20 Feb 2012

Adding to the Keystone debate

Came across this and noticed that the only ‘mainstream’ news pickup was by the Canadian Huffpost and netwise news wise was DemUnderground via a google search. Seems the EU and Canada are squaring off about the tar sands/oil sands that are to slosh their way from Canada to the Gulf

12 Feb 2012

Bill Moyers redux and more

Heather McGhee on the Millennial Generation from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo. Watched Moyers and Company from the DVR last night and a couple of statements made during the interview prompted this diary. (In case others weren’t aware, Moyers is back on PBS at 10PM PST on Fridays) “Unemployment among our youngest

08 Feb 2012

The Great Game

Yesterday on democracyNow a long time journalist/author was interviewed re Syria. He provided -at least to me- the most informed and cogent explanation of what is happening in the Middle East re Iran,the U.S., Russia. Israel et al. The clarity the interview provided needs -IMNSHO- to be propagated so that’s

05 Feb 2012

Through the looking glass

Watched this program last night and it got me to thinking about the dialogue that occurred when Jane was reaching out to the ‘other side’ in order to gain action on a common goal. If nothing else, it ‘should’ get one to thinking, especially in view of the statement “Individual

04 Feb 2012

On becoming a U.S. citizen

With all the talk and hysteria about illegal immigration, it occurred to me to see what those who take the citizenship test have to do to pass that test. Simply stated, it’s pretty easy. “In the citizenship test, the applicant for citizenship is asked up to 10 of the 100

29 Jan 2012

Call it what you want

Been awhile since I wrote/posted anything but Ctut’s ‘House of Cards’ diary triggered this as me and my friends have been calling the economy a ‘house of cards’ for over 10 years now. Anyway, this is odds and ends seeking to inform and educate, meanderings of my mind. “If the

12 Nov 2011

A Musical Prose diary

Diogenes I was listening to the radio and a song came on that I thought was really excellent and performed by an artist I’d not heard of before.(Those who have heard of him, I hope not to bore but will say,damn, why didn’t you share before?) But before I get

11 Nov 2011

Tweet at your own risk

It’s a brave new world……….., uh,yeah. Decision made to open Twitter account of Icelandic MP Birgitta Jonsdottir, who is taking the case to the Council of Europe. “On Thursday a US judge ruled Twitter must release the details of her account and those of two other Twitter users linked to

30 Oct 2011

Obama and Marijuana

Below is what I received from the White House on a petition I signed; read it and weep. What We Have to Say About Legalizing Marijuana By Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy When the President took office, he directed all of his policymakers to

20 Oct 2011

A different 1 % view

Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world “AS PROTESTS against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters’ worst fears. An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over