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The 6 Cartoons a US Newspaper Doesn’t Want You to See

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(FAIR) The work of Rob Rogers, longtime political cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, has been notably absent from his paper’s opinion page during this past week. Aside from a cartoon criticizing the trade war posted on Tuesday, June 5, the most recent of Rogers’ drawings appeared last Thursday, May 24.

So where was Rogers all of last week? He did not simply “have the day off,” as printed in last Tuesday’s issue of the Post-Gazette.

Keith Burris, the Post-Gazette’s editorial director since March, when it merged its editorial board with the co-owned Toledo Blade, refused to publish six of Rogers’ cartoons in a row. Four were directly critical of President Donald Trump, and two alluded to racism.

Despite not being published in the Post-Gazette, Rogers continued posting these cartoons on Twitter, as he does with all of his work.

May 25’s cartoon portrayed a referee calling penalties for exercising free speech, disrespecting the troops and eliciting Trump tweetstorms, in light of the NFL’s announcement of their new rule dictating players must stand during the national anthem:

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This is What American Fascism is Going to Look Like

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new-logo251_002By Gary G. Kohls, MD

“Christian Fundamentalist Dominonist theocracy is hard to distinguish from  Islamic Fundamentalist Sharia law (which is condemned so vociferously by conservative Christians). Some call it Christofascism.”

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“You drop bombs on seven Muslim countries and then you wonder why Muslims are upset. Or you drop bombs on innocent Muslim children with U.S. drones and then you wonder why the gangsters, the fascists that are coming out of the Muslim world, are organizing.”Dr Cornel West – in a recent interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! More

Vigilante Justice, the Duluth Lynchings and the Two Faces of Emmett Till: When Black Lives Really Didn’t Matter

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kohlsDuty to Warn  new-logo25By Gary G. Kohls, MD

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“They’re selling postcards of the hanging, they’re painting the passports brown
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors, the circus is in town
Here comes the blind commissioner, they’ve got him in a trance
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker, the other is in his pants
And the riot squad they’re restless, they need somewhere to go
As Lady and I look out tonight, from Desolation Row” –
Bob Dylan, from “Desolation Row”

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The Death Of Emmett Till

By Bob Dylan

’Twas down in Mississippi not so long ago
When a young boy from Chicago town stepped through a Southern door
This boy’s dreadful tragedy I can still remember well
The color of his skin was black and his name was Emmett Till

Some men they dragged him to a barn and there they beat him up
They said they had a reason, but I can’t remember what
They tortured him and did some things too evil to repeat
There were screaming sounds inside the barn, there was laughing sounds
out on the street

Then they rolled his body down a gulf amidst a bloody red rain
And they threw him in the waters wide to cease his screaming pain
The reason that they killed him there, and I’m sure it ain’t no lie
Was just for the fun of killin’ him and to watch him slowly die

And then to stop the United States of yelling for a trial
Two brothers they confessed that they had killed poor Emmett Till
But on the jury there were men who helped the brothers commit this
awful crime
And so this trial was a mockery, but nobody seemed to mind

I saw the morning papers but I could not bear to see
The smiling brothers walkin’ down the courthouse stairs
For the jury found them innocent and the brothers they went free
While Emmett’s body floats the foam of a Jim Crow southern sea

If you can’t speak out against this kind of thing, a crime that’s so unjust
Your eyes are filled with dead men’s dirt, your mind is filled with dust
Your arms and legs they must be in shackles and chains, and your blood
it must refuse to flow
For you let this human race fall down so God-awful low!

This song is just a reminder to remind your fellow man
That this kind of thing still lives today in that ghost-robed Ku Klux Klan
But if all of us folks that thinks alike, if we gave all we could give
We could make this great land of ours a greater place to live

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“Bush, Cheney, and their subordinates may have given the order to torture detainees, but it was the apathy, fear, and ignorance of millions of Americans that laid the groundwork for these abuses to take place”…“Today, as we consider the decision of ( President Obama) to block the release of hundreds of photographs showing the torture and abuse of detainees in Afghanistan and Iraq, I hope that those of us who are defending his decision will consider the example of Emmett Till, and of how seeing with open eyes the horrors that he endured …”  – “Big Tex” (pseudonymous author of below 2009 article from Daily Kos)

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Whistleblowers! Arthuretta Martin..Racism, stress and its effects

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TS RAdioJoin us live June 3oth at 6:00 pm CST!

