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Image taken from page 423 of '[A History of England for the Young.]' Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (2 comments)     

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What if Obama Was a CIA Agent? Perhaps the distortion of history is the CIA's greatest crime. How can we know what has really happened in American history post-WWII?

Chaos Saturday, September 8, 2018 (1 comments)     

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The "Anonymous" Op-Ed is the New Chaos When in history - any time, any place - has a top aide published an article like the "Anonymous" op-ed in the Times this week? As a sign of the times, it dwarfs Trump's antics.

Letter of Resignation of Richard M. Nixon, 1974 Tuesday, September 4, 2018 (1 comments)     

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Don't You Just Love Trump Endgame Scenarios? Scenarios left, scenarios right. There's nothing like a good end-of-Trump read to ease the pain.

Today the music died for someone. Thursday, August 16, 2018     

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I've Been Censored Too! The censorship movement against the tellers of truth just came home to me. Here's the sad, sad story.

Surprise Tuesday, July 31, 2018 (2 comments)     

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Whaddaya Mean, "There's no There There"? What can one say about this hunt for "there"? Aren't we there yet? And once we get there, will we know where we are? After all, there can't be theres just anywhere. I for one find this issue very distressing.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 (6 comments)     

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When Reporters Call a President "Traitor," That's News Mainstream reporters speculating that Trump had been "bought" by Putin? That used to be Alex Jones's style, but maybe he's turned into a role model.

Helping Hand Tuesday, June 26, 2018     

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The History in an Amazon Box To receive an Amazon package is to play your part in history. It is the story of our time.

our American martyrs Tuesday, June 12, 2018     

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MLK, RFK, JFK, or Why We Need Conspiracy Theorists What would history be without conspiracy theorists? These three men must certainly be grateful to them.

Volcano Friday, May 18, 2018 (1 comments)     

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What Trump and Obama Learned, and Hillary Knew This just goes to show this ain't a democ', But more a volcano at which we but gawk.

Mother Goose Sunday, May 6, 2018     

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Mueller and Trump and the Hypnosis of Story The Mueller investigation goes on and on and on -- yet we're still hooked on it like kids at story time. Why?

IMG_1692 Thursday, April 19, 2018     

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Nuclear War Avoided! NBA Playoffs Begin! It was nice to see nuclear war avoided so that we could all get on with our day.

The sky is the limit. Friday, March 30, 2018     

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War with Iran Means Your Flight to JFK Gets Diverted to Boca War with Iran means that the draft is reinstated, your lights get turned out, your phone bill is wacky, and air transport stops after the first few incidents. War against a modern society is easy.

1145-02-a-w Wednesday, March 14, 2018 (1 comments)     

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Does the News Have a Future? Probably not, but this is going to be a lot more fun for those of us who know nothing about journalism.

Alone Sunday, February 25, 2018     

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America in the World: Less a King than Odd-Man-Out At the Munich Security Conference 2018, America's lead speaker, General McMaster, sounded not so much like a diplomat as a football coach giving his team a halftime pep talk.

Mask Saturday, February 3, 2018     

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Trump Remakes America in his Image Meanwhile America gets greater and greater/As we spring out of our cultural crater/And politics reaches a John Adams level/ Renewing democracy in which we revel.

Hammer Head Tuesday, January 23, 2018     

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Facebook's "Counterspeech" Campaign Hammered my Website Facebook's "counterspeech" program to censor websites has cut my weekly readership from 5 to 3: 40 percent!

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Thursday, January 11, 2018 (10 comments)     

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Roosevelt for President, not Oprah The last type of person we need in the White House is another billionaire TV star.

Day 4 Tuesday, December 26, 2017 (2 comments)     

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What if North Korea Turns off the Lights in America? What if North Korea has some power lines knocked out, water works shut down, and more forest fires started? Easy to do, and plenty of bang for the buck. The playing field of war just got more level.

HyPeskin_KennedyCollection-046 Saturday, December 9, 2017 (2 comments)     

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Let's Hear it for a New Cold War People who moan about the new Cold War ought to remember the last one. It was great!

