WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Comedian Bill Maher and co-founder/editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington arrives at the Arianna Huffington & The Huffington Post presents Bill Maher and The Best of Huffpost Comedy event at The Roxy Theater on February 23, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
Ruby shoots Oswald. Robert H. Jackson won the Pulitzer Prize for Photography for this photograph. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Lee Harvey Oswald and others handing out "Fair Play for Cuba" leaflets in New Orleans, August 16, 1963 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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The Shroud of Turin
I know, I’ve been a bad blogger lately. So, to make it up to you, I’m going to tell you a story. Literally. This is a short I’m shopping around right now, so I’m not putting the copy up, just an audio file for your listening pleasure. Let me know what you think. Shroud of Turin
Ungagged: Telling the Sibel Edmonds Story
by James Corbett BoilingFrogsPost.com 8 May 2012 By the time the ACLU immortalized FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds as the “most gagged person in the history of the United States of America” for the unprecedented lengths that the government went to to suppress her story, she had already been fighting for years to bring her remarkable tale to the attention of the government’s own supervisory and inv
The Secret US – Japan Nuclear Program
In the wake of the renewal of political platitudes about nuclear arms reduction at the Nuclear Summit in Korea earlier this year, a painstaking decades-long investigation reveals how the United States broke its own laws to supply Japan with 70 tons of weapons grade plutonium for a secret Japanese nuclear weapons program that has been in action since the 1960s. Investigative reporter Joseph Trento
Corbett Report Radio 127 – The NATO Summit with Rick Rozoff
Tonight we are joined once again by Rick Rozoff of Stop NATO to discuss the upcoming NATO summit, which will be held in Chicago on May 20th and 21st. We talk about NATO as an extension of the Pentagon, its role as a global expeditionary force, the Chicago no-fly zone, the NATO missile shield and Why We March.
Food World Order 019 – Labor Flaws, Cereal Crimes
Audio/Notes: http://ur1.ca/96r19 On Thursday nights, Media Monarchy joins Corbett Report Radio live on Republic Broadcasting to go over all the latest stories from the world of food, environment and health. This week’s menu features Labor Flaws, Cereal Crimes and more… http://CorbettReport.com http://MediaMonarchy.com http://FoodWorldOrder.com
Romney Image Backed by Bush-Era Policy
BloombergBusinessweek By Lisa Lerer on May 07, 2012 Some of the choices are also driven by politics, a person close to the campaign said. Romney limited his proposed elimination of capital gains taxes to incomes up to $200,000. Some of his advisers think the ceiling is too low. In a primary debate last year in Orlando, Florida, Romney said the tax break is aimed at the middle class. A number of a
North Carolina Bans Gay Marriage—Why Would A Public That So Often Has So Little Self-Respect Have Much Care For The Rights Of Others?
Voters in North Carolina have made gay marriage in that state illegal by approving an amendment to the state constitution that will ban such marriages. This was a cruel act by North Carolina voters. Life is brutally short and people should be allowed to live in marriage with the person they most value. If I had it within my power, I would annul the marriages and break apart the families of the peo
Texas Democratic Primary Is May 29—Kirkland And Fertitta Lack Credible Opponents In Two Harris County Races
The Texas Democratic primary will be held this month. Primary Day is Tuesday, May 29. Early voting runs May 14-May 25. The time by which you must register to vote to take part in the primary is already past. Who may vote in this primary? Any registered Texas voter may vote in the Democratic primary with the exception of those who have signed a ballot access petition for a Green or a Republican in
Voters In France Reject Austerity—We Must Work Hard And We Must Work Together
French voters have tossed out conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and have tossed out austerity. (Above–The Eiffel Tower. Photo by Nitot.) Socialist Francois Hollande has been elected as President of France. Austerity is a dead end. Austerity has led Great Britain to a double-dip recession. The people of France understand this fact. You can cling to a far-right ideology of austerity if you
A Fat Cat We're Sad To Lose
Meow, the 39-pound cat died over the weekend of respiratory failure. He seems to have been a sweet cat, although allowed to eat far too much.The other fat cats, who were allowed far too much latitude in financial derivatives, sadly, are still with us.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf - Updated 5/8/12
My Twitter stream, about the middle of the afternoon, started telling me that the CIA had acquired an improved underwear bomb. The various reports were that a plot had been thwarted, but the person with the bomb hadn't been found, and a number of other confusing details. That's par for the course on Twitter. The early news reports didn't have much information. It's the CIA, and if the reporters pr
