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May 14 Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In commented on The Stranger Is Seattle's Sixth Most Credible Source of Information on the Minimum Wage!.
New Stranger slogan: "We beat both the Times & the Socialist Alternative Party!"
May 12 Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In commented on The Ice Sheet in West Antarctica Is Collapsing, and There's Nothing We Can Do to Stop It.
1, And this action... what do see happening? The despair comes from the fact that in America, there is no willingness among our leaders to do anything substantial. The people who operate international finance have amassed wealth beyond what people will imagine, and our leaders are following them, not the people.

Sure, there are voices out there, and the people can get motivated, but who do you see, right now, in positions of power, in the media, in finance, in politics, that are doing anything besides pointing to the problem? The solution lies in dismantling our current energy and economic models, which are backed by the most wealthy, entrenched, and powerful people on the planet. None of them are interested, and many are deliberately working against anyone who tries to change the situation.

That is where our despair comes from. It would be great if we could gather every single owner of the oil industry, coal industry, and the banking industry that has invested in them, and killed them all. It is justice, they are traitors to humanity. What they are doing is the worst kind of crime against humanity ever perpetrated: wiping out our livelihood, perhaps the extinction of the species. But who is powerful enough to bring them to justice? They've hired the politicians and media to either leave them alone or convince everyone that they're really just misunderstood heroes.

No one, that's who. If there was a popular uprising, maybe, but they can just hire the military to take us out, labeling us "eco-terrorists." Just try and get some justice with that label on you. The best thing people are doing is simply trying to convince the rest of us that something's wrong. Well, that's been the plan for the past forty years and I don't see anything fundamental changing. There are still plenty of drooling idiots everywhere, (you know who they are on the Slog) who disdain any suggestion that humans are causing climate change, despite universal acceptance of this fact among the scientific community. These idiots are on the side of the traitors, but they're not really doing anything meaningful about it besides getting in the way, being a mindless boob.

Democracy is trotted out as the highest form of government. Yet we can see how utterly useless it is when facing a threat of global consequence. Because enough politicians can be bought to bring any solution to a halt. Notice what's been going on in DC for the past two years? A whole lot of nothing.

If there was an organized movement that was directly targeting the real problem, in dismantling our energy and economic structure and replace it with something sustainable, I'd be all over that in a second. But too many people are afraid to lose their comfort, in spite of the fact that our food chain is threatened and could collapse. So what you do propose we do?
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May 5 Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In commented on Sculpture Removed After Complaints About All That Gay Sex.
9, I agree. I didn't see any kind of 'unity,' as there is no harmony between the figures. It looks more like an expression of domination & control.

I find the reaction hysterical, BTW. Americans are horribly stunted when it comes to aesthetics, and they use sexualizing everything as a substitute.
May 5 Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In commented on High School Newspaper Might Be Forced to Use Word They Consider Racist.
I've always been fascinated with this issue. Team names try to reflect the culture and history of the area. Predatory animals are much preferred, but there aren't that many of them that people encounter, so those names don't have much resonance. And what do you do then, when you look into your area's history and there's nothing there? America has very little in the way of history compared the rest of the first world. What was here hundreds of years ago? Native Americans. The names continue to exist for rivers, cities, places, etc. That's the bedrock underneath the sandy topsoil history of Europe's castaways who came here. That is what is mined for when Americans try to find something 'historically identifying.'

I'm not advocating for the use of those names, and the term 'Redskins' *is* racist, pure and simple. I just find it fascinating how Americans, who are usually loathe to look too deeply into the actual history of the Native Americans, continue to turn to them to find some kind of identity, some connection to being on this continent.
May 2 Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In commented on SL Letter of the Day: He's Single, Ladies.
6, really? I thought it was hysterical. That's comedy gold right there. He's like the male version of Andrea Dworkin.

AD: "Sex is about domination & that's a bad thing!"

LW "NO! Sex is about domination & that's a good thing!"

Lather, rinse, repeat.
May 2 Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In commented on What Was the Last Piece of Music that Gave You the Chills?.
Yo La Tengo's "Pass the Hatchet, I Think I'm Goodkind." Ira Kaplan is the master of distortion and feedback. God I love that stuff.
Apr 30 Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In commented on Rick Scott Disappointed By Senior Citizens Who Enjoy Affordable Health Care.
@2, I'm not a big Obama fan, but I will admit that his presidency is truly unique. No US president ever has had to deal with a devoutly antagonistic opposition party. Nixon, Johnson, Reagan, the congress accepted their leadership and worked with them. Not so for Obama. The Republicans have completely given up their loyalty to the US & the constitution and only operate on their loyalty to their own party.

I feel Obama's biggest mistake was to refuse to prosecute the extensive crimes of Bush & Cheney, both foreign and domestic betrayals.
Apr 28 Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In commented on Donald Sterling Is Not the Left's Cliven Bundy.
Sterling is old enough to have been a Dem & a bigot. But the GOP has been doing their best over the past twenty years to pull in and unite bigots from across the spectrum, from the dirt poor whites to the incredibly wealthy whites.

Apr 28 Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In commented on "Why do racist words bring more accountability than racist practices?".
Words are easily reproducible & can be disseminated quickly to millions. Actions are ephemeral, are difficult to catch and record.
 
 

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