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ocumenting modern culture 
as it manifests
on or near that hotspot
on the surrealistic power grid
kn
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the kn
own or unknown universe

                  

 


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Running With Scissors Since 1999


Elsewhere...

How 'bout watchin'
MYViDEOS

!

PFC Bee Dies for the Homeland
The last few horrible moments of brave Private First Class B. Bee.

Nib-Ron's Warning to OrbEarth
Take heed, gullible earth creatures. (But something is lost in the translation.)

Five Finger Fillet
The Contender challenges Tough Guy Champ to the ultimate knife game.

Welcome to the Fire Room
A young man is confronted by a menacing bartender. Horror. Quite disturbing.

The Perfect Haunted House
Mr. Needles, Professor Terrington and Stik Mann search for the perfect haunted house to use in a zombie movie - but Stik Mann has ulterior motives.

Cuttin' Onions with Zemek
I try to show graffiti artist gangsta dude Zemek how to chop onions. 
Weirdness ensues.


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I won first place in The Inlander's 2014 Short Fiction Contest. Read:
Uncle Le-o-nard's
Perplexing Exit


MoRE of MyViDS

Does God Hate Spokane?
A pop quiz about the Westboro Baptist Church, who brought their God-Hates-Everything show to Spokane.

What I Learned from 
the Spokane Anarchists

We march with the young rebels during their July 4th March for Rights.

RetroViral Village
Stik Mann attempts to escape an alternate reality (of his own making?).

The Flood
A paranoid "documentary" about the Ice Age floods that scoured much of Washington State around 15,000 years ago.  I also freak out about caves and hotel rooms and Indian spirits.


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My brush with the
Black Scythe 9/1/13


MoRE ViDS

The Al-Ray
James and I canoe out on Mystery Bay to check on an old-school wooden work boat.

(I am not) The Blue Bear
Espionage, kidnapping, torture, kinky sex and teddy bears. S-s-psychological, p-political horror.

Rogue Wave
I dream I am swamped by a rogue wave as I explore the beaches of The Olympic Peninsula.

Cloudburst
I come upon a cloudburst near 
Joshua Tree National Park.


I helped Jesse produce 
his Mr. Dark series. 

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The full series is online


ViD-ViDS

Ditching Mr. D
I foolishly invite Mr. D to accompany me on my summer vacation.

Shadow Biker
... I slipped into a wormhole and spend 24 years as apprentice to Evil Lord Saint-Chev who instructed me in the black arts.

Soup
I make soup.

Encounter 
Nature and I softly collide on the Fish Lake Trail early one Easter morning.


CONTESTS
I've been a part of

NYC 100 Hour Film Race

2014
The Dairy Heirs
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NYC 24 Hour Film Race

2015
Mental

2014
A Drink in the Dark
(Made the top 24 films in this worldwide competition. Premiered in New York.)
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50 Hour Film Slam

2014
Cursed

2013
The Burning

2011
Oxy and Drakkar
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48 Hour Film Fest
 (discontinued)

2013
The Appraisal

2012
Gazoombas!

2011
The Sacrifice

2010
The Tenth Floor


2009

 
bag

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MORE ViDS

Occupy Spokane
Dominates Downtown

The movement takes over downtown as they march on Chase Bank and the Bank of America, 10/15/11.

PETA Protests Cruelty to Fish
An awesome moment in Spokane's surreal history.

Geothermal 
Giggle

 It's a joke. 
It's just a joke.


Poster by Chris ?

Here's Screen Test (2014), a bizarre little Jesse James Hennessy film. I wrote the script and was assistant director.


ViDS

Fun with Firearms
Jesse and I have fun with firearms on Fourth of July morning.

Compliments
Randomly generated compliments with a rosemary/veal sauce.

Occupy Spokane
I film the first rag-tag meeting of the local offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon.

Dick's Day - Day of the Dick
Vice President Cheney is welcomed to Spokane.

Crossing the Mighty Kootenai
I cross the very scary swinging bridge above the Kootenai River as it surges above flood stage..


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Go to my IMDb site, unless you have laundry to do or something.


MY ViDS

Travel Notes
The mystery, religious pilgrimage, and Doubting Thomas angst I experience while traveling.

