Author Archives: Dennis Allard

Some facts about Venuezula from TheRealNews

Ironically, the very measures that Venezuela has taken to empower the poor have contributed to a confrontation with the world oligarchy. I just discovered TheRealNews.com, which published this report and analysis of Latin American democracy in action. [I promise you’ll … Continue reading

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Albert Einstein was a socialist

Many of my liberal friends defend Capitalism, believe that “Hugo Chavez was a dictator”, and think that the radio station I listen to, KPFK, is a bunch of wacko leftists. At times, it makes me question my own beliefs. Am … Continue reading

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No Rent and Distributed Ownership

Today’s morning thought is inspired by an interview of Russell Brand by Jeremy Paxman on the BCC Newsnight program. I agree with Russel Brand. But. Brand and others on the left who have enough fame to be interviewed by the … Continue reading

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Chemtrails are really just Contrails

One of the many bogus conspiracy theories speaks of so-called chemtrails. Chemtrails are actually contrails. Contrails (condensation trails) are water vapor caused by both jet engine exhaust and the Bernoulli effect around a plane’s wings as air is rapidly decompressed … Continue reading

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How to block calls on your iPhone

It is now easy to block unwanted phone calls to your iPhone if you have iOS 7. When an incoming call arrives from a number you do not wish to receive calls from in the future, hang up, go to … Continue reading

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How to watch TV without Time Warner

Time Warner and CBS, two gargantuans of television, are bickering with the result that a few million people are not able to view CBS via Time Warner Cable. I somehow feel this is all part of the ongoing reconcentration of … Continue reading

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The case of imprisoned Barrett Brown of Anonymous

Barrett Brown is less known than Edward Snowden but is no less a hero of truth. If you care about freedom of speech, you should read about another unjustly imprisoned whistleblower, covered by the Democracy Now story on jailed Anonymous … Continue reading

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Amnesty International statement on Edward Snowden

Here is a link to the Amnesty International statement on Snowden: http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/usa-must-not-persecute-whistleblower-edward-snowden Listening to the interview with Edward Snowden by Glenn Greenwald aired on the Democracy Now I hear an honest intelligent person who is coming clean and revealing activity … Continue reading

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Zero Dark Thirty, a review

Here is my review of Zero Dark Thirty. For me, it’s a story, about the movie, about going to see the movie, and about this life I find myself passing through. It’s always that way. I previously shared my thoughts … Continue reading

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Zero Dark Thirty (before I saw the movie)

This is my a prequel to my review of Zero Dark Thirty. My review of Zero Dark Thirty was written later. The radio advertisements for Zero Dark Thirty are insulting. “We all remember where we were when Bin Laden was … Continue reading

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