Monthly Archives: November 2011

November 29, 2011

NOTE: The Pentagon failed to update last week, so this includes two weeks. US military occupation forces in Iraq and Afganistan under Commander-in-Chief Obama suffered 145 combat casualties in the two weeks ending November 29, as the official casualty total … Continue reading

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No Argument

So who gets listened to in national debates, those who have been consistently right on all the key points, or those who have gotten things as wrong as you possibly can? Okay, we know the answer to that, but this … Continue reading

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Not the Sixties

It’s not the ’60s anymore. The protests of that era were rooted in affluence. Too often in those years, the left cut itself off from the concerns of the white working class and disdained its values. That’s the history the … Continue reading

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A New Conversation

This is a conversation we haven’t been having for the past 30 years… [W]hite working-class voters are supposed to be riled up against Democrats for policies such as affirmative action and gun control. They’re not supposed to get angry with … Continue reading

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November 16, 2011

US military occupation forces in Iraq and Afganistan under Commander-in-Chief Obama suffered 48 combat casualties in the week ending November 15, as the official casualty total rose to 110,933 The total includes 79,387 casualties since the US invaded Iraq in … Continue reading

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Fear in their hearts

What is missing from America is a healthy fear in the hearts and minds of the most powerful political and financial factions of the consequences of their continued pilfering, corporatism, and corrupt crony capitalism, and only this sort of movement … Continue reading

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Over There

“Most Chinese aren’t angry about rising inequality. It’s not rich versus poor. It’s the system of power and procedural injustices that they’re upset about.” -Harvard sociologist Martin K. Whyte, who may as well have been talking about Americans, as quoted … Continue reading

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Inevitability

You cannot arrest an idea. -OCCUPY

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Your Brain on Food

If fatty foods and snacks and drinks sweetened with sugar and high fructose corn syrup are proven to be addictive, food companies may face the most drawn-out consumer safety battle since the anti-smoking movement took on the tobacco industry a … Continue reading

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November 8, 2011

US military occupation forces in Iraq and Afganistan under Commander-in-Chief Obama suffered 64 combat casualties in the six days ending November 8, as the official casualty total rose to 110,886 The total includes 79,387 casualties since the US invaded Iraq … Continue reading

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