Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Children

"The more boring a child is, the more the parents, when showing off the child, receive adulation for being good parents-- because they have a tame child-creature in their house."
--Frank Zappa

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Prologue

"When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past?"
--Robert Half

Monday, April 28, 2008

How

"How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I'm committed to?"
--Anthony Robbins, Motivational Speaker

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Terrified

"People are so isolated, and so alone, and so suspicious, and so competitive with each other, and so sure that they are about to be conned by their neighbor, or by their mother, or by their sister, or their grandmother. What's the use of having fifty percent of the world's wealth, or whatever it is that you have, if you're going to live this pathetic, terrified life?"
--Arundhati Roy

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Humility

"If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect."
--Ted Turner

Friday, April 25, 2008

Science

"Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science."
--Henri Poincare

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Television IV

"Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want."
--Clive Barnes

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Blessings

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must understand the fatigue of supporting it."
--Thomas Paine, statesman

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

HELLary Clinton's Monstrous Threat

Tough guy Hillary Clinton, on the morning of a critical primary vote in Pennsylvania, uttered a monstrous threat, saying on ABC's "Good Morning America program today that if Iran were to launch a nuclear attack on Israel while she was president, "we would be able to totally obliterate them."

Think about that a moment! A country that we view as a theocracy, run dictatorially by a bunch of self-appointed religious fanatics, whose rule is enforced by an army of equally fanatic quasi-military thugs and enforcers, launches an attack on America's ally Israel, and Clinton says her response would be to incinerate the people of that country--people who are as powerless to stop such an attack as would be the people of Israel or the United States.

[I]s the appropriate response the slaughter of tens of millions of innocent Iranian citizens?

[K]illing the country's people, who are civilians and have no say over such things, is pathological.


Source, and full article by Dave Lindorff, April 22, 2008

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Rolling Stone's Pennsylvania Primary Thread

Rolling Stone has an open thread on today's Pennsylvania primary.

My Post in RS's "Comments" section:

The voting machines win. America loses. Corporate media aids and abets the stealing of what's left of our Constitutional Republic by remaining silent.

Kudos to RS for having Links beside the article to RFK Jr.'s articles on the stealing of 2004 and the coming theft of 2008.

TLC

Cell Phones: How To Buy Your Way Out Of Responsibility For Brain Cancer

U.S. Cellular Donates $20,000 to Local Child Abuse Prevention Agencies
CAPS in Salina and Hope Unlimited in Iola to get grants

A local wireless communication company's donation will benefit a Salina organization that provides services for child victims of sexual or physical abuse.

To help raise awareness during National Child Abuse Prevention Month, U.S. Cellular is donating $5,000 to Child Advocacy and Parenting Services in Salina. Child Advocacy and Parenting Services, or CAPS, provides family mentoring and social work case management services for at-risk families and children.

The company is also donating $15,000 and free wireless phones and service to Hope Unlimited in Iola. The donations will support prevention services and programs that benefit area families in need.


Source, and full article: KSAL
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Hey, great! We've got an industry that spends boocoo bucks marketing an unnecessary product to children, which spends lots of money on advertising thus making the corporate media happy, and the corporate media in gratitude keeps largely silent on the cancer many of those cell phone using children will experience as they grow older.

Why do agencies supposedly looking out for children take money from companies that harm children?

TLC

Top 3 Things You Won't Hear About On Keith Olbermann's "Countdown"

1. The pharmaceutical drug cartel. But then, most of the show's advertisers are pharmaceutical companies. I guess if you have to sell your soul, you sell out to a devil with lots of money.

2. Stolen/rigged elections. Diebold is our friend. Silence on the strong trend of Obama winning in caucus states while HELLary wins in states where voting machines are used. Today's Pennsylvania Primary is presented as if it's a genuine election, yet the evidence is substantial that the machines will call the shots.

3. Halliburton concentration camps, other moves toward the imposition of martial law. Instead we get Olbermann's cheery declaration at the end of each show on the number of days until the 2008 (s)election.

TLC

Deeds

"The deeds you do today may be the only sermon some people will hear today." --St. Francis of Assisi, 1182-1226, Preacher and Founder of the Franciscan Order

Heart exam, EKG recommended before children get ADHD drugs

Children should be screened for heart problems with an electrocardiogram before getting drugs like Ritalin to treat hyperactivity and attention-deficit disorder, the American Heart Association recommended Monday.

Stimulant drugs can increase blood pressure and heart rate. For most children, that isn't a problem. But in those with heart conditions, it could make them more vulnerable to sudden cardiac arrest — an erratic heartbeat that causes the heart to stop pumping blood through the body — and other heart problems.

Source, and full AP Wire Service article: SF Chronicle, April 21, 2008

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Duh, you would think that would be a clue that maybe those toxins shouldn't be given to our children. But nooooooooooo, the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel rules!

And if the child *doesn't* have a heart problem--the damage these drugs do will set that child up for cardiac damage that manifests itself many years later, giving the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel plenty of other arguable things to point the finger at and slime their way out of responsibility once again.

