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The color of white.
Author: Raine    Date: 03/14/2019 13:16:39

It's Thursday and I spent a good part of my evening painting in the Studio. I am so happy and grateful to finally have space where I can nurture my creativity, and more importantly, get away from the shitshow that is supposed to running our country.
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13 comments (Latest Comment: 03/14/2019 18:26:00 by Scoopster)

Gender Bias
Author: BobR    Date: 03/13/2019 12:55:35

The DA in MA charged 50 people yesterday in federal court as part of a long-running, nationwide $25 million conspiracy to illicitly gain admission for their children to top colleges and universities (see note 1). It's the type of story that is all too familiar - rich people trying to buy their way to the head of the line when they don't deserve it. What made this notable is the inclusion of 2 celebrities who were charged: Felicity Huffman and Lori Laughlin.
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41 comments (Latest Comment: 03/13/2019 23:03:44 by livingonli)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 03/12/2019 09:37:43

Good Morning.

It's a very quiet day on the veteran's front. Ordinarily, I'd categorize that as a good thing, but I'm afraid there may be something deeper at work here.

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14 comments (Latest Comment: 03/13/2019 00:19:12 by TriSec)

Capitalist Socialism
Author: Raine    Date: 03/11/2019 13:05:07

I believe in well-regulated capitalism.
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14 comments (Latest Comment: 03/11/2019 17:05:27 by Raine)

Destroying the village
Author: TriSec    Date: 03/09/2019 10:58:34

On February 7, 1968, American bombs, rockets and napalm obliterated much of the South Vietnamese town of Ben Tre — killing hundreds of civilians who lived there.

Later that day, an unidentified American officer gave Associated Press reporter Peter Arnett a memorable explanation for the destruction.

Arnett used it in the opening of the story he wrote:

“It became necessary to destroy the town to save it,” a U.S. major said Wednesday. He was talking about the grim decision that allied commanders made when Viet Cong attackers overran most of this Mekong Delta city 45 miles southwest of Saigon. They decided that regardless of civilian casualties they must bomb and shell the once placid river city of 35,000 to rout the Viet Cong forces.

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1 comments (Latest Comment: 03/09/2019 15:24:09 by Will in Chicago)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 03/08/2019 13:53:29

Can't even today, just.....ugh....

Have a bit of fluff to remind us there is still good in the world.

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22 comments (Latest Comment: 03/08/2019 18:17:42 by livingonli)

Fruit loopy
Author: Raine    Date: 03/07/2019 14:07:15

Tim Apple.

This is where we are.
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6 comments (Latest Comment: 03/07/2019 18:56:55 by BobR)

The Constitution on Life Support
Author: BobR    Date: 2019-03-06 12:30:00

In years past, those in control of Congress would be sympathetic to a president of their own party. Since 9/11/2001, the powers of the Executive Branch have increased in fits and starts, as Congress finds ways to get around members of the opposition party. As a result, the concept of the "Unitary Executive" has crept closer to reality, with presidents increasing their power and taking actions previous presidents could only dream of.

In the hands of a level-headed, patriotic, thoughtful, considered, and intelligent president, that kind of power is generally wielded sparingly and only when absolutely required. Considering the current occupant of the White House - none of those adjectives apply. It's a scary point in our country's history, and all eyes are on the Republicans in Congress, wondering what it's going to take for them to reel in pResident tRump.
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12 comments (Latest Comment: 03/06/2019 23:56:13 by TriSec)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 03/05/2019 10:55:01

Good Morning.

Let's talk cancer this morning. We all know somebody who's had it, or may even be battling it as we speak. When I was diagnosed myself, I was more mystified than anything else, but as time went on I discovered a tenuous link to many of my friends. In the years after my diagnosis, about a half-dozen of us that had worked at LL Bean in Burlington, MA all had similar diagnoses. Our store is located on a former Superfund site, and to this day somebody still opens the manhole in front of the store to "test" for something. What it is, I never found out, but it's enough of a coincidence for me to remain curious at least, to this day.
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6 comments (Latest Comment: 03/05/2019 19:03:48 by livingonli)

Foxy Shady
Author: Raine    Date: 03/04/2019 14:10:34

It's Monday and I am still reeling from the insanity that came out of C-PAC on Saturday.

Remember when Obama called Kanye a "Jackass" off the record and it was leaked to the public? Good times.
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20 comments (Latest Comment: 03/04/2019 20:14:52 by BobR)

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