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Mep Report #132: Greg Does Acupuncture!

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Never Have I Ever Had Needles Stuck In Me…Willingly, Everyone Loves Their Anesthesiologist (When They’re Asleep), Shady Items Bought From Shady Vans Are Shady, Old Coins Are Old, Putin Steals More Super Bowl Rings than Ukrainians, Greg Doesn’t Want Racist D-Bag Medals, and America is Burning (and How to Put It Out).

Sidenote: This is our 1,000th post on this site!

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Ferguson Is Burning

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After a half-hearted attempt at garnering an indictment of Ferguson officer Darren Wilson. Ferguson’s law enforcement apparatus ended their facade of due process yesterday. Several days beforehand, Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Missouri, no doubt having gathered that the state’s judicial system had no intention of punishing one of its own. And, so Wilson’s indictment was dropped, as the city prepared for more pressing matters — the inevitable protests, riots and carnage that was to follow. Read More »

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Mep Report #129: Gooberman vs. the United States

Noted patriot Russ Gooberman challenges the NSA, US foreign policy, and campaign finance in the latest episode.

Noted patriot Russ Gooberman challenges the NSA, US foreign policy, and campaign finance in the latest episode.

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Russ Is Caught–In the Net!; Ebola’s Gonna Get You (Unless Mitch McConnell Can Stop It); ISIS, ISIL, ISEETHISISNTWORKING; Hypocrisy for the Win; Elections Have Consequences; and How Many Emus Can Dance on the Head of a Mep Coin?

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Coakley Loses Race for Governor, Cites Embarrassment Over 1-31-07 Incident

Attorney General Martha Coakley indicated there was exactly one moment of her career that she regrets, blaming her loss for a January 2007 incident.

Attorney General Martha Coakley indicated there was exactly one moment of her career that she regrets, blaming her loss for a January 2007 incident.

Despite running in the most liberal state in the nation, Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley conceded defeat in the Governor’s race this morning, admitting she could not overcome her embarrassment from an incident nearly eight years ago.

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Courage. Competence. Commitment.

Amidst the Professional Left’s sackcloth and ashes routine about a debt deal result which they helped engineer–by kneecapping President Obama at every turn and depressing turnout in the midterm elections, giving us Speaker Boehner and the petulant childrenunrepentant racists/mighty party of Tea–was this extraordinary sight:

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The Dark Lord of Media

Rupert Murdoch, by all accounts, the singularly most evil global media tycoon ever to scuttle along the Earth’s surface (apologies to William Randolph Hearst) is finally getting his comeuppance.. Meanwhile, all of the little pygmy media tribes now feel safe in coming out of the woodwork to tell other stories of Murdoch abuse and deceit…

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A Corruption of Dependency

Internet Avatar Lessig speaks not of a dependency on people, but instead, an institutional dependency on money.

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Cultural Capitalism

Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizzek argues here that acts of charity within corrupted capitalist societies do nothing but perpetuate harmful economic systems. Only the allowance of unabashed cruelty can accelerate the demise of such systems.

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Wikileaks Goes Ad-Buster

Having dabbled in Mep-themed ‘Anti-Ads’ for several years, I was elated to see Wikileaks’ execution on this Mastercard spoof.

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Greeks Brace for Spartan Existence Post-Austerity

Is it just me, or is international economic dialogue thousands of grade levels above that of the US?

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