Author: Andrew Donaldson

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Those Dastardly Billionaires, or Something

“Evil rich” and it’s slightly more polite colloquial cousin “greedy rich” are very old – and occasionally true – stereotypes, and will never go away. But we should not accept them on face value, and we certainly should not be making wide-ranging and binding policy based off it.

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Russia Today Has a Sad over Facebook Block

How do you say, “Cry me a river” in Russian? Or better yet, sing it in Russian and post to Facebook, which Russia Today’s ‘In the Now’ can no longer do.

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Ordinary World 18Feb2018

Your Ordinary World ft links to stories on President Trumps Emergency Declaration, UK Labour split, Black History Month, how Gov’t shutdowns really happen, Tulsi Gabbard, and The Resistance resists for you to read, share, and discuss.

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Ordinary Sunday Brunch

Ordinary Sunday Brunch is Ordinary Times’ Sunday Morning tradition of bringing you links to stories about music, art, history, and food to read, share, and discuss.

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Linky Friday: Adventures in Amazon

Linky Friday this weeks delves into the world of Amazon: HQ2 cancelled, NYC reacts, business, economics, Jeff Bezos, politics, unions & more

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Ordinary World: Monday 11Feb19

Your Ordinary World for Monday 11Feb2018 with links to stories and POV’s you need from across the web and around the world. Read, share, & discuss

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Amy Klobuchar Announces POTUS Run

In a snowstorm on Boom Island, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) touted her home state roots while announcing her ambitions for the highest office in the land.

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Ordinary World: Virginia, Oh Virginia

New controversies are swirling in the Old Dominion as the chaos in Richmond continues into a second week. Here is the latest in the ever-changing landscape of Virginia government scandal:

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Linky Friday: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

Linky Friday is Ordinary Times’ tradition of brining you links and music from across the web and around the world. This week: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles.

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The Grift Giveth, the Grift Taketh Away

Laura Loomer is the worst kind of grifter; an incompetent one, who in publicly complaining has let everyone in on the con, making it harder for her to run her game.

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More Chaos in Virginia Governor’s Controversy

Even for a state who traces it’s origins of governance to clandestine and often rowdy meetings in the Apollo Room of the Raleigh Tavern, this is getting pretty chaotic:

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Ordinary World 4 Feb 2019

Your Ordinary World for Monday with links about the Super Bowl, HBCU still struggling, Ralph Northam, Progressive FoPo in 2020 campaign, find every language, conservative media, and a trailblazing flyer gets historic sendoff.

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Ordinary World: Throwback Thursday

Over ten years, Ordinary Times has over 15K posts. Here are a few that you should check out, and are interesting today in hindsight.

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Challenger: Learning of Tragedy in Real Time

Days of remembrance, such as this anniversary of the Challenger disaster, remind us that along with the memories and thoughts of what we felt comes a responsibility to teach the past and the lessons from it. Not just for recording the events, but in explaining to those who didn’t live through them what it was like.

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Linky Friday: Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself

With the 2020 presidential campaign heating up, and several of the big names starting to officially declare, the first batch of campaign videos to introduce the candidate are out. And that’s just the one’s who have announced…there are plenty more where that came from.