Decent Men Don’t Hang Out With Guys Wearing These Symbols And Shouting These Slogans

A thorough explanation of the symbols and words of the far-right marchers and those they’re marching against.

Gronda Morin

Trump walks out of the elevator to speak to the media

The republican President Donald Trump has been trying to tell us that some of the men involved in the Charlottesville, Va White nationalitists’ rally held over the weekend of 8/12/17 which turned violent, were decent guys and that both the hate groups like the White supremacists and the alt-left (non-hate groups) were equally at fault.

How does any decent person hang out with peoples wearing the symbols of Nazis and other hate groups while chanting racist type slogans? The answer is that honorable folks don’t participate in rallies where men act like fascists.

Here is the rest of the story…

On August 18, 2017, the staff of the Washington Post posted the below featured symbols and slogans that were on prominent display at the Charlottesville, VA. events in the following report, “Deconstructing the symbols and slogans spotted in Charlottesville.”

As well-coordinated and meticulously organized white nationalists converged to rally…

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Various DIY Tools and their uses…

Tribute to the amateur handyman and his tools.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

My thanks to the Vermont Varmint for

sending this extremely accurate info:

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SKILLSAW: A portable cutting tool used to make boards too short.

BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.

WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, ‘Oh shoot’. Will easily wind a tee shirt off your back.

DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to…

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Throwback Thursday: 10 Tips for Editing Your Short Story

Good tips for editing a short story.

A Writer's Path

Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of AWP’s most popular posts. Enjoy!

by Writer in Wedges

So you have written your short story and cannot wait to release it into the world. But before doing that, it is important to take some extra time to make sure your story is properly edited, despite the fact that editing is nowhere near as fun as writing.

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How The White Nationalists’ Couple, The Gorkas In The White House Are Influencing Policy

On closer inspection.

Gronda Morin

Image result for photos of Vitezi Rend Medal Sebastian Gorka poses with his wife Katharine Gorka at Trump’s Inaugural Ball wearing the medal of Vitezi Rend. Courtesy of LobeLog

In a previous post. I described how a former White supremacist Christian Picciolini co-founded  a group called Life After Hate  (a nonprofit that advocates for peace).

This same non-profit droup. “Life after Hate” has been denied 2017 government funding with Katharine Gorka playing an integral part in this decision. Both her and her husband Sebastian Gorka have bylines at Breitbart News (a reactionary news website that Steve Bannon reportedly described as “the platform for the Alt-Right”), and both have been playing key roles in the White House where their claim to fame is their anti-Islamic stance. Both have pushed to have all funding directed toward fighting what the president has described as “radical Islamic terrorism.”

This is another example of how republican President Donald Trump’s administration’s policy is being determined by…

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There IS NO Alt-Left!!!

Where “Alt-left” came from, etc.

Filosofa's Word

Donald Trump likes to make up words.  Think of ‘covfefe’, which apparently represented some thought that surreptitiously popped into his head during his early morning tweeting session back on May 31st.

covfefe-e1502997991608.jpgIt is what Orwell referred to as ‘newspeak’ in his dystopian novel 1984, and the word has no meaning, though many have applied whatever meaning seemed apt at a given moment.  Playing with words is fun, but words are important, too, and one needs to be careful about changing the meaning, even subtly.

Today we seem to have something called ‘alternative facts’.  The common use of this phrase has its origin on January 23rd when Trump’s mouthpiece, Kellyanne Conway, attempting to explain why Trump and later press secretary Sean Spicer lied about the size of the inaugural crowd, told Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet The Press.  “You’re saying it’s a falsehood. And they’re giving —…

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Former White Supremacist Christian Picciolini Speaks Out On Charlottesville, VA.

The downside of being a white supremacist.

Gronda Morin

White nationalists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia, on the eve of a planned Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville. Alejandro Alvarez/News2Share via REUTERS White nationalists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia, on the eve of a planned Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville. Alejandro Alvarez/News2Share via REUTERS

On this blog, I and many others bloggers have decried US law enforcement’s focus on preventing terrorist activities by foreigners when the odds of Americans being harmed by domestic terrorists are much greater. But this set of priorities is not likely to change while we have a republican President Donald Trump in the White House who refuses to deal with credible studies but instead bases his policies on “fake news” supportive of his own ideology.

It is important to note that White Supremacists’ groups have been using  similar recruiting tactics practiced by ISIS as well as connecting with others via the same social website. There is a Russian version of Facebook, VK (VKontakte), which has been attracting a significant number of followers…

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EDITING 101: Now covers 50 topics to date…

Great information in order that makes reading it easier.

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FYI – Here’s a list of the first 50 free editing tips my good friend and Professional Book Editor Susan Uttendorfsky, the owner of Adirondack Editing, has presented so far.

Catch up with any articles you may have missed by scrolling through the list below and clicking those that are in Blue, Italic and Underlined.

Those still in black are not yet available, so stay tuned for the weekly updates.

EDITING 101: 01 – Introduction and ‘Redundancies’

EDITING 101: 02 – Description Depression

EDITING 101: 03 – THAT’s the Problem in Revising

EDITING 101: 04 – Character Name Consistency

EDITING 101: 05 – General Plurals

EDITING 101: 06 – He Said / She Said: Dialogue Tags

EDITING 101: 07 – Consecutive Versus Concurrent Action

EDITING 101: 08 – Using Song Lyrics in your Manuscript

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