Friday, November 27, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Terri Schiavo

news from the UK.
This will also be dismissed as - nothing.
The first point, however, is:
If you love someone who is desperately ill,
you want to do everything reasonable
plus two crazy things.
Her future ex wanted to DNR her, but
the staff had to tell him it was illegal.
Who cared - who cried - for Terri?
Who went broke trying to help her?
Her parents lost everything.
He got matching Mercedes
and a new house.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Learned helplessness

Reaching for one too many stars.

Monday, November 16, 2009

New Currency

to be backed by opium.
Not the gold standard, but something besides nothing.

Fight them over here

vs. strong personal relationships [with] local populations
New York Times

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

We are all in this together

Barak Obama, talking about the Wall St bail out, or
socialism, for the rich.
We are all in what together?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

James Polk Silver Dollar

How fitting that, at this time, the US
would select a war-monger for its new
non-silver dollar.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


make you sick

Cindy Sheehan

on Facebook
If elections changed anything, they would be illegal
I hear that the administration is less popular
than King George was in 1776.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Looking for poppies in Afghanistan

RAWA provides some clues: [1] [2] [3]
on how to find them.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

What is the boiling point of terrorism?

Is it torture if you boil someone in water?
Uzbekistan. YouTube of ambassador Murray.
I know. It's old news.

Where I have been

I've been posting lately on the Arghand site, here.
If you do need an invitation to join, I can send one.

Iran misdirection

We concentrate on Iran's nuclear capabilities, which are irrelevant when they have oil, and neglect its kiloton range shipments of conventional arms into areas of conflict. See this post on the recent Israeli interdiction of weapons.
Is this misdirection on purpose? And if so, what is the purpose?