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Hype or a Real Concern?

OK, so this country keeps getting weirder and weirder and more dictatorial all the time. They really are here, it just isn’t rumor any more.   This recently received from a friend. Right here in western Colorado: So, as I was about to park, I saw this vehicle, so I quickly got out of my car and took a picture as it drove by.  As the driver saw me do this, he slammed on the brakes, and asked, “Do you have a problem?”  To which I replied, “Just taking a picture. Is that illegal now?”  He then eked forward a few feet and stayed there in the middle of the road for about a minute and a half until a car...

Hype or a Real Concern?
posted on: Nov 28, 2013 | author: admin

Why Politics Fails

Why Politics FailsPosted: 11 Nov 2013 12:19 PM PSTNothing will change until we confront the real sources of power. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 12th November 2013 It’s the reason for the collapse of democratic choice. It’s the source of our growing disillusionment with politics. It’s the great unmentionable. Corporate power. The media will scarcely whisper its name. It is howlingly absent from parliamentary debates. Until we name it and confront it, politics is a waste of time. The political role of corporations is generally interpreted as that of lobbyists, seeking to influence government policy. In reality they belong on the inside. They are part of the nexus of power that creates policy. They face no...

Why Politics Fails
posted on: Nov 13, 2013 | author: admin