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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Monday, September 17, 2012

17 September - The Picture on Facebook

Big Foot's band of Miniconjou Sioux in costume...Big Foot's band of Miniconjou Sioux in costume at a dance, Cheyenne River, South Dakota, 08/09/1890 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: The Cheyenne River. The view is looki...English: The Cheyenne River. The view is looking northwards, and the picture was taken from a car traveling on Interstate-90. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Old Cheyenne River BridgeOld Cheyenne River Bridge (Photo credit: jimmywayne)



Make sure you're getting the most out of your guest blogging strategy--we've got a new guide that may help!

‎"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."

New blog post: Hans Kundnani on whether the EU is becoming the new Switzerland.
Opinion: Pepe Escobar analyses the aspirations of Iran, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the US as they scramble to get the upper hand across resource-rich Eurasia. Read the article and join the discussion in the comments section at the bottom of the page.http://aje.me/Qu96ih
Iran, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the US are all scrambling to get the upper hand across Eurasia.

Reader Supported News shared a link.
Over at the mothership, we have the OWS livestream...

Big telecom companies across Canada are continuing to employ 'usage-based billing', an punitive billing practice that restricts data allowances. Though many of you fought back against UBB via the Stop The Meter campaign—you prevented it from being imposed across the entire Internet service market—Big Telecom continues to use it to price-gouge Canadians.

Tell the CRTC that we want a full and comprehensive review of Big Telecom's Internet rates and hidden fees at http://PriceHike.ca/. Together, we can put an end to this deceptive data pricing.

Today marks one year since the start of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Read our Focal Point on banking and financial reform, featuring commentaries by Paul Volcker, Nassim Nicolas Taleb, Simon Johnson, and others.

(Illustration by Paul Lachine)

WATCH: Obama Sings MC Hammer
If there was one sound bite that the media had a field day with over the summer it was President Obama's (mis)quote about small business owners not building the public roads and bridges that customers may use to get to and from 

The health dangers of genetically engineered (GE) foods are presented in this documentary by Jeffrey Smith, one of the world’s leading authorities on GE foods. Based on his book, “Genetic Roulette”, the documentary explores the negative effects of GMOs on our health. Click on the link below to watch it now! You can also support this film by purchasing a copy for only $19.95! SHARE this to everyone you know!
Occupy Monsanto shared their own photo.
Check here to find a direct action near you: http://occupy-monsanto.com/genetic-crimes-unit/

We're going all week long! If there isn't anything scheduled in your area yet, take the initiative and start one!

Pictures from protest a couple days ago in a small town in Connecticut. You don't need a ton of people to make an impact, every little bit you do makes a difference!

Underground News Network shared a link.

Underground News Network shared a link.

Institute for Responsible Technology

This bring's Monsanto's total contribution against Proposition 37 to a grand $7.1 million.

This means that the “Big 6” pesticide firms (Monsanto, DuPont, Bayer, Dow, BASF and Syngenta) have contributed $19 million of the $32 million that the 'No on 37' campaign has raised so far.
Please letting everyone know, about this horrible poison treats from china
In 2011, FDA saw an increase in the number of complaints it received of dog illnesses...

‎"Most synthetic B-vitamins are coal tar derivatives. I prefer to grab some rice bran, nutritional yeast, bee pollen or royal jelly for b-vitamins over having a nice cool glass of motor oil.” ~ Dr. Vaughn Lawrencehttp://www.naturalnews.com/bee_pollen.html

This Is What Democracy Looks Like
Go Cheyenne River tribe! Just say NO to the outsourced engines of planetary destruction! Why should we allow them to tear up our roads and endanger motorists for a project that (in addition to destroying life as we know it) will only benefit Canada, China, and a wealthy few?

I hope others will join Wild Idaho Rising Tide, the Lakota oyate, and the Cheynne River tribe in standing against the tar sands megaloads. There is no benefit to America from the tar sands. Why would they sell any significant amount of that gas 'cheap' to Americans when there are so many desperate countries without oil who will pay whatever they have to to get it? The oilistocracy is not given to altruism. Just say no to all parts of this destructive project!

Here’s a perfect example why marginal tax rates should be mostly ignored and only effective tax rates matter. Harold Hamm, the CEO of Continental Resources and Romney’s chief energy adviser, testified in front of a Congressional committee to complain about his company’s astronomical tax rate:...

News like this doesn't happen often these days:

Trashing Chertoff`s Folly will be no loss. It will save money from being  scammed on tech that  won`t work properly.

