Monthly Archives: March 2017

Propaganda 104 Supplemental: Just Because You’ve Forgotten Doesn’t Mean You’re Forgiven

By GENE HOWINGTON “Darkness isn’t the opposite of light, it is simply its absence.” – Terry Pratchett As we’ve previously discussed in the Propaganda Series, propaganda is not always language or images. Sometimes it is the lack of words. It … Continue reading

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Propaganda 104 Supplemental: The Sound of Silence

By GENE HOWINGTON “Silence is argument carried out by other means.” – Che Guevara “Hello darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again, Because a vision softly creeping, Left its seeds while I was sleeping, And the … Continue reading

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Propaganda 104: Magica Verba Est Scientia Et Ars Es

By GENE HOWINGTON “Words have a magical power. They can bring either the greatest happiness or deepest despair; they can transfer knowledge from teacher to student; words enable the orator to sway his audience and dictate its decisions. Words are … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: March 31, 2017

March 31st is Bunsen Burner Day * Crayola Crayon Day * Eiffel Tower Day * International Hug A Medievalist Day * International Transgender Day of Visibility * World Backup Day _________________________________________________________ MORE! Gail Hamilton, Liz Claiborne and Sheila Dikshit, click 

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Word Cloud: RULEBREAKER

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD My Theatre Arts teacher in high school told me: “You should know the rules before you break them.” It wasn’t an original thought, but most thoughts aren’t – after all, about 108 billion people have been living and … Continue reading

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No labels? No “Republicans” …call them members of The Republic Party

   By ann summers Are counter-epithets necessary When someone says “Democrat” as in “Democrat party”, one knows the speaker/writer is a member of the GOP, or the Republic party. The latter epithet is one way to be “as reactionary” in … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: March 30, 2017

March 30th is National Doctor’s Day * ‘I Am In Control’ Day * National Pencil Day * Take a Walk in the Park Day World Bipolar Day * ________________________________________________________________ MORE! Anna Sewell, Melanie Klein and Astrud Gilberto, click

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U.S.M.C. Facing a Readiness Crisis

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 “Red Devils” departs the runway at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 24, 2017. US Marine Corps photo. Pilots need practice to maintain proficiency. Pilots flying … Continue reading

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On This Day: March 29, 2017

March 29th is Lemon Chiffon Cake Day Manatee Appreciation Day Niagara Falls Runs Dry Day * Whole Grain Sampling Day * Little Red Wagon Day * ________________________________________________________________ MORE! Frances Wisebart Jacobs, Vera Dean, and Betty Binns Fletcher, click

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#TrumpRussia ‘s executive privilege … anticipating a “national security” defense by POTUS45*

  By ann summers “…what happens if the Federal Bureau of Investigation finds evidence of criminal conduct by the president? Or, perhaps more likely in Trump’s case, what happens if the president tries to shut down FBI investigations into his … Continue reading

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