Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Coming to PBS May 4th: A Brief History of Disbelief: "Less an advocacy of atheism than a kind of post-atheism, a historical and philosophical review of this strange, dying idea of "religion" that reveals the progressive growth of atheistic thought. It's wonderfully dismissive. The real question isn't how people can disbelieve, but how faith can survive and still linger on."
If you didn't get the chance to see Bill Moyer's Journal last night on "Buying the War" you can watch it online.
I just added the Sundance Channel on my cable TV lineup. Here's their Treehugger Blog on lowering your footprint with "Tiny Houses".
Must Read: The Free Press: Are Rove's missing e-mails the smoking guns of the stolen 2004 election?
Greg Palast says "Don't Fire Gonzales" Rove is the reason...
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Orion Mag: The Ecology of Work
by Steven Rosenfeld and Bob Fitrakis
April 22, 2007
Did the most powerful Republicans in America have the computer capacity, software skills and electronic infrastructure in place on Election Night 2004 to tamper with the Ohio results to ensure George W. Bush's re-election?
Monday, April 23, 2007
I have an affinity for Mongolia and intend to visit again. I have fond memories of a week I spent there in 2003 when I ran (and won) the Mongolia Marathon...
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
The Sundance Channel's Treehugger Blog
Treehugger.com with lots of green celebs and what they are doing for environmentalism
fiftyrx3.blogspot.com : perusing the crossroads of style and sustainability
Juan Cole is brilliant. Here he explains how cable news is distracting us from what we should be paying attention to: The Buzz Reason, The Real Reason
Niklas Zenström and Janus Friis, the creators of Skype and Kazaa, financed The Venice Project with the development of a peer-to-peer video distribution system now called 'Joost': it will revolutionize TV.
Speaker Pelosi received a letter anonymously from DOJ employees: There is a lot more politicization going on than we've been led to believe. Whatever happened to the Department of Justice? I thought it was supposed to be justice for all, not just Republicans...
Listening to Pandora.com again... It's great! I have my personalized Duke Ellington channel on... listening to Count Basie and "What am I here for?"
Thursday, April 19, 2007
This clown is president?
Rove: 'I wish the Iraq War never existed. It was Osama bin Laden's idea.'
Daniel Schorr: When the public turns on public figures: Gonzales, Wolfowitz, Imus, and Nifong have something in common.
Amy Goodman: Patriot's Day, Stop the Violence
If you aren't watching PBS' America at a Crossroads, you should be....
Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) responds passionately on the House floor to comments by Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI) that "we" are fighting the war in Iraq.
"It is interesting to here the gentleman say 'we,' we fight, we aren't going to give up," he said. "Let me tell you something, we aren't fighting this war. It's the troops overseas, and when I talk to the families, when I go to the hospitals, I see the results of this war."
Murtha grew more heated as his went on, wagging his finger as he concluded, "Don't tell me we're fighting in this air conditioned office, we're not fighting this war, they're fighting it! And I'm proud of every single one of them!"
Murtha renewed his call for a draft, saying that if we are truly fighting the war we should spread the burden around the population.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) the second in a planned series of three, focuses on realistic ways that all of us can break out of our “mad romance with fossil fuel” and save both energy and money.
Kucinich to file articles of impeachment against Cheney
Are you watching America at a Crossroads on PBS? If not, you should...
Amazing Photos from China
New Yorker Short Story: The Stolen Pigeons
Grist: The Warm on Terror
Chimps more evolved than humans?
Monday, April 16, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
“After 10 years and $1.5 billion in public funds these failed abstinence-only-until-marriage programs will go down as an ideological boondoggle of historic proportions,” said James Wagoner, President of Advocates for Youth.
“The tragedy is not simply the waste of taxpayer dollars, it is the damage done to the young people who have been on the receiving end of distorted, inaccurate information about condoms and birth control. We have been promoting ignorance in the era of AIDS, and that’s not just bad public health policy, its bad ethics”.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
The Despoiling of America : How George W. Bush became the head of the new American Dominionist Church/State
Politics US: Breaking the Army
NYT: Hillary Clinton's Wellesley classmates speak out.
