Category Archives: The United States of Amnesia

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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Bryan Adams has an un-rocking moment…

…and it’s killed all my nostalgic affection for him and his music, too: Let’s count the facepalms here, shall we: Okay, dude, here’s where you lost me: The moment you started to whine about having to cancel your LUCRATIVE concert … Continue reading

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Alex Jones reaches a whole new height of bonkers…

…and that’s really saying something, because this is the man who stripped down to his underoos during a child-custody hearing in which he was, strangely, NOT stripped of custody, much less visitation rights. But now he’s not just into weird … Continue reading

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Amazon exec quits, vindicates striking workers

This is a must-see: And this is a must-read: May 1st was my last day as a VP and Distinguished Engineer at Amazon Web Services, after five years and five months of rewarding fun. I quit in dismay at Amazon … Continue reading

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Not-so shocker: Drumpf and cronies are behind the COVID protests!

And what’s more, they have the nerve to brag about it: AND Donnie thinks THESE are “very fine people”: Yeah. Donnie is now openly supporting armed fascist thugs. AGAIN. Because remember Charlottesville? Yeah, this is that all over again…and this … Continue reading

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Quotable: 106-year-old cowboy remembers the 1918 flu pandemic

He’s been through two world wars, a great depression, and umpteen pandemics. What’s he doing to stay safe and sane now? “I don’t drink as much as I used to, that’s a bad deal.” God love you, Curley. Hope you … Continue reading

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