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NSA Memo: Social Media Censors Intelligence

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by Anton Leroi

This morning, ANONYMOUS released several memos and emails reported to have originated with the National Security Administration.  The memos refer to a "title O1," which is described by the ANONYMOUS statement as a series of algorithmic instructions directed at major search engines and social media networks.<span class="Apple...

Dog of War

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Alcy Leyva

In 2015, Allie Carter, 25, while out hunting waterfowl, was shot at point-blank range by a 12-gauge shotgun. Allie was rushed to a nearby hospital where, thanks to quick first responders and the medical attention she received, was able to avoid a fatal end to this story. Shootings have steadily grown more and more common in this country and have been the basis for much debate...

Behind Every Great Man Is a Lucky Lady, which is Great!

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Great men are great. But what about their wives, and their mistresses? And all the little women along the way? The greatest act of scholarship in the great field of great greats and affiliated women is Charles F. Horne's great work, Great Men and Famous Women, a nineteenth-century compendium of the most prominent personages in the history of Man. But recent years have also seen great...

EXCERPTS FROM AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF ERIKA BURKART 

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translated by Andrea Scrima

Every person is his secret. If you take this away from him, his integrity is ruined. Human beings cannot live without secrets. These manifest early in the secretiveness of a child who guards his hidden “treasures,” who has his secret language and secret writing, who communicates in signs and drawings.

House of Orleans

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by Robert E. Tanner

I threw out the magazines under the stairs, the decade-old cans of beans, countless things my dad should’ve thrown out long ago. I should have thrown them out when I’d inherited the place, but I had also inherited his laziness, his facility for doing whatever was most desirable at the moment and hoping that conditions would somehow change before it became absolutely...

Patriotic American

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by Stu Watson

Patriotic American stands at the dais of locomotion qualitatively better in breeding because of the standard of care to be found in the rustic yards and villages that still stand up for what was conquered in our wars for what we took what is now owned by us these plots of lands we seized arriving long ago making mandates on our own abrupt and close to perfect in deceiving...

Cool

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by Stu Watson

So what is it to us who stand
secure in all our arrogance
upon an edge which time
with her sharp way
will soon erode
and breathe in with each stroke
red molecules that spit?

Three Poems about Abigail Adams

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Roaslind Kaliden

Abigail should have her own statue on the stony top of Bunker Hill,4
a dozen children at her feet, a few founders, a few presidents,
a rifle at her side, and books stacked waist high.
Behind her a woman wearing a banner for The Vote,
a black man signing his name in the front of his Bible.

HITCHHIKING WITH THE GHOST OF JIM MORRISON

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by Dan Williams

Hitchhiking with the Ghost of Jim Morrison: Golden sun and blue sky. It’s there, always there. There, even now, behind that gray cloud-carpet suspended above the Pacific Coast Highway. I am standing at the onramp to this scenic highway with my thumb in the air, a bandana-wearing hippie-hearted hitchhiker...

A Christmas up North

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by Anita Lobel

“It’s a miracle,” laughed my very Jewish daughter-in-law, when I called. “It’s a real, fucking Christmas miracle. Do you like it?” I hadn’t even opened the box when I rushed for my new phone. “Whatever it is I will love it,” I cried.

Jackalopes

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by Kathryn V. Jacopi

Trevor hated them, normal people who didn’t have staff telling them when to shit and clean the toilet. Neuro-typical idiots with their secret club, handshake and rules.

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