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Agelbert NOTE: The golf clubs and the money in the eagle claws are good, but the nearly exact image of the Russian double headed eagle PLUS the phrase in Spanish, "Trump (i.e. 45) is a  PUPPET (of Putin)" is even better.

As a Spanish speaker, I can tell you that the word "titere" (three syllables, accent on the first syllable, pronounced Tē-Tĕ-Rĕ) does not just mean "puppet"; it is used far more often as a pejorative label for people without scruples that will steal anything not attached when you are not looking. It fits.


It's all great fun, and I got a good laugh out of it. BUT, ridicule of Trump needs to be put in the proper perspective. As a kid in the 1950's, I watched many cartoons (featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Donald Duck, etc.) made before, and during, WWII. They ridiculed Hitler to no end. It didn't help. Murderous Racist Demagogues despise ridicule but are not deterred by it. The reason for that is that those demagogues, like Hitler AND Trump, are the tiny visible tip of a cabal of rapacious oligarchs that put them there and want to keep them there. The Oligarchic SNAKE in the USA NEVER shows its head. So, cutting off that head is extremely difficult.

A portion of the Oligarchic 🐍 SNAKE -- The 🐲 HEAD of the SNAKE is probably composed of some of these plus some you will never read about, despite having far more wealth than the "richest people" shown above.



"The rich executed a coup d’état that transformed the three branches of the U.S. government and nearly all institutions, including the mass media, into wholly owned subsidiaries of the corporate state." -- Chris Hedges

"in many ways the West already observes truly 'free markets,' or economic anarchy where giant corporations are free to do anything they wish, including wage massive, global wars in pursuit of their interests. The constrictive laws and regulations many well-intentioned free-market advocates abhor, have been imposed by these unhindered, anarchical corporations, not by a 'socialist government.' What these advocates perceive as a 'socialist government' is in fact an interface created and controlled by unhindered, unregulated, unaccountable corporate-financier interests. " -- Charles Hugh Smith

"When a mystery is complicated, the French tell us to look for a woman; but in sleuthing among corporations, we found it was much better to look for the chief accountant." -- James Stewart Martin -- ALL HONORABLE MEN


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« Reply #196 on: July 31, 2019, 06:33:00 am »

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« Reply #197 on: July 31, 2019, 06:34:38 am »
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As a Spanish speaker, I can tell you that the word "titere" (three syllables, accent on the first syllable, pronounced Tē-Tĕ-Rĕ) does not just mean "puppet"; it is used far more often as a pejorative label for people without scruples that will steal anything not attached when you are not looking. It fits.

I didn't know that. That is just perfect.

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« Reply #198 on: July 31, 2019, 02:54:27 pm »
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As a Spanish speaker, I can tell you that the word "titere" (three syllables, accent on the first syllable, pronounced Tē-Tĕ-Rĕ) does not just mean "puppet"; it is used far more often as a pejorative label for people without scruples that will steal anything not attached when you are not looking. It fits.

I didn't know that. That is just perfect.

Glad to be of service. I didn't even know the "puppet" synonym meaning of the word "títĕrĕ" until I was a teenager. The correct Spanish word for "puppet", which I learned early on, as any child that watches puppet shows becomes familar with, is "Marioneta" (Marionĕta - accent on the short ĕ).

I learned the hard way in Puerto Rico how títĕrĕs operate. In that society, poor males are incorrectly all branded as Títeres (poor females are also incorrectly harshly judged across the board, but in the area of immorality, not larceny).

The middle and upper classes in Puerto Rico are as well represented by a significant portion of Títeres as the poor, but people pretend that is not the case. Of course, all those doing the pretending are mostly from the middle and upper classes. I know all about it. Mea culpa.

When you were a kid, did you have a lock for your bicycle? Well, that doesn't work in Puerto Rico unless that lock has some heavy duty chain and the chain is wrapped around a telephone pole or something like that. Also, the chain has to go through BOTH bike wheels and the frame or the part not chained will not be there when you come back.

