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Archive for March 2018

Confounds The Science

It has been around for a while, but if you haven’t seen it, definitely watch this wonderful video from the Parody Project, Confounds the Science. Beginning as what seems to be a (really rather good) cover of the Simon & Garfunkel classic, The Sound of Silence, the music suddenly becomes a very funny parody of…

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Something Other Than Capitalism?

Interesting article this week on DailyKos, We need an economic system that makes Bill Gates and the Koch Brothers impossible by Egberto Willies. In it, Willies argues that the meritocracy that we are told exists under capitalism is largely a myth. The really big fortunes come to people who either inherit them (like the Koch…

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Youtube’s Vulnerable To Bigots

From the Oh Hell category… There’s a disturbing article over on Vanity Fair this week on why Youtube is particularly vulnerable to the hate-filled Right. Maya Kosoff, in Why the Right’s Dark-Web Trolls Are Taking Over YouTube, notes that Youtube (along with Twitter) is uniquely vulnerable to Nazis and Racists because it was basically set…

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We’re Looking For A Few Good Reads

And from around the web … Powerful oped piece over in the New York Times this week, The Boys Are Not All Right by Michael Ian Blackfed. He argues that America’s boys have been damaged by changing circumstances and until they, too, have a movement like feminism to liberate manhood and offer “full expression” to…

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Trump, Champion of…Gun Control?

It seems that Donald Trump has come out in favor of Gun Control. Wait. What? No. Really. It’s true. It seems that in a meeting on Wednesday, Trump told a crowd of Democrats and Republicans that he favors some sort of comprehensive gun control program to prevent more mass killings, like those at Parkland and…

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Tax Bill Scam Hits Home

The amazing thing is that anyone ever thought that the GOP tax bill would be anything other than a complete scam designed to shift the tax burden to people in the lower and middle classes (who can least afford it) and away from the upper classes (who could). But, somehow, at least some people managed…

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Obituary: Barry Crimmins

Barry Crimmins has died. If you haven’t seen Bobcat Goldthwaite’s superb documentary, “Call Me Lucky,” stop wasting time and go see it on Netflix, now. For those who don’t listen to my recommendations, Barry Crimmins was a comedian and activist who almost singlehandedly built the alternative comedy scene in 1980s Boston. Outside comedy, he was…

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SciFi For The 1%

Once again, our editor, Michael Jay Tucker, offers us a short video. This time, it’s a science fiction story about the wonderful, wonderful future of the obscenely rich and the grossly powerful… And what happens to them afterwards.     SciFi For the 1% from MJT1957 on Vimeo.  

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