Hunting

This is the sixth set of notes for a reading group on Marx’s Capital, and includes a Volume I refresher for further reading of Volume II. There are links to earlier posts and texts that may be useful. Marx is probably too taken with a kind of scientism by proposing...

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  • October 25, 2021

Just broke by the New York Times and picked up by Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow: Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Focused on Democrats in Congress As the Justice Department investigated who was behind leaks of classified information early in the Trump administration, it took a highly unusual step: Prosecutors subpoenaed...

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  • June 11, 2021

Linda Curtis of the League of Independent Voters of Texas: We need a new political paradigm. Matt Gaetz getting wilder as he threatens the government. Linda Curtis has an important message Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799...

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  • May 28, 2021

Representative Matt Gaetz has proven once again this level of irresponsibility especially in these times where we get so many bad acts. Matt Gaetz continued his irresponsibility See full episodes here. Matt Gaetz is coming close to becoming an accessory to the next insurrection. He claims the second amendment has...

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  • May 28, 2021

Donald John Ignatius Caligulard Trump has had a lot of coffee boys for someone who only drinks Diet Coke. If you’re in the Trump orbit and that orbit begins to decay, well, you might as well be green cruciferous vegetables as far as DJT is concerned. He sure as shit...

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  • May 23, 2021

More elephants will get killed as trophies. Cash-short countries do have to think about revenue, and carrying capacity is but a rationalization when eco-tourism is crippled by a pandemic. What’s worse is that killing bushmeat remains always remains an option beyond the poaching for ivory. x “We can expect not...

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  • May 7, 2021

It looks like New York City just had a narrow escape: 18-year-old from Ohio arrested with AK-47 in Times Square subway station, police say (CNN)An 18-year-old from Ohio is facing weapons charges after officers patrolling a Times Square subway station on Friday found him with an AK-47 and a loaded...

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  • April 18, 2021

[Edit: Response to some comments below] Some of the comments have pointed out that the gun pictured is only an AK-47 knockoff, or some other kind of gun that doesn’t shoot as many bullets or as fast as the real thing. That misses the point: This person was carrying a...

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  • April 18, 2021

These two police officers should not only be fired but prosecuted for assault. The police officers are thugs, animals that have no right to be on the police force. For those who wonder why we talk about #DefundThePolice, this is a constant for some of us. Police hunting POCs See...

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  • April 12, 2021

As much as I would like to take credit for the fitting title of this piece, I cannot. I heard it for the first time yesterday afternoon (April 8th) on the Randi Rhodes radio broadcast. A caller from Philadelphia used the two-word descriptor, and I found it apropos to the...

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  • April 9, 2021

Fuck him royally: x F*ck Tucker Carlson. While he was practicing his two-step, America’s female warriors were hunting down Al Qaeda and proving the strength of America’s women. Happy belated International Women’s Day to everyone but Tucker, who even I can dance better than. pic.twitter.com/E4wchht9lA— Tammy Duckworth (@TammyforIL) March 11,...

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  • March 11, 2021

In the choice between wolf predation and human predation wolf culling seems more about sport than the economic threat to herds. Subsidizing trapping and killing with wolf bounties doesn’t begin to address the real ecological harms from other populations like feral pigs.  “Should Montana Allow New Methods of Killing Wolves to...

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  • March 10, 2021

Nicolle Wallace did not mince words with statements that justifiably disparaged the Republican Party for the immoral body it has become. Nicolle Wallace show pity for the GOP x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. By a vote of 56 for and 44 against, the Senate ruled that it...

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  • February 10, 2021

The national madness of 74 million people sent to the fainting couch by voting for a persistent complainer and his tweeted grievances, often as impure as their iteration. Courtesy must end if only because Trump ignored his intel briefings while in office. His only reason to want them would be...

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  • January 18, 2021

I wrote a story last week on the insurrectionist Trump supporters begging for mercy now that they discovered their fun little live-streamed coup attempt carries some huge penalties. Since then, it’s just getting worse for everyone in the Trump orbit. Companies are treating conservative traitors as the pariahs to American...

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  • January 11, 2021

After President Donald Trump ignited his riotous group of seditionists with the words “fight like hell” and ‘take our country back,’ the return shouts and whoops from the crowd were foreboding. In the subsequent hours, Trump's followers proved that walls do not work when they scaled the stone porticos of...

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  • January 8, 2021

It was all fun and games on Wednesday. In an extraordinary display of white privilege, a mob of fascists celebrated as they overran U.S. Capitol Police, smashed windows, terrorized staff, trashed the place, left pipe bombs outside of offices on Capitol grounds, and assaulted people with metal pipes while hunting for House representatives, senators, and most of...