My old man bought me a nice new Vespa scooter a long time ago when I was young and inexperienced in Puerto Rico. Having spent most of my early childhood in California (1 year), Washington State (1 year) and Kansas (7 years), I reached my teenage years without locked doors and locked bikes.

I had already become "acquainted" with how to properly lock bicycles in Puerto Rico. My new Vespa, looking almost exactly like the one below, was a lot heavier than a bicycle and had a good lock on the steering wheel so I thought no títere would try to steal it.


I went to see a new sci-fi movie with a buddy that lived up the street from me. I parked the Vespa right next to the ticket window under strong lighting by a well traveled street. It was not there when we came out of the theater. It was a long 4 mile walk home. >:(

I went to see the first Planet of the Apes movie and the Títeres made a 🐵 monkey out of me. That's when I began the dark path to become a Republican.

It took several decades for me to understand the truth that I avoided facing back then. Thanks totally to God's TRUTH, I faced the fact that the Upper Class Títeres were, and still are, the direct cause of the routine theft poor títere modus vivendi.

But that was later on. When I realized that, if they had taken the Vespa without busting the steering wheel lock, more than one person (i.e. a GANG of Títĕrĕs!) had worked together to carry off my Vespa, I could, and did, blame the poor living in the "arrabal" (ar-ra-bál = shanty town/slum) about a mile from that movie theater.

I don't know if I was right about who stole the Vespa, but I was right about the habits of many residents of that particular arrabal.

About 4 years later, I was a licensed flight instructor at a small flight school. A friendly, quiet fellow who took a few classes in instrument flight training (he already had a Private Pilot's license but did not have an instrument rating for flying in zero visibility weather) asked me to be the flight instructor on an "instrument cross-country" flight to Miami and back. He offered $5,000 for a trip that I would not charge, at the most, more than $300. 👀

I said it was a good deal, but what else was going to be in that rented aircraft on the way back? He said we would rent a flight school Cessna 172, fly to Opa Locka Airport (just north of Miami) in Florida, and just leave the aircraft parked at Opa Locka airport overnight. We would spend the night at a motel. He would pay, of course.

The "boys" would load the cargo secretly and call him when the plane was ready to go. I would never see or speak to any of them. These people were professionals. The plan was to fly to Puerto Rico, with one legal stop for fuel required at South Caicos, and one surreptitious illegal stop at an abandoned airstrip (Tortugeros - about 25 miles west of San Juan International Airport - our official legal destination because you have to go through customs when you stop outside the USA on the Opa Locka to San Juan trip). At Tortugeros the cargo would be swiftly unloaded and we would proceed to San Juan and go through customs like good 😇 little pilots.

The cargo was Cannabis. I told him I had no issues with Pot and thought it was ridiculous that it was illegal. I told him I could use the money but would have to think about it. He then invited me to "see something".

I followed him in my 1967 Chevy Impala to, of all places, THAT arrabal :o I spoke of above. As soon as I parked the car, at least five young men with the stereotype títere characteristic predatory shifty eyed look appeared out of nowhere. My short, unassuming companion immediately changed his demeanor. He strode up to the group and told them in no uncertain terms that they were not to touch my car for any reason. They all bowed their heads submissively and walked off.

We then walked into the arrabal. It was like walking into the middle ages, but worse. All the "buildings" were shacks made with mismatched plywood panels, coca-cola metal signs and cheap corrugated metal roofs. Electric wires, WITHOUT a meter in sight anywhere, were strung willy nilly among all the structures. We walked on a sort of boardwalk about a foot above the ground over rivulets of some dark liquid flowing under it that smelled of sewer water. That was their "plumbing" system.

I heard radios playing but people did not show themselves. I could not imagine people living that way. And who was this dude that commanded so much respect and knew his way around this arrabal so well, if not a gang leader of some sort? I was not worried because I knew he wanted my pilot skills. However, I was pretty sure that I would have difficulty getting out of there without injury if I didn't play nice with him.

