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Images (5) March 9, 2017

Posted by rogerhollander in Capitalism, Drugs, First Nations, Uncategorized.
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Roger’s note: here are some miscellaneous images taken from the Internet.

One would think that this trick is too obvious to fool anyone.  However, it has been used more than once by governments to create an illusion of safety.  I saw this when I was on the Council fighting against a new garbage burning incinerator.  Instead of reducing emissions, simply change the safe level standard.  Voila!

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Don’t get me started on capitalism.  OK.  Get me started.  In a capitalist economy, where capital rules with an iron fist over living labor, decisions about economic growth are made by PRIVATE enterprise, where profit is the only consideration.  Contrast this with such decisions made socially for the benefit of society as a whole.  Capitalism as cancer is the most apt analogy I can think of.  That is why we are in danger of planetary death either by environmental catastrophe or nuclear holocaust.  Given the choice, no society would consciously choose annihilation.  That is why the very survival of the universe as we know it demands the defeat of world capitalism.

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I remember the sermon given at my daughter’s wedding,  where the minister said the secret to a successful marriage lies in three words: forgive, forgive, forgive.

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The major opponents of the decriminalization of marijuana in the US are the Chambers of Commerce, Police Departments and private prisons.  Bad for business.

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Dare to dream!

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Images (4) March 4, 2017

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Roger’s note: Here are some more images, which I hope are worth at least a thousand words.  But I add a few anyway (here in Ecuador my fruit lady always throws in some extra, it’s called “Yapa.”)

 

You can always count on those who benefit, always unjustly, from the status quo, to come up with what are supposed to appear to be “self-evident” eternal truths.  Of course these are nothing more than verbal slights of hand designed to take the wind out of the efforts of those who struggle for change (justice).

 

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This cartoon was designed for a Clinton victory, but because she lost the civilians of mostly Muslim countries will have to continue to blasted to smithereens by a male president.  Well, at least he is white and not a Black Kenyan.

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How dare it be suggested that this traditional American value group be considered as terrorist.

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Nike has somehow been able to withstand my my many years of personal boycott.  When I could only find a baseball cap that fit me with the logo I wanted, for the first time in ages I purchased the slash.  Please don’t tell anyone.

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Images (3) March 2, 2017

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Roger’s note: well, today I read that, unlike previous presidents, the Trump Team passed on ethics training.  Why does this not surprise me?  Reminds me of the report that the Saudis training as pilots in Florida in preparation to strike the Twin Towers on 9/11, passed on learning how to land their planes.  In both cases why waste time on unnecessary training?  I also read about how George W. Bush (the new century’s first of two idiot presidents) and Michelle Obama have become best buds.  Warms my cynical Marxist heart, and I will sleep better tonight.

Here are a few on the lighter side which may help lighten the load we bear:

Just as some paranoids may have real enemies, some conspiracy theorists may have real conspiracies.

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Given that the media are America’s greatest enemy, this may be a difficult task.

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Don’t worry, be happy.

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As I say, don’t worry, be happy.

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So you see, the world hasn’t changed that much.

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Images (2) March 1, 2017

Posted by rogerhollander in Human Rights, Religion, Uncategorized, Women.
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Roger’s note: here are some funny and not so funny memes on the subject of religion.  Richard Dawkins’ “The God Delusion” is my Bible on the subject, and I recommend it highly.  I have little use for organized religion and many of its beliefs.  My cynicism comes out strong in what I have selected here.  Enjoy.

 

Here we see the elegant and mocking fusion of science with Biblical history.  

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“Money doesn’t talk, it swears.”  Bob Dylan

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This is wicked.  I love it.

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Sometimes that which unifies ain’t that pretty.

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This too is wicked, but a powerful arrow slung at the Church for its protection of clerical child abusers.

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Horror of horrors, Evangelicals at our door!

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This is more like it.

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And our friendly Muslim fundamentalists.

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The poor murdering the rich.  Don’t tempt me.

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Uncle Sam Meets Doctor Freud July 29, 2016

Posted by rogerhollander in Arms, Art, Literature and Culture, Humor, Political Commentary, Uncategorized.
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Roger’s note: I am a lover of cartoons, puns, politics and psychology.  When all four combine in one image, it knocks my socks off.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

 

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Stan Freberg’s Classic “Green Christmas” December 24, 2014

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Food For Thought September 19, 2014

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THANKS TO LIZ CANFIELD FOR PASSING THIS ALONG:

 

 

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Stop and Kiss: NYPD Need to Chill December 10, 2013

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Roger’s note: Who says the New York City police are racist?  Watch this video and see how affectionate they can be with the unpleasant minorities that clutter up their (once) lily white city.

