The due-process-free assassination of U.S.... →
BY GLENN GREENWALD 9/20/11 Imagine this power in the hands of Michelle Bachmann or Rick Perry. What’s most striking about this is not that the U.S. Government has seized and exercised exactly the power the Fifth Amendment was designed to bar (“No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law”), and did so in a way that almost certainly violates core First...
listening to "Dogzilla (Boston) →
“To make it in the corporate world, you’re going to have to have ‘Lunch with Ed’.”
I just left a comment on “Cornel West on Occupy Wall Street: It’s the Makings of a U.S. Autumn Responding to the Arab Spring” by Democracy Now on Mixcloud: “drwh0: Cornell West understands both the current crisis o…”
Just favorited “Michael Moore: Man Interviewed by Democracy Now! Inspired My Georgia Boycott Over Troy Davis Execu” by Democracy Now on Mixcloud.com
Sep. 30, 2011: The Writer's Almanac →
Friday’s Poem: “A Child’s Wedding Song” by Glyn Maxwell, from One Thousand Nights and Counting: Selected Poems. Friday’s Literary Notes: On this day in 1452, the first section of the Gutenberg Bible…
China’s Heavenly Palace blasts off →
China successfully launched the first module of what it envisions as a permanent space station yesterday (September 29, 2011), according to the news agency Xinhua. The launch took place…
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.– Robert Frost (via cheesegasm)
The Popularization of Tattooing: Using Google... →
Here is the pithy quote from the article: …[A]s more consumers are confronted with images of contemporary tattooing through the media, it becomes a permissible practice, something that comes to be seen as within the realm of possibility. Rather than a dingy derelict practice reserved for the social underclass, tattooing has been successfully reframed into a “minor art world” (Sanders and Vail...
Publisher Receives ‘Terroristic’ Threats After Complaints That Textbook Promoted Islam http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/09/publisher_receives_terroristic_threats_after_compl.php
The state of Georgia took Davis’ body to Atlanta for an autopsy, charging...– Amy Goodman, “Troy Davis and the Machinery of Death” | NationofChange Wednesday 28 September 2011 The execution of Troy Davis was a sad miscarriage of justice. When seven of nine non-police witnesses recant and cite intimidation by the prosecution, the case deserved reexamination. There...
It is curious that the American Right, which waxes nostalgic for the happier...– by: Robert Parry, Consortium News | Op-Ed ”The One Answer: Tax the Rich” | Truthout Wednesday 28 September 2011
In the Christian world, today is Michaelmas, feast day of the archangel Michael,...– The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor 9/29/11 I love learning about festivals that deal with the turning of the seasons.
What's behind the scorn for the Wall Street... →
Can you tell me which generation it was that said “Don’t trust anyone over 30”? There’s a vast and growing apparatus of intimidation designed to deter and control citizen protests. The most that’s allowed is to assemble with the permission of state authorities and remain roped off in sequestered, out-of-the-way areas: the Orwellian-named free speech zones. ...
All you folks in the 1st District of Illinois (Chicago), please give your attention to Ray Lodato for Congress. The 1st District of Illinois needs leadership for the 21st Century. As your Congressman, Ray Lodato will fight to bring good jobs to the district, repair our infrastructure, and clean up our environment. Let’s move forward together!
Sep. 29, 2011: The Writer's Almanac →
Thursday’s Poem: “Living Things” by Anne Porter, from An Altogether Different Language. Thursday’s Literary Notes: In the Christian world, today is Michaelmas, feast day of the archangel Michael,…
Rosh Hashannah Service: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 10 A.M. Andover Olde...– Calendar of Events - Havurat Shalom L’Shanna Tova to all who observe! I’ve chosen this congregation because its cantor visited mine.
Why do tree leaves turn red in fall? →
In the fall, the leaves of some trees turn yellow, orange or red. The bright colors are wonderful to behold. But do they have some hidden purpose? Image Credit: treehouse1977 Bill Hoch is a plant physiologist at the University of Wisconsin. He’s especially interested in red leaves. He said:
I just left a comment on “Palestinian Human Rights Lawyer Raji Sourani on U.N. Statehood Bid, Peace Process, Gaza Siege” by Democracy Now on Mixcloud: “drwh0: It is important to hear the broad range of perspec…”
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Two great videos carry you aboard ISS, flying over... →
Seen this yet? It’s a time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station (ISS) as it orbits above our planet’s night side. Yesterday2221 uploaded this video to…
Death Toll Rising From Contaminated Cantaloupes →
Several aspects of the contamination make this worrisome. At Least 13 People Have Died From Cantaloupes Tainted With Listeria BacteriaBy Brenda Goodman WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD Sept. 28, 2011 — The CDC says 72 people have been sickened and 13 have died as a result of eating cantaloupes tainted with listeriabacteria, making it the deadliest outbreak of food-borne...
