The global warming revolution from pole to pole and sea to sea
Steals up on us as we drive our cars but still and all we don't quite see
The global warming we deny
Might help set most of this world free
Yes ladies and gentlemen there is this matter of irony in history first discovered by Reinhold Niebuhr and substantiated by Jon Stewart and Tina Fay
For More On How The Oil Company's Diligence Is Abetting Revolution , Read On:
Does Torture Work? How Illegal Interrogations Hurt the U.S. - The Daily Beast: "There's no way to know which lead is worth pursuing'"risking human life and limited resources '" and which should be disregarded. And by resorting to torture, experienced interrogators report, less truthful information can be produced than if traditional, lawful techniques were used. Results also come more slowly because detainees buckle down and resist."
Thus Andrea Prasow of Human Rights Watch. Indeed the entire military approach to terrorism is primitive. Sherlock Holmes is the model for countering terror. An approach which leaves the other side guessing, not rubbing its hands at the costs it has generated.
So much more could be done if people took a deep breath, looked beyond the box and used their own heads.
FOX is self-stroking lies most of the time - useless for truth
CNN seems either sclerotic or somehow wrapped in plastic
Current is iffy with Gov. Granholm better than I expected from her weird ad
And Keith the iffiest of all
CSPANs either interesting of deadly dull
Charlie Rose has the better guests as does Bill Moyers
MSNBC bounces among the same talking heads and the same guests and the same stories
Iffy like Current
PBS a bit blah
CNBC sort of FOX if managed by CNN
Democracy Now often interesting
BBC International sane and of some interest
All told not terrible but no sense of anyone having found a cutting edge for the future
The best advice is to branch out as Melissa Harris-Perry has urged to academics and other bright people to relieve us of predictable backscratching sessions
Because human progress from the infantile level to the level of responsible autonomy to the level of transpersonal God-awareness and God-reliance is not a foregone conclusion Because a provisional freedom to reject and distort and turn from the prophetic message exists Because trust in God's all-sufficiency is hardly universal The gathering around Jesus following the death and resurrection created an increasingly complex organization built on the premises that existed before Jesus came and proclaimed them false. And so was created the basis for the historic churches within whose precincts creedal messianism held sway in general harmony with the principalities and powers -- including those of the empire that perceived the utility of such a doctrine -- and in frequent defiance of the weightier principles which Jesus died to vindicate
The Send function at the top is not on the same bar with everything else and it is inacessable when wanting to send a short note. More than once I have mistakenly Archived a message I meant to send. Send shouold be on the same line with Archive.
This was drafted a few months ago but seems still relevant.
Unions Cut Donations to Democrats - Some of the nation's largest labor unions are dramatically cutting their donations to the Democratic Party, saying they are frustrated with the Democrats for failing to put up strong resistance to Republican proposals that are opposed by labor, such as the efforts to eliminate collective-bargaining rights for public-sector workers.From a Daily Beast Email
This is great. Democrats need this wake up call. It is not that the unions are so clean and righteous, but that the callousness toward the hardest hit has been more evenly spread among the powerful than Democratic officeholders like to admit.
Naturally this gives rise to the fact that the Democrats are the only thing between us and the cliff beyond which lies the destruction of what we have left by the rapacious and callous and mentally-challenged GOP.
Therefore it behooves candidates of all parties to minimally support the President. I would vote for a GOP candidate who supported Obama. Why not? It does not matter. The President is a centrist who genuinely desires the best outcome and who experiments as we all must because no solution is perfect and some turn out to be stupid. Obama is the nation's best hope and electing Obama supporters in both parties is the only sensible course for 2012.
Human Rights Watch details massive human rights abuses which have left the country's citizens virtually stymied in the face of rampant mismanagement and callousness.
This bumps up against the impulse to democracy which is rising in individuals worldwide. There is also a new government in Guinea. These facts create an environment in which massive and needed change can begin to occur. We must focus attention. The link above will give you a full up-to-the-minute report on the country and its needs.
Can Guinea Alter The Behavior of An Oppressive State?
"Then, of course, come the spending cuts: $1 trillion a year for five years. He didn’t bother to list the hundreds of vital programs that would be devastated in the process. He had one easy prescription for any given safety-net program for the poor: “Cap it, cut it, freeze it, and block-grant it to the states.” And inevitably there was the call for far more domestic oil drilling.
But perhaps his most jarring assertion — especially in Michigan, which has suffered more than most from devastating unemployment — was that many people are deliberately staying out of the work force in order to luxuriate in their unemployment benefits."
"If a compromise bill completed Thursday by Congress is approved as expected by this weekend, the result will eventually be faster connections for smartphones, iPads and other data-hungry mobile devices. Their explosive popularity has overwhelmed the ability, particularly in big cities, for systems to quickly download maps, video games and movies.
The measure would be a rare instance of the government compensating private companies with the proceeds from an auction of public property — broadcast licenses — once given free."
Romney Bows Out of a Debate, and Others Follow - NYTimes.com: "A debate scheduled for March 1 in Atlanta was canceled after Mitt Romney’s campaign announced that the candidate had no plans to participate in the event being sponsored by CNN and the Georgia Republican Party. Two other candidates, Rick Santorum and Representative Ron Paul, quickly followed suit."
Birth Control Coverage Rule Debated at House Hearing - NYTimes.com: "Lutheran and Baptist clergymen and an Orthodox rabbi joined a Roman Catholic bishop in telling lawmakers that Mr. Obama’s latest policy of shifting the responsibility for paying for the contraceptives from religious institutions to their health insurers was unworkable and did not allay concerns about government entanglement with religion."
"Half of that portion must be based on students’ test score growth from one year to the next.
For the other half, the agreement offers the roughly 700 school districts in the state some latitude. They could use test data to measure student achievement in some other way — say, the progress of specific groups of students, like those who are not proficient in English or have special needs. They also could devise their own tests, or use tests developed by a third party, provided that the tests were approved by the state."