Thursday, February 12, 2015

Minor update....

Finally have time to start getting my half dozen websites together on Wordpress. Might move this blog there at that point and actually start promoting it.  Time will tell.  Meanwhile, a sign of life with a few images that may reflect some of the themes of the last month: reorganizing life, cursing at war mongers, fantasizing about starting a libertarian retirement community, plotting exposes (per this under construction page), eating too much and doing too much housework, reading too much about celebrity tragedies, laughing at ridiculous celebrities, having good laughs with women friends about the opposite sex (no matter what they call themselves), spending the younger generations hard earned money now that I've collected all the social security money I ever put in, and don't get me started on medicare expenses... planning a whole series of new music videos, having lots of cuddle time with my favorite cuddly cutie... and the beat goes on...
 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Wandering the internet and ...found in drafts...

Was going to post a few things I found of interest while just catching up on old email.  And then noticed I had some interesting material stuck in draft I never published, so throwing them in near the end.... Just so my detractors will have something to nitpick me over. Yukkety Yuk.

The Korean War - US bombed country into oblivion..
First read this article, much of it confirmed in the sometimes reliable Wikipedia, and then found this video.


Smart Phones should have a wrist strap attachment point! Us oldsters tend to drop them - especially when we are skiing.   Meanwhile there's MyBunjee.com.

Pretty good article on hypocrisy of leaders who denounce killings at Charlie Hebdo offices. I do see that Israel allows Jewish satirists to mock Judaism. Funnier than some of Charlie's gross cartoons which even grossed out this critic of Patriarchal Religions.



 

I missed this end of prohibition (1933) party - and now marijuana practically legal in DC!  Wow, you'll hear all about it when I finally smoke some!

From 2013! Time flies amid various contretemps, and this individual has had many thoughts about world events. But what is actually new, surprising, unique and even hopeful and exciting among any of them? A little list...

* Animals also getting fatter Does fat encase pollutants in our bodies to protect us, as I read somewhere once; and there's just so much pollution...As the American people got fatter, so did marmosets, vervet monkeys and mice. The problem may be bigger than any of us.

* Glenn Greenwald: NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans' data with Israel

*American Exceptionalism was proclaimed - and immediately mocked by anti-establishmentarians and foreign leaders.  What a good week that was!

*Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government estimates that US wars in Afghanistan, Iraq to cost $6 trillion.

*Anthony Gregory review of Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization by Nicholson Baker.

My favorite of all the adorable rottweiller puppy videos:

This short one comes in second.

Oh, but let's not totally lose touch with the reality of our violent patriarchal world...

To end on a more positive note, a book I've been meaning to read:

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year! Please universal consciousness...

 
Visualizing lots of happiness, productivity and prosperity for 2015 for me and all beings in the universe!  Couple images grabbed from a web pages and a version of John Lennon's IMAGINE - which they play just before the ball drops in Times Square.  Imagine - anarchy in Times Square!


RT tv channel had a great review of a year where the number of sunspots were relatively few, but the protests kept on going, per my article Sunspot cycles and activist strategies (which I hope to update with lots of facts and figures this year.)

Monday, December 08, 2014

Headline: Reckless Congress ‘Declares War’ on Russia


 It should be a headline across the United (for now) States! 

But it's just a headline of Antiwar.com article

War with Russia, isn't that special... wonder what it means??

 

 

 

Monday, December 01, 2014

Fighting for Our Freedom vs. Rank Sexism

If my sinus/chest cold ever clears up I'll be telling a story of rank and institutionalized sexism on a website which hundreds of millions of people - even journalists! - actually think is semi-credible.  Just one more place where women must fight for our freedom.  Though compared to giant militarized patriarchal nation states, it's a nick on a gnat's knee...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Put cameras on the damned cops, already....

Another disgusting show of injustice by the racist US court system in finding the officer not prosecutable for the killing of Michael Brown.  The more one hears about the prosecutor's grand jury manipulations, the more disgusted one gets.  (Released documents here.) We need cameras on these cops' bodies so we don't have to take their word for what really happened any more. But of course, that's only the beginning of what we need to end racist and patriarchal oppression. See secession.net

Update:   Obviously, the video of Michael Brown's stepfather screaming "Burn this bitch down" expressed the frustration of millions of blacks after centuries of slavery followed by Jim Crow oppression followed by "Daddy State" oppression (we'll give government jobs to your sell outs and feed your poor kids if you stay out of our neighborhoods, don't marry our daughters, and let us kill or imprison enough of your adult males to keep you under our white supremacist control.) And of course the cops DO let them burn down their own neighborhoods and businesses in order to teach them a lesson.It happened in the 1960s and it happened in Ferguson. (In 1992 after Rodney King police acquittal, the cops weren't quite as much in control in Los Angeles; rioters burned down a lot of stores in half white neighborhoods, including the one I'd lived in a few years earlier.) 
 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bullets or missle brought down MH-17?

Geez, they only now are collecting the carcass of the Malaysian commercial airliner MH-17 that was shot down over the Ukraine in July, 2014.The Western media continues to scream that Ukrainian rebels armed with a Russian ground to air missile did it. Even Al-Jazeera just assumes it's a missile from Ukrainian rebels. Both the US and Russia are stonewalling/taking their time on handing over satellite and radar evidence. 

The RT video below presents the Russian view that it was 30 millimeter bullets from a Ukrainian fighter jet that shot down the plane. Most impressive is photographs of the very noticeable vapor trail such a missile would leave, video of Russians using such bullets to shoot into some old planes, comparison of the damage to that on MH-17, and eye witnesses who are sure they heard a plane.  There are a couple questionable assertions I didn't bother to check and there's a noticeable lack of some radar evidence presented last summer indicating an aircraft.

There's been lots of time since July to tamper with the evidence in the field; and there will be more opportunities once it gets into the hands of the Ukrainian government whose security apparatus has been infiltrated by Ukraine's Right Sector neofascists. Most infamously Andriy Parubiy who was a top security secretary from after the February coup to August 2014 when he mysteriously was driven from power. But now he's head of the People's Front party that just got 22% of the seats in Ukraine's Parliament. They have their own military council of which he's part.

Hope there are some honest people watching the evidence every minute. If there are they'll probably turn up dead in a field with a big fat round in their head. 

It's strange that with all the exposes about right-wing white power ultra-nationalist neo-fascist violent crazies threatening the US and Europe, when one like the Right Sector actually becomes prominent in a government, the US/NATO pretend it's not a factor. They can't admit even to themselves the possibility that a Right Sector leader/militant ordered or facilitated the shoot down of the plane to make Russia look bad and get US/NATO reinforcement.Or maybe they've figured it out and thus are keeping the Ukrainians at arms length, using them just as pawns in US/NATO plans to further crush Russia and it's many growing alliances worldwide.  

I hate power politics!!  But every now and then you have to exercise your mind and write about it.

It's a scary world we live in when people can shoot down a commercial plane and giant powers and their underlings can suppress evidence.  And these scary people still have lots of nukes and continue to bleed us dry.