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Attempted Coup in Venezuela with Abby Martin, Greg Wilpert, Paul Jay

Best video I have seen to date on Venezuela. We just need to be aware that these events have been planned and carried out with the direct and indirect support of the United States, interfering and taking advantage of a horrible situation. We could have been the "good guys." We could have dropped the sanctions. We could have facilitated dialogue. We could have opposed the illegal attempts to take over a democratically elected government. We could have stopped weaponizing oil prices (along with Saudi Arabia. Please watch this. It is well worth the time and certainly better for one's mind than, you know, Beavis and Butthead.

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Was the demise of Venezuela's government the inevitable result of socialism, the collapse of oil prices, a coup, or something else?

We are being told all the time that the nation's collapse is because socialism is bad  (very bad), and that capitalism is good (very good) and will fix it.. I don't believe it.

~229~ The Truth About NATO, Venezuela Chaos, New Age of Censorship

A Howdy Deenie Christmas (and Racehorse Voting)

A Howdy Deenie Christmas (and Racehorse Voting)
by Frank Ellsworth Lockwood
December 7, 2018

His fist slammed down. Hard. It seemed the table must surely have cracked, and our company’s faces turned pale: For them, it must have opened a window into the daily lives of my mom, myself, my siblings, and extended family: I believe our holiday guests had suddenly lost their appetites for turkey, dressing and all the fixings. What they really wanted, I think, was out of the room, but they remained, as if frozen to their seats.

The Guardian Versus Julian Assange: Which is the real investigative reporter?

The Guardian or Julian Assange and Wikileaks: Which is the real investigative publisher? (Or "How the Guardian fakes news").

Everybody loves the Guardian sometimes. Really! The guardian, at least, is not a partisan publication, but that doesn't mean it is a reliable source either. The Guardian, in my opinion, is out for the big story, whatever will sell copy: Their axe swings every direction.
A current example exists in the recent article, "Manafort held secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassy, sources say." [Luke Harding and Dan Collyns in Quito, Tue 27 Nov 2018 09.23 EST] The main gist is that President Trump colluded with Russians, but prominently it quotes (tainted source) Alex Jones to claim that without Assange, Trump would not be president.

Blogger and Google seem to have really messed up my blogs.

I used to have different post under different headings, so there were political posts, there were religious views, there were poems and songs, there were all these different blogs that I had painstakingly written over a period of ten years or so. Now they are either gone, or jumbled up together, so that political posts are in the same blog as guitar/music and so on and so forth. Other pages are simply gone. I don't know where they put them. Too bad, as when Google took over Blogger and it became, at least as I understood it, it became blogspot and then Google did something else with it, along with our photos on Picasa. It's anybody's guess where you will find one of my articles, actually more like twenty years worth of work. Sigh. Do not trust your favorite blogging program to keep your blogs safe. That's about all for this post.

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