 

 

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Mayor Bloomberg is defending his city’s controversial stop-and-kiss program whereby the NYPD can kiss anyone – often black and Latino – they think looks suspicious. Great video from The Onion, which apparently many dismayed people have never heard of.

Obama Aides Indicate He May Tell Truth September 15, 2013

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s_500_politicalfilm_files_wordpress_com_0_uncle-barack-he-watchesUncle Barack by Political Film Blog

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September 15, 2013, http://www.opednews.com/

 

(Washington) In a radical departure from official White House policy, unnamed sources within the Executive have suggested that President Barack Obama may be preparing to utter true statements, sometime in the short term.

 

Uncharacteristically candid revelations hint that bypassing the wall of secrecy and over classification of intelligence may be necessary to sway skeptical Americans. Polls of the President’s truthfulness have fluctuated from 62% trustworthiness in 2009 to 0.62% today, a difference of two levels of magnitude.   Individuals who trust the President’s statements are largely confined to state mental health facilities, making interviews difficult to obtain prior to publication.

 

The estate of President Richard Nixon weighed in on the matter, coming to the defense of the President.   “When the president does it, that means it is not illegal,” said a Nixon spokesman.   President Obama, hoping that Americans’ recollections of the disgraced Nixon have faded, after nearly half a century of revisionism, welcomed the move as a legal defense against charges of perjury, lying to congress, propaganda, deception and fabricating false flag terrorism in the Syrian conflict.

 

Asked why America was so intent on aiding and abetting the Al Qaeda offshoot Al Nusra Front, which is technically designated a terrorist organization by the US, the president responded, “You’re off the script.”

 

A scuffle in the White House press room led to one journalist being removed by black clad security personnel without explanation.   Off the record, several of the reporters present recall hearing gunfire shortly afterward, although none could give any more detail.

 

In lighter news, America’s beloved freedom fighters have liberated a second Christian village in Syria, and have promised not to behead any of the infidels who refuse to convert to Sunni Islam.   The President praised this development as a positive sign that the Syrian Jihadists are coming out of their 7th century mindsets and perhaps moving forward into the 8th or even 9th.   Mr. Obama said that such historical progress cannot pass without a moment of reflection and congratulation to the heroic Syrian rebels.

 

Obama’s Director of Imperial Marketing, whom some of the journalists present suspected of being a DARPA developed robot drone in humanoid form, said, “East Asia has always been at war with Oceania.”

 

Cryptic news indeed, as the reporters struggled to identify the two warring nations on their SmartPhones.   Obama’s Marketing Director then pointed to Youtube as proof that, “Syria bad. We good. Syria bad.   We good,” repeating the phrase for several minutes until a group of technicians entered the press briefing to remove the Director in mid utterance.   Such odd behavior led some to question the spokesman’ humanity, leading to a new raft of conspiracy theories floated out across the web.

 

The administration, sensing a probable public relations imbroglio went into damage control mode.   The President appeared on a large video teleconference screen, staring down at the journalists in a formidable posture.

 

“Oceania has always been at war with East Asia,” said Mr. Obama.   “That is your top headline story, and so you be sure to type it out correctly.”

 

The visibly shaken press corps dutifully nodded in unison.

 

The President continued, “Our administration is only capable of telling the truth.   Write that down.”

 

The President issued his directives, and we are happy to report that God has smiled on our glorious land, an exceptional land of happiness and joy.   All is well, as it always is in our land of greatest freedom where our beloved President looks out for us, and would never lie to us.   Such joy it brings to report this good news to you, dear readers.   Enjoy your wonderful day of supreme elation, knowing that we are right and just and good.   President Obama has made that quite clear.

 

 
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Fast Feud Nation August 14, 2013

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It seems like everybody’s talking about the low wage worker strikes that just swept the country, and we need to make sure that they keep talking.

After hundreds of fast food and retail workers in 7 cities walked off the job demanding decent wages, more and more people are finally waking up to the fact that the millions of workers making minimum wage are scrambling to survive while profits and executive pay skyrocket. Even the mainstream media is starting to discuss how badly big, profitable fast food chains like McDonald’s are exploiting their workers — but as usual, no one is doing it as well as The Daily Show. This hilarious clip from the week of the strikes captures why this burgeoning movement is so important — and it’s a perfect introduction for people who haven’t paid attention to the strikes yet.

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