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Loren Bliss
Pacific Northwest (In permanent exile from Manhattan)
Editor/writer/photographer/explorer of the human condition
Interests: sociology, history and metaphysics -- class struggle, gender conflict and the eco-human crisis; objective analysis: iconoclasm, violation of taboos, destruction of shibboleths; indicative absurdities and grotesques; laughter and the sensuality of thinking; macrocosms and microcosms of being; in short, real life -- typically as viewed from the seemingly contradictory but ultimately consonant (and often symbiotic) perspectives of Marxism and pagan agnosticism.
Recent Activity
For the past 14 hours, I have been at work on the weekend edition of Dispatches, not only scanning something like 100 separate reports for relevant contents but continuing the process of redesigning the site for maximum visual attractiveness. But when I attempted to publish my work, whatever it is that happens beneath a "BAD GATEWAY" notice obliterated every bit of it. I do not know whether this psychologically devastating loss was deliberately inflicted by a newly censoring Typepad regime or by some ChristoNazi hacker, or whether (unlike Trump's deliberately sadistic, maximum-misery-to-Working-Families machinations with the stimulus payments), it was a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2020 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
COVID-19 deaths break US record as virus spreads through every state State orders Tacoma apartment complex to stop eviction notices Amazon Fires Employees Who Spoke Out About Coronavirus and Climate Change ***** Reliable anthologies of pandemic reports (scroll each site for whatever "un-curated" news you deem relevant): Virus Outbreak Updated constantly by the Associated Press. Black Agenda Report Updated regularly. In my opinion, the best, most informative, most relevant political website on the U.S. Internet. RT - Breaking news, shows, podcasts Democratic (sic) Party Big Lies and Republican censorship not withstanding, this site provides what is often the most truthful... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
Denied Food by Virus Lockdowns, Urban Rats Turn Cannibal, Eat Their Babies. Are They Giving Us a Glimpse of Our Own Future? I LEAD WITH THIS item because one of the stories our ever-more-censored medis is NOT reporting is how close to collapse the food-supply-chain might be due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Obviously, as this report describes, the urban rats' food chain -- 24/7 access to restaurant garbage -- has already collapsed. And the human food-supply-chain is unquestionably in dire jeopardy. To learn more -- including about how packs of rats are now warring with one another -- go here.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
ChristoNazi Front Group Demands End to Church-State Separation THE FANATICALLY HATEFUL CHRISTIANS against whom some of us have struggled nearly all our lives have radically intensified their Sharia-minded efforts to convince the already pro-theocracy Trump/Pence Regime to do whatever might be necessary to force declaration of the murderously misogynistic, lynch-mob-racist Prosperity Gospel as the official U.S. state religion. And they are counting on the unprecedented death and chaos inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic to conceal their campaign until its momentum is unstoppable. Unfortunately these disclosures are via Daily Koz -- the quasi-official Democratic (sic) Party website that even less credibility... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2020 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
Another Format Change: One I Hope Will Enhance Readability YES WANTONLY TARDY BUT this time without regret beyond the need to apologize for any resultant inconvenience because this late posting is the unavoidable consequence of the unanticipated re-activation of a near-lifelong obsession as confessed beneath the other reason for this belatedness: a format-redesign suggested by a few readers who tell me that while they regard the present form of Dispatches as vital, they also suspect it may include so many links their sheer number might be off-putting not only to the chronically busy but even to normally preoccupied people. Hence... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2020 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
What Ever-More-Censorsed U.S. Media Is Loathe to Tell Us: Can Government Halt Evictions and Foreclosures by the Defiantly Greedy Scumlords and Banksters? If Not, We Face Unprecedented Homelessness, Probable Societal Collapse, Possible Revolution, Secession and Civil War THE NATION'S MOST VITAL report to-date on the projected ruin inflicted by COVID-19 -- predictably pay-walled from lower-income eyes by Jeff Bezos' Washington Post -- tells us "a massive wave of evictions is coming" and warns us "temporary bans won't help." Assigned by WaPo to a pair of uniquely qualified freelancers whose scoop-the-world story was then ironically excluded from the material its Bezos-bedazzled... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2020 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
General news: (Scan by scrolling down -- it'll take only minutes at most -- read whatever is relevant1 to you and yours, share it if appropriate and skip the rest.) What did they know, exactly? US intel warned of ‘cataclysmic’ coronavirus pandemic in NOVEMBER 2019, report claims There's no longer any question the Trump/Pence Regime is deliberately, maliciously, sadistically weaponizing the virus as its primary mechanism of ecogenocidal murder. Navarro Memos Warning of Mass Coronavirus Death Circulated White House in January More on the murderers in the White (plantation) House and in the broader Regime, Mitch the Malignant and his... Continue reading
Stay Home, Don't Vote -- or Risk Drowning in Your Own Snot Wisconsin Horror Ends All Remaining Pretense of U.S. Humanitarianism as Regime and Robbers' Court Weaponize Covid-19 to Kill the 2020 Elections THOUGH IT SEEMS no one else dares say it, what the PluPreds -- plutocratic predators -- have done to us in Wisconsin provides a potent preview of how they intend to use Covid-19, death from which is typically an agonizing process in which one is slowly suffocated by one's own mucus, to terrify most of us into self-disenfranchisement. They can't do that to us in Washington state... Continue reading
