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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #105 on: February 05, 2018, 08:20:25 pm »
 February 5, 2018

Kansas Teacher Scores Big Win 🌟    for Israel Boycott, and Free Speech 🌞

A federal judge has ruled that Esther Koontz's constitutional rights were violated when she was denied a Kansas teaching job over her refusal to renounce the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel


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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #106 on: February 06, 2018, 08:53:30 pm »
The Apology of Socrates by Plato

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Despite the title in this Plato work, Socrates says “I shall never alter my ways not even if I have to die many times” 
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« Reply #107 on: February 07, 2018, 01:10:20 pm »
Trump 🦀lives an unexamined life. Trump 🦀 probably thinks Socrates 🕊 was a "loser". Honest and principled human beings KNOW who is the real loser of the two.

"The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living" - Socrates

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« Reply #108 on: February 16, 2018, 05:49:12 pm »
   

Lessons From Germany

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I am delighted German Ambassador Peter Wittig joined me in Vermont last Friday. We had a series of very productive meetings with the governor, state legislators, career and technical educators and Vermont businesses to see what we can learn from Germany’s highly acclaimed apprenticeship and workforce development programs. Ambassador Wittig also joined me Friday evening for a town meeting in Burlington that was attended by more than 500 Vermonters. We had a very lively discussion about current events in Germany and Europe, and how Germany approaches issues like higher education, health care, workers' rights, taxation, climate change and more.

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« Reply #109 on: February 16, 2018, 09:04:37 pm »
Jimmy Carter Brilliantly Explains How The Establishment Gave Us Trump 🦀


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« Reply #110 on: February 19, 2018, 03:00:21 pm »


Five Activism Suggestions That Worked: When Your Representatives 🦀 Don't Listen

Monday, February 19, 2018

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet | Op-Ed



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« Reply #111 on: February 19, 2018, 08:16:27 pm »
Chris Hedges 🕊 Q&A "Fascism 🐉 in the Age of Trump 🦀"


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Journalist, author and war correspondent Chris Hedges took questions after speaking at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on November 10, 2017 on fascism and empire in the age of Trump.

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Chris Hedges is the best-selling author of War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2003), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. A quote from the book was used as the opening title quotation in the critically-acclaimed and Academy Award-winning 2009 film, The Hurt Locker. The quote reads: "The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug." Hedges, whose column is published Mondays on Truthdig, has written twelve books, including the New York Times bestseller Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012), which he co-authored with the cartoonist Joe Sacco. Some of his other books include Unspeakable (2016), Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative to Revolt (2015), Death of the Liberal Class (2010), Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009), I Don’t Believe in Atheists (2008) and the best selling American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America (2008). In 2011, Nation Books published a collection of Hedges’ Truthdig columns called The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress. Hedges previously spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, for which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years. Hedges was part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002. The Los Angeles Press Club honored Hedges’ original columns in Truthdig by naming the author the Online Journalist of the Year in 2009 and again in 2011. The LAPC also granted him the Best Online Column award in 2010 for his Truthdig essay “One Day We’ll All Be Terrorists.” Hedges is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University and The University of Toronto. He currently teaches prisoners at a maximum-security prison in New Jersey.

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« Reply #112 on: February 23, 2018, 06:40:22 pm »
Taking Community Control Of Our Neighborhoods 🕊 With Thomas Linzey

Corporations are taking more and more of our commons, even to the point of taking our water. Thomas Linzey Esq joins us to talk about how we can take back control.

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« Reply #113 on: March 02, 2018, 10:22:56 pm »
Can we Save Social Security From The Trump 🦀 Administration? (w/Guest Jasmine Jefferson 🕊)



Can we fight off the Morbidly Rich and save Social Security?

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« Reply #114 on: March 09, 2018, 02:57:30 pm »


March 8, 2018

Top Democrats' 🦍 😈 War on Progressives Backfires in Texas ;D

Despite open opposition from the DCCC, Houston progressive candidate Laura Moser advanced to a runoff in one of the first contests of the 2018 primary season. Larry Cohen of Our Revolution discusses the struggle for progressive Democrats under a corporatist party leadership


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« Reply #115 on: March 11, 2018, 02:50:33 pm »

The Monday showdown at the hotel began with the arrival of the majority owner, Orestes Fintiklis, 39, followed by a contingent of court officials and police officers — and a Panamanian court order au…
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« Reply #116 on: March 11, 2018, 03:35:56 pm »

It turns out, most of us prefer our beaches nice and clean. That’s probably why a January proposal from Trump’s Interior Department to open up the Atlantic coast for offshore drilling was met with op…

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« Reply #117 on: April 23, 2018, 05:15:56 pm »


Progressive Candidates Are Pulling the Democratic Party Left, Whether the Establishment Likes It or Not

Monday, April 23, 2018

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« Reply #118 on: May 16, 2018, 05:14:34 pm »
A WIN TODAY FOR NET NEUTRALITY – The Senate today PASSED our resolution to restore net neutrality –

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Dear Mr. Gelbert:

Today, by a vote of 52 to 47, the Senate approved a congressional resolution of disapproval that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s misguided decision late last year to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Rules.  I was proud to join 29 other Senators to sign the discharge petition forcing a vote on this critical resolution.  As a longtime advocate for strong net neutrality rules, I cast my vote for this resolution because Vermonters expect and deserve a free and open Internet.

