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{Philip A Farruggio is the son and grandson of Brooklyn, NYC longshoremen. A graduate of Brooklyn College ( class of '74 with a BA in Speech & Theater), he is a free lance columnist posted on World News Trust, Nation of Change Blog, Op Ed News,TheSleuthJournal.com, The Intrepid Report, Information Clearing House, Dandelion Salad, Activist Post, Dissident Voice, Counterpunch and many other sites worldwide. Philip works as an environmental products sales rep and has been a street corner protest activist leader and Green Party member since 2000. In 2010 he became a local spokesperson for the 25% Solution Movement to Save Our Cities by cutting military spending 25%. Philip can be reached at PAF1222@bellsouth.net}

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Feeding the BEAST, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 22, 2017
Feeding the Beast in Fantasy Land Once upon a time in a fantasy land there was a country similar to almost all the other countries around..........
Joker, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 16, 2017
Empire of Cards All that our 'Masters of Empire' can come up with is to threaten war. Even that will fail, as will this 'Empire of Cards'---unless---we push out the gang of them and pull back the empire.
Kiss My Bull, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 16, 2018
It's All Right Ma... I'm Only Bleeding! Many thanks to Bob Dylan's great song of the same name. What rankles me is how so many of my friends, neighbors and acquaintances seem to accept how far down the rabbit hole our Amerikan society has fallen.
support our troops, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 8, 2018
Amerka, the Cartoon Get wise folks!! Stop supporting this insanity, which will very shortly bankrupt us... BOTH FISCALLY AND MORALLY!!
Give me your money or your life., From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Two Party (One Party) Health Care Shuffle Ok kiddies. I refer to those of you out there who still believe in A) Santa Claus and B) This Two Party System of Government. Why? Well, for those of us who study what is called A) Truth and B) Facts that prove it, no one has ever seen either Santa Claus or this two party system of government being really adversarial on the key issues that go against this Military Industrial Empire.
NYC 1920, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 22, 2017
The Man in the Bathtub ---he decided to do what many young Italians chose to do, and he immigrated to the United States.
Vietnam War, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 18, 2017
Summer ' 67- Ignorance is Bliss Before I allow either of my sons to get drafted and sent to Vietnam, I will personally drive them to Canada and support them until they can come home!"
robota, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 6, 2017
Manchurian Candidate Amerikans When over half of our hard earned working-stiff tax revenue goes to the Pentagon and other 'black budgets' to fuel this beast of a military empire... I guess it's time to play some more solitaire.
Burning MAD, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 21, 2017
Amerika: The Mad Magazine of 2017 Mad Magazine Amerika will have more issues to excite you in the near future. After his disgraceful Charlottesville comments, the leash on 'The Donald' is tightening, too much for any demagogue to handle. Once the heat gets too hot---
The Parkin' Meters play Bob Dylan, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 9, 2017
People are Crazy & Times Are Strange andom acts of murder are on the rise, and not just the fake 'talking points finger pointing' at so called terrorists. No, too many mass murders are committed by obviously stressed out and emotionally disturbed people from a wide spectrum of demographics. It is easy to pin the blame on foreign terrorist groups for the craziness of domestic killers.
Sermon on the Mount, From FlickrPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 20, 2017
Have a Blessed Military Industrial Empire! We can read the history books about the Gilded Age in America (1870s to 1900) and perhaps realize that what we have now is even worse! To sit back and rely on 'blessing' each other or wait for this two party system to come to our aid....
It's A Wonderful Life (1946), From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 8, 2017
A Party to 'End All Parties'... Literally! Now, anyone with even a portion of logic in their minds knows that absolutes are for mathematical formulas... not real life. Factor out those who are from the class of mega-millionaire$, and the rest of us here in good ole' Americka are simply working stiffs.
From flickr.com: America, Love it or, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Fools for Phony Wars: "America, Love it Or..." "Just remember kid, if our president says we need to be there to fight the Commies, then the Marines go! I say, "America, love it or leave it kid. Semper Fi"."
WAG THE DOG (1997) - DONALD TRUMP (2016-17) IMDB: Wag the dog (1997) - imdb.com/title/tt01 20885/, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Wag the Morons!! During these trying times, for any of us with even an ounce of rationality, please go out and get the 1997 Barry Levinson film Wag the Dog. This satire ( is it really? ) was originally based on the sexual scandals around our president at the time, Bill ' Ignore my smirks ' Clinton. In reality, this film is really a testament to many of our presidents and how they use phony foreign threats to raise their poll numbers.