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  • January 8, 2021

I’m originally from Wisconsin, and I always wondered why the UP wasn’t part of our state. I mean, look at it. It’s connected and everything. And I’ve been there. To the UP, that is. Culturally, it’s Wisconsin, as evidenced by the sheer number of deer carcasses on the roofs of...

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  • November 20, 2020

Hard rains just swept across NW Oregon and vicinity. The creeks climbed their banks. I watch Rock Creek, and its tributaries that flow through Bethany Lake, ten miles west of Portland Oregon.  Upstream of Bethany Lake, a half mile wide grassy meadow has transformed into a nicely braided  creek with...

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  • November 20, 2020

Negligence is not a feature of libertarianism but it is a tasty bug as the Trump campaign ignores local ordinances and continues to spread the pandemic, mainly in smaller US cities that have large enough airport hangars. The Trump strategy of herd immunity will kill over a half-million people before a...

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  • October 14, 2020

In revisionist history, perhaps the Union troops hunting down John Wilkes Booth were only interested in him because of some ‘wanton endangerment’. We do know who’s a snake in these counterfactual historical narratives. x For sure! It’d be like charging John Wilkes Booth for shooting recklessly inside a crowded theater....

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  • September 24, 2020

Feral pigs are the crying-wolf excuse for some firearm owners, as though the average hunter needed a modern sporting rifle (semi-auto long gun with large capacity magazine) to defend their home and children against predator species. Then there’s Kenosha’s 17 year-old killer and his AR-15 pattern rifle with 30-round magazine. The...

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  • September 20, 2020

What’s the old saying? When you live in Donald Trump’s sigmoid colon, you shouldn’t throw stones? Something like that. Lindsey Graham insisted that his Democratic opponent, Jaime Harrison, release his tax returns. Harrison waited a few days and then delivered this zinger:  x Done. Now do President Trump. https://t.co/dphjGfMY6R— Jaime Harrison...

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  • September 16, 2020

I have lived a lot of years, and I have seen a lot of injustices.  The “talk” that has been so widely spoken about in the media and by black mothers and fathers is a real thing. There was a time, when it was a mitigating factor but never eliminated...

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  • August 28, 2020

I’m just an old race horse out to pasture, pawing the ground when the race track bugle sounds.  I still read the local public notices about developments, reflecting back on 40 years of environmental challenges, wishing someone was doing some more challenging. And then something happened.  I am terrible at this...

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  • July 9, 2020

There is a great piece out in the Jewish Insider about Dr. Al Gross’ (I. AK) U.S. Senate campaign that’s worth a read: The 57-year-old former orthopedic surgeon entered the state’s Democratic primary race last summer as an independent. In an introductory ad, a gravelly voice-over narration touted his rugged background...

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  • July 9, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D. CA-15), in support of Dr. Al Gross’ (I. AK) U.S. Senate campaign: When you're sick, you call a doctor. And now, as our country works to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, it's high time we call a doctor...

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  • July 8, 2020

I’d always felt there was more than one heron that’s been visiting my backyard ponds for the last ten years.  One would land and catch our fish while we gardened 30 feet away. Another one would watch from a neighbor’s roof for half an hour before coming in for lunch,...

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  • June 17, 2020
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Show of Farce. Peaceful protest in the day, now earlier curfews. x JUST CONFIRMED: Denver Police seized these guns and tactical gear from two men who showed up to the protest on Friday. One of them, Chevy McGee, tells me he didn't break any laws. McGee is part of the...

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  • June 2, 2020
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We are at an interesting point, the necessity for socially distanced behavior and the imposition of De Facto martial law. Even as there is peaceful protest during the day time, there will be problematic police behavior in the evening. Remember that Trump needs martial law or at least its quasi-military manifestation to...

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  • June 2, 2020

(Originally, I had done something on a MMT podcast with some of its major luminaries, but I’ll save it for a future AC chat diary, since Historical events seem more important for MeetUps) 'Boogaloo' Is The New Far-Right Slang For Civil War  x The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA...

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  • May 31, 2020

Trump looks for another distraction using the Twitter fact-check of his misinformation, hunting for some lawfare disruption, even as he withholds economic forecasts. Can’t fact check anything like an economic downturn if you don’t have them. The White House will only release forecast information until it serves the reelection effort,...

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  • May 28, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Governor John Hickenlooper’s (D. CO) U.S. Senate campaign: Hello — The coronavirus outbreak is forcing all Americans to adapt to new at-home routines, from YouTube workouts to conference calls, home schooling, and video chats with our friends across the street and across the country....

