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Romney, Ryan & Electoral IQ…

The right-racist-hate machine today rules (at least) the 29 Republican states.  Obama will almost certainly “lose” the coming election.

He only won in ‘08 in the first place with a voting landslide. He’s long abandoned that political base…probably listening too carefully to his neo-liberal Democratic forbear, Big Bubba Clinton.  The fact that he was never more than a jumped-up populist in the first place is no consolation. more…

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Prisoner Jobs…

The full title of the American Tribune blog includes “The Prison Experience Connection.” That’s how I started it back in May of 2010, 360 articles ago.

Voted: Most Popular Prisoner…

One of my pet peeves is the corporate media’s propaganda about “how easy prisoners have it,” such as, lounging around all day, watching TV, living on the (ever-decreasing) public dime, bulking up in weight piles and planning our next criminal enterprise after an all-too-early-release, and other conservative commentary.

Unless one is in a holding or transit situation, every prisoner works. Let me repeat that: Every prisoner has a job. more…

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“Hope is For the Lazy…”

All 359 articles in the American Tribune are authored by myself (Nick Medvecky, PsyD; AKA Dr. Publico) except for one. That exception was an edited version of an article by Christopher Hedges, his remembrance of “9/11: We are what we loathe.”

The following is a second edited article from another radical Christian, Robert W. Jensen (54), a professor of journalism at the University of Texas (Austin). He too has composed an impressive body of correspondence. Note the following 2 min. video for the photo below…

Practice for the Real Hunger Games…

By Robert W. Jensen:

In 2005, I preached on the ecological crisis titled “Hope is for the Weak: The Challenge of a Broken World.” Looking back, I realize that I had been far too upbeat and optimistic. I want to correct that.

Hence, my updated title: “Hope is for the Lazy: The Challenge of Our Dead World.” Let’s start with two of the three important changes. more…

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Closing the Olympics…

Having posted an article last week featuring the Opening ceremonies of the London Olympics, I thought I’d do some commentary here on the Closing.

Closing Olympic Celebration…

The most descriptive I can declare is that it was certainly British. Cheeky humor and musical tributes are their hallmarks.

Opening with all sorts of dancing drummers, even some on wires, and newsprint over everything featured England’s history of great published works. A variety of acts sang and danced thru pop tunes of various times. more…

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The Olympics and Class War…

Until I spent a year in an Olympic Athletes Village (1991-92) I never had much curiosity over sports. As a youth I always chose Home Ec when I had the option, much preferring the company of females over stinking macho gymnasiums.

Pastoral England…

Ironic I suppose that at 17 (1959) I ended up in the 101st Airborne Division, US Army…talking about physical challenge.

While FCI Ray Brook, Lake Placid, NY, was built as a federal prison, its initial use was as an Athletes Village at the 1980 Winter Olympics. The ski-jumps and other facilities are today a training site for future Winter Olympians.

After the 1980 Olympics, the feds added another row of razor-wire fencing to the Village, pulled out the Jacuzzis and Voila! Instant prison. more…

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