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Definition of the Day 10-2-14 -- Legitimate Government

LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT, n. A curiously unremarked-upon oxymoron on the level of “workers’ state,” “compassionate conservative,” or “vegetarian piranha.”

The basic premise of the “legitimate government” concept is that as long as a government–an organization using coercion, the threat of violence, and often outright violence to force those within its area of domination to bend to its will–is “democratically” elected, it is “legitimate.” 159 more words

Politics

Adam James K – Self Portrait. 2014. VIDEO STILL. Digital Video. 2 min 50sec.

Adam James K – Self Portrait. 2014. VIDEO STILL. Digital Video. 2 min 50sec.

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Test Subject / NHP #4 /NO EMOTION. 2013.

Test Subject / NHP #4 /NO EMOTION. 2013. Oil in canvas. 30″ x 24″ (76cm x 61cm)

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Looters Shot. 2012.

Looters Shot. 2012. Oil and Aerosol on canvas. 72″ x 40″ (183cm x 102cm)

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Jesus and violence

Today I showed a movie (click here to check it out) to my Grade 9 students about the negotiation process that brought an end to Apartheid. 628 more words

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Domestic Abuse Survivors in Pennsylvania Town Will No Longer Face Eviction for Calling the Police

Two years ago, Lakisha Briggs faced eviction from her home in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Under the town’s nuisance ordinance, the police responses to domestic violence Briggs suffered…

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91. Rolling Thunder

As Eli Roth mentions in the Rolling Thunder edition of Trailers from Hell, this is a movie with a big violent scene at the beginning, and a big violent scene at the end. 443 more words

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