Monday, August 19, 2019
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Israeli Women’s Lacrosse Team Noticed Why They Had Such An Advantage Over The Kenyan...

The 2019 Women’s Lacrosse Under 19 World Championships just took place in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. The Israeli team played Kenya on August 6th in the second round and defeated them 13-4. But something was amiss. Each and every member of...
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This week should remind us, the fight isn’t ours alone. Democracy itself is at...

These are dark days, there’s no doubt about it. Like Sauron in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Trump has cast his dark cloud over the entire land. Pundits, and even some Democratic presidential candidates are calling the 2020 election more than just an election, they’re casting it as the apocalyptic battle for the soul of the country. They will tell you that democracy itself is at stake. But is it really? Maybe, but if His Lowness has spread his dark, noxious cloud o’er the land, there are some pretty big patches of blue breaking through up there, enough to at least give us hope. For starters, our own 2018 midterms. The Democrats not only shook off their famous midterm apathy with their voting base, they shook off the 2016 apathy, and the rampant despondence that followed Trump’s coronation. And 2020 is looking positive so far as well. Grassroots activism is high, fund raising is healthy, recruitment for candidates seems strong, and both issue awareness, and voter intensity is high. But regardless of Trump’s anti American “America First” policy, and despite the best efforts of Rupert Murdoch and his merry band of sycophants at FOX News, we don’t live in a self contained bubble, and we never have. Only Trombies have the luxury of willful, perpetual ignorance. But if you’ve been looking outside of our own news in the last week, there have been three developments that show us not only how important it is to be an American, and a proud one at that, but how important Americs still is to the rest of the world, in spite of Trump’s desperate machinations. The first one has been going on for a while, but the other two are new. Here they are, for your consideration. The first one is immigration. Donald Trump has done everything but sign an Executive Order formally declaring war on anyone south of El Paso. Trump and his jackbooted thugs have thrown them into cages, separated parents from their children, and then sent the children off to live with strangers, with no plans or ability to reunite them with their parents. He’s made them sleep on cold concrete floors and drink from toilets. He has forced them to remain in cramped, even dangerous conditions in Mexico for weeks on end, before even beginning to fill out their asylum paperwork. Jesus, he even had his agents lob tear gas into a foreign country to try to break up a protest. And still they come. They come because they believe. They believe in America, and everything it represents. They come because no matter how much Trump vilifies them, no matter how much hatred he stirs up against them, no matter what trials and trials he puts them through, it’s still better than what they face at home. And they come because they know that America is more than just one man, no matter how bad he may be. It’s now up to us to show them that their trust and belief was not misplaced. The second, more recent developments are taking place a half a world away, in President Bone spur’s favorite playpen. For multiple weeks now, Moscow has been rocked by massive weekend pro democracy protests in the streets. Did you catch the operative word in that last sentence? They are having pro democracy protests in Moscow. Yeah, you […]
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UMass student asked to remove “F–k Nazis” sign because of “issues of inclusion”

Nicole Parsons, a junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, put a sign in her dorm room window that read: “FUCK NAZIS YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE." Parsons felt frustrated with the university’s lack...

Marco Rubio, Eager to Commit Troops to Venezuela, Tweets out Death Porn Pic of...

There is no doubt that the Maduro regime in Venezuela is not good for its own people and not good for American Petro giants. Where my doubt comes in is the idea that Bolton, Abrams and drumpf have any good intent in kicking that particular hornets nest. But Senator Rubio is so gung-ho to back their play that he is posting death porn of Muammar Gaddafi to posit what a lark intervention would be… (trigger) This after suggesting that intervention in Venezuela, twelve times the area, mountainous, jungle infused and bordering on Columbia, which has wrestled with guerrilla warfare for decade would be a cakewalk like taking down Noriega in Panama. A more realistic assessment of what war in Venezuela would entail can be found here. “If this happens, the United States would almost certainly get involved militarily. What would that look like? To envision this, we have to borrow from the U.S. performance in Iraq and Afghanistan. The early phases of a direct U.S. intervention would probably be marked by a “shock and awe” campaign of targeted bombardments, intended to force Maduro and his circle to leave power quickly. One hopes that this phase would be surgical, limited to military targets. One hopes, too, that U.S. forces would take better care this time not to destroy infrastructure on which the civilian population depends, and that it will be essential to rebuild quickly: the electrical grid, clean water, transportation, medical facilities. Still, it is hard to be surgical in a city of 3 million like Caracas. There will be collateral damage. U.S. bombs, missiles, and drones will kill civilians. If aerial bombardments don’t succeed in dislodging the regime, then expect a commitment of land forces. That could mean urban warfare and house-to-house fighting. This is the worst-case scenario, as it would mean being bogged down with far higher U.S. casualties than anticipated. A wild card here are the Venezuelan people themselves. About two-thirds to three-quarters of them oppose Maduro, but how many will welcome foreign occupiers? Will U.S. personnel be “greeted as liberators?” Will local leaders be able to overlook Donald Trump reviving U.S. gunboat diplomacy on a scale not seen in generations? And even if the Venezuelan people do welcome the foreign occupiers, can the chavistas’ irregular forces terrorize them from actively collaborating?” But perhaps it will all go well. drumpf will get his military parade through Caracas and the Chavista guerrillas and Colombia drug lords will welcome our arrival, lay down their weapons and break into a rousing chorus of The Star Spangled Banner. And perhaps MAGA ball-cap wearing condors will fly in formation out of Rubio’s pink ass. Lacking a crystal ball all I can do today is worry and report Rubio’s grotesque tweet. And I suggest you all do likewise.

‘An Insult to All Afghans’: Kabul Outraged After Trump Floats Plan to Kill Millions,...

Kabul reacted with outrage and demanded clarification Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he has military plans that could wipe Afghanistan "off the face of the Earth," killing millions of people. Following Trump's remarks,...
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Dog-wagging on deck, John Bolton sets the Brits up, puts US in position for...

Again the US becomes the tool of forces poised to make money and foment sectarian strife. This time the Brits have been manipulated with the seizure of a UK-flagged tanker by the Iranians. It was perhaps...
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‘Economic Terrorism’: After Failed Military Coup Attempt, Trump Imposes Total Embargo Against Venezuela

After the U.S.-backed attempt to overthrow elected Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro by force fizzled out, the Trump administration on Monday moved to further strangle the Latin American nation's economy by imposing a full economic...
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Kid Rock made a crude, sexist remark about Taylor Swift and Twitter went bawitdaba...

Bob Ritchie, who still performs under the name “Kid Rock” despite having become a grandfather five years ago, must’ve woken up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. The aging rocker used his Twitter...

‘Blood of Jamal Khashoggi and Innocent People of Yemen’ on His Hands as Trump...

In a move anti-war critics warned will "greenlight more atrocities" by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, U.S. President Donald Trump late Wednesday vetoed three congressional resolutions that aimed to block billions of dollars in...

Pentagon Releases, Then Deletes, Document Detailing Use of Nuclear Weapons to Restore ‘Strategic Stability’...

The U.S. military appears to believe it can somehow prevail in a nuclear war, according to a Pentagon document that was briefly made public, and has plans for using atomic weapons in "small and...

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