Privacy concerns and why you get what you pay for. => Why You Never Really Log Out of Facebook - http://wp.me/p1PdpW-10
Sep. 28, 2011: The Writer's Almanac →
Wednesday’s Poem: “Reverie and Invocation” by William Carlos Williams, from Collected Poems. Wednesday’s Literary Notes: Today is the birthday of scrivener and alchemist Nicholas Flamel, who was born…
Today is the birthday of scrivener and alchemist Nicholas Flamel, who was born...– The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor 9/28/11 This grand epic legend precedes J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s (Philosopher’s) Stone, mind you!
Young moon, two planets, bright star at dusk... →
Shortly after sunset, southern hemisphere residents might be able to catch the young lunar crescent, the planets Venus and Saturn, and the star Spica at evening dusk. However, an unobstructed…
zombies for yoga outreach →
Just in time for Halloween, I’m reminded of my yoga teacher who did a Halloween workshop on “poses that thrill and chill you” (inversions, backbends and arm balances), playing Michael Jackson’s…
EarthSky’s meteor shower guide for 2011 →
The next two major meteor showers are coming up in October 2011, and there’s possible exciting news this year about the October Draconid meteor shower. That is, earlier in 2011, an…
The wait is almost over to find out what Apple has planned for its...– Apple officially confirms iPhone 5 event on October 4 - The Next Web
Use AirDrop on any Mac with Lion | Networking &... →
Properllerheads only need apply. Caveats apply. There are limitations. Caveat hacker. Be sure to read the whole post. I have tried this and can “see” Air Drop now, but I haven’t been able to test it yet. by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld.com Sep 21, 2011 9:15 am Back in July, I explained how Lion’s new AirDrop feature lets you exchange files simply between two computers...
Sep. 27, 2011: The Writer's Almanac →
Tuesday’s Poem: “Promiscuous” by William Matthews, from Search Party: Collected Poems. Tuesday’s Literary Notes: Today is the birthday of Samuel Adams, statesman, political philosopher, and writer,…
Just in time for Halloween! zombies for yoga outreach | The Considered Kula - http://wp.me/p1liiv-bd
One side says, “Never mind the deal we just agreed to, cut this or...– Dave Johnson ”Shutdown and Hostage-Taking — It Is NOT Both Sides Doing It” | OurFuture.org 9/26/11 I find disingenuous this “both sides” false equivalence that the author decries, and I find it tragic when young people find in it a reason for amounts to political...
listening to "Milladoiro - Alalá das Mariñas" →
I love playing this and having my students guess where it is from. It’s a slow Celtic air from Galicia in Spain. There are many great Celtic peoples.
Wangari Maathai, first African woman & first environmentalist to win Nobel Peace Prize, dies | Climate Connections - http://bit.ly/grnblt
It’s not ‘class warfare,’ it’s Christianity - -... →
This is a great piece by Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, Professor, Chicago Theological Seminary. I am neither a theologian nor an economist, but I have engaged my students in the sociology of war and peace in thinking about Adam Smith’s views about the way the market manage conflict—never without at least a modicum of government regulation of the market. Perhaps in their starry-eyed love of...
Sep. 26, 2011: The Writer's Almanac →
Monday’s Poem: “September Visitors” by David Budbill, from Happy Life. Monday’s Literary Notes: Martin Heidegger, the German philosopher and literary critic who has been called one of the most…
Occupy Wall Street March Turns Violent | Davids... →
The NYPD is notorious for repression of peaceable assembly (2004 RNC anyone?). Still, that doesn’t make it constitutional. And why is the Tea Party news, exactly? Posted by Philosopher Artists Saturday, September 24, 2011 Occupy Wall Street march September 24th 2011. The peaceful Occupy Wall Street protest march turned violent as the NYPD corralled and pepper sprayed the participants. Mass...