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    Economist Michael Hudson Points Out Greece's Debt Is Odious And Illegal

    Michael Hudson is a professor of economics at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He has been an advisor in helping with this debt crises in Europe. He wrote a very good article for Counterpunch a few days ago and there is a follow up video interview that I think will help explain some missing information that is not being talked about right now concerning the Troika and Greece. 

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    Tumblr and its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad society

    Roleplaying. The word normally conjures to the mind, images of middle-aged men playing Dungeons and Dragons with each other. Not anymore. Today, many kinds of people roleplay as fictional characters online, with brand-new terminology strictly for that fandom, and bizarre rules in societies that only online Internet addicts like myself will understand.

    Bernie Sanders and the Black Vote-July 2015 Edition

    Bernie Sanders has a history of fighting for Civil Rights, but his record is not well known in the black community. Hillary Clinton has name recognition in the community and many black legislators and acquaintances who can serve to verify her connections to the community. little things matter. Joe Biden searching out "Mouse" at the 2012 NAACP Convention was hilarious but sent a subtle message that Biden was connected. Hopefully, we will see similar connections from Bernie Sanders. The black vote is critical for lack presidential candidates.

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    Allen Grayson Announces For US Senate.

    He will be running against Patrick Murphy an other House Rep from Florida in the Democratic Primary. He announced this week with this video. 

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    Florida Supreme Court Orders Congressional Districts Redrawn

    The League of Women Voters filed this case 5 years ago after the GOP held Legislators failed to follow the Fair Districting state constitutional amendment. Instead they held secrete meetings and sent emails to political operatives and pretending to comply with the law. The results was gerrymandered districts.   It has been fought all the way up the court system and now 8 congressional districts have been ordered to be redrawn and submitted to the court for approval.  

    JEB says "work longer hours".

    True to his Bush genes Jeb has just uttered what is not only the table prize of all Bush out-of- touch commentaries but ignores the true problem of our economy---substandard growth caused by the misguided austerity policies of his own Republican party.

    His comment was, reportedly, when asked about how to achieve 4% growth---"It means that people need to work longer hours and, through their productivity, gain more income for their families."  Joseph and Mary, the Pope and Lucifer, where do you start?

    Work longer hours, who the heck is he kidding? Americans already work longer hours than most any other developed country. How far out of touch do you have to be from the average worker in this country to utter such nonsense?

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    ARGUING WITH DUCKS

    Duck Dynasty is currently filming some movie about the importance of JC in our lives. During this interview with one of the ducks, we are informed that every time we ‘sign a calendar’, we affirm the existence of not only the ‘True God’ but our belief in JC.

    I do not know about you folks, but I cannot recall the last time that I signed a calendar.

    There is some truth in what the duck says, as we can discover by examining our current calendar.

    Greece and a global anti-austerity movement.

     

    Could the OXI vote on the Greek referendum on Sunday be the beginning of something big? I mean a kind of beneficial contagion, a world wide movement, something which would impact nations and continents, that would reverse wealth concentration and focus on the problems of slow growth and unemployment of the youth---not to mention address abject poverty in many parts of the world? Howard Fineman thinks something's afoot in the Greek referendum---as he writes in an article today, The beginning of the Great Austerity Backlash.

    The Search for Black Confederate Soldiers

     I've only just started looking in earnest for evidence of African-American soldiers in the Confederate army. William Richter(The A to Z of the Civil War and Reconstruction) claims that they were all over the place, but he cites no sources, so forget him.

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    What Is Next For Greece After The "No" Vote Landslide?

    According to MSM, Europe is in shock following the Greek "No" vote on Sunday. Euro has taken a fall in trading.  Summits are being called to discus what is next. 

    To deal with the liquidly problems in the Greek banks;

    “If necessary, we will issue parallel liquidity and California-style IOU’s, in an electronic form. We should have done it a week ago,” was the quote attributed to FinMin Yanis Varoufakis on Sunday, after the victorious “no” vote.

    http://www.infobalkans.com/2015/07/05/varoufakis-hints-parallel-currency-cites-california-s-past-iou-scheme 

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    Being the Problem and the Solution

    One of Herbert Blau quotes of which I am fond:

    If you're not part of the problem, you not part of the solution

    For me, at least, this means in essence one has to work from within the corrupt system in order to make a significant change.

