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by Paul Haeder / February 16th, 2021 A December 2017 statement from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights notes that, while the US manages to spend “more [money] on national defence than China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, United Kingdom, India, France, and Japan combined”, US infant mortality rates were, as of 2013, “the …

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for Makenna . . . daughter, Celtic hounds’ tooth swimmer, goddess of fire by Paul Haeder / January 30th, 2021 split secondlike your birthlistening to mestill womb-huddledmaybe my boomingvoice, a father’s whelpingcall, a miracle of universallabor, winched you out split secondviral unleashedsagging immunesystem, his bodyravaged by chemothe light in hiseyes, flipped aroundbrain swellingmeningitisencephalitisyour uncle journeyedfrom …

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               I. he holds by-catch silent guy, put on “the spectrum” he sorts through whiting salmon sharks cookie cutters threshers, dog fish indiscriminate lashing of  boat nets, trawling and seining vast ecosystems Pacific depths                 II. he knows 500 species by heart, Asperger’s the old label he pulls in gasping sharks or flat octopus even …

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“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” –Upton Sinclair The College Degrees are Part of the Problem, not the Solution  Moreover, this false consciousness of the holder of the university degree is to some extent legitimized by the “social expectation” of the family, …

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