AE October Donation Drive – Getting Pretty Desperate

Do you want to know what kind of person makes the best reporter? I’ll tell you. A borderline sociopath. Someone smart, inquisitive, stubborn, disorganized, chaotic, and in a perpetual state of simmering rage at the failings of the world. Once upon a time you saw people like this in every newsroom in the country. They often had chaotic personal lives and they died early of cirrhosis or a heart attack. But they were tough, angry SOBs and they produced great stories.” Brett Arends

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The Day the Kittens Shut Down American Everyman

by Scott Creighton

Yep. I have beat back the trolls, depression, blacklisting and poverty. Suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune and held fast to my core beliefs and plodded along, day in, day out bringing as much insight as this old brain is capable of toting to you, for your consideration. For the good of mankind. For the good of my own sanity.. or what’s left of both.

Flame wars. Tin foil shortages. Google censorship. “Fake news” lists. Facebook censorship. Accusations of antisemitism. Twitter censorship. Accusations of being a Mossad agent. Threats. Squeals. Headaches and heartaches from flinging my heart against the wall with regularity and vigor.

Against all of that and more I took up arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing, ended them.Or at least, outlasted them.

And nothing has shut me down, not even for a day…

until… this.

Behold, that which did the impossible and shut down American Everyman today…

They could be cognitive infiltrators. I’m not sure yet. But I think they are…

kittens.

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AE September Donation Drive – Success

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What is the Difference Between Harvey Victims and the “Invisible Silent Minorities That Everyone is Happy to Ignore”?

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: To my point: on my own website where I have 1,100 subscribers and folks come here looking for insight and analysis on a daily basis, this article has been viewed less than 100 times since publication which means far less than 100 people have even bothered to read it. Were I to have spent my time writing about the Awan scandal or Trump “collaborating” with Putin banks or the Russian mob or some other dumb shit, I would have seen 5,000 page views yesterday, easy. The article has a total of 2 comments… and one is from my mother. I guess the invisible silent minorities aren’t click-bait these days. As I showed in the earlier update, when even the fake “socialist” Bernie Sheepdog Sanders doesn’t seem to give a shit about us, I guess no one does. Sad.

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I do not begrudge Harvey’s victims their sympathy. I chide. Like that nagging voice in the back of your head I say we can and should do better for ALL OF the least of our brothers in their ongoing time of need.

As it appears my appeal to the SSA ODAR office has failed and I will soon find myself without any form of healthcare (my successful appeal for Medicaid is contingent upon the SSA appeal), income or hope for either in the future, I have become truly despondent but curiously more acutely aware of the suffering of others around me. Funny how that works isn’t it?

As Hurricane Harvey subsides and the waters drain away, thousands of people left in it’s wake have lost almost everything they had. Almost everything that is. Some things were piled up above the water level. Some lived on the second floor of apartment buildings. Some simply moved prized possessions to the second floor of their home. Those who had a second floor on their homes.

But many others have lost nearly everything and it is a tragedy repeated thousands of times this past weekend. A horrible, personal tragedy for so many people caught in the path of something larger than themselves with no power to avoid it, no hope to escape.

Much of the media coverage over the past day or so has focused on the heroic, loving response of strangers to this crisis. And understandably so. At a time when everyone seemed to be pulling apart from each other, mainly thanks to the complicit media fueling that divide, this event has shown us what the complicit media seems at least for the moment to be holding up in the highest regard: man’s decency to his fellow man.

You can’t watch a segment on ESPN without being informed of various billionaires and their companies donating this million dollars and that million dollars to the Harvey Relief Fund.

Celebrities are busy writing huge checks, patting themselves on the backs for doing it and making sure their publicists inform the public of the “heartfelt generosity” their clients have shown to folks caught up in this tragedy.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad too see such reporting and the reaction from the billionaires and companies and various multi-millionaires who get paid so disproportionately to the services they provide this country. It’s nice too see someone care, even if it’s done for, shall we say, less than altruistic reasons.

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AE Donation Drive: COULD REALLY USE SOME HELP FOLKS

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Killing Us Softly: Here as it is in Britain, the War on the Disabled Carries On With Little to No Attention from the “Progressive” Left

by Scott Creighton

The war on the disabled has been going on in this current version, since Obama and congress passed a bill in 2013 which was very similar to the one Ronald Reagan passed in 1981 which was designed to kick people off Social Security Disability by the tens of thousands. That bill back in the early 80s killed thousands of people, just like left-cover Obama’s bill is doing right now.

I know because I am one of it’s victims. I write about it because I have to.

(I’ve written about this extensively and you can access the history of my writing on this subject under the “personal” and “war on the disabled” headings on the left side of the webpage.)

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