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Call in # 917-388-4520

Hosted by Marti Oakley

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marcelWhistleblowers is presented in coordination with Marcel Reid and the Whistleblowers Summit July 27-29, 2016 in Washington D.C.

Distinguished Toastmaster Arthuretta Martin is a longtime advocate in the Whistleblower Community. After a 25-year career in the Federal Government, she launched a small business that focuses on stories and song to heal, educate and inspire. A certified Stress and Wellness Coach, she currently serves as Chair of the Health and Wellness Committee for the Coalition for Change – an Advocacy organization that informs the public on the systemic practices of discrimination against Black Americans within the Federal Government. Her business, Words and Melodies, provides audiences of all ages the experience of learning through the powerful tool of storytelling. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Administration and a Master’s of Science in Federal Contract Management. As a member of the National Speaker’s Association, Toastmaster’s International, National Storytelling Network and the National Association of Black Storytelling she believes in using story to promote healing, understanding and respect.

Sobering Truths About America’s Imperialist Crimes Against Humanity

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strip bannernew-logo25By Gary G. Kohls, MD

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“We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to the Iraqi people and call it ‘bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East’. – Harold Pinter

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10150533_736557003032115_475730777_nBritish playwright Harold Pinter won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005. His powerful acceptance speech exposed the United States for its fascist, imperialist policies since World War II. His speech (delivered three years before he died in 2008) was an important glimpse into – and a reasonable summary of — the innumerable documentable US imperialistic crimes that have been secretly facilitated by our multinational corporations, our national security apparatus, our military leaders, our wealthy elites and the craven politicians who are beholden to those four realities that have shaped American foreign policy over the past 60 years.

True American patriots, if they really love the United States, must be honest about the dishonorable, dark side of their nation’s history, a history that the rest of the world, especially Pinter, sees so clearly. Understanding that history will clear up any mystery about why the rest of the world fears and hates us. More

What Did You do During the Dirty Wars, Daddy?

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new-logo25Gary G. Kohls, MD

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“Most German Christians saw no contradiction between the demands of Jesus’ gospel ethic of love, mercy and forgiveness and the ruthless and cruel “gods” of war and wealth – and their pastors didn’t either.”

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“What Did You Do During The War, Daddy?” was the title of a wonderful but sobering book written by Sabine Reichel. Reichel was born in 1946 to Nazi collaborator parents in bombed-out Hamburg, Germany in 1946. Her parents had been upper class citizens prior to the war and they managed to maintain their respectability after the war. Her mother and father, like so many other obedient “good” Germans of the Nazi-era never talked to their child about what they had done during the Hitler years. The unwelcome truth only came out much later, during Reichel’s early adult years. The book details her experiences in trying to obtain the answers to the book’s title question.

“What did you do during the war, daddy” has been a dreaded question for many soldier-fathers (as well as for some civilian parents) who collaborated (actively or passively) with warmongers in times of war, and 10003953_10152109057028863_611290400_nwho then discovered, too late, that they had been on the ethically wrong side of what turned out to be an unjust war – a war that might have been contrary to what they had been told, a war of aggression or corporate resource exploitation and therefore a war that was an international war crime, a crime against humanity or a crime against the peace.

And whether or not they had been deceived by their corporate-controlled governments and media outlets (shadow or otherwise) about the realities of those wars, any parent will dread being asked probing questions such as these: More

PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN: NOT A HYPHENATED-AMERICAN

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John Wallace/ Contributing writer 

Liberty News Online

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It seems that America has become a country obsessed with classifying its citizens into different racial and ethnic sub-groups. President Obama is routinely called the first Black president, but isn’t he also half white? To be more accurate, isn’t he really the first mixed race president? The media and special interest groups constantly refer to him as the Black president. Americans are constantly being bombarded by government and media reports of the first Hispanic person to do this, the first Asian person to do that, or the first Black person to do something else.

My message to the government bureaucrats, the special interest groups and the mass media is that the vast majority of Americans don’t care what a person’s race or ethnic origin is. Throughout our history, Americans of all races and ethnic backgrounds have fought and died as one people to preserve this country’s freedoms and liberties, not to separate us or divide us into racial and ethnic groups.

