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Our friend, El-Machete Illustrated, forwarded his latest cartoon to post. Here it is. He’s calling it ‘Illusions of Syria’. It seems to capture the mood pretty adeptly.

 

 

A quick introduction to the work of Eric Garcia – a bad-ass political cartoonist who got in touch me with me a few weeks ago.

Eric began creating his cartoons while he was serving in the U.S. Air Force and he decided to start making fun of the military. He has gone on from there to continue an incisive, cartoon-based assault on perceived political corruption, social injustice and mass media hypocrisy. (more…)

I was asked to share these links and information: and, as they relate to the same, very important subject, I’m doing them both together.

Fresh Start Foundation is an independent, Scottish not-for-profit group, helping child sexual abuse victims and survivors to seek justice and to support their recovery. They are inviting anyone with something to contribute or anyone seeking help to attend their free conference at The Station Hotel in Perth, Scotland, on 3rd May 2017 from 9:15 am to 6 pm.

Event information here. Or reach them via info@freshstartfoundation.co.uk.

On a related note, I was also asked to share a petition launched by Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. (more…)

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I’ve been feeling a little weird lately, particularly over the Christmas season. A little off-balance. It was a weird sort of year.

And this feeling was amplified a day or two after Christmas when Carrie Fisher died – something that was not only very sad for me, but also seemed to mess with my sense of reality in a weird way.

I usually like having my sense of reality messed with, by the way – I always find it engaging, because it forces me to think and to also go back to thoughts I’ve had periodically over the years concerning what the real nature of reality is. But no so much this time; not when it involves a sad event or the death of a personal (and, as it happens, massively popular) icon.

It wasn’t the only thing lately, however, that got me thinking outside of the box. And for the first article here this year, I decided to take things in a different direction for a moment. (more…)

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‘False narratives and blatant lies continue to be put forth by the corporate media and lying “Human Rights” groups with ties to the CIA, US State Department and/or colour-revolution schemer George Soros…’ explains independent journalist Eva Bartlett. (more…)

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Meet artist and painter Illma Gore.

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Americans reportedly dump some 35 billion plastic bottles every year. Most of the rest of the world doesn’t fare much better.

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If ever proof were needed that we inhabit an increasingly toxic, divisive climate, and that the modern arena of social media is awash in negativity, hatred and quick-fire BS of an insidious nature, then the incredibly brief saga of Microsoft’s short-lived ‘AI Chat-Bot’ serves as both an amusing and somewhat depressing reminder.

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Though the Zika virus was originally discovered in 1947, cases of the virus being contracted were only sporadic, and even then only occurred in Africa and southern Asia.
It was until 2013 that that individual cases started to appear in the Americas. It was in May last year that Brazil reported its first case.

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