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  • 3rd Possibility: Coming Civil War in West Bank/ Jerusalem?
    • deborah conner 11/19/2014 at 2:45 pm

      We're assuming that the incoming Congress will listen to the majority of the American people. They are skewed far to the right, and many (Cruz for instance) believe in a strange interpretation of literal Biblical prophecy, the same of which helps to fund those new squatter settlements. Israel is a only a pawn in their imagined New Jerusalem. We need to speak about these things -- to stop those on all sides who seek all out war.

  • Jon Stewart Talks Press Freedom at Rosewater Premiere
    • Jon Stewart's Rosewater was brilliant. 2 points to take away: Revolutions have to grow up, and (and this is on all sides, esp since Nov 4) we are ruled by unimaginative men.

      ***

      "In this world, there is nothing softer or thinner than water. But to compel the hard and unyielding, it has no equal. That the weak overcomes the strong, that the hard gives way to the gentle -- this everyone knows. Yet no one acts accordingly."
      ~ Lao Tse

  • Top 5 Disasters If GOP Senate derails Iran talks
    • deborah Conner 11/14/2014 at 5:52 pm

      Scariest to me is that so many in power believe Biblical end time prophecy -- literally believe it -- and now hold the power to shape their nightmare into reality. (And those who don't "believe" have been willing to play along to get into power. Remember John McCain courting John Hagee?) "I'm driven with a mission from God," Bush told us. "God speaks through me." How is this not psychosis?

  • How a Republican Congress could Entangle the US further in the Middle East
    • All this, the background of changing to non-carbon based renewable energy -- questions of the forms it will take, who will control it, how do we bridge our way there. Questions of mass protocol. We need science and cooperation -- wisdom -- to guide us, but have instead people (both human and corporate) with unimaginable wealth and a proven myopathy shaping direction and policy. I fear the Republicans will continue to be unable to control their own party, their Tea Party monster armed to the teeth and disinformed, the C St. patriarchs and Ted Cruz, hell-bent to bring jesus (tm) back to rule. There's no rational dealing with people who see you as their devil. I don't want to see them that way, but camps of bitter opposition seems to be the atmosphere created to rule the masses. Democracy requires individuals, and we don't seem to be able to get to the polls. A time of chaos. But when was it ever easy?

    • deborah Conner 11/05/2014 at 9:50 am

      John Hagee is jumping for joy. And I am terrified. Yes, they will push for war. What was essentially oil driven -- the courting and shaping of fundamentalism on all side -- is now become their Frankenstein monster. Cruz believes he is the anointed one. All sides, religion ruled by self-fulfilling prophecy. I've been following this story for years -- link to themoonsfavors.blogspot.com

  • $22 Billion to Fight ISIL in same Year Congress cut $8.7 bn in Food Stamps
    • deborah conner 10/01/2014 at 2:56 pm

      ISIL. Muslims who destroy Mosques? Their own historical artifacts? Makes no sense. Only Oil explains it all. As we change to new forms of energy, these corporations have again shown themselves morally bankrupt. We have to get out from under them. Vote -- and remember every dollar you spend also empowers something. One by one, we step to our future.

  • Middle East "Allies" decline to Commit Forces, Resources against ISIL
    • Deborah Conner 09/13/2014 at 4:03 pm

      As Jon Stewart pointed out, "our" coalition looks awfully Christian. Who really wants this "holy war"? Who does it benefit?

      Let's get off oil. Lean towards the light. (Good motto for solar!)

  • Israelis Alarmed as al-Qaeda Captures Golan, UN Peacekeepers
  • Iraq: If Terrorists hit Southern Iraq oil fields, $5-$7 a gallon Gas?
    • deborah conner 08/23/2014 at 6:02 pm

      As ever. So much we don't know.

    • deborah conner 08/23/2014 at 1:18 pm

      Yes, of course. But this is part of paying its true cost of production. The strife of destroying cultures, human beings. All the blood on the money. If we can see our connection, our part, we can disempower oil.

    • deborah conner 08/23/2014 at 1:15 pm

      This would please John Hagee and the American Taliban to NO END.

    • deborah conner 08/22/2014 at 2:45 pm

      Big silver lining here. We need to lose our addiction to oil as an energy source, and protect the reserve for pharmaceuticals, etc. Paying the true cost of oil puts the economics in perspective which helps accelerate the development and use of alternative energy. It would also, one hopes, help people in the US see the need for Congress to actively lead and do its job, rather than serve ideologies of -- where to begin? But so many problems to solve, which means people need to come together constructively. Lets.

