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Re: “Philosamasophy

"It's always darkest before it goes pitch black." By Alas.

Posted by ALAS on 05/10/2011 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Smart History for Idiots

"...It shows that there was in fact a radical presence at the founding, which is not usually acknowledged.” Thus, perpetuating the myth of what's "radical" in a world of failed empires.... Too bad the reporter hadn't read the book. Excerpts are much more interesting and informative.

Posted by ALAS on 05/05/2011 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Higher Education

"...we'll get around to researching local impacts of: the 6th largest extinction event in life's history on Earth; the highest unemployment since the Depression; the greatest income disparity since the Gilded Age; the 1-in-3 cancer epidemic, the lack of local water-capacity studies and low-impact ordinances in a world of depleting clean water and energy; the continuing foreclosure and bankruptcy pandemic amid more job exports, overseas tax havens and additional tax-cuts for the rich...and the increasing impacts of these uncomfortable realities on public education budgets....LATER IF EVER..."

Posted by Behold on 04/29/2011 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Behind the Levee

Where's the reporters that used to connect the dots instead of merely reporting them? If you want to be "alternative media" it would certainly distinguish the NCJ to do so! Year after year, another cheaply acquired property is developed, a wetland, a brownfield, and resource lands miles from downtown, are still being subdivided. Speculators, bankers, Realtors and their cult of local clubs, lodges and churches have thoroughly filled the political vacuum left by timber and fishing to continue developer's "harvest" as if NOTHING has changed. Meanwhile, the usual public subsidies for updated levees, sewers, schools, police and emergency services, roads, et al, are not there. No matter! "The People" are not in charge, we can't afford the political campaigns! At least speculators are creating "jobs", right? Who cares if it's working to dig a deep hole, even deeper? A few good ol' boys can still become rich. FULL STEAM AHEAD...

Posted by ALAS on 01/30/2011 at 12:09 PM

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