News Briefs 21-03-2013

Suddenly I’m hit

Is this darkness of the dawn

Thanks to Ziggy Stardust & Lord Summerisle

Quote of the Day:

"A friend and I were traveling in the English countryside when we both noticed a strange object hovering above a field. From then on I have come to take this phenomena seriously. I believe that what I saw was not an object, but a projection of my own mind trying to make sense of this quantum topological doorway into dimensions beyond our own. It's as if our dimension is but one among an infinite number of others."

~David Bowie

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Very interesting about the white rock found by Curiosity. However the image of Mount Sharp, Curiosity’s eventual destination was even better...

This 'white balanced' montage show a nice pale blue sky and fantastic detail, and if you look at the right hand side of the image you can see the 'road' up which presumably Curiosity will used to reach the summit...

Nostra

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Those idiot NASA artists have done it again! Now the cat's out of the bag!! ;)

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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The Georgia bigfoot photo looks suspect - like a guy in a muscle suit. There is still nothing like the Patterson-Gimlin footage which is not a guy a in a suit. It is still the most incontrovertible proof of the reality of bigfoot. Bigfoot is so ephemeral because it is transdimensional. These are forms that can cross back and forth between this dimension and a side dimension. This is the real "space program" of our times. Rocketry and telemetry have nothing to do with an exploration of "outer space."

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Right now I'm going with Who Forted's theory that it way an action figure scale toy being posed in front of a forest background.

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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he does have a nice ass LOL

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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Forget about Zumba & Pilates! Bigfoot could start his own workout TV show ;)

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It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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Ha!

some people have STRANGE eating habits

See video

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Talk about a hardy gut ;)

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CANADA HAS A NATIONAL FILM BOARD??!!
...my mind has been blown...

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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go to their website (http://www.nfb.ca/) and revel in the innovation and, heck, you'll be able to peer into 'Canadian Culture' :3

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I was waiting for this to hit TDG, I saw this on the news this past Monday. And I saw the show, and yes that actor looks like Obama. But before we attack the History Channel and prove further that people on the internet and Glenn Beck lack a life, can we fire that make-up crew? This poor actor, who probably respects Obama, now has to live with this for the rest of his life. "Good luck finding work from now on..." is what Beck should have said. Let us all congratulate him (Beck) yet again for being prime time tv's Loki and stirring the pot of hysteria. Yet again, another conspiracy theory is born, and yet again another reason to write a book :P

oi...I hate the internetz...

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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The actor is definitely the last person I'd blame for that SNAFU. The director, producers & production designers... don't these people read the news??

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i'd like to meet the guy who edited the piece and thought to himself "....ooo, he kinda looks like Obama..." *clicks approve*
...I'd also like to meet the guy who got fired over this...

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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LOL yeah, some heads must've rolled ;)

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LOL yeah, some heads must've rolled ;)

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I think the Obama demon is hilarious. Considering what Obama has done to the Constitution and his serial liefest I have no problem at all with representations of him that look demonic.

To wit:
BlackCommentator.com Editorial Board member and Columnist, Larry Pinkney, is a veteran of the Black Panther Party, the former Minister of Interior of the Republic of New Africa, a former political prisoner and the only American to have successfully self-authored his civil / political rights case to the United Nations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In connection with his political organizing activities in opposition to voter suppression, etc., Pinkney was interviewed in 1988 on the nationally televised PBS News Hour, formerly known as The MacNeil / Lehrer News Hour. For more about Larry Pinkney see the book, Saying No to Power: Autobiography of a 20th Century Activist and Thinker, by William Mandel [Introduction by Howard Zinn]. (Click here to read excerpts from the book.) Click here to view Larry’s interview of October 26, 2012. Click here to contact Mr. Pinkney

“It is both sad and simultaneously horribly fascinating to observe so many euphorically pinning their hopes and dreams on Barack Obama, a chameleon who speaks liberally of 'change' but who is, himself, beholden to the very same blood-sucking corporate vampires (including Lockheed and others) who are ravaging the people of America, and the entire planet...Many Black Americans and our Brown and Red sisters and brothers will, I fear, come to be deeply disappointed in Barack Obama, once he demonstrates who he really is. There will be no peace or justice under an Obama presidency. Even the majority of White Americans, with the exception of the corporate liberals and conservatives, may yet come to realize that Obama's interests are corporate interests; they are not the needs and interests of everyday people, who represent the overwhelming majority of this nation and the world.”
- Article titled, Barack Obama and the Euphoria of Madness, by Larry Pinkney, The Black Commentator – February 7, 2008 - Issue 263

It is now February 2013, and Common Dreams reports that Barack Obama has repeatedly demonstrated that he is the draconian 'Kill List,' drone missile, “war criminal” president of the United States. For these past years there has been, and continues to be, “no peace or justice under [the] Obama presidency.” The misleaders of the everyday people knew full well, or should have known, back in the years 2007 and 2008 that Barack Obama represented the systemic interests of the U.S. corporate/military power elite – not those of everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people. There was a wealth of information available (even in 2007 and 2008) that showed that Barack Obama was substantively no different from his predecessors in the White House – but the partisan 'progressive' and 'leftist' misleaders of the people chose to ignore it. Indeed, Barack Obama on his third day in office as U.S. president (in his first term), began slamming down predator drone missiles upon the people of Pakistan. Now, in 2013, Obama's blood-baths and systemic terror have only grown and intensified.