With a little more than single file walking room, after meandering along the boardwalk through this arrabal mess for about 40 yards or so, he stopped. All the shacks along the way on either side were basically all leaning on each other this way and that, so it was hard to tell where one shack ended and another began except for the electric wires strung above them. My companion said I could take absolutely anything I wanted from what was inside this particular shack. I looked in and saw at least thirty or forty radios and TVs of all sorts. THEN I KNEW who had stolen my Vespa many years ago. This place was a poor títeres stronghold! I thanked him, but told him I needed no stereo or TV equipment.

My inner thought was to get the hell out of there. Another terrifying thought was that now that I had been shown what was obviously a treasure trove of stolen merchandise, what would they do to keep me from telling the police about it? I needed a ciggarette.

I tried to look relaxed and told him I was planning on getting married soon and could sure use that $5,000 (hoping to keep the fellow from getting angry), but needed to think about the trip more. I launched into a discussion of technical stuff like avoidiing radar, transponder operation, the procedure for landing at an unlighted field at night, and so on, to buy some time to get to my car.

All that said, I was not bullshitting him. I had actually thought about that stuff in a nuts and bolts type of way. In fact, I was no saint. If I thought I could get away with bringing in a load of Pot to Puerto Rico (my companion said it was from California -lol!- and to think people always thought drugs went only from South America north to the USA), I would have done it. Also, I mentioned the Vespa I had stolen from me years earlier and he said he would track down who had done it and make sure I was reimbursed. I said I would love to see that happen, as I was grounded for way too long without my Vespa.

I reached my car, thanked him again for the offer, and said I would ponder the plan and discuss options with him if I agreed to make the trip. I drove off, immensely relieved to be out of the arrabal and determined to never step foot in there again. And NO, I had no plans to tell the police about the stolen merchandise. The pollce down there are crooks too, but who operate with even more impunity than the petty theft títeres enjoy.

A few days later the fellow showed up at the flight school and asked me what I had decided. I told him that I would tell no one of him or his plans, wished him success, and repeated my belief that Marijuana should be legal. I carefully added that I was not concerned with the merchandise he showed me and would not discuss it with anyone. BUT, I had decided not to make the trip because I understood that I could not make just ONE trip. I said I knew they were serious dudes in this business and knew how their repeat business "business model" functioned. I did not want to be coerced into making many trips. I told him I was sure I could successfully make one trip, but making a habit out of it would land me in jail. I told him I did not want to go to jail.

He said that they were "Family", and they would never try to force me to do anything against my will. I remained quiet. He never got mad or lost his temper. For that reason, I figure I was dealing with a very tough customer. I'm sure he had me watched for a long time afterwards, and would have given me "the business" if I had talked about what I knew from him. I never saw him again.



Another pilot at Isla Grande Airport, where I was teaching flying at the time, entered the drug smuggling business around the time I was approached. A fellow who's last name was Zorniac owned and operated a small flight school. He had a light twin for teaching the multi-engine rating but he had something far more attractive to drug smugglers.

In addition to the flight school, he had an air taxi service with a short field aircraft that flew cargo instead of people. This specialized (i.e. STOL) plane can land and takeoff from a small parking lot or a short beach, so it is an ideal smuggler aircraft.


The offical peformance stats on this STOL (short take off and landing) aircraft are way too conservative. I've seen them take off and in less than 30 feet! True, fully loaded they would need more runway, but drugs are not heavy cargo, so the maximum load take off distance listed below does not apply to drugs and the very thick (the closer to sea level, the shorter the takeoff run for the same load) air common to South American and U.S. drug smuggling operations.

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The PC-6 is noted for its Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) performance on almost any type of terrain - it can take off within a distance of 640 feet (195 m) and land within a distance of 427 feet (130 m) while carrying a payload of 2,646 lbs (1,200 kg).

Since 1959, these planes have been made and sold hither and yon. They say they will produce the last one this year, 2019. Now you know why that particular plane had such a long production run. I guess the new "plan" for the drug smugglers is to use STOL drones. Why pay a pilot when 😈 you can smuggle drugs without one?

