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Liverpool rescue a point at Fulham, but could be left playing catch-up

James Olley, © ESPN
August 6, 2022

Fulham showed they don’t want to be in the Premier League just to make up the numbers again as they came close to beating Liverpool at Craven Cottage, with the game finishing as a 2-2 draw..

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Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.

-Arthur Schopenhauer

‘Grotesque greed’: UN chief Guterres slams oil and gas companies

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August 3, 2022

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres slammed the “grotesque greed” of oil and gas companies and their financial backers and urged governments globally to “tax these excessive profits” to support the most vulnerable people.

“It is immoral for oil and gas companies to be making record profits from this energy crisis on the backs of the poorest people and communities, at a massive cost to the climate,” Guterres told reporters on Wednesday.

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The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.

-Karl Marx

Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema act out of ego, not principle

Robert Reich, © The Guardian
August 3, 2022

This week, the spotlight once again will be on Democratic senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema (dubbed “Manchinema” by the Washington press corps when the two blocked much of Biden’s agenda).

Which is exactly where both of these politicians want it.

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Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.

-Arthur Schopenhauer

Vivek Shandas on Climate Disruption & Heat Waves, Jamie Kalven on Laquan McDonald Coverup

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July 29, 2022

This week on CounterSpin: In what is being reported as an “abrupt” or “surprise” development, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, whose shtick relies heavily on legislative roadblocking, has agreed to sign on to a package that includes some $369 billion for “climate and energy proposals.”

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Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.

-Søren Kierkegaard