Archive for September, 2015

ShadowProof – New Link

Posted: September 30, 2015 in -
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Kevin Gosztola has a project that’s very informative…

http://shadowproof.com/

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Arkansas Mom Exposes Common Core For The Nightmare It Is

This “Common Core” balderdash may be the coup de gras of the American experiment. The government just forced idiocy down the throats of a generation, while the rest of the world actually learns useful information. Such a grotesque betrayal of a nation is seldom seen. Someone with some sense is usually found somewhere in the chain? Right?

Expert Chroma Key Tips

Posted: September 29, 2015 in -
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This is everything you need to know about green/blue screens.

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Counterpunch has been a blatherpocalypse these past few months. For and against Sanders has been the hot-button topic.

This dude, Andrew Stewart, makes a great case for Sanders by making it easy to reject the hair-brained communist-manifesto rhetoric of himself, Andrew Stewart:

“I am by choice one who describes his politics as anarcho-syndicalist, which I feel has a more tenable chance of being achieved in this country than the parliamentary road.”

So a flavor of anarchist, but he then goes on to praise the Bolshevik revolution in Russia in any number of ways, like that was a noteworthy success we might emulate, only to take it much further this time…?

Stewart says:

“The nationalization of the banks and socialization of the means of production are bare essentials of any real socialist program, regardless of ideological tendency.”

This is false, as Scandinavian countries, and most of the western world for that matter, instituted countless social assistance programs without doing either. The demand to seize the “means of production” in a sweeping totalitarian maneuver is so radical on its face, and so impossible in reality–not to mention undesirable–that it would force a society that resembles North Korea or STASI Germany in order to implement it!

Verdict: Andrew Stewart’s prescription for humanity is a kind of 19th century totalitarianism. His criticism of Sanders is that Bernie is in no position to upend the entire economy of the planet, use military force and come marching in some sort of revolution to please the handful of diehard communists (or anarchists? he seems confused) who will accept nothing less.

So, perhaps Bernie is doing something right.

Trump-Kissing

People may be shocked to hear what The Donald has been saying recently.

“They want to start World War III over Syria. Give me a break,” Trump said at the State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.

Trump: GOP rivals want to ‘start World War III over Syria’

Obamacare’s going to be repealed and replaced. Obamacare is a disaster if you look at what’s going on with premiums where they’re up 40, 50, 55 percent,” replied Trump.

Is that even true? Anyone fact checking?

Trump continued, “I am going to take care of everybody. I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now.

Trump Proposes Replacing Obamacare with Government-Funded Universal Healthcare

Putin at the UN

Posted: September 28, 2015 in -
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Putin’s been consistent, forthright and on the side of International Law. The US has violated every International Law that exists with complete impunity for so long it’s absurd.

But we believe that attempts to undermine the authority and legitimacy of the United Nations are extremely dangerous. This can lead to the collapse of the entire architecture of international relations,” Putin said.In this case there would be no other rules left “but the rule of force,” he warned. The world would be dominated by “selfishness rather than collective work” and characterized by “dictate rather than equality.”

Note this phrasing:

“We should finally acknowledge that no one but President Assad’s armed forces and [Kurdish] militia are truly fighting Islamic State and other terrorist organizations in Syria,” he added.

Trevor Noah’s Big Moment

Posted: September 28, 2015 in -
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I clicked on this Bloomberg News provocative title to find a dozen incompetent grammatical errors. So, does the sloppiness of the author undermine the observations? This is relevant to how they’re all pre-judging Trevor Noah, who takes over at The Daily Show tonight.

Trevor Noah Finds Himself in a Political Straitjacket

I’m not a big fan of Jon Stewart, or The Daily Show, but he occasionally made good criticisms — and he occasionally pandered to war criminals. His mindless audience cheered for anything, like drones, head bobbers, a laugh track. It was all a bit surreal and dystopian.

But here is proof that Trevor Noah is a funny mother fucker.