High Water
The Spokane River roars through downtown Spokane - Spring 2011


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MY TRIP CLIPS

The Great Salt Flats

Descent into the Valley of Death

Anasazi Ruins

Mi Dentista Mexicano

No Thirteens in Las Vegas

Ghost Town

Antelope Near Devil's Tower

Paradox at Bonneville Salt Flats

Kansas Prairie Fire

Chicago Revelation 


MO of MY
STUFF

The Klamath River Whale
I film a gray whale who wouldn't leave the Klamath River Bridge.

Arm Chomping
Keeping the revered art of arm chomping alive at Mootsys Tavern.

Seaworthy
James shows off his salvaged boat. Then we tour his boat building school.

The Western Loop
The video journal of my 1/14 road trip.


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EARLY CREEPY COLLABORATIONS
with weird stories 
behind them.

CORK
Mr. Needles and Professor Terrington instruct an inept waiter on proper wine service.

GUNTher
(re-uploaded 10/14) 
GUNTher and friends have murderous Halloween fun.


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AND EVEN MoRE

Tat
Jesse visits the 2010 Spokane Tattoo Convention. I follow along with a camera.

Darlin'
Local band Darlin' plays Prago cafe in downtown Spokane. Angela Landsbury and Andy Griffin provide the subplot.

Lunch with Arp Xigar
Arp and I consume raw animal products and redefine the three martini lunch.

Vitt
A moment at the sauté station with the inimitable Joe Vitt.

OtherSpokane's
 Christmas Special
The Leroy Lovegun Christmas Special (Party Crashing 101)
Click here to see Jesse's version using the same footage.

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ViD-ViDS

A Christmas Moment
James has a "moment" at the Leroy Lovegun Christmas party. 

Drip
Shemaleiah's retelling of the Gilgamesh legend. Artsy bondage.

Occupy Spokane's March 
on Chase Bank
 
The Occupy Spokane movement swells 10/14/11 and spills over into downtown Spokane.

the making of MEAT
A short film of us preparing to make the short-short film MEAT (included within).

Texas Tea
 I meet Ash, a "pumper" from one of the many oil fields north of Pecos. He explains the mechanics of it all, from pump jack to wellhead. This is rural Texas.

Foxxy Moron Show 7/2/05
Foxxy Moron and the Sexxy Revolution at The B-Side Tavern.

OtherSpokane Intro
OtherSpokane's Instructional Video


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MY ViDEo SHoRTS

Jumping to Conclusions 
at Pig Out in the Park

Whores4wars

Occupy Spokane's
 Diverse Folk

Deer in Downtown Spokane

Bestial Zen

Maniac

Drunk Dude Rescued

Because Art Matters

Ride

Shadows of Luigi

Do you smite me, sir?

Wiener

$1 PBRs

Where Did I Put 
My Sunglasses?

Ledger Parade

Titanic

Shem in Snow

The Line

Leroy Promo

Dealing with Evil

1night@Mootsys


Heeere's my face 
on Facebook


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Favorite Blasts from this
Website's Past:

Judy Roger's
Sarcastic Pantyraid 2000

ColdFire Labyrinth

My meeting with
Stacey #1 - #2

dewD-ling --
Coversations with dewD

The Martyrdom of
MAGOO
#1 - #2 - #3 - #4

TheOTHERSpokane
Prototype Project
Issues 1 - 5

Paranoid-Critical
Letters

Correspondence

Other Past Issues


I first used "The Bing" as a name for The Bing Crosby Theater

OtherSpokane.com is protected speech pursuant to the "inalienable rights" of all men, and the First (or even the Second) Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
 Don't tread on me, pretty-please.

 

12/10/16

Trump's latest Tweet says reports he will be working on The Apprentice during his presidency "are rediculous." 

