Translated News: Greece Heads For Elections!

Translated News: Greece Heads For Elections!

The Greek Parliament refused to rubber stamp a President who would agree to continue borrowing money from Germany to pay bond holders. Which means Parliament will be disbanded and elections called as soon as possible. In this case, that means Sunday, January 25, 2105. ?The story, from AP, and used by The Huffington Post, can […]

That ‘Democrats Want Hillary Clinton Poll?’ It’s Not A Poll.

That ‘Democrats Want Hillary Clinton Poll?’ It’s Not A Poll.

PoliticsUSA.com published a poll today showing ?Secretary Clinton far ahead of Senator Warren. Is this a sign that the “Clinton Machine” is afraid of ?yet another “freshman Senator” taking the nomination? ?The PoliticsUSA?headline?was surprising to many of us: “Hillary Clinton Leads Elizabeth Warren 48%-6% In New Poll Of Democrats”! It seemed that in spite of […]

Greenpeace Defaces One Of The Most Important Historical Sites Of All Time

Greenpeace Defaces One Of The Most Important Historical Sites Of All Time

  Greenpeace has earned a reputation for protecting whales using radical methods. It seems their zeal doesn’t extend to protecting World Heritage Sites. The famous Nazca lines of Peru, estimated to be from 1,500 to 2,000 years old are some of the most fragile and magnificent links to our past on the planet today. Even […]

A Tale Of White Privilege

A Tale Of White Privilege

When faced with the unimaginable, people find it easier to believe the improbable and often refuse to see the truth of the situation they are facing. We are living in a time when our collective perceptual blindness?is wearing off. ?The situation today we are living through is a period that potentially could be the beginning […]

America Loves Torture — Here’s The Proof

America Loves Torture — Here’s The Proof

The historical failure of Americans to acknowledge our tradition of torture creates a straight line from the first image to the second. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana In the final days of November, 1975 The Senate Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, Chaired […]

Japan Is In Recession (Again!) — Why This Matters To Americans

Japan Is In Recession (Again!) — Why This Matters To Americans

Today “unexpectedly” Japan slid back into recession. Some people say it is only the “first shoe” of many to come. The world economy seems to be falling apart again. Both The Huffington Post and Bloomberg?today ran stories calling Japan’s recession unexpected. Both articles made the following points: Both articles blamed, “the impact of an April […]

Elkis Hermida Sexually Assaulted A 14- Year- Old Girl. What Happened Next Is Worse.

Elkis Hermida Sexually Assaulted A 14- Year- Old Girl. What Happened Next Is Worse.

  An unnamed 14- year- old girl was raped by her teacher, Elkis Hermida. Hermida was convicted in criminal court and sent to prison in 2011. However, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) says the rape is the girl’s?fault.   Here is a news report on the matter. Prepare to be horrified: The minor […]

China’s Xiaomi Takes A Big Bite Out of Apple, But That’s Not All It’s Doing

China’s Xiaomi Takes A  Big Bite Out of Apple, But That’s Not All It’s Doing

There is a new number one phone in China. It is not a Samsung or an Apple. It is a Xiaomi. A “who-mi?” No. Xiaomi. It’s pronounced “shiao-me” and it’s the newest most serious threat to Apple’s phone dominance in years. Xiaomi is a company started by “the Steve Jobs of China,” Lei Jun. That […]

Berlin Wall Falls! Twenty-five Years Later…

Berlin Wall Falls! Twenty-five Years Later…

1989 was a banner year. It was the year of the Tiananmen Square Massacre and of the Danish enacting the first Domestic Partner registry giving same sex couples the rights and responsibilities of marriage. It was the year of Solidarity coming to power in Poland and South Africa beginning to dismantle Apartheid. It seemed realistically […]

5 Things That Prove That Republicans Aren’t The Winners

5 Things That Prove That Republicans Aren’t The Winners

“Voting against a black man is like masturbation for the conservative base.” — Addicting Info “Call it a thumping. Call it a shellacking.”–Sam Stein and Ryan Grim So today is two days after Election Day. Democrats lost. They lost the Senate; they lost Governor’s races they expected to win. How could they lose to Brownback […]

Fracking Returns To California

Fracking Returns To California

The federal government is resuming oil and gas leased for California after a recently released report found little evidence that fracking is dangerous. The Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, (which apparently seems to only be concerned with making sure corporations get free access and cheap leases to our national resources) said the report will […]

Ralph Nader: ‘Democrats Can Win Big in 2014’

Ralph Nader: ‘Democrats Can Win Big in 2014’

The man many Democrats love to hate, Ralph Nader is back! He was on MSNBC this week outlining how the Democratic Party could turn the difficult election of 2014 into a massive win. He was also writing for the?Huffington Post?earlier in August reminding those of us that the one thing Democrats do really well is […]

July 25th USED TO BE Colorado River Day

July 25th USED TO BE Colorado River Day

Image via flikr   The Colorado River was originally called The Grand River but its name was changed on July 25, 1921. The Colorado provides water to much of the Western United States, electricity for Nevada (the bright lights of Las Vegas come to mind), and outdoor recreation for millions of people. From the Public […]

Merkel’s Revenge! Berlin Dumps Verizon

Merkel’s Revenge! Berlin Dumps Verizon

Today the government of Germany led by famous NSA phone hacking victim Angela Merkel got sweet revenge. In the country that invented the term “shadenfreude,” Ms. Merkel got to announce that the government contract with American telecom company Verizon to update the government’s phone systems would not be going forward.?The German interior ministry said the […]

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