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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

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Abby Zimet

Abby Zimet

Further columnist

Abby has written CD's Further column since 2008. A longtime, award-winning journalist, she moved to the Maine woods in the early 70s, where she spent a dozen years building a house, hauling water and writing before moving to Portland. Having come of political age during the Vietnam War, she has long been involved in women's, labor, anti-war, social justice and refugee rights issues. 

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Wuhan Social Network: Follow the Grift

Where to begin. Proving irony isn't quite dead, famous champion of truthfulness Donald J. Trump has announced the launch of a social media platform called Truth Social. Oops...

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Be Of Good Cheer: Death Cult Christians Say Better To Go Home to the Lord (Albeit With COVID) Than Wear A Mask

And lo, the permutations of anti-mask/vax/reason cranks have been many: hoax, threat to freedom, scheme by Nazis/Commies/ "deep-state motherfuckers" to put kids in masks that...

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OMFG Texas: Giving Nazis - Also Slave-Owners and Assorted Bigots - A Break

Going full, crazed Very-Fine-People-On-Both-Sides, Texas both refuses to acknowledge systemic racism and is now taking it easy on genocide, which they suggest was maybe not so...

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Beautiful World, Where Are You: This Is Not A Conflict. This Is Apartheid

Citing human rights reports that Israel's "racial domination and segregation against Palestinians meets the definition of apartheid under international law," big-deal Irish...

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To Boldly Go Where No Man (sic) Has Gone Before, Even If Funded By A Rapacious, Oblivious Sociopath

Fulfilling their longtime mission to "explore strange new worlds," Starship Enterprise's Capt. Kirk, 90, finally went to "the final frontier" - albeit briefly, on a penis...

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We Did It Beans: Fighting For Kids Fighting

Among the runners in Monday's Boston Marathon was Andrew Kaczynski, a CNN reporter whose daughter Francesca, aka Beans, died last year of brain cancer. She was nine months old...

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Apocalyptic Perps 'R Us: Saving America For God, Guns, Ashli Babbit and Whatzizname

A heads-up: Almost a year after Joe Biden won the election (like, really) and nine months after lunatic yahoos threw a base tantrum about it at the Capitol, they and their...

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A Nice Change of Tempo: “Let ’Em Have It, Boys, Let 'Em Have It. Fuck These People."

Days after George Floyd's murder, having cheerily been instructed, "You guys are hunting people now!" a Minneapolis SWAT team went cruising the city in an unmarked van...

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