I predict this is how America will now spell "rediculous." How can the Great Leader be wrong? Spelling rediculous "ridiculous" is rediculous. Everybody says so.
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CIA says Russia intervened to help Trump win White House. 
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Post: you can raed tihs whit no porlaebm baecuas yuor jsut taht sarmt
Comment: yro'ue
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Jewish photographer Nadav Kander's cover shot of Donald Trump seems simple enough, but look closer. There's more to it than you might think: Why Time's Trump Cover is a subversive work of political art.
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Milo Yiannopoulos is coming to Washington State University on Jan. 19. Talk about "gum"ming up something...
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Inlander: Nine things you should know about Spokane's U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Trump's presumed pick for Secretary of the Interior.
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Keith Olbermann takes a look at Trump's cabinet of Batman villains


12/9/16

Spokane psychologist who developed CIA's waterboarding program has become a torture pundit amid Trump's "torture works" rhetoric.
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John Glenn, American hero of the Space Age, dead at 95.
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NYT: Trump - Madman of the Year.

Trump to remain as Executive Producer on "Celebrity Apprentice" as POTUS.
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Portland becomes first city to tax companies for outsized CEO pay.
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Here's George Orwell's essay "What is Fascism?".
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Spokane Valley Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin have proposed splitting Washington in two and renaming the eastern half Liberty, but House Joint Memorial 4000 has about as much chance of getting through the 2017 Legislature as it did in 2015, 2005, 1991, 1985 … or 1915.
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Sliced, stabbed, punctured, bleeding, harassed on all sides by various weaponry, the curious image of Wound Man is a rare yet intriguing presence in the world of medieval and early modern medical manuscripts
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The Nun's Story: A bestselling 1836 book offered unbelievable tales of sexual depravity in a convent.


12/8/16

Michael Moore predicts Electoral College will deny Donald Trump.

What a top FBI profiler taught me about extreme narcissists like Donald Trump.
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In defense of the film Last Tango in Paris.
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This is how close you live to a nuclear bomb.
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Lapham Finds:

Winners of the Bad Sex in Fiction Award.
Here are the punishments meted out to sinners in Dante's Inferno.
Herman Melville describes surfboarding in 1849.

A well without a bottom: Have devils, demons, and spirits disappeared from the world, or do we just no longer know their names?
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"What reason weaves, by passion is undone."
   ~  Alexander Pope


12/7/16

State representatives Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin want to make eastern Washington its own state.
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S-R's Shawn Vestal: Spokane County Commission's surprise ruling on outdoor pot farms stinks. "The Spokane County Commission – the body that passes laws on behalf of almost half a million citizens – rushed a six-month ban on outdoor pot farms into existence, without a public hearing, without a public agenda item, without a public whisper."
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Thousands of snow geese die in Butte, Montana after landing on contaminated water in open pit mine.
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Trump is an eerily perfect match with Umberto Eco's famous 14-point guide to identify fascist leaders.

Donald Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year.
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The case against reality: A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.
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Rotten Tomatoes 100 best movies of 2016. The 25 best from Esquire. Rolling Stone's 20 best movies of 2016.


12/6/16

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste.
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Trump says "cancel order" on new Boeing Air Force One plane.
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In 1963, a sixteen-year-old San Diego high school student named Bruce McAllister sent a four-question mimeographed survey to 150 well-known authors
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CNN's Van Jones on The Daily Show argues Trump is "much worse" than anybody is "willing to accept."
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The true story of the Molotov Cocktail: You say you want a revolution?
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Images of pagan costumes worn at winter celebration around the world.


12/5/16

Trump is about to inherit a turnkey tyranny. All the ingredients are there: the machinery, the impunity, and the expressed desire to do it. Thanks Presidents Bush. Thanks Obama.

The dark conspiracy theories that consume the mind of Trump.

Former CIA officer writes in NYT on Trump's threat to the constitution.
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Army Corps blocks drilling of Dakota Access oil pipeline. Indians beat the cowboys for now.
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Trump chooses former campaign rival, neurosurgeon, and pyramid theorist Ben Carson for HUD secretary.
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Federal judge orders recount of presidential vote in Michigan.


12/4/16

Fake news, a fake president and a fake country: Welcome to America, land of no context. Donald Trump's supporters have locked themselves in a "Matrix"-style simulated America - but they're not alone.
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During WWII, there was no Internet, no memes. Then came John Heartfield, Dadaist, the man who tried to take down Hitler with memes.

More Heartfield images.
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Evangelicals looking to Trump to make America manly again.
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This week's political cartoons.


