Author Archives: JC

Suicide by Cop: “is Common”

By JC In the latest incident of “to call or not to call” the police it appears that cops killing individuals in Montana has become normalized: A welfare check near East Helena late Thursday night led to an officer-involved shooting … Continue reading

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Bakken Bunkhouses: Tale of Three Cities

By JC Boom and bust; so goes the cartel capitalist cycle. But what to do when all of the man-camps start to dry up as the world saturates with the cheap oil of stagnant economies and petro-politics, leaving the expensive … Continue reading

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“A Better Deal”

By JC With a brilliant rebranding effort, it seems that Democrats led by Senator Chuck Schumer think that Trumpism-lite is better than nothing. “So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against … Continue reading

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Mnuchin “Speaks” and we’re all F*cked.

By JC Listening to Trump’s chief economic adviser Gary Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin revealing their tax cut package during a briefing at the White House today ( I know, torture time…), I heard the following response by Secretary … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with this Picture?

By JC Missoula Downtown Association Director Linda McCarthy: “…$850 million is being invested in downtown right now.” Mayor John Engen: “…homelessness is an almost unsolvable issue…”

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Non-News Story of the Day: Obama Admits Emails were Leaked, not Hacked

By JC In Barack Obama’s outgoing press conference on Wednesday, he admitted that the emails that were purportedly hacked and released via the Russians were in fact leaked: First of all, I haven’t commented on WikiLeaks, generally. The conclusions of the … Continue reading

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“All Americans Should be Alarmed”

By JC Thus spoke President Obama in his outgoing way. Actually and literally going out, as in leaving office in less than a month. So let’s all remember that the politics of fear is being ingrained into the populace by our … Continue reading

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Points About Poynter (Facebook Propaganda Alert)

By JC Ok, now that Lizard is back among the walking dead (er, gainfully employed) I guess I’ll have to end my self-imposed sabbatical from posting. So first off, what has been sticking in my craw is the drumbeat of … Continue reading

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Surprise! It’s Almost October…

By JC I’m one of those folks who believe that U.S. foreign policy (as an extension of plutocrats’ will), is probably the single most important issue facing us as individuals, as families, and as a community. In that light, when … Continue reading

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Coup D’etat in Turkey: Open Thread

By JC Ok, now it really is getting interesting in the Middle East war. Unless you’ve been off-grid, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the ongoing coup attempt in Turkey. As I watched the coup unfold in near-realtime across a variety of … Continue reading

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