America has always been known as a country of rugged individualism based on individual freedom and liberty, not race and ethnic origin. Most Americans do not care if Black people comprise 12.1% of the population or 14.3%. They do not care if Hispanic people comprise 19% or 28% of the population. The Racial and Ethnic classification of Americans is nothing more than institutionalized racism and must be ended. Rather than helping a diverse population become assimilated and united as one nation, the Federal government is doing what the Nazi government of Germany did in the 1930’s and 40’s; creating government supported institutionalized racism by the intentional classification of it’s citizens by race and ethnicity. More

The Case of the Biodevastation 7 :What the Police Won’t Apologize For

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Reprinted with permission from the author.

What the Police Won’t Apologize For

By DON FITZ

In early September, St. Louis police will send an apology for their illegal arrest of biodiversity activists.  Be assured that it will not mention their role in destroying public dialogue on dangers of genetically contaminated food. 

On August 24, 2009, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Eastern Missouri announced that the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners would pay $13,500 to each of four anti-genetic engineering activists for violating their first and fourth amendment rights and would apologize to them for police actions in May, 2003. [1]  That was when several hundred people gathered to protest the World Agricultural Forum [WAF] and hold the 7th Biodevastation Gathering to expose the racist use of genetic engineering in agriculture.

But the letter of apology is highly unlikely to address the most serious aspects of the repression.  Do not expect the letter to say anything about helping to consolidate control of world agriculture and throwing 1 billion people off of small farms.  Don’t look for the letter to mention the role of police in attempts to force genetically contaminated food on Africans with immuno-compromised health.  And don’t be surprised if the letter contains not a word about St. Louis police entering into a conspiracy with Monsanto, the FBI and corporate media to eliminate public discussion of the potential threats of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

St. Louis police were not stand-alone players.  As Daniel (digger) Romano wrote in the August 31 St. Louis Post-Dispatch “…Allied Intelligence [is] the private security agency hired by the WAF and its principle player, Monsanto, the biotech giant.  Allied Intelligence told police ‘50,000 anarchists’ were coming to St. Louis to riot and wreak havoc on the city.” [2]

The police apology will certainly misdirect attention onto its own illegal and repulsive behavior of May, 2003: warrantless entry into a home where a woman was subjected to “an unlawful and humiliating strip search,” a second warrantless entry under the false claim of the building being condemned, and arresting several activists for “riding a bicycle without a license,” a crime which did not exist. [1]

Under the FBI Eye

Preparations for the Biodevastation 7 Gathering started in 2002 when Jim Scheff, an organizer for the Missouri Forest Alliance, called to tell me that the WAF would be meeting in St. Louis the upcoming year.  He suggested that Biodevastation, which had been held in five cities after beginning in St. Louis in 1998, return to Monsanto’s home town so that people coming to WAF could hear a different view of biotechnology.

Documents obtained by the ACLU under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that the FBI was deeply involved in scrutinizing many documents that I wrote for the event, including emails from my computer.  The ACLU judged the FBI reports to be some “of the most troubling documents we received.” [3] More

Change.org…….Enforce our Immigration Laws

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This is from change.org.  I excerpted this blog as it appears that we are somehow selfish and greedy for wanting to preserve our country.  The person writing this blog takes great pride in the fact that he or she is the child of an illegal alien who was [anchored] here.  Please also note the statement that they are reproducing in great numbers so as to someday take our country from us.  The writer very carefully never mentions the racism of LaRaza and other race based groups who make it plain they intend to overtake our country.

you can sign on and add your thoughts to this blog…….http://www.change.org/ideas/view/enforce_our_immigration_laws

 

 

 

There has been a new response posted to the following discussion on Change.org:
Idea for Change in America: Enforce Our Immigration Laws

WOW! I GUESS I HIT A NERVE, WOW!
ALL OF YOU SMALL MINDED PEOPLE ARE VERY QUICK WITH YOUR STASTICS AND RECORDS, AIRHEADS! EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS COUNTRY AND THE WORLD IS HERE BECAUSE OF HISTORY, AND ALL THOSE STUDIES YOU IDIOTS LOOK AT EVERYDAY ARE HISTORY, YESTERDAY IS HISTORY, IF NOTHING HERE IS ABOUT HISTORY THEN LIVE FOR THE PRESENT AND FORGET ABOUT YESTERDAY, WHO CARES IF IT’S HISTORY RIGHT!! 