The FCC under the leadership of Chairman Ajit Pai has made clear time and time again that the voices of the American people are irrelevant in its blind pursuit of regulatory reform, even when those reforms are poised to detrimentally affect millions of people across the country and benefit only large Internet Service Providers (ISPs).  Millions of Americans contacted the FCC ahead of the 2015 vote, and then again before the vote last year, and urged it to protect the pillars of freedom and openness upon which the Internet was built.  Instead, Chairman Pai and the other Majority Commissioners disregarded their duty and obligation to act on behalf of the public and repealed these pro-consumer, pro-small business rules.

Vermonters have spoken loudly and clearly.  They want an Internet free from corporate control, where they are the ones who decide what they can see online.  Businesses in Vermont have been just as outspoken.  For our entrepreneurs and business owners, net neutrality rules provide the certainty that they can compete on an equal playing field with the largest companies in the world.  They should not be held hostage by the prospect of being relegated to a slow lane, where they either pay a toll or lose customers due to slow loading times.

I encourage you to read my statement on this resolution and the FCC’s actions.  The Congressional Review Act established procedures by which Congress can pass a Joint Resolution of Approval or Disapproval of a rule issued by an executive agency.  If passed and signed by the President, the rule is repealed, and nothing substantially similar can be promulgated again in the future.  From here, this resolution will go to the House of Representatives to await further action.  You can be sure that I will continue to fight for a free and fair Internet for all, including by urging passage of this resolution by the House of Representatives.

Sincerely,

PATRICK LEAHY
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« Reply #119 on: June 20, 2018, 02:34:41 pm »

Army Discharges West Point Grad Who Promoted Communism

by Tyler Durden

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:33

Authored by Commie Bishop via Campus Reform,

The West Point graduate who promoted communism in social media posts last year has officially been discharged from the U.S. Army.

According to Fox News, Spenser Rapone’s resignation was accepted Monday, and he will be leaving the military with an other-than-honorable discharge.


Rapone’s social media posts, including a picture of him wearing a Che Guevara shirt under his military attire, sparked outrage last year, with officials blasting the West Point graduate for his radical political activism.

"The U.S. Military Academy strives to develop leaders who internalize the academy's motto of Duty, Honor, Country, and who live the Army values,” the military academy said in a statement at the time.

“Second Lieutenant Rapone's actions in no way reflect the values of the U.S. Military Academy or the U.S. Army.

“As figures of public trust, members of the military must exhibit exemplary conduct, and are prohibited from engaging in certain expressions of political speech in uniform,” West Point continued.

“Second Lieutenant Rapone's chain of command is aware of his actions and is looking into the matter. The academy is prepared to assist the officer's chain of command as required.”

According to The Daily Caller 🦕, former Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania, Jason Altmire, who nominated Rapone for the elite military institution, also disavowed the former cadet’s actions, calling them “abhorrent.”

“While I strongly support the rights of American citizens to express their opinions, the actions of 2nd Lieutenant Rapone are abhorrent and appear to be in clear violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, in addition to being inconsistent with the values of the United States Military Academy,” the former lawmaker said last year.

“I have no doubt that the U.S. Army will take appropriate action.”

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) welcomed the decision to discharge the West Point graduate, noting that Rapone’s pictures suggest that he supported U.S. enemies.

“While in uniform, Spenser Rapone advocated for communism and political violence, and expressed support and sympathy for enemies of the United States,” Rubio said, as reported by Fox News.

I’m glad  to see that they have given him an ‘other-than-honorable’ discharge.”

According to the news network, Rapone said that he “knew there could be repercussions,” to his actions and that his “military career is dead in the water.”

“On the other hand, many people reached out and showed me support,” he said.

“There are a lot of veterans both active duty and not that feel like I do.”


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"I would encourage all soldiers who have a conscience to lay down their arms and join me and so many others who are willing to stop serving the agents of imperialism and join us in a revolutionary movement," Rapone added.   

Rapone also posted a picture on Twitter Monday showing him giving the middle finger to the sign outside Fort Drum, along with the caption, “One final salute.”


https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-20/army-discharges-west-point-grad-who-promoted-communism


This took me back to the days when I wore those uniforms. Shining that tiny breast plate (a token symbol of an ancient large breastplate) was always a chore. You also had to be very careful when you attached it to the white canvas straps that attach to the dummy powder box (a token symbol from the Revolutionary War) because the Brasso polish you used on the breastplate, which comes in contact with the 4 bent metal clasps underneath the breastplate, might stain the white straps (a lot of cadets got demerits for that when we had to wear the full dress gray uniform for parades) :P . You put everything on and THEN carefully positioned the breastplate. Full dress gray is the one with that ridiculous three lines of round gold colored fake buttons in the front. The military just LOVES shiny objects.

I admire the this brave man of conscience, Spenser Rapone 🌟, for realizing the ethical and moral value of Communism and its vast superiority over our ethically and morally bankrupt Capitalist System Cruelty.

I salute him.  

But, I ain't done yet.




This is MY CONSTANT SALUTE to anyone who thinks Capitalism is "the best system".

 
Have a nice Brainwashed Capitalist day.
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