03 Jonathan Zawada, Big Mouth Zine Friday, November 17, 2017     

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My Life as an Influencer It's tough to be a top influencer, balancing trends and tweets, pols and plugs. Read all about it. Sympathize with me. Follow me. Live with me. Be me.

Operation Enduring Freedom Thursday, November 9, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Afghanistan: Buying Peace by the Pound War has proven ineffective against Afghanis. We should have simply bought the country.

Calle de la Charcones, Mijas - Spanish flag Saturday, October 21, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Catalonia's Declaration of Independence: Not Exactly a Jefferson-Hancock Moment The President of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, declared independence and then suspended it. Don't count on him to pledge "our lives and sacred honor."

Countdown clocking! Wednesday, October 4, 2017     

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No countdown clock means no event A countdown clock is now a necessity for any public event, unless you want to be a wind sock.

Laurel and Hardy Saturday, September 16, 2017     

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Catalonia: Independence, man, that'd be like so cool As one who has lived in Spain for 30 years, I can tell you that the independence movement in Catalonia can hardly be taken seriously.

Banksy Tribeca: Twin Towers, In Memoriam Wednesday, September 6, 2017     

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9-11 Started the Last Phase of Empire A wide-lens historical perspective on 9-11 in the continuing drama of American empire.

Darrell Hammond on impersonating Donald Trump 'Saturday Night Live' former cast member Darrell Hammond Thursday, August 17, 2017     

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Will Saturday Night Live Have Don Trump on Again? SNL had Trump on their show after his racist remarks about Mexicans in 2015. After his remarks about Charlotte, I wonder if they'll have him on again.

ying yang Saturday, August 5, 2017     

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The Inevitable Ying and Yang of Internet News The line between fake news and the truth is getting thinner as truth-tellers, especially progressive ones, are under attack.

Choices Tuesday, July 25, 2017     

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Saudis: From 13 Demands to Six Principles to One Trending Topic Everyone loves a success story, but Crown Prince Salman, who pushed his cousin out of the job, is starting to look as clumsy as Donald Trump.

F-16 Fighting Falcons, Thunderbirds, US Air Force Sunday, July 9, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Power's Just Another Word for Nothin' Left to Lose Is a country's power the same as its strength? it seems to me there's a big difference.

Qatar Friday, June 30, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Buy Qatari War Bonds Today! (tomorrow might be too late) If Prince Salman intends to stick to his demands on Qatar, we might well start to live in interesting times.

365/56 Bellies to the Wind Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Trump to me: "Could I take a bad fall?" It didn't happen to Obama or Bush, but it's happening to Trump. But that's what too big a Trumpet will get you.

Vietnam 1966 - The War Goes On Saturday, June 3, 2017 (2 comments)     

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Waiting for the Afghan McNamara Who will step up in ten years and tell the U.S. that in Afghanistan and Iraq, "We were wrong, terribly wrong"?

k03491 Saturday, May 20, 2017 (2 comments)     

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Why does Europe Follow a Trumped-up America? Stranger than the election of Trump is Europe's continued loyalty to America.

Executive Style Sunday, May 7, 2017     

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How I Got my Job at Trump's State Dept. Here's a how-to on how to get a job in the Trump Administration: posts there for the taking!

Gingerbread Robot Wednesday, April 26, 2017     

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I've Been Watching How the Ol' Cookie Crumbles That distant crepitation is the rumbling of history.

Lost? Saturday, April 8, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Vlad and Bashar: They Can't Beat the Rap, and They Can't Fight City Hall Some advice to Putin and Assad about countering the fake news: if you can't beat'em, join'em.

.Alexander the Great on horse. - Bronze of the Roman period (1st century BC) from the original by Lysip Tuesday, March 21, 2017     

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Trump's Quiet Steps Down the Path of Empire The latest phase in the decline of empire: when the military nudges aside the establishment.

old tv stuff Sunday, March 12, 2017     

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Wikileaks: Allegations the Way Mom Used to Make 'em Me, I like my allegations with documentary support, but there's nothing written about tastes.

