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Saturday Night Redux


three words original radio broadcast 3 November 2012
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27 January 2016


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Sad Day…

History Is Happening


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History Has Happen
There are a lot of things on the internets – Juice Rap News, by far, has been one of the best if not the most thought provoking, entertaining and sincere alt-media news series available to the public. I am sad to see this chapter close, but it’s not completely over. I can’t wait to see the future! That will be a Happy Day. I wish Giordano & Hugo the very best.

Did you miss it? You can still catch up and support their work.
Juice Media
The Juice Media
Hugo The Poet
Wikipedia

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the little death project

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that time of the year is fast approaching, the harvest, autumn, all hallows’ eve, día de muertos!
so I decided to start this little project,
anyone can play,
all you need is your imagination,
and if you’re superstitious,
feel free to pray.

you’ve just been told you’re going to die.
you have 24 hours left to live.
you have to do or leave one strange thing before you go.
what would you leave and to whom?

i.e.
buy next weeks lotto tickets for all the neighbors.
dress-up like humpty-dumpty, sit on a wall, have your photo taken.
bake a meat pie from scratch for your cat/dog.

leave any and all suggestion in the comments below.

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escaping from bondage to a raving madmen
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wait for it…
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2015

2015

In reflection: 2014 – The US took more steps closer to 3rd world status. It was the year of #ISIS and Russel Brand, pot and big ideas, big oil, big NSA, Russia, Ukraine, Scotland and the Israeli slaughter of children. Oligarchs got fatter, banker’s received more and bigger bonuses, bitcoin again, cops cops cops and more cops, bang! vaper’s vaped and firefox sucks or I need a new computer.

What will 2015 bring?
I’ll let you know next year, in the mean time blow your horn!

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Celebrating 100 Years of Fail

Is It Next Year Yet?

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make sure you checkout Toby Jones’ Good Ass BBQ & Foot Massage & Prepaid Legal & Daycare Academy & Big Ass Truck Rental & Storage.
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Curse of the Billy Goat
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7th stretching – so it’s root, root, root for the cubbies…

never say die and let’s get some runs!
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cubs win…..dyk
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hope, the poor man’s bread
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even though we wallow in the shadows of our cubness, know this, if they actually win it will be that much sweeter.
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cubswin

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Study – US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy

oligarchsMajor Study Finds That The US Is An Oligarchy
Zachary Davies Boren

The US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country’s citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities has concluded.

The report, entitled Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens, used extensive policy data collected from between the years of 1981 and 2002 to empirically determine the state of the US political system.

After sifting through nearly 1,800 US policies enacted in that period and comparing them to the expressed preferences of average Americans (50th percentile of income), affluent Americans (90th percentile) and large special interests groups, researchers concluded that the United States is dominated by its economic elite.

The peer-reviewed study, which will be taught at these universities in September, says: “The central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence.”

Researchers concluded that US government policies rarely align with the the preferences of the majority of Americans, but do favour special interests and lobbying organizations: “When a majority of citizens disagrees with economic elites and/or with organized interests, they generally lose. Moreover, because of the strong status quo bias built into the US political system, even when fairly large majorities of Americans favour policy change, they generally do not get it.”

The positions of powerful interest groups are “not substantially correlated with the preferences of average citizens”, but the politics of average Americans and affluent Americans sometimes does overlap. This merely a coincidence, the report says, with the the interests of the average American being served almost exclusively when it also serves those of the richest 10 per cent.

The theory of “biased pluralism” that the Princeton and Northwestern researchers believe the US system fits holds that policy outcomes “tend to tilt towards the wishes of corporations and business and professional associations.”

The study comes in the wake of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a controversial piece of legislation passed in The Supreme Court that abolished campaign contribution limits, and record low approval ratings for the US congress.
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If you’re still supporting the two party duopoly in the US you are not only the problem you are a slave.
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