Legacies of the Manhattan Project - May 12-13
Next weekend, May 12-13, at the Santa Fe Institute, a hand-picked group of physicists, historians, social scientists, systems theorists, and writers will examine the long-term legacies of the Manhattan Project in a timely discussion of an important event in world history that still influences science and society today. Harold Agnew, who was part of the historic effort to develop the first atomic b
An IAEA inspector, Okseok Seo of South Korea, has died in an auto accident near Arak in Iran. (If you search the transliteration used by the Iranians, Seo Ok-seok, you’ll just get news stories relating the auto accident.) Accidents, of course, happen. Given that many people in Iran and elsewhere believe that there is a campaign to murder Iranian scientists associated with the nuclear and missile
All the girls at this party are into drama and Ginsberg and lemon lime Bacardi
In lieu of substantive new content (busy busy bastard, etc), here is matttbastard’s top-ten-of-the-moment list, culled from my ever-expanding Bandcamp Discoveries board on Pinterest (yes, Pinterest — shaddap): 1. Hookworms – ‘Form & Function’ (forthcoming limited edition split 7″ w/ Kogumaza on Gringo Records, released 05.28.2012) – Overflowing with naked swagger & ragged analog glory, the
SKF Group joins WWF Climate Savers with ambitious climate action programme
Rotterdam, Netherlands: SKF Group, a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services has announced an ambitious series of emissions reductions measures as it became the world’s first industrial engineering company to join WWF’s Climate Savers Programme. SKF’s climate strategy includes aggressive targets for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for SK
Young Nepalese-Belgian environmentalist wins prestigious international award
Rotterdam: Dawa Steven Sherpa, 28-year-old mountain guide and adventure pioneer, has been awarded the first ever WWF International President’s Award during a special ceremony at global conservation organization WWF’s Annual Conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Now a professional guide, mountaineer and conservation activist in the Himalayan region where he grew up, Dawa Steven Sherpa is a gr
Why the Right Really Hates Obama
How much influence has the Tea Party really had in American politics? The movement scored real successes in the 2010 election, when the GOP won control of the House and narrowed the Democrats' majority in the Senate. That success bolstered the GOP's budget-cutting fervor and set up the debt-ceiling showdown last summer. And wins by Tea Party candidates at the state level have helped create the w
Feminist blogs saved my life. They gave me a community when I felt alone. They gave me hope, provided me with a free education and raised my expectations for myself. They helped me overcome a writer's block that had lasted since college. They radically changed my conception of writing. And then I started one, thereby shooting myself in the foot as a writer. Feminist blogs, many people will allow,
The Poverty of Domestic Violence
In late April, the Police Executive Research Forum released a new survey finding that police officers are encountering more cases of domestic violence as the economy continues to struggle. In 2010, 40 percent of the agencies in the survey reported an increase in domestic violence calls; this year, that number has risen to 56 percent. Numbers from women's shelters, released by the Mary Kay Foundati
In Search of Stripper Solidarity
The last time I danced at a strip club in Manhattan, I paid an $80 "house fee" to work. I was shouted at for slouching in my seat and for eating my lunch at the wrong time, and I went home with $40 less than I'd arrived with. After working in this exploitative industry for many years, I wanted to organize to improve working conditions for strippers. But when I reached out to other activists who ha
Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer
Mars has always been a tempting destination because of the possibility of life. Thus the fascination of Schiaparelli’s ‘canals,’ and Percival Lowell’s fixation on chimerical lines in the sand. But look what’s happened to the question of life elsewhere in the Solar System. We’ve gone from invaders from Mars and a possibly tropical Venus — wonderful venues for early science fiction — to a vastly exp
Planetary Annihilation around White Dwarfs
Can we tell something about the planets around another star by examining that star’s atmosphere? A new study out of the University of Warwick makes a strong case for the method in the study of white dwarfs, following up on a landmark 2007 paper by Benjamin Zuckerman (UCLA) that looked at pollution in white dwarf photospheres. ‘Pollution’ as in metals that shouldn’t be there, which suggests an accr
Home & Cars Expo 2012
The past whole week I was really excited about going to the exhibition on 5th and 6th at expo center Lahore since the theme read “home expo and super car expo”. I was counting on seeing some innovative home solutions, fancy cars and a lot of appliances for both. As I entered the arena, an ear piercing heavy bike engine race greeted me. Oh wow nice, we have bikes here too… and lots of them, but let