Godzilla Thursday, March 2, 2017     

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Trump: Godzilla with Soupcons of Dracula The Russian peace initiative over, all that's left of Trump is the full Godzilla.

Uncertainty Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (3 comments)     

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Been Mulling Lindorff on the end of the World... The big Methane Hen is going to get us in the end. Is it time to stop paying your mortgage?

Refugee Tuesday, February 7, 2017     

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If You Ain't for "Normalcy," You Ain't in the Game "Normalcy" is creeping back into Washington's foreign policy. Too bad.

Replace Insecure https://farm9.static.flickr.com/8207/8195659322_58bdd419b2.jpg Friday, January 13, 2017 (4 comments)     

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A Coup in Slow-Mo The Shakespearean power play against the new administration will be something the world has never seen in America.

Political flags of the Soviet Union Wednesday, December 21, 2016 (2 comments)     

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Russians, Al Qaeda, Saddam, and back to Russians So we're back to the Russians as bad guys. Is that the best we can do?

Dividend Yield Investor!: NA Thursday, December 8, 2016 (2 comments)     

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Propornot: I Get no Respect, no Respect at all! There are 200 websites on Propornot's list of Russia-backed propagandists -- and mine's not there. What kind of deal is that?

Surprise Thursday, November 24, 2016     

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Why is Everybody Trashing Fake News? The real reason for the fall of the Empire State Building.

Chaos Sunday, November 13, 2016 (10 comments)     

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A sick people sick of themselves Trump's revolution doesn't cover even half of the rage rolling across America.

President Barack Obama runs down the East Colonnade Tuesday, October 25, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Obama's legacy: more chaos or more order? Calling all pundits: Which has prospered more under the Obama presidency: chaos or order?

Word To Mother Thursday, October 13, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Trump brings back the power of the word Trump's big mouth has lost him the election, but he's blazed a trail that a smarter Trump will soon follow.

Bashar al-Assad Friday, September 30, 2016 (4 comments)     

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Helpless Assad faces the Fates - as we do Assad has no more control over his fate than we do over the neocons.

Little Miss Muffet Activities Thursday, September 1, 2016     

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9-11 Why the comb-overs who planned it knew they'd get away with it. History will have a good word to say for the 9-11 Truth Movement.

San Diego Comic-Con International 2012: In the news Thursday, August 18, 2016     

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The Media giveth, and the Media taketh away The media has finally as one turned on Trump, though it certainly took them long enough.

rage Monday, August 8, 2016 (1 comments)     

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That day is almost here The Obama Administration is very soon going to look like the good ol' days.

Replace Insecure http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynamic/02936/Th18-France-Mor_TH_2936558e.jpg Wednesday, July 27, 2016     

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War just ain't what it used to be After a long easy run, now war is coming home to us.

Reporters Saturday, July 2, 2016 (10 comments)     

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Why do conspiracy theories abound nowadays? When reporters neglect their work, conspiracy theorists step in. The more neglect, the more theories.

Scarecrow Monday, June 20, 2016     

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Was the Orlando shooting real? Too many massacres share the same pattern: actors as witnesses, big money, invisible blood, etc.

Joy Love Peace Closeup Tuesday, June 14, 2016     

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Hillary the bleeding-heart peacenik Why are most conservatives so hard on Hillary Clinton?

River Floating - Wrangell-St. Elias Thursday, May 26, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Rubes cross Rubicon! Washington calm! The rubes cross their Rubicon and elect Donald Trump. Results delicious.

Hillary vs. Trump Thursday, May 5, 2016     

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Yowza, yowza: The Rassling Blond v. the Queen of Wall Street Hillary v. The Donald puts a new spin on the phrase, "the lesser of two evils."

like the end of the world Friday, April 22, 2016 (4 comments)     

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The world is NOT ending, They said so on TV. Worried about the end of the world? Read this.

Lefaucheux_revolver.jpg: File:Lefaucheux revolver.jpg - Wikimedia Commons Monday, April 4, 2016 (7 comments)     

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Do guns have a future? Guns will cede their place to a much worse general-usage weapon.

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