12/2/16

I'm in awe that the LEAST controversial of Trump's cabinet choices is nicknamed "Mad Dog."
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President-Elect Donald Trump recently tweeted that people who burn the American flag should be put in jail or even lose their American citizenship. This ignorant, despicable statement should make a plain truth even more obvious: Trump will not defend free speech from the forces of censorship - he represents the forces of censorship.
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Fascism is the future, I am sorry to say (though I've been saying it for nearly 40 years). I see it now in fashion; there's the swept-over hipster haircut known as a “fashy” (as in fascist-like). The Alt-Right has learned to use dapper style as a propaganda tool. I predict the media will promote this fascism Lite as sexy and edgy. We could become the sexiest Nazis ever. With our artistry and our money and our gall and arrogance, we'll make the actual Nazis look like mall security.
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So far, the president-elect is tapping people with deep ties to Washington and Wall Street as he fills out his Cabinet, turning to two power centers he vilified as greedy, corrupt and out of touch with Americans during his White House campaign. 
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Studies show that a "single psychedelic experience could produce profound and enduring mental health benefits."
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Nuking hurricanes: The surprising history of a really bad idea.
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An open letter to Mitt Romney from The Stranger: Please sell out and be Secretary of State. (He'd be the only adult in Trump's cabinet of recists, bigots, homophobes, and ignoramuses.)


12/1/16

Trump trolls must be horrified that Trump's pick for Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, used to work for a former "Nazi SS officer" who "worked under Himmler" and "helped with the death squads" (what they say about George Soros).
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What populism? Trump's America is party time for the corporate elite.
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Wilbur Ross and Steve Mnuchin led companies that committed fraud to foreclose on millions of homeowners. Now Trump has put them in charge of the entire US economy. What could possibly go wrong?
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Resupplying the Dakota protesters? Get a $1000 fine.
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Does what happened to this journalist at the US-Canadian border herald a darker trend?
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Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers of Spokane is reportedly under consideration as Secretary of the Interior by Trump.
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Hunter S. Thompson's widow to clone author's weed he smoked and sell it to dispensaries.
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The worst paid freelance gig in history was being the village sin eater.


11/30/16

Civil rights groups called for President-elect Donald Trump to forcefully and publicly denounce racism and bigotry, pointing to more than 860 bias-related incidents recorded in the 10 days following his Nov. 8 victory.
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Here's Jann Wenner's (Rolling Stone) interview with President Obama.
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Coming to your phone in 2017: President Trump will be able to mass text every Americans with "emergency alerts" that can't be blocked.
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Bernie Sander decodes Donald Trump's "delusional" and "totally insane" tweets for Conan.
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Seth Meyers on Trump's cabinet and conflicts of interest.
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Keith Olbermann's surprisingly easy way to get rid of Donald Trump.
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Dictionary.com's 2016 Word of the Year is Xenophobia.


11/29/16

Trump tweets Americans should be jailed for a year or lose citizenship for burning a flag.

Trump's seven techniques to control the media.
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Spokane's Hangman Creek video journey highlights troubles, solutions.
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A Boston-based aerospace startup is eyeing Spokane as a location to manufacture a supersonic jet now in the early stages of development.
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The secret artists Michael Jackson hired to paint insanely bizarre portraits of himself.


11/28/16

Trump's baseless assertions of voter fraud called "stunning." Without putting forth any evidence, the president-elect says he actually won the popular vote
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Under President-elect Trump, the country is facing a "wholesale oligarchic kleptocracy of a kind that we have never seen before in our history."
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Five of Hitler's worst ideas you didn't know came from America.
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In 1986, Jeff Sessions was called a disgrace to the Justice Department; in Trump's vision for America, he runs it.
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National Geographic: Photos of Cuba under Castro.
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CBS New last night: "Coming up ... Lights! Cameras! Vatican..."


11/27/16Painting by Pawel Kuczynski

Close but no cigar: How Fidel Castro survived hundreds of plots to take his life.
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Comparisons to Hitler and 1933 are not our of whack - something like that could happen here.
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Trump rages as Clinton helps recount. The two campaigns are back in battle mode.

