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April 24, 2017

Some great advice when talking about 45, Republicans

The daughter of Martin Luther King & Coretta Scott King posted this on Facebook past night:
Some Wise Advice Circulating:
1. Don't use his name; EVER (45 will do)
2. Remember this is a regime and 45's not acting alone;
3. Do not argue with those who support him--it doesn't work;
4. Focus on his policies, not his orange-ness and mental state;
5. Keep your message positive; THEY want the country to be angry and fearful because this is the soil from which their darkest policies will grow;
6. No more helpless/hopeless talk;
7. Support artists and the arts;
8. Be careful not to spread fake news. Check it;
9. Take care of yourselves; and
10. Resist!
Keep demonstrations peaceful. In the words of John Lennon, "When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you - pull your beard, flick your face - to make you fight! Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor."
When you post or talk about 45, don't assign his actions to him, assign them to "The Republican Administration," or "The Republicans."
This will have several effects: the Republican legislators will either have to take responsibility for their association with 45 or stand up for what some of them don't like; 45 will not get the focus of attention he craves; Republican representatives will become very concerned about THEIR re-elections.

April 20, 2017

Bill O'Leilly signs HUGE satellite radio deal (how long till we see this?)

Guessing by the end of April he signs a deal with Satellite radio.

April 19, 2017

Happy Bicycle Day everyone!


Tripping in LSD's Birthplace: A Story for "Bicycle Day"
After consuming magic mushrooms in Basel, Switzerland, I ran into Albert Hofmann, the chemist who catalyzed the psychedelic era.
By John Horgan on April 19, 2014 7


Exactly 71 years ago, April 19, 1943, Albert Hofmann, a chemist for Sandoz, in Basel, Switzerland, ingested a minute amount—just 250 micrograms--of a compound derived from the ergot fungus. He soon felt so disoriented that he rode his bicycle home, where he experienced all the heavenly and hellish effects of lysergic acid diethylamide.

Albert Hofmann first experienced LSD's full effects while riding a bicycle in Basel, Switzerland, on April 19, 1943, as commemorated in this blotter-acid art.
Psychedelic enthusiasts now commemorate Hofmann's discovery of LSD's effects every April 19, a.k.a. "Bicycle Day. " To celebrate this Bicycle Day, I'd like to describe one of the strangest trips of my life, which took place in Basel and involved (sort of) Hofmann.
In 1999, while, researching a book on mysticism, I flew to Basel to attend “Worlds of Consciousness,” a leading forum for scientists studying altered states, especially drug-induced states. The meeting, held in a convention center within walking distance of my hotel, offered two divergent perspectives of hallucinogens. In the convention center’s lobby, vendors peddled visionary books, music and art, including drawings, by Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger, of pouty-lipped, warhead-breasted, cybernetic vixens transmogrified by titanic psychic forces.


https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/tripping-in-lsds-birthplace-a-story-for-e2809cbicycle-daye2809d/
April 14, 2017

The question NOBODY is asking! How is TRump's golf game?

What is his score? Does he cheat? Bet? Handicap?

April 7, 2017

Syria gas attack and Donald Trumps military response dont add up

Unless Putin Orchestrated it

I detest empty conspiracy theories. If the most straightforward logical explanation for something is well supported by the facts, then it’s probably true most of the time. But here’s the trouble with the events of the past forty-eight hours: none of it makes sense on its face. Not the gas attack in Syria. And certainly not Donald Trump’s response. I hate to say it, but these events only logically make sense if they’ve all been arranged by Vladimir Putin.

Let’s start with the gas attack in Syria. In my view, the rebels lack the motivation and the organization to have been behind it. And ISIS was so weakened during the Obama administration that it now lacks the muscle to have pulled this off (and ISIS would be loudly taking credit if it did). And yet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, genocidal as he may be, would not have done something like this without the approval of the Kremlin, because he is a longtime Russian puppet in both an economic and military sense.

MORE AT LINK

http://www.palmerreport.com/opinion/syria-gas-attack-and-donald-trumps-military-response-dont-add-up-unless-putin-orchestrated-it/2210/

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