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3.05.2016

***** Students say pro-Israel group spreads hate at Columbia University

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/students-say-pro-israel-group-spreads-hate-columbia-university

Gentrification in a Brooklyn Neighborhood Forces Residents to Move On

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/11/29/nyregion/gentrification-in-a-brooklyn-neighborhood-forces-residents-to-move-on.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&referer=

How Gentrification Is Forcing Californians Out Of Their Communities "The middle class is disappearing and it’s getting harder for the working poor to get by at all."

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/bay-area-gentrification_us_56cdec76e4b041136f191b93

An Atlanta Neighborhood Tries To Redefine Gentrification

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/09/23/435293852/an-atlanta-neighborhood-tries-to-redefine-gentrification?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150923The

How to Get Rid of Your Landlord and Socialize American Housing, in 3 Easy Steps Homelessness, unaffordable urban real estate, devastating gentrification, and the housing bubble are all rooted in privatized housing.

http://www.thenation.com/article/how-to-get-rid-of-your-landlord-and-socialize-american-housing-in-3-easy-steps/

If you are good with military corporate rule, fascism, vote Hillary. If you consider that the lost, the final loss, of everything decent in the world, vote Bernie or don't vote at all.

If you are good with military corporate rule, fascism, vote Hillary. If you consider that the lost, the final loss, of everything decent in the world, vote Bernie or don't vote at all.

***** I am next to certain that on Monday I will accept this apartment. Lol. Yesterday I was certain I would turn it down. One of the issues.........

I am next to certain that on Monday I will accept this apartment. Lol. Yesterday I was certain I would turn it down,  stay in the shelter for The months that it is expected to remain open this year, and then to move back onto the streets so that every penny of my meager retirement can continue to be donated to Palestine and related causes. I was informed earlier in the week after what I think was honest and fair consideration , by the managers of this subsidized housing unit that they regrettably cannot allow the liberal visitation by my friend, a vet with MS, who even several weeks a month does not want to be alone in her apartment up by Dupont Circle. So the one basis on which I wanted to accept the property, helping my friend and others, has been ruled out.

 One of the issues, the second and only issue that I have added alongside Palestine to my daily focus is justice for the poor. Gentrification is one of the areas of that focus. Articles I've reviewed this morning highlight to me the rampant pace at which gentrification is happening in major US cities driving out all but the wealthy. This particular property, of roughly 10 that could enable me to stay in DC if and when they become available, this particular property appears to be the lowest price and the only one that would provide secure parking for my vehicle. I have much more thinking to do this weekend but as it currently stands, to my shock, I am likely to accept the property. This has been a very very very very challenging decision. I want the property, for me, to address the personal fears that I have for my well being and safety. The wonderful clarity that had come to me yesterday was yes, I have that desire, I have that fear, it's just way down the list vs my fear for my children in Palestine, people in Syria, African Americans and Native Americans in this country, the poor in South America that we continue to victimize, plunder, rape, exploit.... What a gift it was to receive that clarity yesterday. That really took the apartment off of my radar. But the savage, brutal, cruel, inhuman, injust gentrification happening in the nation's cities brought the property back to me in a light I had never considered. This property may be my best chance of remaining to fight for justice in Washington DC if by chance I am given many years to do so. I had not thought of that. That may be the deciding factor.

3.04.2016

***** ‘We wasted 40 years talking about nothing, doing nothing’ — Pappe demolishes the peace process

http://mondoweiss.net/2016/03/we-wasted-40-years-talking-about-nothing-doing-nothing-pappe-demolishes-the-peace-process/

***** Study: ‘NYT’ portrays Islam more negatively than alcohol, cancer, and cocaine

http://mondoweiss.net/2016/03/study-nyt-portrays-islam-more-negatively-than-alcohol-cancer-and-cocaine/

3.03.2016

***** THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS. This is what I've been living. This is what I've been trying to say. F***ing lipservice liberals. F***ing lip service Christians.

http://m.truthdig.com/report/item/the_revenge_of_the_lower_classes_and_the_rise_of_american_fascism_20160302

3.01.2016

***** MONUMENTALLY IMPORTANT. ''Moral Foundations Theory was invented to compare different human cultures. But it can also explain our political landscape......'

http://www.vox.com/2016/2/5/10918164/donald-trump-morality

Regarding Bernie: you can't save people that don't desperately want to be saved. 'I could have saved thousands more if I could have convinced them they were slaves. Harriet Tubman.

Regarding Bernie: you can't save people that don't desperately want to be saved. 'I could have saved thousands more if I could have convinced them they were slaves. Harriet Tubman.

***** WATCH: Samantha Bee Brilliantly Goes After Democrats Whose Apathy Allowed the Rise of The Donald "You built that," the late night host says.

http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/watch-samantha-bee-brilliantly-goes-after-democrats-whose-apathy-allowed-rise-donald

Bernie will lose because there are infinitely too few people in America that have the courage or wisdom to face how dire the situation is. Indeed he tried to lead a revolution, but the revolution is not possible until people are living the total abject misery and instead we live our illusions, our denial.

Bernie will lose because there are infinitely too few people in America that have the courage or wisdom to face how dire the situation is. Indeed he tried to lead a revolution, but the revolution is not possible until people are living the total abject misery and instead we live our illusions, our denial.

2.29.2016

***** You do understand the Trump mob, correct? For many years the white hate mob in Germany experienced themselves as winners. They had been........

***** You do understand the Trump mob, correct? For many years the white hate mob in Germany experienced themselves as winners. They had been starving for it and Hitler gave them that sense. What is it you don't understand about middle age and older white people in this country? Trump is telling them they are superior, winners, and that he will ring the game for them so that they will win materially as well.

***** Something that I've seen on Facebook several times recently. I'll paraphrase: 'If you want peace in your life, DEVOTE your life to TRYING to bring peace to others. Preferably, those in much more dire need than yourself.' But I have to survive! Lol. I beg......

***** Something that I've seen on Facebook several times recently. I'll paraphrase: 'If you want peace in your life, DEVOTE your life to TRYING to bring peace to others. Preferably, those in much more dire need than yourself.' But I have to survive! Lol. I beg to differ. We have to thrive. Survival is less important and probably will happen no matter what. If this is not correct, if this is not true, if this is not extremely likely to bring peace, then I know absolutely nothing, I have learned absolutely nothing from the wisest in history, & I have learned nothing from my own journey. And, of course, it is entirely possible that I have learned nothing. But it doesn't feel that way. I'm trying to share of the peace that surpasses all understanding.

2.28.2016

The only times I am ever miserable are when I carelessly allow my focus to go from the least of these in the world, to myself. I used to be miserable almost always. Very rarely anymore.

The only times I am ever miserable are when I carelessly allow my focus to go from the least of these in the world, to myself. I used to be miserable almost always. Very rarely anymore.