In 98, about 3 years from 9/11, Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Annette Benning and Tony Shalhoub starred in a movie called The Siege. I saw it at the movies when it came out and enjoyed, then went on with life. A few nights ago REEL channel played the movie and I was struck by, and stuck on, how predictive and prophetic the movie was.
Radioactive water accumulating in Japan’s crippled Fukushima plant may start overflowing from service trenches in five days
Tepco has pumped millions of liters of cooling water into the three reactors that melted down. By May 18, almost 100,000 tons of radioactive water had leaked into the basements of reactor and turbine buildings
No one should go to bed tonight without first reading this Bill Moyer's interview with Andrew Bacevich:
I'll try to give you a paragraph or two as a teaser but for some reason I'm having trouble pasting anything here.
The Harrimans' Golden Reward, as told by leighmf
It is not nice to frack Mother Nature. Eh, what? Hydraulic fracturing in Britain has caused two earthquakes? Just who the Frackers are should come as no surprise. I'll tell it first, then unveil the history.
The Frackers are the Harriman Walker CIA Carlyle Marriott Norfolk Southern Group of Trouble-Makers. In other words, their account 000's are wind and over the long haul, we pay their IOU's.
A Facebook friend shared a video clip from one of those cable news shout fests the other day. I watched it only because the subject was healthcare, which I have researched and written about quite a bit. The experience reminded me why I have long since stopped watching anything news related on television. The medium has nothing to do with truly informing the viewer or presenting real solutions.
PLEASE CHECK INTO THE MOVIE "BLOOD IN THE FACE" ON NETFLIX. GO TO MINUTE 109. LOOK AT WOMAN WITH GLASSES STARING INTO CAMERA, CHEERING. THIS IS AMERICA, I KNOW. WHO DOES IT LOOK LIKE TO YOU? WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUPPORT WHOEVER WE WANT BUT IF WE SUPPORT A WELL-KNOWN WHITE SUPREMACIST, DOESN'T THAT MEAN SOMETHING?
Radioactive water accumulating in Japan’s crippled Fukushima plant may start overflowing from service trenches in five days, potentially increasing the contamination from the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.
A late caller to Thom's program on Wednesday, 1 June, asked what kind of advice he could give his Palestinian wife concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Thom was unable to offer any guidance because the conflict is like peeling an onion. I agree with Thom, and I suggest we forget the onion. As I say at www.youtube.com/watch?v=II3dEJW9Mfk we (those who really support the concept of the Two-Nation policy) should be backing the idea of making more land to house the Palestinians as well as the Isr
In the rules of German pronunciation, the dipthong ie is pronounced as a long E, as in "Liebestraum" while ei is pronounced as a long I, as in "Einstein."
"Weiner" correctly pronounced in German would be "Viner" with a long I. Why choose to call oneself "Weener" vs. "Winer," especially when the less phallically associated choice is the correct choice?
Reference: Library of George Sidney Dane, conductor and Voice Teacher, Grand Lodge of Mass.
Reagan started his own revolution against the middle class and the poor in the first year of his Governorship of California. I even made the mistake of voting for him the first time. Big Blunder!! He came across as being this nice looking, old great guy; plus he was a good communicator, mostly because he read his lines perfectly!! Six months after voting for him I was trying to get him impeached for lying about the "dire straits Gov.Edmund Brown had CA in"; why we were $200million in the red, while Brown said the real figure was about $60 million. Ah, if o
Here is another useful Hamilton maxim on taxation: "Though it may be said, that on the principle of a reciprocal influence of prices, wheron the taxes are laid in the first instance, they will in the end be borne by all classes; yet it is of the greatest importance that no one should sink under the immediate pressure. The great art is to distribute the public burthens well and not suffer them, either first, or last, to fall too heavily upon parts of the community; else distress and disorder must ensue. A shock given to any