31 Aug - Second BlogNews
Over 150,000 march in Mexico against crime
Muslims prepare for holy month of Ramadan
"...refraining from gossiping, lying, slander and all traits of bad character....fasting...develop an understanding about the purpose of creation."
spaces within Marxism
Nazis in the Army
( pretty good sign the army isn't there to fight Nazis )
American battalion to help Canadian forces in Afghanistan
Obama will appeal to EU heads of state to get more troops for Afghanistan
Evidence of extremist infiltration of military grows
New intelligence report released
But honey. now I know what the U.S. military is doing in Naru
Instances of use of U.S. forces abroad - 1798-1993
History of U.S. military interventions since 1890
Mission Creep : U.S. military presence worldwide
Unions plan coordinated strike action over pay
FEMA gets a second chance - NOLA redux for 'Mother of all Storms'
The anti-Semitic U.S. Army must defend all Americans, not just Christians
PUMA. was it ever about Hillary Clinton
Al Gore Convention speech
Economist nabbed for praising socialism
Korean Buddists rally against pro-Christian bias
HT ( last 2 ) Blood & Treasure
Massive police raids on suspected protesters in Minneapolis
Obama's speech electrifies Kenyans
This place is the bomb
31 Aug - First BlogNews
Now see what Suzie-Q has unearthed
Katrina was NOT a natural disaster Levees.org
Barack Obama - America's 6th Black President ?
An open letter to God, by Michael Moore
McCain may deliver the convention speech from the hurricane devastation zone
Hurricane Gustav growing into Monster Category Force 5 storm
It wouldn't be appropriate ( McCain may be eating his words...again )
Palin facing Impeachment ?
Bush intends to keep America in a 'Permanent State of War' ( except for the domestic implications, would this be more than formalizing an ongoing state of affairs lasting several decades already ? )
Georgia bank collapses
Blackwater is coming ! ( to NOLA )
3 million displaced in India floods
Flooding in Damascus : mosquitoes cheer
Gustav whipped up by deep waters of the Loop - and more hurricanes on the way
China quake damages moew than 180,000 homes
Portrayal of Obama as snob portrayed as step forward for blacks
HT Jeff Weintraub
Obama hoaxers crawl out of the woodwork, onto the Internet
Trivia and waste of bandwidth - until it saves your kid's life
popular tools and popular 'culture' : Christian cheerleaders and Christian magicians
also, going back through many interesting diversions, note Aug 18's quips on the b.s. and bafflegab being promoted about Georgia/Russia/Ossetia from all sides
Day of the Disappeared
Fuck da kredit krunch
"huge global unregulated markets decided in their unaccountable freedom and run by the already wealthy,they decided to be crooks..."
Russia Today : U.S. may have staged Georgia conflict
Georgia says Russia troops blocking refugee return
30 Aug - Articles
America's Truth Deficit
White Paper justifying Iraq war was written 3 months before Intel Report arrived
Prince Charles warns GM foods could cause biggest ever environmental disaster
Scientists replicate key step of photosynthesis in the laboratory : split water into hydrogen and oxygen
The politics of fluoridation
Willy Pete or DU ? Deformities in Iraq are surging
Avian Flu weaponized ?
Why we love America's outrageous war economy
George Bush John McCain lose Georgia to Russia
Targeting Pelosi and the War Machine
Poll : Should the USA ban private contractor armies ?
Do we really have any control over our current state
Shall we indict the oil profiteers and nationalize all necessities ?
A new rush to spy
Rove intimidating Republicans into silence
25 U.S. military officers challenge official account of 9/11
High aptitude minds : the neurological roots of genius HT Bannaga
Godless Liberal Homo
DNC Protests Highlights
Third party and independent candidates
Cindy Sheehan bugged during DNC
McCain should be tested for senility
Obama has been moving away from the center, not towards it
Alaska chooses largest gold mine over clean water
30 August - Morning Quickpost
( Previously posted in We have met the WMD terrorists, and they are us )
Texas executes a Mexican despite a breach of the Vienna Convention, a decision that undermines America's international standing and commitment to rule of law
"Texas officials showed no interest in voluntary compliance with America's treaty obligations, no matter how modest the cost in time and energy."
A teacher on the front line as faith and science clash
( It doesn't seem as though people have changed their orientation since the days of Galileo. Best pseudo logical questions :
"Why are schools allowed to teach theories - fiction - and not God's Truth ? Are we only to teach our children lies ?"
