, but also a part of the American soul. The US has a long history of atrocities and injustices committed against minorities and adversaries — from the near-eradication of the indigenous North American population to the enslavement of Africans, the internment of Japanese Americans and, most recently, the torture of prisoners... Visit Website ]
Mar 20, 2017, 11:02am

Blogosphere
Does Trump’s slashed Foreign Aid Budget give China the Advantage?
Juan Cole: The US foreign aid budget is not mainly about helping the poor. It is an instrument for buying influence in countries important to the US. The poorest countries in the world do not get much help from the US. Israel, which is a wealthy country, gets over $3 bn. a year, some of it going to Israeli civilians! Egypt is a relatively poor country, but most US aid to Cairo goes to the Egyptian military. ... Taken as a whole, foreign aid makes up about 1% of the US budget (the public thinks it is 25%)... Visit Website ]
Mar 20, 2017, 10:39am

Commentary
A Last Chance for Resistance
Chris Hedges: The crawl toward despotism within a failed democracy is always incremental. No regime planning to utterly extinguish civil liberties advertises its intentions in advance. It pays lip service to liberty and justice while obliterating the institutions and laws that make them possible. ... There are three institutions tasked in a functioning democracy with protecting the truth and keeping national discourse rooted in verifiable fact—the courts, the press and universities. Despots must control these three to prevent them from exposing their lies and restricting their power... Visit Website ]
Mar 20, 2017, 10:33am

Commentary
Peace Accords or Political Surrender? - Latin America, the Middle East, and Ukraine
James Petras: Peace Accords, as we know them, have served to rearm and regroup US-backed forces following tactical setbacks of the guerrilla struggle. PAs are encouraged to divide the opposition (‘salami tactics’) and facilitate conquest. The rhetoric of ‘peace’ as in ‘peace negotiations’ are terms which actually mean ‘unilateral disarmament’ of the resistance fighters, the surrender of territory and the abandonment of civilian sympathizers... Visit Website ]
Mar 20, 2017, 10:15am

Meditations
Neither Objects Nor Subjects
Martin LeFevre: Random processes notwithstanding, evolution has a lot invested in the human brain. But nature knows how and when to cut her losses, and we're pushing our limits as a sentient, potentially sapient species. ... In truth, climate change is as much metaphor as reality ... The brain's evolutionary adaptation of conscious separation is a two-edged sword. On one hand, it gave humans tremendous power to manipulate nature; on the other, it has led to increasing fragmentation of nature and consciousness...
Mar 18, 2017, 6:03pm


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