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of all men, and the First
(or even the Second)
Amendment to the Constitution
of the United States of America.
This is an archive edition.
Retweets Anti-Muslim Videos From British Far Right Leader. Trump
retweeted inflammatory videos from a fringe British political group
Wednesday that purported to show violence being committed by Muslims,
drawing quick condemnation from civil rights groups as well as a spokesman
for British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Garrison Keillor: When
This is Over You Will Have Nothing That You Want.
"The cap does not look good on you, it's a duffer's cap, and when you
come to the microphone, you look like the warm-up guy, the guy who
announces the license number of the car left in the parking lot, doors
locked, lights on, motor running."
Steps in the Evolution of Historic Terrorist Organizations.
History’s first clearly identifiable terrorists emerged in the Holy
Lands during the 1st century AD in the form of a clandestine organization
of fanatics who engaged in public murder and exemplary atrocities in a bid
to gain freedom from a foreign occupier.
NewYorker: The Root of All Cruelty? Early psychological research on dehumanization looked at what made the Nazis different from the rest of us. But psychologists now talk about the ubiquity of dehumanization.
Here's the episode
of Black Mirror referred to in the above article. Streaming on
psychopath Trump is still repeating the naked lie that Obama
wasn't born in the United States. Now he's saying that the
infamous "Access Hollywood" tape is faked. Oh, yeah, and North
Korea can kill us now.
Short History of Flash Photography. All photography requires light,
but the light used in flash photography is unique — shocking, intrusive
and abrupt. It’s quite unlike the light that comes from the sun, or even
from ambient illumination. It explodes, suddenly, into darkness.
News Fires Matt Lauer. Lauer, the anchor of "Today" for two
decades, was fired by NBC News after a detailed complaint about
inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace. [But, of course,
the sexual predator president remains untouched.]
the Art World Inside Out. What do a UFO-obsessed Romanian refugee, a
schizophrenic Italian war veteran, and an 80-year-old sex-mad Russian
woman have in common? Answer: They are all outsider artists.
Twain's Disturbing Passion for Collecting Young Girls. “...sexually
innocent girls from ages ten to sixteen, with undeveloped boyish bodies
and with whom he carried out titillating flirtations.”
Keith Olbermann: Trump
is Finished. The last of Keith's "Resistance" reports.
Reckons With Its Racist Past. A new collaborative effort between the
Chinese-American community and the Tacoma Art Museum is helping the city
heal from its ugly past.
I love Pop Art. Here's an excellent BBC documentary about Robert Rauschenberg, Pop Art pioneer.
And I've always been fascinated by the history of Dadaism
Here is the definitive documentary: Europe
After the Rain. I also watched this about the innovative and prolific surrealist
Could Prove to Be Key Asset in Mueller's Investigation. awyers for
former national security adviser Michael Flynn have halted communications
with U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team, a potentially critical step
in the probe into contacts between Trump's election campaign and Russia,
sources familiar with the investigation said yesterday.
Must Investigate Trump's Alleged Sexual Misconduct. "Powerful men
with long histories of alleged sexual harassment or assault are finally
being held accountable — except one."
Strongest Pot Looks Like Crystal Meth. Now for sale in Seattle, it's
only a matter of time, Spokane.
Day on Noah's Ark. Ark Encounter, a theme park featuring a replica of
Noah’s Ark built to biblical specifications, opened its doors in
Williamstown, Kentucky, last year, and has since welcomed more than 1.1
Friday, Through the Eyes of Smith and Marx. The mega shopping day
became a nationwide phenomenon in the 1980s, but what would the early
theorists of capitalism make of it?
Meaning of Black Friday. When Black Friday devours Thanksgiving,
capitalism consumes one of its sustaining myths.
Friday Is Black Friday. Why our addiction to consumption and growth is
Net Neutrality Is Important. Know what's at stake if the FCC proceeds
with its plan to gut net neutrality.
