Friday, February 29, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Stranglers - No More Heroes

Pete Seeger was banned from television for seventeen years because he refused to sign a loyalty oath. He is a great American. I'm enjoying a a wonderful documentary on his life now on PBS.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Meanwhile in an alternative reality (apart from the "liberal" media)

Afghanistan: The Brutal and Unnecessary War the Media Aren't Telling You About

TomDispatch: Noam Chomsky: Terrorists Wanted the World Over

The Guardian: In the UK, The Government is ordered to turn over minutes of Iraq Discussions

Did you know that just 4 of 10 Americans know there are 100 US Senators?

Monday, February 25, 2008

Kindle Reader...
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Orion Mag: If Nature had Rights

Britain's Year Zero: UK to leap from laggard to leader on CO2 emissions

Matthew Simmons Interview: The Fading Twilight of Oil

Grist: Let Buildings Heat and Cool Themselves

The Synthetic Sea Story is a sad one of plastic beyond belief

Robert Frohlich has a great article on the Coastal Challenge, Costa Rica
My Race Report (finally) from the 2008 Coastal Challenge 6-day stage run, Costa Rica
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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Democracy Now! Rigged Trials at Guantanamo

The Nation: Rigged Trials at Guantanamo

What happened to my country? Are we no better than the Nazis?
George Washington's Blog: Three MORE former Guantanamo Prosecutors blow the whistle. Do you think the MSM press might find a story here?

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Must Read: DailyKos: Jack Abramoff: McCain's other Lobbyist Problem

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

Feb 16th, Red Hot 50+K Run: more photos
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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Homeland Security Checkpoint: Video Blog - Day 1

IV Amendment: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
Der Spiegel: The Fuehrer Myth: How Hitler Won Over the German People -- Required reading for American Right-Wing Pseudo-Patriots


Saturday, February 16, 2008

Run on banks imminent:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h3/Current/

Note the second numeric column. $40 Billion, has been since 1913, by law. This is the 17% of outstanding loans banks are required to keep in reserve. Then notice it suddenly drops to $198 million and then the report lists the banks as minus $8.7 Billion, something which has never happened before. Now its minus $18 Billion.

NW Gov Elliot Spitzer warns of "Financial Tsunami".

OK. I warned you. Now I've got to go run a 50K in Moab.


Swiss Alps part 4 Schilthorn, Interlaken and Jungfrau

Memories...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Google Video: TED: Ray Kurzweil: How Technology's accelerating power will transform us

Bush, our dictator...?

NYT Blog: A Tyrannical Romance: Speculations about Darwin and Dinosaurs
From John Kerry email: This blew me away: in Barack’s victory in Virginia last night, he won 142,000 more votes than all of the Republicans combined, and his victory margin over Senator Clinton was larger than John McCain’s entire vote total. All of this, in what the Old Guard liked to pretend was "red state" Virginia.
Herb Legg, Lifelong Bleeding Heart Liberal, and dear friend of mine for 43 years has passed away at age 86.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Fascinating look at the evolution of a Caricature artist's rendition of Obama

More photos from the Coastal Challenge, Costa Rica

Valerie Plame Wilson says Sibel Edmonds' recent disclosures in the UK's Sunday Times concerning the sale of U.S. nuclear secrets to the foreign black market, as aided by high-ranking government officials, are "stunning"... (Why is it not being covered in our MSM?)

After heated exchange Rep. Wexler says Rice gave false testimony today

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Celebrate Darwin Day

Born February 12, 1809

". . .For my part I would as soon be descended from [a] baboon . . . as from a savage who delights to torture his enemies . . . treats his wives like slaves . . . and is haunted by the grossest superstitions."--Darwin, Descent of Man

"I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother and almost all my best friends, will be everlastingly punished.

"And this is a damnable doctrine."

". . . The old argument of design in nature, as given by Paley, which formerly seemed to me so conclusive, fails, now that the law of natural selection has been discovered. We can no longer argue that, for instance, the beautiful hinge of a bivalve shell must have been made by an intelligent being, like the hinge of a door by a man. There seems to be no more design in the variability of organic beings and in the action of natural selection, than in the course which the wind blows. Everything in nature is the result of fixed laws. . .

"The state of mind which grand scenes formerly excited in me, and which was intimately connected with a belief in God, did not essentially differ from that which is often called the sense of sublimity; and however difficult it may be to explain the genesis of this sense, it can hardly be advanced as an argument for the existence of God, any more than the powerful though vague and similar feelings excited by music. . .

. . .The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an Agnostic.--Darwin, Autobiography (1958 version, restoring the original omissions from Darwin's Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, published posthumously in 1887)

Happy Darwin Day!

History of Spanish Anarchism p.3

Watch them all!!!

Ronald Reagan is still Dead!

Monday, February 11, 2008

john.he.is

NYT: Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler

Lee Iacocca is ANGRY!!

Coherent Conspiracy site: Orbit: Beast of Heaven

Orion Mag: Stopping Coal in its Tracks: Loosely affiliated activists draw a line -- and hold it

Vanity Fair has: Raising Obama and Wolcott's assessment of How Bush Stacks Up (Not very High)

Only two hours until Darwin Day!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Google Video: Zeitgeist: The Movie (2 hrs) Fascinating film explains the origins of Christianity in mythology and pagan traditions of the Zodiac.

History of Spanish Anarchism p.1

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Barack Obama's response to Bush's final State of the Union

Yes We Can - Barack Obama Music Video

The CS Indy reports on last Tuesday's west side caucuses. I was in Manitou Springs precinct 106 and it was lively and spirited! Obama won 44 - 12.

Meanwhile in Iraq we create future terrorists by bombing villages.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Hullabaloo: If The President Does It, Then It's Not Illegal

Good to see Rep Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md) talking Peak Oil on C-Span. Earlier the "30-something" reps were highlighting the extent that GWB and his pointless war have indebted our nation to foreign debtors. During this administration we have more than doubled the debt we owe to foreign nations and it is greater than all the previous presidencies COMBINED!!

Larisa Alexandrovna always articulate is ANGRY about secret prisons within prisons.

Amazing Green-roof art school in Singapore

High Country News: Time to call the gas industry's bluff

Tuesday, February 05, 2008