Monthly Archives: November 2015

Are we having terror yet? Naturalizing the Cultural and Culturalizing the Natural

by ann summers “They have weapons. F*ck them. We have champagne!” (Charlie Hebdo’s response to recent Paris attacks)                            #Daesh bullshit…   Terrorism is natural in the sense that … Continue reading

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by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Conspicuous consumption is a term introduced by the Norwegian-American economist and sociologist Thorstein Veblen in his book The Theory of the Leisure Class. The term refers to consumers who buy expensive items to display wealth and income … Continue reading

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When It’s Your Turn To Cook The Bird

By Jim Foreman, Guest Blogger Jim Foreman tells me he wrote this twenty years ago for a women’s magazine. It has been republished, somewhere, every year since then. I suggested to him that it would be a shame to break … Continue reading

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Steve King (R-IA) and his Fighting boy named City of Light

We’ll purge everybody that we can identify that might even be in question and we’ll start all over with a new security system Continue reading

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Word Cloud: GRATEFUL

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD For many Americans, it’s feasting on turkey and all the fixings with family and friends, watching football and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV, and then nodding off with a mild case of indigestion. This … Continue reading

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France, Terrorists and the War That is not a war.

by Chuck Stanley Other than those affected directly, I am probably handling this less well than most here. Especially affecting me is the death of 23 y/o Nohemi Gonzalez. It has been only five short months since I watched my … Continue reading

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By ann summers Expect airstrikes in Syria and some serious covert work to resolve the crisis even though in each case, AfPak, Iran/Iraq/Syria, and even Yemen, regional alliances would best serve the causes of peace. This is not the way … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: DRAGON

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Dragon – a mythical creature appearing in many cultures, used to symbolize many things: power, wisdom, menace, good fortune, destruction, greed, the bones of the earth, illusion, the longing of human beings to fly, etc. November … Continue reading

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Republico’s GOP rap music….Yo golf pants too low

The answer to the question of whether rap music may appear at the 2016 Republican National Connvention Continue reading

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Word Cloud: WARCRY

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD This month marks the 99th Anniversary of the end of the Somme Offensive, also known as the Battle of the Somme. The Somme was one of the longest, bloodiest battles in human history: between July 1, and … Continue reading

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