HomeUncategorized6/16 News Roundup and Open Thread

91
Leave a Reply

avatar
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
Audio and Video Files
 
 
 
Other File Types
 
 
 
57 Comment threads
34 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
7 Comment authors
orlbucfanwi61Don midwesthumphreyhumphrey Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
WindDancer13

It is imperative that you fit in!

Don midwest
Don midwest

Clive Hamilton, public intellectual in Australia

Ethics prof and more. Written about climate and recently wrote a book about the Chinese communist influence in Australia. Got much of his info from Aust. Chinese who don’t want Beijing influence. His recent book translated into Chinese and a big seller in Au.

On his twitter feed he posted a video on Tienanmen square massacre which has been covered up in mainland China.

https://t.co/1wchRNAX01

polarbear4

“But the resolution falls short of declaring the establishment of a settlement, and no money has yet been earmarked for construction.

Political opponents of the scheme have also noted that, legally, no new localities can be established before Israel’s elections in September.

“Anyone who reads the fine print in this ‘historic’ decision will understand that this is nothing more than a nonbinding, fake policy,” former cabinet secretary Zvi Hauser told the Times of Israel.”

Hopeful take, but the settlements seem to roll ever outward.

polarbear4

oh man.

polarbear4
WindDancer13

Sorry, page does not exist.

humphrey

Strange! Here is the tweet.

WindDancer13

Thanks! So in spite of MSM blackouts and/or lopsided reporting, Bernie is doing well. I wonder if people question that when MSM is so wrong on this issue, is it possible they are wrong on others.

polarbear4

WindDancer13

Does everyone here know this? You do not have to answer all the questions on the census . . . including the citizenship one (if it is not removed). Now to get the word out, especially in Spanish. If those who are not Spanish and/or other targeted groups also refuse to answer that question, it would be a middle finger to the Establishment.

PS. I used “Spanish” when referring to cultural groups loosely.

humphrey

humphrey

I guess that it is time to wish wi60—->wi61 a happy birthday.👍😁

polarbear4

Happy birthday to wi60! 🎉🍭🦜🦜

humphrey

If I understand this correctly happy birthday pb4.

polarbear4

not me. Sorry. I didn’t read it carefully at first and was thinking it was wi60 and spouse. i got it, now and am wishing wi a 🥳. 😂😂😜

wi61

Thx all, Just getting back from that and fathers day combined weekend, so catching up from Friday, Sat and todays threads. Just out of curiosity anyone get their Bernie stickers that he was giving away? I did apply for one- maybe a limited supply?

orlbucfan

Not yet. It usually takes a few weeks.

wi61

Thx orl Believe it or not a lot of political first’s for me with Bernie. 1st time posting on a website like this with LD’s Bernie updates, donating to a candidate and signing up for a freebe from a candidate, Next will be putting up a Bernie 2020 sign in my YUGE R voting neighborhood 🙂

orlbucfan

🙂 🙂 Hear, hear!! 🙂 🙂 61 yo? Still a kid in my wrinkled book. LOL.

orlbucfan

T and R, jcb!! Thanks for the weekend postings, too. 🙂

wi61

🙂 Orl

humphrey

polarbear4

The MSM should be publicizing this.

humphrey
humphrey

humphrey

orlbucfan

Amen X 100!! ^^^^

humphrey

Not The Onion but it is laughable.(with reference to jd rucker)

humphrey

orlbucfan

Wholeheartedly agree!

humphrey

humphrey

polarbear4

iirc, the F-35 was a soft spot of Bernie’s.

humphrey

humphrey

humphrey

Just keeping the record straight!

Don midwest
Don midwest

excellent book review

a travel and env reporter goes underground

Take those potassium mines under the North Sea. Macfarlane goes banging around down there, far from the “noise” of cosmic rays and other surface disturbances, with veteran miners because scientists are also using the deep mines. They’re looking for traces of neutrinos and other “ghost particles” that might enable us to observe the dark matter that physicists estimate makes up about 27 percent of the universe’s mass, but that almost entirely refuses to interact with the kind of matter that forms us and everything we can touch or observe directly. Particles of dark matter must swim through us, like light through air, or small fish through broad nets.