 SO WHY ARE ALL OF YA’LL STUCK ON THAT BORDER TRYING TO KEEP US HISPANICS OUT, TO LATE WE’VE ALREADY REPRODUCED IN HIGH NUMBERS AND PRETTY SOON, IF NOT ALREADY, YA’LL WILL HAVE TO BE ASKING US TO PASS A LAW IN CONGRESS BECAUSE IF YOU HAVEN’T NOTICED WE ARE IN OFFICE TOO, OH AND NOT JUST HISPANICS ALL ETHNIC GROUPS. (emphasis, mine)

WHO DIED AND MADE ALL OF YOU GOD! ONLY GOD CAN DETERMINE A PERSONS DESTINY NOT YOU. AS YOU READ THIS IF YOU DO HAVE A FAMILY, TAKE A MINUTE TO LOOK AT YOUR CHILDREN AND HUSBAND OR WIFE AND ASK YOURSELVES, “WHAT WOULD I DO IF SOMEONE DECIDED I COULDN’T BE HERE FOR THEM OR MY SPOUSE COULDN’T BE HERE FOR ME AND OUR CHILDREN?” THE ONLY THING THAT SHOULD SEPERATE FAMILIES IS DEATH!! AND WHY WOULD AN ILLEGAL LEAVE HIS OR HER CHILDREN BEHIND BECAUSE THE OTHER PARENT AND CHILDREN ARE CITIZENS AND WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT THEY HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS YOU DO  MARTI O. This comment was addressed to me personally.

THIS COUNTRY BELONGS TO THE INDIANS, IF IT WASN’T FOR THE IDIOT WHO CAME HERE, TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THEM IN THE PAST, BOUGHT THEM, SECLUDED THEM TO A RESERVATION, ADDED CASINOS, AND FREE MONEY EVERY MONTH WITH SHELTER, THEY WOULD HAVE NEVER SOLD OUT! IF THEY WOULD HAVE NEVER SOLD OUT, WHERE WOULD YOU BE? HAVE YA’LL LOOKED DOWN YOUR BLOODLINE AND FAMILY TREE TO FIGURE OUT WHOSE BLOOD YOU CARRY, WHETHER IT’S INDIAN, SPAINARD, JEW, AFRICAN AMERICAN, EUROPEAN, YOUR ANCESTORS WEREN’T BORN HERE. UNLESS YOU WHERE INDIAN, SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY TREE MIGRATED HERE, THEREFORE, LIKE MELODY SAYS ” THE PREGNANT WETBACK”, CAME HERE AND MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR YA’LL TO BE HERE.

TO MR. MIKE FARNAM

THE ONLY ONE SHOWING HATE, RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION HERE IS ALL OF YOU AND YOUR THE PEOPLE ON THIS BLOG CRYING ABOUT HOW US ILLEGALS ARE TAKING SOMETHING FROM YOU…WE WORK JUST AS HARD AS ANY AMERICAN, WE STRUGGLE MORE THAN THE AMERICAN, AND WE APPRECIATE MORE THAN THE AMERICAN, IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH FOR US TO DO THESE THINGS. THAT’S WHY YA’LL HATE US SO MUCH BECAUSE WE SETTLE FOR LESS AND YOU GUYS ARE SO DAMN GREEDY AND SELFISH YOU WANT MORE! THAT’S WHY WE ARE IN A RECESSION, IF THE ILLEGALS WEREN’T HERE YA’LL PROBABLY BE FIGHTING YOURSELVES.

MARTI OAKLEY  HISTORY IS WHAT PUTS YOU WHERE YOUR AT, OH HONEY DON’T GET IT TWISTED! MANY HISPANICS HAVE LOTS OF AMBITION, DRIVE, AND POTENTIAL TO MOVE FORWARD AND DO SOMETHING BETTER IN THIS COUNTRY AND THATS WHAT YOU ARE ALL AFRAID OF; US TAKING OVER. I BET YA’LL SAID THE SAME THING ABOUT THE AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO WERE BROUGHT TO THIS COUNTRY TO SLAVE YA’LL LAZY ASS ANCESTORS AROUND, NOW WHAT, 2008 FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT, THE BEST DECISION THIS COUNTRY EVER MADE!!

