To oppose the policies of a government does not mean you are against the country...– Michael Parenti (via retropolitics)
MacLean's: Defeat →
blownspeakers: Stephen Harper, Feb. 21. “Well, I think a lot of people in the past have been suggesting that, you know, victory is the complete defeat of the insurgency and the replacement of a failed state in Afghanistan with a modern liberal democracy. I don’t think that’s realistic. I think what we should be aiming for in Afghanistan is a viable state that respects, you know, obviously some...
Poll: Americans Don't Blame Obama For Economy →
agreed. vruz: A new ABC/Washington Post poll finds the public agreeing with the Obama administration that it has inherited the problems it has to deal with. Only 26% of Americans think the Obama administration deserves blame for the current economic problems, compared to 80% who blame banks and businesses, 70% who blame the Bush administration, and 72% who blame consumers. President Obama’s...
Supporting Internet Explorer 6 in 2009 is like making a Blu-Ray player that is...– Elliotttt (via rjdlc) (via inky) (via intarweb)
Twittering as a part of the British primary school... →
6 year olds and legitimate and promoted access to social networking. am i the only person who finds this unsettling?
Everything you can imagine is real.– Pablo Picasso (via bernadetteblues)
If you want to feel encouraged about our economic near future — not this damned...– The End of Excess: Is This Crisis Good for America? - TIME (via fred-wilson)
A direct link to the video below: the Frontline Special “Ten Trillion and Counting”. You need to see this because the more you know the better.
G20 protesters face police with Tasers →
vruz: —via jhnbrssndn: SCOTLAND YARD is to deploy officers armed with 50,000-volt Taser stun guns to deal with violent demonstrators planning to disrupt this week’s G20 summit in London. The centrepiece of the security plan will be hundreds of officers from the Metropolitan police territorial support group, who are routinely armed with speedcuffs, extended batons and CS gas spray. The Met...
Political speech is largely the defence of the indefensible… Villages are...– George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language” (via leftworks)
Spanish Court Weighs Inquiry on Torture for 6... →
unburyingthelead: vruz: (via The New York Times) A Spanish court has taken the first steps toward opening a criminal investigation into allegations that six former high-level Bush administration officials violated international law by providing the legal framework to justify the torture of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, an official close to the case said. The case, against former...
The 3/50 Project →
this is amazing. everyone needs to start doing this and get everyone they know to start doing this; it could actually give domestic markets a real boost. vruz: —via danielholter: Simple and effective idea for impacting our local economies. (via Seth Godin) vruz: well I’ve been doing this for years it’s really a no-brainer, but it’s great Godin is a great communicator and hopefully people will...
Optimists seem to be sprinkled with fairy dust. They suffer less and recover...– Psychology Today: Second Nature This just makes me more optomistic. Long but well written article. (via woody)
“I love him who maketh his virtue his inclination and destiny […] I love him whose soul is lavish, who wanteth no thanks and doth not give back: for he always bestoweth, and desireth not to keep for himself. […] I love him whose soul is so overfull that he forgetteth himself, and all things are in him […] I love him who is of a free spirit and a free heart: thus is his head...
The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers →
leftworks: Communities across America are suffering through a crisis that could leave a dramatically diminished version of democracy in its wake. It is not the economic meltdown, although the crisis is related to the broader day of reckoning that appears to have arrived. The crisis of which we speak involves more than mere economics. Journalism is collapsing, and with it comes the most serious...
Remember the solidarity shown to Palestine here and everywhere… and...– Prof. Edward W. Said (1935-2003)
Pizza Dispensing Machines? →
i forsee the end of pizza hut as we know it.
GDC '09 Reveals Unreleased Nintendo Handhelds →
a trip down memory lane of memories that never were. what a shame, and what i wouldn’t do to get my hands on the GBA predcessor even if it’s sluggish and obsolote. come on nintendo, where’s the creativity you once had like back in the good ol’ days!
A great war leaves the country with three armies - an army of cripples, an army...– German Proverb (via bernadetteblues)
Food Myths →
i knew it! jingc: None of the antioxidant waters, which are very popular, have shown any health benefits, despite their indirect marketing pitches. Essentially, what one is buying is expensive water with sweeteners and some flavorings and supplements added.
Do Not Just Buy Any Chocolate This Easter: Make...
tryingtofollow: Please Don’t Buy Chocolate This Easter: I’m going to make this appeal extremely short and straightforward: Pleas.. http://bit.ly/IQMh
I would even go so far as to suggest that our moral decadence is partly...– -Greg Boyd via (via tryingtofollow)
Nobel Prize Laureates - The Forgotten Marvels
I recently bought the novel “Nobel Lectures: From the The Literature Laureates, 1986 - 2006”, a book containing the speeches of various winners of the Nobel Prize for literature, and it is one incredibly captivating and inspiring read. The Nobel Prize is argueably one of the most presitgious awards a person can be awarded and i understand the aura and atmosphere surrounding the award...