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Saturday, November 24th, 2018
11:21 am
10:41 am
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
8:18 pm
Sunday, November 6th, 2016
8:09 pm
7:48 pm
Saturday, November 5th, 2016
9:39 pm
What next?
What?  A, "Green Tea Party?" - With views on voting this election, to be continued in better form.
Monday, October 17th, 2016
9:55 pm
NOAM CHOMSKY - (The Anti- 1984).
Here's an interview that should be interesting. I don't know, cuz I can't do media at home.

Video: Ralph Nader Interviews Noam Chomsky

Ralph Nader, An Unreasonable Man, and something of a Stoic American icon, ran for President, several times.  It has been proved that there never was any, "spoiler effect," conceptual or actual, in these elections. Nevertheless, partisans keep referring back to his runs, in fear, to rationalise their voting for, "the lesser of two evils," a game-theory quagmire that is plunging our country into moral depravity, and third-world dictatorship.  No matter how hard he tries, ignorant Americans can't know enough to vote for third-party, or write-in, candidates.  (More on this subject later).

Nader interviews the renowned progressive, Noam Chomski, prolific author of, Manufacturing Consent, and other prods to our collective lobotomy.  He is truly a pillar of the American left - maybe too left for some.  In fact, some say that he is wrong in not packaging his message to appeal to a broader audience.  Well, so what?  It takes all kinds.  So, let it be.  Love the man for the fact that he has been profoundly influential in the field of linguistics alone!

Must: 10 Brilliant Quotes by Noam Chomsky on How Media Really Operates in America: Chomsky's observations about propaganda and corporate media are always useful to keep in mind.
2:06 pm
Unfair Trade UPDATE

Thousands protest TTIP, CETA deals in France, Poland, & Spain as EU vote looms closer

People march to protest against the planned CETA free trade agreement (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) between the European Union and Canada, and similar plans between EU and United States (TTIP) in Warsaw, Poland October 15, 2016 © Agencja Gazeta / Reuters


September 28 - The “Secret” TISA, TTIP and TTP = Corporate Hegemony and Economic Warfare

Oct.10 - (Our Revolution): We Still Have to Fight the TPP

October 14 - Think Hillary Will Flip Flop and Support TPP? So Does Her Speech Writer — Leaked Email

Sunday, October 16th, 2016
1:35 pm
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
6:56 pm
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
6:10 pm
Wisconsin round-up

Wisconsin Is Systematically Failing to Provide the Photo IDs Required to Vote in November -

- source: The NATION
Judge Orders Wisconsin To Investigate ID Protocol - (Associated Press • Sep 30, 2016)

Wisconsin lawmakers urge investigation of Scott Walker after 'John Doe' papers - Guardian, 29 September 2016

Scott Walker's Political Magic - from Nation of Change

Isn’t It Ironic?: Koch-Backed Group Rails Against Corrupting Influence of Money in Politics - Aug. 02, 2016 by Campaign Legal Center


From the far right: Is Flipping Wisconsin Trump’s Biggest Surprise? - Daily Caller

Solidarity: Madison residents travel to Standing Rock in support of Native Americans - Isthmus

Capturing Madison: Longtime photographer Glenn Trudel has a major retrospective - Isthmus

UW-Madison geoscientist offers free geologic exploration app. - Phys.org

Madison's John Hawk / Homo Nadeli Found with help from UW scientists - (2015)
Monday, September 26th, 2016
10:48 pm
Wisconsin - Right to work for less... and less...

Federal judge refuses to block Wisconsin right-to-work law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has refused a union’s demand to block Wisconsin’s right-to-work law.

The law prohibits businesses and unions from reaching agreements that require all workers, not just union members, to pay union dues. Unions have argued the law enables nonunion members to receive free representation.

Two chapters of the International Union of Operating Engineers filed a lawsuit in May alleging the law amounts to an unconstitutional taking. U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller upheld the law on Monday, citing a 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding Indiana’s right-to-work law.

A Dane County judge struck down the Wisconsin law in April, but a state appeals court has reinstated it while it considers state attorneys’ appeal.

And here is some past news on Scott Walker, etc., which you might already know by now...Collapse )

(Note: I find SNOPES to be wrong, an awful lot. Just say'n).
Sunday, September 25th, 2016
9:23 pm
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
6:45 pm
Breaking News: Assange Confirms Sanders Was Threatened
Original newz story - Click here

Julian Assange has confirmed that Bernie Sanders was threatened into pulling out of the Democratic race in July.

During a recent interview with Australian journalist John Pilger, Assange said that Bernie Sanders was forced to drop out of the race due to threats from the Clinton campaign.