Academic Study of Religion Explained. Religious studies draws
inspiration from multiple academic disciplines: sociology, anthropology,
history, neuroscience, biology, psychology, political science.
Rise and Fall of Rolling Stone. What happened when Jann Wenner traded
the hippie dream for pop-star friends and luxury.
Slavoj Zizek on Elon Musk's Artificial
Probably the greatest Lindy hop sequence ever filmed: Whitey's
Lindy Hoppers from the 1941 film "Helzapoppin".
It's a Long Way to the Top if You
Wanna Rock N' Roll. The only way this could be better is if they
smashed their bagpipes at the end.
"You know, a long time ago being crazy meant
something. Nowadays everybody's crazy."
Charles Manson, American icon, serial killer and former cult leader, dead at 83.
Hidden History of Trump's First Trip to Moscow. The dossier by the
former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele asserts that the
Kremlin had been cultivating Trump for “at least five years” before
his stunning victory in the 2016 US presidential election. In fact, the
Soviet Union was interested in him too, three decades earlier.
Malcolm Young, AC/DC Guitarist and Co-Founder, Dead at 64.
Mash. Beastly births, ass-popes and satanic hybrids: nothing distills
the weirdness of the early moderns like their woodcuts.
Don't Want to Be Seattle. We don’t want to be Seattle is one of
those canaries for those who fear change and cling to their expo ’74
version of Spokane like a toddler with a blankie.
McMorris Rodgers Addresses Her Vote in Support of the House Tax Plan.
The U.S. House this week passed sweeping changes to the nation’s tax
laws. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Spokane, answered questions on
the proposal, as well as the Senate’s tax plan yesterday at a
Spokesman-Review editorial board meeting.
Things Trump Did This Week While You Weren't Looking. Beyond the
headlines, Trump is making a lot of changes.
Making of an American Nazi. How did Andrew Anglin go from being an
antiracist vegan to the alt-right's most vicious troll and propagandist?
the Interstate Highway System Shaped American Life. The US interstate
highway system was designed to keep America safe in case of invasion, but
it had dramatic consequences for the way we live today.
Sammelband has Frisket-Bite. A short glossary of delightful library
Most Dangerous Man in the World. It is dawning on Congress that no one
can stop Trump from ordering a nuclear attack.
Considers Threat of Unprovoked US Nuclear War. Former Pentagon
official from the Obama administration, allowed that he was “very
worried about a miscalculation based on the continuing use of [Trump’s]
Twitter account with regard to North Korea.”
There Anything Stopping Trump from Launching a Nuclear Strike? Nope.
Here's a pre-election article discussing how insane it would be to give Trump the nuclear codes.
Oliver: The Trump
Presidency. One year after the presidential election, John Oliver
discusses what we've learned so far. Funny, yet frightening.
Real Story Behind Hillary, Russia, and Uranium. Trump calls it the
“real Russia story”: allegations that as Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton approved the sale of 20 percent of US uranium supplies to Rosatom,
the Russian state nuclear company.
Jacobin: The Russian Revolution at 100. Jacobin Magazine's coverage of the October Revolution and its aftermath.
Revolution of 1917. Definition, Causes, Summary, and Facts.
Stormtrooper Paradox. A shift in the Star Wars mythos.
Pop Culture's Obsession with the Milgram Experiment. Stanley Milgram
was a psychologist who set up an experiment in the 1960s where people
dressed in lab coats asked participants to administer electric shocks to
other people who were in another room.
An introduction to transhumanism: the movement, the theory, the dangers.
Chris Hedges: Fight
the Disease, Not the Symptoms. The symptoms of globalized corporate
capitalism are the same, whether in India, Turkey, Russia or the U.S. They
must not be confused with the disease.
on the EPA. How did Scott Pruitt go from fighting the EPA to running
it? "War on the EPA" traces how the anti-regulatory and
anti-climate change science movements reached this moment.