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I have decided that what claims to be “news” is in fact a figment— not Real at all. My suspicions in this area have been growing for some time. But the events of the past few days, culminating in the utter nonsense that was yesterday—well, now there can be no doubt. Several days ago I was confronted with the following headlines: (1) “Docs Reveal Hitler Farted, Received Sex Injections, Craved Cocai
Republicans Through History
It is amongst them that the cattle are found which walk backwards as they graze. The reason for this curious habit is provided by the formation of their horns, which bend forwards and downwards; this prevents them from moving forwards in the ordinary way, for, if they tried to do so, their horns would stick in the ground. The hole-men, or troglodytes, eat snakes and lizards and other reptiles and
My Avengers Reaction Post
by Doctor Science We finally went this afternoon. Why was it released in Europe a week before it came out in the US? To torment us? All spoilers, all the time, of course Points of interest or MI THOTS, bulleted for your convenience: 1. I was really worried all along that Avengers was going to be a sausagefest/Man Blizzard: a whole bunch of white guys, token black guy, and one girl to be The Se
Racist Skinhead Leaders Arrested in Florida Conspiracy
Three Florida leaders of the American Front, a California-based group of racist skinheads known for its predilection for violence, have been arrested on conspiracy and hate crime charges, along with four other members of the gang. Two of the leaders — Marcus Faella and his wife Patricia Faella — were arrested on Friday, while the third, [...]
FBI: Ready was Focus of Terrorism Probe Before His Death
J.T. Ready, the infamous neo-Nazi and border vigilante who killed himself and four others last week in a suburban Phoenix home, was the subject of a federal criminal domestic terrorism investigation into activities on the border, an Arizona television station has reported. James Turgal, the special agent in charge of the FBI office in Phoenix, told [...]
Minnesota Neo-Nazis Indicted After Undercover Terror Investigation
Two Minnesota men who talked of starting a new white supremacy group, to be called the “Aryan Liberation Movement,” have been arrested by terrorism task force agents on federal firearms and drug charges after a three-year undercover investigation into alleged plans to commit violence against minorities and the government. Samuel James Johnson, 31, of Austin, Minn., [...]
‘Survivalist’ Suspected of Killing Family Found Dead in Bunker
A double-murder suspect described as having a “survivalist mentality” was found dead – an apparent suicide – over the weekend in a heavily fortified bunker he built on a hillside in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle. Peter A. Keller, a 41-year-old gun enthusiast and computer repairman, was charged Wednesday in the deaths of his wife, [...]
Pirates win in Schleswig-Holstein, do well in Greece
There were two elections yesterday where Pirates did well. One was in Schleswig-Holstein in Germany where the Pirate Party got 8.2% of the vote and won 6 seats. The other was the Greek general election. Here, the Pirates got 0.5% of the vote, which is a good performance for a party that didn’t exist at the start of the year. I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more from the Greek Pirates over the cour
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Q&A: "Women's Leadership is Key to Ensuring Sustainable Development"
The vital role of women in creating a green economy will be highlighted at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, to be held in Brazil in June.
Climate Change Threatens Crucial Marine Algae
Without major reductions in the use of fossil fuels, sunlight is to kill an unknown number of ocean phytoplankton, the planet's most important organism, a new study reports this week.
U.N. Fails to Finalise Rio+20 Plan on Sustainable Future
After two weeks of closed door negotiations, a U.N. preparatory committee (PrepCom) has failed to reach consensus on a global plan of action, titled "The Future We Want," to be adopted by a summit meeting of world leaders mid-June in Brazil.
Vietnam's Climate Woes Ignite National Strategy
Vietnam is hailed as a development success story for lifting millions out of poverty and staying on track to meet all of its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. But the country's future progress is severely threatened by the impact of global climate change.
Kenya "Becoming Economic Heartbeat of Africa"
When Kenya's newly announced geothermal power generation project comes online, it will turn the East African country into an economic powerhouse in the region.
Q&A: Harnessing the African Information Renaissance
About 140 million Africans are now on the internet. With half of the population under age 15 and 70 percent of the population under 30, social media is becoming an important feature in the continent's development path.
Podcast #29: Presidency or bust!
