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12 February 2016


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William R. Cumming

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Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 – December 19, 1968) was an American Presbyterian minister who achieved fame as a socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.


Of course not but some folks in leadership in the US don't seem to understand that point.


Heh! I now live in Canada, since 1969, and thank you so much for the back-history on Quebec and French Canada/Canadians. I have had an inkling of such from stories of French Cdn friends and relatives, but I am now, thanks to your info, curiouser and curiouser. My Uncle was a LeFeve from Temagami, he and three of his brothers were 'adopted out' during the depression when the family could no longer provide for all those kids. Mu uncle went to a childless couple in Michigan, another brother to a couple in the upper peninsula, a friend of mine was placed in a Catholic orphanage when her mother died (father was a travelling salesman). She relates that the local priest dictated length of skirts and sleeves along with much else the community and *totally* forbade shorts for girls. Thank you for the context, this seems like an iceberg tip of something like maybe the 'residential schools' for First Nations people. I will pursue!


Of course not but some folks in leadership in the US don't seem to understand that point.

These are not, sadly, "some folks", these are the ones who constitute a majority of the contemporary American "political class". This majority does not understand the nature of military force, its application, consequences of this application, etc. It is impossible for some Ivy League educated lawyer or some journo to comprehend what happens when your family is robbed, raped, killed, when you house is burning and you have people shooting at you in anger, when you neighbors are dead, when hundred of thousands of people simply going insane. US political class simply lacks those inhibitors.

Babak Makkinejad

Neither German nor US elections are that important to cause global chaos for rest of this century.

You flatter yourself, Sir.

If Germans grasped the world events they would not be in the predicament that they are now.

William R. Cumming

IMO the DEMS will lose with whomever nominated by them!

William R. Cumming

IYO do any elections matter?

William R. Cumming

Bernie will not be nominated by the DEMS IMO but he might have gotten closer by identifying himself as a democratic progressive instead of a democratic socialist.

And Wall Street and sitting members of Congress terrified so far by the campaign dialectic of most of the candidates. Status Quo is the fundamental desire of incumbents and Wall Street!



"to could" is probably a typo for "they could."

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