• The headline on the Huffington Post is INVASION.

    When I went to the article the headline on the actual page was, Russian President Says Russian Forces Have Been ‘Brought Into Ukraine’

    I read the article and it said nothing like that.

    I went back later and it had been changed to Ukraine’s President instead of Russian President. ::rolls eyes::

    But the damage is done. The Meme is out there now that Russia has admitted this, even though the article actually has Russia denying it.

  • LibWingofLibWing commented on the diary post Robots and Our Future, We Need to Talk by Elliott.

    2014-08-16 23:12:23View | Delete

    We are fast moving towards a world where the capitalistic system will not work. Any economic system has three aspects to it. 1) What wealth is and how it is produced. 2) Who owns the wealth and how they get it. 3) How the rest of the population gets to stay alive and content enough [...]

  • I am a Liberal Christian; I try to take seriously what my sovereign is reported to have commanded in the scriptures. So in light of Luke 6:27-28~

    Bless Barack Obama. May good things happen to this man in his life. May the road rise up to meet him and may the wind always be at his back. May he be happy, have sweet dreams and know love, joy and delight in his family life. May he live a long and healthy life.

    Sometimes it is not easy doing what my sovereign is reported to have commanded.

  • He was a lying sack of something when he made that statement in ’71, not because the statement wasn’t good, but because it wasn’t anything near his real values, but a ploy to catapult himself into the limelight as the “leader” of something, in this case Vietnam Vets Against the War. As soon as he got entrenched inside the Beltway he jettisoned any “against the war” sentiment to pursue a full force support the Imperial State agenda.

    I am ashamed of myself that I was fooled by the LOTE argument in ’04 and voted for the sack of something.

  • LibWingofLibWing commented on the diary post 53 Palestinians, 0 Israelis Die in Air and Missile Strikes … by fairleft.

    2014-07-09 23:49:48View | Delete

    “Re Palestine, I don’t think they want a little piece, iirc the Hamas charter still explicitly calls for the total annihilation of Israel, or did the last time I read it a couple of years ago.” I support the end of Israel too. The problem is that too many people act like holding that point [...]

  • LibWingofLibWing commented on the diary post In Search of a Good War by David Swanson.

    2014-05-05 23:59:24View | Delete

    The fact that the American public doesn’t want war is irrelevant to those who do want war, the elite who want control of resources. This article claims war does nothing good for the aggressors, which is true if you mean the people of the nation that is the aggressor. But war isn’t intended to profit [...]

  • Yes. That was one of the points the pro-legalization folk made. That, like the draconian DUI laws, make it so the long lasting continuance of THC make recreational users subject to anti-weed penalties long after usage.

  • I live in Washington State.

    There are lots of problems with out law.

    1) It gives counties and cities too much regulation power so a conservative county can basically make it too difficult for growers.

    2) We have a DUI law that uses blood levels, which is totally irrelevant as far as impairment is concerned. Basically, since levels remain high for a long time, anyone who ever uses somewhat regularly will always fail a blood test even if they haven’t used for days. Reform now means not using blood tests to prove impairment but actual behavior that indicates it.

    3) To open a shop that sales it you have to apply for a license and there are so many available so they take the applications and then whittle them down. That would be okay EXCEPT the application has a very high fee AND you have to already have your place of business set up but it can’t be adding on to another business. So you can’t have a little shop that sells pipes and bongs, which already was legal, and then seek to sell weed or have a shop that sells gourmet tobacco and apply to sell weed. You got to invest in a new business, get a new shop space and then shell out hordes of money all with a very small chance you’ll win the lottery.

    4) You can’t use in public. It’s legal to own and use, but if you’re on an empty beach with some friends and you light up you are breaking the law.

    5) You can’t grow your own. Yes, This is a biggie as Jon points out. But home growers are doing it anyway, just like they did before it was legal.

    (By the way, I’m not a user, just an advocate.)

  • LibWingofLibWing commented on the blog post Late Night: Crappy Anniversary

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    I remember that the polls said 20 percent of the USA opposed the war. I remember arguing in a blog that was a very high number at the beginning of a war that supposedly was so popular. I remember saying that I doubted 20 percent opposed Vietnam when the Gulf of Tonkin resolution happened or the Korean War or WW2 or WW1 started. I remember saying that if 20 percent opposed it before it even started how long will it take before the majority of the USA is against it.