Over 100,000 people march in Beirut, Lebanon to protest against anti-Islam film. "America, hear us – don't insult our Prophet" - chant the protesters. Sporadic shouts of "Death to Israel" and "America is the biggest devil" heard from the crowd.
DETAILS, PHOTOS & VIDEO http://on.rt.com/cin25y

Screenshot from live stream from Beirut

‎"The recent armed attack on a lightly defended United States diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya that took the life of Ambassador Christopher Stevens is an alarming reminder of the disastrous foreign policy direction being taken by Washington. Tired euphemisms of “liberation” and “freedom fighters” have grossly distorted public opinion into supporting a narrative that has very little relationship with reality."

Army Source Explains How High-Profile Boko Haram Leaders Were Killed Or Captured In Kano | Sahara Re...

Joe Atkins of Labor South hears echoes of Mississippi's 1985 teachers' strike in what's happening today in Chicago.

SouthWest Organizing Project shared Nuestra Eleccion's photo.

Craig Unger, interviewed by Bill Moyers in today's Chimp: "[Fox News] is the Republican TV network. And at one time during this campaign there were five potential presidential candidates in the Republican party, that is, if you include people like Sarah Palin who was potentially a candidate, but never declared. Who were on Fox News payroll. So, when you see them on TV, these are not mere commentators. These are actors in the Republican party. And Rove is being the party boss."

Here is yet another example of the ACLU defending the rights of a Christian church, which should cause more than a bit of cognitive dissonance in your average wingnut (if there was any cognition going on at all, that is). The ACLU of Utah has filed suit in defense of the free speech rights of...

Dr. Robert Bea testified today that excavation by the Army Corps of Engineers caused levees to collapse during Katrina and flood the Lower 9th Ward neighborhood of New Orleans.

Last summer, the Corps tried without success to remove Dr. Bea from the witness stand by waging a character assassination attempt. Luckily for the plaintiffs, the attempt failed.

More photos from our friends working to stop the Xayaburi Dam and protect the mighty Mekong River. Thanks for sharing! -Berklee
กิจกรรมรณรงค์ปกป้องแม่น้ำโขงหยุดเขื่อนไซยะบุรีที่หอศิลป์กทม. สยามสแควร์ ขอบคุณภาพจาก Len Jittima เพจพี่http://www.facebook.com/TheMekongRiver

Did you know that many foods from fast food restaurants and processed foods off the shelf contain sugars even if they're not meant to be sweet? Avoid them all.

Occupy Monsanto shared a link.
Homesteading / Survivalism shared Growing Organic, Eating Organic's photo.

We Are Change shared a link.

Five Guys Took A Boy Band Anthem And Created One Of The Best Romney Parodies, Hands Down

What do you think their motivations are?
Robert Reich lays out how Republicans are failing the central test of electability.
Mitt Romney has set his sights on the great state of Wisconsin, launching an ad that claims he will create 240,000 new jobs by cutting government spending and reducing the deficit…essentially the same austerity tactics already employed at the state level by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

Occupy Monsanto shared a link.

He’s admitted to molesting boys, while working for the Scouts Though the records aren’t available to search; If the case had been made public, there are few if any doubts It’d be difficult to face the folks at church. The L.A.Times has a substantial story, well worth reading, on the paper’s...

This is a photo of a phenomenon called a “fire whirl” which was captured in Alice Springs, Australia.

Fire tornados are the result of intense heat and turbulen...

GONZALES — The sharp earth tremors that rattled the Bayou Corne community during the summer and presaged the emergence last month of a large sinkhole in Assumption Parish have returned, a University of Memphis scientist said. Read More: http://theadvocate.com/home/3912952-125/tremors-return-by-sinkhole

For its pro-active approach and positive influence upon BP 's shipping aim to improve and sustain an exceptional standard of Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) performance, Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM) - the Middle East's largest independent commercial product tanker operator - has been bestowed with the prestigious 'Partner of the Year' award by BP .

Michael Spence on growth in developed countries and why sustaining investment has an immediate cost: deferring consumption. Read the entire piece here: http://bit.ly/PAfXcf

(Photo by Adam Trachtman http://www.adamtrachtman.com/)

Buffer zones key to survival of maned wolf


Known for its abnormally long lanky legs, its reddish-orange coat, and its omnivorous diet, the maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) is one of the more beautiful and bizarre predators of South America. However its stronghold, the Brazilian Cerrado, is vanishing rapidly to industrialized agriculture and urban development. Now, a new study in mongabay.com's open access journal Tropical Conservation Science reveals the key role of buffer zones and unprotected areas in keeping the maned wolf from extinction in the Cerrado savannah, where only 2 percent of the ecosystem is under protection.


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