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Grumpy Old White Guys United: Decoding the Attacks on Barack Obama and Angela Giron

Has anyone noticed something strange lately? The Constitution clearly indicates that US democracy should operate on the principle of majority rule. This means that, when it comes to running the government, any idea that’s supported by 50% + 1 of the voters is declared the winner. Or, at least, that’s how it used to be. Ever since the Republicans became the Party of No, they have made it impossible for bills to make it through the US Senate with fewer than 60 votes!?!

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Family is Fascism

When it comes to family, do we have a problem?According to Anna we do and I gotta agree with her because in a lot of ways she's right. As a therapist I have seen first hand how "families" shit on and abuse each other and it ain't pretty and what's worse, the abuse is always justified. Even sexual abuse of four year old children can be conveniently ignored when it occurs in a "family" setting. On top of all that, children are programmed into The System by their parents. But does all this mean family is necessarily a bad thing? No, not necessarily. Personally I think family is the best bet we have of surviving, and tight knit, functioning families are pretty much the only way of meeting the deep emotional and psychological needs of children. But that holds only when the family is healthy, only when all members have equal power, only when all members are respected, and only when all members are one hundred percent free of emotional, psychological, sexual, and physical abuse. If these conditions are not met then ya, there's a problem.

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Emotional Abuse

Here is a letter from a concerned worker in the Florida school system. Schools are supposed to be safe havens for our children, but the reality is they are not. Filled with violence and abuse, our schools beat us up and put us down. We often know it is going on, and we are often willing to change, but The System is designed to punish the willing and suppress change. Times are a changing though and what is now only a subterranean tremble of minor revision will shortly become a global and revolutionary earthquake of change.

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A Bungling Fox in the Henhouse: The Corporatization of Higher Education

If you ask me, business is good, but not necessarily so. Checks and balances need to be applied otherwise things get out of hand, like they are now. With the European economy on the brink of total collapse, and higher education going through some of the most fundamental transformation it has ever faced, business continues as usual. But unless something fundamental changes, the ship is apparently going to go down. Course correction required! So stand up and make yourself heard. Better yet, do your local business person a favour and tell them, too much it too much and enough is enough.

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