Chris Hedges on CSPAN - Two Demerits

In his excellent appearance on CSPAN BookTV Chris Hedges goofed

But two times

First he wrote off President Obama which has been his general position all along
Barack Obama is the best we can expect given reality
Those of us who support him do so because we believe he is playing rope-a-dope
He will eventually make good on the things we fault him for
And if he does it will be because we made change happen on the ground

Second Chris said that media on all sides were wrongly critical of
his friend Cornel West
Not me
I merely thought he has said things that the President is entirely aware of
And that West's umbrage was because the President would not receive him
Maybe I was wrong to make the point but I think it is significant as
a dynamic among the President's critics

There is one other thing
I think both West and Hedges would benefit from immersion in the philosophy of C. S. Peirce 

Oh and one other
There is a technological solution to our current crisis which I outline on this blog
It is the creation of cyber-communities
The difference between me and Chris is that I propose solutions

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New Japan Quake Little Damage But A Warning Nonetheless

Quake Shakes Tokyo But Causes No Damage - WSJ.com: "TOKYO—A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck under the sea south of Japan on Sunday, shaking buildings in the capital but causing no apparent damage or tsunami.

The quake struck near the uninhabited island of Torishima in the Pacific Ocean, about 600 kilometers (370 miles) south of Tokyo, and its epicenter was about 370 kilometers (230 miles) below the sea, the Meterological Agency said. It didn't generate a tsunami."

'via Blog this'

Will anyone listen and stop building nuclear plants.

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MSM Ignores Implication of Romney Blitz

Romney + Super Pac = Death oif Democracy
If you thought economic and social polarization
Plus current efforts to limit the vote to white people with ID
Plus the continuing grip of the cynical arms industry
Plus the preening quasi-fascist edge of police power post 9/11 

If you thought these signs rank as thought starters regarding
The challenge to democracy

Consider that the Mitt Romney Super PAC attack on Gingrich
Is a dress rehearsal for the Romney assault on Obama
Run by the puling Romney supporter who crafted Bush1's  
Willie Horton ad
The Lee Atwater infiusion underside of Reaganism like Ollie North
Consider that and ask why most of the MSM with the exception of a 
Belated NY Times admission

Consider that this makes Romney dangerous at the level 
equaling or exceeding the level
Of the noxious W

When the MSM says Romney can walk away from PAC action
It abdicates objective judgment
Romney is using Citizen's United to craft
The end of democracy
Gingrich has been a merely a prelude to
The Supreme Court's attack on Barack Obama

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Pet Peeves from Alaska

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My First Windows Movie Maker You Tube Video

This demo was recorded in the late 1980s. I send it out this New Years Day to all - dictators, arms merchants, Occupiers, 99 percenters, sick, sad, content, faithful, nervous - all. 

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