Our Wild World

The scope of human knowledge has expanded along with technology, giving us a wider view of the iniquity, duplicity, cruelty and occasionally, the intelligence, kindness, and decency of humanity. AWOL has gathered a range of material that enables our readers to survey the landscape of modern existence, at least until the lights go out.
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  • THE COMING WAR WITH RUSSIA
    Those old enough to remember when President Clinton's penis was a big news item will also remember the "Peace Dividend," that the world was going to be able to cash now that that nasty cold war was over. But guess what? Those spies didn't want to come in from the Cold, so while the planet is heating up, the political environment is dropping to sub-zero temperatures. It's deja vu all over again.
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    Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:12 am
  • Another View on 9/11
    What you are allowed to think and what you do think are two different things, aren't they? That's another way of saying that this forum may be NSFW, if your boss is a Republican. A liberal won't fire you for it, but they'll laugh at you in the break room and you may not get promoted. Unless you're an engineer, of course, in which your obsession with facing reality is not actually a career-disabling disability.
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    Mon May 20, 2019 1:15 am
  • Ancien Regime
    That's French for "the ancient system," as in the ancient system of feudal privileges and the exercise of autocratic power over the peasants. The ancien regime never goes away, like vampires and dinosaur bones they are always hidden in the earth, exercising a mysterious influence. It is not paranoia to believe that the elites scheme against the common man. Inform yourself about their schemes here.
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    Thu May 21, 2020 4:55 am
  • Art & Intellect
    Expand into a multi-sensory mode of awareness by imbibing visions, charts, explosions inexpressible in phrases alone.
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    Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:14 am
  • Articles & Essays
    This is a broad, catch-all category of works that fit best here and not elsewhere. If you haven't found it someplace else, you might want to look here.
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  • Biography/Autobiography/Memoirs
    The good, the bad, and the ugly.
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    Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:48 am
  • Book Reviews
    Writing about books is a legitimate exercise of scholarship. Sometimes you don't want to read the book, but you want to know about it. Reading a review might not help, of course, since many reviewers actually tell you more about themselves than the book they are reviewing. But, either way, you can say you read about the book.
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    Tue May 08, 2018 9:11 pm
  • Cartoons
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  • Charity Fraud -- It's All About Bears and Cancer
    For those absolutely devoid of scruples, charity fraud is the field par excellance, in which you can simultaneously harvest kudos for your humanitarianism and make off with vast bundles of untaxed cash. Convictions for charity fraud are so rare as to be nonexistent, so any criminals operating in other fields of endeavor are incurring unnecessary risks.
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    Wed May 06, 2020 5:34 am
  • Color Revolutions
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    Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:54 pm
  • Corporate Crime
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    Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:17 am
  • Correcting Nazi Revisionism
    The fact that Israel is an apartheid state oppressing Palestinians for pathological reasons does not mean that the holocaust of European Jewry did not happen or should be minimized with slaughterhouse statistics. Some things need to be rebutted with obvious facts and we do a little of that here.
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    Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:40 pm
  • Declassified Documents
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    Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:48 am
  • Fiction
    A few delicious tidbits in here, to which we will add as the hours, days, weeks, months and years go by.
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    Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:28 am
  • FOIA Requests
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  • Good News
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    Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:26 pm
  • Health
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    Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:15 am
  • Illustrated Screenplays
    Possibly better than tootsie rolls, illustrated screenplays are tasty little nuggets of cinematic flavor in a convenient pdf wrapper. Download and read your favorite movie in a quarter of the time it takes to watch it. And you can grab quotes and images.
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    Mon May 11, 2020 4:59 am
  • Intellectual Property
    The concept of intellectual property strikes people as elusive. Try this explanation. Your name is Ali Baba, and you have tailed the thieves to their hideout. You know that the password that opens the cave is "Open Sesame." Thanks to your possession of the password, you gain access to all the wealth the thieves have painfully stolen. That password is "intellectual property." The stolen goods are personal property. By having the intellectual property you can acquire a lot of personal property. Get it?
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  • International Human Rights
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    Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:17 am
  • Interviews
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    Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:12 am
  • Investigations of Government
    Your relationship with government is simple: government knows everything about you, and you know nothing about government. In practice this means government can do whatever it wants to you before you know it's going to happen. Government policy makers think this is a good way of ensuring citizen compliance. Thus, all of these investigations are retrospective -- they look back at the squirrely shit that government has pulled, and occasionally wring their hands about trying to avoid it happening in the future. Not inspiring reading, but necessary if you are to face the cold reality that Big Brother is more than watching.
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    Wed May 13, 2020 7:12 am
  • Little Movies
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    Fri May 24, 2019 12:03 am
  • Mass Murderers
    Living as we do in an assassinocracy, government by those who are left, it behooves us to think deeply on the topic of mass murder. For example, whenever a political assassination occurs, many witnesses are also dispatched to that realm from whence no testimony issues. The notion that murderers are merely evil is quite misleading. Most often, they are employed.