Assange’s admission appears to substantiate claims by the Kremlin who revealed they had evidence that Jane Sanders was physically threatened in order to “get Bernie on board” with Hillary’s campaign.

Trueactivist.com reports:

Pilger, who is working on a documentary about Assange, asked:

“Julian, we cut you off earlier when you were talking about what you felt were the most significant emails that you have released. Is there any last one that you’d like to mention? And also, do you have any thoughts on Bernie Sanders? I mean what is your opinion why Bernie Sanders drop out of the race?”

Assange responded:

“Look, I think—you know, we know how politics works in the United States. Whoever—whatever political party gets into government is going to merge with the bureaucracy pretty damn fast. It will be in a position where it has some levers in its hand. And Bernie Sanders was independent candidate trying to get the nomination trough the Democratic Party and if you ask me he did get the nomination, but he was threatened to drop out.”

Again, Assange has promised to release incriminating emails which are sure to result in Clinton’s indictment. He says he has evidence that Hillary made deals with an alleged Islamic state sponsor, as well as damning information about the Clinton Foundation.

The Clinton campaign knows he’s on to her, too, which is why a strategist called for an assassination of Assange on TV.

“Of course, we’re very interested in revealing the truth about any candidate and yes we have some material about Bernie Sanders that will be published,” Assange added.


(While I feel compassion toward the faltering Ms. Clinton, there is also a kind of cruel justice in the world. Karma. And, see this): Human Rights Groups to Launch All-Out ‘Pardon Snowden’… - September 12th, 2016 - Nadia Prupis, staff writer Some of the world’s most prominent human rights organizations are launching a formal campaign on Wednesday calling on President Barack Obama to pardon whistleblower Edward Snowden, a long-awaited effort that will coincide ...
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
9:30 pm
JUGGERNAUT: The Trans-Pacific PUTSCH that just won't die!
Every time I hear Lori Wallach speak, it is better than sex.  I heard her again the other day, this time on "Sly," a Wisconsin talker.  Hear Lori Wallach, (also from Wisconsin), speak against the TPP*.  Lori Wallach, trade expert and superhero, has an expressive, articulated voice, similar to that which develops in some artsy-progressive females.  I think of the woman on, "This American Life"; or Rachel Maddow; or Lois Lane, or the reporter on, "Hudsucker Proxy." It's a dorky, indie-kind of sweet - (possibly exclusive to women who have graduated from women's colleges in western Massachusetts).  Her voice made me think that Lori Wallach was in her thirties - but she's in her 50's.  And her hair isn't jet-black.
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But it is what Lori Wallach has to say which I find most attractive! She is really the main voice speaking out against the TPP, and similar sham-wows, and the whole scam referred to as "FREE trade." In the interview with Sly, Wallach warned that President Obama will be pushing for a vote on the TPP during the lame-duck session of Congress. Traditionally, lame-duck presidents have not been able to get a lot done, especially when opposed by the majority. However, there are a lot of people in Congress who will be on their way out, and they are looking for nice cushy jobs with mega-corporations, so they are likely to do a little quid-pro-quo voting. And Obama just might pull it off - this, the major goal of his presidency, apparently. If Obama passes the TPP, he won't have to grovel, giving speeches to Goldman-Sachs - he'll be set for life. (And ya know what? It disgusts me).

Wallach also mentioned that the Wisconsin Congressman from La Cross, Ron Kind, is very pro-TPP. You might also be surprised to know that so-called progressives, Howard Dean and Ron Wyden, who has supported other "free" trade swindles. (One reason why? Port cities). .  (Jeff Merkley, the OTHER progressive Senator from Oregon, was the first Senator to endorse the venerable Bernie Sanders - Why I’m Supporting Bernie Sanders - by Senator Jeff Merkley).  I think the Democratic Party has achieved its ultimate goal, which was to morph into a slicker, $icker version of the Republican Party, hiding this behind its resort to liberal social issues and identity politics. Thus we have even seen Russ Feingold and Tammy Baldwin turn away from Bernie to support Hillary, and all her corporate baggage.


Lori Wallach is the founder of Global Trade Watch, [explore site further], not to be confused with Global Research, (Michel Chossudovsky).  You can hear and see her in action, just search "Lori Wallach youtube" - (past year).

