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So I realized today that a recent update to the theme at http://JohnHenry.US broke everything - stuff was misaligned, boxes out of place, background colors screwy, etc. Pthbt. So I reverted it to the Hueman theme that has served me reasonably well for a long time. It lacks some functionality that I'd like, and doesn't quite have the "magazine" look-and-feel I'm driving for, but it'll do for now. Maybe I'll do some theme shopping when I get some real income happening and take another look then.

So much for getting to bed at a reasonable time tonight. And of course this crimps my timing on the other work I'm doing with my resume and portfolio. Ergh. Just once it'd be nice if life was easy. 
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I could really use a hand from those of you in my circles.  While I've been able to build up a reasonably decent following on That Other Network over the years, here I've been really stagnant.  I post my work here consistently, but there are only about four people who share it regularly.

I'd like very much to build up my readership/viewership here, as the audience - while smaller - also seems to generally be far more rational and educated on G+ than on Facebook.

I don't do clickbait, I don't do confirmation bias pandering.  I do analysis of social and political issues and media from a progressive and reasoned perspective.

Please consider sharing this link and adding your +1 and/or sharing and/or discussing future content posted here.  Thanks.
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Reality and Truth - A personal interlude prompted by a discussion about why people are so afraid of reality and truty.


http://lowgenius.net/2015/05/20/reality-and-truth/
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Riots, Race, and Reality - How can we discuss issues of authoritarian power abuse itself without ignoring the racism that it often encompasses?


http://johnhenry.us/2015/05/07/riots-race-and-reality/
-*+How can we discuss issues of authoritarian power abuse itself without ignoring the racism that it often encompasses?
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So, show's over! Had a couple of callers, and of course the idiot host stepped on the mute button so there was a bit of a technical glitch at one point, but overall I think it went well, hopefully provided some talking and thinking points on TPP and the for-profit justice system. Don't forget TONIGHT the Coffee Party is organizing a "Twitter Bomb" to raise awareness of the problem with excessive escalation - to the point of imprisonment - of fines and fees for minor civil infractions like parking tickets, a situation that has created a defacto debtor's prison system in the US...the "land of the free" where we imprison and/or supervise through the criminal justice system a higher percentage of our people than any other nation on earth. To get more information on how you can help us raise awareness by participating in our Twitter event TONIGHT, visit CoffeePartyUSA.Com and listen to my new episode War on the Poor and the TPP. Open Conversation on "Lunch with Louden" at http://tobtr.com/s/7548757. #BlogTalkRadio
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So I've been up all night redesigning JohnHenry.US. Well, "redesigning," as in finding a new WordPress theme and then customizing it and generally making it work, creating a new page banner, re-arranging ad spaces, and so forth. I still have some work to do, including editing and re-categorizing some old posts so the new "related posts" tools make more sense, and getting rid of some placeholder content on the front page.

I'm interested in what everyone (well, everyone but trolls) thinks of the new design. Of particular interest is that the new layout should now be entirely "responsive," that is it will display well on phones, odd-sized tables, different orientations, etc.

If you care to take a look and let me know if you run into any major problems, I'd appreciate it. I'll have a new article up tonight.
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The Real War - The real war is on. It’s happening. You’re fighting it whether you want to or not, whether you realize it or not, whether you believe it or not.


http://johnhenry.us/2015/05/21/the-real-war/
-*+The real war is on. It's happening. You're fighting it whether you want to or not, whether you realize it or not, whether you believe it or not.
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Really annoying that I can't embed this.  Now I have to either use a much shorter version that lacks much of the context I need for the article I'm writing, or illegally download a copy and edit it myself to get the content I want.

Lame.
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Mind Riot: Alternative News Fails - How alternative news commits even greater offenses than those they point out in mainstream media.


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How hypocritical alternative "news" sites profit from unethical and hypocritical "criticism" of mainstream media.
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New post (No, Gene Simmons, Rock and Roll Isn't Dead) has been published on JohnHenry.US
-*+Rock and roll is rocking and rolling as it always does and - one way or another - always has, in spite of Gene Simmons' eulogy.
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If you go by Gene's output, it died 40 years ago. There are plenty of bands who keep the flame lit these days. The corporate bottom line, thanks Clear Channel!, keeps them marginalized. There's still a few musicians from the 70's & 80's keeping their output fresh and going in new directions, let's just use Fripp or Hackett as examples for the moment.
In comparison with (gack) Kiss, these musicians do more than recycle the same crap.

