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Romney takes AZ and is pulling away in Michigan

In Michigan too close to call is looking like a win for RomneyI am sure it will either be razor thin or a fairly decent victory tor MittThis will push Santorum back to an also ran and elevate Gingrich to an eventual tie or better with SantorumAs I write Romney is ahead by 10K votesUPDATEThe margin has doubled with 51 percent of the votes inRemember the networks have time to fillI'll come back if the pulling away headline needs changing.
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Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Snowe Quitting Senate Shifting

Snowe Will Not Seek Re-election - NYTimes.com:

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One may hope that, since partisanship may continue to rule, a Democratic majority will also rule in 2013. The GOP deserves nothing for its virtually treasonous betrayal of both the nation and the Senate itself. Only if the GOP is roundly defeated will the Senate recover some of its original purpose. As a place where service of country trumps partisan loyalty by design. McConnell should join Snowe quitting ASAP. Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

More Dead in Ohio

Two More Ohio School Shooting Victims Die - NYTimes.com: "CHARDON, Ohio — Two more students have died after a shooting rampage on Monday at a high school outside of Cleveland that left three other students hospitalized with serious injuries, the authorities said Tuesday."

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The guns have moved into the hands of the children
The NRA licks its blood-riven chops Mouthing the platitudes of vicious violence Dressed in sheep's clothing and wrapped in the flag
Until it is difficult for a young person To garner a gun and load it with bullets And fire it at will Let the NRA stand on the block of stern judgment Until their professions are revealed as swill




Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Sudan's Unpardonable Genocide

Sudan's unpardonable genocideDeep rooted as a poison-bearing treeThriving on the blindness of the worldPray for forgiveness of these murderersUntil they can hear and repent and turn from their unspeakableRapes mass graves executions allSigns that they mirror the FallWhere brother murders brotherAnd the die is castUntil the Seer comesAnd saysThis will not stand This will not standThis will not stand



Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Sprawl was foreclosed from the very beginning

Sprawl was foreclosed from the very beginningA transparent scam made of bias and banksA run from the city until it was seenTo be the reverse of the American dream
Sprawl was foreclosed from the very beginningBuilt on the suburbs that Frank Lloyd designedUpon phony notions of gardens and easeCemented by cars into graves of dis-ease
All is foreclosed pending new waves of justiceSo we can live side by side civil wellIf we cannot we'll deserve what we getMore GOP nation more real living hell


Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Postmodern Ideas and Their Limitations

Those Fabulous Confabs: "If TED’s platinum brand is at risk of becoming a generic, it has been with the full support of the brand’s owner. As the TED Talks online uncovered a far-flung global yen for idea videos, TED’s TEDX program, in which the company grants would-be curators licenses to organize local mini-TEDs, has been unexpectedly popular. Since it launched in March 2009, there have been more than 3,000. There has been a TEDX Hunstville (Alabama), a TEDX Timisoara (Romania), a TEDX Gujranwala (Pakistan). There is now one TEDX, and usually more, every day somewhere in the world."

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Try cyber-communities that actually exist.



Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Support Nonviolent Dissent in Iran (See Why)

Iran: New report finds surge in repression of dissent | Amnesty International: "Iran’s crackdown on freedom of expression has dramatically escalated in the run up to this week’s parliamentary elections, Amnesty International said today.

The 71-page “We are ordered to crush you”: Expanding Repression of Dissent in Iran details how, in the wake of protests called by opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi in February 2011, the Iranian authorities have steadily cranked up repression of dissent in law and practice, launching a wave of arrests in recent months. "

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Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Santorum goes down or we're in trouble

Election Forecasts - FiveThirtyEight Blog - NYTimes.com:

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As I've said for a while, Romney can lose in Michigan and still rebound. I will admit my bias. Santorum strikes me as dangerous poison. Literally certifiable. I can see his desultory little-boy laugh as I write. The reason I think my bias is correct is that I am not alone. As Romney becomes a bumbling but harmless old shoe, Santorum comes off as the sort who says I'm serious and you immediately try to find a way out of the room. So my call is that Romney may well win in Michigan but that all the Armageddon talk about him being out of the race if he loses is so much media 24 hour amendable stuff. He will persist. Gingrich will surprise and when it is over Santorum will be third or else we should be very afraid.





Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Banks Want to Play Russian Roulette with Your Money

Not What Paul Volcker Had in Mind - NYTimes.com: "The Volcker rule is not as complicated as banks so eagerly claim. What is complicated is standing up to the banks, who are determined to do everything they can to preserve their high profits, no matter the risk. President Obama, who endorsed the Volcker rule, needs to stand up for it. And regulators need to stand up to the banks and their lobbyists and implement the law."

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Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

A Delightful Schubert Choral Piece at Spotify

Children Always Look for The Action

(5) Playing Out: "From London Play Strategy 2004: "Children instinctively like to be within the heart of their neighbourhoods. They tend to play where there is a high probability that they will meet friends and other members of the community. This is why they often congregate ‘where it’s at’: in front of shops, on street corners and in other well-used public spaces. All children depend upon the suitability of these environments to be able to play. If not on the roads and pavements themselves, they certainly depend on these being safe routes to spaces where they can play. Strategies that attempt to simply corral children into ‘safe places’ are not likely to succeed.""

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Cap Tip Alice


Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

HP Oracle Battle Continues

HP wins a battle in legal war with Oracle:

California Supreme court rejects Oracle's fraud claim against HP, and orders both companies to unseal documents relating to their Itanium dispute

IT giant Hewlett-Packard has won a battle in its ongoing legal war with Oracle over executive appointments and high performance chips.

In September 2010, HP sued software and systems vendor Oracle in for hiring its former CEO Mark Hurd. Oracle later alleged that in the ensuring legal discussions, HP failed to disclose that it planned to hire former SAP CEO Leo Apotheker and ex-Oracle executive Ray Lane.

Oracle said that this put it at an unfair disadvantage during negotiations. However, US Supreme Court judge James Kleinberg rejected this claim yesterday.



How Clean Is The Gulf?

CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names: "Three vanishing acts are being played out in the Gulf: the disappearing of the oil from the ocean surface by Corexit, the disappearing of the story by the media blockade, and the disappearing from view of the shadowy private contractors who are making a mint helping BP and the Coast Guard keep a cover on the clean-up. This triple vanishing trick, collectively choreographed by BP and sundry federal agencies, culminated on August 4th in a report released by NOAA that claimed 75% of the oil spill had been captured, burned, evaporated or broken down. The White House hailed the report as something to celebrate. Energy advisor Carol Browne announced: "the vast majority of the oil is gone.""

This documents the big lie we've been told not only by our media but by our government. This complicity is very sad.