July 16, 2010 archive

American Pathocracy: Case study Iraq.

The Ruling Borg of Psychopaths  

“What is missing [in psychopaths], in other words, are the very qualities that allow a human being to live in social harmony.”[  

—  Robert Hare

America’s ruling elite have become extremely and increasingly destructive to social values both at home and abroad, to a degree one must recognize as both criminal and pathological.  

73,000 WordPress Blogs Shutdown By U.S. Authorities…..Are We Next? (UPDATEX2!)

After the U.S. Government took action against several sites connected to movie streaming recently, nerves are jangling over the possibility that this is just the beginning of a wider crackdown. Now it appears that a free blogging platform has been taken down by its hosting provider on orders from the U.S. authorities on grounds of “a history of abuse”. More than 73,000 blogs are out of action as a result.


Wild Wild Left Radio #72 The Sweltering Summer of Frog-boil!

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Well, it official… Cheney’s heart no longer beats, but he lives on…. and the heat is creeping up both on the thermometer, and on the crisis horizons…..

The volcano of oil has been temporarily stopped, but there be dangers there..

War with Iran inches closer.

We have finance reform that isn’t and bribes that are.

Then, proof positive that the Elites are planning scenarios to make the new world order a totalitarian one – so much for global awakenings, folks.

There is lots of HOT HOT HOT news, in this the Summer of Frog Boil….


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Open Crimson


(credit:  Michael Rauscher)

News at Noon

From Reuters

WRAPUP 3-BP stops oil spewing into Gulf, well tests continue

By Kristin Hayes and Eric Onstad

July 16, 2010

LONDON/HOUSTON, July 16 (Reuters) – BP’s (BP.L) shares rose on Friday on hopes that it has at last capped the ruptured subsea well that has been spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico for the past three months and can now begin the clean-up.

BP (BP.N) finally choked off the leak on Thursday, the first time it has managed to cap the flow since the blowout on April 20 which has caused the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history and an environmental disaster for the U.S. Gulf coast region.

Investors welcomed the news that the leak has been capped but remained cautious since BP needs to complete 48 hours of tests on whether the well will remain intact after a new tight-sealing containment cap was installed on the mile-deep subsea wellhead three days earlier.

Extremely Sad but not Unexpected News

Record number of Army suicides in June

7/15/2010 Officials have been grappling with how to identify, treat soldiers at risk

The U.S. Army on Thursday reported a record number of suicides in a single month among active duty, Guard and Reserve troops, despite an aggressive program of counseling, training and education aimed at suicide prevention.

Suicides for the first half of the year are up 12 percent over 2009. In June, 32 soldiers are believed to have committed suicide, including 21 on active duty.

The June report came as the Army also released a 20-minute training video on suicide prevention titled, “Shoulder to Shoulder – I will never quit on life.”  Continued

Myszka, Mishka

He was still not sure if word was little mouse, or little bear. Was it mish-ka or mee-shka… sometimes it sounded like a hybrid between the two. He smiled to himself. He had been both. The nickname, in either form had followed him since birth, given by his Bobczi, and God knew his Polish grandmother had a sense of humor that was sly and innocent at the same time.

He liked to think now, that she intuited the duality of his nature, even then. After telling the story once to some of the town’s children, his name became permanently “Mouse.” Kids were forever begging Uncle Mouse to regale them with the many tales he knew by heart, both fiction and from his long life. He was equally certain, that since that City Council meeting one day, as many adults called him “The Bear” privately.

He had never walked back then, now he walked everywhere. The trick knee that had given him problems in that other lifetime was only so much background noise now. Either it had become weary of complaining unheard or actually become stronger by demand. The pulverized dust off this well-worn trail felt like pillows beneath his bare feet, then more firm but still silky as he stepped off it to the less traveled path. He avoided the man-made aquifer like the plague, climbing instead toward old well nestled into the morning shadows of an abandoned mine from yet another age. There were filters still to be had, that would render the lake water drinkable, but since the grid shut down there could be things more dangerous than mere E.Coli and fecal’s in it. Some of the factories just loosened their wastes, with the release of a person who gasped their last death rattle; other sources just slowly leached their death, like the a wound that refused to stop draining. People were getting sick, dying, and you just couldn’t convince them that it was the water. Who knows what came from further up the Pacific chain? Besides, he liked the cooler greener air above the valley.


There, in the shadows of the redwoods, he would have a chance to negotiate more with Crystal, the unofficial leader of the mountain village nearby. Unlike the arm twisting, duplicitous, make or break dealings of his business past, where deals were brokered or broken with lightening speed, things took time now. They had been talking for months about this subject.

Docudharma Times Friday July 16

Friday’s Headlines:

Oil leak is stopped for first time since April 20 blowout

Paul the Octopus won’t be sold to Spain


From a Gulf Oyster, a Domino Effect

Author of ‘torture memos’ says CIA exceeded limits in interrogations


Hackers clone French Foreign Ministry website

Vatican says women priests a ‘crime against faith’

Middle East

Syrian human rights record unchanged under Assad, report says

Iran scientist: CIA offered me $50m to lie about nuclear secrets


North Korea’s desperate measures


A weird and wonderful art project in dystopic Johannesburg

Cattle rustling in the land of white bulls

Latin America

Mexico City promises free honeymoon to Argentina’s first gay married couple

Muse in the Morning

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Muse in the Morning

One should first establish

oneself in what is proper.

One may then teach others,

and wise, one is not blamed.

–The Dhammapada, 158

Phenomena XVII: wondering

Looking Back

Lacking Options

Meaningful discussion

about what it means

for me to be

differently gendered

must clearly begin

by exploring

why you are not

I shall wait

–Robyn Elaine Serven

–May 30, 2008

Late Night Karaoke

It’s A Beautiful Day

Uh Hunh


AP has a digest report for today’s events HERE.

BY THE NUMBERS: The stoppage came 85 days, 16 hours and 25 minutes after the first report of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Somewhere between 94 million and 184 million gallons have spilled into the Gulf, according to government estimates. BP said the oil stopped flowing into the water at 2:25 p.m. CDT after engineers gradually dialed down the amount of crude escaping through the last of three valves in the cap.

(Or you can, of course,just see ARC’s essay right here.)

Hmmmph. What do you think?

As for me, I’m still hovering around ‘Planet Cloud’. My own little wavy gravy Cloud, not one of those other Bright Blinding Clouds crowded up with the rank and file.

You know the little clock, the one on your VCR

the one that’s always blinking twelve noon

because you never figured out

how to get in there and change it?

So it’s always the same time

just the way it came from the factory.

Good morning. Good night.

Same time tomorrow. We’re in record.

So here are the questions: Is time long or is it wide?

And the answers? Sometimes the answers

just come in the mail. And one day you get the letter

you’ve been waiting for forever. And everything it says

is true. And then the last line says:

Burn this. We’re in record.

And what I really want to know is: Are things getting better

or are they getting worse? Can we start all over again?

Stop. Pause. We’re in record. Good morning. Good night.

Now I in you without a body move.

And in our hearts we fly. Standby.

Good morning. Good night.

~Laurie Anderson

I’ve been floating in this mood most of today, having little or nothing to do with this or any other News, but it all seems fitting. Just kind of… Salt & Pepper, Shadow & Light, Yin & Yang. There’s more…

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