LOIS D.  AND ON A NOTE TO ALL YOU TRUE AMERICANS:
SINCE YA’LL ARE SO QUICK TO SHOOT AND KILL ANY ONE “HUMAN BEING” FOR CROSSING A BORDER, OFCOURSE WHEN YA’LL TRY TO ENTER OUR COUNTRY THE LAST THING YOU WILL HEAR IS A GUNSHOT AND HOPEFULLY THEY DON’T MISS! MELODY; WE ARE SIMPLY DEFENDING OURSELVES FROM ALL THE MURDERS WHO KILL SOMEONE FOR WALKING ON “GODS” GREEN EARTH. THE 2ND AMENDMENT SAYS WE AMERICANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO BARE ARMS, NOT KILL HUMAN BEINGS BECAUSE THEY ARE CROSSING AN IMAGINARY LINE! IF YA’LL THINK THIS IS LEGAL THEN WHAT ARE YOU TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN AND OTHERS, THAT KILLING IS OK, YA’LL ARE CONTRADICTING YOUR OWN LAWS!

 

NO WONDER YA’LL ARE ALL MESSED UP IN THE HEAD! AND STOP GIVING ME ALL THESE SITES TO LOOK AT BECAUSE ALL THEY DO IS GIVE MY COMPUTER A VIRUS!
HO!HO!HO! MERRY X-MAS!!

U.S. CITIZEN, BECAUSE OF THE PREGNANT WETBACK WHO HAD ME HERE AND NOW IM ENTITLED TO THE SAME RIGHTS AS YOU, HAVE A BLESSED DAY AND HOPE YOU MAKE IT TO SEE TOMMORROW, I MEAN, BASED ON WHAT LOIS D. SAYS ” ARM YOURSELVES! ARM YOUR FAMILY! LEARN TO USE YOUR ARMS WITH ACCURACY!”, YOU ALL LIVE A RISKY LIFE…GOD BLESS AMERICA, HOME SWEET HOME…..

Click the link below to view this discussion.
http://www.change.org/ideas/view/enforce_our_immigration_laws

None of Your Business! News from Ron Paul

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None of Your Business!

You may not have heard of the American Community Survey, but you will.  The national census, which historically is taken every ten years, has expanded to quench the federal bureaucracy’s ever-growing thirst to govern every aspect of American life.  The new survey, unlike the traditional census, is taken each and every year at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars.  And it’s not brief.  It contains 24 pages of intrusive questions concerning matters that simply are none of the government’s business, including your job, your income, your physical and emotional heath, your family status, your dwelling, and your intimate personal habits.

The questions are both ludicrous and insulting.  The survey asks, for instance, how many bathrooms you have in your house, how many miles you drive to work, how many days you were sick last year, and whether you have trouble getting up stairs.  It goes on and on, mixing inane questions with highly detailed inquiries about your financial affairs.  One can only imagine the countless malevolent ways our federal bureaucrats could use this information.  At the very least the survey will be used to dole out pork, which is reason enough to oppose it.

Keep in mind the survey is not voluntary, nor is the Census Bureau asking politely.  Americans are legally obligated to answer, and can be fined up to $1,000 per question if they refuse!

I introduced an amendment last week that would have eliminated funds for this intrusive survey in a spending bill, explaining on the House floor that perhaps the American people don’t appreciate being threatened by Big Brother.  The amendment was met by either indifference or hostility, as most members of Congress either don’t care about or actively support government snooping into the private affairs of citizens.

One of the worst aspects of the census is its focus on classifying people by race.  When government tells us it wants information to “help” any given group, it assumes every individual who shares certain physical characteristics has the same interests, or wants the same things from government.  This is an inherently racist and offensive assumption.  The census, like so many federal policies and programs, inflames racism by encouraging Americans to see themselves as members of racial groups fighting each other for a share of the federal pie.

The census also represents a form of corporate welfare, since the personal data collected on hundred of millions of Americans can be sold to private businesses.  Surely business enjoys having such extensive information available from one source, but it’s hardly the duty of taxpayers to subsidize the cost of market research.

At least the national census has its origins in the Constitution, which is more than one can say about the vast majority of programs funded by Congress.  Still, Article I makes it clear that the census should be taken every ten years for the sole purpose of congressional redistricting (and apportionment of taxes, prior to the disastrous 16th amendment).  This means a simple count of the number of people living in a given area, so that numerically equal congressional districts can be maintained.  The founders never authorized the federal government to continuously survey the American people.

More importantly, they never envisioned a nation where the people would roll over and submit to every government demand.  The American Community Survey is patently offensive to all Americans who still embody that fundamental American virtue, namely a healthy mistrust of government.  The information demanded in the new survey is none of the government’s business, and the American people should insist that Congress reject it now before it becomes entrenched.

Representative, Ron Paul

 http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2004/tst071204.htm

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