A few years later Zorniac was caught and sent to prison for smuggling drugs. I don't know if the dude that approached me was involved with Zorniac or not, but considering the cartelization and territoriality of crime bosses everywhere, I do not doubt it. I never saw a picture of the polite fellow who approached me in the paper on the Zorniac bust, so I guess he knew how to hide better than Zorniac did. 

Now that I look back on the folly of my youth, I realize that the blame for the habit of engaging in unprincipled behavior by humans who become títeres must be viewed in the proper perspective (i.e. the amount of larceny damage they do). The títeres doing most of the damage are those in the "upper" (SEE: Orwell) classes. The rest of them are just following the example of the títeres at the top.

I was raised to make a habit of lying to myself about who the real good people are and who the really bad people are. Virtually ALL of my blood relatives and in-laws think that's fine and dandy (the alleged "Christians" refuse to admit it - the others just grin - they are ALL birds of the exact same "feather").

God has taught me to stop that. I often pray that God rescues my blood relatives and in-laws from this soul destroying evil. People who lie to themselves are serving evil, and if they do not repent of serving evil, end up being evil.

“Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.” -- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Agelbert NOTE: The comments are EXCELLENT!. As usual, the Pentagon Trolls tried to poo poo the story but the FACT is that NY Fire Departments have a lot more street cred than our bullshitting gooberment does. The ZH crowd carved up the Trolls like a bunch of thanksgiving turkeys! The only thing I like about the ZH crowd is that they absolutely despise wars and war funding. 👍

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Agelbert NOTE: The comments are EXCELLENT!. As usual, the Pentagon Trolls tried to poo poo the story but the FACT is that NY Fire Departments have a lot more street cred than our bullshitting gooberment does. The ZH crowd carved up the Trolls like a bunch of thanksgiving turkeys! The only thing I like about the ZH crowd is that they absolutely despise wars and war funding. 👍


Yep. The Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth have been consistent on the side of truth for the last 15 years or so.

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« Reply #202 on: August 02, 2019, 04:33:38 pm »


Lindsey Graham continues to amaze me in a negative sort of way. I thought he could not stoop lower. I was wrong. His boylike friendly face hides a level of depravity that would make Hitler proud.
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Anthony -- great news! 

Earlier today, Trump🦀 announced (via Twitter, of course) that he would not nominate 😈 John Ratcliffe for Director of National Intelligence... blaming the news media and the scrutiny that such an unqualified nominee would be sure to receive (which of course Trump described as somehow unfair).

However, the REAL reason Ratcliffe's would-be nomination won't go through is because of the grassroots groundswell of opposition that was clearly building and the reluctance of Republican senators to have to support and try to defend a nomination that would be so clearly indefensible.

THANK YOU to the 16,000 PFAW members who quickly joined our petition and helped send the message early that this was a fight Republicans wouldn't want any part of.

Trump said his new pick for DNI will be coming soon, so stay tuned for more updates ... and thanks again!

-- Zach
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Re: A level of depravity that would make Hitler proud
« Reply #204 on: August 03, 2019, 08:19:06 am »


Lindsey Graham continues to amaze me in a negative sort of way. I thought he could not stoop lower. I was wrong. His boylike friendly face hides a level of depravity that would make Hitler proud.

I can sum up Graham's depravity in one word:

Kompromat.

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Doomstead Diner Daily 8/3
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The media amplifies Trump’s racism. Should it stop?

www.vox.com - On July 15, President Donald Trump stepped onto the South Lawn of the White House for the third “Made in America” showcase. In a transcript that stretches to more than 5,000 words, he discussed manuf…


Ratcliffe withdraws from consideration for intelligence chief less than a week after Trump picked him

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Wall Street Journal editorial board issues economic warning to Trump over his new China tariffs

theunitedstatesblues.com - President Donald Trump’s latest announcement of additional tariffs against China drew a sharp rebuke from the conservative-leaning Wall Street Journal this week, along with a stern economic warning. …


