Lawfare in Bolivia: Añez wants to Jail the Favored Candidate in the Coming Elections’, resumen-english.org, Ernesto Reyes, June 30, 2020
“Bolivia’s de facto president, Jeanine Añez, is losing more and more of her mask obscuring democracy that, with the complicity of the United States and the European Union, she had to put on to justify the violent overthrow of Evo Morales in November of last year.
‘Rethinking the Fourth of July’, Bill Bigelow, Rethinking Schools curriculum editor, Zinn Education Project co-director, huff-po, July, 2014
“But the yahoo of fireworks also turns an immensely complicated time in U.S. history into a cartoon of miseducation. For example, check out Ray Raphael’s “Re-examining the Revolution“ at the Zinn Education Project, an article that every history teacher should read before wading into the events leading up to 1776. Raphael analyzed 22 elementary-school, middle-school, and high-school texts and found them filled with inaccuracies — some merely silly, but others leaving students with important misunderstandings about U.S. history and how social change does and does not happen.
by anthony freda
The House passed the Senate version last night; they’d already agreed to. It’s long, but it needs to be, imo. Consider it a a rage of fury on behalf of the underclass.
‘The bipartisan “small business” swindle: Billions for the banks and corporations, pennies for workers and shopkeepers’ Barry Grey, 23 April 2020, wsw.org
A dozen years ago a friend who was teaching at a multi-disciplinary college (economics, philosophy, psychology, etc.) in Switzerland laughed about a study that demonstrated that people think that the things they believe…are true. Now run that my in your noggin for a few ticks…and see if you chuckle.
Now we all have cognitive biases, but sometimes we can tell that our opinions…are simply that.
Bingling, I hadn’t found a similar study, but one psychology site showed that we believe what we what to believe, as above. While The Truth is a moving target, especially scientific truths, there are also Facts at play in electoral political Brands, and my contention is that many of us tend to Trust The Brand, rather than dig deeper into it, or even discard annoying counterfactuals (past votes, Tweets, and other statements).
(she got her degree in ‘economics’, yanno…)
(click the pale blue hyperlink to andurudottext/ above for the awesome responses)
by Tweet for now; I’d been collecting links for the next episode in the coup against Morales.
(a reprise from 2013; I needed some more
Cowbell Bear Dance as an antidote to D-pression.)
One spring long, long ago, a man dreamt of A Bear. It told him that if he would go to a certain place in the mountains, The Bear would teach him something that would make him and his tribe stronger and wiser.
The man went to the place and saw the Bear standing on its hind legs and clawing the trunk of a large Ponderosa pine tree. When he approached, The Bear turned toward him, and began to move back and forth in a shuffling pattern. As he danced, he sang a song and spoke words of strength and wisdom to the man. The Bear said the man should go back to his people and teach them the dance and the song, and that they should celebrate the dance, and follow it with a feast. It would be a good thing for The People.
‘Return to Russia: Crimeans Tell the Real Story of the 2014 Referendum and Their Lives Since; Eva Bartlett traveled to Crimea to see firsthand out how Crimeans have fared since 2014 when their country reunited with Russia, and what the referendum was really like’ Eva Bartlett, Oct. 9, 2019, mintpressnews.com (CC w/attribution)
As it is CC, I’ll include it all (save for a few photos), as much of her first-person reporting on several of the key issues defy MSM stereotypes . (My bolds throughout)
one may find many distractions and entertainments. But
when you dig down inside…
you may find something heavy.
What is that heavy thing inside?
Does it have a name?
What tongue does it speak?
It speaks of pain.
I hear it.
How do I answer?
i guess you know
i think you know
i hope you know
that my love goes right down,
all the way, and, obviously,
all the way up.
You’ll find me at the bottom
and sometimes the top!
~ doug colwell
I’d received the following email a couple days ago:
‘Franklin Square and Munson Fire Commissioners Adopt a Historic 9/11 Resolution That Supports the Lawyers’ Committee Grand Jury Petition
“On Wednesday, July 24, 2019 an historic event happened concerning the investigation of the crimes of 9/11. Thanks to the long term commitment of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry there is presently a 52 page Petition for a Grand Jury investigation with 57 exhibits, acknowledged by the United States Attorney, Geoffrey S. Berman, in the Southern District of Manhattan, and now supported by a(n) historic vote of New York area Fire Commissioners.
‘Report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) says there’s an estimated 13,865 nuclear weapons in the hands of nine states’, Anna Ahronheim, June 17, 2019, jpost.com
I’m going to paste most of the author’s coverage of the report given that the technical information about the different kinds of fissile material used, the delivery systems, the numbers of nukes, etc. can be good to know. What doesn’t seem to be covered, and may not be knowable, is the yield of any of these nukes: blast radius, ‘equaling X tons of TNT’, and so on. My ignorance on the subject is almost total.
add what you’d like, although i might not to be able to read, watch, nor participate in any meaningful way, but other visitors may. ;-)
First, Las Vegas bookies are only offering 1-3 odds on bets that the will CIA take out one of its own (Juan Guaido) in a false flag event since the most recent version of the coup…has failed as well. Guaisoistas don’t even mind betting against the odds, even if they only get a buck on their $3 bets, a peso on a 3 peso bet: the stubs will be divine memorabilia.
‘Everything Was Done To Make Julian Assange’s Life Miserable’; In his first interview since Julian Assange’s arrest, WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson discusses the “disgraceful” detention of the platform’s founder, criticism of its links to Russia and what he describes as the “appalling” treatment of Chelsea Manning., spiegel.de, May 3, 2019
This isn’t an easy subject to want to know about, nor to write up, but knowing can serve us, and those we care about, far better than not knowing. I’ve received permission from the author of the following Cliffs Notes version of the second much longer exposé to use more than fair use guidelines. And the killer is seems to be an agricultural one.
‘Mystery Killer Spans the Globe’ by Robert Hunziker, April 12, 2019, counterpunch.org
breaking: ‘WATCH tear gas fired on highway near Caracas air base where Guaido appeared in video with soldiers’, rt.com
“Tear gas has been fired as clashes broke out in Caracas following a video released by US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, in which he called for a full-scale military uprising against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
i’ll let Tweets and video do the talking:
On the left-hand side of the EFT (Emo-free) site’s main page you’ll see: ‘What is EFT?’ with a drop down explanation that won’t copy paste. Given that, I’ve tried to find some of the contents of that, and ended up with an older page on ‘What is EFT? – Theory, Science and Uses’; A Refreshing New Use of An Established Process. It Often Works Where Nothing Else Will.’ Note: the basic protocols are all free.
[Caution: schadenfreude & satire hard-hat area]
First: ‘The Intercept shuts Snowden archive amid layoffs & outrage’, RT.com, 14 Mar, 2019
“First Look Media, the parent company of the Intercept, announced it will shut access to the archive of documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to cut costs as it plans to layoff 4 percent of staff.