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THE LATEST FEMALE CEO IN THE FORTUNE 500 BREAKS A NEW BARRIER

Courtesy of Fortune.com, July 27, 2018, by Beth Kowitt

Agribusiness company Land O’Lakes has named Beth Ford its new president and CEO, appointing her to the top job at a challenging and tumultuous period for the agriculture industry.
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ARETHA FRANKLIN— R.I.P. (8-16-18)

courtesy of Simon Hattenstone, theguardian.com, December 30, 2015

You want to know why Aretha is the indisputable Queen of Soul? Watch this. You want to know why hacks like me send her fan mail by the week pleading for an interview, knowing there is sod-all hope, but not resenting her one smidge? Watch this.

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ORANGE BARBER OF SEVILLE

Courtesy of Operatico Politico,  June 1, 2017

Real Fake News – Opera vs. Trump (Rossini Edition)

Believe it or not, in an aria with so many words, we actually still did not manage to fit in everything we wanted to say about “45”!  Singers: Rebecca Nelsen (1st and 3rd) and Eric Stoklossa.

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OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING

Courtesy of ConsumerWatchdog.org, June 20, 2018

Map Shows Jerry Brown Has 4 Times More Offshore Oil Wells Than Trump

Los Angeles, CA — Consumer Watchdog today launched a web site that allows you to compare California offshore wells under the control of Governor Jerry Brown and President Donald Trump.

Brown has called Trump’s federal offshore oil drilling short-sighed and reckless, but the site — www.BrownvTrumpOilMap.com — shows Brown controls four times more oil wells in state waters than oil wells in federal waters overseen by Trump.

Offshore wells overseen by the Brown Administration total 5,460 versus 1,429 federal offshore wells, which are three nautical miles or more off California’s coast.
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DEMOCRACY UNDER ATTACK

Courtesy of Committee to Investigate Russia

A Conversation with James Clapper and John O. Brennan

Published February 7, 2018

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2017 IN SEVEN CHARTS

Courtesy Mona Chalabi, Guardian US data editor, December 29, 2017

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NEW LAWS AFFECTING CALIFORNIA IN 2018

Courtesy Melody Gutierrez, SFChronicle.com, December 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO  Whether you cross the street, head to college or apply for a new job, one of the hundreds of new laws that California will add to the books on New Year’s Day is likely to affect you.

The biggest change, however, is that licensed dispensaries can legally sell recreational marijuana to adults 21 years and older starting Monday. About four dozen dispensaries are licensed by the state to sell marijuana for recreational use, with many other retailers expected to receive licenses in 2018.
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THE 14 CHARACTERISTICS OF FASCISM

Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt recently wrote an article about fascism (“Fascism Anyone?,” Free Inquiry, Spring 2003, page 20). Studying the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile), Dr. Britt found they all had 14 elements in common. He calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism. The excerpt is in accordance with the magazine’s policy.

The 14 characteristics are:

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ACCEPTABLE POSES

October 17, 2017

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NO, WHITE FRIEND, YOU WEREN’T “EMBARRASSED” BY BARACK OBAMA

Courtesy JohnPavlovitz.com, May 26, 2017

I remember the day after the Election, a friend of mine who happens to be white, remarked on social media that he “finally wasn’t embarrassed of America and our President.”

I sprained my eyes rolling them and they have never fully recovered.

Since then I’ve heard this sentiment echoed by more white folks than I can count, especially in recent months; supposed relief at”once again having”a leader who instills pride.

Since I don’t have the time to ask each of them individually, I’ll ask here:

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TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS: REPORT CARD

Courtesy of theguardian.com, Phil Maynard and Simon Roberts, April 26, 2017

The US president’s first 100 days in office have seen a flurry of executive orders, tweets, leaks and military attacks in the Middle East. But his domestic agenda has been thwarted at every turn, with healthcare plans, travel bans and the Mexican wall ensnared by other branches of government.

April 26, 2017

After months of campaign promises to help ordinary Americans, President Donald Trump’s first 100 days have revealed that his true policy priorities are benefitting corporations and the wealthiest few at the expense of everyone else. His actions and those of his administration have been characterized by broken promises, gross conflicts of interest, and a stark erosion of transparency, ethics, and other democratic norms.

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TEXAS LAWMAKER RIDICULES ANTI-ABORTION MEASURES

Courtesy of Tom Dart in theguardian.com,  March 13, 2017

A Texas lawmaker has filed a satirical bill to regulate “masturbatory emissions” as a riposte to a slew of anti-abortion measures advocated by the state’s Republican politicians.

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TONI MORRISON HAS SOMETHING TO SAY

Courtesy of newyorker.com, November 21, 2016

Making America White Again, by Toni Morrison

This is a serious project. All immigrants to the United States know (and knew) that if they want to become real, authentic Americans they must reduce their fealty to their native country and regard it as secondary, subordinate, in order to emphasize their whiteness. Unlike any nation in Europe, the United States holds whiteness as the unifying force. Here, for many people, the definition of “Americanness” is color.

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FROM CLASS ACT…

From Class Act…

 

…To Crass Act

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GOVERNOR BROWN TO CLIMATE SCIENTISTS: WE SHALL PERSEVERE

Courtesy American Geophysical Union (AGU), December 14, 2016, at their Fall Meeting in San Francisco

“The climate is changing, temperatures are rising, oceans are becoming more acidified, habitats are under stress — the world is facing tremendous danger.

It’ll be up to you as truth-tellers and truth seekers to mobilize all your efforts to fight back.

We’ve got a lot of firepower. We’ve got the scientists, we’ve got the universities, we have the national labs and we have the political clout and sophistication for the battle — and we will persevere. Have no doubt about that.”  (video to follow)

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