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  • Disgust as Corporate Media and DC Politicians Gush Over Trump's New War
    • deborah conner 04/08/2017 at 1:22 pm

      And you choose msnbc to attack on this? and Nance, who has been trying to tell us about Russian intervention, the total lack of security online, since long before the election? Tell me again how awful Clinton would have been. I think you are tools.

  • Isolated Saudi Arabia pivots to Asia; but will it spread Extremism There?
    • deborah conner 03/22/2017 at 5:29 pm

      So. Oil, Trump, Russia, Tillerson, the Saudi Opec agreement to lower production and raise prices. This all seems to be about keeping oil in power, defusing the momentum for alternatives, Paris accord. Why isn't this the main entree on our what the hell is happening menu?

  • It is Comey who should be Investigated
    • The FBI knew well that Russia has us by the balls. Our security is illusion. News, banking, physical control of industry, your very city depends on the internet. So does the military.

    • deborah conner 03/22/2017 at 5:28 pm

      Press played into this disaster, even NYTimes. Remember the front page?link to

      Wasn't the "news" of the emails already leaked to Chaffetz? Imagine letting him frame the story -- and right before the election.

  • How Rupert Murdoch & Fox Created the Fake News Industry
    • And so the deal cut with the Saudis to stop flooding the oil market, making its value rise, the stock market rejoice.... and saving deeply carbon/oil-invested Russia. (And fracking invested America.) And what was bargained? The middle east shaped and culled to their liking--? Isn't this the real story that's being drowned out, barely a blip on the news? Where does it leave the American hawks on Iran? Do we avert that war, the new Crusades, anything, as we see the planet broil, livable land, water, whole populations and species disappeared? Whose gated community will be left standing? ( As we lose our way, living life behind glass screens, living dramas written by who? for what? rather than our own lives...)
      Americans ask -- freedom or security, what will you bargain? When what we all really desire and need is autonomy. A chance to live life. To pass life on

  • The Trump Golem Runs Amok
    • PS.
      Ryan told us as much:
      "I stand where I've stood all fall and all summer," Ryan said during an appearance on "Fox and Friends." "In fact I already voted here in Janesville for our nominee last week in early voting. We need to support our entire Republican ticket."

      He didn't say Trump. Pence is also the Republican nominee. TELL DONALD! He’ll tweetstorm!

    • So true. Trump: spawn in the Republican swamp, blessed with eye of Newt, musk of Fox, educated in the dark back woods of Roy Cohn. But maybe the masters have learned to play their golem. Trump has broken so many laws it will be easy to unload him. If elected, he goes down, Pence becomes Pres, the alt.right evangelicals who interpret the Bible as a magic book will have WH, SCOTUS, House. My God! It's always been the plan. TELL DONALD! He'll tweetstorm!

  • Does this Change Everything? Russia's first strikes on Syria from Iran Airbases
  • Sanders: "Tough Guy Trump" is afraid to Debate me
  • If World Refuses to Act on Carbon, Oceans Doomed to 'Irreversible' Damage
  • Kurdish Muslims abandoning Islam for Zoroastrianism in Disgust at ISIL/ Daesh?
  • BP Defends Tar Balls still washing up in Gulf
    • Keeping oil energy costs low sustains the use of oil. And so the flood of its production maintains its power and the power of those who produce it, even as its profit drops.

      Isn't that why the Saudi's are flooding the world with crude? That's what I'm asking here.

      Yes, of course, it's the means of production that determines the environmental impact. I'm hoping to get across the point that an individual's personal consumption of fossil fuel -- the choices they make re car, home heat, etc., -- is a fraction of the impact made by the production and delivery of all they consume.

    • Dr Cole,
      The use of fossil fuel as energy endangers us all, driving changes in water, land, air, and the resulting destabilization of entire regions. This is a given. Yet we continue to see denial by those who could address the problems, the corporate and ideological opportunists that take advantage with no thought of the future but their own empowerment. Such is the world. We're left only with the choices we make as individuals. As the Saudis, as government subsidized corporate oil, gas, coal continue to flood the world with ever cheaper fossil fuel, we work to invest in solar, wind, and energy effective homes and cars. But the far bigger portion of energy consumption comes from the things we buy. From industry, its methods of manufacturing and delivery. We know we can affect their behavior by making choices -- where we shop, our awareness of how we bring things into our lives. So we need information, actualities, and what we mostly get is spin. But this is exactly where we need to direct our energies -- knowing who makes stuff, how they make it, and that *they have the lion's share of impact in global warming*. You are one of the few people who even mention this.

  • All the Wars and Coups of President Ted Cruz
    • Here's his real danger. He knows how to run on emotion, keywords that get the juices of the disinformed flowing. We think to dismiss him with reason, facts, justice, fairness. Republicans know hate and fear gets people to the polls. Gerrymandering and voter suppression by race also helps. 

    • All of which demonstrates the logic of someone devoted to nurturing an Armageddon. Cruz is obsessed with self-fulfilling prophecy, and has been brought up to think himself anointed. link to
      This is his cognitive filter, the iron-clad belief that shapes his acts. I'm watching the end-time TV ministers salivate.
      A few weeks ago, we saw Scott Walker spin tales of the magic of Reagan's Bible, as if it were the Blutfahne, the Fahnenweihe style power of consecration. This is the psychosis infecting the Republican party.

  • GOP's Scott Walker: Pitches possible Syria War to make us Like Him
    • deborah conner 02/03/2015 at 4:40 pm

      Here's Walker's "boots on the ground" rah rah on youtube:
      link to

      Refreshing they way he's not allowed to get away with the usual name dropping puffery. So unlike the Rep Pres "debates"

  • Netanyahu Imported by GOP to ensure Iran War
    • deborah conner 01/22/2015 at 3:36 pm

      Americans need to turn on their over-the-air TV and stomach a sampling of the Fundamentalist Christian channels. Many are all out pushing for the "end-times" -- their self fulfilling prophecy(sic) (and of course cash cow). How frightening to think of the number in the present Congress who agree. I'm sorry to harp on this so often, but it seems no one pays attention. This cognitive filter is a psychosis, a distortion of reality, not religion.

  • Why the Founding Fathers thought banning Torture Foundational to the US Constitution
    • deborah conner 12/09/2014 at 6:27 pm

      Time for a John Yoo interview. Cue Colbert or Stewart, turkey basters and syringes for set decorations just to set the mood...
      Seriously, he has to answer.

  • 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

  • $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

    • 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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