NYT: Maureen Dowd: Wolfowitz "More Con than Neo"
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Media Matters chronicles a whole host of right-wing talk jock's bigotry: It's not just Imus
The New Yorker: John Colapinto reports on his visit to the Pirahã tribe in the rain forest of northwestern Brazil. Slide show
NetTrends '08: The online race for the Whitehouse
ProgressNowAction: 1 in 5 soldiers returning to Fort Carson has "brain trauma"
Blogs that make you think:
wood s lot "the fitful tracing of a portal"
No Blood for Hubris
Welcome to Pottersville
White House Stonewalls Waxman’s Inquiry Into Cheney-Linked MZM Contracts
On March 26, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) wrote a letter to White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten demanding “all contracts, subcontracts, and task orders between MZM, Inc. and the Executive Office of the President.”
As ThinkProgress has reported, there is good reason to believe fired U.S. attorney Carol Lam was targeting the White House’s connections to MZM contractor Mitchell Wade, who pled guilty to paying more than $1 million in bribes to former Rep. Duke Cunningham. Despite no record of having ever received a federal contract, Wade’s firm received a $140,000 contract in 2002 to provide a system to screen the President’s mail.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Robert Novak says a bipartisan deal on the supplemental appropriations bill to finance the Iraq war appears to be in the books, with less talk now of a presidential veto and a subsequent crisis over funding the troops in the field. The final version probably will contain the benchmarks opposed by President George W. Bush, but with no cutoff of funding.
TomDispatch: Six Crises in Search of an Author How the Bush Administration Destabilized the "Arc of Instability" By Tom Engelhardt
The Independent: Robert Fisk: The American Plan for Iraq: Divide and Rule Revealed: a new counter-insurgency strategy to carve up the city into sealed areas. The tactic failed in Vietnam. So what chance does it have in Iraq?
Kurt Vonnegut dead at 84. What a great soul. He was very popular in my high school in the early 70's. I loved him then. Sirens of Titan, Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse Five...
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Spike Lee Talks of War, Gangsta Rap, Making Films and Setting Goals
Brad Blog: Reporting on the Voter Fraud scandal at the heart of the U.S. Attorney purge
I caught this last night on C-Span's Run for the White House: Romney and the NRA Guy... He is toast. Just like McCain is toast... Political Death watch
Each year, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression gives out Jefferson Muzzle awards to “the most egregious First Amendment violators.” This year’s winners: the Bush administration (for censoring scientists on climate change) and the Defense Department (for its “investigations of organizations that conducted peaceful anti-war protests”).
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Friday, April 06, 2007
by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
"The verdict of history sometimes takes centuries. The verdict on George W. Bush as the nation's environmental steward has already been written in stone. No president has mounted a more sustained and deliberate assault on the nation's environment."
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
London Review of Books: The General in his Labyrinth (Musharaf's last days ruling Pakistan...apres moi le deluge)
Important for the revival of Mongolian Tibetan Buddhism: The Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition.
Watching John Edwards on C-Span's "Road to the White House"... I am gravitating towards him as my candidate... I like Dennis Kucinich and Wes Clark, but they probably don't have much of a chance... John Edwards is a decent man and he has put forth detailed plans for health care and energy.
Monday, April 02, 2007
If you don’t have a college degree, it’s the best job in the West. Unless you die, unnoticed.
Researchers using nanotechnology have taken a step toward creating an "optical cloaking" device that could render objects invisible by guiding light around anything placed inside this "cloak."
Grieving Couple commit suicide after pet dog dies
Chernobyl: "There is only one healing force, and that is nature." Arthur Schopenhauer
Good advice: Getting Rid of your debt without worrying about the "Latte Factore"
The power of the executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him judgement by his peers for an indefinite period, is in the highest degree odious, and is the foundation of all totalitarian governments whether Nazi or Communist.
The extent to which this current version of the Republican Party is hostile to our most basic constitutional traditions and defining political principles really cannot be overstated. They simply do not believe in them.
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Why would Rove put his boy into the Arkansas seat? To reopen investigations on Hillary? Do you think? We know from the New Jersey election that Chris Christie, the former Bush ''Pioneer'' who is now the U.S. attorney for New Jersey, issued subpoenas for corruption charges on Bob Menendez two months before the 2006 election -- and news of the subpoenas was quickly leaked to local news media. The charges were bogus and later dropped.
The other attorney replacements are all Rove boys, who are charged with investigating the canard of voter fraud, which really means the Repug tactic of voter suppression.