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  1. An English Sheep Farmer’s View of Rural America ...

    An English Sheep Farmer’s View of Rural America

    By JAMES REBANKS MARCH 1, 2017

    MATTERDALE, England — I am a traditional small farmer in the North of England. I farm sheep in a mountainous...
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    Russia Hysteria Those who lived through it or...

    Russia Hysteria

    Those who lived through it or who read history know we have always considered the Soviet Union, now Russia, to be a deadly adversary. Decades of fear, drummed into us from many...
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    Cont'd From Above MICHAEL HUDSON: Well, you...

    Cont'd From Above


    MICHAEL HUDSON: Well, you just used the word “reform.” When I grew up, and for the past century, “reform” meant you unionize labor, you protect consumers, and you regulate the...
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    The Fictitious Economy: Hiding How The Economy...

    The Fictitious Economy: Hiding How The Economy Really Works

    By Sharmini Peries

    Michael Hudson, author of the newly released J is for Junk Economics, says the media and academia use...
  5. Thread: Reminiscences

    by Atypical
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    What started out as adding a few tunes in...

    What started out as adding a few tunes in different places along the way from a newly-found band has morphed into a large number of posts showcasing them because they are very good. Over time they...
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    A Pleasant Conversation Until...

    This older couple was sitting outside on their porch one nice evening enjoying a fine bottle of wine.

    As they were enjoying the evening, the woman says “I love you”. The husband thinks about this...
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    Law Enforcement Has Been Using OnStar, SiriusXM...

    Law Enforcement Has Been Using OnStar, SiriusXM To Eavesdrop, Track Car Locations For More Than Fifteen Years.

    from the no-amount-of-premium-gasoline-will-buy-loyalty dept

    Thomas Fox-Brewster...
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    Cont'd Unreal. It reminds me of Hillary...

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    Unreal.

    It reminds me of Hillary Clinton’s response as head of newly elected U.S. President Bill Clinton’s health care task force when Dr. David Himmelstien, the head of Physicians for a...
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    How Pure Is Your Hate? Counterpunch, Paul...

    How Pure Is Your Hate?

    Counterpunch, Paul Street

    January 16. 2017

    Fellow workers and citizens, how pure is your hatred? It’s easy to hate on openly authoritarian, loathsome, right-wing...
  10. Russia Hysteria Infects WashPost Again: False...

    Russia Hysteria Infects WashPost Again: False Story About Hacking U.S. Electric Grid

    Glenn Greenwald

    The Intercept (link below)

    There have been a lot of accusations lately leveled against...
  11. Norman Bates 2.0: Starwood and Wynn are excited...

    Norman Bates 2.0: Starwood and Wynn are excited to hide a camera and microphone in your hotel room

    Hello from London! I’m back in my homeland for the first time in two years, visiting family and...
  12. Pharma Execs Arrested in Shockingly Organized...

    Pharma Execs Arrested in Shockingly Organized Scheme to Overprescribe Notorious Opioid

    By Ben Mathis-Lilley

    On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data showing...
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    The Great Flydini

    This was performed one time only on the Johnny Carson Show in 1992. It was a good thing they taped it, because it was never done again. Steve Martin, as The Great Flydini, and he doesn't say a word....
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    Cont'd Trump never tired of trash-talking the...

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    Trump never tired of trash-talking the system of which he was a proud and ornamental figurehead, and the fans on fairgrounds in Kentucky and Ohio screamed and stamped in agreement because...
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    Hostile Takeover by LEWIS LAPHAM DECEMBER 9,...

    Hostile Takeover

    by LEWIS LAPHAM
    DECEMBER 9, 2016

    “The populace may hiss me, but when I go home and think of my money, I applaud myself.”

    —Horace, Epistles

    It’s been a month since the...
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    More Market Fraud

    Bombshell Dropped in Federal Court: Proof of a Silver Market “Mafia” Among Big Banks

    By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: December 8, 2016

    Lawyers representing traders who allege they were ripped...
  17. Recently, the Washington Post, in the past a...

    Recently, the Washington Post, in the past a somewhat well-regarded newspaper, ran a story about 200 sites that were alleged supporters of Russian propaganda. The "evidence" for this claim was...
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    Cont'd MW: No way at all. It's a bluff. They...

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    MW: No way at all. It's a bluff. They don't have the force, and what are they going to do? Come in there and kick us off? We are there to support the tribes, if they [law enforcement] want...
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    Dakota Access: 2,000 Veterans Head to Support...

    Dakota Access: 2,000 Veterans Head to Support Protesters, Offer Protection From Police

    Q&A with Michael Wood Jr., a former Marine organizing a large veterans group headed to N.D.: 'If they want to...
  20. Thread: Reminiscences

    by Atypical
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    This band says it plays music for your brain and...

    This band says it plays music for your brain and your booty. I checked. It's true. Now, for your thinking and dancing pleasure here's...

    Snarky Puppy

    Young Stuff
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    Cont'd Of course there are fundamental...

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    Of course there are fundamental differences between Obama’s version of “change” and Trump’s. But at a high level of generality — which is where these messages are often ingested — both were...
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    Cont'd Beyond the Brexit analysis, there are...

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    Beyond the Brexit analysis, there are three new points from last night’s results that I want to emphasize, as they are unique to the 2016 U.S. election and, more importantly, illustrate the...
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    Democrats, Trump, And The Ongoing Dangerous...

    Democrats, Trump, And The Ongoing Dangerous Refusal To Learn The Lesson Of Brexit

    Glenn Greenwald

    THE PARALLELS BETWEEN the U.K.’s shocking approval of the Brexit referendum in June and the...
  24. Proposal To Allow First-Year Resident Physicians...

    Proposal To Allow First-Year Resident Physicians To Work 28 Hours In A Row Puts Residents, Patients, Public At Risk Of Serious Injury, Death

    Nov. 4, 2016

    Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose ACGME...
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    Too Smug to Jail 'The Economist' issues a...

    Too Smug to Jail

    'The Economist' issues a myopic defense of the white-collar criminal

    By Matt Taibbi

    As we reach the close of an election season marked by anger toward the unaccountable...
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