Tom Lee: My Growing Taboo Awareness (…for Wise Democracy)

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My Growing Taboo Awareness (…for Wise Democracy)

“Taboo” means that if we act, speak or think in certain ways, something horrible is going to happen – usually social ostracism like loss of status, friendships, income, etc. We will be shunned and looked down on by many of our associates. As a form of peer pressure, it is a pretty big deal.

Taboos exist in most – perhaps all – societies. Taboos often exist to support social order and well being. In modern societies we see taboos against pedophilia, slavery, torture, and killing innocent people. Even if we didn’t have laws against these, social ostracism would go a long way to restraining such violations. Many of us have even watched certain frowned-on behaviors evolve into taboos, such as smoking and certain inter-gender behaviors, and from there evolve into laws.

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Chuck Baldwin: Biden Bows Before The Boss

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Biden Bows Before The Boss
The vast majority of America’s evangelical Christians have a HUGE blind spot: They cannot see the ruinous role that the State of Israel plays in world affairs—especially in U.S. affairs. Their misguided affection and support for the Zionist state—caused by more than 100 years of a massive misinterpretation of eschatology, which exchanges Christ-centered prophecy for Israel-centered prophecy—keeps them in a perpetual state of spiritual and governmental blindness.

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Robert Steele: DefenseOne Again Disgraces Itself on OSINT

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Promote Open Source to a Full Member of the Intelligence Community

The exploitation of publicly or commercially available information must be recognized alongside spies, signals intelligence, and other established branches of practice.

ROBERT STEELE: Are the authors of this piece, and the editors that approved its publication, truly unaware of my past?

Stephen Arnold: Three Here and Now Amazon Management Milestones

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Three Here and Now Amazon Management Milestones

July 21, 2021, is a day of Amazon management milestones. In my newsfeeds this morning, I noted three items. Obviously none or some or all of these “real news” stories could be falsification from the fecund multi-verse. Who knows? Perhaps the error corrected Google quantum computer’s “supremacy” or IBM Watson can answer the “know” question. What do you think?

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Caitlin Johnstone: Warmongers Should Be Treated Like Serial Killers And Child Rapists

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Warmongers Should Be Treated Like Serial Killers And Child Rapists

California Representative Ro Khanna announced on Monday that he’d just hung out with Iraq war architect Bill Kristol and had a wonderful exchange of ideas, fully discrediting the myth of the progressive Democrat with a single tweet.

“Bill Kristol is one of the most thoughtful voices in defending liberalism and democratic institutions in our country,” Khanna tweeted. “Learned a lot in our conversation about shaping also an inclusive narrative around American patriotism.”

When Khanna’s Twitter followers began reacting with shock and disgust at a congressman who is generally regarded as one of the most progressive elected officials on Capitol Hill saying sweet things about a murderous arch-neocon, he added:

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James Fetzer: Is starvation and population reduction the next card the authorities will play? – They’re certainly laying the foundations now

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Is starvation and population reduction the next card the authorities will play? – They’re certainly laying the foundations now

One finds the practice in ancient Babylon/Mesopotamia 4,000 years ago. In Greece, the cults of Apollo, Demeter, and Rhea-Cybele often controlled the shipment of grain and other food stuffs, through the temples. In Imperial Rome, the control of grain became the basis of the empire.

Rome was the center. Conquered outlying colonies in Gaul, Brittany, Spain, Sicily, Egypt, North Africa, and the Mediterranean littoral had to ship grain to the noble Roman families, as taxes and tribute. Often the grain tax was greater than the land could bear, and areas of North Africa, for instance, were turned into dust bowls.

The evil city-state of Venice took over grain routes, particularly after the Fourth Crusade (1202-04). The main Venetian thirteenth century trading routes had their eastern termini in Constantinople, the ports of the Oltremare (which were the lands of the crusading States), and Alexandria, Egypt.

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