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Progressive common sense slimed with cowardice

There are pages and pages of reiterations of this article – “House progressives withdraw letter calling for negotiations in Ukraine after fierce backlash”—on the Internet. Who wants us to give uncritical, undebated, brain-dead support to the Kiev government in Ukraine? Is it the same group that so fervently lied about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction? The interesting thing about the articles, like this one, is that they don’t name the “pundits” and other politicians who so ardently rejected the progressives letter. 

Chinese investments in US agriculture


China’s plan to build corn mill in US draws scrutiny
 Susan Reidy

GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA, US – Combining a shrinking 7% to 9% of the world’s arable land with a growing 20% of the global population means China must add another element to the equation if it wants to feed its people.

Mexican President AMLO to ban GMO corn by 2024



Study forecasts severe economic impact if Mexico bans GM corn
By Arvin Donley

WASHINGTON, DC, US — If Mexico follows through on a presidential decree to ban genetically modified corn in 2024, the economic consequences would be devastating for US farmers and Mexican consumers, according to a recently released study by World Perspectives, Inc.

Great unfashion statement

This regards the Tilley hat. I bought my first one 35 years ago on the coast. I gave it away 30 years ago and bought another one in the desert just like it two years ago.  Now, the hat comes in as many colors and styles as fancy blue jeans. The statement below was made in the midst of a conversation about what Tilley to wear in the desert. Sheer, deflationary genius.. -- wmh

Sharks in the wave pool


SEPTEMBER 30, 2022
Sharks in the Wave Pool

The City Council of La Quinta CA last week unanimously cancelled the Coral Mountain project, “a wellness resort community” featuring a 16-acre surf-wave pool. The locals, who prefer “quiet, tranquility, and dark skies” as one opponent said, had more persuasive experts, better publicity, and the worst drought in 1,200 years on their side.

You bet that's a "huge injustice"...

When will the time come when export-led irrigated agribusiness will be held accountable for the social and environmental damage it has done to California? When Forbes Magazine, not known for the warmth of its editorial heart, begins to chat about environmental injustice in the Central Valley, anything is possible. -- wmh



And the winners are ...

In case you thought the Ukraine War was completely insane, here are the top 20 weapons manufacturers n the world and they are turning the conflict in Ukraiane into their own private, neoliberal 30 Years War, -- wmh

Hartmann: The collapse of neoliberalism


The Hartmann Report

What Will the Collapse of Neoliberalism Bring to America & Russia?
As the world watches its 40-year experiment with neoliberalism collapse, Republicans in the US and Putin in Russia are facing a crisis they once thought would be an opportunity

Thom Hartmann