Archive for the 'Social Justice & Advocacy' Category

WHY PEOPLE HATE SOCIALISM…

May 25th, 2016

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

May 25th, 2016

End Racism in America… Stop Global Warming… Free Raif Badawi…

WALMART WEDNESDAY FOR 18 MAY…

May 18th, 2016

It’s been a busy week in Wally World: the Universe’s source of cheap plastic crap from China. On The Writing On The Wal—the blog USA Today says should be on its readers’ radar—I continue my singular work dedicated to drawing back the curtain on the Bentonvile Behemoth’s corporate disinformation and other flackery. YET MORE OF […]

A FINANCIAL CANCELLATION WORTH THE COST

May 17th, 2016

A friend was looking for an old clipping from a 1960 Newsweek story about the Plain Dealer. To help I said I’d search some boxes of my old stuff. I didn’t find the clipping. I did discover, however, a lot of memories. More than I’ll tell here. But one I can’t resist. I reveal a […]

APRIL WAS THE (DO I NEED TO SAY?) ON RECORD…

May 16th, 2016

I have a very real fear that as the months tick along, these headlines are going to become inevitable and boring. The twisted image that comes to mind is that of a doctor telling a terminal cancer patient that the cancer has spread to a new organ and now occupies a higher percent of their […]

WHICH DYSTOPIA ARE WE HEADED FOR…?

May 12th, 2016

This week I read the final installment in the graphic novel version Stephen King’s Dark Tower books. (I read the books years ago.) Without going into great detail, King writes in eight volumes of an environmentally ravaged dystopia. When I was a young reader the fear of such futures were driven by atomic wars. Later, […]

ANOTHER CLEVELAND $1 BILLION BOONDOGGLE

May 11th, 2016

How desperate in the early 2000s was the Cleveland Establishment to get a new convention center and thus shoot for the 2016 Republican Convention? As desperate as anyone could possibly be. Mouth-wateringly. However, to squeeze out new revenue for a convention center—atop the huge mounds of money already spent on sports venues—posed a problem. Even […]

WALMART WEDNESDAY FOR 11 MAY…

May 11th, 2016

It’s been a busy week in Wally World: the Universe’s source of cheap plastic crap from China. On The Writing On The Wal—the blog USA Today says should be on its readers’ radar—I continue my singular work dedicated to drawing back the curtain on the Bentonvile Behemoth’s corporate disinformation and other flackery. MR. MCMILLON: OPEN […]

BREAK FREE: AUSTRALIA…

May 8th, 2016

We’re halfway into the two weeks designated by 350.org for civil disobedience and political actions demanding nations take direct actions to prevent a global meltdown from the burning of fossil fuels. Citizens of Australia took actions in Newcastle as reported by Helen Davidson, writing for The Guardian, in Dozens arrested as anti-fossil fuel protesters join […]

SO, JUST WHO ARE THE 3 PERCENT…?

May 6th, 2016

I’ve posted this video from Jimmy Kimmel elsewhere, but I think what Kimmel, and the very real scientist involved, have to say is bears repeating. Lack of unanimity is not the same as controversy. Right and wrong are not relative equals to be reported and decided upon, Facts are not convenient or inconvenient data points […]

WE’VE BEGUN BREAKING FREE…

May 5th, 2016

[Note: is Post No. 15,000 on Have Coffee Will Write.] More… Jimmy Kimmel adds his two cents…

WALMART WEDNESDAY FOR 4 MAY…

May 4th, 2016

It’s been a busy week in Wally World: the Universe’s source of cheap plastic crap from China. On The Writing On The Wal—the blog USA Today says should be on its readers’ radar—I continue my singular work dedicated to drawing back the curtain on the Bentonvile Behemoth’s corporate disinformation and other flackery. WHO SHOULD HANDLE […]

YOU’RE NOT PARANOID IF THEY ARE AFTER YOU…

May 4th, 2016

Bill McKibben writes: Late last week, I got the interesting news that right wing operatives from the fossil fuel industry are mounting an impressive campaign against me (as well as a handful of other high-profile climate activists). Apparently I’ll now have video trackers following me wherever I go; hired researchers are digging through fifty cartons […]

THANK GAWD, THE VULTURES ARE HERE…

May 2nd, 2016

Mike DeBonis, reporting in Default at hand, Congress faces new pressure to act on Puerto Rico for The Washington Post writes: Hours before Puerto Rico missed hundreds of millions of dollars of bond payments, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Monday issued a new and urgent call for Congress to pass legislation allowing the territory […]

DISOBEY, BREAK FREE, NOW… NO, REALLY, NOW…!

April 30th, 2016

Take an ax to the prison wall. Escape. Walk out like someone suddenly born into color. Do it now. — Rumi, Quietness Learn more about Break Free… And where Civil Disobedience began…

PRACTICING COMPUTATIONAL KINDNESS

April 30th, 2016

Oliver Burkeman, writing in Why thinking like a computer scientist can help with big decisions for The Guardian suggests that we practice computational kindness: When making a plan with a friend, it feels polite to say you’re flexible about when to meet, or that you don’t mind at which restaurant. But refusing to state your […]

MAGIC PRODUCTIVITY IS A SWORD IN THE STONE…

April 28th, 2016

Year ago I knew a woman addicted to self-help books. She read them like an a crack head lighting her pipe. She lived (and maybe still lives) her life in search of the perfect solution, Christ’s cup, Excalibur. I’m that way with productivity porn, but I’ve come, in recent years to see my addiction for […]

WALMART WEDNESDAY FOR 27 APRIL…

April 27th, 2016

It’s been a busy week in Wally World: the Universe’s source of cheap plastic crap from China. On The Writing On The Wal—the blog USA Today says should be on its readers’ radar—I continue my singular work dedicated to drawing back the curtain on the Bentonvile Behemoth’s corporate disinformation and other flackery. WOULD YOU TAKE […]

CLEVELAND IS A CITY UNDER THE THUMB

April 26th, 2016

It’s been going on for years now. Public decisions privately made. It’s so ordinary that it seems natural. Private interests create the public agenda. For private advantage. Insuring it’s paid for with mostly public dollars. Making sure the dollars weigh most heavily upon common people. Regressive taxes are favorites. Meaning ordinary people pay greater shares […]

NEVER EAT ANYTHING BIGGER THAN YOUR HEAD…

April 25th, 2016

Who decides what is a portion? Ultimately, we do, but most of us don’t stop to consider the question: we think a portion is whatever the amount of food in the box or can or bag we’re about to eat is. A small bag of potato chips is not a serving. A can of pop […]

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