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  • Walking in Hollywood

    Walking in Hollywood

    Bitey
    One night in Hollywood Division I had to work with an officer that I really didn’t like.  This guy was the cliche’d stereotype of what everyone hates about police.
  • Walking in Futenma Town

    Walking in Futenma Town

    Bitey
    Walking down those narrow, shadowy streets, past widows that slid open and closed horizontally rather than vertically, my mind tormented me
  • Pat Robertson, when you’re right, you’re right!

    Pat Robertson, when you’re right, you’re right!

    Ron Powell
    I have often asked: When, oh when will white people put a stop to this shit?! Pat Robertson and I may be on common ground here.
  • Back in The Game

    Back in The Game

    Ron Powell
    If I seem to be MIA, now you know why...
  • The Invention of the Police

    The Invention of the Police

    Ron Powell
    Why did American policing get so big, so fast? The answer, mainly, is slavery.
  • Are You Having Trouble Logging In?

    Are You Having Trouble Logging In?

    Alan Milner
    This morning, I had to jump through several hoops in order to log into the website. I had to answer three different verifications which was annoying and time-consuming. This morning, I had to jump through several hoops in order to …
  • Europe 1348

    Europe 1348

    koshersalaami
    Art thou more afeared of side effects than of death?
  • The Plane that Lands

    The Plane that Lands

    Bitey
    [T]here is professionalism among police officers.  There are agencies which have higher standards than others.  The criticisms I hear lately are moronic. 
  • Scene from a Georgia voting line

    Scene from a Georgia voting line

    koshersalaami
    see attached clip from Ben-Hur
  • Accountability – one sentence post

    Accountability – one sentence post

    koshersalaami
    It’s a one sentence post. There’s no sense in reading an excerpt, particularly given that this excerpt contains one more sentence than the post does.
  • You said you want numbers

    You said you want numbers

    Ron Powell
    The poll — which was conducted July 9-12, before the death of civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis — found that a majority of voters, 56 percent, say that American society is racist, while 40 percent disagree.
  • 53 years ago today, March 31st, 1968

    53 years ago today, March 31st, 1968

    Ron Powell
    A Democratic president from Texas--a Democratic president who had been a segregationist for most of his career--finally and firmly embraced civil rights.
  • Piano Magic Tricks

    Piano Magic Tricks

    koshersalaami
    These tricks will work on an acoustic piano. If you hold down a key gently enough for the note not to sound and hit the right other key sharply, a third predictable note will ring.
  • Revenge of the Boring Man

    Revenge of the Boring Man

    koshersalaami
    My wife, when having trouble sleeping, would sometimes ask me to tell her about the overtone series.
  • BindleSnitch Update

    BindleSnitch Update

    Alan Milner
    Minor update that will not affect site operations.
  • Fish Scandals: Guardian Warns Fake Fish Frauds Spoiling Dinners

    Fish Scandals: Guardian Warns Fake Fish Frauds Spoiling Dinners

    Alan Milner
    depending upon the breed of fish and the country where it is eaten, anywhere from 25% to 50% (or more) of the fish you eat may not be the fish you thought you bought, and this is a problem that …
  • NEW REPORT WARNS IMMUNOSUPPRESSED PATIENTS ON COVID RISKS

    NEW REPORT WARNS IMMUNOSUPPRESSED PATIENTS ON COVID RISKS

    Alan Milner
    Ever since the Coronavirus first struck, I've been wondering how will such a virulent virus affect immunosuppressed people? More importantly, how will immunosuppression regimens affect the vaccines that were being developed to treat this new plague. A new article in the …
  • LBJ, The Ides of March, and Voting Rights

    LBJ, The Ides of March, and Voting Rights

    Ron Powell
    In a 'whites only' America, the votes of nonwhite citizens are fraudulent by definition.
  • Darnella Frazier

    Darnella Frazier

    Jonna Connelly
    "The teenager who recorded the viral video of Derek Chauvin detaining George Floyd at a Minneapolis street corner has taken to social media to open up for the first time about what she documented in her neighborhood nearly 10 months …
  • Which posts would you save?