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    Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:15 am
  • Media Violence
    Let's see if I have it right -- Hollywood sends movies around the world that broadcast the message of freedom so loudly that it brought down the Berlin Wall and caused the Soviet Union to collapse. Here at home the power of media is very weak. Even seeing thousands and thousands of murders at an early age will not cause a child to be more disposed to violence. The most brutal misogynistic sexual violence never causes violent crime against women. Do not attempt to maintain both of these concepts in your mind simultaneously. It could damage your brain.
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  • Media Violence Studies
    Rapeutationists and DIRA zombies are preconditioned for violent behavior by cinema and video game violence.
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    Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:49 am
  • Miscellaneous
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  • Misogyny
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    Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:25 pm
  • Ralph Nader
    When I was 14 years old, I heard Ralph Nader say that box cereal was less nutritious than the box it came in, and you'd get more nutrition out of tearing up the box and pouring sugar and milk over it, and eating that for breakfast. That's the kind of genius that Ralph Nader produces constantly, and why his ideas changed the world for Americans more than perhaps any political thinker of the late 20th century. He remains more relevant than virtually every other political thinker currently on the scene.
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  • News Articles
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  • Non-Fiction
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  • Peace Initiatives
    Peaceful relations among humans on earth, and peaceful relations between humans and the other life forms on the planet, are imperative for the survival of planet earth as a habitat for life as we know it. Making the achievement of peace an affirmative goal for all humanity is noble and essential.
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  • Perverts in the Sun
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    Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:15 am
  • Philosophy
    Every person is a philosopher by nature; however, we are quickly dissuaded from this delightful activity by those who call philosophy impractical. But there is nothing more practical than knowing who you are and what you think. Try it sometime.
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  • Planet on Fire
    Hard to overstate the significance of this topic. Unfortunately, the material in here will become more and more depressing as time goes on. Not much hope of any alternative to that.
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  • Poetry
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    Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:09 pm
  • Police Corruption: The Crime Starts When the Cops Show Up
    There are a million excuses for police corruption -- that they're underpaid, that they suffer stress, that their wives hate them, that they eat too many donuts, that their kids hate them, and that liberals use them as whipping boys. Read the official reports to hear the dreary recitation of why those who administer the laws never seem to obey them.
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    Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:29 am
  • Political Science
    "Science," the Greek word for knowledge, when appended to the word "political," creates what seems like an oxymoron. For who could claim to know politics? More complicated than any game, most people who play it become addicts and die without understanding what they were addicted to. The rest of us suffer under their malpractice as our "leaders." A truer case of the blind leading the blind could not be found. Plumb the depths of confusion here.
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  • Propaganda
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  • Psychology
    What is the mind? What is the mind of a human? What is the mind of the one who investigates the human? Can the human mind understand itself? Can a human mind understand the mind of an other? This is psychology.
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  • Publishers vs. Libraries, With EBooks as the Battleground and Ownership as the Prize
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    Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:28 am
  • Reconciliation of Opposites
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    Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:58 am
  • Religion and Cults
    The impulse to believe the absurd when presented with the unknowable is called religion. Whether this is wise or unwise is the domain of doctrine. Once you understand someone's doctrine, you understand their rationale for believing the absurd. At that point, it may no longer seem absurd. You can get to both sides of this conondrum from here.
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  • Reports
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  • Sadism
    Possibly the world's most popular inclination, the impulse to export your suffering to another seems to be near-universal. Not confined to any race, sex, or age category, the impulse to cause pain appears to well up from deep inside human beings. This is mysterious, because no one seems to enjoy pain when it is inflicted on them. Go figure.
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    Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:30 am
  • Scholar's Jukebox
    To study music, you have to listen to it. Music is an essential part of human culture. Often mistaken for a commodity, an error that classifies musicians as manufacturers of tunes, what is modernly called music is often designed for disposability, inoffensiveness, and speedy obsolescence. Not so the music that will be posted here, that will connect you with what is true, good, fine and enduring in humanity's struggle with a difficult, dazzling world.
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  • Science
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  • Science Fiction
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    Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:06 pm
  • Short Stories
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    Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:02 am
  • Slavery 2.0: Racist Cops and the Prison Industrial Complex
    The progress from Western colonial global expansion, and the construction of American wealth and industry on the backs of enslaved Blacks and Native peoples, followed by the abrupt "emancipation" of the slaves and their exodus from the South to the Northern cities, has led us to our current divided society. Divided by economic inequities and unequal access to social resources, the nation lives in a media dream of social harmony, or did until YouTube set its bed on fire. Now, it is common knowledge that our current system of brutal racist policing and punitive over-incarceration serves the dual purpose of maintaining racial prejudice and the inequities it justifies. Brief yourself on this late-breaking development in American history here.
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  • Symbols
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  • The First Sex (All Embryos are Girls)
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  • The Tautological Nature of the Mind
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  • Third Parties
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  • Unemployment Statistics
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  • United States Government Crime
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  • Wackenhut / Inslaw Promis Software / Arkansas-Contra
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  • YouTube Picks
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  • Wikileaks
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