Not that this doesn't employ vagarities of language to mislead. God's Truth as revealed directly is considered madness ; otherwise it's meddled with and cherrypicked. And a scientific theory is tested and tried. I see no evidence the whiners do this with their spin ; except as evolving tools to mislead. )
29 Aug - BlogRoaming
Bob's Music Page Longhair warning
Are UFO's lighting up the skies over Australia's Outback ?
Lists : Riseup.netemail subscriptions by topic
Wag the dog : How to conceal massive economic collapse
Virtual friendship and the new narcissism
Recommended links from nepmak2000
NATOs secret armies
Nukes to be used in 'conventional' warfare
Eurasian Secret Services Daily Review 8/25
When payday arrives can you afford this ?
Feanor 8/11 The Internet and the Law
Trojan from your Mom's website
Web, jobs and the industry
Military spending in 2008
Change has no color, Progress has no color, History has no color
( Blogpost by a very popular blogger )
Obama's Convention Speech ( Full Text ) ( Video )
38 million viewers watched Obama accept the Democratic nomination
Democrats response to McCains VP choice
John McCain - a man who has abused everyone he's ever dealt with - Harry Reid
Like the price of oil now ?
Olbermann tells AP reporter "Find another job"
public is the new private
ABC reporter arrested in Denver
War Pimp Regatta - Operation Goalkeeper ( 'churnalism' - that's a twofer ! )
The Terror we Support Front Line Defenders
Prisons create employment and they're quiet neighbours
( " Save your community and become rich by imprisoning half of it" )
Warming helps ease passage ( Northern shipping through Arctic )
I don't think 'smuggle' means what you think it means ( Gazans passing through Palestinian territorial waters to International ones )
Russia, Georgia : Uncle Craig answers your questions
Russia Today : U.S. may have staged Georgian conflict - Putin
How bacteria nearly destroyed all life
27 Aug - Notes from the Road
Halliburton sued for human trafficking
Slow Food Nation to release Healthy Food and Agriculture declaration
TomGram : The future of death at the Pentagon
27 Wed - Quick Musings
I tend to be more open to that kind of overture as it shows appreciation and interest ( hopefully not the kind shown by the fox for the rabbit ). Another blogger showed up today in the mail and seems friendly.
I'm out the door on a road trip shortly, but was struck by what seems obvious in retrospect. Everyone has been chasing their tail wondering what the U.S. is 'up to'. 'Arabian' and 'furrin' thoughts are viewed with suspicion. The NIMBY effect or some such.
Once you start thinking of all the conflict as part of a pattern, things make much more sense.
What would a Russian suspect/think ? That it was all a plot to 'encircle' Russia and deny her a strategic warmaking resource : the same lack that crippled the Nazi advance in World War II. Oil/Energy.
I'd have to say, looking at the events of the past years as part of an unfolding scheme looks plenty plausible to me : much more than any 'explanation' I've heard bruited about in the U.S. papers.
26 Aug - Short excerpt from BlogHopping
After chipping in in comments, I threw out this link because it addressed the subject so well.
The subset terms are 'Framing' and 'Overton Window' : that's why those links are in their own special section on the 'Links' page, along with Noam Chomsky's outline of how the media part of our indoctrination is played. Then there are revelations in 'education' too ( approved 'sanitized and spun' history and civic affairs ).
I'm alert enough to remember sociological commentary on religion being a mugs game for cultists ( yeah, yeah : adopted as 'communist ideology'. And your point is ? ); and that sure is true of those who spin mass murder as devotion to the Almighty. I just wish the devotees realized 'The Lord of Light' is Lucifer. I get grumpy about the Xians polluting a good morality tale. Why do you think medieval-style Passion Plays can't be killed ? The Play's the thing.