TLC

Monday, April 21, 2008

Seeds

"In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time."
--Robert Collier, Writer and Publisher

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The (Ford Foundation) Nation

ALTERNATIVE MEDIA CENSORSHIP: SPONSORED BY CIA's FORD FOUNDATION?
by Bob Feldman

THE NATION INSTITUTE / RADIO NATION / THE NATION MAGAZINE

The Nation Institute's RADIO NATION show is a promotional/advertising tool for a liberal-left establishment magazine, THE NATION, that generally tends to be a Democratic Party-oriented publication. Neither the magazine nor its radio tie-in show that is aired on Pacifica radio stations and many college radio stations may be eager to encourage much discussion about the historic relationship between foundations and the CIA or about the evidence of a 9/11 conspiracy which grassroots journalists and researchers have discovered. Yet in a 1996 interview with former BOSTON PHOENIX media critic Dan Kennedy, NATION editor Katrina vanden Heuvel claimed that "We have a monopoly on weekly progressive journalism in this country." But are RADIO NATION listeners and readers of THE NATION magazine actually being provided with authentically progressive anti-war, anti-corporate and anti-establishment journalism each week by THE NATION editor?

Source, and full article: Questions Questions

The Cost Of Food; The Lack Of Context

US Food Inflation at Highest Level in 17 Years

Here in the United States, food inflation has reached its highest level in seventeen years, and analysts expect it to get worse.

Source: Democracy Now, April 15, 2008

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And who was President 17 years ago? Why, it was another Bu$h. The current one's father, who likewise--although not as savagely--screwed the masses. Sure would have been nice if DN had mentioned that little fact. Or would DN's masters at the Ford Foundation have objected?

TLC

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Salad

"We don't need a melting pot in this country, folks. We need a salad bowl. In a salad bowl, you put in the different things. You want the vegetables - the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers - to maintain their identity. You appreciate differences."
--Jane Elliot

Friday, April 18, 2008

Foundations

"Surely a large part of the zealous repression of radical protest in America has its roots in the fact that millions of men who are apparently "insiders" know how vulnerable the system is because they know how ambiguous their own attachments to it are. The slightest challenge exposes the fragile foundations of legitimacy of the state."
--John Scharr
Source: Power and Community, 1970

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Nature

"If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can't help but learn."
--Bernie Siegel, MD, Doctor, Author and Lecturer

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Where II

"We go where our vision is."
--Joseph Murphy

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The *Real* Threat To Iraq

Bush Admin: Iran Poses “Primary Threat” to Iraq

The Bush administration has escalated its rhetoric against Iran. This weekend senior US officials told the Washington Post that Iran now poses the primary threat to Iraq. The officials said Iran has increased its support for Shia militias battling US and Iraqi troops. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has previously ridiculed US allegations of Iranian interference in Iraq, saying it’s the US that invaded and continues to occupy the country.

Source: Democracy Now, April 14, 2008

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Uh, Iran hasn't murdered over a million Iraqis, or rendered five million homeless. And yet, DN reports the above without any comment, context, perspective, or clue!

TLC

Liberty III

"The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government."
--Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), 32nd US President

Monday, April 14, 2008

Everyone

"Everyone's got it in him, if he'll only make up his mind and stick at it. None of us is born with a stop-valve on his powers or with a set limit to his capacities. There's no limit possible to the expansion of each one of us."
Charles M. Schwab 1862-1939, Industrialist

Sunday, April 13, 2008

First II

"Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind." --Mikhail Gorbachev (1931- ) Soviet political leader

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Play

"Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game." --Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British Prime Minister (1940-45, 51-55)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Potent

"The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed."
--Steven Biko

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Then & Now

"The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist."
--Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) Prime Minister of England November 21, 1943


"It bothers me that the executive branch is taking the amazing position that just on the president's say-so, any American citizen can be picked up, not just in Afghanistan, but at O'Hare Airport or on the streets of any city in this country, and locked up without access to a lawyer or court just because the government says he's connected somehow with the Taliban or Al Qaeda. That's not the American way. It's not the constitutional way."
--Laurence Tribe Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law,
Harvard University Source: interview on ABC's Nightline

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Advances

"Science and medicine advance funeral by funeral."
--Niels Bohr (Physicist)

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Coexistence

"Coexistence on this tightly knit earth should be viewed as an existence not only without wars, but also without the government telling us how to live, what to say, what to think, what to know, and what not to know."
--Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Monday, April 07, 2008

Effort

"The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed."
--Lloyd Jones

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Waterpots

"Do not think lightly of evil that not the least consequence will come of it. A whole waterpot will fill up from dripping drops of water. A fool fills himself with evil, just a little at a time."
--Buddha

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Tenants

"Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man." --Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899) US writer

Friday, April 04, 2008

Fear

"Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them." --Marilyn Ferguson

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Probabilities

"I teach something called The Law of Probabilities, which says the more things you try, the more likely one of them will work. The more books you read, the more likely one of them will have an answer to a question that could solve the major problems of your life.. make you wealthier, solve a health problem, whatever it might be."
--Jack Canfield, Success Coach

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Bu$hed

"Bush is the amalgamation of all the hideous and sad parts of the Republican Party. He is a Republican Frankenstein. He has the temperament of Barry Goldwater, the integrity of Richard Nixon, and the brains of Dan Quayle"
--Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Quality

"When the quality of food coming into the body is of higher quality than the tissue which the body is made of, the body begins to discard the lower grade materials and tissues to make room for the superior materials which it uses to make new and healthier tissue--the body ALWAYS tries to produce health and ALWAYS will, unless our interference is too great."
--Dr Stanley Bass