In my run for U.S. Senate against Utah's Orrin Hatch, I posted many progressive ideas and principles that I internalized over the years. I'm leaving that site up indefinitely, since it describes what I believe most members of our species truly want: www.voteutah.us. I thank those who sent such wonderful comments, even though it forced me to go buy a few larger hats, which were among my top campaign expenses (just kidding).
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Has Bernie Come Out of the Closet? I hadn't been aware of Tim Black until last evening. I like him. A lot! And, he has convinced me to give Bernie a second chance, as he seems to have come out of the closet and realize he's too old to give a sh*t. Kinda like Shawshank Redemption. In any event, another of my remarkably short articles.
Israel Pushes Hard for Hot War With Iran; U.S. Cheers Things Along When Israel wants something, the morons we call our leaders get on hands and knees and bark like a dog to accommodate her. With mighty few exceptions, our "government" is a rule of thugs who put the Mafia to shame. Snuffing the weakest amongst our fellow humans is considered a blessing by Wall Street, the MIC, and countless thousands of goons who cheer these sickos along.
What I Like About Trump (as in the only thing) Time to take a realistic look at the U.S. and our history of detention centers. Hence my title, as I now briefly explain: Many or countless others have expressed this before, but the beauty of Trump--sorry to put it that way, but there it is--is that he represents all our country has in practice stood for since its foundation.
Putting the Petal to the Metal, whilst flying off the cliff of oblivian My headline does not necessarily reflect the beautiful activist here. She speaks well for herself, particularly when questioned by Jimmy Dore. I have the fullest respect for this lady and encourage and support anyone making similar efforts. As Tulsi notes...
Facing Likely Extinction, a few of the words that have lately gripped my eyeballs and snagged my attention. I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes on the basic topic. This, from Woody Allen: "More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly." I suspect that throughout history and at about any moment therein mankind has faced the same, similar, or worse crossroads. But...
Winning My Heart and Mind while Bringing Consciousness to Politics Mike Rivage-Seul has written most favorably about her on a number of occasions. I've been reading quotes from her for years; I read a book or possibly two of hers some time back and came away duly impressed; I have for sure read a great many things about the books and the person herself. Marianne Williamson is brilliant, radical in the truest sense of the word, and a great deal more.
Earth Changes Summary for June, as in extreme weather events Extreme weather in June. Watch and decide for yourself. Try not to think of our "climate denier in-chief," for your own sanity. The issue is clearly not whether, but when, as far as our own lives. Have you lived with passion? That is what I've heard was the main question the Greeks asked upon the death of a person.
Tulsi Needs Your Help For Debate #3 I hate to "assume" things, but I do in this case, with OEN readers, namely that they're familiar with Tulsi directly from things she's so clearly said (as opposed to "things said about her"). This 8-minute video by one of the staunchest Tulsi Gabbard advocates explains the title.
Stephen Meyer: Fine-Tuning and the Origin of the Universe Countless scientists and philosophers among others have been pondering this for decades, at least. I certainly have. One of the last articles I saw on this topic not long ago pointed to yet more statistically impossible "set-points" that have made our universe and ultimately ourselves possible; my recollection is that it was about 64 of them.
Information Enigma: Where Did the Information in DNA Come From? I find myself more and more intrigued by this question, that I've now seen presented in many ways by many brilliant scientists, computer specialists, and others. As a biology major with a life-long interest in "most things science," aka the best of human reasoning, I have been steeped in what I can only but hesitatingly call scientific dogma. I have studied evolution since my college days, and even before...
The End of Ice: An interview with Dahr Jamail by Derrick Jensen (~50 min.) Dahr Jamail got his genuinely well researched and written book out the door in January this year. Here's what I just copied from an article about it: "A superb journalist, in the most honorable tradition of that craft." Howard Zinn After nearly a decade overseas as a war reporter, the acclaimed journalist Dahr Jamail returned to America to renew his passion for mountaineering, only to find that the slopes he had once climbed.
Marianne Williamson Speaks for Herself Much has been said on MW on OEN, largely by Mike Rivage-Suel and Diana Perlman (sp?). Diana in particular raised my awareness. I've been aware of MW for decades, and seen seemingly a hundred references to her Course in Miracles and so have a fair sense of what it's about. Almost took it, but the cost was a bit high and the references to "God" didn't sit well with me as a "devout ex-Catholic." BUT her ideas..
Tulsi Talks with Tucker--well worth the short watch, imo I have come to like many videos I've seen by Tucker Carlson. Some differences to be sure and I don't seek him out, but find various videos sent in my feed. He seems to seriously attempt to reason things out, allow others to talk (again, no expert on Tucker here), and is quite the antithesis of Hannity.
Five Minutes that have People Talking Tulsi [must watch, imho] First, I note that this doesn't come up in an OEN Commons Search and I couldn't find it on various searches on Google and others--I regularly find it interesting as to what does and doesn't come up, as we get throttled by the "powers that be." Second, as Caitlin pointed out in her recent article on the farce of the debates, the MSM has monkeyed things up so badly it creates for wonderful satire. HOWEVER...
So Who Won the Debate? Depends on who you listen to... here's Matt Drudge I already posted a few comments on this topic today, but can't resist with this one. Matt Drudge has been around for a long time; once upon a time OEN was called (I think by Gregg Palast) "The Matt Drudge website for intelligent people." Drudge himself is quite conservative, but he does often if not typically post from all political corners.
Once in a Lifetime Event: Jimmy Dore has head in the sand! I am being facetious with the title, though Mike Gravel does make this claim on one particular point. A truly insightful, enlightening, well-informed interview. About a half hour, but well worth watching or listening to as a podcast. Jimmy has a large fan base, because so many folks are realizing that they can't get the truth from the corrupt mainstream media, and often not even the progressive media.
Arguments Against Materialism This video came to me via YouTube algorithm, as many do. As per the title, it is a number of arguments against the dominant scientific view that is grounded in materialism. The presenter, Jay Richards, does a remarkable job, imo. He's got a good number of arguments which he presents eloquently. If anything, it's hard to come away not convinced that science needs to broaden its horizons.
Another Take on Trump's War With Iran I am wondering once again how many nuclear weapons Israel--our defacto capital--has these days. Weapons already fired up and ready to go. Or are they just yanking US to war by the nose, once again, to do their insane deeds? Israel as per usual happily goes on taking our taxes. Just how much would that be?
We Absolutely Shouldn't Even Be Here! according to advanced computer programmer. I am a firm believer in evolution. But the detailed mechanics of it are an ongoing operation; this video cuts to the heart of the matter, when a computer programmer compares errors in computer code to mutations in evolution.
Lieutenant of Doom Hambone Littletail, aka Sam Mitchell, has two channels as I've noted before. Collapse Chronicles and Humptydumptytribe. The former is where he professionally interviews various figures from around the world (or a good part of it), the latter being the one you see here.