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Tampa police: Marine reservist attacked Greek priest he mistook for terrorist


[Image: Jasen Bruce; Alexios Marakis]

Marine reservist Jasen Bruce was getting clothes out of the trunk of his car Monday evening when a bearded man in a robe approached him.

Basic Income: A Solution to Inequality

Scott Santens gives a detailed blueprint of how to reform the welfare and tax system to make basic income a practical reality. His strategy involves: welfare state reform, invisible welfare state reform, social security reform, carbon tax (fee and dividend), Robin Hood tax (FTT), seigniorage reform, value-added tax (VAT), land-value tax (LVT), and a prosperity dividend.


[Image by Mike Ramsey]

Blue Moon

Billie Holiday - Blue Moon (1952)


["Boy with Baby Elephant." 2003, Worth1000.com photoshop entry, DesignCrowd.]

Photography

Post photography!


[Colbert, Gregory. "Boy Reading to Elephant, Mexico City." Series: Ashes and Snow, Photograph, The Nomadic Museum, Mexico City.]

Phoney Liberalism

Examples of Phoney-Liberalism

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Israel, an apartheid regime, painted its fighter jet pink in October of 2016 for Cancer Awareness Month while denying Gaza cancer patients access to treatment.1

World Refugee Day

This World Refugee Day, Remember Women and Girls

June 20 is World Refugee Day, a day on which we celebrate the strength and resilience of refugees. It is also a day we raise awareness about the current refugee crisis with 21.3 million refugees worldwide, more than at any time since World War II.

These News Stories Might Sound Like Satire, But They Are Real.

Human toe stolen from Dawson City bar

"We are furious," said the hotel's "Toe Captain," Terry Lee, in a news release. "Toes are very hard to come by."

The hotel's posted fine for swallowing or stealing the toe is $2,500. It had been $500 until August 2013, when a patron gulped back the entire cocktail — toe and all — and slapped $500 on the table.

[Satirical News] Calgary Resident Calls for Protection of Citizens' Right to Be Stupid.

Calgary resident Dianne Winslow has started a petition calling for politicians to protect the right of the general public to be stupid and purposefully delusional. Winslow, an assistant curator and a strong Liberal Party supporter, said she started the petition when grassroots activists started raising public awareness about the Liberal Party's anti-progressive policies.

Fatal Incidents

The following are fatal incidents in Western countries that cannot be exploited for imperialistic purposes. The domestic and international response to these incidents can be compared to domestic and international responses to fatal incidents that can be exploited for imperialistic purposes. This is a way to gauge how much of Western response to fatal incidents is authentic and how much is merely crocodile tears.

Unworthy victims: Western wars have killed four million Muslims since 1990

It's estimated that Western wars in the Middle East have killed approximately four million Muslims.1

The war on Iraq did not begin in 2003, but in 1991 with the first Gulf War, which was followed by the UN sanctions regime.

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