October 29, 2009 archive

Daughter’s Jury Duty

Want to get out of it?  Well there are several ways.  Here is what I do.

Docudharma Times Thursday October 29

Thursday’s Headlines:

Shortage of Vaccine Poses Political Test for Obama

In China, too, a health-care system in disarray

Justices will scrutinize life sentences for youths

Government report is expected to mark end to recession

Iran jails British diplomat over summer uprising

Does J Street arrival signal a split in America’s Israel lobby?

Blair bid for EU presidency wins support from Brown

Swiss crackdown on ‘suicide tourism’ could spell end of Dignitas clinic

Drought, typhoons threaten Asia food supplies

As US seeks closer ties with Turkmenistan, government cracks down on students

Zimbabwe officials deport UN investigator invited by government

Somali pirates threaten to kill British couple

President Honors Fallen at Dover Arrival

Earlier this morning:

Obama visits Dover AFB to honor fallen soldiers

President Barack Obama, right, salutes as an Army carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. Dale R. Griffin of Terre Haute, Ind., during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama made a midnight dash to this air base Wednesday to honor the return of fallen soldiers, absorbing the ultimate cost of war as the United States endures its deadliest month of the Afghanistan campaign.

On a clear fall night, Obama flew by Marine One helicopter to Dover Air Force Base to greet the flag-draped cases of 18 Americans killed in action this week…>>>Rest Found Here

Muse in the Morning

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The muses are ancient.  The inspirations for our stories were said to be born from them.  Muses of song and dance, or poetry and prose, of comedy and tragedy, of the inward and the outward.  In one version they are Calliope, Euterpe and Terpsichore, Erato and Clio, Thalia and Melpomene, Polyhymnia and Urania.

It has also been traditional to name a tenth muse.  Plato declared Sappho to be the tenth muse, the muse of women poets.  Others have been suggested throughout the centuries.  I don’t have a name for one, but I do think there should be a muse for the graphical arts.  And maybe there should be many more.

I know you have talent.  What sometimes is forgotten is that being practical is a talent.  I have a paucity for that sort of talent in many situations, though it turns out that I’m a pretty darn good cook.  🙂  

Let your talent bloom.  You can share it here.  Encourage others to let it bloom inside them as well.

Won’t you share your words or art, your sounds or visions, your thoughts scientific or philosophic, the comedy or tragedy of your days, the stories of doing and making?  And be excellent to one another!

BrokenRoots: SF’s Project Homeless Connect

The day breaks sunny and nippy in San Francisco and the wind is already whipping around Polk Street, in front of City Hall and down past the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium as the first Project Homeless Connect volunteer coordinators enter the auditorium prior to 7 AM. Just before midnight, the news is that some 2200 homeless showed up for services today. Final tallies are not yet published.

The mission of Project Homeless ConnectTM (PHC) is to connect San Francisco’s homeless with the system of care that will help them move off the streets and into housing.

The way forward for Ford workers

Original article via World Socialist Web Site:

With votes tallied at factories employing more than a third of Ford’s 41,000 US workers, the concessions contract being pushed by the United Auto Workers appears headed for defeat.

If the deal is defeated, it will be the first time auto workers have turned down a national agreement recommended by the UAW since 1982.

The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder — The Documentary

Perhaps some or even most in Docudharma land were aware of Vincent Bugliosi’s book, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, when it was published on May 27, 2008.  This masterpiece was essentially ignored by the Corporate Mainstream News Media.  Although Mr. Bugliosi tried valiantly to publicize the book, the MSM shunned him as if he were carrying the bubonic plague. Despite their shameful efforts, the book still sold 130,000 copies within the first three months of publication.

Mr. Bugliosi is perhaps best known as the assistant Los Angeles County District Attorney who successfully prosecuted Charles Manson for the 1969 murders of Sharon Tate and six others. He subsequently authored, in conjunction with Curt Gentry, a book chronicling the Manson trial, entitled Helter Skelter, which became the best selling true crime book in publishing history, with more than 7 million copies sold.   Two additional true-crime books also reached #1 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list: And the Sea Will Tell and Outrage.  

Having placed three books at #1 on this bestseller list is an unprecedented achievement. No other American true-crime writer has had more than one book reach the coveted #1 ranking.

Mr. Bugliosi’s 2007 book, Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, was also a New York Times bestseller. A made for television adaptation of the book will be aired as a ten-part HBO miniseries, produced by Tom Hanks.

The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder is being made into a documentary, slated for release in February, 2010.  Fundraising efforts are currently underway to cover marketing costs.  

Since the MSM will likely maintain their silence upon the release of the film, you can fill this void by sending this information along to anyone and everyone you know who might be interested.

Here is the link for a lengthy and detailed trailer of the film…

New study says cellphones CAN give you cancer

Well here’s some serious rain on humanity’s latest parade:   Cell phones can indeed give you cancer.

Who will tell the children?

In a decade long, landmark study, it turns out that long term use of cell phones ‘significantly increases risk’ of tumors.


How much you want to bet that people just decide to ignore this?

I mean, who wants to give up their cell phone?

The “funny” thing (not funny ha-ha but funny queer) about this is that they just don’t know how to break it to the public:

Publication of the results of the £20million investigation have been delayed over disagreements how best to present the conclusions.

Maybe they should spend another ten years and twenty million pounds doing a study on how to tell the cell-phone loving public.  

I’m sure the corporatocracy would gladly delay this as long as possible.

And it’s sort of embarrassing for the governments as well:

The findings are expected to put pressure on the British Government, which has always insisted that mobile phones are safe to use.

Sorry, I realize this is bad news.   But something we should all be aware of.

Might want to spread it around.

Late Night Karaoke

Open Thread

Overnight Caption Contest

The Point Grayson was trying to make about The Fed

The only thing Alan Grayson should Apologize for …

was not having the Fed’s Price List

for their services!


Perhaps Grayson can be excused, since “The Fed” does favors for its clients, far from the scrutiny of prying eyes … giving away Billions to their good ole Buddies, both Foreign and Domestic, without so much as a Receipt or and IOU exchanging hands …

It’s easy to see how this shady activity just might get “mis-construed”:

Alan Grayson: Which Foreigners got the Fed’s 500 Billion?


For something completely different…

Prof. Johnathan Turley has a great blog.  This story is not only seasonal, but, instructive as well!

Maryland police Sgt. Eric Janik, 37, may not get the thrust of trick of treat traditions. The Baltimore police office went to a haunted house called the House of Screams with friends and when confronted by a character dressed as Leatherface with a chainsaw (sans the chain, of course), Janik pulled out his service weapon and pointed it at the man, who immediately dropped character, dropped the chainsaw, and ran like a bat out of Halloween Hell.

HEADLINE: Cop scares ghoul on Halloween!

Ok… here’s the analysis…

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