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

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:

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