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the $484 billion coronavirus 3.5 deal: what’s in it & what ain’t

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
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belief, faith, and truth in electoral political Name Brands

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).
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the most hilarious twitter thread i’ve ever seen, bar none

(she got her degree in ‘economics’, yanno…)

(click the pale blue  hyperlink to andurudottext/ above for the awesome responses)

a bit o’ fun with the british monarchy & family

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Breaking News: Evo Morales Resigns

by Tweet for now; I’d been collecting links for the next episode in the coup against Morales.

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Ute Bear Dance images

(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.
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eva bartlett commits actual journalism in Crimea


‘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)
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something a father wants his daughter to know

Being alive
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

from the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry

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.
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SIPRI: Israel has close to 100 nuclear warheads


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.
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jeezum crow; time to head back to VZ…& Iran…& China again?

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.
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an interview with WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Hrafnsson

‘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
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a PSA: there’s a fungus amungus

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
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coup underway in VZ

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.
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words fail: Julian Assange has been arrested

i’ll let Tweets and video do the talking:

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a primer on Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT™)

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.

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Pierre’s Intercept Shuts Down Access to Snowden Trove

[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.
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Likely sabotage of VZ hydroelectric power plant

‘Venezuela blames sabotage & ‘US electricity war’ after major power outage’, RT.com, 8 Mar, 2019

“Thousands of commuters in Caracas had to walk home as a power outage shut down the capital’s subway, resulting in massive traffic jams.The lights also went out in the largest airport of Caracas.

The outage was caused by “deliberate sabotage” at the Guri hydroelectric power plant, which provides most of the country’s energy, local media reported. The presumed saboteurs are likely linked to the US-backed opposition, Venezuela’s electric energy minister, Luis Motta Dominguez, claimed on national TV.
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she’s leaving home

(a vignette)

She sat on the bed in her sister’s room.  Linda had left for college a few weeks before, and she had finally been allowed to move into her large lavender room with the ruffled curtains framing the picture windows that looked out onto East Twin Lake. She watched the occasional Sailfish or Sunfish skimming along the glassy surface, carefree as the white geese who would beat their wings backwards floop, floop while they blew along the water hoping for a soft landing.
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