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    Tuesday, June 2, 2015: 7:30pm - 10:00 pm


    Dupar's (formerly Hamburger Hamlet)
    214 S. Lake Ave. Free parking in rear, with entrances front and rear.
    Pasadena, CA, 91101
    United States

Claremont Blog

DL reminder tonight 5/27/15

I am sorry that I am not capable of being trivial. I am not part of any pop culture bent on 30 second sound bites. I see what is important and I post it. If it is beyond my scope of understanding I am not afraid to speak to others about it to find the thesis, antithesis and synthesis aspect of the subject. So come and join us tonight. It is time for us to get out from behind the mechanization's of our computers and discuss this stuff directly as citizens. Thomas Stubbs A citizen, not a consumer!

DL meeting 5/27/15

Hello fellow DL members. We will be meeting at the Orchard Restaurant 5/27 from 7-9:30 pm. It is in Claremont off of Foothill Blvd inside the Double Tree Hotel. If you want to catch happy hour it is from 6-7 pm.

Thom Hartman interviewing Mike Papantonio about SHAFTA (Southern Hemispheric Asian Free Trade Agereement AKA TPP).

Robert David Steele, former Marine, CIA case officer, and US co-founder of the US Marine Corps intelligence activity, is a man on a mission.
"My motto, a play on the CIA motto that is disgraced every day, is 'the truth at any cost lowers all other costs'", he tells me. "Others wiser than I have pointed out that nature bats last. We are at the end of an era in which lies can be used to steal from the public and the commons. We are at the beginning of an era in which truth in public service can restore us all to a state of grace."
Today's capitalism, he argues, is inherently predatory and destructive: "Over the course of the last centuries, the commons was fenced, and everything from agriculture to water was commoditized without regard to the true cost in non-renewable resources. Human beings, who had spent centuries evolving away from slavery, were re-commoditized by the Industrial Era." open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment | The Guardian

5/20/15. Economist Michael Hudson Subject: "Robert Rubin who got rid of the Glass-Steagall Act, blocked regulation of bank derivative gambles, and inaugurated the wave of deregulation and outright criminalization of banking. The Glass-Steagall Act was repealed in 1999, when the Clinton Administration also blocked regulation for bank speculation in derivatives. It took only eight years for the most criminal organisations, Citibank and Bank of America (which bought the junk mortgage writer, Countrywide Finance) to bring down the economy. The head of Citibank was Rubin, after having freed it from regulation. What the press called the Rubino Gang wrote fake mortgages – they're called "liar's loans" or "Alt-A," based on false declarations of income and false property valuations (the liars were the banks and the mortgage brokers) and sold them to gullible investors like German Landesbanks that were naive enough to believe that Wall Street wouldn't try to cheat them. The junk mortgage bubble was one of the biggest rip-offs in history." Paragraph 46.

Thomas Stubbs

DL meeting 5/20/15

We will be meeting at the Orchard Restaurant this Wednesday 5/20/15. It is located inside the Double Tree Hotel in Claremont on Foothill Blvd.


Just like in the 70's with the South African Apartheid movement. I was in protests against Apartheid and we demanded that SUIC pulled out all investments from South Africa. The first place Nelson Mandela visited in America was the University that actually divested all of it investments from South Africa, not the White House.

The Humanities in a Technological Society.

He needs a day in prison to clarify (rectify) his notions about rape.

Thomas Stubbs

DL 5/13/15

To DL members for Wednesday 5/13/15. We will be meeting this Wednesday at the Orchard Restaurant inside the Double Tree Hotel on Foothill Blvd in Claremont from 7-9:30 or so. Arrive early if you want Happy Hour prices.

What do you think of Bernie Sanders?

May 15th is the anniversary of Al Nakba. Here's a drawing I did to commemorate it called M"Mars revisits the Aftermath of Al Nakba.

Alan Grayson on Thom Hartmann.

Jeb Bush proclaims that faith should not be kept out of the public sphere. The founding fathers of this country wanted to keep church and state separate. The delusional people seem to think that the US was founded on Christian principles when in fact it was enlightenment principles that inspired the founding fathers. There is nothing wrong with religion in of itself but there is a serious problem with theocratic dictatorships which tends to oppress those who might think differently than they do. That would not be a democracy! And Jeb Bush sees W as his foreign policy adviser? This disqualifies Jeb Bush in my opinion.

Thomas Stubbs

DL 5/06/15

To DL members for Wednesday 5/06/15. We will be meeting this Wednesday at the Orchard Restaurant inside the Double Tree Hotel on Foothill Blvd in Claremont from 7-9:30 or so. Arrive early if you want Happy Hour prices.
"I'd rather have questions that I cannot answer than answers I cannot question" Richard P. Feynman
Corporations are not people, neither is Roberts and Scalia.

Thomas Stubbs

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