Green recount effort poised to explore whether Russia hacked the vote for Trump.
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The real problem: It looks like scientists and philosophers might have made consciousness far more mysterious than it needs to be.
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Joe Corré, the son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, burned $7 million worth of artifacts "because punk is dead."
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"Show me where Stalin's buried, and I'll show you a communist plot."
   ~  Edgar Bergen


11/26/16Photo by Alberto Korda

Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary who defied the US, dead at 90.

From NYT: Castro brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere, bedeviled 11 American presidents and briefly pushed the world to the brink of nuclear war.

From Vice: All the weird stuff you probably didn't know about Fidel Castro.

From Spiked: Fidel Castro - a tragic Cold War figure. How the US and Soviet Union helped turn Castro into a dictator.

From BBC: Beard, cigar and military fatigues - the Cuba president as a world icon.
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Army Corps will close anti-DAPL protest camp at Standing Rock by Dec. 5.

Trump's stock in Dakota Access pipeline raises concerns. [Duh...]
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Donald Trump's America: Here there is no why.
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Newsweek: Are we witnessing the end of democracy? Trump and Republicans have every reason to change the rules to stay in power.
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America's most promising drug contains no active ingredients.


11/25/16

In today's Washington Post: The Constitution lets the electoral college choose the winner. They should not veto the people's choice, which was Hillary Clinton.
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Here are some decent Trump documentaries to add to your anxiety:

The Sociopath: Hang down your head, now, what have you done?

Trump: What's the Deal? - a 25 year old documentary.

The Making of Trump from the BBC.
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EarthOoo 345.9 (ao) because nothing makes sense anymore...

Code Ooo-o. Likewise source Input/Output "some stories" simulate wise use/Web. [brake] Likewise source "creativity" Input/Output - survival [brake] "Death," "Beauty," and "God-Father." Reset reg. - Element of Surprise. Likewise "Confusion Borderline." [brake] source Input/Output - likewise "fulfillment," likewise "edification," likewise "tranquility."

Code Ooo-2. (pend.)


11/24/16

No cartoon turkeys here: The American Experience production of The Pilgrims.
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Election facts to keep handy for Thanksgiving dinner discussion.
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The story of America's craziest election: 232 photos, 131 quotes, 43 numbers.
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Trump proposes as CIA chief an advocate of mass public surveillance.
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Here's why Trump's pick for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is so controversial.

Betsy DeVos: a billionaire heir of right-wind dynasty and champion of school privatization efforts.
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The ten most despicable stories Breitbart published under Bannon.
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Three days after Trump spoke to Argentina's president, his associates announced the stalled Buenos Aires tower project is back in business.
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Trump's focus on generals for top jobs stirs worries over military's sway.
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Closer look punches holes in swing-state election hacking report.
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Umberto Eco's list of the 14 common features of fascism in history, literature, and politics.


11/23/16

Activists urge Clinton campaign to challenge election results in three swing states as a group of computer scientists and lawyers claim there are irregularities in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

Three swing states were hacked during election, say experts.
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Fifteen Trump flip-flops in 15 days: The wall, Obamacare, deporting illegals, climate change, Obama, Hillary, etc., etc.
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Election data screams fraud: The US election may have been stolen. But Clinton is just as illegitimate as Trump.
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The 229-year-old sentence liberals hope will sink Trump.


11/22/16

“Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!” is how Richard B. Spencer greeted an audience of more than 200 attendees of an alt-right conference in Washington D.C. He was met with enthusiastic cheers and Nazi salutes.
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Ralph Nader: "This could be the most serious event in American political history."
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Obama's last big con: He could easily pardon Edward Snowden if he wanted to. Instead, he fell back on a convenient fiction.
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It's irresponsible and un-American to equate protestors with terrorists, as state Sen. Doug Ericksen is doing with a legislative proposal.


11/21/16

In an alternate universe, in an anti-galaxy far, far away, spraying people with cold water in 20 degree weather is considered attempted murder.
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Pot sales surge in Washington state. Surpasses $200 million in a quarter.
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"Go out on a limb - that's where the fruit is."
   ~  Bob Ross
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The Kremlin would be proud of Trump's propaganda playbook: He is the master of these four techniques of misinformation.
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Nazi knows best: Kissinger say don't expect Trump to maintain all his promises.


