• Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Over Easy: Are football helmets as protective as they look? by Crane-Station.

    2014-10-09 12:38:51View | Delete

    Absolutely, women’s hockey is terrific. The NHL is taking half-measures, and the longer it does so, the better the odds it will lose the eventual lawsuits that result. Stupidity on a level hard to fathom – even for a nitwit like me ;)

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Over Easy: Are football helmets as protective as they look? by Crane-Station.

    2014-10-08 19:33:00View | Delete

    I love ice hockey (and Canada). It is great game where hits to the head were virtually unknown before the helmet’s introduction in the early 70s. Players knew and respected their peers. As the game has become increasingly more armored and rule changes have made it faster, more and more young pros are sustaining potentially [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Changes to MyFDL by Jane Hamsher.

    2014-09-18 10:32:55View | Delete

    Thanks Jane. Your concerns about this community’s members and dedication to making sure we are aware of changes in advance is one of the things that makes FDL special.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post No Sale by Anthony Noel.

    2014-09-13 05:04:39View | Delete

    I enjoyed the Salon on the PB Book! Congrats again.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post No Sale by Anthony Noel.

    2014-09-12 09:43:42View | Delete

    Seems to me you’re picking a non-existent bone. Our invasion and subjugation of the lands with vast stores of fossil fuels – lands sovereign and in which we have zero right to be – is not a propagandistic creation. It’s reality, and it’s why we are hated. Now, if you are claiming that ISIS itself [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post No Sale by Anthony Noel.

    2014-09-12 09:32:37View | Delete

    Well, there are some good Progressive indie and alt-party choices in several places, but I must say, the swelling interest in Libertarianism is both frightening and batshit crazy. But it will be fun to watch. :) I still owe firepups another diary, looking at what may (can, should?) be next for us. I think Scotland [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post No Sale by Anthony Noel.

    2014-09-12 06:46:39View | Delete

    Thanks blue. How the heck are you?

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post No Sale by Anthony Noel.

    2014-09-12 06:46:03View | Delete

    Thanks STN. Nothing new in this diary, but the stream of consciousness wound up on the page so I wanted to share. Think-tankers, apologists and even self-described journalists (notably Peter Baker of the NYT, who spouted this tripe as recently as yesterday on nationwide radio) still claim, with a completely straight face, that there is [...]

  • Anthony Noel wrote a new diary post: No Sale

    2014-09-11 14:44:06View | Delete

    At some point, we must say, “No.” At some point, we must recognize that every member of Al Queda or ISIL we kill comes back to haunt us – in the form of five more recruits. Five more people who hate us. Who are determined to pay us back. Who will not rest until they [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Society as a Failed Experiment by David Swanson.

    2014-09-04 06:50:44View | Delete

    David, I agree: Occupy 2.0. But this time, let’s not take the “consensus rule” bait. It’s what killed Occupy 1.0, and was instituted quite deliberately by operatives of the very forces Occupy sought to render obsolete. Movements more interested in singing kumbaya than in identifying and exercising constant vigilance toward those seeking to infiltrate and [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post What The Rand Paul Presidency Would Look Like by echochamberlain.

    2014-09-03 05:31:19View | Delete

    In response to your bottom-line question: None. Zero. Zip. And yet we keep talking about 2016 as if 2014′s results were in. If you really want fundamental change, pay attention to odd-year elections and mid-terms, and hold candidates accountable to your policy objectives – because the people winning those elections are the ones working their [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Hunter S. Thompson by dakine01.

    2014-08-30 08:02:11View | Delete

    My favorite quote of Thompson’s is his prescient conclusion in Campaign Trail. After a year of watching and writing about a particular party leadership’s serial paranoia around actually BEING the party it claimed to be – and documenting how it knowingly, deliberately, strategically killed the peace movement – here’s what the good doctor had to say:

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  • Thanks (as always) for your unvarnished take on this, Jane. I’ll just add that when the Democrats succeed in doing that, any lingering leftism that might still exist in the party today (and there ain’t much) will be completely gone. Lessig is a another Dem party enabler and when one looks at whatever he undertakes [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post A Stamp for Pearl by KateCA.

    2014-07-04 09:17:38View | Delete

    God, I miss her. Thanks Kate.

    Combination of the Two. Ball and Chain. Piece of My Heart.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Hurricane Arthur by cmaukonen.

    2014-07-03 17:49:14View | Delete

    When Sandy hit NJ I was just leaving NC headed west. I stopped first in Detroit and within one day they had rain and high winds. By the time I got to Chicago, they were surfing on Lake Michigan.

    Yeah – systems are bigger and holding together like never before.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Hurricane Arthur by cmaukonen.

    2014-07-03 15:42:12View | Delete

    The new track projection has the center of Arthur passing 13 NM east of Emerald Isle NC around 10 p.m.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Left Candidate in 2016? by Green_Liberal.

    2014-07-03 15:38:19View | Delete

    > The other problem of course is that when you build real electoral power that is an alternative, like Eugene Debs, they find a way to put you in jail.

    Funny. Because it’s true.

    And if you should succeed in taking over the Party, they’ll sabotage your candidacy.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Left Candidate in 2016? by Green_Liberal.

    2014-07-03 15:35:48View | Delete

    Yup. The appropriately monogramed BS is a Dem Party security guard: When partisans consider leaving the reservation for an indie or Green, he redirects them. Any candidacy he undertakes – and don’t hold your breath – will have that aim. Same for Warren.

    You heard it here first.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Hurricane Arthur by cmaukonen.

    2014-07-03 15:29:49View | Delete

    The outer rain band is just coming in now. Pamlico County, NC. NHC says 70 percent chance of hurricane-force winds.The humidity has been crazy all day and our last glimpse of sun was about 90 mins ago.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post The United States is a Failed Experiment by Anthony Noel.

    2014-07-03 07:07:10View | Delete

    There is nothing extraordinary about it, and it’s no claim, TD. I witnessed it in DC, NPA liaisons did in MN, CA, and elsewhere. None of which is meant to detract from the great work you (or they) – or thousands of others who believed in the promise of Occupy did and tried to do. [...]

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