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Here There Be Dragons

A while back we reported on a study which seems to show that social exclusion  is closely associated with terrorism. The study seemed to show that people who have felt alienated from and oppressed by their societies are more likely to turn to violence and extremism. Now, another study shows just how dangerous social exclusion…

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Anti-Vax: A Deadly Danger

Is the USA under biological attack? There is a troubling article over on the Washington Post website, U.S. measles cases surge as officials scramble to stop near-record outbreak, by Lena H. Sun. The piece looks at how the American medical establishment is struggling with a now very serious pandemic, and sometimes failing. Their job is…

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Why Did Bush Invade Iraq? For Show…

Why did George W. Bush and his government invade Iraq in 2011? There are two answers usually on offer. The Republican one is that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) or at least was trying to get them. And thus Saddam had to be eliminated as soon as possible. The Democratic one is…

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What Killed The Boeing Passengers? Free Enterprise

Here’s a chilling article with which to start your day. You recall those terrible crashes of the Boeing 737 Max air liner? And you’ll also recall that the company seems to have known about the problems in those planes? Every wondered why on earth anyone would rush a product to market even though it might…

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Never Underestimate 3.5%

Feeling down about the power of the Trump administration and the Republican Senate? Well, here’s something to brighten your day. The BBC is reporting a new study which shows that if just 3.5% of the population becomes involved with a protest movement, and if that movement stays peaceful, change comes no matter how hard the…

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Women For Fascism?

Why would a woman vote for a misogynist? That’s a question we need to start asking ourselves as we move closer to the elections of 2020. The number of women who voted for Trump in 2016 was both depressingly large and totally mystifying. Why on earth would any woman, of whatever class, race, or political…

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Biden/Dems Would Stomp Trump

CBS is reporting that recent polls show almost any of the leading Democratic candidates for president would beat tRump, and that Joe Biden would not only beat him but stomp him right into the ground. Notes the article, “A new national poll from Quinnipiac University shows President Trump trailing each of six Democratic candidates in…

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Adios Cuban Relations

The Trump Administration has now made it extremely more difficult for the average American to take a visit to Cuba.  Diplomatic relations with Cuba were restored under Obama’s administration in 2014.  Most visits that have gone on since 2014 have been granted under “people to people”.  In other words Americans going to meet with Cuban…

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The Silencer …and death

Frightening article over on the Washington Post: Why the shooting in Virginia Beach sets an ominous precedent by Juliette Kayyem. She notes that in the most recent of the mass murders which our nation has suffered…which the NRA assures us we can do nothing to stop…the killer used a silencer on at least one of…

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The Hard Right’s A Cult

Informative and chilling article over on BuzzFeedNews this month, A Former Alt-Right Member’s Message: Get Out While You Still Can by Rosie Gray. In it, Gray tells the story of Katie McHugh, a former darling of the Alt-Right scene known for her explosive tweets and other comments guaranteed to infuriate liberal opinion at every opportunity.…

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