1/20/12

President Obama Does Al Green




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The cruelties of love are beyond speech.

Abba's Way: 49.On Women:

The cruelties of love are beyond speech.
I would a woman be beyond all pain.
You’ve heard it said, Shake dust from off your feet.
I say aloud, When hands are raised, take leave.

Mitt has beaten himself


Mitt has beaten himself
He now concedes the economy has improved
Steve Schmidt does not think Newt can or should win
Rachel cannot conceive of Gingrich as the nominee
 So let me be clear
Newt will be the nominee
He will beat Mitt 
And he will beat the Republican establishment
He will in fact unify the Republican Party
Not just because he can sock it to Obama
But because the substance of all those debates is worth mining
And Americans prefer entertainment to the prosaic and phony

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How to avoid TV commercials using Spotify


How to avoid TV commercials using Spotify
Turn on your favorite program on TV
Have a playlist running on Spotify
Mute the TV when ads start
Unpause Spotify
Pause
Unmute
And so forth
Generally the music will be preferable methinks

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Colbert-Cain Will Get at Least Five Points in South Carolina



And the loser will be Mitt
If  anyone cannot see that they are either off their game of totally apolitical
If Mitt loses to Newt it will be ironical to hear him blaming Stephen.
The notion that 2012 will not be about campaign finance is also ill-founded

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Two ethical lapses in the TV industry

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Two ethical lapses in the TV industry

Allowing performers to promote their books (Chris Matthews makes me borderline sick with this.)

Paying people for exclusive interviews. (Gingrich's ex was seemingly paid by ABC and possibly CBS. If so it is wrong and unethical.


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WPP Group, WPP Group Repeated So You Remember

Thanks to Citizens United, Multinational Mega Lobbyist Firm Salivates Over $4 Billion in Campaign Cash | Investigations | AlterNet:

"The WPP Group is perhaps the most important lobbying corporation you've never heard of."

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Read this and be nauseated.



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The World Beyond Cars - Excerpt

The World Beyond Cars - speculative fiction: "Bellingham turned and walked down the slight incline. There were ten such gentle spirals in the whole complex, each allowing movement up and down the four levels. Side ways appeared at irregular intervals, allowing passage to and from the center areas. Every 200 feet or so there was a level space with tables and chairs or childrens' play equipment. Almost everything had a retractable top. Whenever there was rain it was almost entirely collected, flowing down to a subterranean area where water was recycled. There was no waste. Everything was used. Just as Bellinghan had imagined before there ever were cyber-communities."

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Nate and I agree Gingrich can pull it off in South Carolina

TimesCast Playlist - Video Library - The New York Times:

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I am scared. I usually do not agree with Nate Silver, especially when he has wrongly downgraded Obama's staying power. But he now sees Gingrich as a slight favorite Saturday. It has been some weeks since I concluded Romney would not be the nominee of the GOP.




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To some men, women are a riddle too.

Abba's Way: 49.On Women:

To some men, women are a riddle too.
But not to me. I see the truth like day.
I always hear the notes of something new.
Once, as a boy, I longed to walk as you.


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Sign of things to come? Anonymous Versus FBI et al

BBC News - Hackers retaliate over Megaupload website shutdown: "Hours later a statement linked to the @AnonymousWiki twitter account announced: "We Anonymous are launching our largest attack ever on government and music industry sites. Lulz. The FBI didn't think they would get away with this did they? They should have expected us."

It said that 10 sites had been taken offline in response to the Megaupload shutdown including the FBI, Universal Music, RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and Hadopi - the French government agency responsible for "protecting creative works on the internet"."

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Turn our neighborhood to playborhoods



Turn our neighborhoods to playborhoods
Heaven's kingdom is made up of kids
Those who turn from them are not received
Those who receive them have half a chance 

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Daunting research on children's play

News: "

- Just 21% of children play outdoors every day near home, compared to 71% of their parents when they were a child;

- 7 out of 10 parents feel that taking their children to an outside space to play is a real treat and children feel the same, with a reported 59 per cent wishing they could play outside in natural places more and;

- one third of today's children say they have never built a den, 32 per cent say they have never climbed a tree and one in ten children have never ridden a bike. "

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Unfriendly Friendly Fire in Afghanistan

Afghan Soldiers Step Up Killings of Allied Forces - NYTimes.com: "KABUL, Afghanistan — American and other coalition forces here are being killed in increasing numbers by the very Afghan soldiers they fight alongside and train, in attacks motivated by deep-seated animosity between the supposedly allied forces, according to American and Afghan officers and a classified coalition report obtained by The New York Times"

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War is not merely hell. It is retro.



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Spotify Playlist Defying Gravity


Spotify Playlist Defying Gravity

Including Jimmy Buffett, Arvo Part, Suzanne Vega, Emmylou Harris, Youngbloods, Beethoven, Little Axe

29 cuts one hour 

SOURCE

Defying Gravity is a Peircean song IMO 

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