June 14, 2011 archive

Vox Frustrati (Vol. 3): Limericks

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If you have something to say, a rant, a comment or a question, Vox might decide to lend you his voice, either anonymously or with your byline. It is your choice.  Vox does reserve editorial rights.

Today on The Stars Hollow Gazette

Due to traveling (NN11) and playing in the mud (don’t ask, trust me it’s messy), the Evening Edition, Punting the Pundits and promotions will be sporadic for the next 2 weeks at both Docudharma and The Stars Hollow Gazette, especially tomorrow.

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The Stars Hollow Gazette

This is an Open Thread

Housing Crash Imminent

I have been writing about housings downturn for sometime and housing has been trending downward for the last 57 months straight. Even with all the government support, various moratoriums, delays, refinances, loan reworks and a plethora of other gadgetry the trend still remains.

Now I am ready to call a crash. But before I get to that specific information lets look at some recent data.

Shadow Inventory q2_2011

Our Sister’s Keeper

Tonight Independent Lens will be presenting Two Spirits, movie about the death of a young Navajo in 2001.  I will be there.  I hope others will also find the time.

I expect this to be an intense experience.

There are some stories which I do not enjoy the privilege to share.  One is the story of the two-spirit people of Native American culture.

This is the true story of a Navajo boy who was also a girl.

On one level I understand that so very well.  But on the other hand, I am not Navajo, so I cannot ever be nadleeh.

When Is A Lobbyist Not A Lobbyist?

Cross posted from The Stars Hollow Gazette

Answer: When it’s a Republican former governor shilling for fracking. It takes a comedian to nail former Governor Tom Ridge (R-PA) trying to say he’s not a lobbyist and cover up the dangers of fracking.

Six In The Morning

Afghans fearful of push to negotiate with Taliban

Many Afghans fear that the Karzai government’s U.S.-backed effort to reconcile with the Taliban may result in too many concessions to the militants, eroding freedoms and undercutting gains in women’s and minority rights.

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times  

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan- It was a peaceful afternoon in a rose-fragrant Kabul park set aside for women. But when girls and women strolling its pathways were asked about the Afghan government’s overtures to the Taliban movement, faces that had been alight with pleasure grew tight with apprehension.

“They don’t change – if the Taliban had power, things would be just as they were before, when we could not work, or leave our houses, or even imagine a place like this, where we can walk freely,” said Maryam Hashimi, a 49-year-old office worker who recalled witnessing Taliban beatings of women for infractions such as allowing a glimpse of their ankles to be visible under full-body veils.

Tuesday’s Headlines:

Japan cabinet approves Fukushima nuclear compensation

‘They shot people who were trying to get away’

Gaza unemployment levels ‘among worst in world’

A year on, and the Belgians are in no rush to form a government

Toms Shoes expands ‘buy one, give one’ to glasses

Muse in the Morning

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Muse in the Morning

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

I won’t tell you that the world matters nothing, or the world’s voice, or the voice of society. They matter a good deal. They matter far too much. But there are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely-or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands. You have that moment now. Choose!

–Oscar Wilde

Kindle 1

Late Night Karaoke