GOOD MORNING. As always, scan by scrolling down -- it'll take only minutes at most -- read whatever is relevant1 to you and yours, share it if appropriate and skip the rest: General news: Why America's Anti-Science and Anti-Intellectual Attitudes Doom It to Coronavirus "Pearl Harbor" Atrocious metaphor. If one cannot resist the locker-room cliche of comparing the profiteer-crippled U.S. anti-pandemic response to a battle, one should at least know something of military history. Given the skyrocketing probability we are doomed by deadly Neoliberal greed to be the most virus-devastated industrial nation on the planet, a somewhat less inaccurate choice... Continue reading
GOOD MORNING. (This replaces the original 5-6 April 2020 report, which was deleted by computer glitch or by my own compu-idiocy, I know not which. It is recovered from an earlier draft, which means it is not as well written -- not as well edited and revised -- as the destroyed version, the quality of which is impossible to duplicate simply because there is no way I can remember all the improvements I had made in the original posting.) As always, scan by scrolling down -- it'll take only minutes at most -- read whatever is relevant1 to you and... Continue reading
INFORMATION IN TODAY'S WORLD is mostly the possession of the One Percent and is therefore rationed accordingly; indeed it is weaponized by selective distribution exactly as if it were medical supplies amidst a plague or food amidst famine. Hence if we are to break the deathgrip the Neoliberals and their theeocrat/fascist allies have on the throats of all Working Families, we must recognize that seizure and control of the information supply is at least as vital -- and in many instances more vital -- than seizure and control of the food supply. The reports below are offered as my own... Continue reading
HERE WE ARE AGAIN: today's links1 to reports that, beyond the sturm und drang of Mainstream Media Propaganda Machine (MMPM) headlines, seem to me the most usefully informative Internet stories about the ever-more-deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Most of these selections are scoops and/or analyses by my alternative-press colleagues; they are thus certain to be censored by MMPM outlets. The remainder are MMPM sidebars chosen for their vital details, many of which the MMPM advertisers don't want published and against which they have designed virtually omnipotent technologies of oppression; suppression of these types of stories -- whether by censorship or by... Continue reading
HERE WE ARE: today's links1 to reports that, beyond the sturm und drang of Mainstream Media Propaganda Machine (MMPM) headlines, seem to me the (other) most usefully informative Internet stories about the skyrocketing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Because these are typically sidebars -- peripheral stories (many of which the MMPM advertisers fiercely oppose) -- they are likely to be censored by local MMPM outlets. Also, the headlines linked below without comment are those I assume to be self-explanatory. And all of it is organized so we can scroll down quickly, read whatever is relevant, share it if appropriate and skip the... Continue reading
HERE WE ARE: today's links1 to what seem the most usefully informative (and therefore most likely to be censored) Internet reports on the skyrocketing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Scroll down, read whatever is relevant to you and yours, skip the rest: Vitally informative reports: General news: Russian Covid-19 aid plane to US: Putin asked Trump if he needed help & he accepted, Kremlin spokesman says Let's hope some trigger-happy U.S. anti-aircraft gunner doesn't shoot the plane down. A Major Medical Staffing Company Just Slashed Benefits for Doctors and Nurses Fighting Coronavirus Capitalism in action -- with big thanks to William Boardman... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2020 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
HERE WE ARE: today's links1 to what seem the most usefully informative (and therefore most likely to be censored) Internet reports on the skyrocketing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Scroll down, read whatever is relevant to you and yours, skip the rest: Vitally informative reports: General news: New York governor begs for help amid 'staggering' death toll AP; self explanatory. Feds revoking reservation status for tribe's 300 acres Another of the innumerable ways the Regime is ecogenocidally weaponizing the virus against First Nations folk, people of color, trouble-making "surplus workers" like myself (plus every other retired worker or disabled person) -- and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2020 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
HERE WE ARE: today's links to what seem the most usefully informative (and thus likely to be censored) Internet reports on the skyrocketing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: Most vital1 reports of the day: Biden Sides With Big Pharma Against Plan That Could Make Coronavirus Vaccine Affordable Conclusive proof which side the Democratic (sic) Party is really on -- with big thanks to William Boardman for sending me this vital link. Coronavirus: Teenage Boy Died After Being Turned Away From Urgent Care for Not Having Insurance An atrocity no doubt to be repeated throughout the United States -- and everywhere else health... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2020 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
HERE ARE TODAY'S links to what seem the most likely-to-be-censored (and therefore usefully informative) Internet reports on the rapidly spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: Most vital reports of the day: A Triage Crisis is Coming, and It’s Personal How the system -- murderously starved by Neoliberal malevolence -- will decide who lives and who dies. Walmart, Amazon, eBay, Facebook, and Craigslist cited for pandemic price gouging No surprise here. Under the deadly moral imbecility of Capitalism and its fascist-offspring Neoliberalism, what else might we expect? German investor Dibelius: Big business must take priority over health care The former Goldman Sachs operations... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2020 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