Best Way to Honor a Vet is With the Truth. Clinging to myths about
Iraq and Vietnam only guarantees more war.
Antifa Uses Violence. Vice met members of Philadelphia's Antifa
movement to learn more about their tactics.
Speech Be Violent? The proposed metric is that speech is violence when
it ceases to be merely offensive and becomes abusive. But this litmus
test, like all taxonomical devices, represents a hazy and contentious
Things Trump Did This Week While You Weren't Looking. An top
administration health care official signals that big changes are coming to
Medicaid — even without any help from Congress. Plus, four other things
Trump did while you weren't looking.
Pieces of Advice to People living in 2088. Kurt Vonnegut writes a
letter to the future.
Parents and Roy Moore's Gall. “Mary was a teenager and Joseph
was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus. There’s just
nothing immoral or illegal here. Maybe just a little bit unusual.”
C.K. Is Done. When the NYT put names to previously unsourced stories,
the laughter died.
or Coffee? Should I kill myself or have a cup of coffee? The Stoics
and Existentialists agree on the answer.
As an Antidepressant Looks Quite Exciting. A number of small studies
have found that ketamine can do something no other drug can: it often
relieves even suicidal depression in a matter of hours in patients who
have not responded to other treatments.
Button-Down Anarchist. How did Mark Bray, an academic historian,
became the public face of antifa? By shedding his "inessential
Are you a fan of The Joe Rogan Experience? I am! Here's a good one: Joe talks to American mycologist (mushroom dude) Paul Stamets on a wide variety of 'shroom (sorry, doc) related subjects.
to Be a Stoic. Born nearly two thousand years before Darwin and Freud,
Epictetus seems to have anticipated a way out of their prisons.
C. K. Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Five Women. The rumors of
"trap-and-jack" have been around for years. Reaction is
Trump was elected president one year ago today. How long can a nation
endure such a sickness without succumbing to death?
Year Without a President. Today marks one year since Donald Trump was
elected President. Instead of governing, Trump has been insulting,
throwing tantrums, and getting even. So who's really running the country?
Bill Eliminates Deduction for Teachers Who Buy Supplies for Students.
As Republicans march forward on a massive overhaul of the nation’s tax
system, classroom teachers could end up feeling the pinch.
Indigenous Stories Can Teach Us About the Pacific's Earthquakes. The
native peoples of the Pacific Northwest have been telling stories about
earthquakes for 10,000 years. Only now are scientists mining these
myths—of Thunderbird, Whale, and mountain dwarfs—for history and
I've been away for a few days. I'm really, really not tired from not
digging out from the big, predicted snow storm that didn't happen.
the Kinky World of Bespoke Porn. Over 75 percent of porn industry
models are now creating and getting paid for their own content, including
social media, cam shows, and – the new forefront – bespoke videos.
the Left's Online Effort to Out White Supremacists. Meet Fallon. In
the evenings and her spare time, she researches and reveals the identities
of neo-Nazis in America.
Keith Olbermann: Guess Who
Celebrated Election Night With Trump. Sounds like they had quite a
Texas Heat. Dallas had never hit 90 degrees in November. It can no
longer make that claim.
Expect snow this afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued a
winter storm warning for the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene area - in effect from
Sunday 4 pm until Monday 4 am.
Is Facing an Epistemic Crisis. "The US is experiencing a deep
epistemic breach, a split not just in what we value or want, but in who we
trust, how we come to know things, and what we believe we know — what we
believe exists, is true, has happened and is happening."
2016 Democratic Primary Was Rigged. Here is what you need to know
about the political storm sparked by Donna Brazile’s allegations against
the Clinton campaign.
2017 Fiction Issue. That's right, it's Taste Magazine's special issue:
Fiction about food!
NationalGeographic: The Gospel of Judas. National Geographic provides exclusive access to the documents and evidence that traces the incredible story of what has happened to the Gospel of Judas since it was found.
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