Pouring gas of the Afghanistan bonfire ( What happened ? Civilian aerial strafing and bombing has been going on for decades. Did someone suddenly realize that was deadly ? I wish I had picked up on the truth in this comment I saw in Rolling Stone [ Bush Kills the Republicans ] "War is a euphamism for mass murder". )
A flamethrower in a fireworks factory ( Opinion of a McCain Presidency. Guess he's a shoo-in. )
We Have Met the WMD Terrorists and They Are Us
( What ? The people with more ICBMs and subs and carriers and bases and.... Warlike Imperialists with a Giant Stick ? Shirley You Jest. )
Russian Attack on Georgia was listed at Culture Surfer ( Friends Box ) and has a wonderful comments thread where she is the only American particpating ! ( Well, except for the Dummy. )
Support long overdue aid to Katrina survivors
24 Aug - Evening Blog Finds
New York State Legislature passes draconian budget cuts
You know it's bad when even crime syndicates don't want U.S. dollars
Ill and in pain, detainee dies in U.S. hands
B'Tselem - Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied territories
Israel shuts down BBC in Hebron
Biden : "You can't change America when you know the first four years of your Presidency will look exactly like the last eight years of Bush's Presidency"
Joe Biden's war on terror
VeepStakes : Race to Morbidity Edition ( ) Hat Tip Blue Gal
In the Central Valley, the ruins of the housing bust
The Antireptilian Iration *
( Reptiles operate on reflexive violence : a primitive/instinctive human reaction suppressed by social conditioning. Or not. )
Medicine and the New World Order
"There is a new fad in the world. Pharmaceutical madness has infected the world with a drug to solve every little twinge,mental, neurological, and physical. From the cradle to the grave, a host of chemical cocktails are promoted to 'give you an edge over nature'. There is a cost and the cost is high."
( Hey. Better living through chemistry, man. A shortlist of 'treatments' and effects. Patent medicine and quackery in the new millenium. )
Revolution and the New World Order
"Those that are embedded in doctrines; Marxist, socialist. communist, capitalist; are looking through a kaleidoscope....join the infowar"
Purity and the New World Order
"We've seen the restless children
at the head of the columns
Come to purify the future
with the arrogance of youth
Nothing is as cruel
as the Righteousness of Innocents
with automatic weapons
and a Gospel of Truth"
successive generations are locked into a cycle of psychopathic behavior, within systems designed by those who have gone before
( There are other links to Childhood's End )
Invisibility and the New World Order
...politicization of charities and 'advisory' groups for money
( Facade )
Slaves and the New World Order
..."Arbeit macht frei" - Auschwitz ( Work Makes Free )
Oppression and the New World Order
( If the titles are repetitive...content isn't )
Bomb Iran ? What's to stop us ?
Ethnic cleansing camouflaged in 'security'
24 Aug - First Look at the Web
They can only go so far
( A thesis which ignores any recognition that in the USA, 'Rights of the People' have been totally put aside. A 'Western' state has not, in fact, claimed such untrammeled authority for a milennia ; resembling the excesses of Nazi Germany, Stalin's Russia, China, etc. One can be detained indefinitely and treated at whim without right of protest: and by regulation or 'law, even ignoring 'jurisdiction' or borders.
The situation ? Greater secrecy from the people ( corruption of the voting process by ignorance via media and educational control/societal 'fairy tales' and shameless rigging, disenfranchisement, or outright disallowance of the results by the courts ) and accelerating efforts to catalogue and control every economic choice to maximize blatant theft. For instance, healthcare is so dysfunctional a person is at a severe economic penalty paying for a procedure themself.
This is in an environment which puts no longer puts any control whatsoever on corporations' size nor on their interaction/incorporation into government. The tender system and accountability for spending are history as well.
Listen to 'appropriations' sometime when Congress is required to 'approve' budgetary items for military or 'security' : everything is censored from the supposed enabling authority ! )
( The provincial physicians' association resists any government interference in doctors'/patients choices of personal treatment. 'Endangering the patient' is their call. Since 'the law is a blunt instrument' that caution is well taken. )
Activist boats reach Gaza strip
( The fruit of decades of American arms shipments to Israel : Palestinian apartheid in their own country : walls and threats )
A Free Hand to Kill ( Journalist targeted by not one but two artillery shells )
Mustapha Barghouti on the Annapolis Fraud
"humiliating for any decent American who values human rights"
Supporting Occupation - Gordon Brown in Israel ( Barack Obama, too )
"increase in poverty is driving Palestinians towards Hamas "worst economic depression in modern history
Stop Arming Israel
Global Campaign Against Impunity
Brazil launches anti-gun appeal
U.S. warship reaches Georgian port
Solar plane makes record flight
Identity politics in climate change hell
Policing of climate change camp a major attack on democratic rights
Tata faces 'seige'