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Obamacare Supporters Oppose ColoradoCare (Medicare-For-All))
Renee Parsons: State Senator Irene Aquilar (also a doctor), one of the authors of CC, said that when “Organizations mislabeled as ‘progressive’ choose to support the status quo, choose moneyed influence over the lives of the 535 Coloradans who die each year because of lack of health care, it makes me angry... As the Colorado Democratic party has exposed its true nature; willing to choose narrow political gain and greed over the long-term health of their citizens, they have revealed little social conscience, except when its suits their partisan agenda... Visit Website ]
Aug 24, 2016, 3:39pm

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The Clinton and Powell War Criminal Charade
Margaret Kimberley, BAR: Despite her best efforts and those of her friends in the corporate media, Hillary Clinton cannot escape her email scandal. In an attempt to comingle her responsibilities as secretary of state with her influence peddling at the Clinton Foundation, she used a private server to conduct all of her official, classified government duties... Yet the story is still highly problematic at this stage in her presidential campaign. So much so that damage control was in order. Clintonite courtier and author Joe Conason volunteered to help by shoving former secretary of state Colin Powell under a bus... Visit Website ]
Aug 24, 2016, 3:14pm

Commentary
The Bogus ‘Humanitarian’ War on Serbia
John Pilger: NATO’s war on Serbia in 1999 was the template for other “humanitarian” wars – in Iraq, Libya and now Syria – but it wasn’t “news” when the Serbian leader was cleared ... Far from conspiring with the convicted Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, Milosevic actually “condemned ethnic cleansing,” opposed Karadzic and tried to stop the war that dismembered Yugoslavia ... That (as many as “225,000 ethnic Albanian men aged between 14 and 59” may have been murdered by Milocevic’s forces) was the justification for NATO’s bombing, led by Bill Clinton and Blair... The FBI failed to find a single mass grave... The aim was to crush Europe’s last independent “socialist” state... Visit Website ]
Aug 24, 2016, 2:57pm

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No Dakota Access Pipeline
This link is to Censored News, the blog from Brenda Norrell which contains the latest news from the protest... "This isn't just a Native issue - this is a human rights issue" ... Water is Life ... Our First Medicine ... Our First Home ... Waters Connect Us All ... Without Water - There is No Life ... (Ed Note: Support Would Be Appreciated) Visit Website ]
Aug 24, 2016, 2:32pm

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The canyon between the rich and the rest of us - The Great Inequality by Michael Yates
Leela Yellesetty: Unlike most of us living paycheck to paycheck, the wealthy do not spend most of their income--they accumulate it as wealth. This wealth then generates more income, exacerbating inequality and passing it on through generations... The key to this accumulation, then, lies not--as mainstream economists would have it--in hard work and frugality, but in the fact of ownership. This is Yates' central argument: "Inequality has its roots in unequal power."... Visit Website ]
Aug 23, 2016, 3:03pm

Meditations
Is Trump Destined To Win?
Martin LeFevre: Reading the commentaries of progressives as the presidential polls gives their candidate, Hill-Bill, the lead, one has to wonder: Is the miscreant Donald Trump destined to win? ... The real reason so many Americans have flocked to Trump is not political and economic, it's social and spiritual. The average American senses that something is deeply broken in the country, and they don't have the verbal and rationalizing capabilities of the intelligentsia (much less the money and position) to explain it away...
Aug 22, 2016, 5:16pm

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Growing Up Insane
William Hawes: Between the endless war crimes, corporate corruption, lobbyists who bribe congressmen and write legislation, and the ineptitude of federal entities who are supposed to protect our health such as the FDA, EPA, and CDC, it would appear that leaders in all three branches of government, as well as the leaders of the corporate world, are either insane, suffer from various psychological disorders, as well as suffering from a type of collective hallucination, the common denominator being an utter lack of empathy for other humans, or respect for the Earth... Visit Website ]
Aug 22, 2016, 11:32am

