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A day after the Queen of England died, the President of the United States traveled to Ohio. Joe Biden announced a manufacturing revitalization plan for the rustiest of the rust belt states. With the federal government’s help, the Intel corporation is building a 20-billion-dollar chip fabrication plant outside Columbus, Ohio....

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  • September 14, 2022

If there are epitaphs for the US involvement in Afghanistan, it will resemble the problem of a modern military against a historically unconquerable country built on tribal differences. The winner will be Pakistan and the loser the people of Afghanistan. In a remarkable and previously unreported incident in early December, top...

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  • May 17, 2021

Politico constructed an oral history of the bin Laden raid and it’s worth the read to get a sense as one can from on oral history, of the authenticity of the event, as well as some interesting details, the rosary held by Biden, and especially the trashing of previous guy...

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  • May 1, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports that 115.7 million total vaccinations for Covid-19 have taken place in the US as of yesterday. Joe Biden had called for 100 million shots in his first 100 days, but about 20 million of the reported 115.7 million took place under his predecessor. Between...

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  • March 18, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports that 115.7 million total vaccinations for Covid-19 have taken place in the US as of yesterday. Joe Biden had called for 100 million shots in his first 100 days, but about 20 million of the reported 115.7 million took place under his predecessor. Between...

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  • March 18, 2021

Even as he puts his White House cronies on the board of the Kennedy Center, Trump criticizes its funding in the latest COVID relief bill.  Pam Bondi, who took an illegal $25,000 donation from Trump to drop prosecution in the Trump University suit, gets a Board seat at the Kennedy...

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  • December 23, 2020

Trump’s Gettysburg Address was not the Four Seasons Total Landscaping that one might expect, but he may have one eventually somewhere as an exiled POTUS*. Unlike all the Napoleons and French kings who went into exile, or the more recent Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine, Donald J. Trump’s demand to be returned to...

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  • November 26, 2020

The song written by Sonny Bono and was a hit for Sonny Cher had a song called The Beat Goes on.  The song was released in 1967 but applies to every year it seems. I sat on my porch today thinking, “ This is one crazy year”.   I never say...

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  • October 26, 2020

Amy Klobuchar called Joe Biden to withdraw from vice-presidential contention. She said she then suggested that he pick a woman of color. She believes that it will help heal the nation. Amy Klobuchar is right if a strong progressive selected x x YouTube Video See the entire episode here. I am...

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  • June 19, 2020

More Trump bafflegab this morning as Individual-1 spins another false narrative of disinformation to distract from his incompetence. Trump is never to blame, don't cha know! x …. Their response to H1N1 Swine Flu was a full scale disaster, with thousands dying, and nothing meaningful done to fix the testing...

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  • March 13, 2020

If you're asking when climate change is going to “happen,” you're really asking when's it going to happen to “me,” because it's already happened to many other people. Eric Roston Swarms of Desert Locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) have haunted parts of Russia, Spain, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and, SW...

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  • February 17, 2020

If you’re asking when climate change is going to “happen,” you’re really asking when’s it going to happen to “me,” because it’s already happened to many other people. Eric Roston Swarms of Desert Locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) have haunted parts of Russia, Spain, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and, SW...

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  • February 16, 2020

Two US military bases confirmed hit by at least 10 Iranian short-range ballistic missiles at this time. Irbil and Al-Asad bases hit. No casualties reported as yet. Updates as they occur. From senior US military source in Iraq:“Under missile attack from Iran. These are either cruise missiles or short range...

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  • January 7, 2020

The horrors of climate change are unfolding around the world with smothering heatwaves, agricultural losses from flooding, and drought — higher storm surge along with powerful and deadly cyclonic windstorms armed with heavy rainfall and wildfire. The United States and other developed nations experience every single impact listed, we do....

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  • December 13, 2019

Okay, this case wasn’t that mysterious, but now we have confirmation on who the likely culprit is. Last week, House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff subpoenaed Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire regarding a mysterious whistleblower complaint from a U.S. intelligence official. According to reports, the complaint had to do with...

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  • September 19, 2019

I have to hand it to the reporters at Axios. I can hardly get through one day of Trump’s verbal brain farts without treating myself to an hour long brain bleach shower to prepare for the next day’s assault, but they did a deep dive and compiled a full week of Trump’s...

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  • July 27, 2019

Burn, baby, burn … x Chris Wallace, winning: WALLACE: What are the odds? One in a hundred? What–What?TRUMP: I don’t do odds, I gave very detailed–WALLACE: You ran a casino sir. — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 18, 2018 … disco inferno. And, of course, Trump’s riposte should have been, “Yeah, into...

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  • November 18, 2018

Received a few e-mails from Khizr Khan in support for Democratic Veterans running for Congress. First, for Amy McGrath (D. KY-06): I know what service looks like. My son joined the Army in the spirit of service and gratitude to our great country, which has provided us opportunities I couldn't...

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  • August 29, 2018

Note how few ideas for managing the Federal government appear in this speech. I think that he's copying Ronald Reagan's stump speech from the 1976 and 1980 primary campaigns, mixed with the old Southern Strategy. Here's the text with annotation on the highlights below the fold: April 7, 2015 Sen....

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  • April 8, 2015

MoDo celebrates Easter as always: a turn at stylish whining. “Good Riddance, Carrie Mathison” This “Carrie Mathison” is the lead character, played by Claire Danes, in the “Homeland” television series. Here's the core sentiment, dressed up as a logical argument: “The problem is that [corporate media] portray most women in...

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  • April 6, 2015

Al Jazeera gets it right !! Bottom of this diary. – – – First the obvious: negotiations with Iran are a multinational process. This is not an American treaty. No way, no how. The five Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council — the United States, Russia, China, United...

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  • March 11, 2015

First the obvious: Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) The NPT is a landmark international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament...

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  • March 10, 2015

I know quite a number of Pakistanis being a student at Ohio Wesleyan. Not all of them care that much for politics. But of the few who do, there is a general sentiment that Chinese is the new language of the global market. As the US continues to fall in...

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  • July 29, 2012

It isn't because they hate us for our freedoms! The United Nations Security Council has 15 members.  Five of them (China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States) are permanent members.  The other ten (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Portugal, Brazil, India, South Africa, Colombia, Lebanon, Gabon, and...

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  • December 21, 2011

This is the first in a series of articles tracking the developments at the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp, where the United States government has been holding detainees from foreign countries since shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Within hours of taking the oath of office, President Barack...

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  • February 2, 2009