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  • April 9, 2020

God/Jehovah/Allah/Buddha/The Goddess and any other possible higher power save me from the worst in human beings during this time of pandemic.  If it were not for Governor Andy Beshear, I would be in absolute despair.  If that vile putrid mound of slime and sorry excuse called Matt Bevin had been...

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  • March 30, 2020

As snarky as I like to get vis-à-vis the ocher abomination, I really can’t say I know the answer to this. But now that The New York Times appears to have temporarily removed its paywall, everyone should read this story, which the paper published in October 2019, long before the...

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  • March 21, 2020

I really wish Donald Trump Jr. were restricted to shooting at living things that are less intelligent than he. That would pretty much leave bivalve mollusks and his own foot fungus, and I wouldn’t mind watching him shoot himself in the foot literally for once. According to a story in...

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  • February 22, 2020

Beach Boys founding member and rock music icon Brian Wilson is telling fans to stop buying Beach Boys music until the group stops supporting trophy hunting. Wilson, who co-founded the band with his brothers Dennis and Carl, as well as Mike Love and Al Jardine, is slamming the group’s decision...

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  • February 4, 2020

Below are the most anticipated anti-Trump books of 2020 as of Jan 17th 2020 Donald Trump is unfit in almost every respect for the high office he holds. But what distinguishes him from every other bad leader the U.S. has had is that he has repeatedly, egregiously, betrayed his country....

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  • January 17, 2020

This is the pick-me-up you need today: Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler, a comedy duo known as The Good Liars, pasted that poster to the front of the Armed Forces Career Center in Brooklyn in the wake of Trump Sr.’s Iran saber-rattling. In an Instagram caption, the two wrote, “We put...

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  • January 13, 2020

There is a lot to this story but it boils down to one thing,  disrespect and unpatriotic.    The legs were returned…unadjusted and unuseable. I know and many vets know there are hoops to jump through but many get tired of waiting for permission to do things like walk without...

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  • January 12, 2020

Indicative of the current climate of coddled-hate gripping the country, it is not surprising that two houses, one literal, of worship were attacked over the weekend. Rockland County, New York, and White Settlement, Texas were the scenes of horrific violence this past weekend. Respectively, one at a Rabbi’s home and...

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  • December 30, 2019

Admitting you have a problem is probably the first step, but Tucker Carlson’s race-baiting served an audience niche, however problematic. What Carlson reveals to Elaina Plott in an Atlantic story is a proto-fascism not unique to the 21st Century. She captures Carlson’s Trumpian sociopathology, which might demand that you go to the...

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  • December 15, 2019

I began tracking the migrations of the Great Egret (ardea alba), when I worked at a golf course near Banks in NW Oregon. An Egret would migrate to the golf course ponds every late Fall, leaving the frozen ponds of eastern Oregon behind for the season. Egrets (and herons) are...

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  • December 4, 2019

The Great Blue Heron is one of the largest birds in North America, standing 4 feet tall with a six foot wing span.  When the birds evolved from the dinosaurs, the Herons emerged, but herons changed very little over the last few million years.   Their wide wings resemble the extinct...

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  • November 13, 2019

Listen, Tomi. My father put food on the table for a family of nine by working grueling, 18-hour shifts at the local star-spangled-leggings-with-gun-holsters-in-them factory, and now you’re taking food out of the mouths of young tots who only want the same shot at the American dream that I had. America...

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  • August 30, 2019

Sen. Pat Toomey sang the usual Republican hosannas to assault weapons during an appearance on Fox News today. The gist: They’re “extremely popular,” so we can’t ban them. Here’s the nuttery in all its glory: FOX NEWS’ SANDRA SMITH: The shooter in Dayton had over 240 rounds at his disposal when he...

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  • August 6, 2019

From the Louisville Courier-Journal: WASHINGTON – After a torrent of criticism blasting congressional inaction, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has directed key senators to begin examining ways of curbing gun violence in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. In a statement issued Monday, the Kentucky...

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  • August 6, 2019

“When you look at several decades, it is best to sit back in your chair before looking at the results, because it is a bit scary to see how fast it is changing,” French glaciologist Eric Rignot, of the University of California at Irvine Abrupt! Climate! Emergency! I was perusing my...

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  • June 17, 2019

Somehow I picture Democrats getting fresh documents from the White House and smelling each sheet like we did in grade school when they handed out mimeographed tests. (I realize that’s a really old reference. If I start sounding too much like Paul Harvey, please let me know. I’ll throw a few...

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  • March 3, 2019

This week of dire weather forecasts for the Pacific Northwest saw a year’s worth of snow fall on Seattle in a few remarkable days. Yet the lower elevations of Washington County, west of Portland, Oregon remained chilly, but stubbornly snow-free.  Gaia took notice, and dumped hours of hard rain on NW...

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  • February 14, 2019
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