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Arctic Death Rattle
Robert Hunziker: As of August 17th U.S. Naval Research Lab measurements of Arctic sea ice over a 30-day period “shows that the multi-year sea ice has now virtually disappeared.” This means the Arctic has lost its infrastructure. It’s gone... In turn, the Arctic negatively affects the entire Northern Hemisphere2 by altering jet streams at 30,000-40,000 feet altitude, which turns normal weather patterns upside down, wreaking havoc throughout the hemisphere. But, much more significantly, loss of Arctic ice exposes the planet to risks of a crushing blow to the planetary ecosystem, without warning... Visit Website ]
Aug 22, 2016, 11:03am

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How Clinton and the Democrats killed welfare
Tristin Adie: AUGUST 22 marks the 20-year anniversary of one of Bill Clinton's crowning legislative achievements: The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), also known as welfare reform... But like much of the Clinton administration's legacy, this "achievement" was nothing for working people to celebrate... States were given a block grant of money to use as they saw fit... THE NET effect of Clinton's reforms has been an overall increase in the poverty rate, from 13.7 percent in 1996 to 14.8 percent in 2014. About one in every seven Americans lives below the official poverty line... Visit Website ]
Aug 22, 2016, 10:53am

Meditations
An Enquiry Into Attachment and Negation
Martin LeFevre: A reader wrote to say she "doesn't have a clue" what I'm talking about when I speak of the movement of negation. Since I've come to feel that no one keeps her or his head above the swelling sewage of this culture and world without regularly initiating the movement of negation, I'll try to make it clearer... Meditation cannot truly begin until the mind/brain lets go of its attachment to ideas, people and plans...
Aug 20, 2016, 5:51pm

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Beyond Winning and Losing
Robert C. Koehler: Sports, politics, war -- whatever. Winning is everything... Players, even (or maybe especially) at the level of geopolitics, are so enamored of "winning" that they will wager not simply human lives but humanity's future to grab their small, temporary victory. This is because, in such a mindset, the difference between winning and losing is the difference between all and nothing... Why have we not transcended this way of thinking? Its shortcomings are painfully apparent... without a strategy for peace, we will continue forever on this deathly merry-go-round... Visit Website ]
Aug 19, 2016, 12:41pm

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Persecuting Assange: the Mainstreaming of Neoliberal Pathology
Simon Wood: “Circus dogs jump when the trainer cracks his whip. But the really well-trained dog is the one that turns his somersault when there is no whip”. – George Orwell, 1944 ... These words of Orwell can, it seems, be applied not only to journalists, but now also to millions of ‘consumers’ of the corporate media ... You will not realise it (yet) but you have been successfully co-opted into the propaganda efforts to deflect attention from the numerous, horrific, documented crimes of imperial interests and the deep corruption of major institutions and their top officials... Visit Website ]
Aug 18, 2016, 10:29am

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How to Change Our Pathetic Green Infrastructure
Thom Hartmann: Why does our green infrastructure consistently lag behind that of other developed countries like the UK, Germany or Denmark, which is leading the way in wind power generation? ... (It is) in part due to the fact that our utility companies are privatized -- and therefore out of the hands of We the People. They're beholden only to their own profit motive, and not to the interests of our planet or the customers they serve... (Answer - nationalize them) ... The other major reason is the simple fact that we have oligarchs working hard to ensure that we remain obedient to the status quo. (Koch Brothers!)... Visit Website ]
Aug 17, 2016, 2:24pm

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Aetna Shows Why We Need a Single Payer
Robert Reich: The best argument for a single-payer health plan is the recent decision by giant health insurer Aetna to bail out next year from 11 of the 15 states where it sells Obamacare plans... The problem isn’t Obamacare per se. It’s in the structure of private markets for health insurance – which creates powerful incentives to avoid sick people and attract healthy ones. Obamacare is just making the structural problem more obvious...
Aug 17, 2016, 2:07pm

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Liberal Hate for Stein and Baraka
Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report: Liberals have joined Hillary Clinton’s “big nasty tent” in a very big way. They have moved far beyond the usual rationales for sticking with the Democrats and are now carrying on a full-fledged hate fest. Their targets are Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate Ajamu Baraka, who is also a Black Agenda Report editor and columnist... “There is no longer any pretense of claiming a desire for systemic change or even calling themselves progressives.”... Far from being wasted votes, support for the Green Party ticket can be the beginning of the end for the Democratic Party... Visit Website ]
Aug 17, 2016, 1:53pm


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