A divided nation once again.


Trudeau is not endearing himself to his shaky caucus, and is now ill prepared to lead the Liberals into the federal election.

Wilson-Raybould has effectively spoken truth to power with nothing left to lose. And her truth will set her free.

How Republican Response to Robert Mueller Broke With History | Time

GOP lawmakers sought to defend Donald Trump in part by digging into the investigation itself, something historians say is unprecedented.
— Read on time.com/5534593/donald-trump-robert-mueller-watergate-congress/

When the guardians are investigated by the guardians who investigate the guardians: circular paranoia as an excuse to hide the truth from implicating the President and moving democracy forward.

No Christmas salary for Catholic priests | IrishCentral.com

The Catholic diocese of Waterford and Lismore have been using internal funds for priest’s salaries rather than money collected from Mass goers due to a major downturn in the amounts collected from parishioners. The collections refer to three envelopes distributed each year are supposed to fun priests’ salaries.
— Read on www.irishcentral.com/news/christmas-salary-catholic-priests-public-donations-drop

Empty pews, empty pockets. The price paid for religious failures of morality, of all things.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Announces He’s Running For President in 2020 | Time

“Our campaign is not only about defeating Donald Trump,” the democratic socialist said. “Our campaign is about transforming our country.”
— Read on time.com/5532296/bernie-sanders-announces-running-for-president-2020/

Hail to this vanguard of (leftist) democracy, and to the fact that age makes no difference to commitment and to following the moral high-ground.

At Munich, Russia and China Widen Rift Between US and Europe | Time

As the tension boiled over, America’s adversaries didn’t waste time gloating, but moved instead to pry the West even further apart
— Read on time.com/5531770/munich-security-conference-mike-pence-angela-merkel-china-russia/

Dividing and not (yet) conquering, inside a Trump fire-starting political quagmire.

How the New Attorney General Controls Who Will See the Mueller Report | Time

The new Attorney General is the most important person in America when it comes to access to the Mueller report.
— Read on time.com/5530421/william-barr-attorney-general-robert-mueller-report/

The dangers inherent to this partnership, if not held without POTUS interference , will eventually cause the greatest public revolt in America’s political history.

Jeff Sessions brands Irishmen “drunks but could be trusted” in FBI slam | IrishCentral.com

‘The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump,’ a new tell-all book by former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, will be released on Feb. 19.
— Read on www.irishcentral.com/news/politics/jeff-sessions-brands-irishmen-drunks-fbi

Coming out politically and going in socially: McCabe tells truth to the world.

I did it for my daughter, says woman arrested for headscarf protest in Iran | Article [AMP] | Reuters

I did it for my daughter, says woman arrested for headscarf protest in Iran | Article [AMP] | Reuters

— Read on tylarahills.ca/2019/02/14/i-did-it-for-my-daughter-says-woman-arrested-for-headscarf-protest-in-iran-article-amp-reuters/

“…written by men….” (edit)

I did it for my daughter, says woman arrested for headscarf protest in Iran | Article [AMP] | Reuters

Azam Jangravi’s heart was pounding when she climbed atop an electricity transformer box on Tehran’s busy Revolution Street a year ago. She raised her headscarf in the air and waved it above her head.
— Read on mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1Q30Q7

Patriarchy and religious misogyny in action. Women are still chattel, owned, governed, and punished by laws written by me. Disgusting. And it’s now 2019.

Maduro Has Nowhere to Go

Maduro Has Nowhere to Go

Maduro Has Nowhere to Go

— Read on politicalviolenceataglance.org/2019/02/08/maduro-has-nowhere-to-go/

Dictators and ruthless reactionary movements like ISIS cannot survive in a world now in total communication within itself. Thus the internet has become a democratizing force, but also suffers from rogue-led scam abuse and insufficient regulation. Once the world’s technologies can be coordinated and steered by agreed-upon ethical imperatives, an international travel visa could be granted to everyone. Spaceship Earth may survive then, well into the 25th century.

China’s Aging Population Is a Major Threat to Its Future | Time

By 2029, China’s population will age into ‘unstoppable’ decline. Here’s why the country may face no greater threat than its aging population
— Read on time.com/5523805/china-aging-population-working-age/

This trend extends also to Muslims and Hindus. Our grandchildren will live in a very different world, hopefully one with increased tolerance, respect, cooperation and a more united world view.

The Internet: Amazing!

Apart from all its security issues and scams, etc., the internet has succeeded in allowing billions of people to daily speak their minds, and retrieve information on political, economic, sociological, philosophical, religious, historical, maths/physics/ and chemical, medical, anthropological, environmental, cosmological, biological, musical, educational, and spiritual issues.

And to buy stuff and sell stuff.

Never before in history have the majority of passengers of spaceship earth been this conversant, aware, positively enlightened, and discouraged, fearful, and fatalistic – as in 2019.

Resolving this condition for everyone’s benefit is up to its stewards. A tall but not insurmountable order.