Category: Dominoes

The Dominoes Of Cloward-Piven

In 1966, two Columbia University sociologists, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, collaborated on a theory to end poverty in the United States. This theory, today, is referred to as the “Cloward-Piven Strategy.” People who are familiar with the likes of Saul Alinsky and William Ayers are familiar with the strategy, as are the full complement of the Progressive Movement. In a nutshell, the underlying principle of the Cloward-Piven Strategy is to so overload the entitlement system – to add so many to the entitlement rolls, that the country’s economic system collapses, unleashing chaos and violence in the streets, thus affecting radical Leftist political change in government. Up until recently this theory has been just that, a theory, and a theory that anarchists and Progressives have salivated over for their want of execution. But today, we are seeing the fruits of the Cloward-Piven Strategy played out to success in Greece and several other financial destitute countries in Europe.

To briefly summarize the Cloward-Piven Strategy, I turn to Richard Poe who wrote an article of the same name, which is featured at

Mr. Poe observes that Mr. Cloward and Ms. Piven sought (and “seeks,” in the case of Ms. Piven) to facilitate the fall of Capitalism by “overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.” Mr. Poe explained that Cloward and Piven saw the so-called “ruling class” as using entitlements to “weaken the poor;” to make the poor dependent …


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Play Yahoo League Dominoes Online

Call it the beauty of the competitive spirit or our propensity towards procrastination, but the Internet offers a wide-range of online games ready to satisfy every coffee break; bouts of boredom or lapse of free time. Yahoo! offers a variety of free online distractions, from Mahjong to Gin Rummy, but for a small subscription fee, you can enjoy the excitement of advanced playing options. Yahoo! has created an entertaining venue for an online community of game freaks to thrive, where users spend their time developing, managing and playing within their own leagues.

The Difference Between Regular Play and League Play

Yahoo offers free dominoes play for whoever possesses a Yahoo ID (which can be obtained through the sign up of their free email services). You may then frequent in a wide-range of venues, from beginner to advanced to social play. You may create your own table or you may join an open table. There are numerous hassles that may be encountered through regular play, including getting booted from a table, waiting a long time for someone to join your created game or connecting with an obnoxious player. With league play, you don’t have to worry about bumping into a pervert or putting up with any rudeness. Leagues also allow you to participate in special tournaments (later explained in the article). Basically, there are a lot more options to benefit from when choosing League Dominoes.

With league play, members compete within a bracket arrangement, where depending on the total number …