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The Disaffected Lib: The Neoliberal Racket

George Monbiot traces the origins of neoliberalism and how to seized control of political and economic thought in the West eventually leading to the election of Donald Trump.

At a meeting a few months after Margaret Thatcher became leader of the Conservative party, one of her colleagues, or so the story goes, was explaining . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Neoliberal Racket

We Pivot: Healing America Begins Now; Let’s Join Them!

It’s not Trump. It’s a country that makes Trump possible.

It’s not Clinton vs. Sanders. It’s about building the world we want and making our leaders follow us. You know how much they love the polls.

It’s about hope, optimism and pivoting: finding our pivot foot in the areas of life WE are improving.

It’s . . . → Read More: We Pivot: Healing America Begins Now; Let’s Join Them!

The Disaffected Lib: So Many Emails, So Little Time.

It’s the favourite food of conspiracy theorists and their zookeeper, Donald J. Trump. “The fix is in.” The proof – the massive number of emails the FBI would have had to read in order to clear Hillary Clinton of any criminal conduct.

By some accounts there were upwards of 650,000 emails. In standard copy paper . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: So Many Emails, So Little Time.

Cowichan Conversations: Secret World Of The US Election–John Pilger Talks With Julian Assange

I saw this on FB yesterday and watched in for a minute or two, as we do. But then I did not have 24 minutes to spare so saved it and moved on.

Then about

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Trump a Plant?

A window into how a major campaign manipulates media and the public to steer the national conversation:

July 23rd, 2015:

Summary of Morning Joe by TVeyes

— Speculation into the possibility of Donald Trump running as a third party candidate. John Heilemann comments saying as it looks right now, Trump would get about 20 percent . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Trump a Plant?

kirbycairo: So-called "Free Trade" and the Presidential Election. . .

Trade is one of the stranger political issues in recent years. For more than two decades now the left has been saying that the trade deals (even going back before the Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations), are not really “free-trade” deals at all, but are rather ‘corporate rights’ deals that are intended to strengthen the . . . → Read More: kirbycairo: So-called "Free Trade" and the Presidential Election. . .

Politics, Re-Spun: The DNC Superdelegates Can Fix Party Corruption This Week

In case you missed it, Clinton and the DNC are corrupt, and have been for a long time. They and their media partners have worked hard to keep Bernie Sanders from becoming the Democratic nominee for president. And still, he almost won in the primaries and caucuses. What could he have accomplished if the DNC … Continue reading The DNC Superdelegates Can Fix Party Corruption This Week

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Clinton Lied But No Consequence. It’s Like It’s the 1990s Still

“Here, for the record, is Clinton saying, on March 10, 2015, “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email.”” I’m particularly offended by this oligarchy-outcome because Clinton is guilty of doing what she persecutes American hero Ed Snowden for doing – “mishandling classified information”. Yet he lives in exile in Russia, […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Clinton Lied But No Consequence. It’s Like It’s the 1990s Still

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Why Did Obama Kill the #KXL Pipeline?

Everything in this article isn’t perfect, but these parts are: Alberta’s problem is twofold: Its oilsands have been buried by fracked American oil that is both higher-value and cheaper to produce, while longer-term they face marginalization in a world committed to weaning itself off carbon. So another pipeline isn’t needed; oilsands production won’t be expanding […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Why Did Obama Kill the #KXL Pipeline?

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Experience Counts

Hillary Clinton is campaigning on her having experience. Well, it is true, she does have a lot of experience. She has a great deal of experience in lying, in completely misrepresenting herself, her actions and the facts of the matter, in plotting regim… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Experience Counts

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Assange Illegally Detained by UK Police

The London police force has wasted millions of pounds on detaining Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy for years. UN group reportedly backs Julian Assange 'unlawful detention' claim https://t.co/vgeXcKVWHl pic.twitter.com/5ziSJwBdpC — Wired UK (@WiredUK) February 4, 2016 The UN finding in favor of Julian Assange shows what many of us have already known. The UK must […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Assange Illegally Detained by UK Police

Writings of J. Todd Ring: “Liberals” bash Bernie, get Berned

Advisory: Adult language warning, adult conversation – not for children or those who watch FOX or CNN: The whores to corporate America, the political and media prostitutes, including Bill Clinton and Paul Krugman, are coming out with guns a-blazi… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: “Liberals” bash Bernie, get Berned

Writings of J. Todd Ring: New Poll: Sanders Leads Clinton In Iowa

Substance begins to overtake slime. Whoops….did I say that? I meant to say, an honest candidate who has defended and worked for the people, consistently for over 30 years, and the only candidate who is standing up to Wall Street and the corporate… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: New Poll: Sanders Leads Clinton In Iowa