    But the Bill Kristols still get their pundit pulpits and I and the other 20 percent get to post comments in a few blogs.

  • It was never about pleasing the GOP; it always was about what Obama and his people wanted.

  • Is there a strike? If so then Ed can bluster all he wants about supporting the union, but if he keeps working for MSNBC instead of going on strike, then he’s just hot air.

  • My friend is fatigued, but she won’t give in and take a pea; she sees her day in court as part of the action.

  • What is going on with legal issues for those arrested for involvment in Occupy? Our Occupy movement here in Bellingham, Washington had an action to occupy the railroad tracks to protest building a coal terminal here at Cherry Point to ship coal from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming to China, which would have meant a steady stream of coal trains through out little city. One of my friends was arrested two years ago now for this action and she is still waiting for her court date.

  • I love the people in the FRC. You see I am Christian and I do know who are my enemies. Since Jesus tells me to love my enemies that means I have to love the folk in the FRC. It’s very difficult to love people like that who hate me.

  • But Helen accepts and affirms her being a Lesbian. This write up makes it seem like the story was Jessica’s with Helen only the situation, but I recall it being about both women.

  • “Nirvana’s success on Geffen Records, coupled Cobain’s turbulent life with wife Courtney Love and subsequent suicide have made him a rock and roll an-hero.”

    Nope. It was only the music. His marriage and his death didn’t make him a hero. Just his music.

  • LibWingofLibWing commented on the diary post How to Build a National Security Blowback Machine by Tom Engelhardt.

    2013-09-18 22:26:15View | Delete

    Mr. Englehart, if you appreciate so much what Chelsea Manning has done, why then do you delegate her name and true gender to a parenthesis and then misgender her throughout the rest of the article? Why is it so difficult to respect her for whom she is? It seems there are two circles. Inside one [...]

  • LibWingofLibWing commented on the blog post Thoughts On Chelsea Manning’s Coming Out

    2013-08-27 12:28:07View | Delete

    “Looks like my diary has plenty of mistakes…”

    I didn’t see any mistakes.

    But first let me say that that story of Fred is very sad. All across our nation Trans people are vulnerable to violence and murder. We are mistreated, maligned and made fun of, but that all dissolves into comparative insignificance compared to how we are killed. According to TruthOut, “A recent report by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs found that 50 percent of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) murders in 2009 and 44 percent of LGBT murders in 2010 were of transgender women.” When you consider that Transgender people are, according to some latest statistics make up only 8% of the LGBT population it becomes very clear we are the targets of hate.

    Two things make this even worse. First is that often the police ignore this problem.

    Second is that it is specifically poorer Trans women of color, like Fred, who are the main victims. We have four marginalized groups intersecting into one population that is the most marginalized in our culture: Women, Transgender, the Poor and People of Color.

    Now back to your diary. As I said I didn’t see anything I’d think was an error in it. Remember I affirm that there is a status of Transgender. Two Spirits in the past would not have had the medical means to physically change sex, so they’d be the same thing as a one current usage of Transgender, people who transform their gender identity/attribution but don’t fully change their sex. Also, I do admit that we have the term as an umbrella term. I prefer using the term Transsexual for me and for discussions of physically changing sex, but I often use the term Transgender when talking about the entire community because it is the umbrella term. More and more, though, I find myself using Trans as the umbrella term because it implies that we are talking about Transsexuals and Trans(form)genders and Trans(cend)genders.

    Wendy, I appreciate you and what you have written. Thank you.

  • LibWingofLibWing commented on the blog post Thoughts On Chelsea Manning’s Coming Out

    2013-08-25 15:06:05View | Delete

    After I posted this I noticed some errors and I tried to edit it and only minutes after posting it I got a notice saying my time to edit had expired. Strange.

    Any way, most of them don’t keep the intent from being clear.

    But, “I don’t see why the Transgender community then don’t see how their adopting the same argument somehow justifies their right to live as who they are,” really should read, “I don’t see why the Transgender community then doesn’t see how their adopting the same argument DOESN’T justify their right to live as who they are.”

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