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Robert Reich's "Inequality for All" on YouTube

Great documentary:

Seinfeld and Obama: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, "Just Tell Him You're The President"

I haven't seen this before, funny!

Help! I need advice on how to explain why a John Pilger article is horrible

A member of a forum I'm on posted it, says it's going around on Facebook and she feels "so clueless about what goes on in the world." She's not American. The article is complete bullshit but she believes it.


"In 2009, Obama stood before an adoring crowd in the centre of Prague, in the heart of Europe. He pledged himself to make 'the world safe from nuclear weapons.' People cheered and some cried. ... It was all fake. He was lying. The Obama administration has built more nuclear weapons, more nuclear warheads, more nuclear delivery systems, more nuclear factories. Nuclear warhead spending alone rose higher under Obama than under any American president.

"The damage to the rest of us is not Trump, but Hillary Clinton."

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

I have a question about professional tennis.

Some sports like wrestling and judo group athletes competing against each other according to weight, to keep things even. Does it make a difference in tennis if there's a height difference? Does a tall person have any particular advantage against a shorter player?

PBS: Tarheel family illustrates why Trump appeals to the South.

Anniversary of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

On the news an old woman from tsunami country said that when she was young it was common sense to drop everything, not think about saving anyone else and run like hell to the mountains after a big earthquake. But modern people forget, "people always forget." They trust technology, that the seawalls will hold, that the authorities will tell you what to do and the places they tell you to go are safe, forget the power of nature. Happy to see that some people are determined that the tsunami should not be forgotten.

From Lucy Birmingham and David McNeill's "Strong in the Rain":

"The size of the 2011 tsunami astonished many, but the signs were there -- literally -- posted on roadways all along the Sanriku coastline. Some were set high on winding, hilly roads -- ancient, chilling reminders of a tsunami's long, destructive reach. Farther up, shrines could be found on sites established centuries ago, often on steep hills behind coastal towns. ... Blind faith in modern protective seawalls caused numerous deaths. ... The height of the 1960 Chile tsunami became the standard for specifications, rather than the higher 1896 Meiji Sanriku tsunami. Poorly designated evacuation sites also added to the death toll. More than 100 sites in the three hardest-hit coastal prefectures were destroyed by the tsunami. Many fled for safety to designated temples, public schools, and community sites, only to be swept away as the tsunami waves engulfed the buildings. ... Power cuts and the lack of backups left many public warning systems useless.

"... thousands of others ignored ancient precepts about survival in the face of the earthquake and tsunami. In Ofunato, a city with a history of devastating tsunamis, local factory worker Akio Komukai told us about speeding away from the coast after the quake struck and meeting children on their way home from school. 'They were walking toward the sea and I rolled down the window of my car and shouted, 'There's a tsunami coming, you need to run away!' The young people looked at the 61-year-old Cassandra and said, 'Okay, okay.' Komukai, who remembers the 1960 tsunami washing away houses, still wonders who among the children survived. 'They didn't believe me,' he said. ... Each generation builds stone monuments at the highest point of the tsunami that struck their homes, then forgets their lessons, their faded stone lettering a metaphor for collective amnesia."

Documentary "Japan's Tsunami Caught On Camera"

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Stalks Ted Cruz

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog at the Democratic Debate

Greetings, AA Group! Answer THIS.

After reading an article, a few not-so-simple questions occurred to my mind and I have come to this group to make it up (my mind, that is), as educating me is surely as much, if not more, important to you as it is to me. I know you will take your responsibility seriously. Have you seen the article? Probably you have not! It is "Why You People Should Think Twice Before Voting For Hillary Clinton."

I am broaching the subject here because no matter how often members of the AA group insist they are not Hillary supporters and do not appreciate every discussion ending up being about Hillary Clinton and what is wrong with PoC for not despising her as they should, obviously, my questions about Hillary are important to me and that is the main thing. But I am not one to mince. I am not assuming anything about anybody, simply acting on the courage of my convictions. It has taken great courage to come here with my convictions to ask my questions to you AA Hillary supporters. The problem is that my questions could maybe possibly be seemingly rather hostile and could potentially be seen as dismissive. I want to go on record prior to getting deeply involved. I am not here to mince, divide, stir, broil, offend, sow discord, dismiss, or create kerfluffles. I am here to demand answers and misunderstand them.

I know that this group seems to insist that people coming here to ask question should listen to AA voices on race-related issues, but I think you do not quite understand how ridiculously difficult it is "learn" and become "informed" (it goes without saying that "listening" is virtually impossible) so please bear with me if I sound immensely ignorant. I'm trying to be as civil as I can be with the large ignorance which is my unfortunate fate to deal with. I'm sufficiently educated not to be this massively ignorant, but I am, anyway. You could circumnavigate the globe numerous times without encountering anyone as willfully ignorant as I, then after you die wander the earth as a spirit holding a lit Jack 'o' Lantern for hundreds of years -- still you will not meet anyone more lacking in knowledge.

As for my questions ... I forget.

Why do people distrust Hillary Clinton?

I just saw a TV news reporter ask two New Hampshire restaurant owners why they thought Hillary wasn't doing well there. One hesitated before slicing a sandwich in half, searching for words. The other finally said, "She's ... not trusted."

Another thing to put in my large sized "I Don't Get It" file. I don't distrust her. What am I missing? You'd think the over two decades of propaganda aimed at mesmerizing me into believing that Hillary is a terrible person would make a dent, but no. I've always thought she was someone you'd go to first if you needed a good lawyer or be on a committee with.

Why do so many people distrust her? Or DO they? All I know is that we're supposed to think so. Surely the media are owned by The Establishment and clearly they relish every fake scandal, gleefully reporting things like Trump farting out that she "is, in a certain way, evil" -- so why should I consider Hillary a puppet of The Establishment?

The lust to see Hillary Clinton as a forked-tongue devil is vulgar. She's human. Or is that The Plan? Humans make mistakes and we can empathize. Like with Bill Clinton! But everybody knows you can't trust Satan.

I have a feeling I'm going to need a bigger "I Don't Get It" file.

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