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‘FOUR FREEDOMS MARCH’: BIGOTRY IN DISGUISE + PREJUDICE ON DISPLAY

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY JAN. 9, 2017) — Pittsfield held a Four Freedoms rally Saturday, a case of the bland leading the blind. Incongruously, Freedom never showed up. Fueled by the bumper-sticker rants of ideologues, the rally featured the degenerate aspect of exclusion, supremely ironic given how […]

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PARKING MFGR. PULLED A FAST ONE ON CITY ‘LEADERS’, & TAXPAYERS WILL PAY … plus … BUMP BUMPS BOWLER AND MSA … THE WEEKEND EDITION IS HERE!

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION, JAN. 6-8, 2017) — In light of THE PLANET‘s exclusive expose of what’s behind the installation of parking kiosks in downtown Pittsfield, The Secret Squadron has added to the discussion with several key insights. Commentators to THE PLANET, for example, have […]

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PITTSFIELD’S PARKING KIOSKS HAVING NADA TO DO WITH PARKING BuT EVERYTHING TO DO WITH ‘BIG DATA’ AND GENERATING SECRET CASH

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY JAN. 5, 2016) — Yes THE PLANET is back —  from the dead to the living. The journey plumbed the depths of life’s fragility and ascended the apex of its immortality, something we all know about through our own dread and welcomed majesties. […]

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IS CATHOLIC CHURCH HEADING FOR A SCHISM? ONLY IF THE HARDLINERS TRIUMPH IN THEIR BATTLE AGAINST POPE FRANCIS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY DEC. 28, 2016) — You may have missed it, but in his annual address to the Curia of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis excoriated the hidebound group of Church governors for their obstructionist resistance to reform. The Pope blamed his board of directors […]

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CHRISTMAS DAY + 1 ON THE ‘NEW’ PLANET

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, CHRISTMAS +1, 2016) — Today being an unofficial holiday because Christmas fell on a Sunday, let THE PLANET keep this brief and light. We appreciated everyone’s patience while we were closed for renovation. You don’t see it in the viewable product, but backstage […]

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OBIT A DEAD DEAL AT $$-GRUBBING ‘BORING BROADSHEET’ … BYE, BYE BAGELS … A FOOLISH $600K SHOT IN THE DARK … plus … NOT-FOR-PROFIT? PUT ‘EM ON THE TAX ROLLS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY NOTE: GLAD TO BE BACK! WE HAVE COMPLETED OUR MAINTENANCE OF THE SITE AND ARE NOW FULLY BACK IN BUSINESS. THE PLANET APPRECIATES ALL WHO INQUIRED. NOW IT’S ONWARD AND UPWARD, AS EVER UNBOUGHT AND UNBOSSED! (THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 16-18‚ DEC. 23-25, […]

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