    Which posts would you save?

    koshersalaami
    When you look at your posts, which ones would you want to save and why? I guess this is sort of an open call.
  • Zoom adventure

    Zoom adventure

    Myriad
    Spooky green-screen effects
  • Civilization:  It Really Could Work

    Civilization: It Really Could Work

    Bitey
    I have had few experiences with government services since my time in the Marines, so my impressions of them basically remained from that time.  Well, things have changed, and not for the better
  • WRITERS WANTED – INQUIRE WITHIN

    WRITERS WANTED – INQUIRE WITHIN

    BindleSnitch Editors
    BindleSnitch is a collectively-owned, cooperatively managed media platform designed to publish and promote original, member-created content. Think Facebook without Zuckerberg, Twitter without Trump, Medium without the clickbait
  • Texas, Take 3

    Texas, Take 3

    koshersalaami
    You’d think that with all that weather-related power grid crap that the Texas government wouldn’t do anything else stupid. You’d think.
  • Warning About Checklist Function

    Warning About Checklist Function

    Alan Milner
    A few words of warning about the Uncategorized Category and a question about going into competition with YouTube.
  • Black History To Become A Required Offering in CT High Schools

    Black History To Become A Required Offering in CT High Schools

    Ron Powell
    All Connecticut high schools will be required to offer an elective course in African American, Puerto Rican and Latino history by 2022....
  • Texas, Take 2

    Texas, Take 2

    koshersalaami
    On August 29, 2011, I published a post on Open Salon called “Governor Perry’s Flirtation With Secession.” I’m reprinting it here, with an epilogue.
  • The Great Debate: Booker T. Washington vs. W.E.B. Du Bois

    The Great Debate: Booker T. Washington vs. W.E.B. Du Bois

    Ron Powell
    Both men wanted the same thing: socioeconomic equality for Blacks in America, but based on their experiences, they formed two contrasting opinions on how to get there.
  • Black History Month: Letter from a Birmingham Jail

    Black History Month: Letter from a Birmingham Jail

    Ron Powell
    "Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection." ----MLK
  • My Tarot Website

    My Tarot Website

    Myriad
    Years in the making!
  • Black History Month: The Obama Effect

    Black History Month: The Obama Effect

    Ron Powell
    Many Republicans had become so crazed and incensed over the mere thought of a black man in the White House that they had literally lost their minds to the notion that: "If they'll elect a black man, they'll elect me …
  • Re Domestic Terrorism: There Ought to Be a Law

    Re Domestic Terrorism: There Ought to Be a Law

    Ron Powell
    Domestic terrorism is a national problem. It should also be a federal crime.
  • The Prescience of Abraham Lincoln as a Young Man

    The Prescience of Abraham Lincoln as a Young Man

    Ron Powell
    "If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide."
  • It’s Official….Take Note!

    It’s Official….Take Note!

    Ron Powell
    Without accountability, there can be no decency. Without decency, there can be no democracy.
  • Seeing the Capitol

    Seeing the Capitol

    koshersalaami
    Seeing it was jarring. I’ve never had a negative reaction to it before. It means something different now.
  • A Question About Election Fraud in Georgia

    A Question About Election Fraud in Georgia

    Ron Powell
    a) (1) A person commits the offense of criminal solicitation to commit election fraud in the first degree when, with intent that another person engage in conduct constituting a felony under this article, he or she solicits, requests, commands, importunes, …
  • Let’s Play ‘What If’ with a False Equivalence

    Let’s Play ‘What If’ with a False Equivalence

    Ron Powell
    What if Farrakhan and the event organizers had chosen to ignore and violate the terms and parameters of the permits issued and march up Pennsylvania Avenue with the expressed intention to storm the Capitol?
  • Impeachment Video Case & Summary of Team Trump Legal Defense

    Impeachment Video Case & Summary of Team Trump Legal Defense

    Ron Powell
    Resolved, the Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors and that the following article of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate:
  • Don’t Put That in a Precarious Position

    Don’t Put That in a Precarious Position

    Bitey
    The idea of bipartisanship is exactly what we all know it to be...unless it isn’t.  To the point, I think this recent Tango with the GOP over governance, and the desire to do so in a bipartisan manner, is a …
  • Here’s a Rich Fact

    Here’s a Rich Fact

    Ron Powell
    U.S. Billionaires Could Give $3,400 Stimulus Checks To 331 Million Americans Using Only Their Increase In Wealth Since March 2020...
  • A question, using the Rice Krispies jingle

    A question, using the Rice Krispies jingle

    koshersalaami
    Snat Crackle Tot
  • Myriad
    "It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it."
  • One Sentence Post: A Message to Democrats

    One Sentence Post: A Message to Democrats

    Ron Powell
    We ran the table and won the government in a clean sweep...

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