Archive for February, 2013

Taliban protests sequestration cuts

By • on February 27, 2013 at 9:02 am

As Supreme Leader Mullah Omar explains here, it will devastate their budget – along with the Afghan “government” budget, the private wealth of senior members of the Karzai regime, and the Pentagon’s and CIA’s Afghanistan field operations, all of which are basically the same thing.

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This is what democracy really looks like: Sequester impact on Washington State

By • on February 25, 2013 at 5:35 pm

The national Republican Party’s fanatic, nihilist approach to cutting government spending – and refusing to pay for it when such spending benefits anyone but themselves and their 0.0001 % buddies – is set to result Friday in across-the-board federal spending cuts that are as random and stupid as they are wildly destructive. The idiotic media [...]

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Reclaim Our History: Feb. 16-28

By • on February 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm

32 Forgotten Heroes Feb. 16, 1833: Anastasio Aquino, indigenous rebellion leader, passes revolutionary laws in El Salvador. Feb. 17, 1944: Italy: Anarchist, freedom fighter Pietro Bruzzi captured and shot by the fascists. Feb. 18, 1847: Birth of Jean Baguet. French anarchist, sentenced in absentia to five years prison. 1887: Birth of Juan Peiro Belis, Barcelona. [...]

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All Along the Watchtower

By • on February 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Fans of the surprising-radical-for-American-network-TV CBS series “Person of Interest” recognize its dystopian premise immediately: a perhaps-speculative, perhaps-real contemporary world where a massive government surveillance apparatus and interlocking databases keep real-time watch on everyone, everywhere. “The Machine” was created as a terrorist-flagging response to 9-11; the dual tracks of the series are the weekly episodes of [...]

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Ways to Save the GOP

By • on February 6, 2013 at 5:58 pm

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Political Spectrum

By • on February 6, 2013 at 5:54 pm

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NRA Debate Tips

By • on February 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm

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Teachers Test the Seattle School District

By • on February 1, 2013 at 9:54 pm

When new Seattle School Superintendent Jose Banda was introduced last spring, a new era beckoned. No more of the cronyism that marked his predecessor’s regime; or the financial obtuseness that marred her predecessor; nor the willful obtuseness and contempt toward the concerns of parents, teachers, staff, and students that has been a fixture of Seattle [...]

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Reclaim Our History Feb. 1-15

By • on February 1, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Feb. 2, 1779: Anthony Benezet, French-born abolitionist and educator, who formed the first anti-slavery society in North America, refuses to pay revolutionary war taxes. 1905: Birth of Ayn Rand, “ojectivist” libertarian writer. Self-styled defender of the individual against the state and collectivism, she enthusiastically cooperated with HUAC and other McCarthyist government persecutions. Now the hero [...]

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