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By all counts, the US press is more akin to Franco’s than any other. I’ve been comparing numerous international rags on the most recent conflict and outside the URSS’s Pravda or Franco’s Arriba, it’s hard to find a more propagandized press than the US’. NYT included.

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I find it poignant that Israel, the child of the victims of the Holocaust, are the closest to Nazi values than anyone else in the 21st century.

I was in Israel in 1997 and already saw what was tantamount to Apartheid. The road between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem had a parallel for Palestinians, with very numerous checkpoints. Jerusalem had the feel of a ghetto – and by all accounts things are worse nowadays.

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Nationalism is the bane of humanity, period.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0gA2mxbjSY

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http://www.correntewire.com/tweet_of_the_day_2_13#more

Instead we get stuck with cycle-0-paths

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For music lovers – check out this guy’s voice control.

 

Flamenco is often compared to blues – many consider them “cousins”. The lyrics put country-western tragedy to shame!

 

Anyhow, if you can overcome the arab/indian influences – and if you can appreciate home-learned fingernail guitar playing, this gem from the 1930′s might be appreciated:

 

 

Lyrics (hugely melodramatic):

 

The daughter of Juan Simón

When I finished my sentence
I was very lost and lonely
She died of sorrow
And I was the cause
I know she died being good

They buried her in the afternoon
The daughter of Juan Simón
And in the town, Simón
was the only gravedigger

He himself took his own
daughter to the cemetary
And he himself dug the grave
Muttering a prayer

And as he carried the
shovel in one hand
And the hoe on his shoulder
Friends ask him

And they all asked him
Where are you coming from Juan Simón?
I’m a gravedigger and I come
From burying my Heart

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Funny, but NSFW.

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http://www.c-span.org/video/?320417-1/hearing-cdc-anthrax-lab-incident

 

Centers for Disease Control Anthrax Lab Incident

Witnesses testified about a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lab incident in June 2014 in which potentially dozens of staff members were exposed to anthrax because safety procedures were not followed.

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http://www.redicecreations.com/radio3fourteen/2014/R314-140709.php

Kent Clizbe – Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Agents Created Political Correctness and Destroyed America
July 9, 2014

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Crazy fuckers in the middle east, at it again. For not the first time in what, 3,000 years?

Air raid sirens in Tel Aviv as Hamas declares all Israelis targets

For discussion: would Obama/a Democratic POTUS or a GOP/teabagger POTUS be more likely to intervene in a century’s old religious war?

Please be prepared to defend you answer when Obama doesn’t commit US troops to this crazy ass-ed eons old religious war. Bonus points if you can find a GOP POTUS who DIDN’T “come to the aid of Israel” in a similar situation.

Jews vote for Democrats, and the GOP would love to absorb them into their hateful fold.

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How Hobby Lobby Undermined The Very Idea of a Corporation

This gets complicated, but bear with us. Basically, what you need to know is that if you and some friends start a company that makes a lot of money, you’ll be rich, but if it incurs a lot of debt and fails, you won’t be left to pay its bills. The Supreme Court affirmed this arrangement in a 2001 case, Cedric Kushner Promotions vs. Don King:

linguistically speaking, the employee and the corporation are different “persons,” even where the employee is the corporation’s sole owner. After all, incorporation’s basic purpose is to create a distinct legal entity, with legal rights, obligations, powers, and privileges different from those of the natural individuals who created it, who own it, or whom it employs.

That separation is what legal and business scholars call the “corporate veil,” and it’s fundamental to the entire operation. Now, thanks to the Hobby Lobby case, it’s in question. By letting Hobby Lobby’s owners assert their personal religious rights over an entire corporation, the Supreme Court has poked a major hole in the veil. In other words, if a company is not truly separate from its owners, the owners could be made responsible for its debts and other burdens.

Read the rest at the link.

Maybe the pro-corporate religious-kook 5 have managed to undermine everything they stand for?

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I need to tell you guys about my visit to Cherry Springs State Park in PA. We went last Saturday, during the “sky party” public viewing night.

For now…

Watch this video.

PLEASE read the commentary at the link.

Uzi, after you read the commentary watch this video. You WON’T be pissed off. It’s amazing video of the southern sky, where the MW is more prominent. Find, for example, the Large Magennalic Cloud.

Read this totally unrelated article, This July 4, governing in the spirit of revenge.

Re: teabaggers. They hate America. They hate me. They probably hate you. See a pattern, here? Hate.

Teabaggers should form their own country, preferably in Utah, and all move there to prove their experiment is a complete failure.

I’m awe-struck by the physical processes that go on, around me, that our best scientists can’t get to, because it makes me understand how little affect I have on how the Universe evolves. We live in a very special place, in a very special galaxy, in a very special universe. What are the odds?

And we argue over whether or not people who believe in magic should follow the law, or not?

Yeah, we’re a fucked up species.

The question is, should we give up?

I say no. Just find a way to make the stupid people STFU. You’d have to be stupid to vote in a way that let’s the teabaggers/GOP maintain power.

But, I can’t control your vote.

And I can’t control the awesome.

The universe is big.

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