An email from an ex-student (this past Thursday) alerted me that a certain “computer person” named “Alex Hart” had posted my home address on the “Bundy Ranch”Facebook page. Previously, I had posted articles about the current Bundy situation, suggesting that indeed the BLM had been too heavy handed, that Mr. Bundy should pay his grazing fees and that many of the individuals posting “data” about public/BLM lands were simply wrong. I had been met with everything from a cacophony of “Agenda 21” conspiracy alerts to the reasoned dialogue of computer screen pundits: “fuck you”, “troll”, -and “liberal socialist.” I expected that, but, when “Alex Hart” found and posted my address–telling me, in effect, that they weren’t interested in facts or honest discussion and, moreover, that they knew where I live—a line was crossed. I “blocked” Alex Harts’ messages and sent a note to the Facebook team.
By Rob Kall, OpedNews
PART OF A SERIES ON WHY AND HOW THE WORLD MUST NOW GET RID OF BILLIONAIRES
The movie Monuments Men took my thoughts to unexpected places, tying gestapo general art plunderers to billionaire narcissists and sociopaths.
I watched the movie Monuments Men last night, directed by George Clooney, starring Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray and Jon Goodman. I liked the movie a lot. It took me some places I had no idea it would take me.
By Dan Brennan, Political Analyst, wsws.org
At last week’s National Action Network annual convention in New York City there was no shortage of high-profile politicians hobnobbing with the organization’s founder and president, Al Sharpton. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and Attorney General Eric Holder all made appearances at the event. Business leaders, like McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson, and union bigwigs such as Gerry Hudson, vice president of SEIU, were honored with awards. The gathering of rich and powerful was capped off by President Obama’s keynote speech on Friday.
For as long as the word has been used to describe a type of political theory and practice, philosophers have been quibbling over precisely what liberalism is. As one would expect after more than two hundred years, suggestions abound. However there is general agreement on at least one point: its core doctrines are universalistic; they apply to human beings generally.
A reminder by Roland Vincent
THE APPALLING UGLINESS THAT THE USUAL MEDIA CIRCUS HAS IGNORED AND SWEPT UNDER THE RUG
One more reason to condemn the nation’s out-of-control worship of professional sports figures. An obsession constantly abetted by the corporate media and celebrated in all “respectable” quarters.