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Let’s Just Get This Straight

People have been doing a lot of theorizing and philosophizing to cope with the United States’ presidential election and its outcome. Many people couldn’t and wouldn’t believe what they had witnessed. The ideals of authoritarianism and white nationalism were moving into the White House 2017, and Liberals were stunned that a Muslim registry, wall building, waterboarding and rights revoking would continue to be part of the national discourse at even greater threat. Tuesday November 8th, a loud-mouth ex-reality tv star and world famous braggart, facing both fraud and sexual assault charges, had won the presidency of the United States; and Donald J Trump did it not by having the most votes but instead by having them in the right places. His victory was the product …

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Wolf Watch with Nat Geo

National Geographic’s YouTube Channel did a recent feature on coastal wolves. For me, a resident in west coast wolf territory, it feels a bit like a few locals getting some celebrity attention. The series follows wildlife documentarian Bertie Gregory through his three months into the wild meeting and filming numerous west coast creatures, from bald eagles to orca, as he seeks to capture footage of the elusive coastal wolf.

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Kool-Aide A Coming

We are now in the aftermath of the 2016 Trumpsterfuck. And though I am not really a cynic, I know because the human condition craves peace of mind, people will start to drink the Kool-Aid pretty fast. Normalizing and thus legitimatizing Trump has already begun. “Oh no he’s not going to do what he said, he didn’t really mean that.” As Maya Angelou said, “When people show who they are, believe them.” Resist co-option and normalization. When he does the late-night talk show circuit, and you start laugh at Fraudster-Elect’s jokes, your signature starts to form on what just under half the American public has given him license to do. Remember this is a man who wants to ban people of a certain religion from …

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