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  • It’s pretty clear to me that Snowden is a revolutionary thinker. I don’t hear him saying to work for the candidate of your choice. He believes in the overthrow of the current (irretrievably corrupt) system of “governance.” Much of which, of course, has nothing to do with government.
    He believes in peaceful action, but not withing the guidelines established by the order to be changed. That means everyone protesting becomes a criminal, and the forces or “order” are justified in using violence. Then it’s on.

    He gets it. Big time.

  • Adams commented on the blog post Opinion of Obamacare Drops Among Middle Income Families

    2014-09-13 08:56:56View | Delete

    “USian health care Chutes and Ladders regime.” Perfect description.

    After several years of spending hours on hold, etc. I finally got Medicare straightened out with Supplemental insurance through my employer. At one point I finally got to a real human being after 45 minutes on hold, only to be told that they had noted my problem, and I would get a call back within three months. OK, Good. Except effective next year my employer plan is being canceled because it doesn’t comport perfectly with the new ACA requirements. The new plans are about the same cost with higher copays and deductibles.

    Further, I have a minor daughter for whom I pay almost $700/month on the employer plan. Why? Because we are individually rated, and her premium is based on my age rating. I could go on. Insane.

    The entire health care system in the US of A is a joke, including, of course, ACA.

    Total Dem sellout to corporate interests. SOP.

  • Adams commented on the diary post Livestream: Elizabeth Warren and Paul Krugman on the Middle Class by Elliott.

    2014-09-05 10:14:00View | Delete

    WOW!!! Tough, tough crowd. Disclosure: Krugman, Warren, and Moyers are some of my favorite public pundits despite their foibles and shortcomings. OK Krugman is a bit of a shill for the Dem party, Obamacare, Bernacke, etc. and he doesn’t write for Naked Capitalism, but that’s kind of the point. He writes for the f***ing NYT. [...]

  • Getting ready for that Hillary groundswell in the “progressive” blogosphere, are we?

  • DSW, you are clearly agonizing over these events and hearing the drumbeats. I feel for you, but you’re confused. See, you’re relating to the events in Ukraine as they happened in real time. Old FP hands like President McCain understand that those facts have changed.

    I guess you’ve just forgotten, “”"”"The aide said that guys like me were “in what we call the reality-based community,” which he defined as people who “believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.” … “That’s not the way the world really works anymore,” he continued. “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”"”"”"”"

  • Adams commented on the blog post It Sounds Like Obama is Moving Towards Airstrikes in Syria

    2014-08-27 09:51:23View | Delete

    I am deeply relieved that Barry has finally acknowledged that Kristol, President McCain, and little Lindsey were right all along. After all, you can’t be on the talking heads shows as often as they are without a real grasp of the geopolitical realities. Georgie and Davey will be so proud of their contribution.

  • Adams commented on the blog post Obama Defenders Will Never Let the Filibuster Myth Die

    2014-08-27 08:52:20View | Delete

    Bingo!! We have a winner. Been banned from KOS yet?

  • Adams commented on the blog post Obama Defenders Will Never Let the Filibuster Myth Die

    2014-08-26 12:03:12View | Delete

    Democrats choose to be powerless because it’s the only way they can maintain power. Pathetic. Can’t wait for the “progressive” bloggers who are now, finally criticizing Barry’s fecklessness to tell us we have to vote for LOTE Hillary.

  • Adams commented on the diary post Why At Least one FIFA Player Should Protest The World Cup Final by Dennis Trainor Jr.

    2014-07-08 19:04:55View | Delete

    Not gonna happen. Nike is watching. Also, too, thank you John Carlos for one of the most exciting and inspiring moments of my youth.

  • Adams commented on the diary post Iraq, Vietnam, and Why US Foreign Policy Elites Won’t STFU by Barry Eisler.

    2014-06-14 15:34:45View | Delete

    Unfortunately, President McCain’s talking head will not be available tomorrow to obliterate your anarchistic fantasy world on the Sunday pimp-outs. His deep knowledge of MENA geography and power dynamics are needed in the war room. But he’s sending his very special little buddy, Huckleberry, fresh from his thundering primary victory, to deal with you hippies. [...]

  • Adams commented on the diary post Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Kurt Vonnegut by dakine01.

    2014-06-01 06:14:23View | Delete

    No writer of the 20th experienced the banality of evil more deeply or personally than Kurt Vonnegut. His ability to express the horrors of “civilization,” from the inchoate violence of war to the slow deadening of bureaucracy, in simple, irreverent prose was balanced against delightful, escapist worlds of whimsy and fantasy. These skills to confront [...]

  • Adams commented on the diary post The Price of Whistleblowing: Manning, Greenwald, Assange, Kiriakou and Snowden by Jane Hamsher.

    2014-05-20 13:00:30View | Delete

    From your brilliant mind, as always. Also, too, clearly from the heart. Very powerful stuff. Thank you, Jane.

  • Adams commented on the blog post Piketty’s Reality? The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

    2014-05-15 12:47:39View | Delete

    Ya gotcher dog, yer diesel pickup, yer guns, yer cable, a cutup deer in the freezer and a couple cases a Bud. Yer better off th’n th’ restath’ worl. Gwitcher bellyakin.

  • Adams commented on the blog post The Neocon Money Machine

    2014-04-18 16:38:58View | Delete
  • Adams commented on the diary post Jesus schools taking US taxpayers for fools by patrick devlin.

    2014-03-29 08:35:10View | Delete

    Enough. Anyone have any tips on moving to Iceland?

  • Adams commented on the diary post Sunday Talking Heads: March 23, 2014 by Elliott.

    2014-03-23 07:49:35View | Delete

    Wolfy & Woody on the same teevee show? My Sunday morning is complete.

  • Adams commented on the diary post Working at a Big 8 Peace Firm, a Look Back by spocko.

    2014-03-23 07:45:31View | Delete

    IN our dreams. Love the photo.

  • Adams commented on the blog post Crimea Votes For Secession

    2014-03-17 09:17:06View | Delete

    ” …US/EU pushing for an overthrow of the Russian backed and democratically elected president was near guaranteed to lead to this kind of chaos. Not that you would learn that from seeing US media.”

    This is the Rosetta Stone for understanding both events in Ukraine and our media’s idiotic, blind parroting of US State Dept. propaganda. You may not have to be a Weatherman to see which way the wind is blowing, but apparently our MSM don’t have access to any ballistics experts capable of recognizing a smoking gun. Vicky Nuland, come on down.

    Thank goodness we have sober, reality-based international experts like President Mad Dog McCain keeping things fair and balanced.

  • This is priceless, like the Exxon Exec who sued to stop fracking near his ranch in Texas. Hypocrisy fairly drips from their lips like used motor oil.

    Thanks, Di. Privacy for me, but not for thee?

  • When I was in college (1960′s) one of my jobs was as a night child care worker in a private psychiatric hospital for schizophrenic, autistic, etc. kids. As a staff member I attended staff meetings. The psychiatrists, who had almost no actual contact with the kids, sat in front. The PhD psychologists sat next, then the Masters psychologists, then the Social Workers, then the child care workers.

    I was in a experimental psych undergrad program, and one of the psych PhD interns was a close friend. At one of the staff meetings he raised his hand after the head psychiatrist had made a case presentation and said he had a questions. The head psychiatrist, who was very old school and probably traced her training directly back to Freud, Jung or Adler, replied in her stiff German accent, “You are not here to ask questions. You are here to learn.”

    Although nearly 50 years later I continue to work in a related field, I changed my major the next semester.

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