Category Archives: The United States of Amnesia

The biggest covidiot yet?

Ladies and gents (and nonbinary folx too), please give a big round of applause to Ethel Merman — sorry, uh, this wack-ass Drumpfnik woman here…

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Cops Behaving Badly: Catching 40 winks, but where?

Uh, in a black congressman’s office in a shopping mall that’s being looted, that’s where: And that black congressman just happens to be a former Panther, too. One who was with the organization at the same time as the assassinated … Continue reading

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Cops Behaving Badly: What’s up with those bricks, officers?

Sam Seder and Nomiki Konst break down a weird phenomenon: Bricks appearing in the middle of various cities during protests, with no construction sites nearby. The mystery was apparently solved by an anonymous videographer who happened to catch something going … Continue reading

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A doctor explains how George Floyd was killed

Dr. Mike Hansen goes into the anatomy and physiology of asphyxia, and how it applies to the death of George Floyd: So there you have it…that’s how he was able to say “I can’t breathe”, right before he passed out … Continue reading

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Why “All Lives Matter” is racist bullshit

Gasp! How could anyone say such a terrible thing? Because it’s true, duh. I know that, and so, probably, do you, but in case there’s any doubt, just check out this prize specimen right here: “All Lives Matter!” he shouted, … Continue reading

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Photojournalist who lost an eye in the riots speaks out

Linda Tirado, interviewed on CBC, doesn’t mince words about what happened to her. Or what she’s going to do, and keep doing, with two eyes or just one. Namely, holding the system accountable, and telling the truth, whether the powers … Continue reading

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What is Japan doing right about COVID-19?

Japan’s ambassador to Canada has some interesting insights: Surprise! Japan’s secret weapons are science, technology, communitarian solidarity, internal public preparedness, and international co-operation. Something the amnesiacs just to the south of us, in all their not-so-rugged “individualism”, are forgetting even … Continue reading

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Quotable: Martin Luther King on “riots”

Please note that he said this all the way back in 1967. And yet, were he still living, he could just as easily have uttered it yesterday. The very conditions black US-Americans face today were already in place back then. … Continue reading

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Mount St. Helens remembered, 40 years later

Yesterday marks 40 years since that fateful day in 1980. Above is a documentary shot shortly thereafter, showing the volcanic eruption, its devastating aftermath, and some of the things irretrievably lost in it all. Most notably, 80-year old Harry Truman … Continue reading

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US citizens protest against re-opening too soon

The Grim Reaper is a really nice touch: Reminds me of that part in Mother Night (by Kurt Vonnegut, a must-read) in which a character chants, almost melodiously, the German phrase: “Leichenträger zur Wache!” (“Corpse-carriers to the guardhouse!”) He’s remembering … Continue reading

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