The Elephant is Always in the Room., From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 26, 2017
The Elephant Is Always in the Room Unbeknown to most Americans, over half of our federal taxes goes directly or indirectly for military spending.
Berlin Holocaust Memorial, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 3, 2017
See No Evil... Many of us live in Amerika and truly care about the America that has been stolen from us. The ' theft ' did not occur overnight, no, on the contrary it has been going on for as long as one can remember. This writer could literally ' fill a book ' with the events that have shaped this crime.
From flickr.com: Nation in distress, From Images
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 27, 2017
Memorial DAZE! Memorial Day will be an endless bunch of hogwash celebrations and remembrances to honor men and women who dutifully followed orders while never questioning the evil ones who controlled them. Ignorance is most certainly bliss!
What is he smiling about?, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 1, 2017
Working Stiffs: Stop Celebrating the Super Rich For all you Christians out there, it was the man you refer to as 'The Son of God' who stated: "Easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a rich man to get into heaven."
Ronald McDonald, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 16, 2018
When Will American Labor Connect the Dots? The private sector and non union (in most cases) workers were fed up of seeing their public sector counterparts getting better benefit packages and wage increases. I call it Innerclass warfare.
For Rent, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 2, 2017
Hey Landlord... Take a Hike!! Having spent almost 2/3 of my baby boomer's life living under the auspices of landlords, whether corporate or individual owned, it sucks! Why? Well, first off, with NO exceptions, the Land Lord (term taken right out of feudalism) always wishes to pay out as little money as they can get away with for the proper upkeep of the unit...period!
Marine Corp Flag, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 14, 2018
We Are Not At War! WE ARE NOT AT WAR!? The last time we were really 'At War' was December, 1941. All the rest of them were propaganda spins that, sadly, so many suckers kept falling for.
.I should welcome almost any war, for I think this country needs one., From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 21, 2017
The Peace Commandment Imperialism: "the policy, practice, or advocacy of extending the power and dominion of a nation especially by direct territorial acquisitions or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas; broadly: the extension or imposition of power, authority, or influence."
Strike League MMA Fighting Championship Event in Cedar Park (2017-04-08), From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 2, 2017
Violence Begets.... Amerika has, with each and every decade of my baby boomer's life, become more and more violent as a culture...When you have a nation that uses such violence on so many civilians in phony wars and foreign occupations, the Trickledown effect takes root. Look at how many of our young soldiers return home from using violence in our myriad of phony wars to then become violent to others.
We Can Shoot It!, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Children (and Grandchildren) of the Silver Legion Where were the resignations from every Jewish member of his cabinet, and for that matter, every member of his administration, if they have even a segment of historical knowledge of the German Nazi movement? How can we ever reach those young white kids who are attracted to such nonsense, if not for our leaders to react with vigor? Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.
Venue - One Trick Pony, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 6, 2017
We Should All be 'One Trick Ponies' Isn't it time for this $ 700 billion gorilla to be put back in its cage? Isn't it time to cut that ridiculous spending in half, for argument sake, and use the $ 350 billion to deal with those aforementioned needs we have? Imagine if we get our own economic house in order, get the hell OUT of the rest of the world with our jackboot and its WMD threats, and join in fair and balanced trade deals.
War, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 25, 2018
Nice Kids: Now March for War & Empire Control! ...impressive, with tens of thousands of good and decent young folks, in many cities throughout America, taking to the streets.
No Healthcare, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 9, 2017
Crippled With No Recourse: The Haircutter & The Clerk ...the Democrats refuse to get on board for a Medicare for All plan. They give the old blanket-blank-blank of how 'It won't pass, so why bother?'
Pink Floyd exhibition at the V&A, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 28, 2017
The Dark Side of the Empire One of rock's greatest albums is Pink Floyd's 1973 Dark Side of the Moon. This somber, surrealistic album paints a picture of what society has become, both 44 years ago and now. Such is this present Amerikan Empire, replete with our phony wars, excessive militaristic mindset and of course the drive for super wealth by greedy corporations and equally greedy individuals.
.308 AR-15, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Stooge Time for Amerika One recalls, when in the late 70s they rebroadcast the re-runs of The Three Stooges comedy show, aficionados of the show would shout out ' It's Stooge time! ' Well, sadly, after the latest school shooting in Florida, it is Stooge Time again.
ANTI-IMPERIALIST LEAGUE - Im Brie, From GoogleImages
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 8, 2018
Upside Down Mark Twain "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really believe it" - Mark Twain.