  • Israel Bombs Gaza back to Stone Age: Razes only Power Plant & Plunges Strip into Darkness
    • Deborah Conner 07/30/2014 at 2:24 pm

      So what do the masters of expanding the borders have to say about all this? John Hagee and friends, and the many enRaptured Messianics and C St. types in the US House?

  • Night of Destiny in Palestine: A Third Uprising?
    • If they can sue the president.... One of the reasons Roger Ailes and Murdocian Fox friends call their handiwork entertainment is that labeling it as news requires actual responsibility for what they say. Or so we (O Democracy) hold dear. Disinformation that's documented, deliberate, professionally marketed -- isn't it like yelling fire in a crowded theater? I'm no attorney, but -- this goes beyond the obvious culpability of the viewer. We live in a world where Beck and Rush teach "history" and actual teachers of history, those essential high school courses, are hamstrung by teaching to tests. Those bound for college take advance placement classes and never read another book.

  • Rand Paul to Rick Perry: Why Send US Troops to an Iraq that Won't Defend Self?
    • Rand Paul, like Ted Cruz, has been "anointed" as god's chosen in the Messianic camp. Experience has shown us he'll say whatever needs to be said to be elected. Nothing more frightening than the more equal in the service of self fulfilling prophecy
      link to youtube.com

    • Deborah Conner 07/15/2014 at 6:38 pm

      Right on, Mr. Perry, send them all BOOTSTRAPS!

      The thing is, the Republicans know there is a such a filter bubble going on in America, the internet, the Murdochian empire, that they can say anything they like and know it will be heard and undisputed by their self-enraptured evil empire believing followers. Clips of his and the other anointed ones, Cruz and Paul, will be trumpeted to the faithful, proof that they are right. A third of the people in this land believe in devils and Evil. Why not Rick Perry?

  • ABC News' Diane Sawyer Mistakes Stricken Palestinians for Israelis
    • 86 tweets, 134 facebook shares, google+2. And this is important to know.

      "In his fascinating book Carbon Detox, George Marshall argues that people are not persuaded by information. Our views are formed by the views of the people with whom we mix. Of the narratives that might penetrate these circles, we are more likely to listen to those which offer us some reward. A story which tells us that the world is cooking and that we’ll have to make sacrifices for the sake of future generations is less likely to be accepted than the more rewarding idea that climate change is a conspiracy hatched by scheming governments and venal scientists, and that strong, independent-minded people should unite to defend their freedoms.~George Monbiot"

      Again, we see the internet, its social networking, acting more as insulator and filter. What a great loss, all of us pawns, simply grazing.

  • Bring Back our Children: Palestine-Israel Children's Crusade by the Numbers
  • Why you need an EV: Radicalism in Iraq Menaces the World's most Important Oil Fields
    • Divest, divest from oil. I love what the Harvard students are doing.
      Have a look. What's in your mutual fund, ira's.
      Divest, divest. It's the most effective way to steer energy.

    • deborah conner 06/24/2014 at 1:42 pm

      You say: I have avoided about 2 tons of carbon dioxide pollution so far this year. Each American on average produces 16 tons of CO2 each year, though just driving and powering one’s home is much less than that (the extra comes from the factories that make the things we buy) [...]

      So to really make an impact, we need to encourage companies that go solar. They need to get their mad men on this, and we need to create a reverse boycott movement: buy from solar powered companies.

  • Koch Bros. Laguna Beach Black Sabbath targets Green Energy Activists with Greenbacks
    • Deborah Mattingly Conner 06/22/2014 at 12:16 pm

      David Koch has said in an interview that he does "God's work." Very dangerous, very inflated. Like Ted Cruz, blinded by self-fulfilling prophecy.

  • Obama and the End of Al-Qaeda
    • Thanks for this and all your work. You've been the sane voice we could turn to, helping us see through walls of disinformation.
      PS. May we all, east west north south, be protected from Theocracy.

  • Sea Water for Honolulu Air Conditioning
  • MSNBC's Phil Griffith the Worst Person in the World, as Olbermann Joins Donahue, Banfield
    • Ask Cicero.

    • They ARE the wind that blows. Corporate owned, they create the hunger, the thirst for what they deliver. They create their own truth. How often was Keith the rare bit of sunlight. Look back.

      Turn them off.

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