Hong Kong protesters risk arrest as Beijing steps up warnings

www.theguardian.com - Thousands of demonstrators rallied in Hong Kong on Saturday, facing the threat of arrest and increasingly severe warnings from Beijing. Shops in Mongkok, a busy shopping district in Kowloon where dem…


Donald Trump's 'go back' comments were 'genius', says Nigel Farage

www.theguardian.com - Nigel Farage has described Donald Trump’s “go back” comments aimed at four congresswomen of colour as “genius”. The US president’s racist remarks were widely condemned after he told the four Democrat…


Mueller provided an ominous warning about Russia’s malicious activities — but it wasn’t all about hackers

www.rawstory.com - In two long-awaited congressional events this week—Robert Mueller’s testimony before two committees, and a Senate Intelligence Committee report about Russian meddling in 2016’s presidential election—…


Why an “AI Race” Between the U.S. and China Is a Terrible, Terrible Idea

theintercept.com - One thing we can be sure about AI — because we are told it so often and at so increasingly high a pitch — is that whatever it actually is, the national interest demands more of it. And we need it now…


This is what algorithms see when they spy on you in public

www.fastcompany.com - Algorithms, software, and smart technologies have a growing presence in cities around the world. Artificial intelligence (AI), agent-based modelling, the internet of things and machine learning can b…


Don’t call them Syria’s child casualties. This is the slaughter of the innocents

www.theguardian.com - Murdered children are no longer news. International media coverage of the war in Afghanistan, where child deaths reached an all-time high last year, is sporadic at best. In Yemen it is estimated that…


How Mosquitoes Changed Everything

www.newyorker.com - In 1698, five ships set sail from Scotland, carrying a cargo of fine trade goods, including wigs, woollen socks and blankets, mother-of-pearl combs, Bibles, and twenty-five thousand pairs of leather …


GOP senator held up Trump nominee, demanding to see border wall contracts after Army Corps panned construction firm he prefers

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Twin Cities Jewish Community Blockades ICE Building, 27 Cited

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Next week should be very interesting. The  Plunge Protection Team will have their market rigging hands full doing their Orwellian thing to the Stock Market.

... , but not funny".

Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson, the actor that gave us so many great laughs, died recently.

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Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson (January 20, 1929 – July 3, 2019) was an American comic actor .... Johnson died on July 3, 2019, after being ill for three years with bladder and prostate cancer; he was 90. His ashes were scattered off Hawaii.

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How Mosquitoes Changed Everything
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And, now that the 🦕🦖 Hydrocarbon Hellspawn have really changed everything, the coming mosquito friendly climate all over the globe will enable mosquitoes to be more effective vectors of disease than ever before in human history. I'm not looking forward to that.


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Does a wild bear poop in the woods?


In other news, more evidence comes to light that fascists stick together, whether it is about the Trump Administration defense of criminal bank activity or obtaining a get-out-of-jail-free card for a serial .

Kirkland & Ellis is the ( Deep State) "Law" Firm that defended serial Jeffry Epstein. Trump is ALSO part of the SAME elite FASCIST happy "Family".
Lefkowitz represented Epstein along with other titans of the defense bar, such as Roy Black, Gerald Lefcourt, Alan Dershowitz and his Kirkland colleague Kenneth Starr, who had previously helped recruit Acosta to Kirkland in the 1990s. Starr was a partner at Kirkland from 1993 until 2004 and remained counsel to the firm until at least 2010. Lefkowitz, who joined Kirkland in 1993, continued to represent Epstein as recently as 2011 in a New York state court proceeding regarding his sex-offender status, court records show.

How Trump's 😈 Political Appointees Overruled Tougher Settlements With Big 👹💵🎩 Banks


JESSE EISINGER, PROPUBLICA

Since Donald Trump's election, federal white-collar enforcement has taken a big hit. Fines and settlements against corporations have plummeted. Prosecutions of individuals are falling to record lows. Two settlements with giant banks over financial crisis-era misdeeds provide a window into how the Trump administration has eased up on corporate wrongdoers.

