Biting the bullet & making a tough choice that feels like lancing a boil… in the brain.

As fun and accomplished as yesterday turned out to be, today, sadly, was not quite so accomplished. At least, not on paper... but emotionally it's been something else. All I managed to do yesterday, I think I'd be generous to say I'd gotten 1/4 of the same done today. I woke up an hour late … Continue reading Biting the bullet & making a tough choice that feels like lancing a boil… in the brain.

Operation Upgrade was a success for my feathered ones…finally. I’d crack open the wine to celebrate if I wasn’t so tired.

I fully expected my new cage to arrive around Friday and figured I had a few days to get some other stuff done. But when I checked my e-mail this morning, I was amazed that it was already on the truck and showing up today. Thus started a long morning of grocery shopping, getting some … Continue reading Operation Upgrade was a success for my feathered ones…finally. I’d crack open the wine to celebrate if I wasn’t so tired.

#077 Adopted Q: Is it the American Dream, or the American Myth?– American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t for These 8 Myths, by Lee Camp

I’ve had this question in mind a long time, and found an article that tries to give some well thought out answers in a concise way.

I personally don’t know how I feel about all the points brought up–yet–but EVERY ONE OF THEM deserves hefty contemplation.

There’s a reason plenty of people have been shaking their heads and saying “this doesn’t feel like my country anymore,” after all.

So, without further ado, I’ll let L.C. take it from here.

Rise Up Times

Worldwide, one in 10 people only make $2 a day. Do you know how long it would take one of those people to make the same amount as Jeff Bezos has? 193 million years. (If they only buy single-ply toilet paper.) Put simply, you cannot comprehend the level of inequality in our current world or even just our nation.

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By Lee Camp  Truthdig  TD ORIGINALS  July 25, 2018

Our society should’ve collapsed by now. You know that, right?

No society should function with this level of inequality (with the possible exception of one of those prison planets in a “Star Wars” movie). Sixty-three percent of Americans can’t afford a $500 emergency. Yet Amazon head Jeff Bezos is now worth a record $141 billion. He could literally end world hunger for multiple years and still have more money left over than he could ever spend on himself.

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#016–What did Bush II mean by “They hate us for our freedoms,” back in 2001?

We've got a trip into the way-back-when machine here, before the "catastrophuck" that is the America, early 2017 edition, but I can't help it. This phrase has been stuck in my head every time I think about Bush II/Dubya's administration. I always end up with this perplexed look on my face. When I first remembered … Continue reading #016–What did Bush II mean by “They hate us for our freedoms,” back in 2001?