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Celebrating the Anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre

  • Part 1: Remembering the Big Foot Riders on anniversary of massacre at Wounded Knee
  • This anniversary marks one of the most shameful and dreadful days in the history of America.
  • Part 2: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West ~ Dee Brown
  • The classic bestselling history the New York Times called "Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking...Impossible to put down."

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Part 1: Remembering the Big Foot Riders onanniversary of massacre at Wounded Knee


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Friday, December 7, 2018  | We are fast approaching the 128th Anniversary of the Massacre at Wounded Knee. This anniversary marks one of the most shameful and dreadful days in the history of America.

In 1986 three Lakota men decided they would ride their horses on the same path Chief Big Foot and his 350 followers took when they road from the Cheyenne River Reservation in the bitter winter of December 1890 to seek the protection of Chief Red Cloud on the Pine Ridge Agency.

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Part 2: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West ~ Dee Brown

Now a special 30th-anniversary edition in both hardcover and paperback, the classic bestselling history The New York Times called "Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking...Impossible to put down."

Reviewed in Good Reads

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's eloquent, fully documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. A national bestseller in hardcover for more than a year after its initial publication, it has sold almost four million copies and has been translated into seventeen languages. For this elegant thirtieth-anniversary edition—published in both hardcover and paperback—Brown has contributed an incisive new preface.

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How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization

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The one where we retain our sanity in a stupid world.

David Hopkins, Medium


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Mar 21, 2016 | I want to discuss a popular TV show my wife and I have been binge-watching on Netflix. It’s the story of a family man, a man of science, a genius who fell in with the wrong crowd. He slowly descends into madness and desperation, led by his own egotism. With one mishap after another, he becomes a monster. I’m talking, of course, about Friends and its tragic hero, Ross Geller.

You may see it as a comedy, but I cannot laugh with you. To me, Friends signals a harsh embrace of anti-intellectualism in America, where a gifted and intelligent man is persecuted by his idiot compatriots. And even if you see it from my point of view, it doesn’t matter. The constant barrage of laughter from the live studio audience will remind us that our own reactions are unnecessary, redundant.

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Preaching on Climate Change: Why it Matters

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 / Climate change is not going to affect me; it’s someone else’s problem. The challenge is too enormous; there’s nothing I can do about it, so why should I think about it? Photo by Getty/BenGoode

Learn about the benefits of preaching on climate change and educating yourself about the issues this catastrophe presents.
Related: Federal Climate Report Predicts At Least 3 Degrees Of Warming By 2100.

Jim Antal, Utne

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https://opimedia.azureedge.net/-/media/images/utr/editorial/articles/online-articles/2018/08-01/climate-church-climate-world/climate-church-climate-world-book-cover-jpg.jpg / August 2018 | Preaching on climate change matters for two primary reasons that are in tension with one another. First, preaching on climate change matters because people don’t want to hear about it. Second, preaching on climate change matters because people know they need to take action to address it.

There are many reasons people give for not wanting to hear about climate change, especially in church. Here are a few: Living day to day is already hard enough. Church is supposed to give me rest and refreshment and to recharge me for the next week. Climate change is not going to affect me; it’s someone else’s problem. The challenge is too enormous; there’s nothing I can do about it, so why should I think about it? I come to church to be inspired, not to be depressed. Climate change is a political issue; politics doesn’t belong in church.

Jim Antal is a denominational leader, climate activist, author and public theologian, in addition to being an Associate Fellow at Vermont Law School's New Economy Law Center. He serves as Special Advisor on Climate Change to the General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ.

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Federal Climate Report Predicts At Least 3 Degrees Of Warming By 2100. Alexander C. Kaufman and Chris D’Angelo, HuffPost

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  • The White House’s decision to release the report over the holiday weekend is likely to bury the sobering new findings.
  • This article has been updated with comments from a climate scientist and a responsefroma NOAA spokeswoman.
  • Before You Go: What Climate Change Just Might Ruin

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What America Has Done To its Young People is Appalling ~ James Ostrowski

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  • Perhaps some of the problems young people face are caused by dysfunctional family situations and our failing education system.
  • From James Ostrowski at lewrockwell.com:
  • Related: From the Archives | 28 People Who Prove Our Education System Is Failing

Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic

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http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/sites/ito/files/educationaldecline.jpgDecember 3, 2018 | Critics are perhaps too quick to judge America’s young people, citing declining SAT scores, obesity, drug overdoses, addiction to smart phones, bizarre alterations of personal appearance and high rates of (alleged) mental illness.  It’s just too easy to be annoyed at how some of the cashiers at the local grocery store seem unable to carry on a conversation or have chosen to mutilate their faces with pieces of metal.  We are perhaps too quick to condemn the crazed behavior of young protesters in recent years without fully considering what our government, society and culture have done to these poor souls.

Let’s begin at the beginning.  Forty percent of Americans are now born out of wedlock.  Single parent families are associated with a long list of social maladies.

James Ostrowski: Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering

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From the Archives | 28 People Who Prove Our Education System Is Failing, dalton.lemert, Diply

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"Stay in school" is common advice that kids receive, but after seeing these people who are a product of our school system, I'm starting to think that we should just give up and not even bother with a formal education. Take a look at these pictures to see what I'm talking about.

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