Archive for May 31st, 2017

Trump Able to Cljjryff

2017/05/31

(New Yorker::Borowitz Report) – Andy Borowitz:

Donald J. Trump tweeted early Wednesday morning that his practice of sleeping only four hours a day was having no impact whatsoever on his ability to cljjryff. …

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Truth About War

2017/05/31

(The Intercept) – Jon Schwarz:

Wars are less about conflicts between societies than about conflicts within societies. Every country has a militaristic right-wing, and nothing helps that right-wing triumph over their domestic enemies more than a state of war. And just like a pharmaceutical company that doesn’t want to cure diseases when managing them is so profitable, their top priority is never bringing the war to an end, but maintaining and expanding their power within the country. …

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The Problem is Civil Obedience

2017/05/31

(Information Clearing House) – Howard Zinn:

I start from the supposition that the world is topsy-turvy, that things are all wrong, that the wrong people are in jail and the wrong people are out of jail, that the wrong people are in power and the wrong people are out of power, that the wealth is distributed in this country and the world in such a way as not simply to require small reform but to require a drastic reallocation of wealth. I start from the supposition that we don’t have to say too much about this because all we have to do is think about the state of the world today and realize that things are all upside down. …

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Matt Damon reading Howard Zinn: The Problem is Civil Obedience