The underground is mythically associated with another world pulsing just behind this one, sometimes interacting with ours in uncanny ways. That pulsing ended, mostly, with the elves and fairies. But here is the presence of that world again, streaming across the cosmos to make itself fleetingly known in the recesses of a deep mine. A scientist tells Macfarlane how he feels knowing that 100 trillion neutrinos pass like ghosts through his body every second: “When I’m out for a walk with my wife, along the cliff-tops near here, on a sunny day, I know our bodies are wide-meshed nets, and that the cliffs we’re walking on are nets, too, and sometimes it seems, yes, as miraculous as if in our everyday world we suddenly found ourselves walking on water, or air. And I wonder what it must be like, sometimes, not to know that.”

Macfarlane is the least portentous of prophets, and Underland is not, in the usual sense, a political book. He is a listener and observer, always careful to position himself as the slightly hapless but eager tagalong to someone else’s revelatory work. He is careful to acknowledge his sources, and gives special attention to the words of women and indigenous people, notably the botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer, a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, whose Braiding Sweetgrass is a striking treatment of the ways language can cultivate a sense of community with living things that are not human. But Underland has a project that is quietly prophetic and political.

A Nature Writer for the Anthropocene
In Underland, Robert Macfarlane gives readers new ways to experience the richness and strangeness of a damaged world.

polarbear4

oooo, neutrinos running through me. Cool. add that to vibrating molecules – – fun. 🌊🦋💫🐳

Don midwest
Don midwest

ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ’S CAMPAIGN ORGANIZERS ARE TRAINING WORKING-CLASS PROGRESSIVES TO TAKE ON THE CONSULTANT CLASS

LEAD ORGANIZERS FROM Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 2018 campaign are taking on the consultant class with a new initiative to train the next generation of progressive organizers and staffers. Movement School, a 10-week professional development program launched by Organize for Justice, the sister organization of Justice Democrats, is teaching fellows how to work as campaign managers, communications directors, and field directors.

The Campaign Fellows program is meant to create a pathway for young activists from working-class backgrounds to enter official campaign roles and to preserve the lessons grassroots campaigns have learned throughout the years by passing them down to future staffers — all while setting up an alternative political infrastructure that operates outside of the Democratic Party.

Ironically, the progressive movement’s work to build its own political infrastructure may have been inadvertently accelerated by a policy designed to suppress the party’s insurgent wing. In March, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced a new policy to blacklist any firms working for primary challengers, effectively protecting the party’s white, male incumbents in safe blue seats.

As a result of the DCCC blacklist, several consultants dropped the primary campaign of Marie Newman, the pro-abortion rights progressive who has launched a second challenge to Illinois Rep. Dan Lipinski, one of the few anti-abortion Democrats in the House. Despite the blacklist, organizations like EMILY’s List, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, have still rallied behind Newman’s challenge. A Movement School participant even went on to work for Newman after the trainings.

humphrey

humphrey

humphrey

polarbear4

WindDancer13

polarbear4

polarbear4

polarbear4

@donmidwest

humphrey

humphrey

West Virginia teachers face a backlash!

https://www.governing.com/topics/education/gov-west-virginia-teachers-strike-bill.html

SPEED READ:
The 2018 West Virginia teacher strike ignited protests around the country.
In response, the state Senate approved a bill to punish teachers for striking.
The legislation would also allow charter schools.
The House could vote on it as early as Monday.
Similar legislation failed this year in Arizona and Oklahoma.

humphrey

Bernie has a response!

orlbucfan

If similar FRightie nonsense failed in OK and AZ, good chance it will be defeated in WVA.

humphrey

They keep spreading lies!

humphrey

I wonder if Biden’s cure for cancer is a policy?🤔🙄

humphrey

humphrey

humphrey

humphrey

Its a bit late but still a good idea.😜😁

humphrey

humphrey

polarbear4

polarbear4

humphrey

humphrey

LOL😜😁😊🤩

humphrey

humphrey

humphrey

humphrey

polarbear4

polarbear4

polarbear4

last!

Skip to toolbar