Image created from image crediting, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The Three Evils "But I suggest that we are now experiencing the coming to the surface of a triple prong sickness that has been lurking within our body politic from its very beginning. That is the sickness of the evils of racism, excessive materialism and militarism."
Image created from image crediting, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 2, 2018
Phil interviews Edward Curtin, discussing the movie "Network" Phil interviews Edward Curtin, discussing the movie "Network" - "exactly whats happening now".
From flickr.com: Noah tried to tell them, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 30, 2018
What Shall it Profit a Man..... Jesus, according to many various scriptures, was a man who 'Spoke Truth to Power' throughout his 33 years of earthly life. Regardless of whether one believes that he was God or the son of God...
Image created from image crediting, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 28, 2018
From an 8% Jewish Guy When you have weak minded individuals filled with misguided ideals and they notice that so called leaders give 'license by omission of outrage' you can have horrific blowback.
Walt's Background, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 24, 2018
Walt DeYoung, A lifetime of Caring... "Nuff Said"! Infirmed and using a walker he still went about his street corner activism undaunted. The man has always been downright amazing!
memories of the Sixties!, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 7, 2018
Six months In '68: A Drastic Awakening Fifty years has flown by for many baby boomers. So much has transpired, and yet, the first six months in 1968 were the foundation of my current political awareness.
Soup Kitchen - | Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Mary's Parish Albany, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 16, 2018
Happy ThanksGetting Day All the 'pomp and circumstance' revolving around this holiday is just that, to quote Ebenezer Scrooge (one month early) - Humbug! Of course, even the southern Colonial slaves and Northern 'indentured servants' of that era would be thankful to just have a roof over their heads and enough to eat each day.
From dreamstime.com: Salute Stock Illustrations -- 13,155 Salute Stock Illustrations , From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Veteran's Day - The Military Industrial Empire's Chess Game Times like this become a 'Catch 22' for we who dissent against this empire. If you mind your manners and keep your mouth shut as the hype and hypocrisy abounds all around you, you become almost as bad as them.
money, From PixabayPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 24, 2018
Money ( Always ) Talks ... And we suckers walk! Anyone who even occasionally checks current events knows how much money is spent on presidential elections. Each new cycle breaks the previous record, and on and on. Well, the ' buck ' ( no pun intended) doesn't stop there.
From youtube.com: BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING 2018 WATCH MY BLACK FRIDAY HAUL HERE!! youtube.com/watch? v=Jfri5rFv7Fo  Listen to Pretty Basic here! Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2Pgp7jV , From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Black Friday Amerika: 'Shop Till We All Drop'!! Many of my fellow Amerikans have been 'dumbed down'. The boob tube from the 1970s right up until present has completed its assignment of ridding the public of any real historical or counter mainstream political discourse or debate.
The Chief says
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 5, 2018
Don't Step in the Tawanka! All I can say is 'Tawanka'! Regardless of what congressional seat or what state the seat is in the formula is always the same. With this Two Party/One Party system both the Republicans and Democrats each have their candidates well scripted.
Chickenhawk, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 3, 2018
A ' Bolt' ( ton ) From the Past Bolton enlisted in the Maryland Army National Guard in 1970 rather than wait to find out if his draft number would be called.
Image created from image crediting, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Follow The Leader? As children we all probably played the game 'Follow the Leader'. Lots of fun and a purely safe game. Not so with this current low based political and social culture here in Amerika.
From youtube.com: What was the birth of Jesus like? Ever wonder what the birth of Jesus was really like? Or what the manger looked like? Or why there is always an ox and donkey as part of the Nativity story? Well , From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 20, 2018
Forget the Birth - Celebrate the 'Christ Man' !! What Jesus stood for was unconditional Love and forgiveness...and just as paramount: JUSTICE! As the old saying goes: "Let justice prevail or may the heavens fall!"
From youtube.com: US Army Basic Training, The Making of a Soldier PT 1, Reception Have you ever wondered what it's like to go through Basic Training today? So many improvements have been made recently to enhance the process of turning , From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 17, 2018
Who Needs Warriors? The Empire Does Send those men and women dressed in nice suits who run these phony wars to the hot desert's hornet's nest. Hand them the helmets and powerful killing instruments and let them act like the warriors that the commercials trumpet.
The ad said ' Management trainee, college degree necessary, no experience needed', From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 3, 2018
Working for the Man....Not the Masses One day on that job was enough for me. I went home and didn't show up the next day. What really hurt me was the fact that those workers didn't have the luxury that I still had. I lived at home and could move on whereas many of these folks couldn't.

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