Monthly Archives: March 2008

Plant Biology

I have an aloe plant that has moved with me from girlfriend to girlfriend without arousing the suspicion that it carries such memories. Continue reading

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My Earth Minute of Reflection

It was a great idea to distill Earth Day for the modern attention span. But our culture has a slowing concern for what it will take to change human behavior patterns. Will it be corrected by a only a tolerable interruption of our cynical self-obsessed passivity? Continue reading

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Poverty beyond our comprehension

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Can u say Ushuaia?

USHUAIA, ARGENTINA- Today I am in Ushuaia, on the island of Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost city in the world. Woot, woot! I took a leisurely boat ride through the Beagle Channel — so named for the ship in Charles … Continue reading

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A gift for a traitor

Adbusters: In the classic novel, Treasure Island, any pirate suspected of betrayal is handed a piece of paper with a black spot on it — a warning that the receiver has been marked for judgement. So dreaded is this mark … Continue reading

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Global Patriot thinks she’s a white SUV

While negotiating the Suez Canal in Egypt, the ship GLOBAL PATRIOT fired on enterprising Egyptian merchants who’d approached too close, who did not know perhaps, despite its GWOT themed name, that the container ship was under contract with the US … Continue reading

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Bachelor Nutrition, part 1. Breakfast

Everything you need in a breakfast without having to dirty a dish. It’s bachelor nutrition at its easiest. Avoid additives, pesticides, and processing. Strive always for fresh, not frozen Continue reading

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Resistance is fertile

Best sign of optimism I’ve seen ever.   resistance is fertile from CrimethInc.   The greatest illusionist spectacle in the world no longer enchants us. We are certain that communities of joy will emerge from our struggle, here and now. … Continue reading

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Bush accuses war critics of hectoring?

What do you suppose Bush’s wordsmiths had in mind to choose the arcane term “hectoring?” They’ve been quite astute at framing issues with novel usage like “surge” and other reinventions to frustrate our lexicography. (I’m having a flashback to another … Continue reading

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Jim Hightower speaking in the Springs

The Independent is sponsoring a lecture by populist champion Jim Hightower of the HIGHTOWER LOWDOWN on April 1st. No joke!   Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall, Colorado College, Tues. 4-5pm.   I confess for some reason I had ex-agricultural commissioner … Continue reading

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Pesticides and Parkinson’s

There is such an assault on the idea that environmental toxins actually do cause disease these days, that this study linking Parkinson’s to pesticides is noteworthy. Pesticide Parkinson’s link strong Of course, poisons cause diseases like Cancer, Asthma, and Parkinson’s, … Continue reading

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Billy Bob Clinton and the cane fields

Makes you sick… capitalism as a means toward social organizing and a just prosperity. Tell me after reading this you’re still convinced that capitalist democracy is viable any longer… for us, the working poor, the working class, the middle classes? … Continue reading

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There are better ways to leave Iraq

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Cuba is a gayer place today than it was yesterday

Such a repressive place, Cuba! Hateful and nasty communists run the island. They are hateful and nasty that is, unless you happen to be Gay! That’s right, Cuba is a gayer place today than it was yesterday. And I’m hoping … Continue reading

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She was just lucky that she didn’t have a pierced clit

Thank God that we have a Department of Homeland Security that is protecting us all from body piercings in airports. See… TSA Forces Woman To Remove Nipple Rings For Flight In fact, it’s like we have The Three Stooges loose … Continue reading

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Iraq contractor deaths counted in digits

Revealed: two more US contractors were killed in Iraq. Their bodies discovered after they had been captured last year. The FBI has asked the families not to comment publicly. Plus, this latest report came with more gruesome detail than Americans … Continue reading

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On location at Buenos Aires protest

In case you missed it, NMT is on location in Buenos Aires! Marie is in the thick of the protests, but without her laptop/Photoshop. She writes: Thank you for supplying the graphic! Yes, that is exactly what I saw. The … Continue reading

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Big Dems don’t want another McGovern

Superdelegates were conceived to avoid the problem which George McGovern presented as the popular democratic nominee for the 1972 election. Without political guidance, the hoi palloi delegates selected a candidate, the best ever really, who promptly lost to Richard Nixon … Continue reading

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The Surge morphs into The Purge

The US is now attacking the allies of Iran within the Iraqi Shia community, and this new battle in the US War to Re-Colonize the Middle East is now underway. It is an effort by the US to clean up … Continue reading

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MARCH 27-30 Sixth Cairo Conference

This year for the first time the Hands Off Venezuela campaign will be taking part in the Cairo Conference (International Campaign against US and Zionist Occupation, 6th Cairo Conference, 4th Cairo Forum, Press Syndicate, March 27-30, 2008). HOV will be … Continue reading

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Corrupt Fed wants control

These bastards are brazen thieves and agents of disinformation. Has the entire fricking country gone stupid? We are witnessing the transfer of vast sums of our money… not theirs, ours… to them!! And a Fed who wants to get the … Continue reading

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The smoker’s right to be hooked

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Poetry Slams slam poetry

Poetry Slams have reduced our most elevated literary genre to the arena of Hallmark Cards. Can you imagine compelling Longfellow to extemporize on the spot, faced with one-upping a fast-rapping carnival barker? Perhaps Oscar Wilde could have risen to the … Continue reading

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Is promoting First Affirmative Financial Network promoting ‘economic sustainability’?

Is promoting the First Affirmative Financial Network actually promoting real ‘economic sustainability’? The reason I ask this, is that tonight the Justice and Peace group here in Colorado Springs is hosting the message of this FAFN group in the PPJPC … Continue reading

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African Union ugly iron fist of status quo

Comoran and Tanzanian African Union soldiers in Mutsamudu beat a man suspected of collaborating with Mohamed Bacar, the renegade Anjouan leader. Tanzania, with the backing of the African Union, has retaken the small Isle of Anjouan, which has been rebel-held/ … Continue reading

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