Monthly Archives: February 2013

War as Theft

BPR Quote of the Day: “Of course it is tempting to close one’s eyes to history and instead to speculate about the roots of war in some possible animal instinct:  as if, like a tiger, we still had to kill … Continue reading

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One Thousand Days When One is Too Many By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers/Nation of Change/ Feb. 24, 2013 Please note: Although the protest activities described in this October 2011 newsletter article have already taken place this past weekend, the … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Kill?

BPR Quote of the Day: “If there were no external means of dulling their sensibilities, half of mankind would shoot themselves without delay, for to live in opposition to one’s reason is the most intolerable condition. And that is the … Continue reading

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“Let Us Not Become the Evil That We Deplore”

A bit of history: “The Authorization for Use of Military Force,” sailed through Congress just three days after September 11, 2001.  It was passed 98-0 in the Senate, and 420-1 in the House, and remains in force today, justifying  killing … Continue reading

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Chuck Hagel’s Questionable Election Wins

This  article by Thom Hartmann from ten years 0ld ago seems relevant (or at least interesting) as former Senator Chuck Hagel awaits confirmation as Secretary of Defense: “If You Want To Win An Election, Just Control The Voting Machines” By … Continue reading

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Somebody Tell the Government

BPR Quote of the Day: “There is no inverse relationship between freedom and security. Less of one does not lead to more of the other. People with no rights are not safe from terrorist attack.” Molly Ivins

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It’s Time to Choose: Democracy or Plutocracy?

By Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report The ease with which Harry Reid capitulated to Mitch McConnell on filibuster reform has me worried about a lot of things concerning the Democratic Party, in particular the elections in 2014 and beyond. … Continue reading

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…And Rent Is $2

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