11/20/16

Trump whines about SNL sketch, doubles down on his criticism of the Broadway play Hamilton, "which I hear is highly overrated..." What immaturity. What a baby. Can you imagine any other president behaving like this?
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President Obama claims he cannot pardon Snowden. Wikileaks says he's wrong.
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Will the Trump administration launch a civil war over legal weed?
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Obama won't pardon Snowden, and Trump's CIA pick wants to execute him.
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The dark sides of American presidents: Nixon had Chuck Colson; Trump has Stephen Bannon.
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How alchemy has been depicted in art through the ages.


11/19/16

Worried about surveillance under Trump? Here's what you can do.
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"Good people don't smoke marijuana."
   ~  Senator Jeff Sessions, Trump's nominee for Attorney General

Seven times Jeff Sessions' critics accused him of racism.
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Darkness is good ... Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That's power."
   ~  Stephen Bannon, Trump's chief strategist.
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Every terrifying thing that Donald Trump did this week.

Trump settles Trump University case for $25 million.


11/18/16

Trump picks Senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general.
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How Alex Jones, conspiracy theorist extraordinaire, got Donald Trump's ear.
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How online hoaxes and fake news played a role in the election.
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Some faculty, staff and students at Eastern Washington University are petitioning the school to become a “sanctuary” campus following Donald Trump’s presidential victory.
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Bring in the clowns: Bolton calls regime change the "only long-term solution" in Iran. The Neo-cons are still lusting for their war.

Five horrifically bad foreign policy ideas that should disqualify John Bolton from being Secretary of State.


11/17/16

Wicked Wind Storm 2015 was one year ago today.
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Seattle police officers will not ask people in Seattle for documentation for the purpose of deporting them, Seattle police chief said.
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From the Willamette Week: How Trump threatens Portland. "This city will not kowtow to a president whose policy proposals would turn America into a banana republic."
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Trump the Textbook Dictator - Andrew Sullivan on Sam Harris' podcast before the election. Still very relevant but bizarre when Harris says he still believes Trump cannot become president. Seems like a thousand years ago. Also, part two.


11/16/16

Trump's fascism will come about naturally, caused by the perfect storm of his ego, his CEO mentality, the politics and personalities of the men and women with whom his is surrounding himself, and a set of developments that are all but inevitable. Cancelling the election? For these characters, it will be an easy call.
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Chris Hedges: It's worse than you think.
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Ship of Fools: Trump’s betrayal of the working-class voters who thought he would be their savior has already begun. Let’s hope they don’t cling to their illusions about him as long as foolish liberals have clung to theirs about Obama.
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The Trump administration will inherit Obama's signature counter-terrorism tactic known as "targeted killing." Yeah, remember when I said this would happen? It's happening...
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Snopes' Field Guide to fake news sites and hoax purveyors.
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The skeleton sex pottery of the Moche civilization raises many questions about their society and our own views of sex. 


11/15/16

Unfortunately, the Super Moon rose behind super clouds that covered Spokane last night.
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With his pick of Stephen Bannon, Trump is installing white nationalism in the White House.
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Obama knocks Clinton for not working as hard as he did.
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Artists around the world respond to Trump becoming USA's President-Elect.
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Seth Myers and a Closer Look at Trump's first moves as President-Elect.

Samantha Bee dissects Trump's crazy rumored cabinet choices.
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Gwen Ifill, award-winning political reporter and author, dead at 61.
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Leon Russell, member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, dead at 74. Leaving me up on a tightwire
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Why was Benjamin Franklin's basement filled with skeletons?
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Pot Matters: Why Trump can't stop legalization.


11/14/16

Physics doesn't care who was elected president: Eight worrisome climate patterns are well underway.
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The experts choose some of their favorite documentaries.
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John Oliver dubs the President-Elect a "Klan-backed misogynist internet troll," and adds a special FU to 2016.
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Trump tells 60 Minutes the mass deportation of "terrific" undocumented immigrants can wait.
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Here's to the return of the journalist as malcontent.
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Pakistani news channel claims Trump was born in Pakistan as Dawood Ibrahim Khan.
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What to pack before you go off the grid.


