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Steve Pirk
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Attends Life, the best school there is
Lives in Bremerton WA
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"Father... the sleeper has awakened!" Paul Atreides - Dune
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I'm an old stoner and hippie from the 1970s. I am an activist because I have seen my country taken over by the corporations and monied interests. Back in the 70s, we banned the construction of new nuclear power plants and were on our way to going green with wind and solar being pushed by the government. Big oil put a stop to that.

I want my country back, and will work to my dying day making sure that happens.
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I made it this far...
Education
  • Life, the best school there is
    survival, present
  • American School of Teheran
    1965 - 1966
  • American School of Madrid
    1966 - 1967
  • Kennedy Jr/Sr High in Denver
    Aeronautics, 1970 - 1976
  • Colo State University
    Industrial Arts Education, 1977 - 1979
  • Phoenix College
    Electronics Engineering Technology, 1980 - 1981
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egrep, pirkster, igroklinux, orion, Stephen
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Retired instigator, activist, teacher, and conundrum
Employment
  • Retired
    Farmer, 2010 - present
  • McDonnell Douglas/EDS - Unigraphics CAM/CAM
    Hardware/Software Engineer, 1981 - 1996
  • Disney Online
    Senior Webmaster, 1996 - 2000
  • Questia Media Inc.
    Senior Webmaster, 2000 - 2001
  • Disney Worldwide Services
    Senior Systems Specialist - Corp IT, 2001 - 2010
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Currently
Bremerton WA
Previously
Madrid Spain - Jackson, MS - Glendale, CA - Cypress, CA - Denver CO - Tehran Iran - Phoenix AZ

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The more I learn about the Venezuelan constitution, the more respect I have for it. Wouldn't it be nice if Americans could hold a recall referendum for our presidents?
#Chavista   #venezuela   #neverhillary  :)
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Even if only half of what former president Abdullah Gul said during this interview is true, I feel a lot better about Turkey's recent actions in Syria.
Abdullah Gul: "We’ll support Assad if this solution suits everybody."
Turkey has launched a major military campaign in Syria, vowing to destroy Islamic State (IS) and contain Kurdish forces from expanding in the area. With a handful of international players already active in the conflict, it’s proving difficult to operate in a complex web of allegiances on the ground. On the home front, Ankara is reeling from a failed military coup, facing a Kurdish insurgency, terrorism and struggling to cope with millions of Syrian refugees on its borders. Can Turkey contain its acute troubles? And how far can it take the battle against IS? We're joined by a central figure in Turkey’s political establishment, former President Abdullah Gul, on SophieCo.
Recorded from RT, SophieCo, September 23, 2016
#syrianwar   #turkey   #turkeycoup   #russia  
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Alexey Yaroshevsky: "Chariman, the last spoke in March, nobody knew about the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's fight, the story was nowhere in the headlines. Now it is a nationwide story. What do you think changed?"
David Archambault II: (grinning) "You did the story."
#putindidit   #nodapl  
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"We all know by now that the real terrorists (the politicians in the suits and ties and the banksters that pull their strings) are waging their war of terror on multiple fronts for multiple reasons.

Domestically, it rallies the population around the flag, keeping the flock in check. At the same time it justifies the build up of the police state control grid to catch the thought criminals who resist.

It also writes a blank check for the illegal wars of aggression abroad. Simply place your terrorist boogeyman in the square of the chessboard you're looking to occupy and -- hey presto! -- you've got yourself an excuse to invade. (Even if you "accidentally" end up supporting them, right Uncle Sam?)

But of course the politicians, their string pullers and their fellow travelers benefit from the war of terror in a more straightforward sense. They get to use the terror scares that they themselves create to drum up billions upon billions in the name of fighting the boogeymen."
#waronterror  
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Churkin doesn't pull any punches in this press conference, and pretty much syays the US is helping ISIS. “It is highly suspicious that the United States chose to conduct this particular air strike at this time,” Russia’s ambassador Vitaly Churkin.

The US’ sudden attempt to “help” the Syrian army fighting ISIS in the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, which resulted in a strike that killed and injured dozens of soldiers, does not look like an honest mistake, Russia’s UN envoy told journalists at the UNSC meeting.
#syrianwar   #ISIS   #ettuobama  
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+John Roberts I think you said it all with One would almost think it didn't want peace. Peace certainly isn't in Hillary's playbook, not in Syria, and not in Ukraine.

I am really starting to regret the fact that I moved to where I live now... I am right at ground zero if we get into a hot war... Sub bases to left of me, and air bases to the right, and I'm stuck in the middle with 1,400 nukes stored in bunkers. Time to bend over... :)
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I love how Samantha Power gave a press conference slamming Russia for calling the emergency meeting without listening to anything said in the meeting. She delegated attending the meeting to her assistant, and spent the time spinning the story to the press in advance. Sorry Samantha, you are the hypocrite, not Russia. God I hate my government. #Neverhillary   #nevermore  

US-led coalition jets have bombed Syrian government forces’ positions near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, killing 62 troops and "paving the way" for Islamic State militants, the Syrian Army General Command told the state television.
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So let me get this right... The US allowed around 1,300 families to sue Iran for the 1983 bombing of the marine barracks in Beirut Lebanon, but they won't let the families of the 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia. Iran was blamed for the bombing, but there was no evidence that supported their involvement. The 28 pages revealed lots of evidence that Saudi Arabia was involved in 9/11, but since they aren't on the "State sponsors of terrorism" list, no one can sue them. This bill would have allowed the families to sue, but as Josh Earnest said, that might cause the US to have to include Saudi Arabia in the sponsors of terrorism list. That means no weapons sales. Oops! Can't have that...
#saudiarabia   #terrorism   #nineeleven  
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Henry Giroux says that we are seeing a "war on youth" that is fought in 3 categories. The first is the soft war of commercialization and commodification of the young, where being a good consumer is the only thing they are being taught. The hard war uses the "criminal youth complex" to criminalize their behavior and establish a school to prison roadway, while ensuring that students learn as little as possible. Add to this the fact that the youth of today are subjected to the "dictates of a control society", subject to mass surveillance, and being taught to believe that surveillance is a form of entertainment.
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The conclusions reached by the Peterson Institute are based on the fact that they think the TPP and TTIP will ultimately benefit the American economy. Since most of America knows that those trade deals will only be good for American corporations and not the American people, you can pretty much ignore what they say, and reverse their conclusions, e.g. Clinton will be bad for the economy, and Trump might actually be good.
#neverhillary   #flushthetpp  
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+Michael George Indeed. They even go as far as saying "yes, there will be lost jobs and other hardships to the people in America, but in the long run, it will be good for the "economy". The economy of the 1%, not the economy of the people.
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Rule one of Cop Club: Make sure confiscated camera is not recording while you discuss how to screw the camera owner.
Connecticut police are being sued by the ACLU over trumped up criminal charges against a protester filming his DUI checkpoint experience. The officers inadvertently recorded themselves with the protester’s confiscated cell phone, and unaware that it was still rolling and recording, they took it back to the patrol car, where it captured them plotting about what to charge him with and fabricating witness testimonies. RT America’s Simone Del Rosario breaks it down.
#busted  
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Their code of honor, I use the term loosely, is about protecting their brothers not finding justice.
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Chase Iron Eyes, a candidate for Congress, was also one of the Standing Rock Sioux fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline. He gives his account of the horrible treatment of protesters at the pipeline and talks about his run for Congress. This and more on Redacted Tonight.
#nodapl   #standingrock  
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A very humorous look at the latest DC leak.
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