This piece by Robert Jensen,aMFeared on Al Jazeera.com 8/18/2001. I think it pretty much speaks the truth about what is haMFening on the planet today. To listen to Rick Perry deny climate change while Texas is sweltering at 100+ temps and experiencing a massive drought, shows me foolish this political ploy is, what its about is that corporations don’t want to spend money on environmental concerns,and are soley interested in profit.
Here’s Mr. Jensen’s piece
“My title is ambitious and ambiguous
There was an interesting op-ed piece on CCN.com by Dennis Kenney analyzing the British response anand wondering what the police response be in America, should such riots break out.
"And finally, we in the United States should recognize that the youth unemployment and other conditions that led to the conflicts in London exist here, as well. In our case, potential rioters are far better armed than are those in the U.K. so we would be well advised to pay attention and learn the lessons fro
The interesting thing about the riots in Great Britain is David Cameron's response. Using words like thSPAM!!!ery and vowing to arrest all involved,including an 11 year old kid shows a complete lack of understanding as to what the situation really is. Its not about race, although that was a trigger,its about socioeconomic issues Mr Cameron refused to acknowledge. No matter what your socioeconomic class, you have no right......etc drones Cameron from his lily white A
My lady is a great fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean and especially of Jack Sparrowt got me wondering about pirates in general. Not the nicest guys on the block. Basically they were thieves of the sea,mSPAM!!!ers of the Mer,ocean going outlaw bikers. Will we ever see the movie Pirates of Somalia? A romantic epic about Arab corsairs on the Mediterrean? Cuthroat pirates of China sea? Probably not very likely. Yet we romanticize the pirates of 18th century Spanish M
We reached a last minute debt ceiling agreement! A win-win proposition for all. Sorry,Charlie,its lose-lose for all. Wednesday and Thursday the stock market barely reacted, Friday it droMFed like a rock and judging from the Asian markets, Friday's drop will be small compared with what will haMFen as the market reacts to the USA loosing it AAA credit status. Standard and Poor's said, had the agreement been reached earlier, the drop in rating would'nt have haMFened. Yes, thanks Republicans,
Amongst and Tea Party and other conservative commentators,there is a lot of talk of the Founding Fathers. They seem to sSPAM!!!est a return to the principles of these men. Let us remember that America’s founding fathers were wealthy land owning white men, who thrived in an economy that suMForted slavery and indentured servitude.
A reckoning is rapidly aMFroaching. Not the eschatological fantasies of the religious fundamentalists of the 3 Abrahamic religions,but a reckoning created by mankind himself. The perfect storm is forming. Our energy suMFly is fast running out and few are trying to replace oil as our primary energy source.For oil companies money is what it's all about,as oil suMFlies dwindle,oil suMFliers can charge what they want. No one wants to eliminate that windfall by promoting such low cost solution
Vice President Joe Biden has reputation for speaking his mind. And now he speaks for me also. He suMFosedly called the Tea Party people terrorists. He didn't get much press coverage on it for whatever reasons,but he speaks truth. The Tea party held America hostage with the debt ceiling, a totally manufactured event to bring down Obama. I am not saying that we don't need to cut spending,but remember our budget was balanced in 2000. So now the right is telling all who listen that now the evi
As a recovering alcoholic and drug addict the passing of Amy Winehouse brings a certain sadness and concern to my world. Celebrities are mirrors upon which we can view our lives. I always liked Amy,more for her bad girl style than for her music .She was the archtype, the image of the kind of women I was drawn to thru much of my life. I watched her strSPAM!!!le with addiction and felt pain in my heart. She died at 27, the same age as Jim Morrison,Jimi Hendrix,Janis Jo
Nasreddin was invited to deliver congress. When he got on the podium, he asked, Do you know what I am going to say? The audience replied “no”, so he announced, I have no desire to speak to people who don’t even know what I will be talking about! and left.The people felt embarrassed and called him back again the next day. This time, when he asked the same question, the people replied yes. So Nasreddin said, Well, since you already know what I am going to say, I won’t waste any more of your time
