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MAD DOG AND ENGLISHMEN 1993: Happy St. Pat’s

MAD DOG AND ENGLISHMEN 1993: Happy St. Pat’s

©1993 Bernie Mooney                                                                                                     730 words MAD DOG AND ENGLISHMEN As the Loyalist death squads mounted their campaign of terror and murder in Northern Ireland, Prime Minister John Major was busy cutting a back room deal with Unionist politicians in order to save his floundering government. Since the beginning of 1993, Loyalist paramilitaries had been waging a campaign of randomly targeting Catholics. By time of the IRA bombing on the Shankill Road in October that took nine lives, Loyalists had killed…

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Trump’s hero and mentor: the demonic Roy Cohn

Trump’s hero and mentor: the demonic Roy Cohn

  The recent untimely death of investigative reporter Wayne Barrett left me sad. He was one of my NYC journalistic heroes. He was a giant and his dogged determination led him to expose the fraud and criminal that Trump is.  But no one paid attention. Trump once paid Atlantic City cops to arrest him when he was working on a story about his casino fraud after Barrett turned down his offer of a free apartment to back off the story….

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Be careful what you wish for: Indian Point nuke plant to close by 2021… or 2025

Be careful what you wish for: Indian Point nuke plant to close by 2021… or 2025

The New York Times is reporting that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reached an agreement with the owners of the controversial Indian Point nuclear power plant to shut it down and its environmental critics are wetting their pants. The fight against the plant has been ongoing for years. This is one of those be careful what you wish for scenarios. Close it down and replace it with what? The article only mentions vague possibilities. The prospects for replacing that power are so…

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Trump Team and USRTK: Two peas in a pod

Trump Team and USRTK: Two peas in a pod

We’re all familiar with US Right to Know, (USRTK)  the group that is abusing FOIA to go after scientists they disagree with regarding GMOs. Well, check this out.  The Washington Post reports: The Trump transition team has issued a list of 74 questions for the Energy Department, asking officials there to identify which department employees and contractors have worked on forging an international climate pact as well as domestic efforts to cut the nation’s carbon output. The questionnaire requests a…

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The Wolf Blitzer “Disturbing” Warning System

The Wolf Blitzer “Disturbing” Warning System

  “This just in. You are looking at obviously a very disturbing live shot there.” “We’ll stay on top of this very disturbing story.” Very disturbing development in Chicago at the university there.” “On the heels of a several disturbing incidents…” “… that is a very disturbing element…” “I want you to explain what you said, because it’s very disturbing,” Blitzer said… “We have disturbing images we want to show our viewers as well” – wolf blitzer @cnn “You have…

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A yearly repost: A Thanksgiving story of secret generosity

A yearly repost: A Thanksgiving story of secret generosity

Thanksgiving is upon us and I have been remiss in posting. So, I decided to drag out this 2010 column from the archives. It’s from a previous incarnation. I figured since most of my posts are negative and how people are dumbasses and asshats, it might be nice to post something positive. It’s a story that I had to write since it was a story that I think about every year since it originally happened, decades ago. Update: This is…

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March Against Monsanto claims victory for creating world’s largest agribusiness company

March Against Monsanto claims victory for creating world’s largest agribusiness company

Pesticide and pharmaceutical giant Bayer announced that it would be acquiring seed giant Monsanto. Now you would think this would make MAM howling mad. You would think that. Instead, they are cheering it and counting it as a victory. Obviously, we should take a brief pause to celebrate our efforts. One has to assume Monsanto, one of the most powerful corporations in the world, probably wouldn’t have curled up and allowed themselves to be gobbled up by Bayer if it weren’t for…

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Biotech industry files for bankruptcy

Biotech industry files for bankruptcy

Note: This is re-write and update from a 2013 post. Days after a group of 107 Nobel Laureates published a letter telling Greenpeace to knock it off with their anti-GMO nonsense, the biotechnology industry filed for bankruptcy, citing their misguided buying everybody off, scheme . At a hastily called press conference, industry representative and Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant, told assembled reporters I mean, do you know how many people are in the Nation Academy of Sciences alone? Something like 2,000. So,…

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