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Juan Cole Watch: What does Juan Cole’s secret Love Affair with the CIA say about Academia?

January 27, 2013

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Middle East Studies professor Juan Cole fancies himself something of a superstar among academic armchair-leftists, thanks in no small part to his mindless and puerile blog Informed Comment, which is apparently quite popular among other academic armchair-leftists.  What are the “left-wing” credentials of somebody like Juan Cole, though?  It remains something of a question.  After […]

Things That Are Caesar’s

January 26, 2013

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By Phil Ingram In the first installment of The 9/11 Necromancy, the question was raised: how exactly did the attacks of September 11, 2001 manage to catch a nation of 280 million patriots entirely by surprise?  Was the United States of America still the country of the future or had the time to repay the […]

Protests and Contradictions on the Second Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution

January 25, 2013

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By Dawn Occidere Today marks the second anniversary of the date to which the beginning of the 2011 Egyptian revolution is generally ascribed.  Naturally, today’s symbolic importance was not lost on the Egyptian multitudes, and so protests by opponents of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood have erupted today in cities all across the country.  Some have […]

On Recent Events in Algeria and Mali

January 23, 2013

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By Dawn Occidere Nearly two years ago when Selecting Stones first launched, I interpreted the Arab Spring as the concluding death blow to the old Third Worldist ideologies of the 1960s and 70s.  At the time, the final collapse of the Qadhafi government in Libya seemed imminent, and so it provided the best working example.  […]

Glenn Beck Unveils his own Reactionary Utopian Scheme: Independence, USA

January 15, 2013

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By Bruno Fournier Just two days ago, Selecting Stones published an article on the reactionary escapism inherent in utopian schemes to drop out of society, and London’s Kew Bridge Ecovillage served as our working example.  Though the Kew Bridge squat ceased to exist well over two years ago, as it turns out, the timing of […]

A Ruthless Criticism of the Kew Bridge Ecovillage and other Reactionary Escapisms

January 13, 2013

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By Dawn Occidere For about eleven months back in 2009 and 2010, a squat known as the Kew Bridge Ecovillage existed on a vacant piece of land in London. The idealistic young inhabitants obviously thought that they were changing the world, and that they were calling upon mankind to enlighten itself by rejecting modern life […]

You’re Welcome, Kansas

January 11, 2013

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On January 8, 2013, the scientific editors of Selecting Stones proposed the “God Hates Sam Brownback Act” bill to the Kansas legislature.  As you can see in the copy of the legislation that we posted at that time here on this blog, we specifically demanded the following from the governor in section 3 of our […]

Getting to know Selecting Stones: A Basic FAQ

January 10, 2013

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Q: Will capitalism survive the next storm or is this truly the end of the world? A: It depends on the proletariat.  The interests of capital and wage labor are diametrically opposed to one another.  But technically speaking, the end of capitalism does not necessarily have to mean that the world is coming to an […]

Finance Ministries of the World

January 9, 2013

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As Marx emphasizes in the Grundrisse, the circulation of commodities, or commerce, is a special business. “On it depends the number of people carrying on exchange, e.g. the size of the population; their distribution as between town and countryside; the absolute quantity of commodities, of products and of productive agents; the relative quantity of commodities […]

Selecting Stones proposes “God Hates Sam Brownback Act” bill to Kansas Legislature

January 8, 2013

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Committee: Appropriations Principal Author: Phil Ingram Title of Bill: God Hates Sam Brownback Act BE IT ENACTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF KANSAS Preamble: Whereas the state of Kansas owes a total state debt of $29.5 billion, and is currently operating during FY2013 on an annual budget of $13.41 billion, which includes $2 […]

Putin’s Reactionary Mafia-State hands out Russian Passports to French Tax Evaders

January 7, 2013

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By Frank W. Strauch After a controversy over a new tax bracket which French president François Hollande recently tried (and failed) to implement, a number of the republic’s top millionaires expressed the common sentiment of those with numerous off-shore bank accounts by threatening to leave France if the tax were to go into effect.  It […]

2013: The Year of Work!

January 6, 2013

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The scientific editors of Selecting Stones have elected to nominate 2013 as the Year of Work.  That means we’re going to be doing more Work than ever!  And that says a lot, because we already do so much Work. We have already released an except from the upcoming book Yes We Cannibalism.  Within this year, […]

Excerpt from an upcoming book: YES WE CANNIBALISM

January 1, 2013

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Selecting Stones welcomes the year 2013 with an excerpt from an upcoming book, Yes We Cannibalism: America’s New Era of Refined Illusions. Yes We Cannibalism America’s New Era of Refined Illusions by Phil Ingram Part One: The 9/11 Necromancy and the World-Historical Spirit of Napoleon Bonaparte “In times of danger the people always fled to […]

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