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Doomstead Diner Daily 8/4
« Reply #207 on: August 04, 2019, 06:34:59 am »

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At least 20 dead in El Paso shopping center shooting as authorities investigate Texas man and manifesto

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Trump Directs Government to Punish Washington Post Owner

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Putin’s 2020 Playbook

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Pushing Out the Border: How the U.S. Is Waging a Global War on Migration

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McConnell's new posture toward Moscow

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mcconnells-new-posture-toward-moscow/2019/08/02/a3b5a080-b53f-11e9-951e-de024209545d_story.html?utm_term=.6d00af3aff7b - “Moscow Mitch” was red hot. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, on the Senate floor Monday, denounced critics (including me) who say his recent blocking of efforts to fortify defenses against another Russian attack on U.S. elections are aiding and abetting Vladimir Putin.


Tulsi Gabbard Thinks We're Doomed

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Millions of ‘slaves’ around the world still making stuff we buy today

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The Nuns Who Bought and Sold Human Beings

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Climate Scientist Jason Box: “Our Economic System Is Crashing with Reality”

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More Than 160 Environmental Defenders Were Killed in 2018, and Many Others Labeled Terrorists and Criminals

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Greenland ice sheet loses 11 billion tons of water in one day amid historic heat

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Behind the Tory claims of bold Brexit action is nothing but empty bravado | Nick Cohen

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The Green New Deal Can’t Be Anything Like the New Deal

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First human-monkey chimera raises concern among scientists

www.theguardian.com - Efforts to create human-animal chimeras have rebooted an ethical debate after reports emerged that scientists have produced monkey embryos containing human cells. A chimera is an organism whose cells…


'You don't have any rights': CBP agents interrogate US citizen and seize his phone after Venezuela solidarity trip

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Injecting yourself with dog insulin? Just a normal day in America

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I didn't read that NY Times article but I am familiar with their "journalistic" technique. IOW, the NY Times DOES NOT, and WILL NOT EVER, admit that we ARE doomed by (see below). Tulsi Gabbard is right. The NY Times, though making a nice show of being "objective", does not want anybody to agree with her because, if they did, then (see below) would end:

The NY Times thinks supporting the MURDEROUS government funded status quo that is trashing the biosphere, perpetuating wars and Corporate Welfare Queen HANDOUTS on behalf of the 🦕🦖 Hydrocarbon Hellspawn (and other MIC PARASITIC bastards) "profits", society impoverishing, inequality enhancing, and Wall Street babying is "realistic".

The NY Times is not an "objective party seeking a solution"; it is mendacious mouthpiece for the human society DOOMING PROBLEM

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Doomstead Diner Daily 8/5
« Reply #209 on: August 05, 2019, 06:07:25 am »

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Three mass shootings this year began with a hateful screed on 8chan. Its founder calls it a terrorist refuge in plain sight.

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Republicans Are Blaming Video Games for the White Terrorist Attacks

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Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Dominate Democratic Debate Set Up to Ambush Them

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Opinion | We Have a White Nationalist Terrorist Problem

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Tulsi Gabbard's Reports on Chemical Attacks in Syria - A Self-Contradictory Error Filled Mess - bellingcat

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The El Paso Shooting and the Gamification of Terror - bellingcat

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The BRAD BLOG : Sunday Not Funny at All Toons

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Cloudflare cuts off far-right message board 8chan after El Paso shooting

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After El Paso, We Can No Longer Ignore Trump’s Role in Inspiring Mass Shootings

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Trump Administration Is Making It Harder to Find Out Whether It’s Fighting White Supremacist Terror

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In California's Fertile Valley, a Bumper Crop of Air Pollution

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We must change food production to save the world, says leaked report

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Greenland's ice wasn't expected to melt like this until 2070

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Arctic Fires Fill the Skies with Soot

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The Trump Administration Is Using the Full Power of the U.S. Surveillance State Against Whistleblowers

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China Hits Back at Trump by Weakening Yuan, Halting Crop Imports

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Arctic Fires Fill the Skies with Soot

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