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Scratches on the Blackboard of Animal Cruelty

by Walter Brasch Take a pigeon. Now put that pigeon, along with thousands of others, into small coops that don’t give the bird much freedom to move. Don’t worry about food or water. It won’t matter. Take some of the pigeons—who are already disoriented from hours, maybe days, of confinement—and place a couple of them

Rockefellers’ 1Sky Unveils the New 350.org | More $ – More Delusion

  All environmental groups are not created equal. Some of them are created, sustained, and shaped in corporate boardrooms, and we shouldn’t be surprised at the consequences.   World’s Greatest Magic Trick   “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George

The Ancient Erotic: Egypt

It was nice running across these three erotic poems from ancient Egypt. Some of them are even a little kinky. It goes without saying that people have always longed for voluptuous, fertile beauty, celebrated the joys of intimacy, and enjoyed a little (or a lot) of the joyously weird. From a 3,000 year-old papyrus: She is one girl, there

TIME TO TAKE CALIFORNIA! Strike & Occupy Sacramento beginning May 1

On May 1, 2011, several organizations and thousands of people will join together and begin an indefinite strike and occupation in Sacramento. Everyone who can participate in this, partially or fully, should. After victories in Wisconsin and displays of solidarity around the country, it’s time to take California. A victory there would open the gates wide.

Brasch: Look for the Union Bunny

by Walter Brasch Bullied, harassed, and lied to, District 1 of the Amalgamated Association of Easter Bunnies, AFB-CIO (American Federation of Bunnies–Cottontails International Organization) went on strike, forcing a halt to this year’s Easter egg hunts in Wisconsin. At Bunny Headquarters, Solomon P. Bunny, union executive secretary, and a militant corps of Easter bunnies were

Half a Cheer: some reactions to Obama budget speech

I listened to the President’s speech Wednesday on my car radio, which only gets our local NPR affiliate–no lie. “Squarely in the middle” was how the generic NPR guy referred to Obama’s position in the current budget debate, a position solidified even further with yesterday’s firm, visionary-sounding, higher-ground-seeking, fairness-seeking budget speech. But we agree with Kevin Zeese,

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