What do Foreign Correspondents Think of the U.S.? (video from The New Yorker)

This just happened to pop up in my YouTube feed this morning and I had to watch it several times. It's what the title says, and it's enlightening and disheartening all at the same time. Journalists are not the freaking enemy of the people. They are OF the people more than the damned politicians, for … Continue reading What do Foreign Correspondents Think of the U.S.? (video from The New Yorker)

Q #149: What might Donald Trump do between Election Day & Inauguration Day?

77 days. 11 weeks. That's how far between Election Day and Inauguration Day. This post is a hypothetical because I've got every finger and toe crossed that Dump loses and Biden will be sworn in at noon on January 20th, 2021. I'm operating under that assumption for the next few hundred words. I'd like to … Continue reading Q #149: What might Donald Trump do between Election Day & Inauguration Day?

A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trumps testing of America, by Philip Rucker & Carol Leonnig

My Copy: 9781984877499 (image from bn.com) This one was a tough read. Not that it was overly complicated or anything, but it was like reading Fear all over again, but with a broader view. Sifting through the catastrophuck that is the Trump Administration a second time around (and I haven't even gotten to Rage yet)... … Continue reading A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trumps testing of America, by Philip Rucker & Carol Leonnig

On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War & Society, by Lr. Col. Dave Grossman

My Copy: 9780316040938 (image from bn.com) I've had this book on my shelf a few years, and was planning to get to it eventually, but deaths at the hands of police made me pick it up right away. I had taken far longer to get through it than I thought I would, largely because I … Continue reading On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War & Society, by Lr. Col. Dave Grossman

Q#119– What is going through the mind of a person who is arguing with another in public, and then pulls out a gun?

This one is bothering me for a lot of reasons. It makes me sad to think of the injuries and deaths occurring because of gun violence, naturally. More than that, it makes me very annoyed and afraid that this seems to pop up at least once a week on the local news. Just this morning … Continue reading Q#119– What is going through the mind of a person who is arguing with another in public, and then pulls out a gun?

#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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