'Disappointed' in Obama, Sanders Calls on Top Dems to Drop Lame Duck TPP Push
TPP will cost American jobs, harm the environment, increase the cost of prescription drugs, and threaten our ability to protect public health

Hillary Clinton may not have heeded progressives' call to clearly say she'll urge the White House and her fellow party members to oppose a "lame-duck" vote on the Trans Pacific Partnership, but Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has done just that, calling on Democratic Congressional leadership to publicly oppose a post-Election Day vote on the "job-killing trade deal."
Monday, August 22nd, 2016
5:59 pm
Friday, August 5th, 2016
11:59 pm
global warming is the reality
Got a bone to pick with some crazy uncle?


plus - fascinating reading:

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
4:08 pm
On the 2016 Election !
I have been writing some posts about Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and related. You might like to read them, so I am posting the links here. Please also check out the fab community, !

Bernie. In a heartbeat! - includes links to my tags.

The loosely-called, "Bernie-Trump," posts, or series:

PART ONE: The Bernie-Trump Post - Part ONE

- NOTE - Please note that there are more examples of brain-dead status quo reasoning at http://madman101.livejournal.com/1782228.html.


PART THREE: QUALIFIED? - Hillary versus Bernie - (Part One)



PART SIX: POLITICS OF PREEMPTIVISM - PART 3! - The remainder of the previous post!!!!

July 10 HILLARY POST! - Bobble Heads and Fuzzy Dice

THE NATURE OF THE BEAST - http://madman101.livejournal.com/1786860.html

Also, see this about MOVE TO AMEND - On the Ballot ! - "End Corporate Rule. Legalize Democracy"

(You can add your own suggestions!)

Why I’m Supporting Bernie Sanders - by Senator Jeff Merkley - http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/13/opinion/why-im-supporting-bernie-sanders.html

Here’s the Thing So Many Americans Can’t Grasp About Bernie Sanders - http://observer.com/2016/04/heres-the-thing-so-many-americans-cant-grasp-about-bernie-sanders/

Donald Trump is the reincarnation of ALCIBIADES ! - http://theconversation.com/the-one-trump-comparison-you-havent-heard-yet-58571

What do Bernie Sanders supporters want? - http://bernie2016.livejournal.com/57571.html

Engines Of Liberty: The Power Of Citizen Activists To Make Constitutional Law... - Listen· 52:00 | Download
Saturday, May 16th, 2015
2:07 pm
I made a post, which I thought was also apt for this community, so here it is---------

It's funny how people talk and don't see what they're saying. It is also inevitable that the irony of the universe will forever stultify all our rational intentions. I heard a progressive interview about poor people in crime areas needing vouchers to move out. Then someone mentioned that the conservatives would be mad if poor people were being given vouchers to move into high class, expensive areas, virtually for free. For doing nothing. For doing nothing but being disabled or deprived. So, then the other person said something like, "Well, no, we wouldn't want them to move THAT far up. We would want them to be moved into less poor areas - not into actual rich areas."

Which ends up being discrimination. So, what will happen, then? The whole voucher idea will be rejected entirely, on legal grounds. Because it was an absolutism. A voucher for every poor person is an absolutist concept, which will tend to get attacked on every side, in the USA, (precisely because it is so). I personally think that vouchers are a stupid, after-the-fact bandaid idea. I'm not interested in redistribution of wealth after it happens. Yes, I am interested in fairness in the real world, in real politics. But what I am deeply interested in is a new economics - in the first place.

I am beginning to wonder if it might be a natural law, that every time progressives seek to move forward in time and in ethics, there will always be something limitting the ideas, which ends up making the progressives look like moralistic, controlling prudes. Looking back on the past, because hindsight is 20-20, that's how all the progressives eventually end up being painted. By people sitting on the riches of many of their endeavours.

But, in retrospect, the endeavours of many progressives do seem to have been Puritan and callous, hewing to higher callings, like of humanitarianism. In fact, this should be looked at as a barometer of how blind THE REST OF THE SOCIETY was at the time, completely unconcerned with such issues or questions. Rather, much of the populace was interested in survival or greed, if they had the luxury for greed. It really is not fair to judge the past so much. One thing we do when we judge the past: We ignore that the same problems which existed then do continue now, in deeper, stealtheir ways. Banksters are still carpet-bagging us.

Look at the systems. Look at the mentalities. Mentalities based on philosophies - enabling mentalities. Look at the alternative philosophies. Stop blaming individuals. Look for coalitions. Go beyond the black and white. The sophisticated elite proliferate upon subtleties of grey - and colour - depriving us all of such nature. The finest profit - the subtlest means - the greatest art - the ultimate capital - is funnelled up to the top, while we are left scraping, when those things could flower profusely in our own common domain. See this - see ahead.

Alternate energy. Alternate economic structures. Alternate humanity.

Dare to push into the future despite the public scorn!
Thursday, September 5th, 2013
9:57 pm
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