Moreover, these misleaders chose to ignore common sense, which indicated in 2007 and 2008 that (then aspiring U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama) would never have received the overwhelming support that he did from the U.S. corporate-stream media if he was not already a well-honed, Trojan Horse tool on behalf of the corporate/military elite of this political system. Furthermore, a significant portion of the so-called 'alternative' media also played an insidious role in bringing the U.S. Constitution-destroying, drone missile loving, war mongering, Barack Obama to political power in this nation.

Today, without bothering to acknowledge and fully explain their previous support for Barack Obama, and in a crass attempt to re-invent themselves and thereby maintain their perceived positions as 'progressive' spokespersons (who are in fact veiled misleaders); there are those who now ((in 2013) act as if they were never supporters of Obama - this war mongering, NDAA signing, 'Kill List,' drone missile U. S. president. In so doing, these fake leftists and phony 'progressives' should not be accorded the trust of the everyday people whom they have so opportunistically misled. They have been egregiously complicit in causing enormous harm and untold misery upon ordinary people of all colors in this nation and throughout Mother Earth. They must be exposed and held accountable.

Everyday ordinary Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people today remain the victims of corporate hegemony, deepening economic austerity, social injustice, and perpetual U.S. wars. Just as importantly however, knee-jerk 'liberals,' many so-called 'progressives,' and much of the 'Left' in this nation brazenly continue to show their hypocrisy and utter lack of principles as they support the unjust, amoral, and indefensible policies of Barack Obama at home and abroad. In a twist of morbid irony, some of these very same persons justifiably demand, and still demand, the prosecution of the war mongering Bush/Cheney regime of approximately five years ago. Yet, they virtually ignore the fact that there is a current war criminal in the White House in the person of Barack Obama, who has extended and expanded the reprehensible, despicable, and bloody policies of the previous Bush/Cheney regime. These persons are demonstrating that they are partisan political hypocrites and covert systemic gatekeepers, and they must be exposed and held accountable.

In a detailed February 11, 2013, article titled, DOJ Kill List Memo Forces Many Dems Out of the Closet as Overtly Unprincipled Hacks, by columnist and former constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald. Mr. Greenwald writes, in relevant part, “That many Democratic partisans and fervent Obama admirers are vapid unprincipled hacks willing to justify anything and everything when embraced by Obama – including exactly that which they pretended to oppose under George W. Bush – has also been clear for many years...In May, 2009, a once fervent Obama supporter, New York Times columnist Bob Herbert, wrote a column warning that Obama was embracing many of the worst Bush/Cheney abuses and felt compelled – in the very first sentence – to explain what should be self-evident: “Policies that were wrong under George W. Bush are no less wrong [my emphasis] because Barack Obama is in the White House.” The same month, former Bush DOJ official Jack Goldsmith – who provided the legal authorization for the illegal Bush NSA warrantless eavesdropping program – went to the New Republic to celebrate that Obama was not only continuing the core Bush/Cheney approach to terrorism, but even better (from his perspective), was strengthening those policies far beyond [my emphasis] what Bush could achieve by transforming Democrats from opponents of these policies into supporters...A whole slew of policies that would have triggered the shrillest of progressive condemnations under Bush – waging war after Congress votes against authorizing it, the unprecedented persecution and even torturing of whistleblowers, literally re-writing FOIA to conceal evidence of torture, codifying indefinite detention on U.S. soil – are justified or, at best, ignored...In other words Obama has embraced and expanded [my emphasis] the core premises of the Bush/Cheney global war on terror that Democrats so vehemently claimed to find offensive, radical, a “shredding of the Constitution.” And they are now supportive for one reason and one reason only: It's a Democratic president whom they trust – Barack Obama specifically doing it – rather than a Republican president whom they distrust. That is the very definition of vapid, unprincipled partisan hackdom, and it matters for several reasons...”

Be not misled. Neither the Democrat or Republican party's leadership have the interests and needs of the struggling everyday people of this nation and world at heart. Moreover, many of those who claim to be so-called progressives and/or leftists are, in fact, the stealthy fifth column of the Democratic party. Furthermore, the term 'liberal' has become substantively, both hollow and meaningless, in the context of U.S. politics.

It is time to recognize, expose, and call out the misleaders of the so called 'progressives' and much of the 'Left' for the de facto systemic gatekeepers that they actually are. It is time to create a new model: One of systemic change, that genuinely serves the needs, human rights, and aspirations of everyday ordinary people! Nothing less will do. Don't get fooled again!

Each one, reach one. Each one, teach one. Onward, then, my sisters and brothers. Onward!
BlackCommentator.com Editorial Board member and Columnist, Larry Pinkney, is a veteran of the Black Panther Party, the former Minister of Interior of the Republic of New Africa, a former political prisoner and the only American to have successfully self-authored his civil / political rights case to the United Nations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In connection with his political organizing activities in opposition to voter suppression, etc., Pinkney was interviewed in 1988 on the nationally televised PBS News Hour, formerly known as The MacNeil / Lehrer News Hour. For more about Larry Pinkney see the book, Saying No to Power: Autobiography of a 20th Century Activist and Thinker, by William Mandel [Introduction by Howard Zinn]. (Click here to read excerpts from the book.) Click here to view Larry’s interview of October 26, 2012. Click here to contact Mr. Pinkney

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if you have to bring American politics to TDG, could you not restrict yourself to a single sentance or paragraph?

Nostra

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Wasn't this thread "political" from the get go?

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But a brief quoted paragraph accompanied by a link would be most welcome next time ;)

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Point taken

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nice dissertation

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................