11/13/16

Three days of hate in Donald Trump's America.
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Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock are not surprised by the election results.
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History teacher suspended for lesson showing "remarkable parallels" between rise of Trump and Hitler.
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The dark side of the clown goes all the way back to ancient Rome.


11/12/16

Being a midtown Manhattan neighbor of Trump now that he’s president-elect has come to this: navigating swarms of police officers, barricades, checkpoints and street closings that have turned Trump Tower – a tourist attraction normally open to the public – into a fortress.
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The inner-beast is released: WSU student finds homophobic slurs painted on his car.

Here's a sampling of the hatred reported in the three days since Trump's win.
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The corrupt Democratic Party had a good if not great candidate in Bernie Sanders and their DNC deliberately fought to keep him from winning the primaries. Now they'll blame everyone but themselves and their candidate.
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Why is this not on the headlines of every newspaper in the nation? Moscow had contacts with Trump team during campaign, Russian diplomat says.
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President-Elect Trump is an existential threat to America's scientific legacy.
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Morning Joe gives Michael Moore 45 uninterrupted minutes.
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Check out my new punk band - Ko͞o də ˈGräs - especially after it's something more than something I just now thought up.


11/11/16

This is how the world's best cartoonists are reacting to Trump's victory.
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Protests continued across the nation with Portland's declared a "riot" by police.
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Leonard Cohen, singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist, dead at 82.
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Trump picks top climate skeptic to lead EPA transition.
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Mourning Trump and the America we could have been: We're not just experiencing the pain of political defeat but grieving over something that feels irrevocably lost.
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Prominent scientists react to Trump's win.
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How Washington state voted in the 2016 presidential race.


11/10/16

It's Sam saying what's in my heart: Sam Harris on the prospects of a President Trump: The Most Powerful Clown.
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Worried about the NSA under Trump? Here's how to protect yourself.
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"America died on Nov. 8, 2016, not with a bang or a whimper, but at its own hand via electoral suicide. We the people chose a man who has shredded our values, our morals, our compassion, our tolerance, our decency, our sense of common purpose, our very identity — all the things that, however tenuously, made a nation out of a country."
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Climate skeptics, oil tycoons, campaign loyalists, war hawks, and law enforcement enthusiasts top the list of Trump's "Cabinet of Horrors."
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The hubris of Democratic elites, Clinton campaign gave us President Trump.
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Russian diplomat says Moscow had contacts with Trump team during campaign.
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Trump now has full access to Obama's intelligence "book."
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Seattle mayor decries Trump, says city would continue to be a sanctuary city.
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Newspaper front pages cover aftermath of Trump's victory.


11/9/16 addendum

Here is what Trump wants to do in his first 100 days
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John Webster of the Spokesman-Review: Trump victory mirrored by nativist movement sweeping Europe.
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Trump's conflicts of interest are without precedent in American presidential history.
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Silicon Valley investors call for California to secede from the US after Trump win. It's a real thing.


11/9/16

TRUMP WINS!
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Like Caiaphas said to Judas,  "You backed the right horse."
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Dear liver. We have a few tough months ahead of us. Stay with me, buddy.
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Think how awesome the uniforms will be when the upper politicos start designing their own.
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The Democrats will now control next to nothing above the municipal level. The Democratic Party establishment has beclowned itself and is finished.
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NYT: Trump's victory promises to upend the international order.
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The Guardian view on President-Elect Trump: a dark day for the world.
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Trump win sparks riots across US as crowds burn American flag and chant "Not our president."
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Markets plunge worldwide as Trump surges to the White House.
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"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups."
   ~  George Carlin
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Obama invites Trump to meet with him at the White House on Thursday.
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The electorate has, in its plurality, decided to live in Trump's world of vanity, hate, arrogance, untruth, and recklessness.
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No matter what excuse Democrats come up with for Hillary’s historic embarrassment, they have only themselves to blame. She lost because she deserved to lose. She ran an awful campaign, mired in controversy, and was unable to excite voters to the polls. She believed neoliberalism could carry the day, but she was wrong. The DNC was wrong. The establishment lost because the establishment deserved its fate.
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Washington voters approve Initiative 1491 allowing temporary suspension of firearms access.
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California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada vote to legalize marijuana.
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A bunch more words
Go right around here.


