March 11, 2011 archive

Let them eat iPad

In a furthering effort to expose the FED’s utter disconnect from reality and the real economy we find this total belly flop by none other than the NY Federal Reserve President William Dudley.

Misjudging your audience is hardly unusual for those in positions of power. But its best not to cite the price of the new iPad as an example of why inflation isn’t a problem when you head into a working-class neighborhood like Queens.

from firefly-dreaming 11.3.11

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Late Night Karaoke has Big Audio Dynamite, mishima DJs


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Essays Featured Friday, March 11th:

In Friday Open Thoughts slksfca takes us to see Philip IV, Live And In Person!

This episode of Get Growing from RiaD is Seed Starting

patric juillet‘s Tales From the Larder continues with Remembrances of a Distant Past

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Obama Defends Brutalization of Bradley Manning Against State Department Spokesman


Speaking at an MIT seminar in Boston, Assistant Secretary Of State For Public Affairs P.J. Crowley said Manning is being “mistreated” in the military brig at Quantico, Virginia. “What is being done to Bradley Manning is ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid on the part of the department of defense,” he said.

And how did the Torturer-in-Chief respond to those charges?

Obama declined to “go into details” about the detention of Private Bradley Manning but said that he “actually asked the Pentagon whether or not the procedures that have been taken in terms of his confinement are appropriate and are meeting our basic standards.”

“They assured me that they are,” Obama said.

Asked about Crowley’s comments at his press conference, Obama didn’t mention the spokesman. “I can’t go into details about some of their concerns, but some of this has to do with Private Manning’s safety as well,” Obama said.

Obama “actually asked” about the brutal mistreatment of Bradley Manning!


Barack Obama! What a fucking bum!

Day 3429 of the War in Afghanistan

The United States has been killing civilians and “insurgents” in Afghanistan every day for the last 3429 days, and it’s a sure bet that the United States will kill somebody somewhere tomorrow in Afghanistan, and tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, and for as far into the future as anyone can foresee.


The Comforters: A Review

I think I read the first ten pages of the late fifties UK classic The Comforters about ten times over before I really got it. As it turns out, my reaction was not uncommon. The reader is supposed to be initially confused. Spark’s novel deliberately scorns omniscient narration, opting instead for a grand experiment in Bretchtian allegory. We learn about each character, each interaction, and each conversation as though we were observing it all passively, with no foreknowledge, like some persistent fly on the wall. As the novel progresses, a basic skeletal framework gradually develops into something grander, and within the concise space of two-hundred pages, Muriel Spark’s book reaches its conclusion.  The effect deliberately mimics the creative process.

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PhotobucketTHIS MEANS WAR!!!!

We’ve been predicting this for years. Maybe not so much as prophesy, but in direct observation of how the Class War has unfolded incrementally.

There is a full frontal attack directly against American Workers going on, finally blatant enough that even the most sheepish have become enraged as 30 states introduce legislation trying to Union Bust and redirect resources from the elderly, the students, the poor and the working class directly into the hands of Big Business.

People are hitting the streets, rising up, calling for General Strikes…. how long, I wonder before the next wave of awareness hits and our citizens realize that neither Republicans nor their Democratic counterparts truly represent us anymore?

It is time, my friends, for a Worker’s Party to rise from the ashes they have made of our lives and take over.

I am now jaded enough to see the tragedies unfolding from Japan’s horrific earthquake and the tsunamis yet to come as of this writing as something that the Elites will use immediately to manipulate the market and increase their Wealth even more. They undoubtedly will scream “Financial Crisis” and use it to strip us of even more rights and assets. Remember where you heard that first, and do NOT believe them!


This is a time of hope and wonder… as I told my son last night, “Those people out there in the streets are the salvation of your future!”

Viva la revolucion!

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BREAKING: South Carolina Secedes from Union!

I notice in TheMomCat’s This Day In History that today marks the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Confederate States of America.

Here’s something I wrote a while back on The Stars Hollow Gazette.  Something I’ve learned recently is that while the average price of a slave in 1861 was a little more than $40,000 (in inflation adjusted dollars), it’s just $90 today.

(T)his has basically turned a human being into a cheap commodity – Bales says like a Styrofoam cup that’s cheaply replaceable if damaged, “If they get sick, what’s the point of paying for medicine – it’s cheaper to let them die and acquire a new one than it is to help the ones you’ve got.”

BREAKING: South Carolina Secedes from Union!

by: ek hornbeck, Sun Dec 19, 2010 at 14:44:01 PM EST

PhotobucketThe New York Times was, typically, wrong.




Published: December 15, 1860

Emphasis in the original.

I think what’s important to remember as we celebrate the sesquicentennial is the root cause of the Rebellion.

A group of wealthy men thought it was ok to work, breed, and sell human beings like animals based on the color of their skin.

More than that, they were upset that certain Northern States were insufficiently zealous about finding their property for them when it got ‘lost’, causing significant impact to the bottom line.

And also their honor was offended that anyone could think this behavior morally wrong.  It hurt their sensitive feelings.

The Ride

The Sheen’s, Lohan’s, Oscar’s Style’s vs The Fallen Soldiers’

I’m not going to add anything except this to what I’m posting below, we’ve got a decade plus of living the reality while also no mention of the Country demanding ‘Sacrifice’ for what they readily support,

The Country doesn’t even understand the damage they’ve created with the actions of these two now long running occupations and the hate rhetoric towards others, as a group, that still continues!

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Magnitude 8.9 earthquake rocks Japan

The quake strikes off the northeast coast of Japan, and a tsunami follows, sweeping away cars, boats and even buildings. People in Tokyo tell of ‘shaking and rocking.’

By Barbara Demick, David Pierson and Kenji Hall, Los Angeles Times

March 11, 2011, 12:23 a.m.

Reporting from Beijing and Tokyo An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, shaking office buildings in Tokyo and setting off a devastating tsunami that swept away cars and boats.

The quake – the world’s fifth largest since 1900, according to the U.S. Geological Survey – struck at 2.46 p.m. local time.

There were reports of injuries in Tokyo as officials tried to assess damage, injuries and deaths from the quake and tsunami, but there were no immediate details.

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Time for a break from poetry…in order to create some art.

Must you value what others value,

avoid what others avoid?

How ridiculous!

–Lao Tzu

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