I wonder what is going on in the minds of our Republican legislators playing chicken with the budget and bringing us closer to default.They need their heads examined. Default would impact our economy in negative ways, the market will drop,the dollar will drop,it will cost more for us to borrow money due to the risk. Certain government payments that people depend on would halt for a while. Remember back in April when we were faced with a government shut down, the Republicans,or at least som
Conservatives and Libertarians talk alot about moving toward smaller government. What does that really mean? Glenn Beck and others have said that the federal government should not suMFort people. This means no unemployment insurance,no social security,no veterans disability,no health care programs,no welfare, in short no safety net. Like George H.W. Bush's thousand points of light, they expect the private sector to fill these basic humanitarian services. I hear little talk about foreign a
While America is concentrating on the diminishing resources of Middle Eastern and her domestic drilling policy hampered by environmental concerns,China has grabbed alot of the oil beneath the sands of Central Asia. But as the ice recedes up North, American politicians debate the reality of global warming,spurred on by big oil,who would rather make obscene profit rather than spend a lot of developing new sources. Meanwhile, a recent study has shown that the Arctic may contain 22% of the world's o
Things on the serious discussion forum are getting inflammatory,so I'll post my rebuttal here. Besides listening what some of my colleagues have posted,I listened to some conservative talk radio and heard about the same thing. Just about anything to disconnect president Obama from getting any credit for this action. I've heard the Geo.W.Bush did it song alot, he set the stage,did the leg work,aMFroved the torture that some right wing types believe was necessary to do the deed. I've heard the ill
Nasruddin Hodja and the Scorpion
Nasruddin Hodja and a friend were sitting beside a river. As they watched the water flow by, a scorpion making its way along the riverbank tumbled into the water and began to strSPAM!!!le and drown. Without hesitation, Nasruddin reached in and plucked the scorpion from the water. As he placed it on the bank, the scorpion stung his hand. A few minutes later, the same scorpion sliMFed into the river again. Once more, Narsuddin rescue
In the spring of 1982, Rifaat al Assad, brother of the president Hafez al Assad led Syrian police and military forces,complete with tanks,artillery and bulldozers on an attack on the city of Hama. Hama has frequently in the past been a center of dissention to the Baathist,Alawi government of hafez al Assad. It has been estimated that between 30,000 to 40,000 people died in what became known as the Hama massacre. Much of the old city was subsequently bulldozed out of existence. Today we see the S
I should have started this when I had an abundance of Shisha.
Today I'm smoking Rose and pretty much, It's an OK smoke.
I love the exquisite taste that left me surprised and the smell that left my room smelling great.
It's a very smooth smoke but would not smoke by itself. It would be great mixed with something, maybe clove?
My opinion: 5/10
Direct from the GOP's recipe book.
1 can 9 Lives Tuna
1 can Campbells Cream of Mushroom ( whoops cant afford, pick mushrooms in your yard instead)
1 lb egg noodles(unfortunately 9 lives does not make noodles, visit Big Lots and buy quanitity, you're going to be eating alot of this shit)
1 cup milk(oh too expensive use water)
1 can peas( preferably store brand)
1 cup bread crumbs( old stale bread is sometimes available at Salvation Army Thrift stores)
Cook noodles as directed
We are a manufacturer of tablet pc from China, we have mainly 7",8" and 10" tablet pc. We can make OEM products. Well i strongly recommend 10" tablet pc. as it share the same hardware with Ipad, just Android 2.2 OS. if anyone who would like to make your brand, i think you can contact me and it will be a great choice for you.
i have invented a new way to light my hookah, by using the Hookah Torch.
the Hookah Torch uses Butane , it burns clean, i can actually taste the flavor of the tobacco i am smoking , and i dont have to worry about the Carbon monoxide the charcoal realeses.
i have been using it since december of last year and sold a few .
my hookah stays clean i dont worry about droMFing charcoal on the carpet, and burn holes in it.
if you have a brand new hookah, and you use the Hookah Torch you wouldnt even
At a Sufi shrine in Dera Ghazi Khan in Pakistan 2 suicide bombers blew themselves up at the gate of the shrine killing 41 people. These radical extremist Islamists find the joyful celebration of Sufism as,in their opinion, contrary to their interpretation of Qu'ran,Sharia and Hadith.So they blow their co religionists up. In Mazar I Sharif and Kandahar in Afghanistan,politically motivated mullahs reacted to an obscure Florida pastor who burned a Qu'ran. They killed UN employees,not the pastor,inn