11/8/16

Caesar will win, no matter what...


11/7/16

It's feel good to stop having to tightrope walk the razorblade stretched over hellfire's abyss and to finally stop having to use so many mixed metaphors.
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Janet Reno, first female US attorney general, dead at 78. 
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Sixteen reactions from world leaders stunned by this election.

Sixteen of the most revelatory Clinton emails.

Sixteen statements that would have destroyed another candidate.
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In the middle of this month, the moon will be the largest than it has been in nearly 70 years. But I can't take it seriously if people insist on calling it the "Beaver Moon."
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Would it matter if either Trump or Clinton refused to concede? Yes and no.
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This election is God's judgment on us.
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Chris Hedges: Trump is the dress rehearsal for fascism.

Vice asks a fascism expert if Trump is a fascist.
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Political phrase of the week: the dead-cat bounce.
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Five out of six people agree that Russian Roulette is completely safe.


11/6/16

I'm spending today adding sandbags to my bunker...


11/5/16photo - ssg

Photobucket.com was down for a few days which meant none of the graphics on this site worked. It was like one of those dreams where you realize you're naked in a public place. 

How fragile it all is ... I'm dressed now...
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It was an amazingly beautiful day in Spokane yesterday with the fog filling the river valley and the rest of us peeking over the top. 
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photo - ssgIf Trump loses, we'll be at the White House "in arms ... if we don't win and Hillary wins, I think we're going to take over the government."
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Why is the Republican electorate supporting a far-right, orange-toned populist with no real political experience, who espouses extreme and often bizarre views? How has Trump, seemingly out of nowhere, suddenly become so popular?
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A woman in Canada claimed to have out-of-body experiences at will. So scientists put her in an MRI machine to see what was happening in her brain.
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A brief history of Goth.


11/4/16

To the resident Trump troll: 

Oh, dude, and it'll be so cool to, like, yell fire in a crowded theater, even if there's no fire, and everyone tries to rush out at once, and they all get crunched at the doors, and you could just sit back, safe behind your computer, so high above even your own family and friends, and laugh and laugh, knowing the Great Leader will protect you 'cause you've been on his side all this time. Dude, that'll be so fucking awesome.
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We Are Change and Matt Drudge say this WikiLeaks leaked email from performance artist Marina Abramovic to John Podesta's brother proves that Clinton bud John Podesta is a Satan worshiper.
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The Washington Post says Republicans are now vowing Total War. It's gone beyond politics. This is an attack on American democracy. 
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Sam Harris responds to criticism from his Trump talk.
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NYT: Trump is an existential threat.
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Dear America: Please don't vote for Donald Trump. Editorial from our northern buds at The Globe and Mail.
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An independent legal review of a proposal to fine the shippers of coal and oil through downtown Spokane determined it violates federal law.


11/3/16

Remember on Sunday to set the clock back one hour, and then on Tuesday to set the country back 50 years.
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I watched Richard Dawkin's excellent documentary series Sex, Death, and the Meaning of Life.

I'm watching these great short videos about the geology of Washington state by Professor Nick Zentner of Central Washington University.
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Here are some of the weirdest ways the election could end.
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The Federalist says this is the least important election of our lifetime and argues that if the republic can't survive one bad executive, then it's already dead.


11/2/16

Inside David Bowie's art collection: Check it out before the Sotheby's auction later this month.
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As the most divisive U.S. presidential election in recent memory nears its conclusion, some armed militia groups are preparing for the possibility of a stolen election and civil unrest in the days following a victory by Hillary.
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On homesickness: The word didn't come into use until the 1750s.
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When did sex become fun? Sexual reproduction has been around for two billion years. But when did sex for pleasure arise? And how much did penises have to do with it?

From skinny dippers to people who have actual intercourse with nature, ecosexuals believe having sex with the Earth could save it.


11/1/16

A day of pain from my bike wreck. There's less pain every day, but it's still like a swarm of killer hornets burrowing into my ribcage. Still, every day - one less bee...


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