But I'm digressing. The question I started to ask back at the beginning was this: What the hell did Kiss ever bring to the table? It sure wasn't music, they were a crappy bar band in terms of quality. Stage show? Alice  Cooper, Genesis and Floyd had  them beat. Other than the fireworks and the stupid costumes, they had nothing to offer. My guess is that you needed drugs to listen to them or want to play air instruments.  Someone once called them the Bay City Rollers of RnR. That's a little unfair but not by much.

I think Gene's problem is that he's desperate for what he had in the 70's. Sorry, even your fans grow up and new people aren't flocking to the crap you're flogging.

In short, y'all need a new toilet for the current turds to flush.

So thanks in advance for fucking off.
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    Founder, Managing Editor, 2012 - present
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Social, political, & media analyst @ LowGenius.Net
Introduction
You cannot be controlled if your mind is free.

Social-political-media analyst and fourth-string net.celebrity doing the best I can to make the world a better place and pay my rent thereby. In the US, I am considered quite far left; in the rest of the world, I am center-left (e.g. I am not "against corporations" but "against corporations that abuse their power;")

Born 1970, about to enter my second year of university after raising my daughter, who is now an adult and mother in her own right. Rock musician (drums), not currently active. "Liberal, politics, music, media, social, green, rational, freethinker."
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The most famous person you've never heard of.
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  • Western Michigan University
    Communication, 2010 - 2014
  • Portage Northern High School, Portage North Middle School, Ramona Lane Elementary, Chime Street Elementary, Portage Alternative Education, Vance-Granville Community College
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LowGenius, John DeJong, Animal
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Observations on November 4th
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I voted on November 4th, as I have every election since I turned 18. As I drove to the Knights of Columbus building, I pondered my choices.

Return Some Good Karma!
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This woman has given tens of thousands of dollars to help others. Now she needs help.

The Bachmann Diaries: Phyllis Schlafly is my Heroine
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Dear Diary, World Net Daily, one of the only sources for true journalism left in America, asked me to make a video honoring Phyllis Schlafly

LowGenius.Net | Why Bother?
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I make things hard on myself sometimes. People ask, why don't you just do what everyone else does, why not go for the easy money, the big nu

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You can not be controlled if your mind is free.

LowGenius.Net | Interlude: Doing Nothing
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As I wait for an animation to render, I thought I'd give my friends and readers a little glimpse at what all this work I keep talking about

LowGenius.Net | Libertarians, Beer, and Regulation
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A conversation about libertarianism, beer, and regulation.

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While I was composing Metro Detroit bracing for Winter Storm Ion, WXYZ posted a video about the Winter Storm warning that begins this hour f

LowGenius.Net | Aspiring to Mediocrity
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"When did mediocrity and banality become our highest aspirations?" - paraphrasing Bill Hicks

LowGenius.Net | Sexism versus Political Correctness
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A meme sparks a few hidden assumptions about gender roles.

LowGenius.Net | Moderate Conservatism
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Eddie Vedder was precisely right: there ain't gonna be any middle anymore.

LowGenius.Net | Guest Column: Human Rights
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Reader Ryan Carter graces us with this excellent consideration of how all our rights are intertwined.

Political Moll - In the Fight for Truth, We've got Your Back.
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First, welcome very much to your new best friend in political information. For my first article here at Political Moll, I wanted to examine

LowGenius.Net | Bill O’Reilly: Killing Journalism One Lie At A Time
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Few things boggle the mind quite so much as why an award-winning investigative journalist would choose to become a prop mannequin working ti

LowGenius.Net | Five Bad Arguments…That You Use All The Time
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A look at five (there are many others) bad arguments that nearly every one of us has used, and why we should stop using them.

LowGenius.Net | Mister Tangerine Man
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A love sonnet dedicated to John Boehner, with apologies to Bob Dylan and many thanks for inspiration to my wonderful friend Erin Nanasi

Article from Think Progress
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When I first started writing for the public, I wrote a few articles for a website called AddictingInfo.org. The owner of this site convinced

LowGenius.Net | Ethical Crisis IV: Another Non-Story For Profit
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In our continuing evisceration of unethical journalists who care more about traffic than accuracy, JH takes a look at a recent "Raw Story" t

LowGenius.Net | Fear, Part 2
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I don't believe in Beatles...er, all right, JH, enough wordplay. What does it all MEAN? An essay.