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Chris Hedges: Know Thine Enemy

Why does any legislator believe railroad workers should be forced to use what few vacation days they may have if they fall sick and request permission to be absent days in advance, as if illnesses are scheduled events? Congress members and their staff do not work under these conditions.

Hedges: Jesus, Endless War, and the Rise of American Fascism

"The Democratic Party’s hypocrisy and duplicity is the fertilizer for Christian fascism. Its exclusive focus on the culture wars and identity politics at the expense of economic, political, and social justice fueled a right-wing backlash and stoked the bigotry, racism, and sexism it sought to curtail."

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 525, February 18, 2013

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 525, February 18, 2013 On the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/ ****** 1.  “Quote” of the Week: Higher Minimum Wages Don’t Cost Jobs 2.  How The Structure of Media Distorts Reality, Part II: The Chicken Little Tendency 3.  How The Structure of Media Distorts Reality, Part III: The Story-Telling Format More

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