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Sanders Backs Up Clinton, Gets Back Stabbed By DNC

One of the notable moments of the Democratic Debate on CNN weeks ago was when Bernie Sanders bluntly said he was sick and tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s emails. Clinton infamously used personal email for government business, which is illegal. Sanders took the high road and refused to pillory her. The Democratic Party is […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Sanders Backs Up Clinton, Gets Back Stabbed By DNC

Writings of J. Todd Ring: CNN lies, distorts, while its own polls tell the truth: Bernie won the debate

CNN’s own polls show Bernie Sanders won the Democratic presidential debate last night, Tuesday, October 13, 2015, hands down. When CNN polled, and asked “Who won the debate?” 83% of people said Bernie Sanders. 83%. Yet, CNN headlines are splashing the big, bold message, Hillary wins debate by landslide. Can the media be any more . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: CNN lies, distorts, while its own polls tell the truth: Bernie won the debate

The Disaffected Lib: What Now? What If the US Senate Scuttles the Iran Nuclear Deal?

All 54 Republicans in the US Senate will vote against ratification of the Iran nuclear pact negotiated between Tehran and the P6 nations.  They’ll need 13 Democrats to vote with them and the deal is effectively stillborn.  Democratic senator Chuck Schumer could deliver the Republicans the votes they need.

Israeli prime minister Netanyahu has . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: What Now? What If the US Senate Scuttles the Iran Nuclear Deal?

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Bernie Sanders: Australian Perspective

Here’s a facebook comment from Australia I enjoyed.

Aleta Langdon:

A POLITICAL TIP FROM AUSTRALIA: The Republicans, Fox and Rupert Murdoch want Hillary to win the nomination so that they can crucify her in the Presidentials. (So much history, so much scandal, so many unanswered questions, so much to criticise,) They DO NOT want . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Bernie Sanders: Australian Perspective

The Disaffected Lib: You’ll Never See Vlad Putin the Same Way Again

If there’s one guy who doesn’t get any slack from the Western media, it’s Russian strongman, Vlad Putin.  We vilify Putin at every turn and, while he certainly brings some of it down on himself, we make sure to depict ourselves as the guys in the white hats while we heap scorn on him.

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Hilldog16 on SnapChat?

I have a Snapchat account. I’ve not used it in years because it was making my cell phone too full. Imagine if Hillary Clinton had a Snapchat account too, for government business? Her’s would be used for an illegal purpose, like her personal email was. You may recall Sarah Palin got into trouble (without apparent . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Hilldog16 on SnapChat?

The Disaffected Lib: Justin, Tommy – Here’s Your Talking Points

Look, if you can’t nail Harper on this ISIS business, you’re not fit to govern anything much less our country.

What you need to do is pry the lid off ISIS.  Show Canadians what lies beneath, who stands behind.

Start with the notion that this seemingly well-organized, well-trained, well-equipped and obviously well-funded ISIS . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Justin, Tommy – Here’s Your Talking Points

The Scott Ross: House of Cards

Eclectic Lip: Norquist knee-capped by Koch-backed “Shift Disturbers”

Well, it looks like Grover Norquist’s support for a carbon tax shift last Monday (Nov 12) lasted as long as a mayfly. By the time Tuesday (Nov 13) rolled around, he was back to opposing it, and likening government to a tapeworm. I suppose it’s a brave thing to say, considering that the highly-trained, armed […] . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: Norquist knee-capped by Koch-backed “Shift Disturbers”

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: WikiLeaks: Amp Up The Hype – Stratfor Spy Emails Exposed #gifiles

Now I can hardly wait until Monday (now in the UK), with a series of promotional tweets going up today. And I don’t have to wait any longer! Stratfor emails are being exposed, for public review.

@wikileaks: Over 25 media organizations working in silence for months ahead of tomorrow. How´s that for self discipline? Good . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: WikiLeaks: Amp Up The Hype – Stratfor Spy Emails Exposed #gifiles

World Headlines Review: Wikileaks: Misanthropy and the Spectre of Scrutiny

Amid the bluster surrounding the public release of 278 of 251,287 secret and confidential USG diplomatic cables by Wikileaks as of Monday November 29th; more telling as to the behaviour and thinking of governments and vested interests is the current reaction in the world media and of public officials, than any information so far to . . . → Read More: World Headlines Review: Wikileaks: Misanthropy and the Spectre of Scrutiny