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    some of my stories (hello guys, long time no see)

    A/N:Another little oneshot centered around an AU Game of the Future, where Izaya leaves the Wizarding World much later and is canon age. Some differences from the main plot, but basically the same. More of Izaya's views on things, and what not. Harry/Izaya will have more sociopathic traits at a younger age and in this one, he just leaves and is integrated into his family later, meets Shinra and Shizuo later, so just expect everything to happen...and some anti-Hogwarts rants. Oneshot only, sorry.

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    Non Biblical Origins of a Christian Nation

    Nation: A people who share the same lies about their past, hatred of their present neighbor, and illusions about the future. 

    --Ernest Renaud

    The myth that America was founded on Christian principles is so embedded in the psyche of our nation that questioning it's veracity is considered blasphemy. Many patriotic Christians point to biographies, autobiographies, and the Constitution instead of the Bible to validate this claim; what they disconnect is the fact that most Revolutionary history was written from the perspective of politicians and generals. It doesn't take a very smart person to understand that history told from the top down doesn't reflect the views of the average person. The native, the slave, the housewife, or the poor would have a different view of the same events based on their social positioning. This isn't a relativist argument. If we can't look at the past objectively, how can we look at our present condition with all of the emotions associated with our individual beliefs, critically?

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    Bernie Sanders Is Sending A Wake Up Call With A Record Breaking Crowd

    Tonight in Madison, Wisconsin, 10,000 to 13,000 people turned out to hear Bernie Sanders give his stump speech. So far this is the largest crowd that has turned out for any current presidential candidate. He has been packing them in and his campaign people have been changing venues to largest ones that is available on scheduled stops. They had to broadcast his speech outside of the building to the crowd out side that could not get in. 

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    Anyone Else Overdosing?

    If you're like me, you may have overdosed on the subject of gay marriage the last few days. I am only affected in that I am saddened when any group of people does not have the same rights as everyone else. In the context of the SCOTUS decision, I don't see it as a religious issue. Each individual religion will decide that for themselves. Even within the Christian community there is division. Some churches have accepted it, some haven't, and some are still wrestling with the issue.

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    METAMORPHOSIS & TERRORISM

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    One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from  anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug.

    (Franz Kafka)

    http://www.kafka-online.info/the-metamorphosis.html

    Robert Burns (no not that Robert Burns you Gaelic idiots) has written a book entitled:

    Kafka's Law

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?326474-2/robert-burns-kafkas-law

    If you bother to watch this wonderful Q & A, you will see that the focus of Mr. Burn's tome seems to be on Kafka's The Trial, which might be deduced from the title of the professor's book.

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    The Multiple Lenses of History

    Tim Wise defined lynching as, "the extra judicial killing of any person". There was a period in this country where every 2 1/2 days a black man, woman, or child was hung from a tree. I write these words knowing that I'm the second of my parents children born without a legal challenge to my rights as a human being. My parents went to segregated schools. The history many of my patriotic friends want me to understand happened during the civil war; the history I can't get them to talk about is much closer. It took the south seventeen years to fully integrate schools after the Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas decision.

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    Much Ado About Nothing

    The internet is blowing up with unhappy comments from Christians about the the SCOTUS decision on same sex marriage.

    I don't get it.

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    Bite The Bullet

    Guns don't kill people, people kill people.

    That's true. Unless you get pistol-whipped or somebody throws it at your head really hard, the gun won't kill you. What tears through flesh, arteries, organs and bone leaving a person dead or dying is the bullet.

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    ObamaCare ... Scalia and Jiggery . . .

     

    From our friend Charles Gaba...

    He's the leading numbers cruncher at his acasignups.net


     

     

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    If Greece owes money to Germany, doesn't Germanuy owe money to Greece?

     

     

    On a morning when we learn that you may lend to Greece at ten percent more per annum than a loan to Germany, may we not enquire as to the relative equities between these parties if history is weighed in the balance?

     

    The Charleston Massacre and the Confederate Flag

    Dylann Storm Roof is a White Supremacist who "had to kill" nine African-Americans. He was convinced that blacks were raping his women and taking over the world. He told friends of his plans to do harm. No friend voiced an alert. His father provided him the weapon as a birthday present despite Dylann's drug abuse and run-ins with the law. He could feel that his actions were sanctioned. In the background of his planning, he could see the Confederate battle flag flying over state grounds. He knew that South Carolinians celebrated the flag that was created as a symbol of a terrorist movement based on slavery and that blacks were not the equal of whites. The founders who fashioned the symbol took pride in being the first nation based on the inequality of the races. Roof was simply putting into practice the White Supremacy supported by his state.

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