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    Putin, The Police and Citigrou

    In the end, no one can maintain their power because of the inverse property of power, every action creates an equal and opposite reaction. And that is our eternal job as the majority of human beings on this planet, to be that equal and opposite reaction to those who accumulate power and use it to gratify themselves at the expense of the lives and well being of others.

  • GOP Inquisition

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    Republicans argued that the information in the Spanish Inquisition Torture Report was faulty, claiming that there was no torture but just “enhanced inquisitional procedures”.

  • President George W Bush visits CIA Headquarters, March 20, 2001.

    The Torture Report - An Organi

    What we know confidently now is that torture did take place under the Bush Administration by the CIA, that it didn’t work or help keep Americans safe, that it permanently undermined our nation’s moral authority in the world and that there is absolutely no regret or apology from those who oversaw and committed it.

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    Grand Juries Agree: Police Are

    It is one thing to be a black man and fear the police but it is another more intimidating thing to see the justice system protect and insulate the police from any harm when they murder unarmed black men.

black lives matter march NYC

In the end, no one can maintain their power because of the inverse property of power, every action creates an equal and opposite reaction. And that is our eternal job as the majority of human beings on this planet, to be that equal and opposite reaction to those who accumulate power and use it to gratify themselves at the expense of the lives and well being of others.

GOP Inquisition

Republicans argued that the information in the Spanish Inquisition Torture Report was faulty, claiming that there was no torture but just “enhanced inquisitional procedures”.

President George W Bush visits CIA Headquarters, March 20, 2001.

What we know confidently now is that torture did take place under the Bush Administration by the CIA, that it didn’t work or help keep Americans safe, that it permanently undermined our nation’s moral authority in the world and that there is absolutely no regret or apology from those who oversaw and committed it.

garner memorial

It is one thing to be a black man and fear the police but it is another more intimidating thing to see the justice system protect and insulate the police from any harm when they murder unarmed black men.

The Weekend Music Thread-Happy Halloween

Posted by KillgoreTrout On Oct - 25 - 2014 53 Comments
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BOO! Welcome gouls and goulettes, vampiras and vampires, ghosts, werewolves and spirits! Halloween is but a few days away and to help get in the “spirit,” (ha-ha) this weekend’s thread is dedicated to all things spooky!

Vox Populi – 10-24-2014

Posted by AdLib On Oct - 24 - 2014 Add Comments

Vox Populi begins tonight at 7:00pm PDT! Hope to see you then! adlib 13 days ago boo! Harleigh 7 days ago hey pink! Harleigh 7 days ago I guess we’re early. Time to hit the food table and get a good seat before the othrs arrive. Harleigh 7 days ago […]

Not So Academic

Posted by James Michael Brodie On Oct - 24 - 2014 15 Comments
Education is the Key!

At least nine University of North Carolina employees have been fired or placed under disciplinary review for taking part in a cheating scandal that stretched over two decades and impacted some 3,100 students.

What Are Athletes Actually Learning In UNC?

Posted by Nirek On Oct - 24 - 2014 8 Comments
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What kind of example is being set at colleges where athletes are given a degree without having to actually go to class and study and learn like the non athletes do?

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The Core Thesis: Authoritarian people have a stronger emotional need for an outlet like Fox, where they can find affirmation and escape factual challenges to their beliefs.

Midterms Big Money

Democrats this election have done a good job attracting a lot of big on the record public donors, but Republicans appear to have the big advantage when it comes to big secret donors. $794 Million for the GOP vs. $463 Million for the Dems. That’s a $331 Million advantage for the GOP.

GOP Dems Masks Small

The vast majority of politicians run in whatever direction will get them the most votes. Liberals will pretend to be conservatives on pivotal issues (knowing that their base will still vote for them) to pick up some conservative votes. Conservatives will pretend to be liberals on pivotal issues (knowing that their base will still vote for them) to pick up some liberals votes.

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“We and the other networks are suing because of the incredible losses we’ve suffered due to Americans not suffering incredible losses.”

Ebola And The GOP Deregulation

Posted by Nirek On Oct - 19 - 2014 28 Comments
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In Texas we have a Republican Governor who has deregulated a lot of the businesses and cut government agencies that are needed. Deregulation is one of their top talking points.

The Weekend Music Thread – Love Songs

Posted by KillgoreTrout On Oct - 18 - 2014 120 Comments
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This weekend’s theme is an old one, but a great one. Without the “love song,” the world would be devoid of over half of it’s treasured music. There must be thousands of songs written about that most difficult to define emotion.

Vox Populi – 10-17-2014

Posted by AdLib On Oct - 17 - 2014 Add Comments

Vox Populi, our weekly live chat, begins tonight at 7:00pm PDT! Hope to see you then! adlib 20 hours ago Hey SLM! Harleigh 17 hours ago hi harleigh, early as usual… sillylittleme 17 hours ago so what’s your take on the debate and fangate? sillylittleme 17 hours ago Us est […]

Vox-Populi

If you haven’t joined in on Vox before, come on down and chat or read along however you wish. If you have, we’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Show Me

I am working for a Democratic State Senatorial Candidate running against a GOP incumbent….and it looks like the incumbent will slide to an easy win despite the fact that he is opposed to what most of his constituents want and need.

Should Voting in the U.S. Be Mandatory?

Posted by AdLib On Oct - 15 - 2014 54 Comments
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For those who believe in American Exceptionalism and in America as being the world’s greatest democracy, how can that be the case when so many other countries have greater democratic participation than America?

Elizabeth Warren Unloads on Obama

Posted by Misterbadexample On Oct - 14 - 2014 12 Comments
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Elizabeth Warren divined the reasons for the financial meltdown and continued economic sluggishness–the fact that the middle class now needs 104 paychecks a year to pay for a lifestyle their parents had with 52.

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ISIS is having its way with Iraq and Syria. When they gain control of those countries, will they turn their attention on Turkey, Jordan, or Saudi Arabia? Why would they stop with Syria and Iraq?

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