There's 15 days left to the Egyptian presidential elections. We examine the insurgent campaign of Islamist Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, ask whether the Muslim Brothers are dangerously off-balance as they try to catch up, look at Amr Moussa's claim that he's the only candidate ready to be president on day one, and wonder whether the Abbaseya clashes and other factors contributing to Egypt's political
Hosni Mubarak, the man with no ideas
Dull and dependableSteve Cook, talking about his new book The Struggle for Egypt [Amazon], discusses Mubarak's legacy and failure: Mubarak, having come of age during the era of the Free Officers and having witnessed Sadat’s assassination first-hand, saw the problems associated with trying to resolve Egypt’s underlying identity questions through some bold ideological vision, and opted for a strate
Meanwhile in Juba...
A former Cairene friend writes from South Sudan: I'm pretty sure I just recognized a (current? former?) Amn al-Dawla [State Security] officer eating lunch at one of the fanciest hotels in Juba (which is not saying much). He was talking to an older fat man about a whore. I relayed this information to the friend I was having lunch with, who said, "There are a lot of them here." Me: "A lot of foreig
Sartorial guide to the GCC
My favorite thing about the GCC: people there look extremely elegant. Sultan al-Qassemi once explained to me the subtle variations in style across different countries and region of the Gulf, it was fascinating. Via Sultan.
Meet Ashraf Khalil, get "Liberation Square"
Come meet Ashraf Khalil, author of Liberation Square and contributor to the Arabist Podcast at these AUC events: ► On Thursday, May 3, 2012, at 1:00 pm in Mary Cross Lecture Hall, AUC New Cairo Campus. ► On Monday, May 7, 2012, at 6:00 pm at the AUC Press Tahrir Bookstore, AUC Tahrir Campus (entrance from Mohammed Mahmoud gate). ► Both events will include a book signing and a question-and-answer
On Mediapart's Libya-Sarkozy scoop
The French news site Mediapart has released another document it claims shows that French President Nicholas Sarkozy and his close associates had maintained backdoor ties to the Libyan government from 2005 to 2011, including a 2005–6 agreement to allegedly funnel 50 million Euros worth of Libyan money into Sarkozy’s campaign chest. The December 10, 2006 letter in question is said to be an official
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- We are all feeling stressed these days.. so many things going on that we are seeking answers to .. nice to know there are calming foods and drinks .. :-) This is a great site.."To be calm is the highest achievement of self"..
- Two decades of conflict in DR Congo have not only had a tragic impact on the country's human communities, but also on its wildlife. In this special programme, Gelareh Darabi meets the Virunga National Park staff who put their lives on the line to protect DR Congo's wildlife.
- Essiac is a natural formulation passed on to Nurse Caisse from a Native American herbalist of the Ojibwa tribe. It consists of turkey rhubarb, slippery elm, sheep sorrel and burdock root.
- Humans are omnivores designed to use both animals and plants as food. Entirely removing one or the other can not only be detrimental to human health, but, if done on a mass scale, could even have environmental consequences.
- North Carolina voters have approved a state constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage and civil unions, dealing a blow to efforts across the United States to extend gay marriage rights. The amendment, which defines marriage between a man and a woman as the only legally recognised domestic union in the state, was passed by a wide margin on Tuesday.
- Officials in Nevada have issued the United State's first license to test self-driving cars on public streets. They did this after test runs down the bustling Las Vegas Strip and other streets showed Google's test vehicle to be as safe - or safer - than human drivers.
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- US and Yemeni officials said the supposed would-be bomber at the heart of an al-Qaeda airliner plot was actually an informant working for the CIA. They said the informant was working for the CIA and Saudi Arabian intelligence when he was given the bomb. He then turned the device over to authorities. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity on Tuesday, said the informant is safely out of Yemen.
- Weapons are being smuggled in both directions between Lebanon and Syria, the United Nations has said. "Based on information that we have there are reasons to believe that there is a flow of arms both ways - from Lebanon into Syria and from Syria into Lebanon," Terje Roed-Larsen, the UN special envoy to the Middle East, told reporters after briefing the 15-member UN Security Council on Tuesday about events in Lebanon.
- If vaccines play absolutely no role in the development of childhood autism, a claim made by many medical authorities today, then why are some of the most popular vaccines commonly administered to children demonstrably causing autism in animal primates? This is the question many people are now asking after a recent study conducted by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh (UP) in Pennsylvania revealed that many of the infant monkeys given standard doses of childhood vaccines as part of the new research developed autism symptoms.
- Pay attention. This could be you, me, any of us. UC Davis must NOT feel for one minute that no one is watching what they do right now. It is up to us not to let them hide their perfidy. Read and share.
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