Conjuring Up WW3 A Casual Movement

Be afraid if we do not stop and ask what is going on.

Is Iran about to become the cause of a falling house of cards - the sort of things that led to WW1?

It begins with back and forth over nuclear armament in a world where every powerful nation that still operates on an overabundance of testosterone has nukes.

It begins in a world where no one lifts a finger to suggest a global disarmament that would serve as an impetus to stop proliferation.

It begins with various incidents of minor violence which can easily be misinterpreted and blown up into causes of war

I call the movement underway casual because there is not enough fear out there, not enough concern.

Too many people who should be frightened are being diffident.

After the deadliest tornado season, a thought

Updated Feb. 16, 2012

I am still thinking about what would be needed to create safe cyber-communities when the main weather culprit is a tornado. I have little question that a solution exists.

Tornado Season Is Deadliest Since 1953 - WSJ.com : "The twister in Joplin comes on the heels last month of the largest one-day outbreak of tornadoes to date, when 226 twisters were reported during a single 24-hour period on April 27, largely in Alabama and Mississippi. All told, the cluster of tornadoes, which continued into the following day, killed more than 340 people."

It is not the number or tornadoes but the number of deaths that should excite us to some form of action which is more than accurate prediction or more copious reporting of the horrendous results.

What this bumps up against is the clear fact that we have hardly begun to think about how to build in a known tornado ally. While there is no fail-safe way to defeat a determined tornado, there are concepts of community and notions of building and placement that could protect people better. We need to move to a 21st century concept of how we will structure out future.

One Day's Tornadoes Took More Than 340 Lives

Window on Saudi Arabia (Broadcast)

Investing for the Future in Turbulent Times | Chatham House: Independent thinking on international affairs: "This is a transcript of a speech made by HE Ali I. Al-Naimi, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The speech was delivered at the Middle East and North Africa Energy 2012 conference at Chatham House."

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Oil politics has no larger player. An interesting talk by the country's oil-gas chief.

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Ron Paul is right on too much to ignore

Ron Paul is right on too much to ignore
Right on the Patriot Act
Right on the futility of our recent wars
To be so written off must be a pain
If he was just these things
He could be a Democrat

Iranian oil squeeze is just a harbinger of the future

Iran Issues Threat to Oil Buyers in Europe - NYTimes.com: "Besieged by international sanctions over the Iranian nuclear program including a planned oil embargo by Europe, Iran warned its six largest European buyers on Wednesday that it might strike first by immediately cutting them off from Iranian oil."

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As oil becomes more scarce and yes it will
And prices hit the roof and yes they will
We will still cling to cars oh yes we will
Not heeding what will be true still
That we could have a world beyond the car
Beyond the need for oil to travel far
Today's world is the world that Cheney wants
Not you nor I so think and let's move on

Whitney Houston Tribute Spotify Playlist

Whitney Houston Tribute Spotify Playlist:

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No less than 52 Whitney Houston links. She's not going away.

Cool. 100 lost albums worth saving

NME's 100 Lost Albums Spotify Playlist:

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Howdy Doody Should Sue Roy Blunt

Roy Blunt | Fired Up! Missouri: "There's been a huge kerfluffle regarding the contraception mandate and subsequent compromise that the White House rolled out last week which would require that employers and insurers cover birth control. Republicans went bonkers over the mandate and have also refused to endorse the compromise. Missouri's own Sen. Roy Blunt (R) has even gone so far to propose an amendment that would allow any employer or other healthcare provider to refrain from covering any medical service that is "contrary to the provider's religious beliefs or moral convictions."

In short? Your boss could control every single one of your medical decisions."

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Clearly this man has appropriated an iconic image and associated it with the most noxious piece of legislation ever submitted, unless you wish to include anything that led to genocide. 

A sane take on Presidential prospects

Why Obama Will Embrace the 99 Percent - NYTimes.com: "I am not quite ready to suggest that Santorum would be a better nominee than Romney. But the electability gap between the two is closer than it might appear because of the way Santorum’s strengths could play in the Electoral College. At the very least, he might force a reset of the White House’s strategy — from one focused on the 99 percent to one more intent on critiquing Santorum’s positions on social issues.

Whichever strategy the Obama folks settle on, though, they’ll be acting from a place of relative strength — so long as the economic numbers remain decent. If the economy tips backward toward recession because of the situation in Europe or tensions in the Middle East, Obama would go right back to being an underdog against either Romney or Santorum."

Nothing you don't already know.Except that neither GOP guy may make it. Election day is a looooong way away.

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Romney glides along on fumes and ignorance

Romney insists once again that Obama should have let the U.S. auto industry go bankrupt — Keeping GOP Honest:

"Once again, Romney has it completely backwards. President Obama’s decision to save the auto industry didn’t just prevent the death of an American industry—it also saved millions of jobs and put U.S. automakers back on top of the industry. Here are just a few ways things have changed for the better:"

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Background on GOP Perfidy for 2012

YouTube - One Breath: "Uploaded by AntiCorruptionVoters on Nov 2, 2006 Can you name all the Republicans who have been convicted or are currently under criminal investigation in a single breath?"

Kasey, KT, Willie, Don, Frank. Leonard, More Spotify Playlist

Kasey, KT, Willie, Don, Frank. Leonard, Jsames, Bob, Merle, Gram, Chopin, Emmylou. Don W., Band of Horses, Leadbelly, 


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Is Newt Kaput?

Is Newt kaput the MSM says so
But MSM is mostly wrong these days
He's risen twice since he was toast in Greece
It is not wrong to think he thinks in threes

ShortFormContent at Blogger: Callista gazes at the isle:

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If Oscar De La Renta Is Hip The Sky Is Filled With Pigs

De la Renta, as Hip as Ever - NYTimes.com:

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I love fashion NOT. I love people who make their own clothes and are crazy. But my sign from what I looked at in the Oscar collection was of something without taste, without flair and most likely priced on the steep escalator of opportunistic capitalism jokingly referred to as the free market (AKA get what they'll pay). If this is hip the sky is most dark indeed.

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Is President Obama Peaking Too Early

Economy Lifts Obama in New York Times/CBS News Poll - NYTimes.com: "President Obama’s political standing is rising along with voters’ optimism that the economy is getting better, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, a shift that coincides with continued Republican disquiet over the field of candidates seeking to replace him."

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Let's see. The GOP makes nice on payroll tax. The Santorum surge is an Obama surge. Maybe we avoid the Mitt Superpac Monster bearing down on the President. But let's not celebrate just now. I plan to spend every day until the election acting as though the GOP is just as nasty and lethal as it seems to be whenever I see the nihilist Mitch McConnell reiterate his bilious hatred of the President.

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