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Listening to the Donald, one very last time…

I just listened to Trump’s speech on Afghanistan: American heroes are unique and better than all others… 9/11 was planned in Afghanistan… together with the Saudis will will fight terrorism… and that is when I stopped listening.  In a few short sentences Trump just overloaded my capacity to listen to inanity.  Just before I switched him off I heard him say something about “we will win in Afghanistan“. Yeah, right. 

You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive by Darrell Scott

In the deep dark hills of eastern Kentucky That’s the place where I trace my bloodline And it’s there I read on a hillside gravestone You will never leave Harlan alive Oh, my granddad’s dad walked down Katahrins Mountain And he asked Tillie Helton to be his bride Said, won’t you walk with me out of the mouth Of this holler Or we’ll never leave Harlan alive Where the sun

About options for encrypted/secure communications – a tiny addendum

Dear friends, I just wanted to let you know that a reader and a member of the Saker community has pointed me to two other products which we can trust with a relatively high degree of confidence: Jitsi Meet: https://meet.jit.si/ (secure video conferencing through the browser) Open Whisper: https://whispersystems.org/ (secure messaging and calling) I won’t discuss these here other than to recommend that you look into these options. Kind regards,

Hate mail in my inbox: Bend down and pick up that penny!

Dear friends, As you can imagine, I get quite a lot of hate mail.  It has been a while now that I wanted to share of of that stuff with you.  So I posted a recent one in the comments section of my article about the Elephant in the Room.  But I think I will also begin posting some of the more, shall we say, “heartfelt” hate mail in my

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