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  • poosh commented on the diary post Mike Check for President! by matthewj.

    2011-11-20 12:52:12View | Delete

    Good idea, Matthewj. Keep bringing it up here/there and see how it settles in.

  • poosh commented on the diary post 3 Reasons the Disabled Support Occupy Wall Street by Kit OConnell.

    2011-11-08 11:34:41View | Delete

    Kit, thanks so much! I am disabled too and read/watch from my couch with hope. As you write, “Some may consider the dreams of Occupy Wall Street idealistic, but in those dreams we have a place.” I’ve been supporting OWS financially as much as I can but don’t know what else I can do. Before [...]

  • The Occupy movement is trying to run as a horizontal organization. It is a gigantic task to even understand what that means, particularly in a society that has lost most of that knowledge. Then there’s working it out, right? It’s an enormous and slow job. They’ve been at it for what, 2 months? Official responses [...]

  • poosh commented on the diary post Time to Identify the Occupy Vandals by spocko.

    2011-11-04 05:27:07View | Delete

    Spocko is correct. If the black bloc people genuinely cared about what they were doing, they’d adopt their own name and procedures rather than gangle along behind. If they cared about the identity of the Occupy Movement, they wouldn’t dishonor its basic tenets by indiscriminate violence. Their actions de-legitimize Occupy but it doesn’t matter to [...]

  • poosh commented on the blog post ‘We are the 99 Percent’ Photo of the Day

    2011-10-19 16:27:05View | Delete

    RoyalOak, are there any sites that OccupyDetroit is using particularly? I’m in Detroit and can’t get out (disabled) but would sure love to keep track and send a bit of money over. Also I have friends who need to have info laid in their laps.

    I’m fairly certain BackEast is a paid troll. Pointless to play–he/she just gets more money for responses.

  • poosh commented on the diary post The Conscience & Agency of Bradley Manning by Kevin Gosztola.

    2011-07-11 12:37:47View | Delete

    “4 reasons why Bradley Manning deserves a medal”–surprise in MSM, even if only op-ed:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/07/08/opinion/main20077841.shtml

  • poosh commented on the diary post Obama’s Political, Economic Advisers Say Jobless Rate Won’t Matter in 2012 by Scarecrow.

    2011-07-07 16:11:53View | Delete

    Yes, I agree. And I’m wondering if the Republican party is putting up such a pathetic show in candidates partly because they’re essentially fine with Obama. Why fully fund anyone new when the person already there is doing exactly what they want?

  • poosh commented on the diary post Fired Dog Lake ought to be renamed the Rush Limbaugh Lake site by Mike Sax.

    2011-06-30 17:22:39View | Delete

    It is hard to love someone who you believe has betrayed you, pieceofcake. You don’t do it–see how you are towards those who you think are betraying your Obama? I can’t think of a good reason to deride those who feel they’ve been betrayed by their president. Why are you doing so? There are numbers [...]

  • poosh commented on the diary post Fired Dog Lake ought to be renamed the Rush Limbaugh Lake site by Mike Sax.

    2011-06-30 17:14:41View | Delete

    Ach, Mike, but that’s the point. He didn’t begin “decent economic policies”. Instead, he nearly instantly put in people who shmoozed what had already failed and declared it “God’s work”, and those same people maintain their positions to this day, blatantly and with ever more arrogance, laughing in the face of burgeoning poverty and cultural [...]

  • poosh commented on the diary post A message from Anonymous to you by ubetchaiam.

    2011-06-30 16:57:32View | Delete

    Wow, FFA. Anonymous is a private group, which is unlike a government which is both voted in and set up to serve the public. See how that goes? I’ll tell you what–if they go around throwing bombs on other countries because it brings them money and resources, or grabbing the national currency and gambling it [...]

  • poosh commented on the diary post Fired Dog Lake ought to be renamed the Rush Limbaugh Lake site by Mike Sax.

    2011-06-30 16:40:37View | Delete

    Thanks, Mike: You keep yourself carefully clear of vital constitutional issues connected to our president, both as to the position itself and as to the specific man, Obama. You also stay clear of considering the broader issues of our political/economic climate and the direction of our nation as well as the planet. If failure is [...]

  • poosh commented on the diary post Fired Dog Lake ought to be renamed the Rush Limbaugh Lake site by Mike Sax.

    2011-06-30 15:16:37View | Delete

    As soon as some attempt is made to answer my four questions, I’ll be glad to try to answer yours, pieceofcake.

  • poosh commented on the diary post Fired Dog Lake ought to be renamed the Rush Limbaugh Lake site by Mike Sax.

    2011-06-30 14:37:32View | Delete

    Some questions, Mike: Are opposite extremes inevitably equally bad? You make that equivalency in your title. You write that many seem to want Obama to fail. What do you think constitutes Obama failure? Anything besides not getting re-elected? You say that if not Democrat, then Republicans win. If third party, then Republicans win. But the [...]

  • poosh commented on the diary post The F Word: Goodbye For Now from GRITtv by GRITtv with Laura Flanders.

    2011-05-13 15:56:46View | Delete

    Oh, I’m sorry! You have grace and clarity and I loved watched your show. Best of luck on the new modified venture. I’ll be looking for it.

  • poosh commented on the diary post Suicide of Prominent Iraq, Afghanistan Vet Highlights “Sham” of Pentagon Statistics by Jim White.

    2011-04-15 16:18:05View | Delete

    A great author on guilt and war: Jonathon Shay in “Achilles in Vietnam” and “Odysseus in America”. He calls it “moral bad luck” to be stuck in a place where one does great harm at the same time that great harm is done to one. The internal conflict that arises afterwards can be overwhelmingly destructive. [...]

  • poosh commented on the diary post Hopelessness, Despair, Suicide by dakine01.

    2011-04-15 16:04:39View | Delete

    When one retires and soon after, dies, is that because he/she bought into the capitalist propaganda or because every human needs something worthwhile to give? People who retire and segue into something else meaningful tend not to die soon after retirement. It is not capitalism, as such, that causes a loss, when a job goes [...]

  • poosh commented on the diary post Hopelessness, Despair, Suicide by dakine01.

    2011-04-15 15:17:49View | Delete

    That suicides are rare is downright sweet. All the stuff that happens to people and yet, generally, they can find some stubborn reason to keep going. Astonishing and lovely.

  • poosh commented on the diary post Hopelessness, Despair, Suicide by dakine01.

    2011-04-15 15:07:53View | Delete

    All those quiet WWII vets, carrying their huge invisible burdens as they walked carefully through their lives! I had an uncle who was not “ok” after he came back, and when he finally died, I felt tremendously relieved for him, but I never knew what or why. All that silence.

  • poosh commented on the diary post Hopelessness, Despair, Suicide by dakine01.

    2011-04-15 14:57:38View | Delete

    Ok. The system is an additional dose of poison and may be the thing that topples the person over, like the proverbial straw. But the fatal toxin in the “nurture” is usually not the stupid-ass system itself as much as it is in the person(s) around the suicider who uphold it as the be-all-end-all.

  • poosh commented on the diary post Hopelessness, Despair, Suicide by dakine01.

    2011-04-15 14:39:24View | Delete

    Yep, bad scene all around. The saddest thing is that it is almost impossible for people to face the fact that there are actually circumstances that occur in this world, in which it is simply too much for a human to continue. There are situations that occur that destroy the soul, plain and simple. That [...]

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