HERE ARE TODAY'S links to what seem the most likely-to-be-censored (and therefore usefully informative) Internet reports on the rapidly spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: Most vital reports of the day: Time of Plague and Meltdown: Mass Murder by Corporate Duopoly Superb reporting from a most-reliable source. Capitalism Threatens to Throw Us Back to the Dark Ages How the Ayn Rand solution to the global pandemic is to let the virus determine who lives and dies.. Key medical glove factories cutting staff 50% amid virus AP Exclusive: in Malaysia (as in the United States), the national preservation of bureaucratic prerogatives is far... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
HERE ARE TODAY'S links to what seem the most reliably informative and therefore (presumably) useful Internet reports on the rapidly spreading Coronavirus pandemic: Most vital reports of the day: The Truth About the United States' "Continuity of Government" Plans & The Coronavirus Perfect Storm Scroll down to the 12th graf to learn how at least eight million U.S. citizens are on our Masters' enemies lists and will be disappeared. Military, Trump administration ready plans for domestic crackdown as virus spreads across US From the report: "'a senior military planner working on coronavirus but not authorized to speak on sensitive planning... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2020 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
HERE ARE TODAY'S links to what seem the most reliably informative and therefore (presumably) useful Internet reports on the rapidly spreading Coronavirus pandemic: From the Associated Press: Texas moves to ban most abortions due to virus outbreak Absolutely predictable -- and the beginning of innumerable ChristoNazi atrocities to come. (See "American constitutional lawyer," below.) Testing blunders crippled US response as coronavirus spread Our Neoliberal masters in (premeditated) ) genocidal action. Trump agencies push forward on rollbacks as pandemic rages Obviously there's no stopping Neoliberal ecogenocide whether Republican or Democratic (sic). Networks face decision: How long to stick with Trump? Is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2020 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
HERE ARE TODAY'S links to what seem the most reliably informative and therefore (presumably) useful Internet reports on the rapidly spreading Coronavirus pandemic (a bit late, with apologies, due to the sheer volume of today's news): From the Associated Press: Trump uses daily coronavirus briefing to attack reporter Predictable. The real question we should be asking is whether the federal union can survive the Trump/Pence Regime's malicious destructiveness. Trump vs Fauci: President and doctor spar over unproven drug Donald the Dissembler versus scientific truth-telling. Trump contradicts Fauci, slams reporter over drug Audiovisual report of the preceding story. More of AP's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
HERE ARE TODAY'S links to what seem the most reliably informative and therefore (presumably) useful Internet reports on the rapidly spreading Coronavirus pandemic: From the Associated Press: Most renters will not receive protections under WH proposal The Trump/Pence Regime again expresses its hatred and contempt of lower-income peoples. Governors raise alarm as coronavirus taxes health systems As predicted. Celebrities get virus tests, raising concerns of inequality As always, Capitalism is murder. California governor orders statewide stay-at-home order The virus begins to shut down the entire nation. California rushes to prevent virus spread among the homeless Too little, too late. $10... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2020 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
HERE ARE TODAY'S links to what seem the most reliably informative (and therefore presumably useful) Internet reports on the rapidly spreading Coronavirus pandemic: From the Associated Press: The Latest: White House, media to coordinate on virus PSAs Beware a new era of Josef-Goebbels-type censorship, now that Madison Avenue (the Advertising Council) will be supervising the production of propaganda. Remember: U.S. Mainstream Media is in fact the privately owned, for-profit successor to Goebbels' infamous Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda. Sick staff fueled outbreak in Seattle-area care centers Again we see how Neoliberalism is premeditated murder -- this time premeditated... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2020 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
HERE ARE TODAY'S links to what seem the most reliably informative (and therefore presumably useful) Internet reports on the rapidly spreading Coronavirus pandemic (apologetically but unavoidably tardy due to other obligations): From the Associated Press: Governments grapple with virus border closures, lockdowns Regularly updated. Death total from coronavirus in Washington state hits 54 Regularly updated national roundup. One mask a day for doctors in virus epicenter of Washington Yet another of the innumerable ways Neoliberalism kills -- and who facilitated that slaughter but the very politicians we the (foolish) people elected because we believed their promises to represent us? Analysis:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2020 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
HERE ARE TODAY'S links to what seem the most reliably informative (and therefore presumably useful) Internet reports on the rapidly spreading Coronavirus epidemic: From the Associated Press: Holed up in the US: Coronavirus shutdown threatens jobs National and international update. The Latest: IRC starts $30M campaign to aid vulnerable areas More national and international updates. US official on virus: 'Every chance that we could be Italy' How many times must it be said that Neoliberalism is genocide? (Updated w/new head at old URL.) Exclusive: Coronavirus vaccine test opens with 1st doses Nonprofit healthcare in humanitarian action. (Disclosure: my Medicare-Advantage insurance,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2020 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia